Saturday, May 31, 2008

Artsy bloggers round-up

Artsy bloggers roundup

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

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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.

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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...

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Artsy bloggers round-up

Artsy bloggers roundup

A quick and easy market bag to crochet for ‘WOW MOM’s!
Noreen Crone-Findlay designed a quick and fun market bag in honor of all the Wow Moms out there. And it’s good for dear old mother earth, too!

Decoupage a Byzantine Cross Pendant
Eileen shares instructions for a decoupage Byzantine cross pendant made from cardboard - of all things!

Digital Photomontage Demonstration
Links to a simple photomontage tutorial.

Glorious Gourd Decorating
A quick review on a great resource for gourd decorating.

Layers Upon Layers
Take one cheap piece of felt and transform it into “leather”!

Gadget Wish List for Quilters
Mary Emma at Quilting and Patchwork wonders what you have on your dream list of quilting gadgets

Spring-time felt flowers
Inspire kids to start sewing with this easy felt flower from Tangled Thread

Wooden craft boxes as wedding favors
Chloe from the Creative Bride suggests painting charming & inexpensive wooden boxes to give as wedding favors

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Friday, May 9, 2008

Friday photo inspiration

Casamento na praia, originally uploaded by Luís Guilherme.

You don't need to do a lot of decoration if your ceremony location is as beautiful as this one is!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

wedding favor ideas - painted wooden boxes

Are you looking for an easy, inexpensive, handmade wedding favor? How about little painted wooden boxes? The box I painted for this sample cost a grand total of $1.50 at my local craft store (the big one that starts with the letter "M"). Paint? $3.50 per bottle... plus a little time. You can monogram the boxes or decoupage them to match your wedding theme.

Don't forget that the earring contest is still on!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Artsy bloggers round-up

Artsy bloggers roundup

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Friday, May 2, 2008

Friday photo inspiration

an unfortunately ruined dress, originally uploaded by tarts larue.

It's cool, grey and rainy... and your wedding is due to start - what's a girl to do? Grab a fabulous umbrella and enjoy your day!

Friday photo inspiration

Covered bridge, originally uploaded by photosavvy.

Friday photo inspiration

Could it be raining?, originally uploaded by kit.