Make an Autumnal Terrarium! Decoupage a Pumpkin! Sew a Trick or Treat Bag! DIY Lace Pillowcases! Sew a Heatable Owl Softie! Piece a Bravo Indigo Quilt! Cross Stitch a Spooky Bat! Create a Fall Air Freshener! Foundation Piece a Patchwork Pillow! Piece an Easy Table Runner! Create Burlap Thanksgiving Placemats Force Spring Bulbs! How to Bleach Pinecones! Try a Strawberry Appliqué! Crochet a Lover’s Knot Scarf! Learn to Watercolor a Fall Tree! Upcycle a Thread Holder! How to Get More Bang for your Pumpkin Buck! Knit Holiday Stocking Ornaments! PLUS . . . Recipes, Videos, Inspiration, Creativity, Ideas, and More!

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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 Oil on Ampersand Gessoboard painting is by artist, Kathleen Willford, called THREE APPLES.

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YOKE DU YOUR

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A man walked into work on Monday with two black eyes. His boss asked what happened.
The man said, “I was sitting behind a big woman at church. When we stood up to sing hymns, I noticed that her dress was caught in her butt, so I pulled it out. She turned around and punched me square in the eye.”

“Where did you get the other shiner?” the boss asked.

“Well,” the man said, “I figured she didn’t want it out, so I pushed it back in.”

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DESIGNspiration

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Look around you. Design is everywhere! How can you incorporate the beauty that surrounds you into your art or craft?talk-to-the-hand

IDEA I LOVE

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This is not only a cute Trick or Treat bag, but a good carry your yarn, handwork, or other junk bag.  Here’s how to make it:

http://fabricmill.blogspot.com/2012/09/trick-or-treat-bag-tutorial.html

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Make this Autumnal Terrarium and make your Fall dreams come true.  Cute, right?  Check it out here:

 http://www.popsugar.com/home/DIY-Terrarium-38308522

 

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VITTLES!

CHICKEN POT PIE TURNOVERS

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INGREDIENTS:

  • butter
  • Yellow onion, diced
  • celery, diced
  • carrot
  • flour
  • chicken broth
  • half and half
  • cream cheese
  • salt
  • garlic powder
  • dried thyme
  • pepper
  • cooked chicken or turkey
  • frozen peas
  • refrigerated pie crusts
  • egg white
  • milk
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IDEA I LOVE

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Gurl, I am so sleeping like Marie Antoinette tonight!  Yup, I’m adding lace to my pillowcases, honey.  I will sleep tonight.  Here’s how you can do it, too:

http://www.tidbits-cami.com/2015/09/diy-lace-pillowcase.htm

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SO DRINK, CHUG-A-LUG CHUG-A-LUG 

CARAMEL APPLE FIREBALLS

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Ingredients:

Fireball Whiskey
caramel apple liqueur
100% apple juice

For the Full Recipe Click Here:  http://www.macandmolly.com/caramel-apple-fireballs/

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IF YOU HAVEN’T SUBSCRIBED TO THIS BLOG YET:

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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 MARK LIPINSKI’S 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 this blog. You can subscribe to this blog (only if you want to) to get an email each time I post a grouping of ideas, links, etc. and never miss a chance at inspiration.  

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IDEA I LOVE

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Toss your hot water bottle and sew up this DIY heatable owl softie to soothe your weary bones and aching “I sewed too much” shoulders.  Here’s how to make the owl (I’m a poet!):

http://wallflowergirl.co.uk/diy-heatable-owl-softie/

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Rid your abode of the smells of Coppertone and grilled hot dogs, baby.  Boil this DIY Fall Air Freshener on your stove and, Ah sookie sookie now.   Here’s the recipe:

http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/DIY-Fall-Air-Freshener-35663658?ref=38294084

 

WORDS TO LIVE BY

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 IDEA I LOVE

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Quick! Go harvest your neighbor’s pinecones then bleach the hell out of them!  What a cra cra thang to do but oh, so cool, too, right?  I love the look and am on the search for my own pinecones!   Here’s how you do it:

http://www.ehow.com/how_4836396_bleach-pine-cones.html

MAN CAN LIVE BY BREAD ALONE!

WIMPISH FAMILY PITA BREAD 

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HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

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FOR THE FULL RECIPE, CLICK THE LINK: http://www.underthehighchair.com/2009/04/diy-pita-bread.html

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MEMBA?

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YOUR FIRST RECORD PLAYER and COLORED RECORDS

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IDEA I LOVE

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Gather your black and orange floss and whip up this free Halloween Bat Cross Stitch Pattern. It might take you an evening or two by the boob-tube to complete the project.  So, what are you waiting for, cupcake?   Here’s the pattern:

http://blog.consumercrafts.com/seasonal/fall/cross-stitch-bat-pattern/

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SHAMELESS PLUG

TAKE A QUILT BORDER CLASS! 

Get ready for Labor Day, Autumn, Halloween, Christmas and more by adding interesting borders onto panels, or simply learn the technique to make beautiful and themed borders for your own quilt designs or to change up a pattern.

ALL ABOUT PRAIRIE POINTS CLASS

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In All About Prairie Points with Mark Lipinski!, Mark Lipinski – fabric designer and quilter extraordinaire – shows you how to add prairie points to the borders of your quilts for a fun and exciting finish! Prairie points may look intimidating, but really, they’re simply folded triangles added into the border of your quilt. Learn how to add prairie points to your quilts with and without binding, as well as prairie points that are staggered and saw-tooth prairie points. Tune in for this wealth of prairie point information!

You’ll Love This Quilting Video If You:

  • Want to add excitement to any quilt
  • Would like to learn more about adding prairie points to your quilts

In All About Prairie Points with Mark Lipinski!, You’ll Learn How To:

  • Cut and fold your prairie points
  • Add variety to your quilts with different styles and sizes of prairie points
  • Sew prairie points onto a quilt without binding
  • Adjust prairie points on your quilt top for a balanced design
  • Pin appropriately for easy sewing of prairie points
  • Add traditional binding to a quilt with prairie points
  • Stagger prairie points along a border

CLICK THE LINK TO REGISTER: 

ALL ABOUT PRAIRIE POINTS CLASS

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Easy Borders, Pt. 1: Braided & Cathedral Window Borders

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In Easy Borders, Pt. 1: Braided & Cathedral Window Borders, Mark Lipinski – nationally known quilt teacher and former cohost of Quilt Out Loud – shows two deceptively simple and addictive borders, the Cathedral Window and the Braid. Instead of adding plain borders, elevate even the simplest quilt top to a work of art. Mark uses humor and creativity to teach both borders step-by-step, making this a great video for beginning and advanced quilters. After you learn these borders, you will want to make them again and again.

You Will Love This Video If You:

  • Want to add new borders to your skill set
  • Enjoy making your own artistic choices
  • Have been intimated by the Cathedral Widow or the Braid

In Easy Borders, Pt. 1: Braided & Cathedral Window Borders, You Will Learn How To:

  • Make beautiful braided borders
  • Utilize two methods for piecing Cathedral Windows
  • Use a basting stitch

Techniques Demonstrated In This Video:

  • Strip-piecing
  • Creative fabric folding
  • Hand-piecing

CLICK THE LINK TO REGISTER: 

Easy Borders, Pt. 1: Braided & Cathedral Window Borders

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Scalloped Edges, Wavy Edges and Bias Bindings

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In Scalloped Edges, Wavy Edges and Bias Bindings, Mark Lipinski – fabric designer and quilter extraordinaire – shows you how to approach curves, scallops and wavy edge bindings with your quilts. Not only will you learn tips on how to add bindings, you’ll also learn how to cut your fabric properly, use a bias binding and embellish your binding. Mark will give you an educational and entertaining lesson on all things curvy binding! What a treat!

You’ll Love This Quilting Video If You:

  • You’ve made a quilt but are unsure how to bind it
  • Want to add something special to a quilt with a bias, curvy or wave binding

In Scalloped Edges, Wavy Edges and Bias Bindings with Mark Lipinski, You’ll Learn How To:

  • Work a curved corner
  • Tell the difference between a scallop and a wave
  • Choose between a straight and bias binding
  • Learn when and why to use a bias binding
  • Approach bindings in a whole new way

CLICK THE LINK TO REGISTER: 

Scalloped Edges, Wavy Edges and Bias Bindings with Mark Lipinski

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IDEA I LOVE

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It’s almost scarf time.  Crochet this Lovers Knot stitch for a quick to make fashion statement.  Here’s the pattern:

http://ameliaisrabbit.blogspot.com/2012/10/diy-lovers-knot-crocheted-scarf.html

COOKIES!

CANDY APPLE COOKIES

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Ingredients:

  • flour
  • unsalted butter
  • vanilla extract
  • brown sugar
  • salt
  • caramels
  • evaporated milk
  • toasted walnuts
  • Toothpicks
  • Mini paper muffin cups

FOR THE FULL RECIPE, CLICK HERE:  http://www.littlemisscelebration.com/2013/10/23/candy-apple-cookies/

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JUST BECAUSE, I’M IMPRESSED 

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Gianni Versace Printed Zip Suit Fall 1991, $3,200

 

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IDEA I LOVE

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Here’s an applique pattern for adding strawberries to your projects.  I’m not so into the decorative kitchen towels, but I can see these scattered all over a quilt!  Go for it here:

http://www.ctpub.com/blog/strawberry-appliqu-pattern/

NOW, I  SWOON

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1960’s Rudi Gernreich Rare Flower-Power Appliqué Op-Art Wool Mod Dress Gown, $1,800

A fearless designer, Rudi Gernreich’s body conscious garments dazzled the fashion world with originality and vision. Gernreich held a futurist view of fashion that resulted in innovations such as using plastic in clothes and removing inner construction. This stunning colorful appliqué wool gown is a perfect example of his genius. The bodice is a relaxed short-sleeve, slight V-neck design which is so incredibly modern. I love the psychedelic color palette and seductive side-slit. This rare garment is iconic, comfortable and a fierce fashion statement.

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ORGANIZE!

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Cool! Use a binder clip for stacking beer!

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BOOK 2017 Classes and Lectures!

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Just call (908) 876-1208 to schedule!

BE DAZZLED!

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Irene Neuwirth one-of-a-kind colorful jewelry necklace made of a variety of gems

PATCHWORK, BABY!

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It’s a simple, EQ7=esque pattern but I like it and love the color choices (yellow is my fav) for this Bravo Indigo by Caroline Greco quilt.   Here’s the pattern, free from Michael Miller Fabrics:

http://www.michaelmillerfabrics.com/inspiration/freequiltpatterns/bravo-indigo-by-caroline-greco-81×61.html

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SHOEspiration

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SOPHIA WEBSTER, Coco sequined mesh boots  $725

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IDEA I LOVE

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Grab your Carol Doak paper piecing papers and start ‘a printin’ kids.  I’m a sucker for the primitive folksy style of this pillow.  If you haven’t ever paper-pieced, give it a try.  Start with this tutorial:
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IDEA I LOVE

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So how long until Thanksgiving?  That’s what I thought.  Wouldn’t these DIY burlap placemats look devooon on your table this year?  Don’t kid yourself:  Start now!  Here’s how:

http://www.simplicity.com/t-how-to-make-burlap-placemat.aspx

GARDENspiration

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Tulips aren’t just for spring.  Why not force some of your favorite Spring blossoms this Fall and enjoy floral beauty all year long?   Here’s how:

http://kmackey32.hubpages.com/hub/Growing-Tulips-or-other-Perennials-in-Glass-Gars-all-Year-Around-in-your-Home

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IDEA I LOVE

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There is only  85 days until Christmas.  START KNITTING, chicklets!    Here’s the pattern for these adorbs stockings:

http://littlecottonrabbits.typepad.co.uk/free_knitting_patterns/mini_knitted_christmas_stockings/

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MUST DO

Looks easy enough.   Jacks on a stick.  I might carve spooky faces or just cover the pumpkin with drilled holes for a disco effect.  Ideas?

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DESSERT! 

PUMPKIN BARS WITH CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

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HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

  • pumpkin
  • eggs
  • flour
  • sugar
  • oil
  • ground ginger
  • ground cloves
  • cinnamon
  • ]vanilla
  • salt
  • baking powder
  • baking soda

Frosting:

  • cream cheese
  • butter
  • milk
  • vanilla
  • powdered sugar

FOR THE FULL RECIPE, CLICK HERE:   http://sugarapron.com/2014/10/15/pumpkin-bars-with-cream-cheese-frosting/#more-637

 

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October 16th & 17th
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October 16- Stars & Stripes Quilt Class     

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 October 17 –  The Slow Stitching Movement Lecture 

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To sign up, visit the Westside Quilters website here:

 

IDEA I LOVE

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I think this is so pretty and easier to paint than you might think.  Michelangelo didn’t just start with the ceiling, kiddo.  Try your hand at this tutorial for painting this tree:

http://www.ehow.com/how_12342929_easy-autumn-tree-watercolor-painting.html

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DRUM ROLL PLEASE!

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A new Slow Stitching Movement Getaway is now taking reservations!

After the success of last spring’s Slow Stitching Movement Getaway in Lambertville, NJ, we have added another Slow Stitching Movement Getaway this November — in Minneapolis!

Fiber Artists, Cyndi Souder and Ruth Chandler will join me for 4 focused, intentional, healing and illuminating days with you stitching.

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

 

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IDEA I LOVE

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Don’t throw out your old knife block yet! Turn it into handy thread storage displays that will keep your space neat. Get the tutorialhttp://cntry.lv/6183Bz8fR

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ANOTHER SHAMELESS PLUG

TAKE A QUILT BORDER CLASS! 

Get ready for Labor Day, Autumn, Halloween, Christmas and more by adding interesting borders onto panels, or simply learn the technique to make beautiful and themed borders for your own quilt designs or to change up a pattern.

 

Holiday Borders Using Strips with Mark Lipinski – Part 1

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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!

You’ll love this quilting video if you:

  • Enjoy creating holiday-themed quilts
  • Want to express your own creativity in making quilts
  • Enjoy quilting for yourself and others

In Holiday Borders Using Strips with Mark Lipinski, you’ll learn how to:

  • Strip cut pieces and sew them together for a Halloween quilt
  • Use a candy corn template on pieced fabric
  • Use various templates to create a fun block for a fun border on a Halloween quilt
  • Create a 4 patch corner block for a Halloween-themed border
  • Embellish your quilts if desired
  • Strip piece a leaf border for a Thanksgiving-themed quilt
  • Assemble 9 patch leaf blocks for a border on a Thanksgiving quilt

CLICK HERE FOR :

Holiday Borders Using Strips with Mark Lipinski – Part 1

Holiday Borders Using Strips with Mark Lipinski, Part 2

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In Holiday Borders Using Strips with Mark Lipinski, Pt. 2, Mark Lipinski – fabric designer and quilter extraordinaire – shows you how to construct and assemble a border for a very fun quilt just in time for the holidays! Follow along as Mark demonstrates how to create festive borders for your Christmas quilts. Adopt some great seasonal ideas while getting into the quilting holiday spirit!

You’ll Love This Quilting Video If You:

  • Want to add a holiday theme to your quilt borders
  • Want to add interest to your borders
  • Want to design your own holiday border blocks

In Holiday Borders Using Strips with Mark Lipinski, Pt. 2, You’ll Learn How To:

  • Create a random scrappy block for a Christmas quilt border
  • Use a Christmas tree template to cut your pieced fabric for a cohesive border
  • Sew your strips at various angles for a different or wonky look
  • Add visual interest to a Christmas tree border with alternating block placement
  • Create a 9-patch Christmas corner block for your quilt border
  • Add an interesting binding to a Christmas quilt that emulates piping

CLICK HERE FOR:

Holiday Borders Using Strips with Mark Lipinski, Part 2

 

Simple Bindings for Sensational Quilts with Mark Lipinski

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In “Simple Bindings for Sensational Quilts with Mark Lipinski,” Mark Lipinski – fabric designer and quilter extraordinaire – shows you how to approach simple bindings with your quilts. Not only will you learn tips on how to add bindings, you’ll also learn how to cut your fabric properly, utilize either hand-stitched or machine-stitched binding and embellish your binding. Mark, and special guest Marie Bostwick – New York Times bestselling author of many quilting novels – pair up to give you an educational and entertaining lesson on all things binding! What a treat!

You’ll Love This Quilting Video If You:

  • You’ve made a quilt but are unsure how to bind it
  • Want to add some special adornments to your quilt

In Simple Bindings for Sensational Quilts with Mark Lipinski, You’ll Learn How To:

  • Make a perfect seam when sewing binding strips together
  • Pin your binding to your quilt top, including mitered corners
  • Hand stitch binding using a blind or whip stitch
  • Machine stitch binding
  • Make and add prairie points to the inside of quilt binding
  • Attach embellishment to binding such as rickrack, pompoms, and lace ruffles

CLICK HERE FOR:  

Simple Bindings for Sensational Quilts with Mark Lipinski

 

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MUST HAVE

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I love this fabric ‘blanket.’  I might just bead it and quilt it as is — or cut it up and create drama, honey!   Check out where to get one at the link.  It’s cheap, too!

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IDEA I LOVE

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Decoupage a pumpkin with fabric and or paper.  I like this Delft example.  Here’s how to create your own fabulousness:

http://betweennapsontheporch.net/a-blue-and-white-pumpkin-for-the-guest-room/

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NEW NEW NEW!!!!

Quilting Arts TV Series 1600

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I have two segments on this DVD:

1602: Take it Slow Watch as Lynn Krawczyk explores artful wool felt color studies with hand stitching. Then, let Mark Lipinski explain the philosophy of the Slow Stitching Movement.

1607: Make it Special  Mark Lipinski shares a variety of legacy quilts, along with his own, to show how to leave a bit of yourself behind. See how Tammie Bowser makes fusible appliqué “Jazz Quilts” from photos. Then, learn how to take your quilts beyond the ordinary when Susan Brubaker Knapp offers tips for machine stitching tiny motifs.

PLUS MANY, MANY MORE WONDERFUL, INFORMATIVE SEGMENTS

CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR DVD

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And who doesn’t like new desktop, tablet and phone wallpaper?   Download it here:

http://www.clementinecreative.co.za/free-floral-desktop-wallpaper-i-choose-happiness/

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Yeah, it screams Christmas, but why not do one in Fall colors.  Add some embroidery in the white spaces.  Voila!  Here’s the pattern for the table runner:

http://sewtodaycleantomorrow.blogspot.com.au/2014/11/easy-christmas-table-runner.html

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19 Comments on “Make an Autumnal Terrarium! Decoupage a Pumpkin! Sew a Trick or Treat Bag! DIY Lace Pillowcases! Sew a Heatable Owl Softie! Piece a Bravo Indigo Quilt! Cross Stitch a Spooky Bat! Create a Fall Air Freshener! Foundation Piece a Patchwork Pillow! Piece an Easy Table Runner! Create Burlap Thanksgiving Placemats Force Spring Bulbs! How to Bleach Pinecones! Try a Strawberry Appliqué! Crochet a Lover’s Knot Scarf! Learn to Watercolor a Fall Tree! Upcycle a Thread Holder! How to Get More Bang for your Pumpkin Buck! Knit Holiday Stocking Ornaments! PLUS . . . Recipes, Videos, Inspiration, Creativity, Ideas, and More!”

  1. Claire Noto
    September 30, 2015 at 3:03 PM #

    OMG the record player. My sister broke my Davy Crockett record when we were playing in the garage. I’ll never forget it!

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  2. September 30, 2015 at 3:34 PM #

    Hi Mark, You tutorial for a Trick or Treat bag is for a crochet scarf. Thankyou for your blogs, I love them.

    Kindest regards

    Marilyn Carrigg sent by my iPad

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    • October 1, 2015 at 11:15 AM #

      Please refresh your page or update your cookies for the site. It error had been corrected yesterday within a minute or two of the original posting. Sorry for the confusion and thanks for visiting. xoxom

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  3. June Sabatinos
    September 30, 2015 at 3:51 PM #

    Do you have the instructions for the Halloween Trick or Treat bag? Love you blog!!!

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    • October 1, 2015 at 11:15 AM #

      Please refresh your page or update your cookies for the site. It error had been corrected yesterday within a minute or two of the original posting. Sorry for the confusion and thanks for visiting. xoxom

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  4. Sally Maxwell
    September 30, 2015 at 4:32 PM #

    Isn’t it amazing how a song can take you back?!! “Incense and Peppermints” was the theme of my first middle school dance. Even now I can remember that awkward “is anybody gonna ask me to dance?” feeling. Can’t process the rest of the blog…I’m still in 1967 😉

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  5. September 30, 2015 at 7:37 PM #

    The trick or treat bag link is a link to a crotchet scarf – can you post the correct link? Thanks a bunch!

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    • October 1, 2015 at 11:14 AM #

      Please refresh your page or update your cookies for the site. It error had been corrected yesterday within a minute or two of the original posting. Sorry for the confusion and thanks for visiting. xoxom

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  6. September 30, 2015 at 8:59 PM #

    This is the first time I’ve seen your blog. I think it is really great and full of wonderful information. Most of the people I see with are always faster than me. Now I have a reason to not sew faster than I do. I am part of the slow sewers movement. Thank you for that.

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  7. Paula Wright
    October 1, 2015 at 8:41 AM #

    Wrong URL on Trick or Treat bag. I think you want this one –> http://fabricmill.blogspot.com/2012/09/trick-or-treat-bag-tutorial.html

    Paula

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    • October 1, 2015 at 11:13 AM #

      Please refresh your page or update your cookies for the site. It error had been corrected yesterday within minutes of posting. Sorry for the confusion and thanks for visiting. xoxom

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    • October 11, 2015 at 8:13 PM #

      Thanks Paula. Love the bag and hope to try it.

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  8. lazygram70
    October 1, 2015 at 9:19 PM #

    Sally at aardvark needs a little help with pricing at her going out of business sale. No reduction for finishing the bolt? Give a little advice if you are around! Glad slow movement lectures are going so well. Love the blog! All the best.

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    • October 1, 2015 at 11:59 PM #

      From what I understand, Sally doesn’t set the prices or terms of this liquidation. She has contracted with the same professional liquidation company, contracting and agreeing to the very same protocol, as did other former quilt shops in the area when they liquidated their shops. Thanks for the vote of confidence, but Sally sure doesn’t need any help from me — I can barely balance my checkbook.

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  9. October 1, 2015 at 10:02 PM #

    Love the Veterinarian Diet cartoon. Showed it to my partner and she said, “yeah and it keeps you from licking your butt.” Always a plus in a diet plan.

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  10. October 3, 2015 at 6:31 PM #

    Mark, you recently asked about Fine, Sharp,pins you could sew over. The Best fine, sharp pins I’ve found are Karen Kay Buckley’s Perfect Pins. ( I bought mine from AQS) they are very thin/ fine, very sharp and a nice 1 1/2″ long. Worth every cent! I love these pins!
    I have no doubt you can easily sew over these pins- although I Never, Ever do, about two weeks after I started wearing glasses I was sewing on my new machine the dealer proudfully claimed you could safely sew over pins with; my needle hit a pin, broke, a piece of the needle flew up and stuck in the middle of my glasses lens– lesson learned- I Always have time to pull my pins as I reach them- nothing needs to be done so fast I don’t have that second. Love these pins though!

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    • October 3, 2015 at 8:57 PM #

      What a frightening story! I always sew over my pins — until now! Thanks for the info, Colleen. I have been in touch with Karen. xooxm

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  11. Machelle
    October 23, 2015 at 7:17 AM #

    Love love your blog Mark! Thanks for the multifaceted inspiration xoxo!! Just wanted to take a few seconds to share a link I read with you and your readers about this man,Stuart Easton, and his embroidery. Mix of style,techniques and media. http://www.fabrics-store.com/blog/2015/10/22/artisan-embroidery-stewart-easton/?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_term=Photo&utm_content=Julia&utm_campaign=Thread.

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