crafty news

Every week I get lots of email – and also love to trawl through my rss feeds for cool things – so here i give to you some of my finds and some things that landed in my inbox this week.

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Are you following along on the Kids’ Crafternoon blog tour Poppytalk posts interview with me about the book :: Picklebums reviews the books and makes some of the crafts with her 7yr old kids :: Little eco footprints makes the limby dolls with her little ones (see image below of their limbys)


Also Jo made the Utility belt with her son (with a few mods) – a project from Action Pack issue4

Tutorials and crafty ideas

Crafty others stuff

  • New! Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair is now accepting applications from young makers for its Young & Crafty section. On Saturday, Oct. 1,  This indie craft fair will return to the Marie Reed Learning Center in Adams Morgan Washington, D.C.
  • 30 Inspirational Blogs for Your Dorm Room Design
  • NEW emagazine all about entertaining – Kinfolk magazine
  • Another NEW emagazine Live Urban Love Rural is a new online magazine showing Londoners the country side of city living – features include step-by-step guides to urban bee keeping, thelatest community garden initiative, and celebrating London’s eclectic craft fairs.
  • The Amy Butler Raffle for Relief raised $2,000! They will be donating all of the proceeds from this raffle to the American Red Cross and splitting it between the need in the Southern United States and Japan.


For more kids craft, creative ideas and activities go to the Action Pack website

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Make a felt crown {pictured above}
Make some eco friendly firepit starters – such a nifty idea! {pictured above}
Great roundup of maternity clothing tutorials and patterns.
Crochet some slippers – courtesy Pip.
Cute tutorial for a vintage tie apron for the little ones.
Give old t-shirts the royal treatment.
Neat tutorial to make a little boys muscle shirt. Love the pattern weights too!
A t-shirt can go a long way – Make some baby clothes from a cool t-shirt.
Make the cutest lego design zipper pouch.
I like this herringbone quilt block tutorial.
I like this leather flower pouch.
A very cool mini quilt. {pictured above}
I loved this zip off towel/apron – part of iammommahearmeroar tutorial roundup. {pictured above}
Love these diy friendship bracelets.
Celebrate the boy – tutorial roundup.
Love this boho glam tunic.

Other interesting things

Try out Fotolia – royalty free stock photos for bloggers.
Interesting discussion at The Long Thread on copyright issues.
Super cute cooking videos – make a strawberry tart and polenta crackers – from the gals at little projectiles.
I like this creative manifesto.
List of 10 classic family games.
Poppytalk look book is out.
Subscribe to the Teapot newsletter – its really sweet.
Ruth Singer’s latest work – Paper fabric – 665 folded squares cut from the proof pages of her book Sew It Up, machine stitched together.
Get those little bodies moving in the cold.

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