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Best of the Web No. 17

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Craft Corners Best of the WebWe’ve been so lucky to have been immersed in crafting inspiration these last few weeks and now we’re back with even more exquisite crafting designs! From stuffed toys to yarn projects and back to more paper crafting ideas, this week’s features are nothing short of the word spectacular. Throw in some inspiration and some crafty know-hows and voila- you’ve got some crafty items for your home and for your kids. But enough explanation and on to my favorite part…

Bears of Bath

Bears of Bath

Hi, I’m Carol Birkeland-Green (Bears of Bath) and I am a Teddy Bear Artist working in the UK.   I have been creating bears since 2006. My Blog allows me to share my new creations with everyone, giving them a sneak preview of what bears will soon be available for adoption. I am proud to say that I have just won A British Bear Artist Award, for my miniature Mohair and Faux Fur Bear, Popcorn in the Miniature Undressed section. Later this year, I will be exhibiting at my first Teddy Bear Show in September at Hugglets in London, which is such exciting news. My bears have appeared in many Teddy Bear Magazines and are sold all over the world. I hope you enjoy visiting my Blog and smile at the collection of bears which inhabit it. – Carol

A Toast To Altered Art

A Toast to Altered Art

My blog is exactly what its name says: a toast to altered art.  And the sky is the limit as far as I am concerned.  I post scrapbook layouts, promos for the technique classes I teach at the LSS and for the classes I teach at paper arts weekend retreats.  I often include how-to tutorials on my blog, sharing what works for me and what does not.  There are product reviews and projects I have ‘under construction”.  I specialize in vintage, shabby chic and all things old and beloved. – Jules

PaperTurtle

Paper Turtle

Hi there! I’m Deb from PaperTurtle. I’d love to have you visit my blog where I share my love of paper, food, fabric, nature, yarn, stories, and little bits of random. And oh yeah, I do love my camera too! I think my readers would tell you that they never know what they’re going to see on my blog. One day I’m posting a mini-book tutorial, the next day I’m cooking up something in my kitchen, and the next I’m showing photos of our new pet turtle. Oh, and stories? I have a few of those to tell too. I hope you’ll come to visit me and see what I’m up to on this day! – Deb

Jenni Bowlin Studio Inspiration Blog

Jenni Bowlin Studio Inspiration Blog

We happily call our site The Inspiration Blog because inspiration is what we strive to provide to our customers. Jenni Bowlin is the founder and creative force behind our work, and the site is centered around her paper crafting lines designed with a vintage twist.  This lovingly aged aspect can also be found in our kit club, JBS Mercantile, as well as our bimonthly online flea market. Swing by The Inspiration Blog for a variety of paper crafting, altered art, cardmaking, and home decor ideas. You’re sure to be inspired! – Doris

Sweet Paper Treats

Sweet Paper Treats

Sweet Paper Treats is my little place where I share with my readers my love of paper crafting in the form of scrapbooking, card making, and more. When you stop by my blog you’ll see an array of paper crafted projects in an assortment of styles, from clean and simple to quirky and messy and everything in between. I also share bits and pieces of my family life and my new found photography hobby. I’m always growing and changing as a crafter, so my blog is ever changing and evolving as well. I love to connect with others and make new friends, so please do stop by and say hello! – Brenda.

Creations by a Butterfly

Creations by a Butterfly

Creations by a Butterfly was born in 2007, it is thanks to my eldest daughter that my creative side has been unleashed, I was always quite artistic at school but was never able to peruse it.  I like to think that my blog allows me to share my creations, ideas, tips and techniques as well as inspire others.  You can see many creative ideas on my page from handmade cards to hand decorated candles, scrapbooking to SMASH*ing. – Katrina

Illustrations by Koosje Koene

Illustrations by Koosje Koene

If you visit my blog you will find my ‘stage’ for the creations I make. These are mostly drawings and illustrations. I try to experiment on different styles and materials and participate in online and offline projects of which I post the developments and results. I like to see my blog as a dynamic, positive, artistic and -hopefully- inspiring place. – Koosje

A Creative Need

Crafty Creations Challenges

My blog, A Creative Need,  began with a need to express my passion for arts and crafts in a new way! I have been a paper crafter for many years, and have enjoyed many styles of cardmaking using both rubber and digtial stamps. I love sharing what I create, often including tutorials for paper craft projects and cards, on my blog and at Custom Crops as one of their designers.

 On my blog you will notice that I recently merged my love of drawing with my need for images, by digitizing my own artwork. My style is most often influenced by everyday moments, with an occasional flare for whimsy!  You can see my digital stamp images at acreativeneed.etsy.com and at Squigglefly. I am happy to be on this creative journey. I continue to learn so much from other online bloggers, and I so enjoy sharing my projects, tutorials and images with this crafting community! Thank you for inviting me to share here at Craft Corners! – Deena.

Farbenfreude

Farbenfreude

Hi! I’m Alessa and I blog at Farbenfreude, which is German for “joyfully colored”. In real life I’m a medstudent, so sewing, knitting and crafting are my creative outlets. The thing I love most about sewing my own garments – mostly dresses, to be honest – is that aside from the creativity of matching patterns and fabric, and the manual labor that is sewing, in the end I actually get to wear colorful, polka-dotted, cute dresses that put a smile on my face all day. – Alessa

Counterfeit Kit Challenge

Counterfeit Kit Challenge

On the 5th of every month here at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog, we will choose a kit from a popular kit club (for inspiration) and challenge you to create a “counterfeit kit”, using just the supplies you already own. In addition to our “counterfeit” challenge, we will also include a few other challenges (to actually USE these kits), a few tutorials (for creating your own embellishments), and a blog hop (toward the end of the month for everyone to SHARE their “counterfeit kits” and their creations)! – Bethany

 There’s a ton of wonderful ideas to do with kids that are fun, easy, and enjoyable for grown-ups, too! Unfinished wood crafts are ideal for home decor projects, holiday ornaments and decorations, or handmade gifts that will add charm to any room. The possibilities are endless and the end results are unbelievable. We hope you’ve found inspiration with each of these amazing crafters. Till next week, happy crafting!

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4 Responses to “Best of the Web No. 17”

  1. [...] April 25, 2012 by sweetpapertreats Hey all! I’m working on a post about random stuff, plus a peek into my craft space, but I wanted to just pop in here real quick and let you know that I’m being featured today on the Craft Corners blog in a feature that they call The Best of the Web. [...]

  2. Ali
    25Apr

    what a cool site and so many talented bloggers out there! How wonderful to have a place to go and see what is going on in the crafty world :0)

  3. Deena
    25Apr

    Thanks for the feature! I am going to visit the others now!
    smiles,Deena

  4. [...] was featured at CRAFT CORNERS on their BEST OF THE WEB weekly post! Yay!  There are several features including…JENNI [...]

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