My health issues slowed me down a bit in April, which meant I had more time to relish in my most guilty of guilty pleasures: Crafting! Or more correctly, watching people craft. (I can’t do anything DIY or crafty worth a hill of beans.)
I found so much cool stuff, that I decided to show you some of my favorite finds! I am aware that as an author it’s a little odd I’m discussing an entirely different entertainment form, but all of these craft makers and creators were so comforting when I was feeling miserable, and I’m hoping they might be able to bring you a bit of joy today, too. (And don’t worry, I’m feeling a lot better now!)
So, let’s look at some of my favorite crafting/creating youtube channels!
To start our list, here’s Sweet Impact!
Sweet Impact is a cake making/decorating channel, in which our intrepid baker shows off his amazing decorating skills in one minute clips! Highly recommend if you’re stuck waiting for an appointment or in line to pick up your kiddo, particularly since his videos are perfectly formatted for cell phone viewing. (Also, Sweet Impact is kid safe!)
Up next we have one of my favorite seamstresses ever, Micarah Tewers!
Micarah serves the incredibly niche market of funny/entertaining sewing tutorials. Seriously, even if you have zero interest in learning how to sew, Micarah is bound to entertain you with her unique and quirky humor. She’s made a slew of Disney Princess dresses that I’m sure my fairy tale Champions will love, but I chose to share this particular tutorial of hers as many of you have shared with me that the Barbie movies are actually quite entertaining! (Micarah is also kid friendly!)
What about if you’re in the mood for something that’s more on the artistic and soothing side of crafting? I’ve got you covered with my next pick, Azukibean Hobbies
Azukibean Hobbies is based in Australia, and she does a lot of adorable and creative crafts, from making tiny books with washi tape, to DIY bookmarks! Her channel has a lot of bright colors and soothing music, with no talking at all–but she does have subtitles so make sure you turn those on! I particularly like this video I selected to share with this post, because the Book Nook kit she makes is available on Etsy! (There’s actually a slew of them, including a forest one with a massive deer that I’ve been eyeing up for months!) So if you’ve ever been interested in a book nook kit, this will give you a pretty good idea of the work that goes into them. (Azukibean is also 100% kid safe!)
For something equally as memorizing, but in a totally different crafting style, I recommend Royalty Soaps!
Royalty Soaps is run by the youtuber Katie–the Duchess of suds! She’s got lots videos with a wide variety soap designs–she’s done everything from Lord of the Rings to Disney Princess designs, more recently she did a cow soap, and she’s also done a series of Studio Ghibli soaps! Royalty Soaps is perfect to have playing in the background if you’re cooking/cleaning, or to watch if you’re just relaxing after a long day of work! (Royalty soaps is fully kid safe!)
Finally, we have one of the most well known DIY-ers/crafters team in the nerd realm, Nerd Forge!
Nerd Forge is a Norwegian couple-team, and they do everything from giant model replicas of castles, to book bindings, book nooks, resin casting, cosplay props, and more. If you want to see amazing crafts that most of us mere mortals couldn’t possibly hope to recreate, this is your channel! Their creations–and the work they do to bring them to life–are amazing! Important: Nerd Forge gets a PG-13 rating for swearing!
Do you have any crafters/DIY-ers you like to watch–or even projects of your own? Leave a comment down below to share! Until next time, thanks for reading, Champions!