Whipup newsletter: midweek extra dec 2010

by kath_red on 14/12/2010

in Features, Newsletter

With such a lot going on in the crafty home and in the crafty blogosphere, I simply had to do a midweek extra newsletter, I just couldn’t wait to bring you all the wonderful ideas, tutorials and holiday fabulousness that is cooking up.

Last week I had some extra good giveaways at whipup – I want to thank the book publishers and authors who kindly donated books to giveaway, Princeton Architectural Press, Chronicle Books, Interweave, Hachette Book Group, Crown Publishing Group – Random House, Inc., Sterling Publishing , – Lark Crafts, Abrams booksSTC Craft, Hardie Grant Books and Hardie Grant Egmont, Sarah Fielke, and HarperCollins Publishers. I also want to congratulate the winners of the giveaways: Katherine, Andrea, Erin, Seven, Baukje, Rebecca, Jackie, Casey, Shannon, Autumn, Amanda, Susie, Ana, Cheryl, Catherine, Stephanie, Michelle, and Michelle – All winners have been contacted via email and your books should be winging their way to you as I write this.

So things to do:

  • Support whipup and buy a calendar here (only $5).
  • Make some drawstring bags
  • Crochet the ellipse scarflette
  • Get cracking on your gift making with whipup’s best tutorial list for gift making
  • join the whipup flickr group
  • Its starting to feel a bit like Christmas … or whatever you celebrate at this festive holiday time of year …

  • 8 natural holiday wreaths to make
  • 5 bauble ornaments to make
  • 17 crafty holiday wreaths to make
  • 15 felt ornaments to make
  • 10 Paper ornaments to make
  • Books

  • For some amigurumi action in the ‘kitchen’ get your hands on Yummy ‘gurumi
  • For some knitted toys – quick get this book Knit purl pets – you might be in time for last minute gift making!
  • Links and crafty news

  • Time is running out! – Shop today to enjoy 35% off and FREE ground shipping on all your purchases at ChronicleBooks.com. Their Friends & Family Sale ends Dec. 5 so finish your holiday shopping now! Enter promo code FRIENDS at checkout.
  • BurdaStyle Holiday Giveaway. Readers have until Monday, December 20th at 9am to enter by commenting on the BurdaStyle blog post. They have a chance to win a SINGER® Fashion Mate 7256 sewing machine and SINGER® Adjustable Dressform, a package worth more than $430!
  • Check out Catch my party’s collection of glam FREE Christmas printables
  • Whip Up is featured on the Top 50 DIY Blogs along with many of our friends
  • Nini makes the easiest christmas stocking ever
  • Herzenart has a non-christmas christmas gift for readers
  • Wendy guides us as to what basic sewing tools to have and how to choose a sewing machine for a beginner
  • An etsy video showing you how-t make a sweet little terrarium in time for holiday gift giving
  • This vintage postcard calendar journal on design sponge was brought to my attention by a reader, they thought it would make an excellent gift and I agree
  • Here is a free pattern for a snowflake trivet–quick, easy, and perfect for the holidays
  • Make these interesting string ornaments for your tree
  • here is a cute Christmas stocking bunting
  • Making a Lining for a Christmas Stocking
  • make a vintage-vibe yarn garland for your holiday tree, mantle, or door
  • alphabet boards – Great idea how-to photograph items that resemble alphabet letters – attach them to board and create personalized gifts
  • Learn how to make your own paper bags with your personalised images printed on them
  • Ok so get making…

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