Craft Buds Sewing with oilcloth is fresh and fun, and these sandwich bags will help you reduce waste! There's a little debate over whether or not laminated fabrics are safe for food. Do you know a food-safe alternative?
Craftside- A behind-the-scenes peek at our crafty world This week at Craftside there is Year of the Rabbit knit pattern based on the kanji of the Chinese zodiac, a tutorial on how to make a hollow lampwork glass bead along with a chance to win a copy of the book- The Glass Artist's Studio Handbook it's from, a call for entries and a free cute clip art crab perfect for summer art.
Cross Stitch at About.com You're the Designer! See what Irene did with Connie's Hummingbird Outline chart and try your own hand at designing and stitching too.
Eileen - The Artful Crafter Here are a couple of ways to make hybrid cards to match a gift. Gift baskets of all sorts make lovely eye-appealing gift packages. Coordinating the elements is easier than you may think.
Lindsay Sews Have you ever tried the quilt-as-you-go method? Lindsay wraps up a rainbow ticker-tape quilt this week and experiments with a disco-floor layout.
Mixed Media Artist Cyndi has finished piecing and stitching her little bird quilt top, and now she needs advice on what to do with it!
Craftside-A behind-the-scenes peek at a crafty world This week at Craftside there is a tutorial on how to use spray starch to make a hand applique, a recipe for white chocolate cranberry blondies, tips on carving your own rubber stamps from the book Unfurling.
Crafty Princess Diaries To give her hands a little bit of a break, Tammy is checking out the possibilities of loom knitting.
Cross Stitch at About.com Great gifts for Dad for Father's Day or any other day. Do you stitch for Father's Day? Vote in the poll and let us know.
Eileen - The Artful Crafter Most silk scarf painting/dying is done with a stretcher frame. But if you donâ€™t want to spend the money on a stretcher and are not planning a detailed design, this easy dye method can yield beautiful results as well.
Mixed Media Artist Cyndi continues her experiment using an antique trading card for quilt inspiration!
A few posts ago (HERE) I posted about some great fabric flag banners I found at Target. Since then I have borrowed my friend Kris' idea and turned my faded patio umbrella into a festive umbrella! I first sprayed them with PYM II to protect and seal them from fading then I used a regular stapler and stapled them onto my umbrella. This picture shows just one strand of flags, but to finish the entire umbrella it took 3 1/2 strands of flags.
Craft Buds Need to whip up a Father's Day gift? Craft Buds has a roundup of free sewing patterns for Father's Day, including a tie, an ebook reader cover and an interesting hat.
Craftside- A behind-the-scenes peek at our crafty world This week at Craftside there are two chances to score yourself copies of cooking and crafting books just by leaving a comment, a free eyeglass box template, along with a "ransom type" quote embellished mirror, step-by-step comic
drawing and inside peeks into Astounding Knits! in honor of World Wide Knitting Day (this Saturday).
I stumbled upon these fabric flag banners at Target
the other day in the Party isle. If your a banner lover like me who doesn't really like to sew these are perfect to buy and embellish! There were, I believe, 8 different styles and they're only $3.99....even if you loved sewing you really can't beat the price!
Craftside-A behind-the-scenes peek at a crafty world This week at Craftside there are tips on fixing pressing errors, how to write a book proposal interview with Jennifer Worick, 2 free heart clip art images, a fun recycled rebus affirmation project and info on two events with author of Painted Pages, Sarah Ahearn
Cross Stitch at About.com Connie's free Musical Notes Collection will be the perfect patterns to use for a project to give to a musically inclined person.
Eileen - The Artful Crafter Come along for a virtual visit to Caracas, Venezuela, where Artist Patty Sucre decoupages and sells beautifully-crafted trays, boxes and other wooden items. Que maravillosos!
BOOK GIVEAWAY Enter to win a 1 signed book by leaving a comment telling me what you like about the Steampunk style AND mentioning this giveaway on your blogs, twitter or facebook, and/or by follow me...each time you do this you will have your name entered again provided you leave a separate comment for each type of entry and a link back to where you posted it.
The Winner will be announced on July 2nd, 2011
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