Here’s this week in crafty links for ya! xx, Vickie
About Family Crafts
What are your cleaning tips for crafting with kids? Please take a moment to share your tips and then browse through tips shared by others.
Hard as it was, Aileen has narrowed down the playing field and needs your help again to choose from her favorite sayings that have been posted for her blog giveway! Stop by and pick your favorite.
If you are wondering what to eat, craft and play on the 4th of July then head over to Cathie’s blog for ideas.
Craftside-A behind-the-scenes peek at a crafty world
This week at Craftside you can watch the latest Look, Learn & Create video that includes tips on drawing, two techniques and projects for cutting photos up, a bit of fabric eye candy, and a free paper stencil and project from the new book The Art of Decorative Paper Stencils 2 and if you leave answers to the day’s questions you are entered to win free books!
Crafty Princess Diaries
Tammy uses her jewelry making skills to create some beautiful and functional stitch markers.
Sister Diane reviews an intriguing new book: Micro Macrame, by Annika DeGroot
Cross Stitch at About.com
Work at Your Own Pace – An encounter with a critter in the yard has Connie thinking about Cross Stitch (imagine that!) and speed.
Mixed Media Artist
Have you been wondering what happened to “Layers Upon Layers”? Cyndi’s still hard at work, but has moved to “Mixed Media Artist”. This week she’s got a a round-up of fabric painting ideas for you!
Naughty Secretary Club
Arty Masterpieces are overrated, it’s all about the Glittery Crafterpieces! Take a peek at the handmade art around my house and try your hand at making a fun glittery deer picture!
Stefanie Girard’s Sweater Surgery
See how to make a card and card album themed for a rock and roll mom to be that uses cute die cuts in a cool way.
The Artful Crafter
“Panadieres for Zambia” is a neat story and one small example of crafters helping crafters – all around the world. As Eileen likes to say, “Crafters are just the nicest people.”
The Impatient Crafter
Madge shares a technique in this post about embossing on slick surfaces!