whipup newsletter no.45 2010

by kath_red on 18/11/2010

in Features, Newsletter

Super busy this past week trying to get my new shopping cart to work on whipup [thanks Rob xx]. Yes I did say shopping cart and the first thing in there is the super fabulous Whipup.net 2011 Calendar – featuring 12 beautiful crafty images from 12 amazing makers and this year it is available as a printable as well as a print-on-demand. You can print any or all of the three printable ebook formats (vertical a4/letter, horizontal a4/letter and vertical 2 printed to a page a4/letter) or purchase the already beautifully printed hard copy from Redbubble – find out all about it here and buy one now to support whipup.net – your favourite crafty online resource.

So thats the marketing spiel out of the way – but seriously its an excellent calendar and is only $5! And buying it will help support whipup just a tiny bit – I will be featuring the crafters/makers/artists involved throughout the next 2 weeks.

mmm what else have I been up to … I made a paperbag bag – and you can too, I baked some ‘healthy’ chocolate chip cookies – you can too, and I made more drawstring bags.


  • Get the lowdown on the best sewing basics books
  • Get a look inside Quilts for the modern home
  • I will be hosting Kajsa Wikman on her Scandinavian Stitches book blog tour later next week
  • And I will also be hosting Kristy McGowan on her blog book tour for Modern top down knitting later in the month
  • At Whipup

  • crochet some coat hangers
  • embroider some napkins
  • crochet a granny square rug
  • make a summer dress
  • Links and crafty news

  • For two weeks only, from Nov. 17 through Dec. 5, customers will receive 35% off plus free ground shipping on The Chronicle Books website with promo code FRIENDS. You can buy my book Whip Up Mini Quilts there
  • Refashion an unflattering skirt into a cute button down skirt
  • Find out about the art of gift wrapping in this five part series
  • St. Francis Mission in St Francis, South Dakota helps to run the Buechel Memorial Lakota Museum’s fair trade online store, which sells handmade Lakota jewelry, Lakota star quilts and other craft articles made by local Lakota artisans.
  • If you are planning some baking these coming holidays, the crafty penguin has a four part cake making series, showing some flexible recipes for sponge cake and buttercream and easy decorating ideas with fondant.
  • More party printables here
  • Catia has a cute poncho tutorial and Prairie mama shows you how to refashion a regular skirt into a maternity skirt
  • Maggie has some tips on how to organise your fabric stash
  • sew together have some cute felt christmas decorations – if you are in Sydney drop into their classes and see what else they have going on
  • Gingercake has the cutest vintage inspired dinner roll holder for your dinner table setting
  • Super cute idea – make some Reindeer food for christmas and package it up using this free printable
  • Join in on the Jelly Roll Dream Challenge – where creativity and quilting reigns supreme. The challenge to create the most unique quilt design from one jelly roll. The 12 top winners will be selected to be published in an upcoming Jelly Roll book for 2012 and the top 3 winners will win cash prizes from Moda, and Janome sewing machines.
  • Win a haul of your favourite Chronicle books – bloggers must list what they would spend $500 on at Chronicle Books and will be entered to win their haul. The blog that wins will also have one of their commenter’s win their haul too.
  • Ok so get making…

    Whip Up Mini Quilts : archives to mini quilt month here where you can learn about the book contributors, get patterns and tutorials and lots of lovely mini quilty things.

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