My gal pal Inky a.k.a. Rebecca Peck and I made this video for Streuter Glue Film recently. She posted it on YouTube last night and it’s really a hoot in a handbasket! Plus it’s a revolutionary product so you’ve gotta watch!
This morning was one of those, why do I have to be the grown-up mornings? My kid is a world class slob. I call her The Slobovian. There is no surface in that room, including the floor, that isn’t covered with schtuff. We ask her to clean it quarterly. Is that so much? Is that so wrong? My maid who comes every two weeks just to sweep and mop for me because of my asthma can’t even go in her room because there’s that much crap on the floor. So this morning, it became a tearfest because Mom had the unmitigated gall to pronounce it time for a clean up. If only she’d let go of a few of her tchotckes and knick knacks...she’s a hoarder that one. I have absolutely no idea where she gets that...
Super Linky Love Shout out to Corrine at Articus Studio! She's got a great art and craft site and she's a delight! Thanks for your help with the wavy copper foil tape, Corrine!
Today’s Linky Love Post is SUPERSIZED with links from the Crafty Bloggers AND the Bead Babe Bloggers. The gang from Bead Bloggers were kind enough to post a link to the 411 on my classes and in return I’m sharing their links this week. They’re all incredibly talented folks and if you’d like a true craftstravaganza, grap a cuppa and get to clickin’!
About Family Crafts Over the years I have learned some tricks when it comes to storing craft supplies and staying organized, and I am happy to share these with you.
Aileen's Musings Download some freebie Cabinet Cards from Aileen's Musings this week, and check out her gouache paint and altered cabinet card tutorial.
Cathie Filian Cathie Filian has a fun tutorial on recycling jeans into fashion cuffs with personalized patches.
Craftside- A behind-the-scenes peek at a crafty world Kicking off the new year Craftside will theme each week with a letter from the alphabet and give away a book a week to a lucky commentor. This week there is ATC art, a free antler graphic from Design Parts Sourcebook: Romantic, photos from an appearance by Patti Medaris Culea with doll and altered book pocket design, and a sneak peek at some of the cool pages from Essential Fashion Illustration-Men.
Crafty Princess Diaries The Crafty Princess asks: Are you a tweaker or a tried and true crafty type?
Cross Stitch at About.com Be the first to stitch and submit a photo of Connie's free BGB Gizmo Pattern and have your photo featured as the stitched model. Get your 15 minutes of Cross Stitch fame!
Layers Upon Layers Fabulous artwork by a very motivated distance learner :-)
Stefanie Girard's Sweater Surgery Check out super cute pair of camo baby booties I knit from a pattern in the book Faith, Hope, Love, Knitting.
The Crochet Dude Drew kicks off the New Year with a free pattern. Check out his "Cafe Couture"!
The Impatient Crafter If you're attending the Tucson Gem Show or CHA, Madge would love to meet you! Check out her schedule and come take a class or get a signed copy of one of her new books!
About.com Jewelry Making Since many of us are trying to get our jewelry studios organized this year, Tammy collected some excellent ideas to help out jewelry designers and crafters of all kinds.
Art Bead Scene Art Bead Scene's January Challenge is ‘Inspired by Irises’. Enter a piece of jewelry and win free beads.
Art Jewelry magazine Jill's teaching at a retreat; check out the information.
Carmi's Canvas Flower Bracelet Carmi has a short demo using the new Sticky Back canvas.
Carter Seibels for Divali Glass Jewelry Carter looks forward to the exciting year ahead and shares some photos from her time away from beads.
Jennifer Jangles Blog Gather some New Years inspiration from the Jangles Blog.
Jewelry & Beading Cyndi is hosting an educational blitz this month, and she's wondering if you know of classes she should add to the list.
Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done! Book Review from Jean: Add some sparkle to your New Year with Crystal Chic, a super pretty book by Debbi Simon
Strands of Beads Looking for new shopping opportunities? Melissa suggests visiting your local rock shop!
The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton Andrew creates a buying guide of skull related beads and pendants.