Make a Chunky Braided Scarf! Craft a DIY Pottery Barn Inspired Fall Wreath Pillow! Turn a Book into an Art Journal! Learn Watercolor Style Fabric Painting! Piece a Ziggy String Quilt! Knit a Chunky Ottoman! PLUS . . . Recipes, Inspiration, Smiles, Memories, and More!

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DON’T MISS A THING, MISS THANG!

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I HAVE A NEW CRAFT DAILY ONLINE CLASS!

Halloween and Thanksgiving Quilt Borders from Strips of Fabric

Create festive borders for your Halloween and Thanksgiving quilts

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In Holiday Borders Using Strips with Mark Lipinski, Pt. 1, Mark Lipinski – fabric designer and quilter extraordinaire – shows you how to construct and assemble borders for two very fun quilts just in time for the holidays! Follow along as Mark demonstrates how to create festive borders for your Halloween and Thanksgiving quilts. Adopt some great seasonal ideas while getting into the quilting holiday spirit!

Included with this class are free downloadable templates available after purchase.”

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CHECK IT OUT BY CLICKING HERE: 

http://craftdaily.com/p-1478-holiday-borders-using-strips-with-mark-lipinski.aspx

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YOKE DU YOUR 

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HUSBAND: “How would you describe me?”
WIFE: “ABCDEFGHIJK.”
HUSBAND: “What does that mean?”
WIFE: “Adorable, buff, cute, delightful, elegant, fashionable, gorgeous, and hot.”
HUSBAND: “Aw, thank you, but what about IJK?”
WIFE: “I’m just kidding!”

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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? Painting of Maddie from the last series , Teleportraiture (teleportraiture.com).  

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WHAT A NEAT HOLIDAY OR ANYTIME GIFT:

 

DESIGNspiration

Look around you. Design is everywhere! How can you incorporate the beauty that surrounds you into your art or craft?  Love this tile work! 

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IDEA I LOVE

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 Here’s a scarf that you don’t have to knit (thank god), crochet (thank god), or weave (thank god).  All you need to know how to do is BRAID!  YES, exactly like I braid under my arms for special occasions!  Follow the tutorial and you can whip up some big clunky braided scarfs in lots of colors and lengths!  What fun.  Start here:

 http://www.girllovesglam.com/2014/10/braided-chunky-scarf.html

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IDEA I LOVE

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This felted Fall Wreath Pillow was inspired by our little friends at Pottery Barn.  I love the look of this dimensional appliqué with button embellishment.  Make one now and it will carry you through November!  Here’s the pattern and information you need, cupcake:

http://www.onsuttonplace.com/2014/10/diy-pottery-barn-inspired-fall-wreath-pillow/

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YUMMY DISH!

15-MINUTE CHICKEN & RICE DINNER

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HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

  • vegetable oil
  • boneless chicken breast halves 
  • Campbell’s® Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup (Regular or 98% Fat Free)
  • water
  • paprika
  • ground black pepper
  • uncooked instant white rice
  • fresh or frozen broccoli flowerets

FOR THE FULL RECIPE, CLICK HERE:  http://www.campbellskitchen.com/recipes/15-minute-chicken-rice-dinner-32

IDEA I LOVE

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 I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again:  I implore you to start an art journal no matter what your primary mode or creative outlet may be.  It can and will change your life.  Really?  You don’t think so?  You’ll never know until you try.   Get started:

http://www.lilblueboo.com/2012/05/turn-a-book-into-an-art-journal-a-tutorial.html 

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BREAD!

CLASSIC PUMPKIN BREAD

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HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup cooking oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. allspice
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cloves (optional)
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 (15 oz.) can pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

FOR THE FULL RECIPE, CLICK HERE:  http://www.gimmesomeoven.com/classic-pumpkin-bread/

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BREATHLESS INSPIRATION

I am itching to learn this traditional Temari technique but maybe it’s just my fall allergies acting up.  Take a look at the work of a 92-year-old Temari artist.  Click here for more of her work:   http://bit.ly/1vqxgSx

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A different artist but an interesting and charming short video on Temari . . .

There are a lot more instructional videos on YouTube.com and on the net.  Just Google or search the word, Temari

Are you going to be there, THIS FRIDAY in NEW JERSEY?

I will be presenting The Slow Stitching Movement lecture, LIVE, on Friday, October 17, 2014, for the Hunterdon County Quilting Guild in Readington, New Jersey at 9:30 AM (refreshments will be served). Here’s the address: Readington Reformed Church; 124 Readington Road; Readington, NJ. (between White House Station and Flemington).  See you there! xoxom

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SO DRINK, CHUG-A-LUG CHUG-A-LUG 

HOT BLOODIED MARYS

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INGREDIENTS

  • vodka
  • tomato juice
  • hot red-pepper sauce
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Celery or cucumber stick

FOR THE FULL RECIPE VISIT:   http://www.readersdigest.ca/food/recipes/beverages-cocktails/hot-blooded-marys/

 

WORDS TO LIVE BY

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IDEA I LOVE

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 Goodbye cruel world!  Yes, you will DIE of joy once you get the hang of this watercolor-style fabric painting technique.  Just play and practice and you will be the Belle of the ball  with your fabric-loving friends.  Don’t forget to use this technique as an OVER-DYEING tool, too.  You could get a lot of cool fabric doing that, too!  Start here:

http://howdidyoumakethis.com/watercolor-style-fabric-painting/ 

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MEMBA?

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IDEA I LOVE!

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Knit a tweed pouf ottoman using an easy chunky knit.  What?  Your teen ‘forgot’ to take out the trash?  Knock ’em over with a pouf (going 43 miles per hour).  Here’s how you make them:

http://www.flaxandtwine.com/2012/04/a-tweed-pouf-ottoman-an-easy-chunky-knit/ 

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DESSERT!

APPLE PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES

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HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup grated peeled apple

FOR THE FULL RECIPE, CLICK HEREhttp://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/apple-peanut-butter-cookies#ixzz3G4dUa100

 PATCHWORK, BABY!

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Raid your scraps and your stash and vow not to spend one penny on making this fun (and super EASY) Ziggy Strings quilt.  Here’s the pattern:

http://www.stitchedincolor.com/2013/04/tutorial-ziggy-strings.html 

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The SLOW STITCHING MOVEMENT Webinar is now ON DEMAND!

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At last! The much talked about SLOW STITCHING MOVEMENT webinar is now available ON DEMAND for download directly to your computer. This is a recording of the record-breaking webinar hosted by Mark Lipinski in June. Here is the link:

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SHOEspiration

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If you thought $1,600 was expensive for a pair of ripped, designer jeans by Balmain, brace yourself for fashion’s latest excess – the $48,200 pair of Roger Vivier heels.

MUST HAVE

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Was this made for me or what?  I have always said that I am happy that I discovered doughnuts before heroin, or I’d be in some gutter somewhere!  Doughnut lovers, rejoice! Here’s your must-have sweater for this season and every season! This unisex crewneck sweater features a photo-realistic design of a perfect stack of doughnuts printed all-over the sweater. It looks perfectly delicious from the front and back.  $59 (that’s A LOT of doughnuts  — what a dilemma!)

http://fancy.com/things/343521038379785183/Doughnut-Stack-Sweatshirt?ref=holycool

A New Article! 

KNITTING!  CROCHET!  CROSS STITCH!  NEEDLEPOINT! WEAVING! QUILTING!

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Perfectionism Kicking Up? 6 Symptoms that Brain-Drain our Stitching!

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10 Comments on “Make a Chunky Braided Scarf! Craft a DIY Pottery Barn Inspired Fall Wreath Pillow! Turn a Book into an Art Journal! Learn Watercolor Style Fabric Painting! Piece a Ziggy String Quilt! Knit a Chunky Ottoman! PLUS . . . Recipes, Inspiration, Smiles, Memories, and More!”

  1. Maria Slowik
    October 15, 2014 at 9:02 AM #

    I love everything you show us …..from the first time I met you there where three of us and we called our selves the three M’s and we had fun that was so many years ago …hugs to you Maria Slowik

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  2. Caroline Sullivan
    October 15, 2014 at 9:12 AM #

    Two items from your blog will be put onto my must try list, the Ziggy Strings quilt and the water color paint technique. Thanks Mark.

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  3. October 15, 2014 at 9:16 AM #

    Hi Mark,

    It’s Katie, don’t know if you remember me- I was on Creative Mojo with you at the end of April. I’m totally loving today’s blog post! So many cool ideas I want to check out- the braided scarf, the ziggy strings tutorial (which i may use as inspiration for a collage), watercoloring on fabric, and the temari technique which is stunning! thanks for the inspiration. I’ve been feeling kinda bored with what i’m making lately so i’ll be fun to try some different things. oh! and the reminder to start a new art journal! i need to play! Hope all is well with you. xo Katie

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    • October 15, 2014 at 9:19 AM #

      OF COURSE I REMEMBER KATIE THE ARTIST! How’s the move? Missing the city? How is your art coming along? Your husband’s work? xoxom

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      • October 15, 2014 at 9:52 AM #

        I DO NOT miss the city at all! I’ll have the occasional moment of romanticizing it but then I remember my morning commute on the C train (worst, oldest train ever) and then I’m over it! We are settling in, just got married on the 3rd. Our wedding was the best, so much fun. Getting back into an art routine now that the wedding is over. I joined a local women artist/entreprenuer coop boutique which is fun! But I still gotta find a job to help pay the bills. Hope you and Jeff are doing well and enjoying the fall. xoxo

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  4. Sally Maxwell
    October 15, 2014 at 11:28 AM #

    How do you do everything that you do?!! I don’t mean this to be rhetorical. Have you ever broken down your day to see exactly how you spend your time? I’ve got lots of ideas, but can’t seem to find time to work on them. Maybe this should be a group topic? I live with a scientist and I NEED DATA!

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  5. carole Glowacki
    December 28, 2014 at 5:54 PM #

    The link to sign up for the blog won’t work for me😢

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    • December 28, 2014 at 10:58 PM #

      Gee, I don’t know why? I have never had a problem reported with thousands of subscribers. Hmmmm? Maybe your cache? Try turning on and off your computer and trying again? That’s what I do. As you can tell, I’m a very sophisticated computer geek, Carole! LOL xoxom

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  6. Jo Folkman
    February 1, 2015 at 2:40 PM #

    Totally love your blog and have always loved your creative ideas. Still treasure the quilt magazines you were in. Jojo

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