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Crafty round up

by kath_red on 16/11/2011

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Hey folks – its been a while since I posted a round up – what with my camping trip, and blog tours and Action Packs – things are a bit hectic around here. But I am really excited about lots of things that folks are doing – creative and interesting, fun and informative things – so I wanted to share …



September/October brings change of season, and fresh starts and frivolity and seriousness too. So for a break from whipup realtime I am introducing a few weeks of guest bloggers to liven up your crafty experience. To bring you something fresh, and hopefully invigorate you to make and do and be and think! Its going to be a fun few weeks so come along for the ride.

Today I want to welcome Jennifer Casa to Whip Up. Jennifer is a mama + [home + maker]. She loves to knit and sew and cook and craft with her kiddos and design knitting + sewing patterns and make music with her husband and snap pictures and write about all those things. You might want to read more about Jennifer’s handmade philosophy and how she likes to give back to the community with her handmade talents – there is a pattern too.

As a long time reader of whipup and avid fan of all things handmade, i find myself with a growing list of lovely things i’d like to make, but little to no free time to do so. As a whopper of a deadline approaches, i am giddy with anticipation of a bit more time in my days to make – for making’s sake. Here a few of my favorite things:

I will definitely be making lots and lots of t-shirt yarn (image above) thank to this great tutorial by none other than Stefanie Japel. If you need some guidance on using t-shirt yarn, she also offers online classes incorporating this very stuff.

I adore this ruffle sleeve top by the absolutely lovely candace todd. With autumn quickly approaching, I can see it as a great layering piece for my little girls. (Tutorial link)

Kids of all ages will enjoy making these snowflake decorations by Betz White. Look how how they sparkle! And while we’re at it, how about a few of her fantastically mysterious felt ogee ornaments, as well.

These necklaces by Jessica of happy together are completely adorable. Me thinks they would make great teacher gifts this year. (Tutorial link)

We will continue to be inspired to play with our food thanks to fantastic blogs like Little food junction.

So there you have my list, whipup friends. Now it’s your turn – leave a comment with a link to a favorite tutorial you are looking forward to trying soon. Happy making! xoxo