The ruminations of an artist on art & life...art quilts, beading, knitting, drawing, painting, printmaking, bookmaking are all my passions, I love to explore creating....

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Summer Craft-a-palooza: LINKS

I spend more time than I should surfing the crafty blogs and following links from crafty blog to crafty blog---the result is a nice list of crafty tutorials of interesting projects--items I would like to make "someday".....
(when does that someday actually arrive?)
Anyhow---here are some links to a few crafty projects I am intrigued by:

1) from the CraftyPod blog---HOW TO MAKE A BOOK WITH PLAYING CARD COVERS
so cute--a small blank book! to fit in your backpack or purse.




2) a yummy knit HOT WATER BOTTLE COZY --with a cable on it! from Yarn-A-Go-Go. This is just how I want to make that old rubber hot water bottle all comfy....




3) Great sewing pattern and instructions for that essential hippy "peasant skirt" from jcarolinecreatvie. Just like those ones I made in the '60's ! and still as comfortable in hot summer weather.



4) How about a purse made from playing cards? from the Craftbits website. A great way to use up those old worn out playing cards you have lying around.




5) How to make your own Embroidered Buttons from the Feeling Stitchy blog. These would be fun on that fabulous handknit sweater--or just to spice up a vintage thrifted blouse.



Have fun!

5 comments:

jgodsey said...

stop that.
now I have MORE things i will never get to either.

I found that google notebooks is perfect for saving the entire instructions in cut and paste.

Richard Norman said...

I love crafty things, I was a professional bookbinder for 25 years and before that an instrument repairer.

Take a look at my site, lots and lots of crafty things there, and lots of free crafty manuals.

Have fun.

Richard

www.edenworkshops.com

Aurora said...

Hi Joyce! isn't it always "too many books/craft projects, too little time?" my own "I want to make someday" list is miles long...

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I love those peasant skirts and it would be really fun to make them with a material of my choice. My Mom, before she died, would sew huge pockets into them for me because I hate to carry a purse but love to carry lots of stuff (LOL!)

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Yeah, this is almost going to fir on my to-do list--but hey--I got a new sewing machine, I GOTTA make SOMETHING with it, right?