How to Quilt with Batiks! Paper Autumn Wreath! Knit a Bobble Hat! Wool Harvest Pumpkin Applique! Raw Edge Circle Quilt Tutorial! Make a Handkerchief Church Doll! Crafting Pumping Carving! Candy Corn Door Decor! PLUS . . . Recipes, Inspiration, Smiles, Memories, and More!

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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

 

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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“Emergency call: “911, What is your emergency?” ”

2 men are fighting over me!”

“So what’s the problem Miss?”

“The ugly one is winning””

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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 by artist Benjamin Cook.

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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?   from @wildpagoda of incredible patterned stairs in Medillin.

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IDEA I LOVE

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A simple paper punch and foam wreath shape can transform drab papers and ugly Styrofoam into a work of autumn art!  Cupcakes, this is for indoor decoration because the humidity, rain, etc., will destroy this sucker faster than your hungry uncle devouring a turkey leg.  Here is how you make it:

http://thepaperstraw.com/paper-leaf-autumn-wreath/ 

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And more . . .

Tulle Candy Corn Door Decor!   This versatile door decoration can be made in minutes. Just follow the instructions in the short video.

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YUMMY DISH!

PIZZADILLA

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HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

  • 1/2 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 large flour tortillas that just fit inside your cast iron skillet
  • 3/4 cup store-bought or homemade pizza sauce
  • 5 ounce shredded whole milk low moisture mozzarella cheese
  • 2 ounces grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 2 basil leaves, roughly torn
  • Additional toppings, as desired

FOR THE FULL RECIPE, CLICK HERE:  http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2014/10/pizzadilla-quesadilla-pizza-quesadizza.html

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IDEA I LOVE

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  Yes, it is time to start thinking knitted hats for the colder weather. I’m in Houston today which is almost 90° . New York isn’t having a quite so easy at 57°.   it’s knitting season anyway so get out your needles find some yarn and start flying through your purling.   Here’s the pattern:.

 

 http://www.molliemakes.com/diy-fashion-2/knitting-pattern-make-bobble-hat/

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IDEA I LOVE

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 I have been so into felt lately, the blanket stitch, and penny rugs, that these two little pumpkin and jack-o’-lantern projects spoke to me. Whip up a few this week! Start here:

http://weefolkart.com/sites/default/files/patterns/harvest-pumpkin-appl-BOTHPAGES.PDF 

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THIS MAN COULD LIVE BY BREAD ALONE!

CRACKLIN’ CORNBREAD

 This unsweetened corn bread comes out just right: waxy, savory, with an amazingly crunchy crust.

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 HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

FOR THE FULL RECIPE, CLICK HERE: http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2014/10/cracklin-cornbread-from-heritage.html

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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).

Actually, my new model gives you at least 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 even years later. – through the FACEBOOK FAN PAGE and YOUR CHOICE (not mandatory) to subscribe to the blog and get email postings that way.

 

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SO DRINK, CHUG-A-LUG CHUG-A-LUG 

SPICY PUMPKIN SOUP SHOOTERS

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INGREDIENTS

    • 2 T olive oil
    • 1/2 yellow onion, chopped
    • 1 small garlic clove, minced
    • 3/4 t curry powder
    • 1/2 t coriander powder
    • 1/4 t Ceylon cinnamon powder
    • 1/4 t ground nutmeg
    • 1/8 t cayenne pepper
    • 1 C chicken or vegetable stock
    • 1 15-oz. can pumpkin puree or 2 C fresh pumpkin puree
    • 1/4 C milk (I used 2% and it came out surprisingly creamy)
    • Salt and pepper to taste
    • A few slices of cooked chopped bacon or roasted pumpkin seeds for garnish
    • A few dashes of cayenne pepper for garnish

FOR THE FULL RECIPE VISIT:  http://cookieandkate.com/2014/healthy-almond-chocolate-chip-granola-bars/

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WORDS TO LIVE BY

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IDEA I LOVE

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I know you haven’t carved your pumpkins yet so, if you are a knitter, here is a knitting motif for your Jack.   Look, you are creative soul, take this tutorial as an inspiration and design your own jack-o’-lantern design highlighting your hobby. Howzabout  a  rotary cutter, or crossed needles or cross stitch X’s?   Put  on your thinking cap and create something unique and fun! Here’s where you might begin:

http://www.knittingdaily.com/media/p/129088.aspx

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MEMBA?

Intermission during a movie!

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And now a word from our sponsor . . .

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EDUCATION!

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Batiks  are still very popular after all of the years for quilters.  There is a  tutorial  that is all about quilting with batiks! It’s just a little education for your Sunday reading pleasure…

http://blog.shopmartingale.com/quilting-sewing/quilting-with-batiks/

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DESSERT!

HEALTHY CHOCOLATE CHIP GRANOLA BARS

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HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

  • 1¾ cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1⅓ cup sliced almonds
  • ⅔ cup mini dark chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ to ¾ teaspoon salt, to taste
  • 1 cup creamy unsalted almond butter or peanut butter
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract

FOR THE FULL RECIPE, CLICK HERE: http://cookieandkate.com/2014/healthy-almond-chocolate-chip-granola-bars/

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PATCHWORK, BABY!

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If the thought of piecing circles gives you the vapors, why not try a raw edge circle quilt?   Here is the pattern and the tutorial:

http://www.cluckclucksew.com/2009/12/raw-edge-circle-quilt-tutorial.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:   http://bit.ly/1xE2l34

SHOEspiration

shoes as art and inspiration 

 

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NO 6 GLACIER PLATFORMS BY ROBERT WUN. $999.95

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MUST HAVE

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Can’t Sleep Mini Inner Truth Journal. With so much stuff requiring your obsessive consideration every day, who could blame you for being preoccupied with finances, matters of the heart, life goals, or the innumerable errands that should have been run last week.

Getting your worries out on paper allows you to be honest, but this little volume is itself honest with sympathetic (but not saccharine) quotes to encourage eye-opening reflection

Journal your sleepless night away with this 164-page, 4 x 5.75-inch paperback book.

Ribbon page marker, lay-flat binding, and full-color throughout.  $8.95

 

A NEW BLOG POST! 

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

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“My Whole Life in One Quilt? No Wonder I’m Confounded”

http://theslowstitchingmovement.wordpress.com/2014/10/26/guest-blogger-meg-cox-asks-my-whole-life-in-one-quilt/

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IDEA I LOVE

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This little baby is called a Church  Doll, and it is designed for little girls to play with in church so they don’t get restless. Since I never go to church all have to make them to sit on my mantle. Anyway they are made out of handkerchiefs, of all things. So I guess it’s time to start scouring your local vintage or antique stores for the perfect hankies! Here’s how you make these cute dolls:

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3 Comments on “How to Quilt with Batiks! Paper Autumn Wreath! Knit a Bobble Hat! Wool Harvest Pumpkin Applique! Raw Edge Circle Quilt Tutorial! Make a Handkerchief Church Doll! Crafting Pumping Carving! Candy Corn Door Decor! PLUS . . . Recipes, Inspiration, Smiles, Memories, and More!”

  1. Penny Thomas Wolf
    October 27, 2014 at 8:33 AM #

    The candy corn/holiday border reminds me of the Seminole patchwork. Do you ever play with that style? I’d love to see some examples.

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  2. stichnnurse
    October 27, 2014 at 7:29 PM #

    glad to see the recommendation for a quilt shop in Pocono. i go there next year for National Corvette convention.

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  3. Jennie
    October 28, 2014 at 8:24 AM #

    I made church dolls for my girls when they were little, but the reason we carried them to church was because of the way they are made, there’s no noise if they are dropped or banged against a wooden pew

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