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Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Fall Decorating Fun Free Tutorials, E-Patterns, and E-Books by Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals

Fall is one of my favorite seasons of the year and it pleases me immensely to ponder which Fall decorations to display this year. Truth be told I've made a lot of them.  I simply can't help it - I love to decorate.

If you do, too, you'll be happy to know that we have several free tutorials, e-patterns, and e-books to help with your Fall decorating.  Just click the links below. Enjoy!

Sunday, October 02, 2016

Adorable Halloween Softie's by Lisa Bunting Thoms of Q.D. Patooties

Onr of my all time favorite softies designers is Lisa Bunting Thoms of Q.D. Patooties.  Here's a few of her Halloween softies that are just too adorale to resist:

Please respect Lisa's TERMS OF USE:  My FREE tutorials, patterns, and how-to's are for personal use only and are not not intended for commercial use. They may not be copied, reprinted, emailed, or reproduced and distributed in any manner without my permission.

Lisa's Bio: Lisa is a professional teddy bear artist selling heirloom quality collectible bears to Adults and has been making bears professionally since November 1997. Her creations have been nominated for several Awards including the TITA, Teddy Bear Scene Reader's Choice Awards and the Ace Awards. They've also been included on a regular basis in many of the major doll and crafts magazines.

Copyright © 2007-2016 - All Rights Reserved - Lisa Bunting Thoms of Q.D. Patooties

Halloween Craft- Lantern Free Tutorial by Alisa Burke of Alisa Burke

If you're looking for a colorful and unique Halloween decoration you'll enjoy the tutorial that Alisa Burke has on her Alisa Burke - Redefine Creativity blog for creating a Halloween Lantern.

Halloween Craft- Lantern Tutorial

Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Alisa Burke of Alisa Burke.

Here's what Alisa had to say about her tutorial: With fall in full swing I am continuing to post tutorials that are inspired by the season and today is another alternative Halloween project. I think it is pretty evident that I believe that ANYTHING can be transformed with a little paint!

Please respect Alisa's TERMS OF USE:  I work really hard to come up with my art, tutorials, ideas, classes, inspiration and more. Please understand that everything I post on my blog is for your personal use only - not for resale or redistribution. Please contact me if you are interested in using anything that I share online-thank you!!!

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Alisa's Bio: Alisa Burke is a freelance painter and mixed media artist who studied fine art at Portland State University. With a background in painting and printmaking, a desire to explore and push materials, Alisa is always looking for new ways to break the rules and redefine art. She draws inspiration from street art, graffiti, art history and fashion and it is not uncommon to find her digging through the trash in hopes of recycling something unique use in her artwork.

Alisa’s paintings have been exhibited in a variety of galleries and her handmade, painted accessories are carried in a number of boutiques across the country. Her artwork has been featured in publications such as Cloth Paper Scissors, Quilting Arts, Where Women Create, Somerset Studios’ Haute Handbags, Art Doll Quarterly, and the University of San Diego Magazine. In addition to making art, Alisa teaches a variety of workshops nation wide. Alisa appeared as a guest artist on the DIY Network show Craft Lab and book Canvas Remix was released in spring 2008.

Copyright © 2005-2010 - All Rights Reserved - Alisa Burke of Alisa Burke.

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Cheap Trash Bag Halloween Decorating Free Tutorial by Jessica Jones

Are you looking for a cheap and easy way to decorate for your Halloween party this year? If so you'll want to check out Jessica Jones cheap trash bag Halloween decorating idea.

Copyright © 2011- All Rights Reserved - Written By  Jessica Jones of Jessica Jones.

Here's what Jessica had to say about her tutorial:  In a burst of festivity, I decided we should have some Halloween decorations in the house. Something 1) dramatic, 2) super cheap, and 3) didn't require me to go to the store. Behold: trash bag spiderwebs.

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Copyright © 2011 - All Rights Reserved - Jessica Jones of Jessica Jones. Jessica is a professional graphic and textile designer.

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Needlepoint Witch Hat Pattern and Tutorial By June Crawford of A Creative Dream

I just LOVE needlepoint and LOVE Halloween so I was thrilled to see that June Crawford had a wonderful tutorial on her A Creative Dream  blog showing you how to make a needlepoint witches hat. I just LOVE it and definitely have it on my "to do" list.  Is it on yours, too?

Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved - Written by June Crawford of A Creative Dream

Here's what June had to say about her tutorial:  Long, long ago in a far away land.... I designed needlepoint. Was actually pretty good at it too...but it's difficult to keep a business up and running when you are the one who does it all, so I stopped designing needlepoint, and went to work in an office...

While rummaging through several CDs, looking for something completely different, I ran across one of the online projects I had offered. It is darned cute I have to admit....and since it's Halloween, I thought..."hey, why not put it up on the blog?", so, here it is!

Please respect June's TERMS OF USE:  Please note, in regard to the copyright, all of the directions and photographs in my tutorials are mine, you may not copy or reproduce them without my consent. These instructions are for you to use for PERSONAL use only, not for profit.

For this particular tutorial - Here is the only caveat...I own the copyright to the design. You may not publish it on your site without asking first. It cannot be used to teach a class, or used as a hand out for your business, nor can it be used or offered for resale.

June's Bio:  Me... a dreamer, a ponderer of big and small thoughts. A wanna-be artist, a soon to be empty-nester... wondering what the heck I am gonna do with the rest of my life...

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Saturday, October 01, 2016

Ode To Halloween Wall Quilt Free E-Pattern By Kaaren Johnston of The Painted Quilt

If you are looking to make an adorable Halloween wall hanging then you'll be happy to know that Kaaren Johnston had a wonderful e-pattern on her The Painted Quilt blog showing you how to make an adorable "Ode To Halloween" wall quilt.  This is definitely going on my extensive "to do" list.

First Friday Freebie #14 - Ode To Halloween

Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Kaaren Johnston of The Painted Quilt

Here's what Kaaren had to say about her pattern:  If you guessed that this month’s First Friday Freebie would have a Halloween theme, you would be right! What better month than October to have a Halloween project to work on? October’s FFF is called “Ode to Halloween”.

Please respect Kaaren's TERMS OF USE:  The use of my pattern/design and tutorials is limited to individual and personal use only. Distributing or selling my pattern or tutorials in any form is not permitted. They may not be used for commercial purposes unless written permission is granted. Credit for my pattern and tutorials should be included if displayed in any manner. Individual users may enlarge or reduce the size of the drawings for their personal use but may not alter them in any other way.

Kaaren's Bio: I am an artist and have recently retired from actively designing, publishing and travel teaching in the decorative painting industry. A short while later, in December of 2010, we moved from Eastern Ontario to the beautiful Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia. Quilting, stitching, applique and most recently rug hooking have become my new passions. Oh, and did I mention that I love to make and collect pincushions and needlecases! Join me on the First Friday of every month when I release a new Freebie design for you to make and enjoy.

Copyright © 2009 - 2012 - All Rights Reserved - Kaaren Johnston of The Painted Quilt.

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Frankie and His Bride Free E-Pattern From Shawnette Howell of Imseeingraggedies

I just LOVE the adorable bride and groom e-pattern that Shawnette Howell has on her Imseeingraggedies blog. They're called Frankie and His Bride and they couldn't be more adorable!

Frankie and His Bride

Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved - Shawnette Howell of Imseeingraggedies Blog

Please respect Shawnette's TERMS OF USE: This pattern packet cannot be reproduced or copied for any reason without author’s permission. Reselling is NOT permitted. Using the pattern to create and sell finished items is permitted. No mass production is allowed. If selling finished item (s) on Ebay or any other form of Internet listings, websites, etc. Please give credit of the design to Shawnette Imseeingraggedies.

Shawnette's Bio - I am a wife, mother of 6! 3 boys n 3 girls. My passion is primitive Raggedy Anns. I love antiques gardening sewing painting. I am a survivor of Lymphoma cancer!

Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved - Shawnette Howell of Imseeingraggedies blog.