Thursday, May 27, 2010

Crafty Project - French Flower Bucket - DIY Free Tutorial From Karen Watson of The Graphics Fairy Blog

These are just so pretty.  I can image a whole bunch of them decorating the outside of my house, my gardens, the fence, my door, my barn.   What am I talking about?    Well, Karen Watson has a wonderful craft project tutorial on her The Graphics Fairy blog showing you how to make your a french flower bucket.. How pretty are they?

French flower bucket DIY tutorial


Copyright © 2010- All Rights Reserved  - Karen Watson of The Graphics Fairy.

Here's what Karen had to say about her craft project tutorial: Today's craft project is a pretty & super easy French Flower Bucket!


Please respect Karen's TERMS OF USE: - The Graphics Fairy is an Angel Company. You are free to use all clip art and photos, with the exception of the banner, in any of your projects created for resale or pleasure. Please do not use more than 4 of the graphic images within any one project, or single blog/website page. A link to the Graphics Fairy is very much appreciated, when including clipart on your blog or website. Thank you!  My craft project and tutorials are Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved  - Karen Watson of The Graphics Fairy.

Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Karen Watson. Karen is the owner of The Graphics Fairy/ and Fleurish a brick and mortar store located in Leesburg, Virginia that specializes in well priced vintage furniture, stylish lamps, Italian paper products, and French glassware.

Primitive Time, Home, Beholden, and Crow Cross-Stitch Free Patterns By Betty Dekat of primitivebettys

I am a lover of punch needle, wool felt penny rugs, stitcheries, cross-stitch, and felted ornaments and/or pictures, and rug hooking. As a result I love to find wonderful cross-stitch designs, stitcheries, and doodles.

Well, Betty Dekat of primitivebettys blog and primitivebettys Etsy Shoppe has some wonderful free stitcheries, doodles, and cross-stitch designs on her Picturetrail account that I think you will absolutely love. I already have my eye on many, many of her designs for some punchneedle, wool felt, and cross-stitch gifts I'd like to make. I hope you enjoy Betty's designs.

Shown below are some of her primitive cross-stitch designs:

~*Time*~ Freebie - © primitivebettys
58 by 32 stitches 

~*Home Freebie*~
© primitivebettys 2008  - 54 by 54 stitches

~*Beholden*~ Cross Stitch Chart - © primitivebettys
70 by 40 stitches 
Click Picture To Enlarge

~*Crow*~ Freebie
77 by 41 stitches  - © primitivebettys 2010
Click Picture To Enlarge

Please Respect Betty's TERMS OF USE: In this album you will find free patterns to use with your favorite medium..... rug hooking, needle punch, etc. Please use them as you wish. Enlarge them to the size you wish. ~*~*~*~*~*~ The freebie patterns are FREE. You do not need to have a picture trail account to get them. What you do... right click on the image you are wanting on the left side of the freebie album. This will bring the image up larger on the screen. Left click on the image and choose ~ View Image. This will bring the image up alone on the screen. Then choose right click on File and choose Print. Then just use your Back arrow to go back to the album.~*~*~*~*~*~

You are welcome to sell things made from these patterns on Ebay or small craft shows - no mass production. Do not sell the patterns. Please be kind and give credit to me, Betty Dekat aka primitivebettys for the design. *~*~* I would LOVE to see photos of the works you create using my patterns. If you would be so kind to share them with me, I would then share them with all ~ here on my picture trail.

Betty's Bio: My name is Betty... owner/designer of ~*primitivebettys*~. I am a creator of primitive, reproduction cross stitch originals & patterns, hooked rugs, and needle punch.  I love to share my joy of primitive folk art ~ cross stitch, needle punch, rug hooking, or just whatever tickles my fancy.

Copyright © 2008-2010 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Betty Dekat of primitivebettys blog. Please visit Betty's primitivebettys blog at http://www.primitivebettys.blogspot.com/  and her primitivebettys Etsy Shoppe at http://www.etsy.com/shop/primitivebettys.

Crafty Project - Make Your Own Decorative Tape - Printable Free Tutorial From Karen Watson of The Graphics Fairy Blog

Here's a bright and cheery idea for all those cards and letters you may need to send.  Maybe, even use on your bills! LOL LOL  If you'd like to know what I'm talking about   Karen Watson has a wonderful craft project tutorial on her The Graphics Fairy blog showing you how to make your own decorative tape.  Of, the possibilities are endless!




Copyright © 2010- All Rights Reserved  - Karen Watson of The Graphics Fairy.

Here's what Karen had to say about her craft project tutorial:  You may have seen some of the wonderful decorative tapes around, that are sold in scrapbook and craft stores. I thought it would be fun to make a printable version, so that you can make as much, or as little as you need! This week's project includes a printable download so that you can make your own.

Please respect Karen's TERMS OF USE: - The Graphics Fairy is an Angel Company. You are free to use all clip art and photos, with the exception of the banner, in any of your projects created for resale or pleasure. Please do not use more than 4 of the graphic images within any one project, or single blog/website page. A link to the Graphics Fairy is very much appreciated, when including clipart on your blog or website. Thank you!  My craft project and tutorials are Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved  - Karen Watson of The Graphics Fairy.

Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Karen Watson. Karen is the owner of The Graphics Fairy/ and Fleurish a brick and mortar store located in Leesburg, Virginia that specializes in well priced vintage furniture, stylish lamps, Italian paper products, and French glassware.

Fall Seasonal Stitcheries and Doodles Free Pattern By Betty Dekat of primitivebettys

I am a lover of punch needle, wool felt penny rugs, stitcheries, cross-stitch, and felted ornaments and/or pictures, and rug hooking. As a result I love to find wonderful cross-stitch designs, stitcheries, and doodles.

Well, Betty Dekat of primitivebettys blog and primitivebettys Etsy Shoppe has some wonderful free stitcheries, doodles, and cross-stitch designs on her Picturetrail account that I think you will absolutely love. I already have my eye on many, many of her designs for some punchneedle, wool felt, and cross-stitch gifts I'd like to make. I hope you enjoy Betty's designs.

Shown below is her Fall stitchery and doodle design:

~*Falling Leaves*~ © primitivebettys

Please Respect Betty's TERMS OF USE: In this album you will find free patterns to use with your favorite medium..... rug hooking, needle punch, etc. Please use them as you wish. Enlarge them to the size you wish. ~*~*~*~*~*~ The freebie patterns are FREE. You do not need to have a picture trail account to get them. What you do... right click on the image you are wanting on the left side of the freebie album. This will bring the image up larger on the screen. Left click on the image and choose ~ View Image. This will bring the image up alone on the screen. Then choose right click on File and choose Print. Then just use your Back arrow to go back to the album.~*~*~*~*~*~

You are welcome to sell things made from these patterns on Ebay or small craft shows - no mass production. Do not sell the patterns. Please be kind and give credit to me, Betty Dekat aka primitivebettys for the design. *~*~* I would LOVE to see photos of the works you create using my patterns. If you would be so kind to share them with me, I would then share them with all ~ here on my picture trail.

Betty's Bio: My name is Betty... owner/designer of ~*primitivebettys*~. I am a creator of primitive, reproduction cross stitch originals & patterns, hooked rugs, and needle punch.  I love to share my joy of primitive folk art ~ cross stitch, needle punch, rug hooking, or just whatever tickles my fancy.

Copyright © 2008-2010 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Betty Dekat of primitivebettys blog. Please visit Betty's primitivebettys blog at http://www.primitivebettys.blogspot.com/  and her primitivebettys Etsy Shoppe at http://www.etsy.com/shop/primitivebettys.

Blooming Belt Tutorial Free Tutorial by Alisa Burke of Alisa Burke

I just LOVE Alisa Burke's creativity and thought you'd like to know that she has a terrific tutorial on her Alisa Burke - Redefine Creativity blog showing you how to create a blooming belt.


Blooming Belt Tutorial

Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Alisa Burke of Alisa Burke.

Here's what Alisa had to say about her tutorial: While it still feels like winter, I am inspired to create my own spring over here- full of bright color, fresh ideas, and pretty flowers. I couldn't resist making a spring inspired, blooming belt out of canvas and fabric!

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!!!

For more information on Alisa's Terms of Use please CLICK HERE.

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.

Please visit her Alisa Burke website at http://www.alisaburke.com and her Alisa Burke - Redefine Creativity blog at http://www.alisaburke.blogspot.com . Her Alisa Burke Etsy shop is at http://alisaburke.etsy.com .

Christmas Holiday Stitchery and Doodle Free Pattern By Betty Dekat of primitivebettys

I am a lover of punch needle, wool felt penny rugs, stitcheries, cross-stitch, and felted ornaments and/or pictures, and rug hooking. As a result I love to find wonderful cross-stitch designs, stitcheries, and doodles.

Well, Betty Dekat of primitivebettys blog and primitivebettys Etsy Shoppe has some wonderful free stitcheries, doodles, and cross-stitch designs on her Picturetrail account that I think you will absolutely love. I already have my eye on many, many of her designs for some punchneedle, wool felt, and cross-stitch gifts I'd like to make. I hope you enjoy Betty's designs.

Shown below is her Christmas stitchery and doodle design:



~*Christmas Kitty*~ © primitivebettys


Please Respect Betty's TERMS OF USE: In this album you will find free patterns to use with your favorite medium..... rug hooking, needle punch, etc. Please use them as you wish. Enlarge them to the size you wish. ~*~*~*~*~*~ The freebie patterns are FREE. You do not need to have a picture trail account to get them. What you do... right click on the image you are wanting on the left side of the freebie album. This will bring the image up larger on the screen. Left click on the image and choose ~ View Image. This will bring the image up alone on the screen. Then choose right click on File and choose Print. Then just use your Back arrow to go back to the album.~*~*~*~*~*~

You are welcome to sell things made from these patterns on Ebay or small craft shows - no mass production. Do not sell the patterns. Please be kind and give credit to me, Betty Dekat aka primitivebettys for the design. *~*~* I would LOVE to see photos of the works you create using my patterns. If you would be so kind to share them with me, I would then share them with all ~ here on my picture trail.

Betty's Bio: My name is Betty... owner/designer of ~*primitivebettys*~. I am a creator of primitive, reproduction cross stitch originals & patterns, hooked rugs, and needle punch.  I love to share my joy of primitive folk art ~ cross stitch, needle punch, rug hooking, or just whatever tickles my fancy.

Copyright © 2008-2010 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Betty Dekat of primitivebettys blog. Please visit Betty's primitivebettys blog at http://www.primitivebettys.blogspot.com/  and her primitivebettys Etsy Shoppe at http://www.etsy.com/shop/primitivebettys.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Refashioned Flower Vest Free Tutorial by Alisa Burke of Alisa Burke

If you're looking for a unique way to dress up a vest you'll be happy to know that Alisa Burke has a wonderful tutorial on her Alisa Burke - Redefine Creativity blog showing you how to turn a drab vest into a refashioned flower vest. 


Refashioned Flower Vest

Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Alisa Burke of Alisa Burke.

Here's what Alisa had to say about her tutorial: According to one of my favorite daily reads- whowhatwear.com -3D flowers are all the rage this spring (though I could have told you that!) Everything from applique flowers to raised rosets on shirts, skirts and accessories- dimensional florals are everywhere. Inspired by this trend report, I decided to create yet another tutorial using (once again) the easy fabric rolled roses!

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!!!

For more information on Alisa's Terms of Use please CLICK HERE.

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.

Please visit her Alisa Burke website at http://www.alisaburke.com and her Alisa Burke - Redefine Creativity blog at http://www.alisaburke.blogspot.com . Her Alisa Burke Etsy shop is at http://alisaburke.etsy.com .

Crafty Project - Typography Glass Prisms - Decoupaged Free Tutorial From Karen Watson of The Graphics Fairy Blog

Looking for a craft project that's a little different?  Well,  Karen Watson has a wonderful craft project tutorial on her The Graphics Fairy blog showing you how to make decoupaged glass prisms.  Have fun!



Copyright © 2010- All Rights Reserved  - Karen Watson of The Graphics Fairy.

Here's what Karen had to say about her craft project tutorial:  This weeks project are some fast and easy, but oh so pretty, decoupaged glass prisms!

Please respect Karen's TERMS OF USE: - The Graphics Fairy is an Angel Company. You are free to use all clip art and photos, with the exception of the banner, in any of your projects created for resale or pleasure. Please do not use more than 4 of the graphic images within any one project, or single blog/website page. A link to the Graphics Fairy is very much appreciated, when including clipart on your blog or website. Thank you!  My craft project and tutorials are Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved  - Karen Watson of The Graphics Fairy.

Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Karen Watson. Karen is the owner of The Graphics Fairy/ and Fleurish a brick and mortar store located in Leesburg, Virginia that specializes in well priced vintage furniture, stylish lamps, Italian paper products, and French glassware.

Primitive Stitchery and Doodle Free Pattern By Betty Dekat of primitivebettys

I am a lover of punch needle, wool felt penny rugs, stitcheries, cross-stitch, and felted ornaments and/or pictures, and rug hooking. As a result I love to find wonderful cross-stitch designs, stitcheries, and doodles.

Well, Betty Dekat of primitivebettys blog and primitivebettys Etsy Shoppe has some wonderful free stitcheries, doodles, and cross-stitch designs on her Picturetrail account that I think you will absolutely love. I already have my eye on many, many of her designs for some punchneedle, wool felt, and cross-stitch gifts I'd like to make. I hope you enjoy Betty's designs.

Shown below is her Primitive stitchery and doodle design:



~*Woolly Freebie*~
© primitivebettys 2009


Please Respect Betty's TERMS OF USE: In this album you will find free patterns to use with your favorite medium..... rug hooking, needle punch, etc. Please use them as you wish. Enlarge them to the size you wish. ~*~*~*~*~*~ The freebie patterns are FREE. You do not need to have a picture trail account to get them. What you do... right click on the image you are wanting on the left side of the freebie album. This will bring the image up larger on the screen. Left click on the image and choose ~ View Image. This will bring the image up alone on the screen. Then choose right click on File and choose Print. Then just use your Back arrow to go back to the album.~*~*~*~*~*~

You are welcome to sell things made from these patterns on Ebay or small craft shows - no mass production. Do not sell the patterns. Please be kind and give credit to me, Betty Dekat aka primitivebettys for the design. *~*~* I would LOVE to see photos of the works you create using my patterns. If you would be so kind to share them with me, I would then share them with all ~ here on my picture trail.

Betty's Bio: My name is Betty... owner/designer of ~*primitivebettys*~. I am a creator of primitive, reproduction cross stitch originals & patterns, hooked rugs, and needle punch.  I love to share my joy of primitive folk art ~ cross stitch, needle punch, rug hooking, or just whatever tickles my fancy.

Copyright © 2008-2010 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Betty Dekat of primitivebettys blog. Please visit Betty's primitivebettys blog at http://www.primitivebettys.blogspot.com/  and her primitivebettys Etsy Shoppe at http://www.etsy.com/shop/primitivebettys.

Craft Project - Chandelier Place Mats - DIY Free Tutorial From Karen Watson of The Graphics Fairy Blog

I like all sorts of table decorating ideas and  Karen Watson has a unique idea on her The Graphics Fairy blog showing you how to make chandelier place mats.  I love them.



Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved  - Karen Watson of The Graphics Fairy.

Here's what Karen had to say about her craft project tutorial:  This weeks project is a super easy place mat project using an antique chandelier image . So fun to use for your New Years Eve table or for everyday!

Please respect Karen's TERMS OF USE: - The Graphics Fairy is an Angel Company. You are free to use all clip art and photos, with the exception of the banner, in any of your projects created for resale or pleasure. Please do not use more than 4 of the graphic images within any one project, or single blog/website page. A link to the Graphics Fairy is very much appreciated, when including clipart on your blog or website. Thank you!  My craft project and tutorials are Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved  - Karen Watson of The Graphics Fairy.

Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Karen Watson. Karen is the owner of The Graphics Fairy and Fleurish a brick and mortar store located in Leesburg, Virginia that specializes in well priced vintage furniture, stylish lamps, Italian paper products, and French glassware.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Crafty Project - Grain Sack Kitchen Towels - DIY Free Tutorial From Karen Watson of The Graphics Fairy Blog

My sister-in-law would just love this idea from Karen Watson.  She has a wonderful tutorial on her The Graphics Fairy blog showing you how to make grain sack kitchen towels or placemats.  Maybe I might make them for my sister-in-law as a gift. 



Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved  - Karen Watson of The Graphics Fairy.

Here's what Karen had to say about her craft project tutorial:  This weeks project was inspired by antique European grain sacks! These are so all the rage right now, but quite pricey for the real deal, I thought it would be fun to create a project that simulated the motif, and then use it on some kitchen towels. I also made some matching placemats as well.

Please respect Karen's TERMS OF USE: - The Graphics Fairy is an Angel Company. You are free to use all clip art and photos, with the exception of the banner, in any of your projects created for resale or pleasure. Please do not use more than 4 of the graphic images within any one project, or single blog/website page. A link to the Graphics Fairy is very much appreciated, when including clipart on your blog or website. Thank you!  My craft project and tutorials are Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved  - Karen Watson of The Graphics Fairy.

Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Karen Watson. Karen is the owner of The Graphics Fairy and Fleurish a brick and mortar store located in Leesburg, Virginia that specializes in well priced vintage furniture, stylish lamps, Italian paper products, and French glassware.

Rustic Driftwood Wreath Free Tutorial by Alisa Burke of Alisa Burke

If you're looking for a decoration with a rustic appeal you'll be happy to know that Alisa Burke has a terrific tutorial on her Alisa Burke - Redefine Creativity blog showing you how to create a rustic wreath out of driftwood.


Rustic Driftwood Wreath

Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Alisa Burke of Alisa Burke.

Here's what Alisa had to say about her tutorial: I am still here at the Oregon Coast and still challenging myself to create with the materials I have on hand! After I created my driftwood city tutorial I had a big pile of driftwood left over and I wanted to create a simple, rustic wreath from all the little pieces. I'm sure its pretty obvious by now that I LOVE making unique wreaths - they are the perfect little object to make with what you have on hand! This project (as simple as it looks) actually took me FOREVER to figure out- but I was finally able to make a wreath that worked!

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!!!

For more information on Alisa's Terms of Use please CLICK HERE.

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.

Please visit her Alisa Burke website at http://www.alisaburke.com and her Alisa Burke - Redefine Creativity blog at http://www.alisaburke.blogspot.com . Her Alisa Burke Etsy shop is at http://alisaburke.etsy.com .

Shrink Plastic Statement Necklace Free Tutorial by Alisa Burke of Alisa Burke

If you loved shrinky dinks as a kid you'll love the tutorial that Alisa Burke has on her Alisa Burke - Redefine Creativity blog.  It shows you how to make a shrink plastic necklace. 


Shrink Plastic Statement Necklace Tutorial
 

Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Alisa Burke of Alisa Burke.

Here's what Alisa had to say about her tutorial: Lately I've been having A LOT of fun playing with shrinky dinks (or shrink plastic) and decided to create a colorful and unique statement necklace completely from my own drawings on shrink plastic!at I turned it into a cute little box and pin cushion for all of my needles!

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!!!

For more information on Alisa's Terms of Use please CLICK HERE.

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.

Please visit her Alisa Burke website at http://www.alisaburke.com and her Alisa Burke - Redefine Creativity blog at http://www.alisaburke.blogspot.com . Her Alisa Burke Etsy shop is at http://alisaburke.etsy.com .

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Driftwood City Free Tutorial by Alisa Burke of Alisa Burke

Besides dolls and books and flowers and genealogy and crafts and..... well, shoes - I also love houses and buildings.  In fact, my house is filled with pictures of houses.  So, of course, I loved the tutorial that  Alisa Burke has on her Alisa Burke - Redefine Creativity blog.  It shows you how to created painted houses out of driftwood.  Enjoy the tutorial.


Driftwood City Tutorial

Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Alisa Burke of Alisa Burke.

Here's what Alisa had to say about her tutorial: I am here at home on the Oregon Coast and it's business as usual for me! One of the inspiring parts of being an artist is creating outside of my studio and outside of my normal routine. I love being on the road and challenging myself to find new ways to create and while I am here I have all kinds of inspiration to share!

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!!!

For more information on Alisa's Terms of Use please CLICK HERE.

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.

Please visit her Alisa Burke website at http://www.alisaburke.com and her Alisa Burke - Redefine Creativity blog at http://www.alisaburke.blogspot.com . Her Alisa Burke Etsy shop is at http://alisaburke.etsy.com .

Seasonal Cross-Stitch Patterns By Betty Dekat of primitivebettys

I am a lover of punch needle, wool felt penny rugs, stitcheries, cross-stitch, and felted ornaments and/or pictures, and rug hooking. As a result I love to find wonderful cross-stitch designs, stitcheries, and doodles.

Well, Betty Dekat of primitivebettys blog and primitivebettys Etsy Shoppe has some wonderful free stitcheries, doodles, and cross-stitch designs on her Picturetrail account that I think you will absolutely love. I already have my eye on many, many of her designs for some punchneedle, wool felt, and cross-stitch gifts I'd like to make. I hope you enjoy Betty's designs.

Shown below are some of her seasonal cross-stitch designs:

~*Spring Freebie*~ © primitivebettys
90 by 70 stitches


~*Symple Scissor FOB X Stitch Freebie*~
© primtitivebettys 2008  - Stitch count ~ 37 by 46...

Here's what Betty had to say about her stitchery: I stitched 2 over 2 on 32 count Lambswool linen. Floss colors used are DMC.... 3781 Mocha Brown DK, 356 Terra Cotta MD, 355 Terra Cotta DK, and 3051 Green Gray DK. Finished FOB is about 2 1/2 by 3 inches.

Please Respect Betty's TERMS OF USE: In this album you will find free patterns to use with your favorite medium..... rug hooking, needle punch, etc. Please use them as you wish. Enlarge them to the size you wish. ~*~*~*~*~*~ The freebie patterns are FREE. You do not need to have a picture trail account to get them. What you do... right click on the image you are wanting on the left side of the freebie album. This will bring the image up larger on the screen. Left click on the image and choose ~ View Image. This will bring the image up alone on the screen. Then choose right click on File and choose Print. Then just use your Back arrow to go back to the album.~*~*~*~*~*~

You are welcome to sell things made from these patterns on Ebay or small craft shows - no mass production. Do not sell the patterns. Please be kind and give credit to me, Betty Dekat aka primitivebettys for the design. *~*~* I would LOVE to see photos of the works you create using my patterns. If you would be so kind to share them with me, I would then share them with all ~ here on my picture trail.

Betty's Bio: My name is Betty... owner/designer of ~*primitivebettys*~. I am a creator of primitive, reproduction cross stitch originals & patterns, hooked rugs, and needle punch.  I love to share my joy of primitive folk art ~ cross stitch, needle punch, rug hooking, or just whatever tickles my fancy.

Copyright © 2008-2010 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Betty Dekat of primitivebettys blog. Please visit Betty's primitivebettys blog at http://www.primitivebettys.blogspot.com/  and her primitivebettys Etsy Shoppe at http://www.etsy.com/shop/primitivebettys.

Crafty Project - Phrenology Head Pin Cushion Free Tutorial From Karen Watson of The Graphics Fairy Blog

I just love unique and unusual ideas.  I also love pin cushions but can't say that I've ever seen one like this.   Karen Watson has a truly unique craft project tutorial on her The Graphics Fairy blog showing you how to make a Phrenology Head Pin Cushion. I love it.



Copyright © 2010- All Rights Reserved  - Karen Watson of The Graphics Fairy.

Here's what Karen had to say about her craft project tutorial:  It's been awhile since I posted a project, I've had so much going on the past few weeks but, now that I'm getting caught up again, I can get back to crafting! This weeks project is a fun and quirky little Phrenology Head Pin Cushion.

Please respect Karen's TERMS OF USE: - The Graphics Fairy is an Angel Company. You are free to use all clip art and photos, with the exception of the banner, in any of your projects created for resale or pleasure. Please do not use more than 4 of the graphic images within any one project, or single blog/website page. A link to the Graphics Fairy is very much appreciated, when including clipart on your blog or website. Thank you!  My craft project and tutorials are Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved  - Karen Watson of The Graphics Fairy.

Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Karen Watson. Karen is the owner of The Graphics Fairy/ and Fleurish a brick and mortar store located in Leesburg, Virginia that specializes in well priced vintage furniture, stylish lamps, Italian paper products, and French glassware.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Painted Wedge Sandal Free Tutorial by Alisa Burke of Alisa Burke

I just LOVE shoes.  In fact, I collect shoes - not for myself, but in miniature form.   Well, if you'd like to create a truly unique pair of shoes for yourself Alisa Burke has a terrific tutorial on her Alisa Burke - Redefine Creativity blog showing you how to create painted wedge sandals.


Painted Wedge Sandal

Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Alisa Burke of Alisa Burke.

Here's what Alisa had to say about her tutorial: I have a little bit of a shoe obsession and living in sunny San Diego, I gravitate towards buying lots of wedge sandals- perfect for warm weather dress up and feeling tall- I have many pairs! My most recent purchase was a pair of brown canvas wedge sandals (cheap and comfy!) that I thought would be perfect to alter 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!!!

For more information on Alisa's Terms of Use please CLICK HERE.

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.

Please visit her Alisa Burke website at http://www.alisaburke.com and her Alisa Burke - Redefine Creativity blog at http://www.alisaburke.blogspot.com . Her Alisa Burke Etsy shop is at http://alisaburke.etsy.com .

Angel Sachets With Lavender Free Tutorial From Karen Watson of The Graphics Fairy Blog

Looking for a sweet and simple gift to make for the holidays?   Well,  you'll be happy to know that  Karen Watson has a wonderful craft project tutorial on her The Graphics Fairy blog showing you how to make angel sachets with lavender.  Have fun!



Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved  - Karen Watson of The Graphics Fairy.

Here's what Karen had to say about her craft project tutorial:  This weeks project are these lovely Angel Sachets with Lavender. So pretty for the Holidays & Super Simple to make!

Please respect Karen's TERMS OF USE: - The Graphics Fairy is an Angel Company. You are free to use all clip art and photos, with the exception of the banner, in any of your projects created for resale or pleasure. Please do not use more than 4 of the graphic images within any one project, or single blog/website page. A link to the Graphics Fairy is very much appreciated, when including clipart on your blog or website. Thank you!  My craft project and tutorials are Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved  - Karen Watson of The Graphics Fairy.

Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Karen Watson. Karen is the owner of The Graphics Fairy and Fleurish a brick and mortar store located in Leesburg, Virginia that specializes in well priced vintage furniture, stylish lamps, Italian paper products, and French glassware.

Christmas Holiday Cross-Stitch Patterns By Betty Dekat of primitivebettys

I am a lover of punch needle, wool felt penny rugs, stitcheries, cross-stitch, and felted ornaments and/or pictures, and rug hooking. As a result I love to find wonderful cross-stitch designs, stitcheries, and doodles.

Well, Betty Dekat of primitivebettys blog and primitivebettys Etsy Shoppe has some wonderful free stitcheries, doodles, and cross-stitch designs on her Picturetrail account that I think you will absolutely love. I already have my eye on many, many of her designs for some punchneedle, wool felt, and cross-stitch gifts I'd like to make. I hope you enjoy Betty's designs.

Shown below is her Christmas holiday cross-stitch design:

~*Silent Holy Night*~
48 by 61 stitches  - © primitivebettys

Please Respect Betty's TERMS OF USE: In this album you will find free patterns to use with your favorite medium..... rug hooking, needle punch, etc. Please use them as you wish. Enlarge them to the size you wish. ~*~*~*~*~*~ The freebie patterns are FREE. You do not need to have a picture trail account to get them. What you do... right click on the image you are wanting on the left side of the freebie album. This will bring the image up larger on the screen. Left click on the image and choose ~ View Image. This will bring the image up alone on the screen. Then choose right click on File and choose Print. Then just use your Back arrow to go back to the album.~*~*~*~*~*~

You are welcome to sell things made from these patterns on Ebay or small craft shows - no mass production. Do not sell the patterns. Please be kind and give credit to me, Betty Dekat aka primitivebettys for the design. *~*~* I would LOVE to see photos of the works you create using my patterns. If you would be so kind to share them with me, I would then share them with all ~ here on my picture trail.

Betty's Bio: My name is Betty... owner/designer of ~*primitivebettys*~. I am a creator of primitive, reproduction cross stitch originals & patterns, hooked rugs, and needle punch.  I love to share my joy of primitive folk art ~ cross stitch, needle punch, rug hooking, or just whatever tickles my fancy.

Copyright © 2008-2010 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Betty Dekat of primitivebettys blog. Please visit Betty's primitivebettys blog at http://www.primitivebettys.blogspot.com/  and her primitivebettys Etsy Shoppe at http://www.etsy.com/shop/primitivebettys.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Painted Parasol Free Tutorial by Alisa Burke of Alisa Burke

If you're a fan of Alisa Burke and read her Alisa Burke - Redefine Creativity blog you know that she always looks like she's having fun with her creations.  Well, she has another terrific tutorial on her Alisa Burke - Redefine Creativity blog showing you how to create a painted parasol.  Now that looks like fun!


Painted Parasol Tutorial
 

Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Alisa Burke of Alisa Burke

Here's what Alisa had to say about her tutorial: In my humble opinion, you don't need much to make something really beautiful! Give me a black sharpie pen and white paint and I think I could transform just about anything. When I was in Colorado last week I found some really bright paper parasols for $5.00 each at Hobby Lobby. I couldn't pass them up and knew that they would be perfect to use to demonstrate how simple supplies can go a LONG way!

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!!!

For more information on Alisa's Terms of Use please CLICK HERE.

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.

Please visit her Alisa Burke website at http://www.alisaburke.com and her Alisa Burke - Redefine Creativity blog at http://www.alisaburke.blogspot.com . Her Alisa Burke Etsy shop is at http://alisaburke.etsy.com .

Halloween Cross-Stitch Patterns By Betty Dekat of primitivebettys

I am a lover of punch needle, wool felt penny rugs, stitcheries, cross-stitch, and felted ornaments and/or pictures, and rug hooking. As a result I love to find wonderful cross-stitch designs, stitcheries, and doodles.

Well, Betty Dekat of primitivebettys blog and primitivebettys Etsy Shoppe has some wonderful free stitcheries, doodles, and cross-stitch designs on her Picturetrail account that I think you will absolutely love. I already have my eye on many, many of her designs for some punchneedle, wool felt, and cross-stitch gifts I'd like to make. I hope you enjoy Betty's designs.

Shown below are some of her Halloween cross-stitch designs:

~*Wicked*~ Freebie
68 by 50 stitches  - © primitivebettys


~*Boo Jack*~ Cross Stitch Chart - © primitivebettys

Here's what Betty had to say about her cross-stitch: Recommended floss colors ~ DMC Floss ~ outline of pumpkin 400 mahogany - dk, pumpkin 921 copper, stem & crow eye 612 drab brown - lt, everything else ~ 310 black......84 x 84 stitches.


Please Respect Betty's TERMS OF USE: In this album you will find free patterns to use with your favorite medium..... rug hooking, needle punch, etc. Please use them as you wish. Enlarge them to the size you wish. ~*~*~*~*~*~ The freebie patterns are FREE. You do not need to have a picture trail account to get them. What you do... right click on the image you are wanting on the left side of the freebie album. This will bring the image up larger on the screen. Left click on the image and choose ~ View Image. This will bring the image up alone on the screen. Then choose right click on File and choose Print. Then just use your Back arrow to go back to the album.~*~*~*~*~*~

You are welcome to sell things made from these patterns on Ebay or small craft shows - no mass production. Do not sell the patterns. Please be kind and give credit to me, Betty Dekat aka primitivebettys for the design. *~*~* I would LOVE to see photos of the works you create using my patterns. If you would be so kind to share them with me, I would then share them with all ~ here on my picture trail.

Betty's Bio: My name is Betty... owner/designer of ~*primitivebettys*~. I am a creator of primitive, reproduction cross stitch originals & patterns, hooked rugs, and needle punch.  I love to share my joy of primitive folk art ~ cross stitch, needle punch, rug hooking, or just whatever tickles my fancy.

Copyright © 2008-2010 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Betty Dekat of primitivebettys blog. Please visit Betty's primitivebettys blog at http://www.primitivebettys.blogspot.com/  and her primitivebettys Etsy Shoppe at http://www.etsy.com/shop/primitivebettys.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

London Map Decor - DIY Free Tutorial From Karen Watson of The Graphics Fairy Blog

Looking for a home decorating idea?  Well, you'll be happy to know that  Karen Watson has a wonderful craft project tutorial on her The Graphics Fairy blog showing you how to pictures out of old maps.  Have fun decorating!



Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved  - Karen Watson of The Graphics Fairy.

Here's what Karen had to say about her craft project tutorial:  This weeks project is a fun set of 3 framed map prints, from an antique Map of London.
The map came out of an antique London tour guide, that I actually rescued from the trash years ago.


Please respect Karen's TERMS OF USE: - The Graphics Fairy is an Angel Company. You are free to use all clip art and photos, with the exception of the banner, in any of your projects created for resale or pleasure. Please do not use more than 4 of the graphic images within any one project, or single blog/website page. A link to the Graphics Fairy is very much appreciated, when including clipart on your blog or website. Thank you!  My craft project and tutorials are Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved  - Karen Watson of The Graphics Fairy.

Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Karen Watson. Karen is the owner of The Graphics Fairy/ and Fleurish a brick and mortar store located in Leesburg, Virginia that specializes in well priced vintage furniture, stylish lamps, Italian paper products, and French glassware.

Eggs And Nest Free Tutorial by Alisa Burke of Alisa Burke

Alisa Burke has another wonderful tutorial on her Alisa Burke - Redefine Creativity blog showing you how to create colorful eggs in a nest.  How colorful are they?


Eggs and Nest Tutorial
 

Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Alisa Burke of Alisa Burke.

Here's what Alisa had to say about her tutorial: After purchasing a bag of plastic Easter eggs for another project, I ended up having a lot of eggs left over and decided to alter the eggs and create pretty little nests out of fabric three different ways! All of them are easy last minute Easter projects and I liked them so much I will be using them around the house year round!

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!!!

For more information on Alisa's Terms of Use please CLICK HERE.

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.

Please visit her Alisa Burke website at http://www.alisaburke.com and her Alisa Burke - Redefine Creativity blog at http://www.alisaburke.blogspot.com . Her Alisa Burke Etsy shop is at http://alisaburke.etsy.com .

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Painted Pinwheel Free Tutorial by Alisa Burke of Alisa Burke

Here's a unique idea - painted pinwheels.  Alisa Burke has a terrific tutorial on her Alisa Burke - Redefine Creativity blog showing you how to create painted pinwheels.


Painted Pinwheel Tutorial
 

Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Alisa Burke of Alisa Burke.

Here's what Alisa had to say about her tutorial: I love pinwheels- they are simply whimsical and remind me spring! When I set out to make my own out of paper- I quickly lost the inspiration to cut and fold. So while browsing my local craft store, I came across these tacky princess Disney pinwheels (sorry Disney fans I just wanted something more creative) and I couldn't beat the price- just 99 cents! I decided right there in the clearance aisle I would reinvent these pinwheels and turn them into something I would actually be proud to display!

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!!!

For more information on Alisa's Terms of Use please CLICK HERE.

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.

Please visit her Alisa Burke website at http://www.alisaburke.com and her Alisa Burke - Redefine Creativity blog at http://www.alisaburke.blogspot.com . Her Alisa Burke Etsy shop is at http://alisaburke.etsy.com .

Vintage Number Coasters Free Craft Project Tutorial From Karen Watson of The Graphics Fairy Blog

Looking for a craft project that's a little different?  Well,  Karen Watson has a wonderful craft project tutorial on her The Graphics Fairy blog showing you how to make a numbered coasters.  Have fun!



Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved  - Karen Watson of The Graphics Fairy.

Here's what Karen had to say about her craft project tutorial:  A couple of weeks ago one of my readersrequested additional number graphics, from the pair of numbers that I used in this post here. I decided I would offer the numbers here, but also thought it was a good opportunity to use them in a fun project as well. I used the graphics to make this cute set of Vintage Number Marble Coasters! 

Please respect Karen's TERMS OF USE: - The Graphics Fairy is an Angel Company. You are free to use all clip art and photos, with the exception of the banner, in any of your projects created for resale or pleasure. Please do not use more than 4 of the graphic images within any one project, or single blog/website page. A link to the Graphics Fairy is very much appreciated, when including clipart on your blog or website. Thank you!  My craft project and tutorials are Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved  - Karen Watson of The Graphics Fairy.

Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Karen Watson. Karen is the owner of The Graphics Fairy/ and Fleurish a brick and mortar store located in Leesburg, Virginia that specializes in well priced vintage furniture, stylish lamps, Italian paper products, and French glassware.

Halloween Stitcheries and Doodles Free Patterns By Betty Dekat of primitivebettys

I am a lover of punch needle, wool felt penny rugs, stitcheries, cross-stitch, and felted ornaments and/or pictures, and rug hooking. As a result I love to find wonderful cross-stitch designs, stitcheries, and doodles.

Well, Betty Dekat of primitivebettys blog and primitivebettys Etsy Shoppe has some wonderful free stitcheries, doodles, and cross-stitch designs on her Picturetrail account that I think you will absolutely love. I already have my eye on many, many of her designs for some punchneedle, wool felt, and cross-stitch gifts I'd like to make. I hope you enjoy Betty's designs.

Shown below are some of her Halloween stitchery and doodle designs:

~*Black Cat & Jack*~ Freebie Doodle © primitivebettys

~*Halloween Cat*~ © primitivebettys

~*Boo Jack*~ © primitivebettys

Please Respect Betty's TERMS OF USE: In this album you will find free patterns to use with your favorite medium..... rug hooking, needle punch, etc. Please use them as you wish. Enlarge them to the size you wish. ~*~*~*~*~*~ The freebie patterns are FREE. You do not need to have a picture trail account to get them. What you do... right click on the image you are wanting on the left side of the freebie album. This will bring the image up larger on the screen. Left click on the image and choose ~ View Image. This will bring the image up alone on the screen. Then choose right click on File and choose Print. Then just use your Back arrow to go back to the album.~*~*~*~*~*~

You are welcome to sell things made from these patterns on Ebay or small craft shows - no mass production. Do not sell the patterns. Please be kind and give credit to me, Betty Dekat aka primitivebettys for the design. *~*~* I would LOVE to see photos of the works you create using my patterns. If you would be so kind to share them with me, I would then share them with all ~ here on my picture trail.

Betty's Bio: My name is Betty... owner/designer of ~*primitivebettys*~. I am a creator of primitive, reproduction cross stitch originals & patterns, hooked rugs, and needle punch.  I love to share my joy of primitive folk art ~ cross stitch, needle punch, rug hooking, or just whatever tickles my fancy.

Copyright © 2008-2010 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Betty Dekat of primitivebettys blog. Please visit Betty's primitivebettys blog at http://www.primitivebettys.blogspot.com/  and her primitivebettys Etsy Shoppe at http://www.etsy.com/shop/primitivebettys.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Colorful Canvas Eggs Free Tutorial by Alisa Burke of Alisa Burke

What could be more colorful than a carton of brightly colored eggs?   Well, Alisa Burke has a terrific tutorial on her Alisa Burke - Redefine Creativity blog showing you how to create colorful canvas eggs. 


Colorful Canvas Eggs Tutorial
 

Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Alisa Burke of Alisa Burke.

Here's what Alisa had to say about her tutorial: I've put together a handful of Easter projects that I will sharing in the days ahead! Since I love working with canvas I just had to come up with a way to make canvas eggs. These colorful eggs are made from (my favorite) Studio Sticky-Back Canvas! I decided it made more sense and was much cheaper to buy a bag of plastic eggs (24 for 1.99) and use creative ways to transform them!

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!!!

For more information on Alisa's Terms of Use please CLICK HERE.

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.

Please visit her Alisa Burke website at http://www.alisaburke.com and her Alisa Burke - Redefine Creativity blog at http://www.alisaburke.blogspot.com . Her Alisa Burke Etsy shop is at http://alisaburke.etsy.com .

Monday, May 17, 2010

Butterfly Wreath Free Tutorial by Alisa Burke of Alisa Burke

I just LOVE Alisa Burke's imagination and creations.  Her imagination is truly amazing and her creations are always unique and colorful. So, I thought you'd like to know that she has a truly unique and colorful tutorial on her Alisa Burke - Redefine Creativity blog showing you how to create a butterfly wreath from recycled books. I am definitely going to have to make a butterfly wreath.



Butterfly Wreath Tutorial

Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Alisa Burke of Alisa Burke.

Here's what Alisa had to say about her tutorial: Spring officially arrived this weekend and I be celebrating my favorite season with all kinds of projects in the weeks ahead. The first is a wreath made from recycled book pages that have been transformed into whimsical butterflies. I love butterflies they are little creatures full of the most amazing color, details and a true symbol of change. Did you know that butterfly wings are covered in tiny scales, each in a different color? Quite simply amazing if I may say so! Anyway...I digress...lets get started!

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!!!

For more information on Alisa's Terms of Use please CLICK HERE.

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.

Please visit her Alisa Burke website at http://www.alisaburke.com and her Alisa Burke - Redefine Creativity blog at http://www.alisaburke.blogspot.com . Her Alisa Burke Etsy shop is at http://alisaburke.etsy.com .

Halloween Project and Printable - Boo Garland Free Tutorial From Karen Watson of The Graphics Fairy Blog

If you love Halloween like I do you'll be happy to know that Karen Watson has a wonderful craft project tutorial on her The Graphics Fairy blog showing you how to create a Halloween garland.  Have fun!


 
Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved  - Karen Watson of The Graphics Fairy.

Here's what Karen had to say about her craft project tutorial:  Today's post is an easy Halloween craft project with a free printable! I designed and made this fun Halloween Boo garland as a display prop for my shop, and thought you guys might like to make one as well.   This can be made in just a few easy steps.

Please respect Karen's TERMS OF USE: - The Graphics Fairy is an Angel Company. You are free to use all clip art and photos, with the exception of the banner, in any of your projects created for resale or pleasure. Please do not use more than 4 of the graphic images within any one project, or single blog/website page. A link to the Graphics Fairy is very much appreciated, when including clipart on your blog or website. Thank you!  My craft projects and tutorials are Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved  - Karen Watson of The Graphics Fairy.

Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Karen Watson. Karen is the owner of The Graphics Fairy/ and Fleurish a brick and mortar store located in Leesburg, Virginia that specializes in well priced vintage furniture, stylish lamps, Italian paper products, and French glassware.

Easter and Bunny Stitcheries and Doodles Free Patterns By Betty Dekat of primitivebettys

I am a lover of punch needle, wool felt penny rugs, stitcheries, cross-stitch, and felted ornaments and/or pictures, and rug hooking. As a result I love to find wonderful cross-stitch designs, stitcheries, and doodles.

Well, Betty Dekat of primitivebettys blog and primitivebettys Etsy Shoppe has some wonderful free stitcheries, doodles, and cross-stitch designs on her Picturetrail account that I think you will absolutely love. I already have my eye on many, many of her designs for some punchneedle, wool felt, and cross-stitch gifts I'd like to make. I hope you enjoy Betty's designs.

Shown below are some of her Easter and Bunny stitchery and doodle designs:

~*1857 Bunny*~ © primitivebettys

~*Happy & Joyful Bunnies*~ © primitivebettys

Please Respect Betty's TERMS OF USE: In this album you will find free patterns to use with your favorite medium..... rug hooking, needle punch, etc. Please use them as you wish. Enlarge them to the size you wish. ~*~*~*~*~*~ The freebie patterns are FREE. You do not need to have a picture trail account to get them. What you do... right click on the image you are wanting on the left side of the freebie album. This will bring the image up larger on the screen. Left click on the image and choose ~ View Image. This will bring the image up alone on the screen. Then choose right click on File and choose Print. Then just use your Back arrow to go back to the album.~*~*~*~*~*~

You are welcome to sell things made from these patterns on Ebay or small craft shows - no mass production. Do not sell the patterns. Please be kind and give credit to me, Betty Dekat aka primitivebettys for the design. *~*~* I would LOVE to see photos of the works you create using my patterns. If you would be so kind to share them with me, I would then share them with all ~ here on my picture trail.

Betty's Bio: My name is Betty... owner/designer of ~*primitivebettys*~. I am a creator of primitive, reproduction cross stitch originals & patterns, hooked rugs, and needle punch.  I love to share my joy of primitive folk art ~ cross stitch, needle punch, rug hooking, or just whatever tickles my fancy.

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