A Fringed Kimono! Applique Placemats! Railroad Totes! Pinpoint Lampshade! God’s Eye! How to Print Fabric! Plus, Recipes, Jokes, Art, Design & Memories


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One day a man came home from work to find his wife crying hysterically in the kitchen.
“What’s wrong dearest??” asked the confused husband.
“Oh darling,” sobbed the wife, “I was cleaning little Suzie’s room when I found whips, handcuffs and chains under her bed, along with a very erotic porn magazine! What ever are we going to do???”
“Well,” replied the man…
“I guess a spanking is out of the question?”

 

ARTspiration

Artists or art that turns me on and feeds my muse! Like it or dislike it, what about this art inspires your own art or creativity?  Little Girl in Blue by Canadian artist, Jori Smith.

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DESIGNspiration

Look around you. Design is everywhere! How can you incorporate the beauty that surrounds you into your art or craft?   Lotus pod.

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IDEA I LOVE

I know it’s not winter but that doesn’t mean it’s not scarf time! Here’s a neat tutorial for making a kimono out of a scarf. I, of course, would need about three dozen scarves to make one Mark Lipinski sized kimono,  but you should have no problem finding a scarf to fit your tastes and your body!  Start digging in your winter clothes storage boxes! Here’s how to make it:

 http://www.houseofearnest.com/diy-fringed-kimono/

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IDEA I LOVE

Pineapple must be the new lemon. Everywhere I turn there is some pineapple themed art, craft or design element.   You know, I really should make a set of placemats for Mr. Electric, Mini Electric, and me. This project has just the right amount of machine piecing, quilting, and hand appliqué. Maybe I would give it a shot. If you want to share your dinner table design with mine, here’s how you make the placements:

 http://wildolive.blogspot.com/2014/07/project-fruity-pineapple-quilted.html?m=1

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IDEA I LOVE

It won’t take you long to sew up this cute railroad tote for your sketchbooks, pens, and papers, so you can create on the go.   Not the Picasso type? Then fill the bag with beautiful yarns and luscious rosewood needles, or cross stitch, or crochet, or your lace making pillow in threads… There are 1 million reasons to make this bag and wanting it is just one of them. Start here:

http://www.purlbee.com/the-purl-bee/2014/7/6/mollys-sketchbook-railroad-tote.html

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OMG!!!

I am gobsmacked over this photography series called, ADRIANA DUQUE’S ICONS!  You have to take a look at these.  Weird, beautiful, amazing, creepy, fabulous!  CLICK HERE

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YUM

Want fork-tender, fall off the bone ribs but you’re unable to grill? Let me show you how to cook ribs in the oven the easy way!

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HOW TO COOK RIBS IN THE OVEN

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Remove ribs from refrigerator at least 30 – 60 minutes before you are ready to cook.
  2. Preheat the oven to 225F.
  3. Flip the ribs so that they are laying meat side down on a cutting board.
  4. Use a sharp knife and slide it under the white membrane on the back of the ribs so that the knife is between the meat and membrane. Cut a hole into the membrane.
  5. Use your fingers to slide under the membrane and pull it away from the meat. If it is hard to hold onto, use a paper towel for extra grip. Remove all of the outer membrane and discard.
  6. Flip the ribs so that they are now meat side up. Pat them dry.
  7. Press the dry rub onto the ribs so that they are evenly coated.
  8. Cut the rack of ribs into thirds.
  9. On a large piece of foil, place the ribs meat side up in the middle. Fold over 3 sides of the foil to create a pocket: pour the apple juice into this pocket and then fold over and seal the 4th side.
  10. Tightly wrap the ribs again in a 2nd layer of foil and place on a baking tray.
  11. Cook for 4 – 4 1/2 hours. The ribs are ready when you can pierce them easily with a fork.
  12. Remove the ribs from the oven and preheat the broiler.
  13. Unwrap the ribs and place them on a baking tray, meat side up. Use a BBQ mop to baste the ribs with BBQ sauce.
  14. Place the ribs under the broiler and broil until the BBQ sauce sauce is bubbling and browning. Watch carefully so that they do not burn – the more sugar there is in the BBQ sauce, the quicker that will happen.
  15. Remove from the broiler and serve.

SOURCE AND MORE INFORMATION: http://meatified.com/how-to-cook-ribs-in-the-oven/

 

WORDS TO LIVE BY

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IDEA I LOVE

if you could poke a pin into fabric you could make this city skyline  lampshade.  But why stop there? Put on your creative thinking cap and come up with your own design motif. This  craft ought to come in handy for you nursing students out there. Think of all the sharp-needle shot-giving practice you will get while creating something beautiful like this lampshade! Here’s how to make one of your own:

 http://www.amazinginteriordesign.com/simple-lampshade-got-new-look-poking-pins/

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MEMBA?

Hippie Peace Patches sewn onto your jeans, jean jacket, or vest!

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DESSERT!

Easy pie recipes always hit the spot after a hearty dinner. Old German Cream Pie is a wonderfully easy and wonderfully delicious pie recipe that has stood the test of time, and after you’re first bite, you’ll understand why. Made with only five ingredients, it is also super convenient and budget friendly.

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VINTAGE OLD GERMAN CREAM PIE

Ingredients

3/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons (heaping) flour
2 cups whipped cream
2 stiffly beaten egg whites
1 9-inch unbaked pie shell

Directions:


1) Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
2) Mix sugar and flour together. Add cream and blend well. Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites.
3) Pour in unbaked pie shell. Bake in oven for about 40 minutes until golden brown and filling sets like sets like custard. Yield: 6 to 8 servings.

Source:  http://oneperfectbite.blogspot.com/2014/06/frugal-foodie-friday-old-german-cream.html#.U732mxb-qzA

 

IDEA I LOVE

I know you have made these before, but sometimes they’re just too delicious not to make again. The God’s Eye can be a really cool design element in your home, so don’t roll your eyes at the idea. It can be both used traditionally and in modern settings — and given the sleek striped design,  you might even consider putting together a like-colored  and chevrony quilt pattern to match. Here’s how you make one:

http://prudentbaby.com/2011/08/baby-kid/how-to-make-a-gods-eye-2/

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SHOEspiration

Sophia Webster lace up, crystal heels.

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IDEA I LOVE

I know what I’m doing this weekend! Here is a really super neat tutorial for how to paint fabric with Inkodye!   it sure doesn’t look difficult and might be perfect as an additional element, here and there, in my own legacy quilt that I’ve been working on. That said, a simple wall hanging like this would also be fun to do. Or, why not just make a few blocks, several, for your patchwork and crafting, or just to learn and master a new technique! Here’s where you start:

http://thecraftedlife.com/how-to-print-fabric-inkodye/

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Have you read the latest blog…

 

at THE SLOW STITCHING MOVEMENT WEBSITE?

Guest blogger, Beverly Letsche, writes A GIFT FOR MY MOTHER. A GIFT FOR MYSELF.  

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For the past year or so, I have been posting up to 20 links per day on my Mark Lipinski’s Fan Page on Facebook. Of course, in its never ending quest to make lots of money, Facebook cares less about you and me and more about cash in spite of the fact they have more money than they know what to do with. As a result, those of you who have been faithful readers of the Fan Page have been removed, time and time again, from getting any of my posts onto your timeline feed. The reason is, Facebook would like me to pay money every day in order to advertise and lure readers like you, to the Fan Page. Otherwise, only about 5% of people who clicked LIKE on the Fan Page are actually seeing anything I post — and it could be random.  Basically, it sucks for all of us.

I think we would all be better served if I posted my tips, ideas, links, and jokes, etc. to my blog. You can subscribe to my blog (only if you want) and get an email every time I post a grouping of ideas, links, etc. I’M NOT shutting down my Facebook Fan Page. What I am doing is putting everything that used to be on the Fan Page individually on my blog, AND there will be a daily link to the idea blog on the Fan Page, just as there were multiple links to the various blogs that I’ve always linked to in the past. It’s not that different, really.

It will save me a lot of time, and guarantee those who want to see the creative posts will actually get to see them. And Facebookers, will STILL have to click on “GET NOTIFICATIONS” if they want to see what I post on Facebook. Is that more clear? Actually, this way gives you TWO ways to get all of the ideas, etc. PLUS you can PIN them and they will be TAGGED so you can find them again in the search bar!  — through the FACEBOOK FAN PAGE  and YOUR CHOICE (not mandatory) to subscribe to the bLog and get email postings that way. Well, I think it’s worth a shot at least in the short term, let’s see what happens…


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2 Comments on “A Fringed Kimono! Applique Placemats! Railroad Totes! Pinpoint Lampshade! God’s Eye! How to Print Fabric! Plus, Recipes, Jokes, Art, Design & Memories”

  1. July 11, 2014 at 3:14 AM #

    Oh yay, I hope you give inkodye a try! It’s so easy and the possibilities are endless. Would love to see what you make with it, your ideas sound great 🙂

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  2. Kate C
    July 30, 2016 at 10:08 AM #

    Did some searching for the Fringed Kimono tutorial since House of Earnest changed their blog (no biggie, just a little swim in the internet)…love it, love it, love it…will need to do more than one scarf, in fact, looking through my non quilting material this morning to see what I have around that I can use for this…as always, thanks Mark, you keep my brain cells percolating!

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