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August 1, 2011

CRESCENDOh: That's Totally Hot
mila baby shoe pattern

Monday, August 1, 2011

CRESCENDOh: Words of Wisdom
I want to be thoroughly used up when I die,
for the harder I work the more I live.


{George Bernard Shaw}

 
CRESCENDOh: Staccato
CRESCENDOh Staccato

Fleeting Thing
The Mila Baby shoe pattern.

L to R: 1. Sabrina Ward Harrison. 2. ThatOldBlueHouse2. 3. Three Points Kitchen.

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Kim Caldwell
Jessi Nagy Guest Curator
I have been creating arts and crafts for as long as I can remember. As a young girl, I used to go down to ...

Jessi Nagy
  Do What You Love   scrappy jessi

Kim Caldwell
Kim has become one of my closest friends. I adore her. She is the QUEEN of Art Events. Here's a look at my first solo trip to her event.

 

Teresa McFayden
I've known T for about 10 years. I met her when she owned her Foof-a-la shop. I've gone to every Silver Bella. I think she's so talented.

 

Scrappy Jessi
Here is one of my favorite posts.
My room re-do earlier this year.
It's better than Disneyland. It's my happiest place on earth.

 

Kimberly Santiago Kimberly Santiago Alumni Guest Curator
Every day is an artist statement, a metamorphosis of such, our given opportunity to create. Holding on to this concept can be daunting or sometimes overwhelming. As creative people, we know that to start at the beginning is deceptively simple ...
collage playground   craft and folk art museum   folk art museum
Collage Playground
by Kimberly Santiago
  Hodge Podge
This is my my home away from home.

  Artifacts Emporium
This is also my home away from home. Both are housed in the same building as my studio.

For the Love of ... Home  
spring banner lampshade   matsutake   tufted headboard
Redberry Barn
Spring banner lampshade.
  Matsutake
Fox lamp tutorial.
  Centsational Girl
Tufted headboard tutorial.

For the Love of ... Art Quilting  
stolen moments   chalkboard paint art quilt   prudent baby
Stolen Moments
Free motion stitching tips.
  Cynthia Shaffer
Chalkboard paint
art quilting tutorial.
  Prudent Baby
Free Motion Quilting tutorial.

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Crescendoh   Amanda Soule   mixed media workshop
Art Saves Beret
by Tracy Schultz
TUTORIALS • DIY PROJECTS
  The Rhythm of Family
by Amanda Soule
Available Now for Pre-Order
{Roost Books}
  Mixed Media Workshop
by Isaac Anderson
Available Now for Pre-Order
{Walter Foster}
{NEW Ideas Every Friday} INTRIGUING NEW TITLES ON THE HORIZON
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jewelry design challenge   jewelry design challenge   World of Geekcraft
A Place of Yes
by Bethenny Frankel
{Touchstone}
  The Creative Habit
by Twyla Tharp
{Simon & Schuster}
  My Life in France
by Julia Child
{Anchor Books}
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Ideas for the BIG day.
  Pay It Forward
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Martha Richardson   handkerchief roses   Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
Martha Richardson
After moving 800 miles away from my daughter, grandson, family & friends for ...
 

Eco Proper
Handkerchief Roses.

  Campaign for
Tobacco-Free Kids

Winning Smart. Saving Lives.
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The Good Coach
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Legato
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Shona Cole

Lynne Perrella

5 Messes to Make This Summer
by artist and author of The Artistic Mother:
Shona Cole
Legato Artist
LYNNE PERRELLA
The Place to Be The Art of Creative Cooking   Artistic Color Palettes
create health   frozen yogurt pops   CRESCENDOh Palette
Create Health
Online Workshop

by Dr. Shamanie Haneca
Enroll NOW

  All day I dream about food
Matcha frozen yogurt pops.
  Palate-Inspired
Palette.

OMG! The Best of Etsy

little town cuff

embroidered headband

steampunkfunk
Little town cuff.

lovemaude
Embroidered headband.

Encore on CRESCENDOh
embroidered paper doilies   altered shoes   knowing the exceptions
TUTORIAL :: Embroidered
Paper Doilies
  Art of the Dress :: Altered shoes.   Knowing the exceptions.

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July 31, 2011

CRESCENDOh: That's Totally Hot
ruffle apron

Sunday, July 31, 2011

CRESCENDOh: Words of Wisdom
Kindness is our power,
even when fondness is not.


{Samuel Johnson}

 
CRESCENDOh: Staccato
CRESCENDOh Staccato

Ruffle Apron

L to R: 1. Say Roquefort. 2.rufflesandlinen. 3. Missus C's Reverie.

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the artful parent
Julie Fei-Fan Balzer Guest Curator
I'm not a natural share-er. Oh, I'm delighted to give you paint or food or an hour of time. I'm an excellent listener and always ...

Becky Shander
  ann wood   Balzer Designs

The Artful Parent
Rubber cement and watercolor.

 

Ann Wood
Papier mache tea cups.

 

Balzer Designs
Art Journal Every Day.

 

Melissa Bolton Christine Mason Miller Alumni Guest Curator
I am honored to be back here at crescendoh.com with the story of where things went beyond the end of my original Art Saves story. My story ended in the fall of 2005, which marked the beginning of my foray into mixed-media work ...
ordinary sparkling moments   tara sophia mohr   helene finizio
Ordinary Sparkling Moments
  Tara Sophia Mohr
  Helene Finizio

For the Love of ... Fitness  
dangers of diet coke   stem yoga pants   crafting fitness
Care2
DANGERS
of
Diet Coke
  Nordstrom
Stem yoga pants.
  Crafting Fitness
To-Go

For the Love of ... Art Journaling  
paint chip art journal page   happiness is in the heart   art journal tutorial
Oops, i craft my pants
Paint chip art journal page.
  Birgit Koopsen
Happiness is in the heart.
  Tangie Baxter
Art journal tutorial.

Studio CRESCENDOh
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Crescendoh   Sew Wild   Creative Pilgrimage
Art Saves Beret
by Tracy Schultz
TUTORIALS • DIY PROJECTS
  Sew Wild
by Alisa Burke
Available Now for Pre-Order
{Interweave}
  Creative Pilgrimage
by Jenny Doh
Available Now for Pre-Order
{Quarry}
{NEW Ideas Every Friday} INTRIGUING NEW TITLES ON THE HORIZON
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Archives

jewelry design challenge   jewelry design challenge   World of Geekcraft
Signature Styles
by Jenny Doh
Review by Beth Livesay
{Lark Crafts}
  Water Paper Paint
by Heather Smith Jones
{Quarry}
  World of Geekcraft
by Susan Beal
Review by Andrew Mouet
{Chronicle Books}
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Readers Share
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  Handmade Ever After
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  Pay It Forward
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Marcia Beckett   bride's legs   Our Hands For Hope
Marcia Beckett
I've always loved art and crafting. As a little girl, I would cut up magazines to make ...
 

HoneyCase2
Bride's legs.

  Our Hands For Hope
Hope That Covers.
Submit your Pay it Forward videos or stories with photos to
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The Good Coach
Archives

Legato
Archives

Shona Cole

Ruth Singer

Getting Messy
by artist and author of The Artistic Mother:
Shona Cole
Legato Artist
RUTH SINGER
The Place to Be The Art of Creative Cooking   Artistic Color Palettes
flora bowley   peach collins   CRESCENDOh Palette
Bloom True with Flora Bowley
2-Day Workshop
in Southern California

October 29th-30th
Enroll NOW

  SippitySup
Peach Collins.
  Palate-Inspired
Palette.

OMG! The Best of Etsy

white gauze shrug

mohop shoes

larimeloom
White gauze shrug.

mohop
mohop shoes.

Encore on CRESCENDOh
how to fold an origami star   tortoise that could   flight 79
TUTORIAL :: How to fold an
origami star.
  UNCLASSIFIABLE :: Tortoise
that could.
  LOL :: Flight 79.

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July 30, 2011

CRESCENDOh: That's Totally Hot
Upcycled Cardboard Vase

Saturday, July 30, 2011

CRESCENDOh: Words of Wisdom
A happy life is one spent in
learning, earning, and yearning.


{Lillian Gish}

 
CRESCENDOh: Staccato
CRESCENDOh Staccato

Inspiration & Realisation
Upcycled Cardboard Vase.

L to R: 1. Tartelette. 2. Craftaholics Anonymous. 3. azulado.

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Sunprinting on Fabric
Julie Fei-Fan Balzer Guest Curator
I'm not a natural share-er. Oh, I'm delighted to give you paint or food or an hour of time. I'm an excellent listener and always ...

Becky Shander
  Ro Bruhn   Balzer Designs

Vintagepix
Sunprinting on Fabric.

 

Ro Bruhn
Painting in the Round.

 

Balzer Designs
Art Journal Every Day.

 

Melissa Bolton Christine Mason Miller Alumni Guest Curator
I am honored to be back here at crescendoh.com with the story of where things went beyond the end of my original Art Saves story. My story ended in the fall of 2005, which marked the beginning of my foray into mixed-media work ...
ordinary sparkling moments   Tara Gentile   Do What You Love
Ordinary Sparkling Moments
  Tara Gentile
  Do What You Love

For the Love of ... Artwear  
Mauve gathered dress   Heart Cut Out Dress   How-To Sew a Ruffle Dress and Skirt
CherryBalm
Mauve gathered dress.
  Vivat Veritas
Heart Cut Out Dress.
  Craft:
How-To Sew a Ruffle Dress and Skirt.

For the Love of ... Film  
Rocket Science   Up   The Men Who Stare at Goats
Rocket Science
Directed by Jeffrey Blitz.
  Up
Directed by Pete Docter.
  The Men Who
Stare At Goats

Directed by Grant Heslov.

Studio CRESCENDOh
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Crescendoh   Sew Wild   Creative Pilgrimage
Art Saves Beret
by Tracy Schultz
TUTORIALS • DIY PROJECTS
  Sew Wild
by Alisa Burke
Available Now for Pre-Order
{Interweave}
  Creative Pilgrimage
by Jenny Doh
Available Now for Pre-Order
{Quarry}
{NEW Ideas Every Friday} INTRIGUING NEW TITLES ON THE HORIZON
Titles to Remember Book Reviews
Archives

jewelry design challenge   jewelry design challenge   World of Geekcraft
Signature Styles
by Jenny Doh
Review by Beth Livesay
{Lark Crafts}
  Water Paper Paint
by Heather Smith Jones
{Quarry}
  World of Geekcraft
by Susan Beal
Review by Andrew Mouet
{Chronicle Books}
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Readers Share
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Archives

  Handmade Ever After
Ideas for the BIG day.
  Pay It Forward
Archives
Marcia Beckett   DIY Sketchbook Wedding Favors   Our Hands For Hope
Marcia Beckett
I've always loved art and crafting. As a little girl, I would cut up magazines to make ...
 

Ruffled
DIY Sketchbook Wedding Favors.

  Our Hands For Hope
Hope That Covers.
Submit your Pay it Forward videos or stories with photos to
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The Good Coach
Archives

Legato
Archives

Shona Cole

Ruth Singer

Getting Messy
by artist and author of The Artistic Mother:
Shona Cole
Legato Artist
RUTH SINGER
The Place to Be The Art of Creative Cooking   Artistic Color Palettes
flora bowley   Roasted Tomato Soup   CRESCENDOh Palette
Bloom True with Flora Bowley
2-Day Workshop
in Southern California

October 29th-30th
Enroll NOW

  Sprouted Kitchen
Roasted Tomato Soup.
  Palate-Inspired
Palette.

OMG! The Best of Etsy

Champagne Lace Collar

Long dangle earrings

callmemimi
Champagne Lace Collar.

CallOfEarth
Long dangle earrings.

Encore on CRESCENDOh
how to fold an origami star   tortoise that could   flight 79
TUTORIAL :: How to fold an
origami star.
  UNCLASSIFIABLE :: Tortoise
that could.
  LOL :: Flight 79.

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July 29, 2011

CRESCENDOh: That's Totally Hot
Messenger Bag from Cargo Pants Tutorial

Friday, July 29, 2011

CRESCENDOh: Words of Wisdom
It's very important in life to know when to shut up.
You should not be afraid of silence.


{Alex Trebek}

 
CRESCENDOh: Staccato
CRESCENDOh Staccato

Noodlehead
Messenger Bag
from Cargo Pants Tutorial.

L to R: 1. katie did. 2. Zipper8Lighting. 3. Vanilla Garlic.

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Overdue Haiku
Julie Fei-Fan Balzer Guest Curator
I'm not a natural share-er. Oh, I'm delighted to give you paint or food or an hour of time. I'm an excellent listener and always ...

Becky Shander
  Staple a Bezel   Balzer Designs

Artsyville
Overdue Haiku.

 

Objects and Elements
Staple a Bezel.

 

Balzer Designs
Art Journal Every Day.

 

Melissa Bolton Christine Mason Miller Alumni Guest Curator
I am honored to be back here at crescendoh.com with the story of where things went beyond the end of my original Art Saves story. My story ended in the fall of 2005, which marked the beginning of my foray into mixed-media work ...
ordinary sparkling moments   Angela Ritchie's Ace Camps   French General
Ordinary Sparkling Moments
  Angela Ritchie's
Ace Camps

  French General

For the Love of ... Creative Stitching  
DIY Sewn Fish Toy   DIY Sew-in Labels   Sewn Envelope Tutorial
Made by Joel
DIY Sewn Fish Toy.
  IndieMade
DIY Sew-in Labels.
  May Contain Nutz
Sewn Envelope Tutorial.

For the Love of ... Mommy&Me  
How to Make an Eco Friendly Boat   DIY Twirly Toy   Pixel Painting
craft-project.com
How to Make an
Eco Friendly Boat.
  giddy giddy
DIY Twirly Toy.
  Alphamom
Pixel Painting.

Studio CRESCENDOh
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Archives

Crescendoh   Sew Wild   Creative Pilgrimage
Art Saves Beret
by Tracy Schultz
TUTORIALS • DIY PROJECTS
  Sew Wild
by Alisa Burke
Available Now for Pre-Order
{Interweave}
  Creative Pilgrimage
by Jenny Doh
Available Now for Pre-Order
{Quarry}
{NEW Ideas Every Friday} INTRIGUING NEW TITLES ON THE HORIZON
Titles to Remember Book Reviews
Archives

jewelry design challenge   jewelry design challenge   World of Geekcraft
Signature Styles
by Jenny Doh
Review by Beth Livesay
{Lark Crafts}
  Water Paper Paint
by Heather Smith Jones
{Quarry}
  World of Geekcraft
by Susan Beal
Review by Andrew Mouet
{Chronicle Books}
DISCOVER BOOKS BOTH NEW & TIMELESS

Readers Share
"Art Saves" Stories
Archives

  Handmade Ever After
Ideas for the BIG day.
  Pay It Forward
Archives
Marcia Beckett   Pinwheel Cake Topper   Our Hands For Hope
Marcia Beckett
I've always loved art and crafting. As a little girl, I would cut up magazines to make ...
 

La Belle Bride
Pinwheel Cake Topper.

  Our Hands For Hope
Hope That Covers.
Submit your Pay it Forward videos or stories with photos to
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The Good Coach
Archives

Legato
Archives

Shona Cole

Ruth Singer

Getting Messy
by artist and author of The Artistic Mother:
Shona Cole
Legato Artist
RUTH SINGER
The Place to Be The Art of Creative Cooking   Artistic Color Palettes
flora bowley   Wimbledon Roll   CRESCENDOh Palette
Bloom True with Flora Bowley
2-Day Workshop
in Southern California

October 29th-30th
Enroll NOW

  The Boy Who Bakes
Wimbledon Roll.
  Palate-Inspired
Palette.

OMG! The Best of Etsy

mug cozy

Booklace Pendant III

Lasunka
Black Crochet Barefoot Sandals.

IllyriaPottery
Booklace Pendant III.

Encore on CRESCENDOh
how to fold an origami star   tortoise that could   flight 79
TUTORIAL :: How to fold an
origami star.
  UNCLASSIFIABLE :: Tortoise
that could.
  LOL :: Flight 79.

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July 28, 2011

CRESCENDOh: That's Totally Hot
Make a Patchwork Pet Bed

Thursday, July 28, 2011

CRESCENDOh: Words of Wisdom
Age appears to be best in four things;
old wood best to burn, old wine to drink,
old friends to trust, and old authors to read.


{Francis Bacon}

 
CRESCENDOh: Staccato
CRESCENDOh Staccato

Apartment Therapy
Make a Patchwork Pet Bed.

L to R: 1. Baby Lifestyles. 2. Form V Artisan. 3. Kitchen Parade.

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Stamp + Waterbrush
Julie Fei-Fan Balzer Guest Curator
I'm not a natural share-er. Oh, I'm delighted to give you paint or food or an hour of time. I'm an excellent listener and always ...

Becky Shander
  Jane Davies   Balzer Designs

elvie studio
Stamp + Waterbrush.

 

Jane Davies
Book Release.

 

Balzer Designs
Art Journal Every Day.

 

Melissa Bolton Christine Mason Miller Alumni Guest Curator
I am honored to be back here at crescendoh.com with the story of where things went beyond the end of my original Art Saves story. My story ended in the fall of 2005, which marked the beginning of my foray into mixed-media work ...
ordinary sparkling moments   craft and folk art museum   folk art museum
Ordinary Sparkling Moments
  The Urban Craft Center
  Zinnia

For the Love of ... GreenChic  
Upcycled Sweater Boots   DIY Upcycled Folding Note with Upcycled Envelope   Upcycled Spoon Garden Markers
Instructables
Upcycled Sweater Boots.
  paragraphcove
Folding Note with Envelope.
  Eye Spy DIY!
Upcycled Spoon
Garden Markers.

For the Love of ... Giving  
Hand Printed Gift Wrap Tutorial   Summer Sunglasses Case   Something Special Card + Envelope Tutorial
Unruly Things
Hand Printed
Gift Wrap Tutorial.
  Sew Fantastic
Summer Sunglasses Case.
  Sew, Mama, Sew!
Something Special Card + Envelope Tutorial.

Studio CRESCENDOh
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Crescendoh   Sew Wild   Creative Pilgrimage
Blossoming Hello
by Rachel Emilie Jackson
TUTORIALS • DIY PROJECTS
  Sew Wild
by Alisa Burke
Available Now for Pre-Order
{Interweave}
  Creative Pilgrimage
by Jenny Doh
Available Now for Pre-Order
{Quarry}
{NEW Ideas Every Friday} INTRIGUING NEW TITLES ON THE HORIZON
Titles to Remember Book Reviews
Archives

jewelry design challenge   jewelry design challenge   World of Geekcraft
Signature Styles
by Jenny Doh
Review by Beth Livesay
{Lark Crafts}
  Water Paper Paint
by Heather Smith Jones
{Quarry}
  World of Geekcraft
by Susan Beal
Review by Andrew Mouet
{Chronicle Books}
DISCOVER BOOKS BOTH NEW & TIMELESS

Readers Share
"Art Saves" Stories
Archives

  Handmade Ever After
Ideas for the BIG day.
  Pay It Forward
Archives
Marcia Beckett   Bouquet Favor Box   Our Hands For Hope
Marcia Beckett
I've always loved art and crafting. As a little girl, I would cut up magazines to make ...
 

Once Wed
Bouquet Favor Box.

  Our Hands For Hope
Hope That Covers.
Submit your Pay it Forward videos or stories with photos to
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The Good Coach
Archives

Legato
Archives

Shona Cole

Ruth Singer

Getting Messy
by artist and author of The Artistic Mother:
Shona Cole
Legato Artist
RUTH SINGER
The Place to Be The Art of Creative Cooking   Artistic Color Palettes
flora bowley   Gomadofu (Sesame Tofu)   CRESCENDOh Palette
Bloom True with Flora Bowley
2-Day Workshop
in Southern California

October 29th-30th
Enroll NOW

  Chocolate & Zucchini
Gomadofu (Sesame "Tofu").
  Palate-Inspired
Palette.

OMG! The Best of Etsy

Paisley Embroidered Button Hair Pins

Short Dress

deepindigo
Paisley Embroidered Button Hair Pins.

malam
Short Dress.

Encore on CRESCENDOh
how to fold an origami star   tortoise that could   flight 79
TUTORIAL :: How to fold an
origami star.
  UNCLASSIFIABLE :: Tortoise
that could.
  LOL :: Flight 79.

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July 27, 2011

CRESCENDOh: That's Totally Hot
origami lightbulbs

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

CRESCENDOh: Words of Wisdom
Stop counting crayons, just draw pictures.


{Mark Scharenbroich}

 
CRESCENDOh: Staccato
CRESCENDOh Staccato

Carnets Parisiens
Origami light bulbs.

L to R: 1. Cinderberry Stitches. 2. Hello Crafty. 3. comme un lait fraise.

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christy tomlinson
Julie Fei-Fan Balzer Guest Curator
I'm not a natural share-er. Oh, I'm delighted to give you paint or food or an hour of time. I'm an excellent listener and always ...

Becky Shander
  paper tape   Balzer Designs

Christy Tomlinson
Behind the art.

 

Just Something I Made
Paper tape.

 

Balzer Designs
Art Journal Every Day.

 

Melissa Bolton Christine Mason Miller Alumni Guest Curator
I am honored to be back here at crescendoh.com with the story of where things went beyond the end of my original Art Saves story. My story ended in the fall of 2005, which marked the beginning of my foray into mixed-media work ...
ordinary sparkling moments   rock scissor paper   good on paper
Ordinary Sparkling Moments
  Rock Scissor Paper
  Good On Paper

For the Love of ... Zakka  
scarf bibs   zakka life   crafting fitness
That's Happy
Scarf bibs.
  Zakka Life
Coin purse with yogurt lids.
  Craft Joys
Reversable zakka
pouch tutorial.

For the Love of ... Art Quilting  
sleeping bag pattern   felt flower tutorial   mug rug tutorial
Flossie Teacakes
Three Bears'
sleeping bag pattern.
  Christina Romeo
  Whipup
Mug rug tutorial.

Studio CRESCENDOh
Archives
Titles to Remember Book Reviews
Archives

Crescendoh   Sew Wild   Creative Pilgrimage
Blossoming Hello
by Rachel Emilie Jackson
TUTORIALS • DIY PROJECTS
  Sew Wild
by Alisa Burke
Available Now for Pre-Order
{Interweave}
  Creative Pilgrimage
by Jenny Doh
Available Now for Pre-Order
{Quarry}
{NEW Ideas Every Friday} INTRIGUING NEW TITLES ON THE HORIZON
Titles to Remember Book Reviews
Archives

jewelry design challenge   jewelry design challenge   World of Geekcraft
Signature Styles
by Jenny Doh
Review by Beth Livesay
{Lark Crafts}
  Water Paper Paint
by Heather Smith Jones
{Quarry}
  World of Geekcraft
by Susan Beal
Review by Andrew Mouet
{Chronicle Books}
DISCOVER BOOKS BOTH NEW & TIMELESS

Readers Share
"Art Saves" Stories
Archives

  Handmade Ever After
Ideas for the BIG day.
  Pay It Forward
Archives
Marcia Beckett   jenga guestbook   Our Hands For Hope
Marcia Beckett
I've always loved art and crafting. As a little girl, I would cut up magazines to make ...
 

Oh Lovely Day
Guestbook alternative.

  Our Hands For Hope
Hope That Covers.
Submit your Pay it Forward videos or stories with photos to
mailbox@crescendoh.com.

The Good Coach
Archives

Legato
Archives

Shona Cole

Ruth Singer

Getting Messy
by artist and author of The Artistic Mother:
Shona Cole
Legato Artist
RUTH SINGER
The Place to Be The Art of Creative Cooking   Artistic Color Palettes
flora bowley   bourbon raspberry preserves   CRESCENDOh Palette
Bloom True with Flora Bowley
2-Day Workshop
in Southern California

October 29th-30th
Enroll NOW

  Lighter and Local
Bourbon Raspberry
Cherry Preserves.
  Palate-Inspired
Palette.

OMG! The Best of Etsy

bow bobby pins

ooii red

TsuraLi
Bow bobby pins.

ZUZII
ooii red.

Encore on CRESCENDOh
how to fold an origami star   tortoise that could   flight 79
TUTORIAL :: How to fold an
origami star.
  UNCLASSIFIABLE :: Tortoise
that could.
  LOL :: Flight 79.

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July 26, 2011

CRESCENDOh: That's Totally Hot
cranberry glass

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

CRESCENDOh: Words of Wisdom
Are you really sure that a floor can't also be a ceiling?


{M.C. Escher}

 
CRESCENDOh: Staccato
CRESCENDOh Staccato

Homework
Cranberry glass tutorial.

L to R: 1. Catch My Party. 2. seaworthysend. 3. Greedy Gourmet.

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daisy yellow
Julie Fei-Fan Balzer Guest Curator
I'm not a natural share-er. Oh, I'm delighted to give you paint or food or an hour of time. I'm an excellent listener and always ...

Becky Shander
  Judy Wise   Balzer Designs

Daisy Yellow
Groovy printed papers.

 

Judy Wise
Journal pages.

 

Balzer Designs
Art Journal Every Day.

 

Melissa Bolton Christine Mason Miller Alumni Guest Curator
I am honored to be back here at crescendoh.com with the story of where things went beyond the end of my original Art Saves story. My story ended in the fall of 2005, which marked the beginning of my foray into mixed-media work ...
ordinary sparkling moments   Denver Art Museum   Red Stamp
Ordinary Sparkling Moments
  Denver Museum of Art
  Red Stamp

For the Love of ... DIY  
DIY Hoop Tutorial   prom corsage and boutonniere   armband
Sweet Designs
DIY Hoop Tutorial.
  Cynthia Shaffer
Prom corsage & boutonniere tutorial.
  Maikitten
Armband.

For the Love of ... Artwear  
simple bow tie tutorial   innove   men's shirt skirt
sweet verbena
Simple bow tie tutorial.
  innove
DIY shoes.
  Ruffles & Roses
Men's shirt skirt tutorial.

Studio CRESCENDOh
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mug cozy

karaku

LedannaPatchwork

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TUTORIAL :: How to fold an
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July 25, 2011

CRESCENDOh: That's Totally Hot
kinderpendent

Monday, July 25, 2011

CRESCENDOh: Words of Wisdom
I was trying to daydream,
but my mind kept wandering.


{Steven Wright}

 
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Kinderpendent
DIY decals tutorial.

L to R: 1. Indie Spotting. 2. Form V Artisan. 3. Lasunka.

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Julie Fei-Fan Balzer Guest Curator
I'm not a natural share-er. Oh, I'm delighted to give you paint or food or an hour of time. I'm an excellent listener and always ...

Becky Shander
  Do What You Love   Balzer Designs

Alisa Burke
Rolling Pin Stamps.

 

Do What You Love
Cori Dantini

 

Balzer Designs
Art Journal Every Day.

 

Melissa Bolton Christine Mason Miller Alumni Guest Curator
I am honored to be back here at crescendoh.com with the story of where things went beyond the end of my original Art Saves story. My story ended in the fall of 2005, which marked the beginning of my foray into mixed-media work ...
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Ordinary Sparkling Moments
  Craft and Folk Art Museum
  Henry Darger Study Center at the American Folk Art Museum

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weight loss yoga   hotel yoga   crafting fitness
Sadie Nardini
Weight Loss Yoga in
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Hotel Yoga.
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To-Go

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knitted flower tutorial   felt flower tutorial   quilted flower tutorial
Zibeline Knits
Knitted flower tutorial.
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Marcia Beckett
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Buttonzandbloomz
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Getting Messy
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Shona Cole
Legato Artist
RUTH SINGER
The Place to Be The Art of Creative Cooking   Artistic Color Palettes
flora bowley   Cherry Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast   CRESCENDOh Palette
Bloom True with Flora Bowley
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October 29th-30th
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  The fig test kitchen
Chipwich.
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OMG! The Best of Etsy

mug cozy

crocheted bow pendant

KnitStorm
Mug Cozy.

sidirom
Crocheted bow pendant.

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how to fold an origami star   tortoise that could   flight 79
TUTORIAL :: How to fold an
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July 24, 2011

CRESCENDOh: That's Totally Hot
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Sunday, July 24, 2011

CRESCENDOh: Words of Wisdom
People don't come to church for preachments, of course,
but to daydream about God.


{Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.}

 
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The Wind and the Sail
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L to R: 1. PilliPillihandmade. 2. Marylinn Kelly. 3. Babble.

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Becky Shander Alumni Guest Curator
Art means almost everything to me; it always has. During darker moments art has always been there for me, at the ready to soothe ...

Becky Shander
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Soul Aperture
Granola recipe.

 

Petite Michelle Louise
Giving your spirit wings.

 

Becky Shander
Art aspirations.

 

Melissa Bolton Melissa Bolton Alumni Guest Curator
I am so excited to have been asked to return as alumnus Guest Curator here at CRESCENDOh. Last time I shared the story of how I came to be an online boutique owner. I am still the proud proprietress of Adored Before. Since then, some things have evolved ...
antique lace   lottery ticket   silhouette tutorial
Melissa Bolton
Antique lace.
  Artmind
Make your own
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  Everyday Mom Ideas
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Life on the Balcony
How to turn a
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blanket stitch tutorial   Go 4 Pro   shirred shirt tutorial
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Pathway to Improvement
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With human hair, Tabitha creates
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The Place to Be The Art of Creative Cooking   Artistic Color Palettes
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Bloom True with Flora Bowley
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Buttercream roses.
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andie specialty sweets

hope dress

andiespecialtysweets
Edible wild sugar mushrooms.

malphi
Verity hope dress.

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July 23, 2011

CRESCENDOh: That's Totally Hot
Sailor's Knot Bracelets

Saturday, July 23, 2011

CRESCENDOh: Words of Wisdom
If you're quiet, you're not living.
You've got to be noisy and colorful and lively.


{Mel Brooks}

 
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CRESCENDOh Staccato

The Etsy Blog
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L to R: 1. lillyella. 2. dennisanderson. 3. Herbivoracious.

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Art means almost everything to me; it always has. During darker moments art has always been there for me, at the ready to soothe ...

Becky Shander
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Elvie Studio
Inspiration Monday.

 

All Things Paper
Doodling on my Droid.

 

Becky Shander
Mouse in the House.

 

Melissa Bolton Melissa Bolton Alumni Guest Curator
I am so excited to have been asked to return as alumnus Guest Curator here at CRESCENDOh. Last time I shared the story of how I came to be an online boutique owner. I am still the proud proprietress of Adored Before. Since then, some things have evolved ...
antique lace   52 Things I Love About You   Swinging Away My Troubles
Melissa Bolton
Antique lace.
  onetomatotwo
52 Things I Love About You.
  MarKhed
Swinging Away My Troubles.

For the Love of ... Creative Stitching  
Composition Book Cover Tutorial   Japanese Bean Bags   Fabric Gift Bags
Momma Go Round
Composition Book
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  Honey & Daisy
Japanese Bean Bags.
  SouleMama
Fabric Gift Bags.

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Dolce & Gabbana Metallic Oxfords   manila mailing envelope   DIY shoes
I Spy DIY
Dolce & Gabbana
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Glenda Hoagland
I am in the middle of one of the most important times of my life and art has been ...
 

Peonies and Polaroids
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  MediSend International
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Shona Cole

tabitha moses

Pathway to Improvement
by artist and author of The Artistic Mother:
Shona Cole
Legato Artist
TABITHA MOSES
With human hair, Tabitha creates
powerful objects to be contemplated.
The Place to Be The Art of Creative Cooking   Artistic Color Palettes
flora bowley   Cucumber Lime Mint Agua Fresca   CRESCENDOh Palette
Bloom True with Flora Bowley
2-Day Workshop
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October 29th-30th
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  Simply Recipes
Cucumber Lime Mint
Agua Fresca.
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Palette.

OMG! The Best of Etsy

How Does Your Garden Grow Coasters

Natural Eileen

Waterrose
How Does Your Garden Grow Coasters.

RachelleD
Natural Eileen.

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free motion quilt tutorial   porous borders   free motion stitching tutorial
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