The Psychology of Color! Make a Day of the Dead Doll! Crochet a “Beach” Blanket! Piece the Coral Quilt! Soothe Yourself with a Over the Shoulder Heating Pad! Paint a Vintage Pumpkin Illustration! Thanksgiving Gumdrop Acorn Napkin Rings! PLUS . . . Recipes, Inspiration, Smiles, Memories, and More!

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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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YOKE DU YOUR 

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One year, a husband gets his mother-in-law a cemetery plot for Christmas. It came with a coffin, tomb stone, the works. The next Christmas comes around and the husband gets her nothing. When the mother-in-law asks, “Why didn’t you get me a gift?” the husband replies, “You haven’t used the one I got you last year!”

 

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 Kaffe Fassett.

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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?   Door knob. 

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IDEA I LOVE

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You still have time to craft this cute Day of the Dead Doll using this free pattern.  Made of felt, you can shrink or enlarge the pattern to dios de los muertos until your heart’s content.  Start here:

 http://www.aestheticnest.com/2014/10/craft-day-of-dead-doll-free-pattern.html

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YUMMY DISH!

OVEN-ROASTED TOMATO SAUCE

WITH SALAMI, OLIVES, AND PECORINO

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HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL NEED: 

  • cherry or grape tomatoes, halved if they’re large
  • olive oil
  • sherry vinegar
  • maple syrup
  • fresh thyme
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Genoa salami, diced
  • white onion, finely chopped (about 1 cup)
  • clove garlic, minced (about 1 teaspoon)
  • capers, drained and chopped
  • pitted, sliced kalamata olives
  • anchovy, mashed into a paste
  • dry white wine
  • dry spaghetti
  • zest from 1 lemon
  • finely grated Pecorino cheese

FOR THE FULL RECIPE, CLICK HERE:   http://bit.ly/105q3K2

IDEA I LOVE

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 My buddy Bonnie uses one of these DIY heating pads that sits on her shoulders. What a treat to use one of these warm babies after a long day at your sewing machine, your shoulders wedged up around your ears.  Here’s how you make it:

http://www.craftyendeavor.com/2012/02/02/rice-shoulder-heating-pad-with-lavender/

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IDEA I LOVE

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This crocheted piece is called Beach Blanket, I think.  I have no idea why?  Any suggestions?  Here’s the pattern:

http://www.redheart.com/files/patterns/pdf/CTAug08-38.pdf 

MAN CAN LIVE BY BREAD ALONE!

PUMPKIN SCONES WITH CINNAMON BUTTER

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 HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

CINNAMON BUTTER

  • unsalted butter, room temperature
  • maple syrup
  • ground cinnamon
  • kosher salt

SCONES

  • granulated sugar
  • baking powder
  • ground ginger
  • freshly grated nutmeg
  • ground cinnamon
  • kosher salt
  • ground cloves
  • baking soda
  • all-purpose flour, plus more for surface
  • chilled unsalted butter
  • chopped fresh (or frozen, thawed) cranberries
  • egg
  • canned pure pumpkin
  • buttermilk, plus more for brushing
  • raw sugar

FOR THE FULL RECIPE, CLICK HERE: http://bit.ly/1tkijjh

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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 

 

SPICED LEMONGRASS TEA

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INGREDIENTS

  • Dried lemongrass herb
  • Ginger
  • Lemon
  • Cinnamon
  • Cloves
  • Cardamom
  • Honey

FOR THE FULL RECIPE VISIT:  http://www.top10homeremedies.com/diy-homemade/diy-homemade-spiced-lemongrass-tea-2.html

WORDS TO LIVE BY

 

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IDEA I LOVE

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 For you aspiring painters, here’s a quick tutorial for painting a vintage pumpkin illustration! Use this on your crafts ….  a slice of wood, painted onto felt or jean jackets.  Just have fun.  Too much to ask, cupcake?   Here’s how:

http://www.inkstruck.com/2014/10/vintage-pumpkin-illustration-tutorial.html#.VFIsJ77-qzA 

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IN PRINT!

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My latest article, BEST IN SHOW, is in the latest issue of International Quilt Festival Quilt Scene. I’m very happy with the results! Pick up a copy! I hope you like it! xoxom

GET A COPY HERE: http://bit.ly/MarkInQuiltScene

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MEMBA?

Tin TV Tray Tables

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And now a word from our sponsor . . .

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EDUCATION!

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Here’s an article on THE PSYCHOLOGY OF COLOR.  Who can’t use that?

http://thephilosophersmail.com/perspective/the-psychology-of-colour/ 

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DESSERT!

GIANT PEANUT BUTTER CUP

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HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

 Chocolate Crust
chocolate wafer cookies, finely ground
unsalted butter, melted
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sugar
fine sea saltPeanut Butter Filling
creamy, unsalted peanut butter
honey or confectioners sugar, depending on your preference
fine sea salt

Topping
bittersweet chocolate chips, melted

FOR THE FULL RECIPE, CLICK HERE:  http://bit.ly/1tetyrQ

 

PATCHWORK, BABY!

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To be honest, I am less than impressed with the colors of this quilt, but I do love the pattern.  I like brights and this is simply too muted for my taste — but that’s why God invented horse races.  If you love it, make it.  If it isn’t moving you, consider changing the palette and make it using your own color sense!  Here’s the pattern:

http://www.quiltingismytherapy.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/coral-revised.pdf 

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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GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI, 115MM PATCHWORK SUEDE ANKLE BOOTS, $1595.00

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MUST HAVE

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Yes, I want a Hello Kitty sewing machine.  Is that so wrong?

http://bit.ly/1wI8PND 

 

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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IDEA I LOVE

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You have more than enough time to collect little acorn tops so you can make these adorns gumdrop acorn napkin rings for your Thanksgiving table.  I just know I would be chewing the gumdrops down t the caps.  Sheesh!  Here’s how you make them:

http://ohhappyday.com/2014/10/gumdrop-acorn-napkin-rings-diy/ 

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13 Comments on “The Psychology of Color! Make a Day of the Dead Doll! Crochet a “Beach” Blanket! Piece the Coral Quilt! Soothe Yourself with a Over the Shoulder Heating Pad! Paint a Vintage Pumpkin Illustration! Thanksgiving Gumdrop Acorn Napkin Rings! PLUS . . . Recipes, Inspiration, Smiles, Memories, and More!”

  1. CandyBerry
    October 30, 2014 at 9:53 AM #

    Loved the lesson on colof. Thanks for your wonderful blog.

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    • November 5, 2014 at 11:11 AM #

      You can’t know how nice it is for you to have written about the blog. I enjoy doing it and it’s only worth it if I hear from people, like you, who like reading it and spread the word! xooxm

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  2. Bonnie
    October 30, 2014 at 9:57 AM #

    I will leave you my Hello Kitty sewing machine in my Will or you may have it now if you really want the machine.

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    • November 5, 2014 at 11:10 AM #

      I’ll take it in your will — but not until I’m too old to enjoy it! xooxm

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  3. October 30, 2014 at 5:36 PM #

    love your ideas cant wait to see what you do to the tv trays!!

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    • November 5, 2014 at 9:47 AM #

      The trays are just vintage memories. I wouldn’t do a thing with them, would you? xoxom

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  4. October 30, 2014 at 10:44 PM #

    Mark I was soooo thrilled to see the article on the psychology of color. My fiber art work is all about color passion, harmony,and heating! As a matter of fact —a piece of my work has been published by F&W Media in a just released —hot off the press gorgeous book “Incite 2 Color a Passions:The Best of mixed Media!” Be sure to check it out! Loving your blog,and the concept of the slow stitching movement! I’m all about slowing down, and enjoying the process and journey—–sometimes it’s even sweeter then the destination! As always blessings for a joyful, happy, and creative life!

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    • November 5, 2014 at 9:47 AM #

      Hi Renee! Happy you got something to of the article. Congrats on the publication of your work (it’s about damn time)! xoxom

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  5. ncbev
    October 31, 2014 at 12:00 PM #

    I love your blog!

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    • November 5, 2014 at 9:46 AM #

      Thank you SOOOO MUCH! It’s fun to write, too. It keeps me inspired. Tell your friends! Happy you’re here! xoxom

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    • November 5, 2014 at 11:21 AM #

      And I love that you are here! Keep coming back and spread the word. Thank you for taking the time to write. You can’t know what that means to me. xoxom

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  6. KC
    November 5, 2014 at 9:28 AM #

    My mom loves her Hello Kitty sewing machine! LOL Whatever works for you to get your creativity flowing, right?

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    • November 5, 2014 at 9:45 AM #

      You are absolutely correct. Clogged creativity is much too painful. Now…. where’s my credit card? LOL xooxm

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