Craftbits.com Recognized as One of the World’s Best Web Sites

Craftbits.com Celebrates 10 Years of Providing Craft Ideas for Parents, Teachers, Therapists and Craft Enthusiasts with More Robust, Feature-Packed Site

Online PR News – 24-August-2009 – – Craftbits.com, recently recognized by the BBC as one of the world’s best Web sites, is a leading arts and crafts Web site that caters to parents, teachers, youth, therapists and craft enthusiasts. This month, to celebrate its 10-year anniversary, the founders have unveiled a newly relaunched site, with a sleek new look and increased functionality. The site, visited by more than 300,000 each month, is one of craft enthusiasts’ premier online communities for handmade gift ideas, holiday decorations, kids’ and art therapy projects and connecting with other craft lovers.

“Craftbits.com was born from the desire to teach, share and promote creative expression,” said Shellie Wilson, founder and owner. “The site has grown so much over the last 10 years, and we’re now able to offer a variety of creative resources that impact the lives of people of all ages on a daily basis through the tradition of arts and crafts.”

Whether looking for handmade holiday gift ideas or projects to engage and entertain children of all ages, Craftbits.com features some of the most innovative scrapbooking ideas, paper crafts, sewing crafts, therapy crafts and jewelry making projects, among others, on the world wide web. Relaunching this month, the new site features a sleeker design, improved search functionality and improved navigation for projects. To help promote a more interactive community, users can now develop a personalized user page with a gravatar, which highlights projects they’ve viewed, followed or submitted for comments. Site registration is free, and can be completed in a few, simple steps.

Craftbits.com archives both craft projects provided by the site owners and now features a user submitted project gallery. Some of the site’s most popular crafts include the Jar of Nothing, Sock Monkey and Bra Purse, which is often used to promote Breast Cancer awareness. Other craft projects, such as the Spooky Shower Curtain, Pencil Angel and Felted Snowman Ornament are often made for holiday decorations. The site also offers many ideas for handmade holiday gifts, especially ideal this year for creative families on a budget.

“We’re extremely proud that our site is a quality resource for parents, kids, professionals and hobbyists all over the world,” said Wilson. “We look forward to the continued support and feedback from our site’s users, and we remain committed to using their input as a roadmap as we continue on this fun and rewarding journey.”

To view the new Web site, craft project archives, or to sign up for the site’s newsletter, visit www.craftbits.com. The site also offers more than a dozen open competitions with prizes courtesy of Craftbits.com sponsors.

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