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Issue 2 of Action Pack is launching 1 April. The April issue’s theme is ‘Seeds & beads’ with a bonus Easter Supplement! Filled with craft, cooking, science and gardening + printables and art projects – for kids aged 7+ (and the young at heart). I will be offering Whipup.net newsletter readers a 20% discount coupon and will be sending it out in a midweek newsletter next week with more information. Thank you for all your support – love you guys!
This week at whipup… Last week of our Guest Blogger Series …
- Make a shirty pillow
- Make a magnetic flower garden
- Do some stitching with Prints Charming
- Learn about Keepsake quilting and win a copy of my book
- Refashion some jewellery
- Make half square triangles for your next quilt
- Knit hacker food!
- Make a groovy art supply pouch
- Get some inspiration links to keep you motivated
- I am currently reading Creating an Australian Garden (published by Allen and Unwin) – Do you love gardening, do you love Australia? Oh glorious big beautiful book full of gardening advice and plants and design for the Australian climate. Lots of practical advice and design inspiration!
- Also gazing lovingly upon Quilts Around the World: The Story of Quilting from Alabama to Zimbabwe Voyageur Press; First edition (November 21, 2010). Visually stunning, incredible stories and historic perspectives, the people – the cultures – the fabrics – and the quilts! Wow!
- And In the Kitchen: More Than 1000 Recipes for Every Day by Allan Campion and Michelle Curtis. Published by Hardie Grant Books (November 1, 2010). A big solid book, full of family favourites – beautifully laid out, written, photographed and styled – the total package. And the recipes too – From basics like Pot roast chicken and Easy sponge cake to more special treats (but still easy) like Raspberry and mascarpone tart and Sichuan Eggplant – I love that dish mmm – brings back memories of travelling in China – such a hearty and earthy dish. There is a whole chapter on slow cooking – I am addicted to slow cooking lately – just put it all in a dish and leave alone for hours for it to do its thing. As well as being big on everyday family friendly meals, this book also all about desserts and simplicity and heart warming and family and togetherness and good food and ingredients and all those lovely things!
- Lists: To-dos, Illustrated Inventories, Collected Thoughts, and Other Artists’ Enumerations from the Collections of the Smithsonian Museum (Princeton Architectural Press March 24, 2010) – yes! – don’t you just love lists – and other people’s lists can be so interesting don’t you think – a real window into the soul or at least the mind! Having fun dipping into this book.
Crafty news and links
- Cute flower shirt tutorial
- Is it a flower pot or just a pencil holder – make this container from fabric and cardboard.
- Are you an Aussie Gal in business or looking to get into business – check out BiznessBabes – a not for profit organisation with a range of business training programs for women who want to succeed in business.
- Crochet a chain link – tutorial
- Cute At home mug rug tutorial – another mug rug – and more mug rug madness!
- Make some wool felt blossoms – beautiful!
- Kitchen Cliché hot pads – and In honour of the upcoming royal nuptials – the I Was Born to Be Royalty Tea Towels
- Pieced toaster quilt block – really! Amazing…
- How to make a quilt label
- Make a sweater dress
- 50 spring crafts
- Flower pin
- Very stylish yellow clutch
- Gathered round basket tutorial
- The cutest strawberry crochet hat – with pattern
- Crochet mail box
- Spring issue of Craft Sanity Magazine is out now!
- Wall flowers – just beautiful
- Linda Permann’s little sister crochet hat – very sweet
- Whipup.net is in the top 50 Mom blogs at babble. Congrats to all my fellow mom bloggers – I am among fantastic company.
- And if you are on facebook head on over to Whipup.net’s facebook page.
- And listen to me rave on – podcast about everything from books to writing to blogging to family … Thanks Brittni!
So much to do – so little time.