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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
One day the zoo-keeper noticed that the monkey was reading two books – the Bible and Darwin’s The Origin of Species. In surprise he asked the ape, “Why are you reading both those books”?
“Well,” said the monkey, “I just wanted to know if I was my brother’s keeper or my keeper’s brother.”
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? Since the 1960s artist, Barbara Nessim has been at the front lines of both illustration and feminism, crafting androgynous superstars who straddle the line between art and ad, masculine and feminine.
Look around you. Design is everywhere! How can you incorporate the beauty that surrounds you into your art or craft? http://instagram.com/pickwithapro
IDEA I LOVE
Well, if you are a knitter then you are going to love knitting this little posy pincushion. Now that I think about it, I don’t thinkt I have ever seen a knitted pincushion – but of course, now I want one. Here is the pattern:
IDEA I LOVE
Here is another set of peace and simply quilted potholders that look really easy to make and are really pretty, too. I’d like with this designer has done with her choice of fabrics. Now, take this design, make it larger, and you have matching placemats, too. Why not choose the fabrics in your Chinese Coins design and make a set of multicolored napkins while you’re at it? Start here:
BAKED ZITI WITH PESTO
HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
|\crushed tomatoes in thick puree|
|fresh-ground black pepper|
|store-bought or homemade pesto|
IDEA I LOVE
In the slow stitching movement I often tell stitchers and quilters, etc. that they need to get out of their stitching box and try a new creative medium. Maybe now is the time for you to pick up a big stone and start painting? Ultimately, it will help improve your primary needlework projects. Here is a step-by-step tutorial:
These photographs are by young Iranian photographer named,Mohammad Domiri. His photoshoots are devoted to large, traditional mosques. Patterns, mosaics and colors. This stuff is amazing!
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For well over 2 years, I have been posting up to 20 links per day or every other day, on the Mark Lipinski’s Fan Pageon Facebook. Of course, in Facebook’s never ending quest to make lots of money, Facebook seems to have abandoned their mission of a real social networking site and it has become more about Facebook revenue.
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.
The reason is, Facebook would like pages like, Mark Lipinski’s Fan Page, to pay money every day, and on every post, in order to advertise and lure readers like you, onto the Fan Page.
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.
I AM NOT shutting down Mark Lipinski’s Fan Page on Facebook and you are welcome to follow me there, too. What I am doing is putting everything that used to be on the Fan Page individually onto 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” in your Facebook Settings if they want to see what I post on Facebook (sometimes that works, but not all of the time).
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IDEA I LOVE
We all have a little bit of velvet sitting around our stash. Maybe now is the time to create these Halloween, or even Fall, velvet pumpkins using real pumpkin stems. I’ll bet that your local grocer has pumpkin stems that he will give you stems that are at the bottom of the big pumpkin box that idiots like me knock off while all searching for the perfect jack-o’-lantern. Here’s how you make them (And don’t play it safe. Make all colors and velvety patterns):
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FROSTED PUMPKIN CUPCAKES
HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
- all-purpose flour
- pumpkin-pie spice
- baking soda
- baking powder
- granulated sugar
- vegetable oil
- pumpkin puree
- cream cheese, softened
- unsalted butter, softened
- confectioners’ sugar
- vanilla extract
- Orange food coloring
- Fine and coarse orange decorating sugar
- Pretzel sticks or rods
FOR THE FULL RECIPE, CLICK HERE: http://www.familycircle.com/recipe/cupcakes/frosted-pumpkin-cupcakes/
This little Halloween quilt can be made very easily before Halloween actually comes! Run to your stash and choose the appropriate fabrics and get started. Here’s the pattern:
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
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Well, look who is on the cover of Eleanor Burns’ new book, All-Star Quilts! it is me along with quilting celebrity icons Marianne Fons, Nancy Zieman, and Alex Anderson! What an honor! I haven’t actually seen the book yet but we can get our copy here (I’ll take 35 copies, please, Eleanor!):
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