Friday, December 28, 2012

Aster Manor Quilt Tutorial By Ros Mirrington of Bloom Blog


If you like really PRETTY linens like I do then you're going to love the Aster Manor Quilt pillowcase tutorial that Ros Mirrington has on her Bloom blog.    Isn't that pretty?  I just LOVE it.

Aster Manor Quilt Tutorial
Free projects from Bloom @ Moda Bakeshop

Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Ros Mirrington of Bloom blog.

Here's what Ros had to say about her tutorial: The muted prettiness of 'Aster Manor' by 3 Sisters combined simply with linen, pearl buttons and ric-rac make up this dreamy little pillow. Finished size: approximately 12" x 20"

Ros's Terms of Use:  I have had the wonderful privilege of having some of my designs posted by Moda Bakeshop. These designs are free. Please link back to my designs if you use them and feel free to add photos to my 'Made with Bloom' Flickr group. Please do not use these tutorials for commercial purposes.

Ros's Blog Bio - A friend recently asked me which I could give up more easily, gardening or stitching. An impossible question. Of course, the suggestion that I could give up either is preposterous! If you are similarly enamored with blooms, whether they be real or stitched, welcome to my blog!

Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Written by  Ros Mirrington  of Bloom blog. Ros is an avid gardener, crafter, photographer, quilter, handbag designer, embroiderer, stitcher, crazy quilter, and seamstress.

Please visit her Bloom blog and her Bloom and Blossom Flickr photostream.

Rosebuds Tutorial By Carol Daisy of Embroideries From Daisy's Garden


I LOVE just about any kind of silk ribbon embroidery flower and was was thrilled to see that Carol Daisy had a wonderful tutorial on her Silk Ribbon Embroidery blog showing you how to make rosebuds in silk ribbon embroidery.  Enjoy making your flowers.

Rosebuds

Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Carol Daisy of Embroideries From Daisy's Garden.

Here's what Carol had to say about her tutorial:Detached Chain / Ribbon Stitch in 4 mm. Silk Ribbon - Basis of this rosebud is a Detached Chain Stitch, keep the ribbon as flat as possible to obtain a full bud. Stem Stitch is added in embroidery thread. Two ribbon stitches to form the calyx. Two small straight stitches at the tip of the bud in green thread ( or the colour of the bud ).

Please respect Carol's TERMS OF USE:  The patterns and designs are available for your private use only & remain the copyright of "Embroideries from Daisy's Garden". Ribbon Embroidery Supplies are available from our Website " Embroideries From Daisy's Garden."

Carol's Bio: My life is at the stage that I can indulge in my interests of Embroidery and Crafts. Ribbons,beads,threads, laces and trims all have a special place here in my studio. 

My childhood was spent on the family dairy farm in Toowoomba, Queensland. When I was about 12 years old, my Grandmother (nicknamed Daisy – hence the name Daisy’s Garden) introduced me to the joys of needlework. I am so thankful to her for giving me a skill that I could enjoy and build upon for life. After the chores were done, whenever I had some spare time, I would sit quietly on the front porch and stitch away. I remember these times so fondly. When I retired, and finally had some time to myself, I had the desire to do embroidery again. I didn’t get far with the fancy work tablecloth however, once I discovered Silk Ribbon Embroidery, I became addicted!

Copyright © 2012 - All Rights Reserved - Carol Daisy of Embroideries From Daisy's Garden.

Please visit her Embroideries From Daisy's Garden website at http://www.daisysgarden.net.au, her Silk Ribbon Embroidery blog at http://www.caroldaisy.blogspot.com/, and her Create-Enhance blog at http://www.create-enhance.com/.

How To Cut Dresden Plate Wedges From 5" Charm Squares Tutorial By Ros Mirrington of Bloom Blog

I just love Dresden Plate quilt designs and love seeing them. Whether it's on a large quilt, art quilt, or even table runners or place mats I think they're all fabulous. If you've ever wanted to try making a Dresden Plate quilt, but don't know how then you'll be pleased to know that Ros Mirrington of Bloom blog has a wonderful tips & techniques tutorial showing you how to cut Dresden Plate wedges from a 5" charm square. Enjoy the tip!


How To Cut Dresden Plate Wedges From 5" Charm Squares

Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Ros Mirrington of Bloom blog.

Here's what Ros had to say about her tutorial: You may remember my Mum's table runner that she has been working on? The pattern is called 'Plates for your Table' by Kim Walus at bitty bits & pieces. I said that we had modified Kim's instructions to suit two charm packs, instead of using fat quarters. This was followed closely by a query from a reader who 'couldn't for the life of her' work out how we had done that!

Ros's Terms of Use:  These designs are free.  Please link back to my designs if you use them and feel free to add photos to my 'Made with Bloom' Flickr group. Please do not use these tutorials for commercial purposes.

Ros's Blog Bio - A friend recently asked me which I could give up more easily, gardening or stitching. An impossible question. Of course, the suggestion that I could give up either is preposterous! If you are similarly enamored with blooms, whether they be real or stitched, welcome to my blog!

Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved - Written by  Ros Mirrington  of Bloom blog. Ros is an avid gardener, crafter, photographer, quilter, handbag designer, embroiderer, stitcher, crazy quilter, and seamstress.

Please visit her Bloom blog and her Bloom and Blossom Flickr photostream.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Cookies and Milk Snack Mat Tutorial By Amy of nanaCompany

I can hear my mother asking, "Who wants cookies and milk?" Me, me! Especially if it's served on an adorable snack mat like the one Amy has on her nanaCompany blog. I hope you enjoy Amy's tutorial.


Copyright © 2011 - All Rights Reserved - Amy of nanaCompany.

Here's what Amy had to say about her tutorial: Cookies and milk. Mmmm. We use these snack mats every night just before bed. And as I've said... cuter than paper plates, reusable, washable, and handmade with love. Let's do it!

Amy's Bio - Hi, my name is Amy. I live in a small house near the ocean in Los Angeles with my three children and my awesome husband. We are a lively family but we live very quietly ~ I can honestly say that all five of us are homebodies, looking forward to returning home whenever we go out. But the fun thing I've discovered while looking through my camera these past years, is that there is a lot of beauty in our "everyday." And I'm looking forward to sharing with you my life as I create and explore new ways to find that beauty.

Completely self-taught in everything, I am a "see it- do it" kind of girl. And I love trying new things. Maybe someday I'll have a real style, but for now I love vintage and modern, girly and clean, and everything in between.

Copyright © 2011-2012- All Rights Reserved - Amy of nanaCompany.

Please visit Amy's nanaCompany blog at http://nanacompany.typepad.com, her nanaCompany Etsy shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/nanacompany, and her Flickr stream at http://www.flickr.com/photos/nanacompany/




Making a Paper ATC Fan Tutorial By Laura Carson of Artfully Musing Blog


I LOVE ATC's and love the idea of making a beautiful paper fan out of ATC's. So, I was pleased to see that Laura Carson had a wonderful tutorial on her Artfully Musing blog showing you how to do this. How cool is that? I know I'm going to enjoy trying this. I hope you do, too.


Copyright © 2011 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Laura Carson of Artfully Musing.

Here's what Laura had to say about her tutorial:  My favorite size art piece to work with is the standard ATC size. But being a cluttered person (which I think is reflected in my art), I’m always looking for ways to cram more stuff on to the standard 2 1/2'” by 3 ½” space. If you are familiar with my work you know that I’m always going off the edges. I also like working with different shapes. I love fans and use fan images frequently in my art and I enjoy making paper fans. A while back I decided to marry the two; fans and ATCs. The result is in the pictures below. When the fan is closed the base dimension of a single blade is 2 ½” x 3 1/2”. But when open, the fan expands to a five blades – lots more room for stuff!

Please respect Laura's TERMS OF USE:  My tutorials are protected by U.S. & International copyright laws.  Do not copy, duplicate, alter or reproduce in anyway.  Please use for inspiration only. ALL NAMES, LOGOS AND DESIGNS ARE THE PROPERTY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OWNERS. ©2012 Laura Carson (Artfully Musing), All Rights Reserved

Laura's Bio: After retiring from the computer software industry where I spent my career designing, building and marketing software, I needed a creative outlet. A few years ago I discovered Mixed Media Art and have had a love affair ever since. I’ve taught classes in Altered Books, Handmade Books, Collage Art and Mix Media Art. I currently design for Alpha Stamps and I enjoy trading in various art groups. Starting this blog is a way of sharing my art and the wonderful art I have received from others. I specialize in very detailed multi-layered and textured pieces. I live in Anthem Arizona with my husband Kevin, dog Sandy, and cat Tigger.

Copyright © 2011 - All Rights Reserved - Laura Carson of Artfully Musing.

Please visit her Artfully Musing blog at  http://artfullymusing.blogspot.com/.



Lace Cards Tutorial By Karen Bailey of Todolwen Blog


I just love innovative and creative ways to help me get organized - especially when it comes to my craft supplies. So, I was thrilled to see that Karen Bailey had a wonderful tutorial on her Todolwen blog showing you how to make pretty little lace cards for organizing your lace. I'll be making plenty of these.  How about you?


Copyright © 2012 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Karen Bailey of Todolwen Blog

Here's what Karen had to say about her tutorial:  Hello my dear friends, I have been so very busy this past weekend working on several  projects. After finishing one of them that is when I thought this might be something good to share in the form of a short tutorial because I think that this quick and easy project might be of help to some of you to organize your laces and ribbons and ... it looks nice too!

I am sure you all agree that storing lace in different objects like old tins or jars looks amazing but ... when it comes to finding the right lace or ribbon to work with ... how many of you ~ just as I have been ~ were confronted with this hug ball of tangled lace? And this is what had happened to me over the weekend. I was working on my ballet slippers and I needed some lace which is stored in an old box and I ended up with almost all of it as one big ball in my hand and that is why I made this little tutorial. I didn't have to go out especially to buy anythingfor this project and I am sure many of you have everything you need right there at home already. It's a really good way to recycle as well because you can use almost any cardboard and container. I have also made two sizes of the lace cards so if you have less or more of a lace/ribbon you will have the right size card.

Please respect Karen's TERMS OF USE:  Please do not copy my tutorials in full and/or claim them to be your own and/or post them on your blog without my permission. Furthermore the sale of my tutorials is prohibited. All my designs are protected under copyright.

Karen's Bio: My name is Karen Bailey, and I am the wife for over 20 years to a now retired british serviceman and a Mum to two beautiful daughters. For many years we traveled and lived all over the world whilst serving in the army. After leaving the army we now live in Ontario, Canada. My passion is antiques, especially victorian unrestored furniture and household items and creating/crafting. For me there is nothing better when I have a moment to sit down and make something beautiful. My blog is 'Todolwen' which is an anogram made up from 'old to new' which is what I love to do ~ take something old and give it a new life. I hope you enjoy my makings as much as I enjoy creating them.

Copyright © 2012 - All Rights Reserved - Karen Bailey of  Todolwen Blog.

Please visit her Todolwen blog at http://todolwen.blogspot.com/.

How To Wash Vintage and Antique Lace Tutorial By Pamela Kellogg of Kitty and Me Designs


Lace is very, very common in crazy quilt creations. For some crazy quilt designers the old and more intricate the better. However, sometimes old lace presents a problem and needs to be washed. If you've ever wondered how to do this then you'll be pleased to know that Pamela Kellogg has a tutorial on her Kitty & Me Designs blog showing you how.

How To Wash Vintage and Antique Lace

Copyright © 2008 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Pamela Kellogg of Kitty & Me Designs.

Here's what Pamela had to say about her tutorial:  I recently received an email from a stitcher who just purchased a bagful of Vintage Lace at an antique shop and she wanted to know the proper way to wash it.

I'm sure many people are intimidated by old textiles, fearful that washing them will somehow cause deterioration. Honestly, it's quite the opposite. Dust & mold is what causes damage to lace & fabric so washing it is indeed a good way to preserve it.


Please respect Pamela's TERMS OF USE:  I like to share Craft and Embroidery Tutorials on how I do a variety of projects and techniques and helpful hints. I add to this list regularly. Please feel free to download the directions and if you try them, please let me know if you enjoyed the project!

Pamela's Bio:Designer, Textile Artist and Instructor. Although I love all forms of needlework and embroidery, my true passion is Crazy Quilting. I enjoy a quiet life in our little cottage by a lake in Northern Illinois. I frequent flea markets and antique shops looking for do-dads that I can sew on to my stitching projects. I offer some of my handmade items, along with my mom's and my sister's, in my Etsy shop. I enjoy baking and share many of my recipes here. And did I mention glitter?

Copyright © 2005 - 2012 - All Rights Reserved - Pamela Kellogg of Kitty & Me Designs .

Please visit her Kitty & Me Designs blog at http://kittyandmedesigns.blogspot.com/ and her Kitty & Me Designs Etsy shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/kittyandme.

Silk Ribbon Embroidery Tutorial - Loop Flower By Carol Daisy of Embroideries From Daisy's Garden


I LOVE just about any kind of silk ribbon embroidery flower and was was thrilled to see that Carol Daisy had a wonderful tutorial on her Silk Ribbon Embroidery blog showing you how to make a loop flower in silk ribbon embroidery.  Enjoy making your flowers.


Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Carol Daisy of Embroideries From Daisy's Garden.

Here's what Carol had to say about her tutorial: Flower combinations in 4 mm . Silk Ribbon - These are from a discontinued Introductory Kit. Satin -n-Cream on a Baby Quilt or for Doll Collectors. But I am sure you will find many other uses.

Please respect Carol's TERMS OF USE:  The patterns and designs are available for your private use only & remain the copyright of "Embroideries from Daisy's Garden". Ribbon Embroidery Supplies are available from our Website " Embroideries From Daisy's Garden."

Carol's Bio: My life is at the stage that I can indulge in my interests of Embroidery and Crafts. Ribbons,beads,threads, laces and trims all have a special place here in my studio. 

My childhood was spent on the family dairy farm in Toowoomba, Queensland. When I was about 12 years old, my Grandmother (nicknamed Daisy – hence the name Daisy’s Garden) introduced me to the joys of needlework. I am so thankful to her for giving me a skill that I could enjoy and build upon for life. After the chores were done, whenever I had some spare time, I would sit quietly on the front porch and stitch away. I remember these times so fondly. When I retired, and finally had some time to myself, I had the desire to do embroidery again. I didn’t get far with the fancy work tablecloth however, once I discovered Silk Ribbon Embroidery, I became addicted!

Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved - Carol Daisy of Embroideries From Daisy's Garden.

Please visit her Embroideries From Daisy's Garden website at http://www.daisysgarden.net.au, her Silk Ribbon Embroidery blog at http://www.caroldaisy.blogspot.com/, and her Create-Enhance blog at http://www.create-enhance.com/.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Tutorial - Fitting Appliquéd Text To A Quilt Block By Ros Mirrington of Bloom Blog

I just love quilting and sewing tips, especially when they come from masters of their trade.  And, Ros Mirrington Bloom blog  is a master at quilting.  So, I was happy to see that she had a wonderful tips & techniques tutorial on her Bloom blog showing you how to fit appliqued text to a quilt block. Enjoy the tip!

Tutorial - Fitting Appliquéd Text To A Quilt Block

Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Ros Mirrington of Bloom blog.

Here's what Ros had to say about her tutorial: I am working on a small quilt at the moment that I am hoping to be able to show you very soon. Occasionally, I have the need to appliqué text on a quilt or other project. I have put together a tutorial, as much for my own reference as anybody's, but perhaps you will find it useful. I am using Microsoft Word on a Mac, but the commands should be much the same for PC.

Ros's Terms of Use:  These designs are free. Please link back to my designs if you use them and feel free to add photos to my 'Made with Bloom' Flickr group. Please do not use these tutorials for commercial purposes.

Ros's Blog Bio - A friend recently asked me which I could give up more easily, gardening or stitching. An impossible question. Of course, the suggestion that I could give up either is preposterous! If you are similarly enamored with blooms, whether they be real or stitched, welcome to my blog!

Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Written by  Ros Mirrington  of Bloom blog. Ros is an avid gardener, crafter, photographer, quilter, handbag designer, embroiderer, stitcher, crazy quilter, and seamstress.

Please visit her Bloom blog and her Bloom and Blossom Flickr photostream.

Love to Cook - Rumer's Cookery Book Tutorial By Ros Coffey of RosMadeMe Blog

Are you looking for the perfect gift to make your favorite cook, your Mum, your daughters or granddaughters who LOVE to cook?  If you are then you'll be pleased to know that Ros Coffey has a wonderful tutorial on her RosMadeMe Blog blog showing you how to make a bag to store all those handwritten family recipes.  What a wonderful idea for gifts this holiday season.  Thanks, Ros.

Love to Cook - Rumer's Cookery Book Tutorial

Copyright © 2012 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Ros Coffey of RosMadeMe Blog.

Here's what Ros had to say about her tutorial:  I have a friend called Rumer, she likes to cook, mind you she also likes to knit, sew and play on her DS, which is not a bad thing considering her mum runs our local yarn shop. When I saw her today, she said she wanted to make lemon drizzle cake and then we started talking about her granny's amazing chicken soup and I thought now is the time for her to start collecting her family recipes in her own cook book which is why we are going to make her very own book to gather up the recipes. I wonder if like me and my mum you have recipes books filled with hand written little scraps of paper with your beloved family recipes, if you do then this is the perfect project for you start on.

Ros's Bio:I live by the sea, in Essex, in Leigh-on-sea. I have been making things since I was a child, earliest memories were embroidering squares of binca matting, making felt egg cups and ripping back my knitting when my sister had picked up a dropped stitch... yep, it really did have to be all my own work! I am a dreadful hoarder, with stashes of wool and fabric hidden around my house, together with the projects that I have not yet finished. I am currently making cushions, quilted, appliqued, stencilled... actually just anything that I will enjoy crafting.

Copyright © 2010 - 2012 - All Rights Reserved - Ros Coffey of RosMadeMe Blog .

Please visit her RosMadeMe blog at http://rosmademe.blogspot.com .

Basic Fusing Tips Tutorial By Frieda Anderson of Walks In The Woods - Art Quilts

Ever have a problem with your fusing?  I know I have.  If you have, too then you'll be happy to know that Freida Anderson has a page on basic fusing tips on her Walks In The Woods  blog that may help.

Basic Fusing Tips

Copyright © 2012 - All Rights Reserved - Freida Anderson of Freida Anderson - Quilt Artist Teacher.

Here's what Freida had to say about her tutorial: Let’s talk about basic fusing.  I have found out several things over the 30 years that I have been using fusible web. I have had some ups and downs but over all I love the process and the products that I use. I am a faculty member of the Chicago School of Fusing - dean of technology, I help people with their computers, printers, sewing machines, irons, if it is a machine I help them. I really think I could have been a mechanical engineer, well except for the math part.

Copyright © 2012 - All Rights Reserved - Freida Anderson of Freida Anderson - Quilt Artist Teacher.

Freida's Bio: Frieda is a fiber artist whose original quilts are inspired by the colors from nature and the everyday scenery that surrounds her living in the mid-west. Working with her own hand dyed cotton and silk fabrics is fun and challenging, the dyeing process is always a surprise. Frieda has been making quilts for over 40 years.  Freida is an award winning, widely published and recognized quilt artist and teacher whose work is exhibited throughout the world.  For more information on Frieda and her biography please CLICK HERE.

Copyright © 2012 - All Rights Reserved - Freida Anderson of Freida Anderson - Quilt Artist Teacher.

Please visit her  Freida Anderson  website at http://www.friestyle.com and her Walks In The Woods blog at  http://www.friestyle.blogspot.com/

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Altered Book Frame Tutorial By June Crawford of A Creative Dream

I am a book lover and book collector and just hate throwing a good book away. Well, you can imagine how pleased I was to see that June Crawford had a wonderful tutorial on her A Creative Dream blog showing you how to make an altered photo frame from an old book. I just love this idea.


Copyright © 2011 - All Rights Reserved - Written by June Crawford of A Creative Dream

Here's what June had to say about her tutorial:   Let's alter a book.... Not like I haven't done that pretty often, eh? I am somewhat obsessed with it aren't I? This time I have a twist though... instead of making another journal, how about we turn a book into my current fancy... a frame?

I seem to have caught this particular bug (for making frames) while I was working on the woven photo frame. (You know... the one that I've got up for grabs as the current give away...over there on the left).  Since you can alter books into so many other things, surely I can alter a book into a frame, right?

First is the deconstruction phase. One of the most interesting things I have found since I started altering books is how very simple it is to deconstruct one. I have always thought of a book as something that is rock solid, but all it takes is two carefully created incisions and you have a book cover separated from the book pages. My only caution here is that you be very careful (if you follow along and create your own) not to puncture the spine of the book while you make the incisions.

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.

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...

Copyright © 2011 - All Rights Reserved - June Crawford of A Creative Dream.

Please visit  her A Creative Dream blog at http://acreativedreamer.blogspot.com/. Her A Creative Dream Flickr page is at  http://www.flickr.com/photos/creativedreamer/ .

Recycled Pillow Case into Hand Stamped Ribbon Tutorial By Thespoena McLaughlin of Vintiquities Workshop

Have you ever thought of taking old pillowcases and creating hand stamped ribbons? Well, Thespa McLaughlin has and she shows you how to do this on her of Vintiquities Workshop. What a great idea for recycling old pillowcases!

Recycled Pillow Case into Hand Stamped Ribbon Tutorial

Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Thespoena McLaughlin of Vintiquities Workshop.

Here's what Thespa had to say about her tutorial:  This is a quick and easy tutorial that shows you how to make hand stamped ribbon out of an old pillowcase.

I buy old pillowcases for their decorative crochet trim and for their embroidered designs to use in my mixed media stitched projects. I'm left with the rest of the pillowcase that happens to be perfect for stamping on because of the tight weave of the fabric.


Please respect Thespa's TERM OF USE: My patterns & tutorials are for personal use ONLY. Not for resale. If you want to share it online please give full credit complete with a link to Vintiquities Workshop at http://vintiquitiesworkshop.blogspot.com .

Thespa's Bio: I am a mixed media artist living with my family in the Ozarks. I love aged turquoise, faded cream, and lots of romantic layers. I dig rusty things and found objects and frequently use them in my art.

Copyright © 2012 - All Rights Reserved - Thespoena McLaughlin of Vintiquities Workshop.

Please visit her Vintiquities Workshop at http://vintiquitiesworkshop.blogspot.com/.  You can also follow her on Pinterest here.




Wednesday, December 05, 2012

A Book Tutorial By June Crawford of A Creative Dream

Have you ever wanted to make a journal or book, but didn't know how? Well, if you have then you'll be happy to know that June Crawford has a wonderful tutorial on her A Creative Dream blog showing you how to make a book. Have fun!



Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Written by June Crawford of A Creative Dream

Here's what June had to say about her tutorial:  I am soooooo OVER this... Ok folks, I feel like I am always bitching...but I gotta tell ya...I really am SO OVER THIS...this was the view in my neighborhood Tuesday morning just a bit before 6:00 am. Snowing like the dickens...and, there's ice under that snow too. The city of Lexington had declared a snow emergency Monday evening...and work was going to begin on a two hour delay. I just couldn't face it. I called in and took a vacation day.

What better time to play with things I love the most? Ok, a couple of things I love the most...I've bunches of paper sitting around here, large, huge sheets of watercolor paper. I am not someone who plays well with watercolors, they are something I simply have not mastered...or come close to...at this point, but I do love the paper. Of course, if you read this blog you know I have a thing about paper...I'm not sure why, but I really have a thing about paper. I adore paper...it's a bizarre love affair really. I adore it, love the potential of what will come to be on it, and yet, I have shelf after shelf of blank books. Another thing I have "something" about...books, especially journaling sort of books. And, I have wanted to work on this coptic binding thing...Seemed like the perfect time to make another book.

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.

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...

Copyright © 2012 - All Rights Reserved - June Crawford of A Creative Dream.

Please visit  her A Creative Dream blog at http://acreativedreamer.blogspot.com/. Her A Creative Dream Flickr page is at  http://www.flickr.com/photos/creativedreamer/ .


Altoid's Tin Book Tutorial By Laura Carson of Artfully Musing Blog

If you love mixed media vintage creations and working with altoid tin's then you're going to love the "Altoid's Tin Book" tutorial that Laura Carson has on her Artfully Musing blog. I'm definitely going to make one. How about you?

Altoid's Tin Book

Copyright © 2012 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Laura Carson of Artfully Musing.

Here's what Laura had to say about her tutorial:  In this tutorial I’ll walk you through creating a vintage Altoid’s Tin book using chipboard and two Altoid’s tins. The fun part of this project is that by hinging two tins together it creates niches that you can load up with all kinds of embellishments.

Please respect Laura's TERMS OF USE:  My tutorials are protected by U.S. & International copyright laws.  Do not copy, duplicate, alter or reproduce in anyway.  Please use for inspiration only. ALL NAMES, LOGOS AND DESIGNS ARE THE PROPERTY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OWNERS. ©2012 Laura Carson (Artfully Musing), All Rights Reserved

Laura's Bio: After retiring from the computer software industry where I spent my career designing, building and marketing software, I needed a creative outlet. A few years ago I discovered Mixed Media Art and have had a love affair ever since. I’ve taught classes in Altered Books, Handmade Books, Collage Art and Mix Media Art. I currently design for Alpha Stamps and I enjoy trading in various art groups. Starting this blog is a way of sharing my art and the wonderful art I have received from others. I specialize in very detailed multi-layered and textured pieces. I live in Anthem Arizona with my husband Kevin, dog Sandy, and cat Tigger.

Copyright © 2012 - All Rights Reserved - Laura Carson of Artfully Musing.

Please visit her Artfully Musing blog at  http://artfullymusing.blogspot.com/.


Sunday, December 02, 2012

A Nifty Strip-Piecing Trick Tutorial By Ros Mirrington of Bloom Blog

Have you always wanted to learn how to strip-piece a quilt. Well, Ros Mirrington of Bloom blog has a wonderful tips & techniques tutorial on her Bloom blogshowing you a nifty strip-piecing trick. Enjoy the tip!

A Nifty Strip-Piecing Trick Tutorial

Copyright © 2011 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Ros Mirrington of Bloom blog.

Here's what Ros had to say about her tutorial: It happened this week that I needed a large panel (20 by 7) of randomised 1.5" patchwork squares - as you do?! I read about this great technique in Australian Quilter's Companion

Ros's Terms of Use:  These designs are free.  Please link back to my designs if you use them and feel free to add photos to my 'Made with Bloom' Flickr group. Please do not use these tutorials for commercial purposes.

Ros's Blog Bio - A friend recently asked me which I could give up more easily, gardening or stitching. An impossible question. Of course, the suggestion that I could give up either is preposterous! If you are similarly enamored with blooms, whether they be real or stitched, welcome to my blog!

Copyright © 2011 - All Rights Reserved - Written by  Ros Mirrington  of Bloom blog. Ros is an avid gardener, crafter, photographer, quilter, handbag designer, embroiderer, stitcher, crazy quilter, and seamstress.

Please visit her Bloom blog and her Bloom and Blossom Flickr photostream.

Formica Chip Ornament Tutorial By June Crawford of A Creative Dream

Are you looking for an adorable ornament for your tree this year? Or to give as a gift to a co-worker?  If you are then check out the Formica Chip Ornament tutorial June Crawford has on her A Creative Dream  blog.


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

Here's what June had to say about her tutorial:   A Little Holiday Cheer... Folks around the office are complaining about how there is no holiday cheer in the building. So, me being me, I thought...ok, why not spread a tad of cheer. Since everyone in our building actually celebrates Christmas, I thought..."Hey, why not Secret Elves spreading Random Acts of Holiday Cheer?". Imagine something like a "Secret Santa" sort of thing, where everyone is assigned a person from those participating to share random acts of cheer with. ...I would have gone with the Secret Santa, but I really prefer to think of myself as a cute little elf...rather than a rotund one. So...two weeks ago I posted a flyer, and stuck one in every mail box in the office encouraging people to participate. Tomorrow is the deadline for signing up.

As of Friday, when I left at the end of the day...counting myself and the two other girls that originally thought it was a great idea...a total of six are participating.  I think I have discovered why people are complaining about no holiday cheer.

Since so few are participating, and since I expect that very few more will be joining in, I decided that I would begin the spreading of random acts of holiday cheer when I assign everyone their victim. Besides, it would give me the chance to try something that I'd been wanting to for a while now. Off I go to my local home improvement store and their counter top samples. You know the ones I am talking about? The are in the kitchen area...they are small tiles of laminate with a hole punched in them so they can hang. Great for using to make small, very simple, ornaments.

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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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Design Heart - Silk Ribbon Embroidery Design Tutorial By Carol Daisy of Embroideries From Daisy's Garden

There is something very elegant about a silk ribbon embroidery heart. If you agree then you'll be pleased to know that Carol Daisy had created a beautiful heart design on her Silk Ribbon Embroidery blog that she is sharing with all of us. I can hardly wait to try it.

Design Heart - Silk Ribbon Embroidery Design

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Here's what Carol had to say about her tutorial:Could also be embroidered with Two Hearts intertwined.

Please respect Carol's TERMS OF USE:  The patterns and designs are available for your private use only & remain the copyright of "Embroideries from Daisy's Garden". Ribbon Embroidery Supplies are available from our Website " Embroideries From Daisy's Garden."

Carol's Bio: My life is at the stage that I can indulge in my interests of Embroidery and Crafts. Ribbons,beads,threads, laces and trims all have a special place here in my studio. 

My childhood was spent on the family dairy farm in Toowoomba, Queensland. When I was about 12 years old, my Grandmother (nicknamed Daisy – hence the name Daisy’s Garden) introduced me to the joys of needlework. I am so thankful to her for giving me a skill that I could enjoy and build upon for life. After the chores were done, whenever I had some spare time, I would sit quietly on the front porch and stitch away. I remember these times so fondly. When I retired, and finally had some time to myself, I had the desire to do embroidery again. I didn’t get far with the fancy work tablecloth however, once I discovered Silk Ribbon Embroidery, I became addicted!

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Please visit her Embroideries From Daisy's Garden website at http://www.daisysgarden.net.au, her Silk Ribbon Embroidery blog at http://www.caroldaisy.blogspot.com/, and her Create-Enhance blog at http://www.create-enhance.com/.

How To Make A Pincushion Ring Tutorial By Alma Stoller

I just LOVE Alma Stoller's tutorial for making a pincushion ring. I'm definitely going to make a few of these.


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Here's what Alma had to say about her tutorial:  Inspired by the pincushion ring the adorable and insanely talented Mondo Guerra often wore on Project Runway, I decided to make my own.

Please respect Alma's TERMS OF USE:  I encourage you to link back to my post. Please give credit where credit is due. Unless otherwise noted, all photos, text, ideas, tutorials and artwork on this blog are the property of Alma Stoller. I'm happy to share with you, but please do not copy, reproduce or use without permission. Thank you.

Copyright © 2003-2012 - All Rights Reserved - Alma Stoller of Alma Stoller blog. Alma is an artist, designer, and blogger.

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How To Make A Tie Tutorial By Alma Stoller

Do you love wearing ties? How you always wanted top make one of your own? Well, Alma Stoller has a wonderful tutorial on her Alma Stoller blog showing you how. Enjoy.

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Here's what Alma had to say about her tutorial:  I heart ties, but I have yet to find a cool one that actually fits. Men's ties are either too wide, too long or too 'ugh'. Boy's ties are too short and the fabric is always too 'blah'. It is never small enough, long enough, pretty or flattering enough. Traditional tie making is a total drag. You have to cut one length on the bias and the other length on the grain of the fabric. Then you have to cut interfacing and the lining. By the time I was done cutting, I couldn't tell what was what. So, here is a colorful and easy alternative. I know I am not the only one out there dying to get her tie fix on. So for all you tie-loving gals out there. This one is for you. Make it and Rock it. Any color, any size, any design you want.

Please respect Alma's TERMS OF USE:  I encourage you to link back to my post. Please give credit where credit is due. Unless otherwise noted, all photos, text, ideas, tutorials and artwork on this blog are the property of Alma Stoller. I'm happy to share with you, but please do not copy, reproduce or use without permission. Thank you.

Copyright © 2003-2012 - All Rights Reserved - Alma Stoller of Alma Stoller blog. Alma is an artist, designer, and blogger.

Please visit her Alma Stoller blog at http://www.almastoller.blogspot.com/, her Alma Stoller Facebook Page at  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Alma-Stoller/179752818769188 , and her Alma Stoller Tutorials ETSY Shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/AlmaStollerTutorials.