Piece a Vintage Farmhouse Medallion Quilt! Make a Rug with Canvas and Paint! Make a Stained Glass Garden Lamp! Sew a Dresden Petal Handbag! Craft Glass Decals for the Bathroom! Stitch on Photographs Art Project! DIY Patchwork Sofa! Sew a Pair of Felted Mittens! Weave a Wonderful DIY Heart Bracelet! Whip up Valentine’s Sachets! Crochet the World’s Easiest Tea Cozy! Make a Penny Rug Valentine’s Garland! Sew Curvy Placemats! PLUS . . . Recipes, Inspiration, Creativity, Ideas, and More!

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YOKE DU YOUR

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Little Billy wanted $100 badly and prayed for two weeks but nothing happened.

Then he decided to write God a letter requesting the $100. When the postal authorities received the letter addressed to God, USA, they decided to send it to the President.

The President was so impressed, touched, and amused that he instructed his secretary to send Billy a $5.00 bill.

The President thought this would appear to be a lot of money to a little boy.

Billy was delighted with the $5.00 and sat down to write a thank you note to God, which read:

Dear God,

Thank you very much for sending the money, however, I noticed that for some reason you had to send it through Washington D.C. and, as usual, those crooks deducted $95.00.

Thanks,
Billy

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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?  Dakar artist, Momar Seck

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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?  London, underground

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IDEA I LOVE

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I’m wild about these curvy placemats.  Don’t be afraid, everything is easy to piece, in spite of what you might think of gentle curves, and cutting binding on the bias is fun.  Give it a try:

http://www.camelotfabricsblog.com/?p=4618 

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IDEA I LOVE

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You can make a felt garland out of these penny rug-esque  discs or actually make a Valentine Penny Rug using this tutorial as a template.  Go wild with the colors, cupcake, and have some fun.  This could turn out to become a family heirloom.  Start here:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7iB6O6UK7z1YzVEMUsxWnc5enM/edit

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YUMMY DISH!

BALSALMIC AND ROSEMARY- MARINATED FLORENTINE STEAK

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INGREDIENTS:

  1.  balsamic vinegar
  2. extra-virgin olive oil
  3. rosemary
  4. porterhouse steak
  5. kosher salt
  6. coarsely ground pepper

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FOR THE FULL RECIPE, CLICK HERE:  http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/balsamic-and-rosemary-marinated-florentine-steak

IDEA I LOVE

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Gurl, even if you can’t crochet your way out of a paper bag you can probably make this simple, granny square — world’s easiest — tea cosy.  The pom poms are an extra treat!  I love this.  Here’s how to cozy your tea:

http://meetmeatmikes.com/crochet-the-worlds-easiest-tea-cosy/ 

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Laid goldwork embroidery by Lulitta Rowan of Arran. http://wkneedle.bayrose.org/Qpouches.html

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QUILTING, STITCHING & TRADITIONAL ARTS IN POLAND

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Ingredients:

Light Malibu rum
blue curacao
pineapple juice
grenadine

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For the Full Recipe Click Here:  http://drinkedin.net/component/content/article/39-recipes/recipes/145790-paradise.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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BREATHLESS INSPIRATION!

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IDEA I LOVE

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I love the look of lots of strings and bangles on a wrist.  Since February 14 is right around the corner, maybe you can whip up a few of these colorful DIY heart bracelets for you and your pals.  Here’s how:

http://wonderfuldiy.com/wonderful-diy-heart-bracelet/

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WORDS TO LIVE BY

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IDEA I LOVE

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One day, Mr. Electric will come home to find all of the furniture recovered in patchwork!  This is super cool but, I have to just lay down when I think of all of the work involved.  Maybe I’ll buy one.  Check out how you can patchwork your room:

http://diycozyhome.com/diy-patchwork-sofa/ 

IDEA I LOVE

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I prefer mittens to gloves and these look easy to design, cut and sew.  And if you, naughty kitten, should lose your mitten — big damn deal — sew another one!   Here’s where you begin:

http://www.purlbee.com/2013/01/13/mollys-sketchbook-simple-felted-wool-mittens/

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MAN CAN LIVE BY BREAD ALONE!

ELEPHANT EAR CINNAMON AND SUGAR PULL APART BREAD 

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HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

Dough
all-purpose flour
sugar
active dry yeast
salt
butter
whole milk
water
eggs
vanilla extract

Filling
sugar
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nutmeg
butter

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MEMBA?

Sauna Exercise Suit from the 1970’s

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 or the Inflatable Wonder Sauna Hot Pants!

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COOKIES!

APPLE PIE OATMEAL COOKIES

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Ingredients: 

  • instant oats
  • whole wheat flour
  • baking powder
  • ground cinnamon
  • salt
  • coconut oil or unsalted butter
  • egg
  • vanilla extract
  • agave
  • red apple

FOR THE FULL RECIPE, CLICK HERE:  http://amyshealthybaking.com/blog/2015/01/03/apple-pie-oatmeal-cookies/

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JUST BECAUSE, I SWOON 

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IDEA I LOVE!

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Mr. Electric has always wanted a painted canvas rug and this might just motivate me to make one (or to get his butt to make one).  While the design might look complicated, it’s just stamping paint using cut up sponges!  I could do that (so can you).  That’s not to say that a rug like this wouldn’t be time consuming, especially since I’ll have to spend hours cleaning the paint I spill everywhere, but the stamps won’t be expensive!  Start here:

http://www.nelliebellie.com/make-a-rug-with-a-dropcloth-and-paint/

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BE DAZZLED!

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Emilia Castillo Silver Confetti Bracelet, $950

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PATCHWORK, BABY!

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I love Kim Diehl’s Vintage Farmhouse Medallion Quilt.  Here’s the free pattern:

http://www.henryglassfabrics.com/media/fabrics/projects/VintageFarmhouseMedallion-lowres_2.pdf 

SHOEspiration

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Christian LouboutinOtrot Suede Sandal with Fringe, Mint/Multi, $1,295.00

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GARDENspiration

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Using a simple glass block and a few glass mosaic pieces you can quickly put together a series of garden lamps for the warmer weather.  I love the look of these and think they can really pop with hits of nighttime color to your patio or garden life!  Here’s how you make them:

 http://www.debbiemumm.com/Projects/Crafts/2008/08/

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IDEA I LOVE

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I love the combination of needlework and paper. Embroidery stitching some of your photo art seems like a fun way to spend an afternoon.  I have always loved those Catholic Prayer Cards from Spain, Mexico and parts of South America that are embroidered.

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Anyway here’s how you can make you own embroidered and paper art:

http://www.abeautifulmess.com/2013/05/stitched-photo-art-project.html 

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MUST HAVE

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Etsy artist uncannyartshop is selling these super gruesome, realistic looking bodily candles for $18. Choose from over 15 different scents and 3 different styles: ears, disgusted mouth, and happy mouth. Or just buy them all, stack em up, and freak out your guests. Let’s get weird! $18 http://etsy.me/1yZTVG7

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IDEA I LOVE

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Use up some of those smaller pieces of fabric you’ve been hoarding and put together this schweet quilted dresden petal hand bag. It even has a little snap pocket on the inside. It’ll give you something to do during the Super Bowl (I plan on reading, myself).  Here’s how you make one:

http://jemimabean.blogspot.com/2008/11/dresden-petal-handbag-tutorial.html

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DESSERT!

CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER CAKE

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INGREDIENTS:

Cake:

  • cake flour
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • sugar
  • unsalted butter
  • creamy peanut butter
  • eggs
  • vanilla extract
  • milk

Peanut butter filling:

  • creamy peanut butter
  • cream cheese
  • powdered sugar
  • milk

Assembly:

FOR THE FULL RECIPE, CLICK HERE:  http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/chocolate-peanut-butter-cake

 

SPEND TIME WITH ME IN ORLANDO!

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Saturday and Sunday, February 14 and 15! 

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2 Classes 

1 Lecture

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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IDEA I LOVE

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This make-your-own decal art on glass looks like a lot of fun to do, don’t you think?. Take a shot at designing your own decals, maybe from photocopying and outlining some of the old photos of your family or favorite places.  Here’s how you do it:

http://www.curbly.com/users/bruno/posts/15378-how-to-make-decal-art-bathroom-organizers 

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SLOW STITCHING

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CLICK HERE TO READ TODAY’S SLOW STITCHING BLOG

 The Slow Stitching Movement Podcast’s are sponsored by

Aurifil and GloriousColor.com

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IDEA I LOVE

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These pretty and fragrant patchwork heart sachets are a perfect Valentine’s Day for closets, drawers, and maybe to hang around your neck if you had garlic for lunch. Make a few for your friends!  Here’s how to make them:  

 http://www.sew4home.com/projects/fabric-art-accents/valentines-heart-sachets



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One Comment on “Piece a Vintage Farmhouse Medallion Quilt! Make a Rug with Canvas and Paint! Make a Stained Glass Garden Lamp! Sew a Dresden Petal Handbag! Craft Glass Decals for the Bathroom! Stitch on Photographs Art Project! DIY Patchwork Sofa! Sew a Pair of Felted Mittens! Weave a Wonderful DIY Heart Bracelet! Whip up Valentine’s Sachets! Crochet the World’s Easiest Tea Cozy! Make a Penny Rug Valentine’s Garland! Sew Curvy Placemats! PLUS . . . Recipes, Inspiration, Creativity, Ideas, and More!”

  1. Billie Alberts
    February 21, 2015 at 9:55 PM #

    Hi- I met you today at my local Quilt shop- Quilting Possibilities in Forked River at your lecture. Thank you for coming. It is extra special to see someone up close that has such great talent rather than just a magazine or tv. You were very pleasant, professional, yet entertaining… but much “calmer” than what I expected from your shows and craziness such as this blog… so everyone fear not – hes not the “bad boy” he’s called ! I will be continuing to look for your latest designs, ideas, etc.. Thx !!

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