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November 2011

December 1, 2011

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DIY Colored Pencil Jewelry

Thursday, December 1, 2011

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Enthusiasm is the most important thing in life.


{Tennessee Williams}

 
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Design Mom
DIY Colored Pencil Jewelry.

L to R: 1. Upcycled Gift Wrapping by Craft:.
2.
Native American Ring by CallOfEarth.
3. Thai Basil Turkey Wraps Recipe by Steamy Kitchen.

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The Cherry Blossom Girl
Tiffany Kirchner Dixon Guest Curator
I have always been a crafter. From dabbling in knitting and making homemade Christmas ornaments to working with ...

Tiffany Kirchner Dixon
  La vie en rose   The Fancy Farm Girl

The Cherry Blossom Girl
The coolest self portrait taking, French fashionista ever!

 

La vie en rose
La vie en rose photographic inspiration.

 

The Fancy Farm Girl
Vintage Hollywood Glam.

 

Jenn Docherty Jenn Docherty Guest Curator
At different phases in my life, art has nurtured me in different ways. As my emotional landscape changed, so, too, did my mode of creative expression. As a child, I wasn't terribly artistic, but I was imaginative and creative ...
sweet needle felts   Kiddie Records Weekly   inspired ideas
Sweet Needle Felts
by Jenn Docherty.
  Kiddie Records Weekly
Vintage kid records provide the perfect soundtrack for conjuring your inner child!
  inspired ideas
This magazine is so colorful, inspirational
and lovely!

For the Love of ... Home  
DIY Color Path Pillow   Fabric-Covered Mat How-To   Anthropologie Lampshade Tutorial
Sew Homegrown
DIY Color Path Pillow.
  Delightful Distractions
Fabric-Covered Mat How-To.
  design dump
Anthropologie Lampshade Tutorial.

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Button Birthday Card by Melody Nunez   Furoshiki Fabric Wraps   Staedtler Lumocolor Permanent Markers
Macrame Lanyard Tutorial
by Jenny Doh
TUTORIALS • DIY PROJECTS
  Furoshiki Fabric Wraps
by Pixieladies
Available Now for Pre-Order
{C&T Publishing}
  Staedtler Lumocolor
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Blank Playing Cards   Personal Geographies   visual crochet
Blank Playing Cards  

Personal Geographies: Explorations in Mixed-Media Mapmaking
by Jill K. Berry
{North Light}

  Visual Quick Tips Crochet
by Cecily Keim & Kim P. Werker
{Wiley Publishing}
OUR FAVORITE AMAZON FINDS   DISCOVER BOOKS BOTH NEW & TIMELESS

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  Handmade Ever After
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  Pay It Forward
Linda Hardy   DIY Wedding Flower Garland   The Miracle Foundation
Denyse Dar
Being a square peg in a round hole both in your family and in your community makes for a depressing life ...
 

Once Wed
DIY Wedding Flower Garland.

  The Miracle Foundation
Transforming children's lives.
One orphan at a time.
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The Good Coach
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The Good Coach

ALISA BURKE

How to Daydream Productively
by Artist, Author, Creativity Coach
Quinn McDonald
Legato Artist
ALISA BURKE
Tweeters We Love
squam   Maya Donenfeld   Amanda Soule
@squamlove
Squam Art Workshops.
  @MayaDonenfeld
mother. wife. artist. sewer. thrifter. maker.
  @AmandaSoule
Mama. Writer. Crafter.
The Place to Be The Art of Creative Cooking   Artistic Color Palettes
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An Affair to Remember   Coconut Rice with Black Beans, Plantains, and Mango Salsa   CRESCENDOh Palette
An Affair at Tiffany's
May 3–6, 2012
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  Herbivoracious
Coconut Rice with Black Beans, Plantains, and Mango Salsa.
  Palate-Inspired
Palette.

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Handmade Bee Hive Zipper Pouch

Creamy Wrinkled Leather Brooch

SeaPinks
Handmade Bee Hive Zipper Pouch.

elehandmade
Creamy Wrinkled Leather Brooch.

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Thinking Out Loud
So proud.
  Crochetologie
Crocheted Hemp Yarn
Heart Invitations

  Studio CRESCENDOh
The Painting Studio Update.

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November 30, 2011

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sophie windsor clive murmuration

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

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Character is much easier kept than recovered.


{Thomas Paine}

 
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Sophie Windsor Clive
Murmuration
[We dare you not to be fascinated and inspired by this video.]

L to R: 1. Blueberry Ghost Cheese Pie by Sweet Twist of Blogging.
2. Blue Brooch Crochet Flower by imynda.
3. Patching a Knee by make handmade.

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velvet strawberries
Tiffany Kirchner Dixon Guest Curator
I have always been a crafter. From dabbling in knitting and making homemade Christmas ornaments to working with ...

Tiffany Kirchner Dixon
  in jennie's kitchen   The Fancy Farm Girl

Velvet Strawberries
Too cute for words.

 

In Jennie's Kitchen
Life is too short not to make pie.

 

The Fancy Farm Girl
Vintage Hollywood Glam.

 

Jenn Docherty Jenn Docherty Guest Curator
At different phases in my life, art has nurtured me in different ways. As my emotional landscape changed, so, too, did my mode of creative expression. As a child, I wasn't terribly artistic, but I was imaginative and creative ...
sweet needle felts   mouseshouses   Ann Wood
Sweet Needle Felts
by Jenn Docherty.
  MousesHouses
The coziest of
little mouse worlds.
  Ann Wood
One of these days I will make a boat via this tutorial by one of my favorite artists, Ann Wood. Couldn't you imagine a wee felt bunny
taking the healm?

For the Love of ... Giving  
paper flower poms   furoshiki tutorial   christmas wrap tutorial
The White Library
DIY Recycled Paper
Flower Poms Tutorial.
  Diana Trout
Furoshiki Eco Wrap
with Cloth Tutorial.
  Shimelle
Christmas Wrap Tutorial.

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Macrame Lanyard Tutorial
by Jenny Doh
TUTORIALS • DIY PROJECTS
  Furoshiki Fabric Wraps
by Pixieladies
Available Now for Pre-Order
{C&T Publishing}
  Staedtler Lumocolor
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Brother Serger   Personal Geographies   visual crochet
Brother 1034D Thread Serger
 

Personal Geographies: Explorations in Mixed-Media Mapmaking
by Jill K. Berry
{North Light}

  Visual Quick Tips Crochet
by Cecily Keim & Kim P. Werker
{Wiley Publishing}
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  Handmade Ever After
Ideas for the BIG day.
  Pay It Forward
Linda Hardy   photo ladder tutorial   The Miracle Foundation
Denyse Dar
Being a square peg in a round hole both in your family and in your community makes for a depressing life ...
 

Creative Ambitions
Photo Ladder Tutorial.

  The Miracle Foundation
Transforming children's lives.
One orphan at a time.
Submit your Pay it Forward videos or stories with photos to
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The Good Coach
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The Good Coach

ALISA BURKE

How to Daydream Productively
by Artist, Author, Creativity Coach
Quinn McDonald
Legato Artist
ALISA BURKE
Tweeters We Love
squam   Maya Donenfeld   Amanda Soule
@squamlove
Squam Art Workshops.
  @MayaDonenfeld
mother. wife. artist. sewer. thrifter. maker.
  @AmandaSoule
Mama. Writer. Crafter.
The Place to Be The Art of Creative Cooking   Artistic Color Palettes
Archives
An Affair to Remember   candy cane chocolate bark recipe   CRESCENDOh Palette
An Affair at Tiffany's
May 3–6, 2012
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  Technicolor Kitchen
Simple Orange Cake Recipe
  Palate-Inspired
Palette.

OMG! The Best of Etsy
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denim skirt

ruffle denim pants

Stefanec
Denim skirt.

myownthreads
Ruffle denim pants.

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so proud   hemp yarn heart invitations   the painting studio
Thinking Out Loud
So proud.
  Crochetologie
Crocheted Hemp Yarn
Heart Invitations

  Studio CRESCENDOh
The Painting Studio Update.

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November 29, 2011

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freshly given

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

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Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful
or believe to be beautiful.


{William Morris}

 
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Freshly Given
DIY Flipped
Sweater to Cowl Tutorial.

L to R: 1. Free motion stitched pillow cover by ThreeRedApples.
2.
Vanilla buttermilk cupcakes recipe by Krissy's Creations.
3. Headband caddy tutorial by Simply Said.

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the farm chicks
Tiffany Kirchner Dixon Guest Curator
I have always been a crafter. From dabbling in knitting and making homemade Christmas ornaments to working with ...

Tiffany Kirchner Dixon
  Blackberry farm   The Fancy Farm Girl

The Farm Chicks
Farm History.

 

Blackberry Farm
It doesn't matter where we live, but HOW we live.

 

The Fancy Farm Girl
Vintage Hollywood Glam.

 

Jenn Docherty Jenn Docherty Guest Curator
At different phases in my life, art has nurtured me in different ways. As my emotional landscape changed, so, too, did my mode of creative expression. As a child, I wasn't terribly artistic, but I was imaginative and creative ...
sweet needle felts   stephanie windsor clive   Elsita
Sweet Needle Felts
by Jenn Docherty.
  Sophie Windsor Clive
This is breathtaking and fascinating!
  Elsita
Elsita Mora's dolls are utter perfection.

For the Love of ... DIY  
DIY Chalkboard paint pencil can tutorial   chalkboard paint ornament   chalkboard painted bottles
Michael Ann Made
DIY Chalkboard Paint
Pencil Can Tutorial.
  The Cheese Thief
DIY Chalkboard Paint Ornament with Hidden Message.
  made.by.me
DIY Chalkboard painted bottles.

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Button Birthday Card by Melody Nunez   Furoshiki Fabric Wraps   Staedtler Lumocolor Permanent Markers
Macrame Lanyard Tutorial
by Jenny Doh
TUTORIALS • DIY PROJECTS
  Furoshiki Fabric Wraps
by Pixieladies
Available Now for Pre-Order
{C&T Publishing}
  Staedtler Lumocolor
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libbey spice jars   Personal Geographies   visual crochet
Libbey Spice Jars
Set of 12
 

Personal Geographies: Explorations in Mixed-Media Mapmaking
by Jill K. Berry
{North Light}

  Visual Quick Tips Crochet
by Cecily Keim & Kim P. Werker
{Wiley Publishing}
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  Handmade Ever After
Ideas for the BIG day.
  Pay It Forward
Linda Hardy   Bubby and Bean   The Miracle Foundation
Denyse Dar
Being a square peg in a round hole both in your family and in your community makes for a depressing life ...
 

Bubby & Bean
DIY Honey Favors Tutorial.

  The Miracle Foundation
Transforming children's lives.
One orphan at a time.
Submit your Pay it Forward videos or stories with photos to
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The Good Coach
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Legato
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The Good Coach

ALISA BURKE

How to Daydream Productively
by Artist, Author, Creativity Coach
Quinn McDonald
Legato Artist
ALISA BURKE
Tweeters We Love
squam   Maya Donenfeld   Amanda Soule
@squamlove
Squam Art Workshops.
  @MayaDonenfeld
mother. wife. artist. sewer. thrifter. maker.
  @AmandaSoule
Mama. Writer. Crafter.
The Place to Be The Art of Creative Cooking   Artistic Color Palettes
Archives
An Affair to Remember   strawberry creme brulee   CRESCENDOh Palette
An Affair at Tiffany's
May 3–6, 2012
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  Raspberri Cupcakes
Spiced Strawberry
Creme Brulee Recipe
  Palate-Inspired
Palette.

OMG! The Best of Etsy
Archives

coffee sack elf stockings

christmas bark basket

habitationBoheme
Coffee sack elf stockings.

WildRoseHerbs
Christmas bark basket.

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so proud   hemp yarn heart invitations   the painting studio
Thinking Out Loud
So proud.
  Crochetologie
Crocheted Hemp Yarn
Heart Invitations

  Studio CRESCENDOh
The Painting Studio Update.

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November 28, 2011

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paper tree tutorial

Monday, November 28, 2011

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Against the bold,
daring is unsafe.


{Ovid}

 
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Wonder Forest
DIY Printed paper
pine tree tutorial.

L to R: 1. Sculpted Flower Centerpiece by Dprintsclayful.
2.
Pinecone Garland by Cake.
3. Aebleskivers Recipe by Jessica Burns.

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modern prairie girl
Tiffany Kirchner Dixon Guest Curator
I have always been a crafter. From dabbling in knitting and making homemade Christmas ornaments to working with ...

Tiffany Kirchner Dixon
  Jeanne Oliver   The Fancy Farm Girl

Modern Prairie Girl
Pie in the sky dreams.

 

Jeanne Oliver
Paying homage to those we love.

 

The Fancy Farm Girl
Vintage Hollywood Glam.

 

Jenn Docherty Jenn Docherty Guest Curator
At different phases in my life, art has nurtured me in different ways. As my emotional landscape changed, so, too, did my mode of creative expression. As a child, I wasn't terribly artistic, but I was imaginative and creative ...
sweet needle felts   theater clouds   salley mavor
Sweet Needle Felts
by Jenn Docherty.
  Theater Clouds
Absolutely enchanting artwork.
  Salley Mavor
This little film about
Salley Mavor's Rabbitat is so inspiring.

For the Love of ... Paper  
DIY Christmas Origami Tutorial   DIY geoball tutorial   paper hearts
The Last Piece
DIY Christmas Origami Tutorial.
  Weekday Carnival
DIY geoball tutorial.
  Mondocherry
Paper hearts.

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by Jenny Doh
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  Furoshiki Fabric Wraps
by Pixieladies
Available Now for Pre-Order
{C&T Publishing}
  Staedtler Lumocolor
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ultra fine natural wool roving   Personal Geographies   visual crochet
Ultra Fine
Natural Wool Roving
 

Personal Geographies: Explorations in Mixed-Media Mapmaking
by Jill K. Berry
{North Light}

  Visual Quick Tips Crochet
by Cecily Keim & Kim P. Werker
{Wiley Publishing}
OUR FAVORITE AMAZON FINDS   DISCOVER BOOKS BOTH NEW & TIMELESS

Readers Share
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  Handmade Ever After
Ideas for the BIG day.
  Pay It Forward
Linda Hardy   DIY hair pins tutorial   The Miracle Foundation
Denyse Dar
Being a square peg in a round hole both in your family and in your community makes for a depressing life ...
 

Polka Dot Made
DIY Paper Flower
Hair Pins Tutorial.

  The Miracle Foundation
Transforming children's lives.
One orphan at a time.
Submit your Pay it Forward videos or stories with photos to
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The Good Coach
Archives

Legato
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The Good Coach

ALISA BURKE

How to Daydream Productively
by Artist, Author, Creativity Coach
Quinn McDonald
Legato Artist
ALISA BURKE
Tweeters We Love
squam   Maya Donenfeld   Amanda Soule
@squamlove
Squam Art Workshops.
  @MayaDonenfeld
mother. wife. artist. sewer. thrifter. maker.
  @AmandaSoule
Mama. Writer. Crafter.
The Place to Be The Art of Creative Cooking   Artistic Color Palettes
Archives
An Affair to Remember   candy cane chocolate bark recipe   CRESCENDOh Palette
An Affair at Tiffany's
May 3–6, 2012
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  Munchin with Munchkin
Candy Cane
Chocolate Bark Recipe
  Palate-Inspired
Palette.

OMG! The Best of Etsy
Archives

funky diamond pillow cover

jersey shrug

LadyLilliput
Bear Scoodie Knitting Pattern

larimeloom
Dove grey Wrap Top Jersey Shrug

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so proud   hemp yarn heart invitations   the painting studio
Thinking Out Loud
So proud.
  Crochetologie
Crocheted Hemp Yarn
Heart Invitations

  Studio CRESCENDOh
The Painting Studio Update.

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November 27, 2011

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watermark tee tutorial

Sunday, November 27, 2011

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Choices are the hinges of destiny.


{Pythagoras}

 
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U Create Crafts
Watermark Tee Tutorial.

L to R: 1. Christmas Wool and felt ornaments by ladaridari.
2.
Homemade threading beads by Mini Eco.
3. Scones recipe by Manu's Menu.

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Poopscape Projects
Amy Anderson Guest Curator
I really appreciate being given the chance to tell "my story." It's interesting that everyone has one, and sometimes ...

Amy Anderson
  family chic   Mod Podge Rocks

Poopscape Projects
Light up houses give me a thrill.

 

Family Chic
Or anything really,
that lights up the world.

 

Mod Podge Rocks
I like what I create to be bright and cheery; what I aspire to be every day.

 

Elena Lai Elena Lai Guest Curator
2009 and the few blurry years before really challenged me. I was in a marriage that had no future just holding on to the hope that I would become pregnant and at least be a mother. I was trapped by time ...
Charity Wings   altered globe project   creating free spirit
Charity Wings
Suzi Blu is an artist who inspires me and her heart for charity touches mine.
  Hydrangea Hippo
Jennifer Priest has a wonderful style that everyone can appreciate. I want to make this!
  Creating Free Spirit
Gloria King's simple honest writing style draws people to her. I just love reading her blog.

For the Love of ... Home  
backsplash from pebbles tutorial   gallery wall tutorial   DIY Vintage Sock Stretchers
Mother Earth News
DIY Backsplash from
Pebbles Tutorial.
  ROOST
DIY Gallery Wall Tutorial.
  Diddle Dumpling
DIY Vintage Sock Stretchers.

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Macrame Lanyard Tutorial   Brave Intuitive Painting   Parallel Pens
Macrame Lanyard Tutorial
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  Brave Intuitive Painting
by Flora Bowley
Available Now for Pre-Order
{Quarry Books}
  Parallel Pens
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elmers school glue gel   Decorate   At Knit's End
Elmer's Washable No Run Gel School Glue
 

Decorate
by Holly Becker &
Joanna Copestick
{Chronicle Books}

  At Knit's End
by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
{Storey Publishing}
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Linda Hardy   Airplane save the date tutorial   The Adoption Exchange
Spring Barnickle
On a sunny October morning in 2007, my whole world changed. I had completed a 5k ...
 

Free Wedding Projects
Airplane Save The Date Tutorial.

  The Adoption Exchange
Connecting children and families since 1983.
Submit your Pay it Forward videos or stories with photos to
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The Good Coach
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Amanda Crabtree Weston

JENNIFER MERCEDE

The Art of Writing an Email
by Writer & Editor
Amanda Crabtree Weston
Legato Artist
JENNIFER MERCEDE
Tweeters We Love
shitgirlssay   Holly Becker   Quinn McDonald
@YarnHarlot
Writer, knitter, blogger.
Funny most days.
  @decor8
Holly Becker: Founder/editor of decor8.
  @QuinnCreative
Writer, creativity coach, raw-art journaler.
The Place to Be The Art of Creative Cooking   Artistic Color Palettes
Archives
An Affair to Remember   cranberry cream cheese buns   CRESCENDOh Palette
An Affair at Tiffany's
May 3–6, 2012
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  Kokken 69
Cranberry Cream
Cheese Buns Recipe
  Palate-Inspired
Palette.

OMG! The Best of Etsy
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felted acorns

stacking rings

astashtoys
Felted and crocheted acorns.

tinahdee
Stacking rings.

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duct tape rose   perfect just as we are   Open House
Everyday Extraordinary
Duct tape rose.
  Just As We Are
Perfect just as we are.
  Studio CRESCENDOh
Open House December 3rd.

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November 26, 2011

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Blooming Brooch Tutorial

Saturday, November 26, 2011

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May you live as long as you wish
and love as long as you live.


{Robert A. Heinlein}

 
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spincushion
Blooming Brooch Tutorial.

L to R: 1. Easy Ruffled T-shirt Scarf by Ruffles & Stuff.
2.
Caramel Leaf Earrings by BeautySpot.
3. Apple Cider Cream Pie by Lottie + Doof.

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Decor Hacks
Amy Anderson Guest Curator
I really appreciate being given the chance to tell "my story." It's interesting that everyone has one, and sometimes ...

Amy Anderson
  Dollar Store Crafts   Mod Podge Rocks

Decor Hacks
My promise to myself is to work more with color in 2012.

 

Dollar Store Crafts
And to embrace simple crafts that make a bunch statement.

 

Mod Podge Rocks
I like what I create to be bright and cheery; what I aspire to be every day.

 

Elena Lai Elena Lai Guest Curator
2009 and the few blurry years before really challenged me. I was in a marriage that had no future just holding on to the hope that I would become pregnant and at least be a mother. I was trapped by time ...
Charity Wings   Creating Outside the Book   DanitaArt
Charity Wings
Suzi Blu is an artist who inspires me and her heart for charity touches mine.
  Tumble Fish Studio
Marsha Jorgensen's quirky paper piecing and animated art are vintage ephemera at its best!
  DanitaArt
Danita is one of my favorite artists, her pieces all have such mood to them.

For the Love of ... Art Jewelry  
Spring Sweater Chain DIY   Bow Ring DIY   Crochet Flower Necklace
amy is the party
Spring Sweater Chain DIY.
  Sunshine and Bones
Bow Ring DIY.
  Mandipity
Crochet Flower Necklace.

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Macrame Lanyard Tutorial by Jenny Doh   Brave Intuitive Painting   Parallel Pens
Macrame Lanyard Tutorial
by Jenny Doh
TUTORIALS • DIY PROJECTS
  Brave Intuitive Painting
by Flora Bowley
Available Now for Pre-Order
{Quarry Books}
  Parallel Pens
by Pilot
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Colorbok 12 by 12 Raw Chipboard Punchouts   Decorate   At Knit's End
Colorbok 12 by 12 Raw Chipboard Punchouts
 

Decorate
by Holly Becker &
Joanna Copestick
{Chronicle Books}

  At Knit's End
by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
{Storey Publishing}
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Readers Share
"Art Saves" Stories
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  Handmade Ever After
Ideas for the BIG day.
  Pay It Forward
Linda Hardy   Southern Style Treats   The Adoption Exchange
Spring Barnickle
On a sunny October morning in 2007, my whole world changed. I had completed a 5k ...
 

Style Me Pretty
Southern Style Treats.

  The Adoption Exchange
Connecting children and families since 1983.
Submit your Pay it Forward videos or stories with photos to
mailbox@crescendoh.com.

The Good Coach
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Amanda Crabtree Weston

JENNIFER MERCEDE

The Art of Writing an Email
by Writer & Editor
Amanda Crabtree Weston
Legato Artist
JENNIFER MERCEDE
Tweeters We Love
shitgirlssay   Holly Becker   Quinn McDonald
@YarnHarlot
Writer, knitter, blogger.
Funny most days.
  @decor8
Holly Becker: Founder/editor of decor8.
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The Bumble's Home Pin

Dark Goldenrod and Brown Flower Hair Pin

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Dark Goldenrod and Brown Flower Hair Pin.

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November 25, 2011

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Success is getting what you want.
Happiness is wanting what you get.


{Dale Carnegie}

 
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Terrarium Necklace Tutorial.

L to R: 1. Pop Tab Bracelet by About.com.
2.
20 Liter Biodome by MacNettlesDesign.
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  babble   Mod Podge Rocks

draw! pilgrim
I'm a huge Star Wars fan; there is so much truth in that movie.

 

babble
I think this roundup pretty much sums it up.

 

Mod Podge Rocks
I like what I create to be bright and cheery; what I aspire to be every day.

 

Elena Lai Elena Lai Guest Curator
2009 and the few blurry years before really challenged me. I was in a marriage that had no future just holding on to the hope that I would become pregnant and at least be a mother. I was trapped by time ...
Charity Wings   katydiddys   my sweet earth
Charity Wings
Suzi Blu is an artist who inspires me and her heart for charity touches mine.
  katydiddys
Laura Bray's simple home grown style reminds me off all that is good.
  {my sweet earth}
Susan Weckesser is doing something inspiring for Christmas.

For the Love of ... Mommy&Me  
Yarn Pom Snow People   Acorn Owl   How To Make a Loom for Weaving
Hostess with the Mostess
Yarn Pom Snow People.
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Acorn Owls.
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Zipper Pouch

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Zipper Pouch.

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November 24, 2011

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Keep your eyes on the stars,
and your feet on the ground.


{Theodore Roosevelt}

 
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The Spotted Fox
Fall Yarn & Twig Wreath.

L to R: 1. Fall Flower Crown by Sunshine and Carousels.
2.
Autumnal Dishes by panopoly.
3. Butternut Squash Apple Cranberry Bake by Simply Recipes.

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A Beautiful Mess
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  My Favorite Things   Mod Podge Rocks

A Beautiful Mess
I value dressing up as a way to express myself (love Halloween).

 

My Favorite Things
I also value being just plain silly.

 

Mod Podge Rocks
I like what I create to be bright and cheery; what I aspire to be every day.

 

Elena Lai Elena Lai Guest Curator
2009 and the few blurry years before really challenged me. I was in a marriage that had no future just holding on to the hope that I would become pregnant and at least be a mother. I was trapped by time ...
Charity Wings   Creating Outside the Book   Suzi Blu
Charity Wings
Suzi Blu is an artist who inspires me and her heart for charity touches mine.
  Creating Outside
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Everyone should have
a club like this.
  Suzi Blu
I can never get enough of Suzi Blu. Her incredible talent and passion from art inspire me.

For the Love of ... Giving  
Brown Paper Packages   Quick Christmas Gift Tags   Woven Paper Gift Topper
the thrifty crafter
Brown Paper Packages.
  A Spoonful of Sugar
Quick Christmas Gift Tags.
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Woven Paper Gift Topper.

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Manila Shipping Tags
2.75" x 1.375"
 

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A Field Journal
Tea Light Lanterns Tutorial.

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shitgirlssay   Holly Becker   Quinn McDonald
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Writer, knitter, blogger.
Funny most days.
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Tribal Hearts Hand Painted Silk Scarf

Peppermint Stick Recycled Silk Sari Ribbon

BorneoBatikraft
Tribal Hearts Hand Painted Silk Scarf.

jmozart
Peppermint Stick Recycled Silk Sari Ribbon.

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November 23, 2011

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If a fellow isn't thankful for what he's got,
he isn't likely to be thankful for what he's going to get.


{Frank A. Clark}

 
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Nebraska Views
by Lynn Nebraska

Easy No-Sew Fleece Blanket Edging Tutorial. (So Cool!)

L to R: 1. Button & Bow Necklace by Jenny Doh.
2.
Bow Cuff Tutorial by Le Petite Sweet.
3. Bow-Tie Pasta with Thyme Recipe by Smoky Wok.

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Pink Penguin
Amy Anderson Guest Curator
I really appreciate being given the chance to tell "my story." It's interesting that everyone has one, and sometimes ...

Amy Anderson
  Craft   Mod Podge Rocks

Pink Penguin
This reminds me that I need to do more sewing.

 

Craft:
And let's not forget the awesomeness of hand embroidery.

 

Mod Podge Rocks
I like what I create to be bright and cheery; what I aspire to be every day.

 

Elena Lai Elena Lai Etcheverry Guest Curator
2009 and the few blurry years before really challenged me. I was in a marriage that had no future just holding on to the hope that I would become pregnant and at least be a mother. I was trapped by time ...
Charity Wings   Alisa Burke   Brave girls club
Charity Wings
Suzi Blu is an artist who inspires me and her heart for charity touches mine.
  Alisa Burke
Alisa Burke makes the world a more colorful and beautiful place.
  Brave Girls Camp
Brave Girl's Camp was a life-changing experience I will never forget.

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christmas tree tutorial   Christmas Jars   paper ornament
Homework:
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58" Wide Fleece Fabric
By the Yard

 

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Leatherblossoms
Leather flower headband.

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Spikey felted hairclip.

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November 22, 2011

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

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For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable
only through love.


{Carl Sagan}

 
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HOME by linn
Folded paper stars tutorial.

L to R: 1. Homemade Cheez-Its Recipe by Pass the Plate.
2.
DIY Start Shoes Tutorial by Meet Vilma.
3. 3-D Paper Starl by bucketheadandbear.

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Christine & Co.
Amy Anderson Guest Curator
I really appreciate being given the chance to tell "my story." It's interesting that everyone has one, and sometimes ...

Amy Anderson
  lime doodle   Mod Podge Rocks

Christine & Co.
Blue is definitely my favorite color.

 

Lime Doodle
But sometimes there is beauty
in no color.

 

Mod Podge Rocks
I like what I create to be bright and cheery; what I aspire to be every day.

 

Elena Lai Elena Lai Guest Curator
2009 and the few blurry years before really challenged me. I was in a marriage that had no future just holding on to the hope that I would become pregnant and at least be a mother. I was trapped by time ...
Charity Wings   tracie lampe   crafty chica
Charity Wings
Suzi Blu is an artist who inspires me and her heart for charity touches mine.
  Radical Recycks
Tracie Lampe is amazing. She is one of my favorite artists.
  The Crafty Chica
This is the Crafty Chica. Her art is amazingly soulfu.

For the Love of ... Artwear  
upcycled scaflette tutorial   t-shirt scarf   how to wear a scarf tutorial
I Am Momma Hear Me Roar
DIY Upcycled Scarflette Tutorial.
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Golden Fluid Acrylics
Watermedia Set
 

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All You Need is Love Events
DIY Wooden Heart
Centerpieces Tutorial.

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The Art of Writing an Email
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Amanda Crabtree Weston
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shitgirlssay   Holly Becker   Quinn McDonald
@YarnHarlot
Writer, knitter, blogger.
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babycricket
Where the Wild Things Are Wolf Slippers.

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Where the Wild Things Are Crown.

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