Links to 29 crafty things from Craft Gossip

Posted: 27 May 2011 09:02 PM PDT
Spock the quilt by Carol at Fun Threads, spotted by Rachel at Craft. Go to Rachel’s post. Go to Carol’s post.

Posted: 27 May 2011 07:17 PM PDT
Cathy from Cabbage Quilts just joined the Japanese + and X Quilt Along. This block is getting some buzz in the blogosphere since it was first spied in a quilt by Setsuko Inagawa at the 2011 Tokyo International Quilt Festival. Get more of the story and a link to a tutorial to make your own block here.

Posted: 27 May 2011 06:24 PM PDT
Kyra from Black Threads is talking about this exhibit Bold Expressions: African American Quilts from the Collection of Corrine Riley. If the catalog cover she shows on her blog is any indication, just put me on a plane to San Diego and hail me a cab to the Mingei International Museum. Read more here and here.

Posted: 27 May 2011 04:50 PM PDT
Fire starters are perfect for rainy camps, emergency kits and getting fires going in a hurry. We’re going camping this summer, so I thought I’d get a jump start on preparations. This project is also a great way to recycle things that would normally get thrown out.
Supplies for Fire Starters
The supplies you need are simple and include: an…

Posted: 27 May 2011 04:45 PM PDT
Ashley from Make It and Love It shows how to make a skirt covered in ruffles.  She used pre-ruffled fabric so there was no cutting and gathering of a jillion long strips of fabric.  Instead, it was just a few easy steps.  Get the tutorial.
[photo from Make It and Love It]

Posted: 27 May 2011 04:38 PM PDT
Disney from Ruffles and Stuff shows how to make a braided vinyl headband.  The simple lines will make this a go-to hair accessory.  You can purchase vinyl at the chain fabric stores, or you can repurpose an old purse or cosmetic bag.  I’m loving the yellow vinyl she used in her example!  Get the tutorial.

Posted: 27 May 2011 04:28 PM PDT
Heather from Squeezing It All In created this beautiful flower throw pillow - out of an old sweater.  Love it!  She shares a tutorial so you can make one, too.  Get the tute.
[photo from Squeezing It All In]

Posted: 27 May 2011 04:21 PM PDT
Made by Joel shows how to make a fabric ball out of recycled materials.  The cover is pieced from denim and felt panels, and it’s stuffed with bits of cut up t-shirt.  Get the tutorial.
[photo from Made by Joel]

Posted: 27 May 2011 02:10 PM PDT
Stamping on fabric is fun, easy, not too messy :)and can add a lot of pop to any fabric project. Visit Elizabeth Allen’s Art Studio blog for a nice instructional video on how to stamp on fabric.

Posted: 27 May 2011 01:38 PM PDT
Elizabeth Abernathy of “Elizabeth Abernathy” has an adorable free Recycled Felted Sweater Cloche Hat with Pattern for us to try.  Up with Recycling and Elizabeth is an expert! Check out her blog for the complete pictorial tutorial and all her awesome ideas.  For this project you will need an old wool sweater that has already been felted and…

Posted: 27 May 2011 01:24 PM PDT
Curry-flavored cracker forks and shortbread spoons means no dishes to wash. Learn more here at Urban Grocer. From the Poilâne boulangerie and patisserie. {spotted at Lost at E Minor}

Posted: 27 May 2011 01:19 PM PDT
Tee hee. Learn to make this watermelon hedgehog serving idea HERE at babble. There’s a ladybug, too.

Posted: 27 May 2011 11:01 AM PDT
LacingCards2This Domestic Dork is one talented cookie! I love her Mama- Storyboard at the bottom of her post. You can also print out this animal printable to make lacing cards.

Posted: 27 May 2011 10:58 AM PDT
This bee craft is a great starting point for an entire lesson on pollination! I love the simplicity of this craft. Beyond a Garden shows you how to make them.  She made one for each of her preschoolers and they ‘buzzed’ around the room as they learned about pollination.

Posted: 27 May 2011 10:55 AM PDT
This ‘Following in…Your Footsteps’ Keychain from Everyday Mom Ideas is so precious. It is made using Shrink film, and you own children’s footprints! I love it! Now the man in your house can carry their children everywhere they go.

Posted: 27 May 2011 10:01 AM PDT
Portrait Pilot Dad by Elizabeth Bonura
I’m such a caner and bead maker that sculpting seems like magic to me. Elizabeth Bonura is a fabulously talented sculptor. This is a portrait sculpture of someone’s father. What a lovely father’s day piece.

Posted: 27 May 2011 09:42 AM PDT
I mentioned just the other day how much I love getting emails from Bullseye Glass and today’s no different. They are launching online classes today. There’s a membership fee of $39 but when you see what’s available to view you’ll definitely want to sign up. And they’ll be adding more classes all of the time. They were mentioning this…

Posted: 27 May 2011 09:22 AM PDT
We are a very musical family, and my husband has a unique musical taste. My girls would love to pick songs that reminded them of their daddy! They would have so much fun creating a unique CD cover as well… what a creative idea that will last long past Father’s Day! Alpha Mom has the tutorial! They have also…

Posted: 27 May 2011 09:15 AM PDT
Here are the winners of this wonderful book, Puppet Play by Diana Schoenbrun!
Our first winner is  Comment #5!  GM said  ”We have a lot of scrap fabric here.”
Our second winner is Comment # 9 ! Ruth   ‘like puppet play on facebook’
Congratulations to our 2 winners!! You will be contacted by email!

Posted: 27 May 2011 08:20 AM PDT
Check out the fast and easy tutorial Beth shared at her blog The Modern Lay on how to make a recycled scarf flower that is her entry into the Iron Craft Challenge.

Posted: 27 May 2011 07:50 AM PDT
While I love the idea of making your own chocolate bar wrappers to personalize an easy gift, I love the idea of these vintage-y black and white photos as the wrapping choice even more. Learn to make your own chocolate bar wrappers HERE at maker*land.

Posted: 27 May 2011 07:40 AM PDT
Find tips and step-by-steps to make your own chocolate initial lollipops HERE at Jacs of All Trades.

Posted: 27 May 2011 06:28 AM PDT
LiEr from ikat bag shares a tutorial on her blog showing how to make a set of play wings for a young child.  They are pure fabulousness!!  Rather than being attached at the torso, they’re attached to a skirt (with scalloped hem – yum!).  The wings wrap around the skirt when not in flight, and then…

Posted: 27 May 2011 06:16 AM PDT
Susan from Crafterhours shows how easy it is to turn a long-sleeved tee into a short-sleeved tee.  The sleeves are ruched with a bit of elastic, for a fun little detail.  It’s a quick project that can extend the life of a favorite tee into the warmer months.  Find out how to do it at Crafterhours.
[photo from Crafterhours]

Posted: 27 May 2011 06:11 AM PDT
Tami Hartlet shares a fun stamped batik background technique for a travel ATC that also fits onto a card. Find her instructions here at Hero Arts.

Posted: 27 May 2011 06:07 AM PDT
Janine from Heidi in Lederhosen shows how she turned an old (but favorite) pair of jeans into her Edelweiss Dirndl Skirt.  Lace pickups on the gathered skirt give it fairy tale charm.  What a pretty skirt for summer! Get the tute.
[photo from Heidi in Lederhosen]

Posted: 27 May 2011 05:36 AM PDT
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Posted: 27 May 2011 05:33 AM PDT
I’m quite attracted to this book, although I’ve yet to have it in my hands.  It has a fantastic line-up of designers who have contributed squares for this cause.  It’s inexpensive and easy to download so you can use one or all of the blocks to create your own beautiful afghan.  All profits go to crochet artist Pam Gillette who…

Posted: 27 May 2011 05:09 AM PDT
Toy Drop
We thought it would be fun to participate in the toy society’s mega toy drop here
So we have been dropping toys from our Craft Creation room all over Brisbane. Here are a few of our drops where we dropped toys on Nappy Change stations.
We also have some more at the Mater Children’s…

Posted: 27 May 2011 05:00 AM PDT
Little Light Studio is currently running a series on their blog entitled How to get Published. The series covers things you need to know from photographing your projects, to writing the submission e-mail, to what editors are looking for. Guest posters in the series include magazine editors like Susan Opel from Paper Crafts.