Linky Dinks

If you feel like doing a little blog crawling this weekend, check out what some of my crafty colleagues are up to.  TGIF!  xo, Vickie

About Family Crafts
If you are looking for an almost instant Mother’s Day gift or activity, check out these free, printable Mother’s Day projects.

Aileen’s Musings 
Aileen has another blog giveaway! Stop by and enter to win 1 of 3 original hand-drawn ATCs she’s giving away. 

Alexa Westerfield a.k.a. Swelldesigner 
Make your own mini Moo-like business cards from junk mail postcards! 

Blisstree Arts 
Cyndi has compiled her favorite posts on creating collages and art quilts 

Cathie Filian 
Cathie is Mod Podging thrift shop plates to make unique collages and mini works of art. 

Craftside-A behind-the-scenes peek at a crafty world 
Craftside’s got a cool scratching photo technique, 2 ways to weave an eyeglass case, an interview with the author of Art Doll Adventures: Lisa Li Hertzi, a tutorial on how to needle felt a bird and as always questions of the day that if you answer you’re entered to win a free book! 

Crafty Princess Diaries 
Even if you missed making this for mom this Mother’s Day, the Crafty Princess has a great combo gift idea for your next gift-giving need. Part of it you can make and part you can purchase, but both are inexpensive and perfect for lots of folks on your list.

Cross Stitch at 
Stitching on dark Cross Stitch fabrics is challenging for most of us. Do you stitch on dark fabrics? Vote in the poll, read Connie’s tips, and share your own tips and tricks. 

Naughty Secretary Club 
Jen shows how she whipped up a coordinating fabric covered photo album to match the curtains and the cushions in her daughter’s nursery. 

Stefanie Girard’s Sweater Surgery 
A plain glass bottle gets a makeover with an engraved plaid jackalope following the great directions from the new book: Glass Engraving by Sonia Lucano.

The Crochet Dude 
Drew finally announces his latest news; plus video!

The Impatient Crafter 
Caution: Madge’s new book may cause you to dive into a craft binge. She’s created a form excuse letter so you can skip work and craft to your heart’s content!