Piece a Halloween Disappearing 9-Patch Quilt! Bead a Wind Chimes for your Spring Garden! Make a Hexie Coin Pouch! Quilt a Pumpkin Patchwork Table Runner and Jack-o-Lantern Pillow! DIY Bat Mobile! Create a Penny Rug! Craft Paper Mache Dolls! Cross Stitch a Santa! Make a Room of Thanksgiving Crafts! Embroider Your Denim! Knit a YOUUUUUUGE Blanket! Crochet Sets of Chair Socks! Create an Autumn Gnome House! Start a Christmas Felt and Button Ornament! PLUS . . . Recipes, Videos, Inspiration, Creativity, Ideas, and More!

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ARTspiration

Artists or art that turns me on and feeds my soul.  This is Gustav Klimt’s “Portrait of Mäda Primavesi,” painted in 1912.

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YOKE DU YOUR

“Hello, is this the FBI?” “Yes, how can we help you sir?” “I’m calling to report my neighbor Billy Bob Smith! He is hiding marijuana inside his firewood.” “Thank you very much for the call, Sir.” The next day, the FBI agents descend on Billy Bob’s house. They search the shed where the firewood is kept. Using axes, they bust open

“I’m calling to report my neighbor Billy Bob Smith! He is hiding marijuana inside his firewood.” “Thank you very much for the call, Sir.”

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The next day, the FBI agents descend on Billy Bob’s house. They search the shed where the firewood is kept. Using axes, they bust open

“Thank you very much for the call, Sir.” The next day, the FBI agents descend on Billy Bob’s house. They search the shed where the firewood is kept. Using axes, they bust open

The next day, the FBI agents descend on Billy Bob’s house. They search the shed where the firewood is kept. Using axes, they bust open every piece of wood, but can’t find any marijuana. They swore at Billy Bob and left.

The phone rings at Billy Bob’s house. Hey, Billy Bob! Did the FBI come?” said his best friend

“Yeah!”

“Did they chop your firewood?” his best friend asked

“Yep.”

“Happy Birthday, Buddy!” his best friend replied

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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?

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IDEA I LOVE

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How cute are these and what an amazing way to use the hexies you started for your award-winning quilt that you actually stopped making last year.   Here’s how you make these:  http://seekatesew.com/hexagon-coin-pouch-tutorial/

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IDEA I LOVE

Halloween pillow and table runner for your to piece and quilt.  Easy to make, quick to finish, perfect for pumpkining up your abode.   Here’s the tutorial:  http://www.diaryofaquilter.com/2014/09/patchwork-pumpkin-quilt-block-and-table.html

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YUMMY DISH!

Baked Chicken Breasts with Parmesan Crust

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Ingredients

dijon mustard
thyme
Kosher salt
cayenne pepper
boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
grated parmesan cheese
panko or dried coarse baguette breadcrumbs
Cooking spray
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FOR THE FULL RECIPE, CLICK HERE  http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ted-allen/baked-chicken-breasts-with-parmesan-crust-recipe.print.html?oc=linkback

 

IDEA I LOVE

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Penny rugs are so cool.  I love this desigh, although truth be known, I might choose different colored discs.   Here’s the pattern:  http://www.kuningroup.com/dfiles/projectsheets/penny_rug.pdf

 

BREATHLESS INSPIRATION 

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As global warming melts the icebergs, mural artist, Hula, rushes to finish painting murals on them in the Artic.

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ICE ICE, BABY!

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FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE ARTIST: http://byhula.com

TO SEE MORE OF HULA’S SENSATIONAL MURALWORK: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/03/sean-yoro-water-portraits_n_7489418.html

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SO DRINK, CHUG-A-LUG CHUG-A-LUG

BEST CARAMEL APPLE MIMOSAS 

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Ingredients

  • Caramel
  • cinnamon sugar
  • apple cider
  • caramel vodka
  • champagne
  • Apple slices

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FOR THE FULL RECIPE, CLICK HERE  http://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a49432/caramel-apple-mimosas-recipe/

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IDEA I LOVE

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These are smashing.  So cool to make, and what you can design with this tutorial is practically endless.  Why not give it a shot?  Start here:  http://www.patchworkposse.com/paper-mache-doll-tutorial/

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WORDS TO LIVE BY

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 IDEA I LOVE

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Free cross stitch chart. If you start now, you can finish this for a Christmas gift.  Check out the blog at the link: http://gazette94.blogspot.fr/search/label/free%20pattern?m=1

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MAN CAN LIVE BY BREAD ALONE!

DATE CAKE WITH ORANGE-BLOSSOM SYRUP

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Ingredients:

 ORANGE-BLOSSOM SYRUP 

  • sugar
  • orange-blossom water

CAKE 

  •   unsalted butter
  • all-purpose flour
  • coarse salt
  • baking soda
  • ground cinnamon
  • sugar
  • eggs
  • pure vanilla extract
  • buttermilk
  • walnuts
  • dates

For the full recipe CLICK HERE:  http://www.marthastewart.com/1055156/date-cake-orange-blossom-syrup

MEMBA?

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Ceramic Spatter Dot Peacock Figurines

And now a word  . . .

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The weather is now cooling off and that means I can get up to the attic and clear out my stash this fall and winter.  I’m very excited to pass this stuff on to you once again.

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Get first dibs on all of my eBay listings when you follow the  Pickle Road Stash Busting page on Facebook!  Here’s the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PickleRoadStashBusting/

Have you joined my YouTube page? 

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I also started a YouTube page and will, eventually be doing some live broadcasts and probably a few online classes there.  I will be uploading all of the Facebook Live videos to my channel first (and adding retroactive links to this blog).  I already have some uploaded and am working backward — hopefully, I can organize them later. Then, I’ll think about creating and adding original content.  Please subscribe to my channel, here:   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeWRvfCwPVqbXXvphw6bsVg

If you missed the last LIVE (October 2), you can watch it here…

NEXT FACEBOOK LIVE,  TOMORROW, MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 3 PM EST

If you’d like me to address anything, comment or answer any specific questions on my live feed, please just email me and I’ll get right to it.  Email me at pickleroadstudios@me.com

LOOKIE HERE!

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Yesterday’s mail brought me the latest copy of International Quilt Festival Quilt Scene magazine.  I have an article in it that I hope you will read.  This issue should be on your newsstands now.  You can order a digital copy by clicking on the link:   http://www.interweavestore.com/intntl-quilt-festival-quilt-scene-2016-2017-digital-edition  Win a copy!  Watch Monday’s video to find out how! 

COOKIES!

BUTTER PECAN BISCOTTI

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Ingredients

  • butter pecan cake mix 
  • all-purpose flour
  • butter
  • eggs
  • maple syrup
  • instant coffee granules
  • vanilla extract
  • white baking chips
  • confectioners’ sugar
  • brewed coffee
  • finely chopped pecans

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FOR THE FULL RECIPE, CLICK HERE  http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/butter-pecan-biscotti/print

 

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JUST BECAUSE, I SWOON 

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Atelier Versace Adele Bloch-Bauer Hand Embroidered Bustier

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Complimentary shipping to Continental US,  $31,200  Reduced From $39,000
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CROCHETspiration

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File these DIY chair socks under outstanding/weird.  Protect your wooden floors from scuffs and scratches.

FOR THE FREE PATTERN, CLICK ON THE LINK:   http://woolstreetstudio.com/woollychairsocks-pattern/

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BE DAZZLED!

These Mercedes Salazar earrings are precisely what their name entails, a celebration of the designer’s Columbian heritage. A mix of tassels and beads, these earrings certainly statement your evening look.  $215.00

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Buy yours here:  https://www.modaoperandi.com/mercedes-salazar-fw16/fiesta-flower-earrings-5?utm_source=criteo&utm_medium=display&utm_campaign=retarget

QUILTspiration!

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Welcome Halloween with a simple disappearing 9-patch quilt in Jack-o-Lantern orange, ghost white and spooky vampire black.   Here’s the pattern:

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HALLOWEENspiration

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I think this is cool and so easy to make.  Creepy up your house.  Go batty!   Start here: http://rebeccasdiy.blogspot.com/2011/10/halloween-diy-fladdermusmobil.html

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KNITspiration!

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Doesn’t this look comfy? It’s just simple knitting using PVC pipes.  Check out the tutorial:   http://lifefulljoy.com/2016/10/12/diy-cozy-giant-blanket/

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GARDENspiration

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Grab some autumn branches and gather your beads so you can create this wonderful beaded wind chime from Garden Therapy.   Here’s the tutorial:  http://gardentherapy.ca/beaded-wind-chime/ 

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THANKSGIVINGspiration

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Autumn is going to be with us for awhile.  Here’s a tutorial for making Thanksgiving decor including a 3D autumn leaf pillow, a Thankful banner, and a “Give Thanks” piece of wood art.  Here’s the link for all of the projects:

http://www.handmadeintheheartland.com/2013/11/diy-thanksgiving-decor.html

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MUST HAVE

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Epson SureColor® F9200  for printing TEXTILES!

How do you reinvent the dye-sublimation transfer printer? You start by specially designing, from the ground up, every component to work together as one system – from the print head and ink technology, to the printer engine and software. The result? A high-performance dye-sublimation transfer printer designed with extreme reliability for true industrial-level production. $26,000

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IDEA I LOVE!Fairy Garden Pumpkin

 

Bring your outdoor Fairy Garden inside.  Make a little quilt and pillows and set up a sweet pumpkin home.  Don’t forget to add  a little light, too.   Here’s how: http://littlebloginthecountry.com/fairy-gnome-garden-pumpkin/

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SHOEspiration

Giuseppe Zanotti Floral-Print Leather Lace-Up Boot, Black

$2,195.00  VIA BERGDORF GOODMAN

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EMBROIDERYspiration! 

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A little hand embroidery can really boost the look of your old jeans, denim jacket or shirt.  Take a look:  honestlywtf.com/diy/diy-denim-embroidery/

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DESSERT!

PUMPKIN BREAD TRUFFLES 

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INGREDIENTS

  •  pumpkin bread
  •  cream cheese frosting
  • orange candy coating
  • chocolate chips or chocolate candy coating
  • green candy coating

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FOR THE FULL RECIPE, CLICK HERE  http://www.bhg.com/recipes/desserts/candy/pumpkin-bread-truffles/

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IDEA I LOVE

How to make a Fabric Covered Roller Shade with Handmade Tassel

 

Make a cheap blind look like an expensive custom made home decor item — and easily!  You have the stash, use it.  Here’s how: lovegrowswild.com/2013/11/fabric-covered-roller-shades-with-handmade-tassel/

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 … and CHRISTMASpiration IS HERE

Button and Felt DIY Christmas Ornaments

Start your ornaments now or you’ll never be ready for Christmas (just 9 weeks ago).  Here’s the pattern for the felt and buttons oranament.  Here’s the pattern:  http://cutesycrafts.com/2015/11/diy-christmas-ornaments-felt-and-buttons.html

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8 Comments on “Piece a Halloween Disappearing 9-Patch Quilt! Bead a Wind Chimes for your Spring Garden! Make a Hexie Coin Pouch! Quilt a Pumpkin Patchwork Table Runner and Jack-o-Lantern Pillow! DIY Bat Mobile! Create a Penny Rug! Craft Paper Mache Dolls! Cross Stitch a Santa! Make a Room of Thanksgiving Crafts! Embroider Your Denim! Knit a YOUUUUUUGE Blanket! Crochet Sets of Chair Socks! Create an Autumn Gnome House! Start a Christmas Felt and Button Ornament! PLUS . . . Recipes, Videos, Inspiration, Creativity, Ideas, and More!”

  1. October 16, 2016 at 6:46 PM #

    bookmarked three of these!

    On Sun, Oct 16, 2016 at 5:22 PM, Mark Lipinski’s Blog wrote:

    > marklipinski posted: ” ARTspiration Artists or art that turns me on and > feeds my soul. This is Gustav Klimt’s “Portrait of Mäda Primavesi,” > painted in 1912. YOKE DU YOUR “Hello, is this the FBI?” “Yes, how can we > help you sir?” “I’m calling to report my neighbor Billy Bob” >

    Like

  2. Joyce Hill
    October 16, 2016 at 9:56 PM #

    Great blog today. Thank you.

    On Sun, Oct 16, 2016 at 6:22 PM, Mark Lipinski’s Blog wrote:

    > marklipinski posted: ” ARTspiration Artists or art that turns me on and > feeds my soul. This is Gustav Klimt’s “Portrait of Mäda Primavesi,” > painted in 1912. YOKE DU YOUR “Hello, is this the FBI?” “Yes, how can we > help you sir?” “I’m calling to report my neighbor Billy Bob” >

    Like

  3. Sharon Clement
    October 17, 2016 at 3:33 PM #

    I love, love, love your blog! I want to do everything! I saw you speak in Somers, NY and have been addicted ever since. Thank you!

    Like

  4. October 17, 2016 at 6:37 PM #

    Wow, sure got me in the holiday mood. Love the Halloween disappearing 9 patch quilt, the pumpkin patchwork table runner and pillow. The recipes are as sinful as ever. Funny FBI joke!!

    Like

  5. Jacqueline
    October 18, 2016 at 6:14 PM #

    I enjoy your newsletters very much. your videos are fun. You always have great ideas, Thanks for being there.

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  6. Paule-Marie
    October 20, 2016 at 10:24 AM #

    Hi Mark, It always makes my day to find a new blog post from you.

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