whipup newsletter no.40 2010

by kath_red on 15/10/2010

in Features, Newsletter

Its week 40 and the seasons are changing – reports of snow in the north and down here in the south we have had rain and sleet – with a little sunshine mixed in. Whats it like where you are? I am back from a rejuvenating break with my family. We went camping for a few weeks in the sunshine on a remote island. We swam each day in the sea, slept in a tent, cooked in the outdoors, went for walks, saw whales swimming and dolphins frolicking, we even swam with a sea turtle. The kids are tanned and relaxed and so am I. We did have a few days of driving to contend with and some weird and awful hotels on our way to our destination – but thats all part of the fun. The kids were most excited to see sugar cane growing and taste it in its pure form – its the little things sometimes…

But my really big news is that I have finished up at my day job and am making a big leap into the unknown to work from home full time as a freelancer (doing what?) Well I hope to get a few freelance writing gigs, and also spend more time on whipup, publish a few patterns – see what happens. I feel its time to take the plunge… so there you have it … not sure whats in store but that is part of the excitement – yes?

I have been reading the daily accounts of a couple of my fave bloggers and am excited for them for what is happening in their lives – sad to lose Loobylu from these shores – but happy that she is back to blogging and interested in going with her on her journey of change and adventure in a new land – and so very happy for soulemama, who finally has her own farmhouse and a lot of work to do.

* Over the past few weeks and up until early next week you have seen a wonderful variety of guest bloggers appear here at whipup, they filled in for me while I was taking a break. A bit thank you to all my guest bloggers who will enthralled you with recipes, tutorials, patterns, essays and stories, I hope you enjoyed this series – let me know what you enjoyed the most. You might like Sunshine’s basic fingerless glove knitting pattern, Cheri’s refashioned neck cowl tutorial, Sooz’s essay on taking the handmade pledge, Holly’s library bag tutorial, Leethal’s multiple options knitting pattern roundup, Kirsty’s essay on how to grow a crafter, Elizabeth’s burlap bird mask pattern, Jodi’s bale of turtles pattern, Susan’s dressup masks for kids pattern, Christina’s recipe to make spiced tea gift packs, Anna’s knitting a weird world, Meg’s essay on ravelry and the knitting community, Tania’s essay on crafting through a midlife crisis, Kathrin’s slow cloth jewelry, Disney’s shoe refashion, Ashley’s pumpkin face mask … and so much more … You can find the whole series here.

** You also might like to check out the featured post category where you will find roundups galore on topics such as fashion, design, knitting and more… like the diy fashion roundup … knitting pattern roundupcrochet pattern roundupprintables roundupsewing tips roundupbags roundup … and the diy jewelry roundup

some links … quilt tutorial … how to make a kids insulated vest iphone navigation holster free jewelry project from Lark … check out these free printable journal pagesfrench knitted tea-pot mat1000 craft links … It’s Halloween week on Babble’s Family Style blog

+ some crafty news

  • Whipup is among Babble’s top 50 design mom blogs – go and see this fabulous list
  • 3rd Ward is now accepting vendor submissions for our fourth annual Handmade Holiday Craft Fair – Deadline: November 5, 2010 – how to submit here
  • Be creatively good!
    Kathreen
    xx

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    { 4 comments… read them below or add one }

    1 jodie October 15, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    Dear Kathreen, Now thats an exciting little thing you have tucked away in the newsletter ! I am so vicariously excited by your giving up of the day job – I’m sure its a dream of many many makers….me included.
    I’m sure it’ll be a huge success – your awesomeness knows no bounds.

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    2 anna October 16, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    way cool that you can quit your day job, that must be so thrilling!

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    3 Cami October 18, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    Hi Kathreen! Congratulations on becoming a full-time freelancer. You’re living the dream! Thanks again for linking to Art, Like Bread.
    All the best, Cami

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    4 kath_red October 22, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    thanks dudes for your well wishers :)

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