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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!
YOKE DU YOUR
A boy asks his father, “Dad, are bugs good to eat?”
“That’s disgusting — don’t talk about things like that over dinner,” the dad replies.
After dinner the father asks, “Now, son, what did you want to ask me?”
“Oh, nothing,” the boy says. “There was a bug in your soup, but now it’s gone.”
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? This is called ‘Forgotten Planet’ by artist, Jon Rappleye.
Look around you. Design is everywhere! How can you incorporate the beauty that surrounds you into your art or craft? “Off the Wall! Image Spaces and Spatial Images”, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nuremberg.
IDEA I LOVE
At last! It’s a pretty fall pumpkin pillow that is not only unique in color, but it will give you an opportunity to learn a new sewing and piecing technique! I am really taken with how fresh and contemporary this autumnal home accessory looks. And what I like best about it is that this technique, and even this pattern, can be translated into a quilt or table runner or on the back of a jean jacket, etc. Here’s how you make it:
IDEA I LOVE
These Scrabble tile coasters were specifically designed for crocheters (mainly because they had to get the word HOOK in there and it was a four letter word). Of course, cupcake, you can figure out four letter words for any of your hobbies, right? I mean, isn’t hook, yarn, wool, and love, also perfect for rug hookers? How about orts, aida, hoop, and knot for cross stitch. Quilters might get a coaster with the words bias, yard, Olfa, and seam, right? just imagine what four-letter words you might come up with for your sexy-time wine glass coasters on your nightstand?! Start here:
And more . . .
CHICKEN PAD THAI
HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
- 8 oz rice noodles
- 1/4 cup salted peanuts, chopped
- 1/2 teas freshly zested lime peel
- 3 tbs fish sauce
- 2 tbs fresh lime juice
- 2 tbs packed dark brown sugar
- 4 1/2 teas rice vinegar
- 1 tbs siracha
- 3 tbs vegetable oil
- 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite size strips
- 6 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 1 cup fresh bean sprouts
- 1/2 cup scallions, sliced
- 2 tbs fresh cilantro, snipped
FOR THE FULL RECIPE, CLICK HERE: http://passthesushi.com/one-skillet-dinner-chicken-pad-thai/
IDEA I LOVE
Crocheting a basket weave stitch is not as difficult as it might seem and the texture it gives even a baby afghan is noteworthy. speaking of babies, here’s a little crochet basket weave stitched baby blanket that you could probably whip up over a long weekend. Grab your hook then find the pattern here:
THIS MAN COULD LIVE BY BREAD ALONE!
APPLE PIE BUTTERSCOTCH SNICKERDOODLE BREAD
HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
- 1¾ C all purpose flour
- ½ C whole wheat flour
- ¾ C granulated sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp apple pie spice
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 C apple sauce
- ½ C vegetable oil
- ½ C light brown sugar
- ¼ C water
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 C butterscotch chips
- 1 tbsp all purpose flour
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
FOR THE FULL RECIPE, CLICK HERE: http://www.thisgalcooks.com/2014/10/14/apple-pie-butterscotch-snickerdoodle-bread/
From Russian tattoo design artist, Edward Miller.
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Several months ago, Facebook, without warning, had implemented a new business model. As a result, the vast majority of “LIKErs” who have been faithful readers of this Fan Page have been blocked from receiving my posts, time and time again, from getting all or a few of the postings onto their timeline feed.
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With out “BOOSTING” a post, only about 5% of people who clicked LIKE on the Fan Page are actually seeing anything I post — and it could be random – sometimes you get a post, and sometimes not. Basically, it sucks for all of us. I am finding that we are all better served if I posted my tips, ideas, links, and jokes, etc. to my blog. You can subscribe to my blog (only if you wan to) and get an email each time I post a grouping of ideas, links, etc.
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SO DRINK, CHUG-A-LUG CHUG-A-LUG
- pumpkin puree
- apple cider
- vanilla vodka
- ginger ale
- cinnamon and sugar (for the rim)
FOR THE FULL RECIPE VISIT: http://eat-drink-love.com/2012/11/apple-pumpkintini/
WORDS TO LIVE BY
IDEA I LOVE
I love the image of acorns is a representation of autumn, hearth and home, and snuggly fireplace warmth. The truth is, if you are so unlucky to have to park your car under an oak tree, these little suckers can do some real damage to your wheels. When we lived in Fort Lee, our neighborhood was covered with oak trees. Don’t get me wrong, I think they are beautiful, but my Honda Accord had just as many, or more, acorn-induces dimples on the body than I have on my ample derrière. Too much information? Anywho, these pretty little acorn mug rugs are perfect as little take-home giveaways after your Thanksgiving dinner guests head toward the door. They are also a great hostess gift. Here is how you make them:
http://www.letrecivettefattoamano.com/2013/09/tutorial-diy-ghiande.html (hit the translate button on the blog for English)
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SUPER EASY CINNAMON TWISTS
WITH CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
- refrigerated breadstick dough
- cream cheese
- powdered sugar
FOR THE FULL RECIPE, CLICK HERE: http://www.itsalwaysautumn.com/2014/07/09/super-easy-cinnamon-twists-cream-cheese-frosting.html#_a5y_p=1983755
The Disappearing Nine Patch has become a staple in the quilting design world. It’s easy to do, always looks good, and hard to screw up. Here is a tutorial on how to make a Disappearing Nine Patch for yourself:
The SLOW STITCHING MOVEMENT Webinar is now ON DEMAND!
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: http://bit.ly/1xE2l34
Liam Fahy’s, Colette.
Cees Braakman Pastoe Sewing Box, 1950 De stijl era, $850
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