Useful resources: crafty places
There are many websites where crafters can share their projects with the world. This is a great way to show off your craft skills or to find inspiration. I have found five big websites like this. If you know more (especially in other languages than English), please do let me know!
Cut Out + Keep (http://cutoutandkeep.net) is a very lively and crowded website with all kinds of projects. It’s fun because there is a lot of weird stuff, people also post results of their experiments with melting plastic or some other activity. It is very easy to post step-by-step projects – they have a nice template for that. And if you already have your projects posted elsewhere on the internet, you can just submit a link. In several hours some mysterious human being behind the scene will put your project through the template and publish it on Cut Out+Keep website. Though the website gets a little tiring after a while as you get overwhelmed by bad photography.
Craftster (http://www.craftster.com) is an oldie – it started in 2003. Craftster uses forums – a slightly less convenient form for projects and how-tos. Although all forums are organised in categories and have an explanatory post, browsing through projects is a little challenging. The place is very popular nonetheless and there are all kinds of activities (like swaps and contests) going on.
Getcrafty.com (http://www.getcrafty.com) has an original mix of forums, blogs and picture galleries. If you are a member, you can have your (crafty)blog there, make a picture gallery, participate in forums and edit articles in their crafty wiki. There are not so many pictures on the website because forums are mainly text and most people do not use the blog possibility. Posting your projects there of find how-tos is not so easy, but of course there are plenty good ideas you can find on the forums.
CraftBits (http://www.craftbits.com) is a very neat website with free projects, craft videos and competitions. You can submit your project using a template and the Craftbits ladies will decide whether or not to publish and may decide to give your project a different name. They may even pay you for your submission (follow the guidelines on the website to qualify).
Busymitts (http://www.busymitts.com) was originally a knitting site, but grew to be a general crafts website. They have a nice template to post your projects and searching for projects is quite easy and rewarding. Not all projects have a how-to, though.