Piece a Moda Love Layer Cake Quilt! Learn to ‘Lattice’ Felt on Your Sewing Machine! A Beginners Guide to Cookie Decorating! Make a Pillow! Cute Babies from Recycled Socks! Sew Up a Handmade Christmas Tree Table Runner! Crochet a Textured Stripe Throw! Here’s a Hanging Dishtowel Pattern that uses Fabric! 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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Bobby was sitting on the porch talking to his Grandpa when he innocently asked, “Grandpa, do you know how to make animal sounds?”

“I sure do” Grandpa replied. “What sort of animal sound would you like to hear?”

“How about a toad? Do you know how to sound like a toad?”

“Sure”, said Grandpa, cupping his hand to his mouth, “croaaak croaaak, how did you like that?!”

“Yipee!” screamed Bobby jumping up and down, “We are going to Miami!”

“Huh?” Questioned Grandpa. “Why’s that?”

“Because Grandma said so,” Bobby patiently explained, “she said that after you croak we’ll all go to Miami!”

 

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? Catching Koi, by Tom Chambers.

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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?   Jewels. 

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IDEA I LOVE

TEXTURED STRIPES THROW

Make this one-piece striped throw in any shade that fits your home décor. It’s so easy to crochet that you’ll want to make more than one.

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 This Red Heart pattern, Textured Striped Throw, just spoke to me (by the way, everything speaks to me.  I may need medication).  Here’s how you can crochet one of your own:

http://www.redheart.com/files/patterns/pdf/LW2926_0.pdf

 

 

YUMMY DISH!

THE ULTIMATE CHICKEN POT PIE

Made with Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Sheets, Swanson Chicken Broth, Swanson Chicken Stock

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HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Sheets, thawed
butter
carrots
onions
mushrooms
flour
Swanson® Chicken Broth  or Swanson® Chicken Stock
Dijon-style mustard
dried thyme, crushed or fresh thyme leaves
ground black pepper
cooked chicken
frozen peas, thawed
chopped fresh parsley

FOR THE FULL RECIPE, CLICK HERE:   http://www.cooking.com/recipes-and-more/recipes/hearty-chicken-soup-with-dumplings-recipe-1628.aspx?CCAID=cknwfhne05725af&s=s0026376964s&mid=2048433&rid=26376964#ixzz3HOwQ4BAJ

IDEA I LOVE

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Recycle socks into the cutest little baby dolls I’ve seen in ages. The best part of making these is watching their developing personalities, then putting your creative spin on them to add speciality clothing/costuming, and your unique touches.  Here’s how you make them:

http://www.craft-craft.net/recycling-socks-sewing-doll-tutorial.html

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IDEA I LOVE

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Wow, just wow!  this felt lattice pillow is not only rather couture, it’s also just felt!  Play, embellish, and learn a new technique!   Here’s how:

http://www.persialou.com/2011/04/felt-lattice-pillow.html

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THIS MAN COULD LIVE BY BREAD ALONE!

LOADED BACON CHEDDAR BREAD

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 HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

  • flour
  • water
  • instant yeast
  • salt
  •  sugar
  • cheddar cheese, fresh grated not bagged
  • cooked thick cut bacon, chopped and divided
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste

FOR THE FULL RECIPE, CLICK HERE: http://abeautifulbite.com/loaded-bacon-cheddar-bread/

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IF YOU HAVEN’T SUBSCRIBED TO THIS BLOG YET: 

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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 

ZOMBIE COCKTAIL

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INGREDIENTS

apricot brandy
ight rum
dark or Jamaican rum
lime juice
grenadine
orange juice
Bacardi 151 rum

FOR THE FULL RECIPE VISIT:  http://www.hgtv.com/entertaining/zombie-cocktail-recipe/index.html

WORDS TO LIVE BY

 

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IDEA I LOVE

 

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Hang onto your thong, cupcakes, but Christmas is on the way.  Here’s a ‘piney’ table topper that says “Christmas” (or says “Pine Sol”) that you should start now for the winter holidays.  Celebrate Christmas?  Then embellish a few with decorations and baubles.  Not into holiday decor?  Try different colorings of trees or  backgrounds.  How cute would this look in bright modern fabrics?   Here’s the tutorial:

http://www.addyloucreates.com/handmade-christmas-cheer-tree-table-runnertutorial/ 

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MEMBA?

Portable Stereos

 

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And now a word from our sponsor . . .

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EDUCATION!

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I love to bake and i love to make shaped, cutout cookies, but my attempts at “flooding” and decorating have been disastrous.  I’m going to give all of the tips on this site a try — preferably a few weeks before I need to know how to do it.  Check it out and learn, cupcake, learn:

http://thebearfootbaker.com/2013/12/beginners-guide-to-cookie-decorating/

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DESSERT!

CHEESECAKE STUFFED BAKED APPLES

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HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

  • apples (I used gala apples)
  • cream cheese, softened
  • sugar
  • vanilla
  • egg
  • cinnamon
  • optional: graham cracker crumbs, caramel sauce, pecans

FOR THE FULL RECIPE, CLICK HERE:  http://lecremedelacrumb.com/2014/10/cheesecake-stuffed-baked-apples.html

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PATCHWORK, BABY!

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A quilt from Layer Cake cuts of fabric.  Speaking of cake, I’ll continue this blog after I satisfy my sugar jones.   Check out the free PDF pattern:

http://www.unitednotions.com/Moda-Love-Layer-Cake-Quilt.pdf

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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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BALMAIN, 110MM SHEERE WOVEN LEATHER BOOTS, $ 3166.00

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MUST HAVE

 

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 There is nothing more to say.  All I know is that I need one (and you get to march in the LGBT parade!). Not Available in Stores. Get yours here:

http://coolshirts4you.com/kh9k

 

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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 I prefer these hanging dish towels to the church fundraising crocheted ones (and I have enough fabric to attach one of these to every oven handle in American and lower Canada!   Here are the directions for making them:

http://kleiosbelly.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/hanging-dishtowel-pattern2.pdf

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Here’s where I found this idea:  http://creamerchronicles.blogspot.com/2010/06/hand-towel-love.html

 




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5 Comments on “Piece a Moda Love Layer Cake Quilt! Learn to ‘Lattice’ Felt on Your Sewing Machine! A Beginners Guide to Cookie Decorating! Make a Pillow! Cute Babies from Recycled Socks! Sew Up a Handmade Christmas Tree Table Runner! Crochet a Textured Stripe Throw! Here’s a Hanging Dishtowel Pattern that uses Fabric! PLUS . . . Recipes, Inspiration, Smiles, Memories, and More!”

  1. Bonnie
    October 28, 2014 at 8:04 AM #

    GreaT collection of ideas today! I want to do almost everyone right now and I have to leave for an appointment!

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  2. CandyBerry
    October 28, 2014 at 9:18 AM #

    thanks Mark for your inspirational, creative blog!

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  3. anne
    October 28, 2014 at 9:24 AM #

    Great Ideas Mark! Love the LayerCake quilt – right up my alley ?) Thanks! anne

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  4. Nancy
    October 28, 2014 at 7:14 PM #

    Mark, I love the Moda Love Layer Cake quilt but I cannot get it to print. Any suggestions?

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  5. Brenda Hojonski
    October 29, 2014 at 12:28 AM #

    Bacon, cheddar, and bread? I’ll be making this this weekend! Excellent blog as usual, Mark! Thank you!

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