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Best of the Web No. 8

07
May

For this weeks Best of the Web we have another great bunch of bloggers. Each of these blogs feature amazing bloggers, features, and crafts. We even have a blogger who works with glass and creates some really amazing pieces. That is not something you see every day! This week, our bloggers come from all over the world. We have one blogger from India and a few from England as well! Each of these bloggers really makes some amazing work. We hope you find some great ideas from each of this weeks bloggers!

Papermice

I work with glass and a range of salvaged textures to produce wall-hangings, glass work layered over inky illustrations and jewelry . My work is created from fragments of memories, experiences and images, of light and texture and color. Papermice is my sketchbook, a place where I chart my journey, progress, frustrations (often!), things that inspire me and my  irritatingly slow progress. -Kathryn

Id Rather be in India

My blog came into being four years ago, as a visual diary for myself, friends and students. India has fascinated me since I was a child. I visit at least once a year. So much inspiration from textiles to architecture, and, of course, color. I have been fortunate to spend time with dyers, stitchers and block printers who generously gave their time and answered many questions! -Tiggy

Enchanted Ladybug Creations

My Blog is called Enchanted Ladybug creations..My Moms nickname for me has always been Ladybug and I’ve pretty much been crafty since childhood, she would always tell me Ladybug, you make the most enchanting creations..lol So the Name just made sense..lol Here you will mostly find my current love /obsession with card making, paper-crafting and learning new techniques, that I share along the way.  I Love a great many different styles and love to share my learning journey with all of them in hopes that I might inspire other fellow crafty minded folks and bring a smile to their faces in the process. -Shannon

Sarah Wright Designs

My blog is dedicated to all things crafty! I have always had a passion for card-making, incorporating various techniques. So I decided to put my ideas to good use and teach others what I love. I hold four card-making and scrap-booking lessons each week. Two years ago I joined the blogging world and have been addicted ever since! I post new card ideas nearly every day, as well as altered art projects. I also sell my creations on Etsy, and will soon be opening up my on-line store, www.craftallday.co.uk. Please come and check it out in the near future! :) -Sarah

Silly Stitching

As it says in my header, the blog contains the thoughts and meanderings of a retired teacher who enjoys quilting in the land of good enough. I do write about quilting but often veer off and write observations of people, events and memento’s that pop into my head. It is somewhat like the little boy in The Family Circus cartoon. Many stops along the way. I share the quilting of my friends in the Good Enough Quilters and also quilting projects of my own. I also share other craft projects like the box seen in the picture above. That was a really fun project. I love having the outlet to share these things with others and equally enjoy reading other blogs. -Nancy

13 Woodhouse Road

Hi. I am Shruti. Born in India. Studied to be an Architect. Started my practice. Took a break. Got married. Started practice again. Took a break. Had a lovely kid Aadi. Started job. Took a break. Learned to quilt. And now nothing breaks except my thread. My blog, 13 Woodhouse Road, is not only a display of the quilts I make, but is an insight into my journey as a quilter, and even as a mother. Living in India and not getting the usual quilting supplies easily has been a task that I have managed to overcome! Ive even started an India Modern Quilt Guild! Come and join me on this journey! -Shruti

There you have it for this week! Many of us crafters find ourselves starting to make our own clothing. It may just be for fun, but it is always great when you can wear pieces that you have made. For those of us who don’t have mannequins readily available to us, some wire dress forms are a nice way to practice our clothing making abilities. They are relatively inexpensive considering how long they will last you, and may be just what you need to get your fashion juices flowing! Until next week, take care.

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Best of the Web No. 23

24
Sep

Crafts are for everyone to enjoy. It’s amazing what you can craft with recycled goods and materials around your home! Each one of this week’s features are full of amazing, entertaining, and heartfelt crafts perfect for anyone of any age. With the arrival of summer, enjoy your downtime with unlimited fun and learning with these super quick crafts. These crafts are great ideas for summertime arts and crafts. Show your kids how to use their imaginations with these easy-to-do tutorials!

Meadowbrook

 

Meadowbrook is the first place I remember living as a little girl.  The name sparks happy memories of my childhood which include my mother teaching me to embroider at 5 years of age, my aunt teaching me to cross stitch at 9, and learning to quilt at 18.  Meadowbrook the blog is a place for me to share my love of all things handmade, whether it be knit, crocheted, cross stitched, embroidered, or quilted.  The more I share my projects with others the more inspired I am in my creative endeavors.  Please join me at Meadowbrook. – Kristen

Janet’s Joy

 

I started my blog, Janet’s Joy, to share my craft of scrapbooking. It is very aptly named since this craft definitely gives me joy. On my blog you will find scrapbook pages, cards and some altered art that I have created for all my design team duties. You can find links to these sites on my blog where you can also find my tutorials and step by step instructions. You will find me every day creating in my scraproom in Ontario, Canada. It has really become an obsession for me and of course brings me “joy”. I hope that you will stop by and say hello :) – Janet

Little Miss Littleness

 

Hi there, my name is Chari and I like to make bright and happy cards. You will find my creations are typically cute and fun and have a whimsical style. I like incorporating cute images, fun sentiments and bright colors. I enjoy sharing projects that will hopefully brighten someone’s day. My favorite part of crafting is trying new things, learning how to look at my supplies in a different way and being inspired by others. I started my blog in December 2010 as an outlet for my creativity away from my everyday job, and since then I have made many friends and joined some wonderful design teams. – Chari

 

Zack’s Nana’s Creative Imagination

My blog is one of my creative outlets. I like to include posts about cards I’ve made and new techniques I am trying out. I also like to feature posts about my life, from my family to my friends to a good book I’ve read or even a new recipe I’ve tried. I speak of where I am from and where I live. My hope is that through my blog I can inspire someone, even if it is just one person. – Betty

Hand Stamped Style

Howdy! I am Erin Gonzales, and I LOVE paper crafting! I have a passion for card making and scrapbooking and a NEW fondness for digital crafting as well! I share many of my creations on my little blog for all to enjoy.  I have been crafting with paper since 2007 and love to help others find their happiness in paper crafting. It is one of my happiest moments when someone tries paper crafting for the first time and is bitten by the crafting bug. I hope that you find a bit of inspiration by visiting my blog and join me in the art of paper and digital crafting. – Erin

thINKspot

 

My name is Marelle Taylor and I’ve been papercrafting for over 15 years. I’ve been a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator for the past six of those, a community that I love being part of. I started my blog, thINKspot, as a way to share my papercraft creations with the world. I’d love you to stop by, and I hope my creations inspire you to create and share your own work. Happy stamping! – Marelle

 

 

 

With all these amazing craft tutorials, all your crafting can get carried away with all the necessary tools, accessories and embellishments you may have to complete your projects. A canvas craft duffle will help keep your tools in place whether you’re stationed at home or plan to travel and share your wonderful craft ideas with others. We hope you’ve found inspiration with these one-of-a-kind craft designs. Till next time, happy crafting!

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Best of the Web No. 7

08
May

This week’s Craft Corners Best of the Web is jam packed full of amazing crafters. This week we have bloggers that come from all different backgrounds, and post about all sorts of different things. We have an art and illustration blog, a blog about furniture design, scrapbooking albums,  quilting, and fabric dyeing. Each of these blogs is a blast to look through and before you know it, you will have spent hours getting lost in them! Just click on the blog titles to get the the blogs, and find some great crafting ideas!

Amanda Laurel Atkins in a Canary Forest

 

My blog has become a kind of documentation of my entire art career. I began this blog my junior year of art school and it’s been a labor of love ever since. It tells the story of everything I’ve been through art-wise (and otherwise) and feels like the little “house” that holds my Etsy shop, portfolio, and so on. I post my paintings, sketchbook drawings, and photos of my travels and findings. In addition to posting my own art, I like to keep a running log of all the things that inspire me – vintage clothes, old authors and actresses, animals, beautiful pictures, and Boston. It’s led me to some amazing friendships. -Amanda

551 East Furniture Design

 

Here at 551 East we believe that furniture helps make a house a home. It gives a place to gather, to build memories, to listen and to live. We take furniture that is no longer wanted, and transform it into something beautiful for your home. -Julia

Dream, Create, and Share

Dream, Create and Share…where dreamin’ up ideas, creating fun projects and sharing them with you is the goal. I mostly create scrapbooking mini albums, but am not limited to just albums. Sometimes I share free tutorials but you can also purchase PDF tutorials on the projects I do. -Tammy

Count it *all* Joy

 

Count it *all* Joy!!! is my space to blog about quilting and crafting, with a very healthy dose of life tossed in for good measure.  Especially now that grandbabies are in the picture!  I love quilting and the joy it gives me and I enjoy sharing the processes, tools, fabrics and ideas that I have.  Being a full-time RVer adds to the spice and craziness of it all.  I am blessed beyond measure and try to share that in my (semi) daily journaling. -Denise

 

Alamosa Quilter

 

 

Alamosa Quilter is my little corner of the internet where I share things I am working on and things I find interesting. Occasionally I share a recipe or some family happenings, but mainly it is about quilting and sewing. I make both traditional quilts and art quilts and enjoy both hand and machine quilting. I try to make and donate one charity quilt per month and share links to and tutorials of good charity quilt patterns. I also love bags and have a growing collection of bags I have made as well as patterns of bags I’d like to make.  -Lynn

If you are a parent who crafts, you probably have already learned that your little ones like to craft as well. Since they probably don’t have as many supplies as you do, you can consider getting them an art caddy to hold all their things. They are the perfect size for kids and are perfect for organizing paint supplies, yarn, or anything else your little crafter may need!

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