About Make Fun Creating

A Very Brief History

Crafts by Scott Bedford

Early Beginnings

By Scott Bedford, Illustrator, Author

I have been drawing machines, gadgets and contraptions since I first watched Wacky Races cartoons as a kid. When I was old enough to use my Father's workshop without cutting my hand off, I started making things as well... rat catchers, bubble machines and shed-top turbines, to name a few.

Blogging Success

In 2010, while working as a Creative Director, I started sharing craft projects on a blog called 'What I Made' (the previous name of this blog). The unique hand drawn instructions quickly gained attention and within a year my blog had won two prestigious Webby Awards.

Book Deal

Off the back of the Webby Award success, I was approached by Workman in New York to author and illustrate a craft book for Dads. Made by Dad: 67 Blueprints for Making Cool Stuff (2013) went on to be translated into two foreign languages, and over 120k copies were sold.

More Books

Two more books followed, Mega-Maze Adventure! and Made by Papa Outdoor. The latter is the follow-up to the best selling German edition of Made by Dad, and launched with two accompanying craft sets.

What's Next

Having just completed book three, I am now working on new book ideas, developing my own product range and working on illustration commissions. If you'd like to discuss opportunities, use the chat button below.

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