Print on Burlap! Crochet a Pretty Envelope! Piece a Garden Path Quilt! Create Homemade Seed Paper! Make Your Own Photo Soap! DIY Beaded Coasters! PLUS . . . Recipes, Inspiration, Creativity, Ideas, and More!

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A drunk stumbles across a baptismal service on Sunday afternoon down by the river.

He proceeds to walk down into the water and stand next to the Preacher. The minister turns and notices the old drunk and says, “Mister, Are you ready to find Jesus?”

The drunk looks back and says, “Yess, Preacher..I sure am.”

The minister then dunks the fellow under the water and pulls him right back up. “Have you found Jesus?” the preacher asked.

“Nooo, I haven’t!” said the drunk.

The preacher then dunks him under for quite a bit longer, brings him up and says, “Now, brother, have you found Jesus?”

“Noooo, I have not Reverend.”

The preacher in disgust holds the man under for at least 30 seconds this time, brings him out of the water and says in a harsh tone, “My God, man, have you found Jesus yet?”

The old drunk wipes his eyes and says to the preacher…

“Are you sure this is where he fell in?”

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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? Portrait of Jason by mural artist, Richard Taddei. 

 

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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?   Hot air balloons. 

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IDEA I LOVE

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This cute tute is in German, but if you can read a crochet pattern it will be a no brainer.  The added pics are very clear.  I love this idea.  Of course, I can’t see it going through the US Mail service, but what a nice touch to leave behind when staying over night at a friend’s house, or hide in a room after having been invited for dinner.  Here’s how you make it.

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IDEA I LOVE

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I love the idea of using your computer components (i.e. printer) to print on fabric.  This tutorial is for printing your words of wisdom onto burlap (which seems to be very hot right now, judging from my trip to Michael’s last night.  Then again, if it’s popular at Michael’s then the fad may already be over).  Here’s where you start:

http://www.itsoverflowing.com/2012/12/how-to-print-on-fabric-with-your-printer/

 

YUMMY DISH!

TEQUILA LIME CHICKEN RECIPE

TEQCHIC 

 INGREDIENTS:

gold tequila
freshly squeezed lime juice
freshly squeezed orange juice (2 oranges)
chili powder
fresh jalapeno pepper
garlic
kosher salt
black pepper
boneless chicken breasts, skin-on

IDEA I LOVE

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These are the oddest coasters I’ve ever seen and oh, so cre-a-TEEEEVE! I’m sure that my drinks would land wrong and then, of course, also land all over the table and floor, but that’s me.  If you’re an “I like it different, Darcy” then, by all means, start beading!  Here’s how:

 http://www.designsponge.com/2015/02/diy-beaded-coasters.html

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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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BREATHLESS INSPIRATION!

 PRAYER RUGS

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WORDS TO LIVE BY

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MAN CAN LIVE BY BREAD ALONE!

SWEET ALMOND BREAD

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HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

DOUGH

  • Milk
  • Egg
  • butter
  • Applesauce
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Flour
  • Active dry yeast

TOPPING

  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Milk
  • Cinnamon
  • Salt
  • Sliced almonds

MEMBA?

Save $10 and the coin bank would open.

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And now a word from our sponsor . . .

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COOKIES!

CHERRY PIE COOKIES

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HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

  • butter
  • margarine
  • flour
  • powdered sugar
  • vanilla
  • Cherry Pie Filling
  • white chocolate baking chips

FOR THE FULL RECIPES, CLICK THE LINKS: http://therecipecritic.com/2013/11/cherry-pie-cookies/

 

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QUILTING, STITCHING & TRADITIONAL ARTS IN POLAND

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 IDEA I LOVE

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Here’s how to make your own photo soup with this funny DIY tutorial.  It’s super easy and you can get as sassy or as pretty as your imagination allows.  Start here and do something different:

 http://read.plash.in/2015/01/12/learn-make-photo-soap-lovely-little-diy/

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BE DAZZLED!

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Art Nouveau Silver on Gold Diamond Brooch, $8,200

PATCHWORK, BABY!

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 The Garden Path quilt is  pretty, easy, and as colorful as you want it.  Check it out.  Here’s a link to the free pattern:

http://www.robertkaufman.com/quilting/quilts_patterns/garden_path/

SHOEspiration

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ALAÏA, Laser-cut leather sandals, $1,560

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DESSERT!

COFFEE CUP COFFEE CAKE

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HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL NEED: 

dark brown sugar

all-purpose flour

butter

ground cinnamon

salt

egg

sour cream

maple syrup

Vanilla extract

self-rising flour

apricot or other preserves

 

IDEA I LOVE

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Mary, Mary, how does your garden grow?  With homemade plantable paper, of course!  While I’m flying off to sunny Orlando this weekend, why not prepare for warmer weather wherever you are and infuse some homemade paper with seeds to plant this spring!  I love this idea and can’t wait to try it.   Check it out:

http://blog.kanelstrand.com/2012/03/wekend-diy-handmade-plantable-paper.html

 

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THIS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY!

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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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SLOW STITCHING

On The Slow Stitching Movement blog

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Guest Blogger and Veteran, David Martinez Finds Solace in Slow Stitching

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Read it here: https://theslowstitchingmovement.wordpress.com

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Slow Stitching Podcasts

 

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Stephanie Hilker is a knitter and a personality in the blogosphere at Milk-Shed.com. I loved her opinions on the good and not so good of fiber blogging, her theory on stitching mistakes, and why slow stitching may be the wave of the future.

Listen here: http://www.slowstitching.com/podcasts.html

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The Slow Stitching Movement Podcast’s are sponsored by

Aurifil and GloriousColor.com

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5 Comments on “Print on Burlap! Crochet a Pretty Envelope! Piece a Garden Path Quilt! Create Homemade Seed Paper! Make Your Own Photo Soap! DIY Beaded Coasters! PLUS . . . Recipes, Inspiration, Creativity, Ideas, and More!”

  1. Monica Hayden
    February 11, 2015 at 9:43 AM #

    I hate Facebook! We should all leave it in the dust.

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  2. February 11, 2015 at 4:10 PM #

    I love your blog so much that I save up to read it!!!

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    • February 11, 2015 at 6:11 PM #

      LOL Thank you! Please have your friends subscribe! xoxom

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  3. Billie Blair
    February 11, 2015 at 7:08 PM #

    Keep up the great blog. Love all your antidotes.

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  4. Nikki
    February 13, 2015 at 8:54 AM #

    The burlap smells so bad, I have seen some neat ideas. But cannot get past the smell. The Grandinroad catalog has some ruffled runners and table cover that are so neat

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