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I just stumbled across a blog called My Half Of the Brain that boasts more tutorials than you can shake a stick at, and they aren’t lying! This is a crafters dream! It a resource of tons of craft tutorials from all around the web, collected linked all in one place! Wowser!

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This week on my blog Creative Swoon, I featured an awesome fabric company called Pixie Dust Decor. The 100% cotton fabrics are sweet and fun! Perfect for a baby gift, or an entire nursery! Their patterns are based on vintage children’s stories and 60′s retro chic. What better combination could there be?

I wanted to be sure to share this post with the Whip Up community because Pixie Dust is offering a special 33% off coupon code to all Creative Swoon readers! That is a savings too good to keep to myself! Happy sewing!

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Felt Club, one of Los Angeles’s biggest and baddest craft fairs, is happening this weekend!! Over 70 of the coolest vendors from all over the US (such as HannahMade, Queen Puff Puff and Eeny Meanie) will be selling their handmade wares. There will be swag bags for the first 250 people through the door and awesome door prizes given out through the day. Charles Phoenix will be the emcee and DJs will be spinning to entertain while you shop! Maybe the best part of the whole event are the craft classes taught by vendors at the show. The classes are free, you have only to buy materials. Check here for more info!

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Duct tape to Prom?

by mcaplan on 25/06/2007

in Art+Design

Duct Tape is hosting a “Stuck on Prom” contest where students from all over the US and Canada had to make their own prom outfits from, you guessed it, Duct Tape! I can’t believe how detailed and fabulous these designs are! The ingenuity displayed by each couple really makes me want to start experimenting. . . . I had no idea Duct Tape came in so many colors!

You can click over and vote on the best outfit! The lucky winners will each receive a $3,000 cash scholarship so you’ll be helping some creative kids earn some cash for their college educations! Voting ends 6/29.

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I am so excited about to share the awesomeness of this project! Siobhan, of the “deliciously crafty” (love that!) blog Magpie & Cake, recently completed a quilt made from nothing but cardboard coffee sleeves! As you can see, the end result is gorgeous, and totally functional ;).

Based on the premise that quilts are traditionally made from scraps of materials, Siobhan has created a quilt out of the discarded coffee sleeves that are scraps from our morning coffees. With the line “Intended for single use only” imprinted on the sleeves, we are encouraged to use these things for the duration of our beverage and then throw ‘em away! Really, the re-purposing of these materials is genius.

The finished quilt measures 4’3″ x 5’6″ and used over 200 coffee sleeves which were mostly donated by Siobhan’s co-workers in just a few weeks with 80% of the sleeves coming from Starbucks. . . . You can read more about the process here.

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