Here’s this week’s crafty links! xx, Vic
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Alexa Westerfield a.k.a. Swelldesigner
Alexa shares the mental process behind creating a post on her swell craft blog.
Craftside-A behind-the-scenes peek at a crafty world
Craftside’s got a how-to’s on bleaching photos and juxtaposing images, a mixed-media journal out of a wide variety of recycled materials and a video with Scatha G. Allison where she shows the incredible designs from her book Jean Therapy. Be sure to answer the day’s questions to be entered to win a free book!
Crafty Princess Diaries
Have you thought about taking your craft hobby to a different level? Tammy has some thoughts to consider before crossing over the hobby/professional line.
SisterDiane is thrilled to unveil her new ebook, Weaving Un-Loomed: Simple Ways to Weave Cool Things.
Cross Stitch at About.com
Have fun trying out these new free Candlewicking patterns Connie’s sharing. If you use one, send in a photo to show it off!
Mixed Media Artist
Using two very different book pages, you can create a found poem for an altered book…or just because!
Naughty Secretary Club
Jen shares clever and crafty uses for suitcases that have nothing to do with holding clothing. Side tables, laptop cases and portable craft studios oh my!
Stefanie Girard’s Sweater Surgery
Drink Mermaids take the plunge into some silver paint and get transformed into some swimmingly fun necklaces inspired by the wonderfully innovative book- A Charming Exchange.
The Artful Crafter
Eileen shows you how to make a multi-strand fiber bracelet.
The Crochet Dude
Drew reviews the new Simplicty Rotary Cutting Machine – offers up a free crocheted project using fabric strips – and he’s giving away a Rotary Cutting Machine to one lucky commenter!
The Impatient Crafter
Madge shows you how to make a quick and easy Altered Chinese Paper Lantern in her first post on Kid/Teen Crafts for I Love to Create!