Whip Up Newsletter no.3 2011

by kath_red on 20/01/2011

in Features, Newsletter

I have been busy this week. I sent the kids away across the country to visit their grandparents for a week and it has been quiet, and we have been missing them (and them us – there has been some teary phone calls), but on the plus side its been a very productive few days. We finished tweaking the new website theme and uploaded it in the wee hours this morning – what do you think? Its a bit cheerful isn’t it? Super easy to customise. Its the Thesis theme and my hubby has been practising how to use it for his work website then applied all his skill and knowledge to update whip up.

You might have heard about the flooding in Australia this past week, I am ok – thanks for all your email enquiries, the floods are in various parts of the country – no rain for years and then it goes crazy. If you want to help out there are ways to donate money – you might like to enter one of the craft raffles – or donate direct to the flood relief. Did you see that Jamie Oliver is cooking for the flood victims – maybe you can help too?

Gifts from me to you: Make a patchwork potholder and fabric fruit bowl and here is a pattern to make my Sleepy time baby with matching doll quilt. Get all the Whip Up tutorials here.

Do you have your 2011 calendar yet?

Consider the whipup calendar – full of excellent contributors and great crafty images, find out more here (only $5).

Reading this week:

The creative advantage book :: Abe’s Peanut.

Loving this week:

Crochet jute :: Making softies :: Paper stars :: crochet candle cosies :: Neckwarmer :: embellished socks.

Crafty resources:

  • Essential book binding tools
  • Etsy favoritizer checklet and Etsy vintage timeline are both cool Etsy helping hands
  • Stash Books and The Moda Bake Shop have joined together to create Fresh Fabric Treats – they have a blog tour going on – you should follow along There are lots of amazing fabric and book giveaways
  • “Threadless Loves Sharpies” challenges you to create a rad design based on 80’s Glam and utilizing Sharpie’s 80’s GLAM Limited Edition Collection colors. Lots of great prizes – find out how to enter here
  • PatternSpot.com, C&T’s new online marketplace for downloadable quiltmaking and sewing patterns. It’s coming soon – in the meantime some sneak peaks at the layout and some faq’s to quench your curiosity
  • Extra crafty links:

  • Nifty gift bag repurpose
  • Jeans refashion – flowers at your feet
  • Cardigan refashion - lace and cashmere
  • Gardener burlap bag
  • Brassiere wire and crochet necklaces – and use up the rest of the bra with this bra padding necklace
  • Tights to stockings refashion
  • You might want to sign up for Amanda’s starry night log cabin quilt e-course
  • Babies boy beanie
  • Happy  Crafting Friends!
    Kathreen
    xx

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