General good stuff {+ a giveaway}

by kath_red on 28/05/2011

in Features, Historic Craft

A few cool things to end the week with …

Grosgrain is ending their month of free patterns with something from me – head on over to check it out – and they wrote some really nice things about me too ;) Thank you Kathleen! Be sure to check out the rest of their month of free patterns and meet some very cool bloggers at the same time.

Parent map featured one our guest contributor tutorials (Marcie from mossymossy) on their 15 homemade gifts that kids can make for teachers roundup.

Make sure you check out this Etsy video – a portrait of a village in Cyprus where the women have been practicing a regional tradition of lace-making since the 15th century. It was recently nominated to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Element collection, but the skill is dying out…. and the famous Lefkaritika lace is being replaced by imported machine-made replicas to meet the demand of tourists. Read a bit more about ithere.

Craft supplies giveaway

And finally Design Memory Craft is offering two readers a chance to win some art supplies: Mix & Match Mixed Media Sampler (the set includes a Stamper’s Brush, Gelato Metallic Stick, Pastel Pencil and Watercolor pencil) + Color Gelatos & Clear Stamp kit (creamy sticks infused with color – use for stamping). These kits are super fun I know because they were kind enough to send me some samples to try out! They also have a blog where they show you what you can do with some of their products. Leave a comment here for your chance to win. I will leave this open over the weekend – and choose a winner on Monday.

Update: Thanks everyone for entering – the 2 random winners are: Amy from Crooked little house and Crystal from not so crystalline. I will be contacting you via email.

And look what you have won!


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1 marta alphonso May 28, 2011 at 1:44 am

that craft kit sounds like a lot of fun!!

2 Dawn Christ May 28, 2011 at 1:53 am

I’ve been drooling over those mixed media samplers from Faber-Castell – super timely for a giveaway!

3 J P May 28, 2011 at 2:03 am

A mixed-media sampler would be so much fun, thank you!

4 Mandy Y May 28, 2011 at 2:52 am

Oooh, great giveaway! I’d love to be in it :)

5 se7en May 28, 2011 at 4:32 am

What a fabulous GiveAway!!!

6 Sharon May 28, 2011 at 6:15 am

Great giveaway – but more importantly, fantastic website! I love sitting down at the end of the day reading your posts as I nurse my son to sleep… Keep up the fantastic work!!!

7 Val May 28, 2011 at 6:39 am

I would love to win some stamping things. They sound great.

8 Ylan Roy May 28, 2011 at 7:22 am

I have been working on my art journals a lot these days, and these would be perfect!

9 Kristine May 28, 2011 at 7:23 am


10 Jen R May 28, 2011 at 7:51 am

Wow, I hope I’m lucky enough to win those art supplies…they sound awesome!

11 Gweneth May 28, 2011 at 7:59 am

Sounds great, I love your blog. I check it everyday!

12 Grace May 28, 2011 at 8:28 am

Hi, would love some art supplies to work on some journal pages inspired by photos in Pinterest. Thanks for the chance!

13 C May 28, 2011 at 8:35 am

I have seen these samplers in advertisements and just know that they would be so much fun to play with. Thank you for this wonderful, must read daily blog.

14 Sarah s May 28, 2011 at 8:39 am

So much goodness and the possibilities are endless. Great giveaway!

15 Amy May 28, 2011 at 8:40 am

Your blog is so inspiring! I would love to win the samplers – trying to collect ideas for new fun art projects with my kids this summer.

16 Katie May 28, 2011 at 8:46 am

The kit sounds rad!

17 Silvia - MadameRenard May 28, 2011 at 8:51 am

This giveaway is amazing, thank you!!! :)

18 Amber May 28, 2011 at 8:53 am

I would love to win one of these packs, thank you for such a wonderful opportunity! Your blog is amazing by the way :)

19 Suzanne May 28, 2011 at 9:08 am

I love checking your blog everyday to see what new stuff you’ve posted! It would be awesome to win some new art supplies to play with!

20 Dell May 28, 2011 at 9:19 am

I enjoy everything I read on your blog. Thanks for the chance to win.

21 Amy May 28, 2011 at 9:21 am

I very intrigued as to what we could do with this kit, count me in!

22 Deb May 28, 2011 at 10:10 am

Oh wow!! I would love to get my hands on this sampler kit- not only do I have a arty 13 year old at home, I teach art at school!!!!! Thanks for the chance-

23 Stacey May 28, 2011 at 10:11 am

The giveaway sounds great! I love mixed media, but it’s always been one of those artforms I’ve never quite taken the plunge into. :)

24 Kristina May 28, 2011 at 10:14 am

That sounds like a great kit! We’d love to have fun with it.

25 Coco May 28, 2011 at 10:23 am

Sounds great! I can do the craft with my daughter!

26 Tez May 28, 2011 at 10:37 am

I have a pair of budding artists here who would love love this kit!

27 Theresa May 28, 2011 at 10:40 am

What a great giveaway! I would love to win that!!!

28 Jen May 28, 2011 at 11:09 am

I would love to win some craft supplies!

29 Lelainia N. Lloyd May 28, 2011 at 11:40 am

“creamy sticks infused with colour”

MMMM! That sounds yummy! Count me in please! :)

30 Tracey May 28, 2011 at 12:11 pm

Free patterns and a giveaway? Wow! Whip up has always been on the top of my reading list :)

31 wendy May 28, 2011 at 12:20 pm

Oooh, those mixed-media kits look cool!

32 Kylie M-W May 28, 2011 at 12:22 pm

I would love to be entered in the giveaway!

33 Marci May 28, 2011 at 12:25 pm

Oh please pick me!!!! I have wanted to try these products for so long………..
Thanks for the chance to win <3

34 Anna May 28, 2011 at 12:31 pm

Thanks for the giveaway! I hope I win!

35 jessica May 28, 2011 at 1:01 pm

What a great giveaway… fabulous things! thank you!

36 Wendy TC May 28, 2011 at 1:09 pm

Oooh, fun stuff! Thx for giveaway.

37 Jenny May 28, 2011 at 2:19 pm

new art supplies + summer vacation = awesome!

38 Leah May 28, 2011 at 3:58 pm

Hmm… I’m thinking of some fun birthday crafts for with those art supplies! Soooo many summer birthdays coming up!

39 Jessica May 28, 2011 at 4:03 pm

I didn’t even know such neat things existed!! I’d sure like a chance to win a package to try it out. Love this blog!

40 Crystal May 28, 2011 at 5:59 pm

The sampler sounds wonderful! Can never have enough art supplies.

41 Wehaf May 28, 2011 at 6:52 pm

I would love some new art supplies!

42 Colleen May 28, 2011 at 7:18 pm

this seems exciting!!! :)

43 Sarah O'Halloran May 28, 2011 at 9:59 pm

Oh the kits sound fabulous! Thank you Design Memory Craft!

44 Amy May 28, 2011 at 10:06 pm

This sounds like so much fun. I’d love to win. Thanks for the chance.

45 Gayle Erwin May 28, 2011 at 10:55 pm

Oh art supplies, we always love getting those. Some one will be very happy.

46 MelodyJ May 28, 2011 at 11:06 pm

That website looks fun. I would love to try these products out.


47 emilyrose May 29, 2011 at 12:50 am

A giveaway sounds super! And gorgeous site, by the way!

48 Carla D May 29, 2011 at 2:34 am

That sounds like a very generous giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity. I really like your whip up blog. I love all the many different topics you cover. So many fun things that don’t look too complicated but are very cute. Thanks again

49 Karyn May 29, 2011 at 3:05 am

Wow so many different things to try!

50 sara May 29, 2011 at 4:00 am

ooh, great giveaway. :)

51 Thu May 29, 2011 at 11:16 am

Fantastic giveaway! Love this blog so much!

52 domestic diva May 29, 2011 at 12:13 pm

Lovely! Thanks for the chance.

53 Sonja May 29, 2011 at 12:25 pm

Sounds great! Thanks for the giveaway!

54 Linda B. May 29, 2011 at 1:51 pm

Oh, we always need more art supplies!!

55 Dexez May 29, 2011 at 3:27 pm

wow, that is one great giveaway, keeping my fingers crossed

56 Marjorie May 29, 2011 at 3:58 pm

These kits look like fun :)

57 Beth May 29, 2011 at 3:58 pm

Thanks for the opportunity. These kits look really interesting.

58 Natalie May 29, 2011 at 6:18 pm

the kits sound really cool. I’ve never heard of them before

59 Ruth Hill May 30, 2011 at 12:55 am

Please enter me to win. Thanks!

60 Stacy Kirkbride May 30, 2011 at 7:44 am

Oooh…pick me pick me!

61 kelli May 30, 2011 at 11:15 am

Ooh, we can always use more craft supplies. I hope I’m not too late!

62 Lois May 30, 2011 at 3:29 pm

That sounds fabulous, I would love love love to win !

63 Roechelle May 30, 2011 at 3:56 pm

I would love to win this, thanks for the chance :)

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