Stamp on Fabric! Sunflower Wall Hanging! Lipstick Case! Clear Travel Packs! Sheet Music Binding! Sunny Baby Toy! PLUS . . . Recipes, Jokes, Art, Design & Memories

 

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If you’re liking this blog Please tell your friends about it!

I’d really appreciate it!  xoxom

 

YOKE DU YOUR 

 

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Why did the elephants get kicked out of the public pool?

They kept dropping their trunks!

 

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?  By artist, Bill Scott.

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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? Garlic.

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 IDEA I LOVE

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Don’t you hate it when you can’t find your lipstick?  I know I do 😉   Here’s how to make a stunning little carrier – now you’ll have one tube for your lips and another for writing messages on mirrors (as in the movies).  Start here:

http://www.themotherhuddle.com/free-lipstick-case-pattern-and-sewing-tutorial/

 

IDEA I LOVE

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 At last! I pouch where that I can see inside of.  This is an answered prayer for me. I have so many carry-along projects that I often get confused – or maybe I’m just a hot mess.   Anyway, I’m making some of these.  You can too!  Follow these directions:

http://www.lilblueboo.com/2011/08/quick-sew-clear-vinyl-organizers-a-tutorial.html

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I can’t read music but many of you can.  Here’s how to make a cover for your sheet music.  Me?  I tear up sheet music, tea dye it and use it in paper crafts (oops!  Did I just admit that?).  Here’s where you begin:

 http://www.charmed-liebling.com/home/free-tutorial-making-a-book-cover-for-sheet-music

YUM

 

GRILLED

BREAKFAST FOR DINNER GRILLED CHEESE 

1 Half Stick (1/4 cup) Land O Lakes® Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt

6 Land O Lakes® Eggs, lightly beaten

1/2 cup pre-cooked hot or Italian sausage crumbles

8 (1/2-inch thick) slices Italian bread

4 (3/4-ounce) slices Land O Lakes® Deli American, cut in half

Preparation

Melt 1 tablespoon Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt in 10-inch nonstick skillet until sizzling, add eggs and sausage crumbles. Cook over medium heat, gently lifting and stirring slightly with spatula to allow uncooked portion to flow underneath, 4-5 minutes or until set. Remove egg mixture from skillet; keep warm. Carefully wipe out skillet with paper towel.

Spread about 1 teaspoon Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt onto 1 side of each bread slice. Assemble sandwiches by topping 1 slice bread, buttered-side down with 1 half slice American, 1/4 cooked egg mixture, 1 half slice American and 1 slice bread, buttered-side up.

Heat same skillet over medium heat. Place 2 sandwiches into skillet; cook, turning once, 4-6 minutes or until golden brown and American is melted. Remove sandwiches from skillet; keep warm. Repeat with remaining sandwiches.

Source: http://easyhomemeals.com/recipe/breakfast-for-dinner-grilled-cheese/detail

IDEA I LOVE

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Want to learn how to stamp on fabric?  Well you’ve come to the right place.  Not only will you learn the technique, I’ve just given you a reason to buy several thousand dollars in new stamping supplies!   Learn what you need here:

 http://www.joggles.com/fabric-stamping-tutorial.htm

WORDS TO LIVE BY

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PATCHWORK, BABY! 

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Sunflower season is upon us.  Why not grow your own on your sewing machine.  Here’s a cute sunflower wallhanging (or you could use this as a “panel” for a larger quilt).   Here’s the free pattern:

http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/quilt-patterns/wall-quilts/sunflower-applique-wall-hanging

MEMBA DIS?

The click-click, click-click of metal heel plates (sometimes we’d put thumb tacks on our shoes to get the clicking sound)

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DESSERT! 

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LEMON SUGAR TULIP CAKES

For the Cake:
Ingredients:
  • 1+1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 stick butter
  • 2/4 cup sugar
  • 1/8 cup lemon sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/8 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup milk
Directions:
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Grease cakelet molds.
  • Sift together flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl and set aside.
  • Beat butter and sugar together until creamy.
  • Add egg and then egg yolk. Blend thoroughly.
  • Add extracts and lemon juice.
  • Alternate adding the flour mixture with the milk until everything is blended.
  • Pour into molds and bake for 20 minutes or until knife inserted into center comes out clean.
  • Wait 10 minutes, un-mold the cakes, transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely.

FOR RECIPE TUTORIAL INFORMATION, VISIT LORA’S BLOG.  I LOVE THIS BLOG! http://www.diaryofamadhausfrau.com/2011/04/tiptoe-through-lemon-sugar-tulip-cakes.html

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MUST HAVE

Erasers are an indispensable tool in a desk, but you can lose them easily. Not anymore.

Do you remember your childhood, when you had them stuck to your pencil? With Tool Erasers you can do it again but in a funnier way.

The pencil is to the office what the hammer or screwdriver is to a workshop. Now make the analogy a little more true with these clever and useful erasers.

http://doiydesign.com/en/products/14-tool-erasers.html

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JUST INSPIRATION I LOVE 

I LOVE  hand stitcher, Sami Teasedale,  and am so inspired by her work and creative vision.  These are a series of her Zebra Finch Brooches.  Oh, my!

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Here’s a link to Sami’s blog:   http://teasemade.blogspot.com

 

SHOEspiration

Hand painted suede boots

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IDEA I LOVE

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Yeah, it’s a baby toy, but wouldn’t you just love one for yourself?  It makes me smile to just look at it, and who doesn’t need a random smile?   Go on, make one for YOU!   Here’s how:

 http://chezbeeperbebe.blogspot.ca/2010/02/tutorial-and-pattern-rainbow-sunshine.html

Hey DETROIT!

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On Friday and Saturday, August 1 & 2

I’ll be visiting Fabric Affair in Troy, Michigan!

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On Friday evening I’ll be giving my wild talk (the fun one)!

All day on Saturday, I’ll be teaching my Lemon Cathedral Workshop!

Sign Up for the Workshop TODAY! 

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Have you checked out …

THE SLOW STITCHING MOVEMENT WEBSITE?

The new Slow Stitching Movement blog has been posted. This blog is about “Creating and Participating in a Slow Stitching Salon.” I’d love for you to take a look at it and give me any feedback. Thanks! xooxm

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Just CLICK on the SLOW STITCHING BLOG box on the Slow Stitching Movement website: http://www.slowstitching.com/    (please subscribe while you’re there)

DON’T MISS A THING, MISS THANG! 

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4 Comments on “Stamp on Fabric! Sunflower Wall Hanging! Lipstick Case! Clear Travel Packs! Sheet Music Binding! Sunny Baby Toy! PLUS . . . Recipes, Jokes, Art, Design & Memories”

  1. Lee
    July 23, 2014 at 10:04 AM #

    Mark – I love your blog! Your sense of fun makes my day. I especially love the “Memba This?” feature, the recipes, yoke du jour and of course, your awesome quilting projects. The colorful images are always inspiring. You are one of my most favorite quilt teachers and I’ve followed you for years. I resonate with the Slow Stitching movement and practice quilting as a type of meditation. God Bless! -Lee in Cincinnati

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  2. July 23, 2014 at 12:12 PM #

    Love your blog mark! You keep me inspired…Happy Hump Day! I don’t believe I really said that! lol

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  3. July 23, 2014 at 3:06 PM #

    Hey Mark, is Creative Mojo on hiatus? There’s been a lot of reruns lately. Not complaining, just looking for info so I can plan my Wednesdays. 🙂

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  4. July 23, 2014 at 4:42 PM #

    Thanks for featuring my tulips, cupcake. XOXOXOXOXO

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