A Slice of Creative Mojo! May 22, 2013


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News from Mark!

This week’s news is pictorial:

1. Here’s Pickle Road, where Mark’s been taking rejuvenating walks and regaining his energy.


2. Here’s the awesome new banner for Mark Lipinski’s Fan Page on Facebook, where Mark’s renewed energy is manifesting in scads of fantastic craft inspirations!


3. And here’s Captain Cupcake himself, preparing to return right here to Creative Mojo on June 5th! Don’t miss it!!


“I’m going to ease back into Creative Mojo again on June 5th when Kidney Mary and I host the show together. We’ll take your questions and advice and will spend a lot of time giving you the blow by blow, plus some wonderful guests.  xoxom”

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Writer, Quilter, Craft Shop Owner, Scrapbooker, Genealogist



About NESSA…

Fabricate-int1 Nessa is a memory artist, ranging across scrapbooking, small-scale quilting, decoupage, family history, and writing. She writes young-adult fiction, memoir essays, and poetry. She’s also written for various publications, including Mark Lipinski’s Christmas 365 and Mark Lipinski’s Fabric Trends. And she’s a pop culture maven who owns more than 5,000 vinyl LPs (K-Tels a specialty!) and collects 1960s/70s craft & design books, showbiz bios, Sears catalogs, and cookbooks. Nessa graduated from Bowdoin College dreaming of becoming a jazz deejay, but instead worked as a writer, designer, and editor for 22 years. She’s the proud mom of 4 children, ages 13 to 22, and the proud wife of Peter, a scientist who studies aging. Six male cats have the run of their house—and every Wednesday, while she’s taping Creative Mojo, Nessa needs a Production Assistant to keep the felines at bay!

Nessa co-owns Fabricate, a vibrant crafts shop on Mount Desert Island, Maine. She designs art quilts, scrapbooking papers and embellishments, and hopes to add textiles to this list soon.

CLICK HERE for Nessa’s website!

Nessa blogs HERE!


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Author, Columnist, Pop Culture Dissector



About JAMES…

personalbanqJames says, “Born Fargo ND, 1958. Lived in Minneapolis since 1976, with a four-year tour of duty in Washington DC. Presently I am: a columnist for the Star-Tribune. I’m the author of eight books, including The Gallery of Regrettable Food. Previously I was a columnist for the St. Paul Pioneer Press, City Pages, and the Minnesota Daily, and a talk radio host on KSTP AM-1500 in the 80s and the 90s. I wanted to be an architect. I am blessed with a talented daughter, a gorgeous wife, and a smart, if inordinately worried, dog.”

James’ website, lileks.com, is its own universe of nostalgic imagery delivered with sharp-eyed commentary…




Match Game


James has two new books!


“James Lileks is a word magician, and GRAVEYARD SPECIAL is a unique and heady brew containing measures of Donald Westlake, Raymond Chandler, Richard Brautigan and something special that can only be called “Lilekian” —  which is a compliment of the highest order.  Readers will love this fiendishly clever romp through 1980’s Minneapolis.  There is a laugh on every page and a quotable line in every paragraph.” — -C.J. Box, New York Times Bestselling author of FORCE OF NATURE

Tiny Lies

CLICK HERE for James’ website!

CLICK HERE for the Gallery of Regrettable Food!

CLICK HERE for the Institute of Official Cheer!

James blogs HERE!

Find James’ books and products HERE!




Designer, Quilter, Crafter, Baker, Teacher



About DEVON…

Devon Iott is an avid maker, baker and nature lover who teaches sewing classes at Sew LA in Los Angeles. She runs the popular website Miss Make, an online collection of tutorials and recipes that chronicles her addiction to making things. She also sells her own line of sewing patterns online. If she isn’t sewing she’s probably knitting, crocheting, or experimenting in the kitchen.

Feast on the fab, fun items that Miss Make makes:

starwarsdress31 rushquilt91 quiltbasting photo-33 ohio quilt brighter nutellawhiterussian4 modpodgepincushion102 koolaiddye31 hudsonbayblanket8 healthypumpkinpie2 craftcation2 bluemooncupcakes2

CLICK HERE for Devon’s Miss Make website!

Miss Make’s shop is HERE!




Quilter, Designer, Seamstress, Crafter



About LEILA…

Leila says, “Hi my name is Leila and I blog at Where the Orchids Grow.

It’s safe to say I love to sew! I learned to sew on an old Singer treadle that lived in my bedroom when I was a little girl. I started making quilts in 2004 when I was pregnant with my boy. I made three not so terrific quilts and quickly lost interest in the patterns and fabrics that were available to me at the time. That was until I discovered modern quilting blogs in 2010, I was so inspired I could not help but sew and quilt and sew some more. I haven’t stopped since!

I enjoy creating pretty things for every day use quilts, cushions, bags, a bit of garment sewing and much more. I love paper piecing, modern Japanese fabric designs, text fabrics mixed with florals, linen, vintage and Liberty. I’m most happy rummaging through my small stash pairing up stacks of impossible unusual fabric combinations. Occasionally I’ll venture out and do some crochet or knitting.”

Leila’s works are bright, texty, modern whimsy!

+ & x quilt white picket fence patchwork bag organizers all logcabin cushion Liberty slippers Green Tea flex pouch AMH quilt

Leila blogs HERE!

CLICK HERE for Leila’s shop!

Leila is on FLICKR!



Singer, Songwriter, Recording Producer



About SLAU…

cvoverSlau is a New York City-based singer/songwriter and producer. During his teenage years, he developed his performance skills as a multi-instrumentalist while performing with various folk ensembles and dance bands. His reputation as a versatile musician led to an early career as a session musician for television scores as well as commercial jingles and underscores.

Slau’s songwriting has been recognized by Musician Magazine where he was a semi-finalist in the Best Unsigned Band Contest and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Songwriters Workshop. He’s been a featured performer at the Songwriters Hall of Fame Showcase and has been a regular contributor to the New York City Songwriters Circle and The Bitter End.

In 2005, the new media world of podcasting rallied behind one of Slau’s tunes entitled “If Every Day Were Christmas,” a song co-written with Orlando Pagan. Former MTV VJ, Adam Curry, heard the song, played it on his podcast, the Daily Source Code and came up with the idea of a “We Are the World”-type benefit. Over 50 artists from 9 countries took part in Podsafe for Peace, a benefit song for UNICEF produced by Slau. It remains in the Top 10 most played songs in the podcasting world and has been played on satellite and terrestrial radio including Sirius, XM, BBC, CBC and Westwood One.

Currently, Slau is working on a follow up to The Weight of Words, his 2001 debut album. The new album is scheduled for release in the spring of 2014.

Slau blog

Slau at work…

shumka213 Sessio

(Slau and Nessa have known each other since second grade!)


CLICK HERE for Slau’s website!

Check out Slau’s music HERE and HERE!

Slau’s on TWITTER!


And when your MOJO listening’s done. . .

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. . .  then you haven’t really sewn!

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Many thanks to Nessa Reifsnyder of Fabricate, for assistance with Mark Lipinski’s Blog!


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