Sew a Pretty Phone Case (and never lose your earbuds again), Piece an Angelica Quilt! Craft a Lipstick Piñata! Learn Crochet in the Round! Make a Pincushion! Annie Lennox! Make a Valentines Charm Bracelet! Upcycle Sweater Hand Warmers! PLUS . . . Recipes, Inspiration, Creativity, Ideas, and More!

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YOKE DU YOUR

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A little girl and her mother were shopping. The girl asks her mother “How old are you?” Mommy says “Honey, women don’t talk about their age, you’ll learn later on in life.”
The girl then asks, “Mommy, how much do you weigh?” Mommy says, That’s another thing women don’t talk about, you’ll find out when you are grown up.”
The girl still wanting to know about her mother asks, “Mommy, why did you and daddy get a divorce?” Mommy says, “Honey, that is a subject that hurt me very much, and I don’t want to talk about it now.”
The little girl is frustrated. She tells her girlfriend about her and her mother’s conversation. The girlfriend says, “All you have to do is sneak a look at your mother’s drivers license. It’s just like a report card, it tells you everything.”
The little girl and her mother are shopping again. The girl says, “Mommy, I know how old you are. You are 32 years old.” Her mommy is very shocked! She asks “Sweetheart how did you do that?”
The girl shrugs and says, “I just know, and I know how much you weigh. You weigh 120 pounds.” The mother is flabbergasted. She asks, “Where did you learn that?”
The little girl says, “I just know, that’s all, and I know why you and daddy got a divorce. You got an ‘F’ in sex!”

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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? This painting is by Jack Vittriano.

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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?   Philippe Deshoulieres “Peacock” bread and butter plate. 

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IDEA I LOVE

 

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Upcycle an old sweater (nobody said a heart has to be red striped, or red at all), and make a couple of sweet, felted hand warmers.  If it were me, I’d be embroidering initials or a little message on my Valentine’s Day gift, but I’m sentimental like that.  Here’s where you start:

http://swoodsonsays.com/upcycled-heart-hand-warmers-tutorial/ 

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IDEA I LOVE

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I love button jewelry and this little Valentines Day button charm bracelet is not only easy to make, you can’t scream Valentine’s Day any louder when you’re wearing it.  Of course, pink is my favorite color, so I would be forced to wear it all year long but that’s up to you, cupcake.   Watch this video so that you can learn how to make your own:

 

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YUMMY DISH!

5-LAYER MEXICAN SUPER BOWL DIP

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 INGREDIENTS:

refried black beans
chili powder
Sour Cream
KRAFT Shredded Cheddar Cheese
green onions, sliced
sliced black olives
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IDEA I LOVE

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This buttoned iPhone bag is just amazing!  Apparently, it was first designed in Japan so there’s not a whole lot of instructions, mainly visuals for making this baby. I think keeping your phone and your earbuds all in one place is genius – and I say this from  one who can never ever find his earbuds. Take a crack at it:

 http://www.howtoinstructions.org/how-to-make-your-cool-iphone-bag-step-by-step-diy-tutorial-instructions/

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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BREATHLESS INSPIRATION!

These beautiful and intricate mosaic bird sculptures are by Ravenna and Venice based artist Dusciana Bravura. To make each sculpture she uses glass paste, millefiori, crystals, iron, cementitious adhesive, gold smalti, opalescent on fibreglass structure and more.

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WORDS TO LIVE BY

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MAN CAN LIVE BY BREAD ALONE!

CREAM CHEESE-FILLED SWEET BREAD

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HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

sour cream

sugar

butter

salt

dry yeast

warm water

eggs

flour

Filling (recipe follows)

Glaze (recipe follows)

 

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cream cheese

sugar

egg

vanilla extract

Glaze

 

powdered sugar

milk

vanilla extract

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MEMBA?

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I love this video  . . . so creative, inspirational, and artistic.  Memba?

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And now a word from our sponsor . . .

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COOKIES!

SUPER BOWL OREO TRUFFLES

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HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

  • Oreo cookies
  • cream cheese
  • Chocolate bark/melting chocolate
  • White chocolate for laces/strings

FOR THE FULL RECIPES, CLICK THE LINKS: http://www.foxnews.com/recipe/super-bowl-oreo-truffles

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QUILTING, STITCHING & TRADITIONAL ARTS IN POLAND

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IDEA I LOVE

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There is hardly a feminine soul in the world who wouldn’t get a kick out of having a lipstick piñata for their birthday or other special occasion. Why not surprised your bestie  for her birthday, a promotion, a get we’ll, or just to cheer her up when she needs a friend.  Fill it with all of her fav candies and Dollar Store crap that she’ll love.  Here’s how you make one:

http://www.studiodiy.com/2015/01/28/diy-lipstick-pinata/ 

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BE DAZZLED!

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French designer and jeweler Philippe Tournaire creates amazing architectural rings

PATCHWORK, BABY!

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 Here is a super modern, and super, super easy, quilt to make. It is called Angelica and if you can’t cut and peace this in less than a day, you might need a little public humiliation. Why not give it a shot? And if you’re a beginner, this quilt is perfect for you! Here’s the pattern:

http://www.blankquilting.com/media/uploads/Angelica.pdf

SHOEspiration

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Flat oxfords, Designed by Pat, $139

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DESSERT!

TEAM SPIRIT CAKE

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HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL NEED: 

Classic Duncan Hines White Cake Mix

Egg Whites

Water

Vegetable Oil

Cans Whipped Duncan Hines Vanilla Frosting

Food coloring (preferably powder or gel, but liquid will work)

Cooking Spray

 

FOR THE FULL RECIPE, CLICK HERE: http://www.duncanhines.com/recipes/cakes/MBparty4pennies/team-spirit-cake/

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IDEA I LOVE

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You know I’m a hole for pincushions so a crocheted pincushion is just up my alley! This tutorial will teach you both how to crochet them around as well as make this handy pincushion (not that you need one, I find that hiding them in the sofa and within the fibers of my carpeting seems to work well until Mr. Electric finds them while wearing his socks around the house). Start here to make one of your own:

http://www.craftingfingers.co.uk/archives/crochet-pincushion-tutorial/ 

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Did You Miss Saturday’s Book Reviews? 

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Check it out here: https://marklipinskisblog.wordpress.com/2015/01/24/book-review-saturday-january-24-2015/

 

SPEND TIME WITH ME IN ORLANDO!

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Saturday and Sunday, February 14 and 15! 

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2 Classes

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Saturday, January 17,  9:00 AM until 5:00 PM

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    Workshop: Mark’s Stars and Stripes Quilt of Valor.

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Workshop: Mark’s Impovisational Throw Me A Curve Mystery Quilt!  Make anybody’s pattern your own!

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Lecture Saturday evening:  The Slow Stitching Movement!

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Wondering Stitches Quilting Studio
5818 Hoffner Ave
Suite 905
Orlando, FL 32822
407-658-4044
http://www.wanderingstitches.com

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2 Comments on “Sew a Pretty Phone Case (and never lose your earbuds again), Piece an Angelica Quilt! Craft a Lipstick Piñata! Learn Crochet in the Round! Make a Pincushion! Annie Lennox! Make a Valentines Charm Bracelet! Upcycle Sweater Hand Warmers! PLUS . . . Recipes, Inspiration, Creativity, Ideas, and More!”

  1. January 29, 2015 at 7:14 PM #

    youre coming to orlando on my birthday. i’d love to meet you and try to have your creativeness hop over to me!.

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    • January 30, 2015 at 2:20 PM #

      Oh, I hope you’re going to take a class! I like the Throw Me a Curve Mystery Quilt. xoxom

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