Monday, June 2, 2008

and the winner is...

Congratulations Daphne - you've won the pair of earrings!

Thank you to everyone who has entered - and keep watching, because there are more contests coming up :-)

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Artsy bloggers round-up

Artsy bloggers roundup

image source: Stock.xchg

Friday, May 30, 2008

Friday photo inspiration

CIMG3697, originally uploaded by Matt & Helen Hamm.

What a spectacular place for a wedding!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Artsy bloggers round-up

Artsy bloggers roundup

Be gone foul wasp!
Noreen crocheted fake wasp nest to trick the wasps and yellow jackets into staying away from her home. Let’s hope it works!

Freaky Friday #66
A great visual journal writing prompt.

Is this a Blog? Or is it a Website??
Are you confused by the distinction between a blog and a website? Eileen tries to sort things out for you.

Layers Upon Layers
Torn paper landscapes are super-simple backgrounds for collage!

Review: Last-Minute Fabric Gifts
This junk book helps you transform clothing you no longer wear into fun gifts like recycled sweater hats.

Sewing a wasp decoy?
ChloĆ« was inspired by Noreen’s crocheted wasp decoy to try sewing a fabric wasp nest.

image source: Stock.Xchg

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

contest reminder - there's still time to enter!

There's just over a week to enter to win these glass dangle earrings - just remember to read the instructions before you enter!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Artsy bloggers round-up

Artsy bloggers roundup

I'm sorry about the lack of posting this week - but when you check out my link from Tangled Thread, I think you'll see why! I've been elbow deep in hand-sewing, but it's done and I'll be back this week with a brand-new tutorial and free pattern!

1000 Journals Project
Links to the amazing 1000 Journals Project, in case you’ve missed it so far.

How Will the Orphan Works Bill Affect Ownership of Your Art & Written Work?
Mary Emma at Quilting and Patchwork wonders what you think of the proposed Orphan Works Bill in the US Congress and how it will affect artists, writers, and artisans.

Layers Upon Layers
The incredibly talented Judy Coates Perez has done an artist profile for Layers Upon Layers!

Make Embellishments From Aluminum Cans
If you have a die cut machine and some pretty cans, you can make your own embellishments. Just don’t cut yourself to ribbons while you’re making them!

Organizing and storage of a yarn stash
Noreen Crone-Findlay has posted pics of some of the ways that she organizes and figures out storage solutions for her yarn stash. Here’s the link….

Preserve Your Precious Photos
If you save precious photos on your computer, you need to know about Carbonite online backup subscription service.

The completed memorial textiles
Chloe, from Tangled Thread had finished the memorial textiles created in honor of her grandmother.

Vacation Scrapbook Planter from Sour Cream Container
Reuse a sour cream container as a planter and scrapbook all in one.

image source: Stock.Xchg

Friday, May 16, 2008

Friday photo inspiration

102_123504_079022202809.jpg, originally uploaded by meow8dotcom.

I love seeing people who include their animals in their wedding ceremony. One of my dogs ended up being our honorary ring-bearer when my DH & I got married last summer! We decided to leave the parrot at home though - I didn't think that she would make a very good flower girl...