Crafty Blogger Links

It’s time for this weeks helping of crafty blogs. Check them out and get inspired with a new project, book, or idea!

Vickie Howell’s Pop Goes Crochet
Vickie’s latest book, Pop Goes Crochet, hits stores in 2 weeks! Get a sneak peek of 5 accessory projects now though, including designs by The Breeder’s Kelley Deal, The Stitch Diva and The Crochet Dude. Give ’em a gander and enter to win a free, signed copy!

The Impatient Crafter
Check out the new YuDu home screen printing machine in this brand spanking new The Impatient Crafter video hosted by Madge. While you’re there, follow the link to her interview with fellow crafty blogger Sister Diane of CraftyPod on personal branding!

The Crochet Dude
Drew recaps an amazing Southern Caribbean Crochet Cruise!

Stefanie Girard’s Sweater Surgery
You’ll have a “ball” stitching yarn scraps into beads with a little help from the new book: Strands by Jacqueline Myers-Cho.

Naughty Secretary Club
Jen shows you how to wear your stuffed animal collection as a bracelet. Plus enter to win a free copy of her book The Naughty Secretary Club!

Cross Stitch at About.com
See how Kitchinstitchin used an old window and a piece of crazy quilt for an unusual framed Cross Stitch project.

CraftyPod
Sister Diane reviews Betz White’s new book, Sewing Green.

Crafty Princess Diaries
Become a professional crocheter with the help of an organization designed for those who are interested in make yarn craft a j-o-b.

About Family Crafts
Discover many creative projects all made using paper plates.

Cathie Filian
Cathie Filian is calling all Colorado crafters! Stop by the Colorado Women’s expo April 25th & 26th. She will be doing presentaions on both days – the topic is…Living Creatively by Re-Crafting and Recycling.

Craftside-A behind-the-scenes peek at a crafty world
Craftside is in full bloom with an inside look into the soon to be released: Collaborative Art Journals and Shared Visions in Mixed Media by L. K. Ludwig along with a full tutorial on stitching a bird cage on a card, a how-to for embroidering barbed wire, cleaning and cutting Acrylic and how to paint a checkerboard floor.

Blisstree Arts
Miriam Schaer makes books from materials that you would never think to use! Come see how she pushes the boundaries of bookmaking.

Alexa Westerfield a.k.a. Swelldesigner
Create a very cool, colorful accent wall on the cheap using scrapbook paper!

Crafty Blogger Links

Check out what is hot this week with me and the rest of the Crafty Blogger group!

About Family Crafts
Find a wide variety of egg related projects! Everything from creative easter egg coloring to cute agg crafts

Aileen’s Musings
Aileen’s offering freebie Spring images for you to download and use in your art. Happy Spring!

Alexa Westerfield a.k.a. Swelldesigner
Swelldesigner shows you how to make rainbow tie-dye rosettes!

Blisstree Arts
Unexpected results abound when you use this easy method to create background papers for your work.

Cathie Filian
Cathie Filian is having a spring fling with 11 different spring projects.

Craftside-A behind-the-scenes peek at a crafty world
Craftside’s got mixed-media art from Lisa Engelbrecht and an ATC by it, a free Amigurumi knit antler pattern, a couple of Art Nouveau jewelry designs with a how-to on making a wire ball bead and some pretty greeting cards with a tutorial on an Easter card made with stiffened fabric die cuts.

Crafty Princess Diaries
ArtFire Crafty Princess Shop is Live! Tammy is kicking the tires, testing the waters, and basically, trying to figure out what the deal is over at Artfire.com.

CraftyPod
Sister Diane offers lots of creative ways to use Sharpie Paint Markers.

Naughty Secretary Club
This week Jen explores using fabric to make jewelry.

Stefanie Girard’s Sweater Surgery
Martha Stewart’s New Encyclopedia of Crafts is my muse this week to create a Hoppin’ cute Easter Card

The Impatient Crafter
Madge shares her three pronged approach to success and a link to her CraftCast interview with Alison Lee.

Crafty Blogger Links

It’s that time again!! Time for Crafty blogger links! Sit back, relax, and enjoy some crafty creativity and inspiration!

About Family Crafts
Not only is recycling good for the environment, it can help save you money, and, with the projects I have gathered, you can find out how to recycle creatively!

Aileen’s Musings
Aileen’s getting in the Easter spirit with her quicky Easter card project.

Alexa Westerfield a.k.a. Swelldesigner
Alexa shares how to make glam graffiti earrings out of gift cards!

Blisstree
We’re crazy about books, and we’ve got lots of information to share!

Cathie Filian
Cathie Filian has a step-by-step guide for making boutonnieres – perfect for wedding and prom season and a super $$ saver.

Craftside-A behind-the-scenes peek at a crafty world
This week at Craftside there is an inside peek into the new book Sculpting Mythical Creatures with some Easter Bunnies thrown in for the season, a Mother of the Bride box project, a photo standup Easter Eggs decoration and an interview with Quilt Artist Robbi Joy Eklow author of Goddess of the Last Minute.

Crafty Princess Diaries
2 Fun New Jewelry Projects, Glue, and You – Tammy has two new jewelry projects that involve a little glue and a lot of fun.

CraftyPod
Sister Diane reviews the new Heather Ross book, Weekend Sewing.

Cross Stitch at About.com
Childhood memories influence the name of Connie’s new free pattern. It is a Dilly of a chart.

Naughty Secretary Club
Every Thursday in April Jen is revamping a project from her book The Naughty Secretary Club: The Working Girls Guide to Handmade Jewelry. First up fabric scrap and tape roll bangle bracelets.

Stefanie Girard’s Sweater Surgery
See how to make “For the Love of Flaming Hot Coffee Cozy”- Inspired by the Crafty Chica’s Guide to Artful Sewing

The Impatient Crafter
Check out this fab free mixed media collage jewelry project Madge created for Beadalon.

Crafty Blogger Links

This week we welcome Sister Diane of CraftyPod to our group! We look forward to her inspiring and innovative ideas! Now on with the show!!

The Impatient Crafter
Madge shares one final project from her new book Beyond the Bead! Plus she’s giving away a free copy of the book and a crystal stash!

Stefanie Girard’s Sweater Surgery
With inspiration from Cathi Milligan’s new book Mod Knots a soda bottle goes under the knife and becomes a mod cuff.

Naughty Secretary Club
Get felt up with Jen and her customized felt baby booties how-to.

CraftyPod
Learn how to turn an old paperback book into a cool picture frame.

Crafty Princess Diaries
Expose yourself….in a good way that is…Tammy tells her thoughts on the process of creative exposure.

Craftside-A behind-the-scenes peek at a crafty world
This week there is an Andy Warhol inspired scrapbook page and ATC’s, an interview with Lisa Kettell author of Altered Art Circus!, a super cute clay pot hedge hog how-to, and a link to two free bottle cap graphics.

Cathie Filian
Blythe and Barbie can now have their cake and eat it too! Cathie whips up some mini cakes and pies perfectly sized for fashion dolls with sponges and seed beads.

Cross Stitch at About.com
Would You Stitch With Scented Floss? Vote in the poll and be sure to read the comments and add your own.

About Family Crafts
Discover how you can create an entire fairy village using items from nature.

Aileen’s Musings
Check out which names won for Aileen’s Color Mist Sorbet Collection and help BREAK THE TIE by voting once more! An additional winner will be chosen once the tie is broken.

Alexa Westerfield a.k.a. Swelldesigner
Swelldesigner gives new life to a plain paper lantern with tissue paper!

Blisstree
Mixing two of Cyndi’s favorite things: fibers and books!

Crafty Blogger Links

Check out these fun and crafty links to get you inspired!

About Family Crafts
Find out how you can make your own cards, party invitations, favors bags, place cards, napkin rings, gift tags, and much more to help celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

Artful Aileen
Come help Aileen name her new Color Mists’ Sorbet Collection and earn a chance to win a free Sorbet set!

Alexa Westerfield a.k.a. Swelldesigner
Are you using Google Image Search to its fullest? Swelldesigner shows you how to find better images and information and save time while doing so!

Cathie Filian
Recycle your junk mail and old papers into beautiful handmade designs with Cathie’s easy tutorial.

Craftside-A behind-the-scenes peek at a crafty world
This week at Craftside there are 2 fun “J” ATC’s made with free downloadable graphics, tons of info about the June session at the Squam Art Workshops, a minijournal made from a recycled card, a cool creative exercise and some interesting quilting folklore.

Crafty Princess Diaries
Jewelry Validation! Nothing gives you validation, no matter what your craft of choice is, like having someone actually purchase one of your creations.

Cross Stitch at About.com
Guest writer Lori Fellows presents another fun and easy Cross Stitch project. Learn to make an Easy No-Sew Vase Cover using your choice of free patterns.

Layers Upon Layers
Cyndi shares the simple steps she’s used to create a collage with monoprinted papers

Naughty Secretary Club
Customized wearable cupcake toppers that look as good on your cupcake as they do around your neck!

Stefanie Girard’s Sweater Surgery
Stefanie folds up some cool envelopes with the help of Karen Elaine Thomas’ new book Origami Card Craft.

Crafty Blogger Links

The Impatient Crafter
Check out this video to kick off Craft Month at Crafty Nation. Madge shows you how to make a jaunty mixed media nautical pendant!

Stefanie Girard’s Sweater Surgery
Cell phone car chargers get revamped with help from Jennifer Perkins’ New Book-Naughty Secretary Club: The Working Girl’s Guide to Handmade Jewelry.

Naughty Secretary Club
Every Monday in March Jen is giving away a different craft book! Read the book reviews and then leave a comment for your chance to win titles like Sew Darn Cute, Plexi Class, Canvas Remix and more.

Cross Stitch at About.com
Connie has charted her favorite Irish Blessing for you to stitch and enjoy.

Crafty Princess Diaries
Exercise your brain by crafting. That’s right. According to a recent study, you can make your brain smarter by crafting.

Layers Upon Layers
This is “Book Arts month” on Layers Upon Layers!

Craftside-A behind-the-scenes peek at a crafty world
There are a couple of fabulous tutorials on how to sew a cuffed hem and a paper bead, wild photos from my night with the stars at Robert Vetica’s Book launch party for Good To Great Hair, an interview with Garth Johnson author of the upcoming 1000 Ideas for Creative Reuse and if you want to be a part of the book the deadline for submissions has been extended to March 13th!

Cathie Filian
Get poppy and modern with Cathie’s easy technique for making one-of-a-kind “Warholesque” art.

Alexa Westerfield a.k.a. Swelldesigner
Swelldesigner shares a childhood craft memory all about Scribbles Paint!

Aileen’s Musings
Make it a banner day and enter Aileen’s blog challenge and giveaway!

About Family Crafts
Discover how to make your own craft suppies.

Crafty Blogger Links

Want some inspiring ideas to get your week started on the right note? Check out some of these by some of the craftiest bloggers on the web!!

About Family Crafts
If you are planning a party for an upcoming birthday or other occasion you have to check out some of these creative resources!

Aileen’s Musings
Aileen’s looking quite regal in her faux metal crown! Check out her tutorial and make your own crown or two and join her in Queendom!

Alexa Westerfield a.k.a. Swelldesigner
Check out the cool pin-up shrine that Swelldesigner made with her Crafty Chica Love Shrine kit!

Cathie Filian

Cathie Filian has an easy idea to revamp $1 store candles with a little cha cha cha flair.

Craftside-A behind-the-scenes peek at a crafty world
Craftside has a how-to on using a doming cube from the new book The Jeweler’s Studio Handbook, handwriting ideas from Creative Paint Workshop, some wild “hand” art, and a “going green” ATC made with free downloadable art from Altered Art Circus.

Crafty Princess Diaries
Still trying to get your studio organized? Tammy is too! Maybe this resource she discovered will help you out!

Cross Stitch at About.com
A flock of free Fairy patterns have flitted in and landed at About.com Cross Stitch. Use the charts for frilly, flirty, fun projects.

Layers Upon Layers
Making monoprint background papers is an addictive activity…

Naughty Secretary Club
Jen delves into the world of paper crafts and plays Ms. Manners making personalized thank you cards.

Stefanie Girard’s Sweater Surgery
See how I made a recycled sweater cuff with a cross stitched reindeer from the cool reproduction of the 1929 book “The Sew-It Book”.

The Impatient Crafter
Madge shares another free fab project from her co-authored new book along with another prize giveaway!

Crafty Blogger Links

Special crafty blogger news!!! Our very own Margot Potter has a brand new book out for the crafty masses called Beyond the Bead: Making Jewelry With Unexpected Finds ! It is available here through Amazon.com!

Beyond the Bead by Margot Potter

Now onto this weeks show!!!

About Family Crafts
Find out how you can get your creatie ideas, tips, reviews, and photos published!

Aileen’s Musings
Aileen gives a magnetic twist to her paper towel background technique!

Alexa Westerfield a.k.a. Swelldesigner
Make sand heart Valentines or mix it up with a variation on the idea. Swelldesigner shows you how!

Cathie Filian
Baby slings are all the rage and can cost a fortune in retail stores. Cathie Filian has a simple pattern that only requires 2.5 yards of fabric.

Craftside-A behind-the-scenes peek at a crafty world
Craftside is sharing the love with free knitted and crocheted flower patterns from Margaret Hubert’s new book, Rejuvenated Jewels from the new book by the same name by Amy Hanna, a Valentine heart envelope how-to and an ATC from a box of Goldfish.

Crafty Princess Diaries
The Crafty Princess has caught up on a little Etsy work, which means more star charms and a few finished piece.

Cross Stitch at About.com
Do you ever find yourself in a stitching slump? Vote in the poll and read (and discuss in) the comments on Connie’s blog

Layers Upon Layers
Cyndi explores making small quilts from rusted fabric.

Naughty Secretary Club
This week Jen is wishing Abraham Lincoln a sparkly birthday with 10 tips on creating wearable glitter portraits from Hot Pink Pistol.

Stefanie Girard’s Sweater Surgery
The four letter words are flying this week with a fun altered glove project using Wrights Iron-ons.

The Impatient Crafter
Madge’s new book Beyond the Bead has hit the shelves! Check out this sneak peek free project and leave a comment to win a free copy and a special prize!

Until next time Swellions!!

Alexa

Friday Crafty Blogger Link Time

Aw man. I’m super tired right now, but have to keep truckin’ for tomorrow. Have yet to get everything packed for my trip to Louisville tomorrow night. Also have to finalize some party plans.

But that doesn’t stop me from posting some cool crafty blogger links. Enjoy!

About Family Crafts
If you are in search of creative costume ideas for 2, 3, 4, or more, you have come to the right place.

Aileen’s Musings
Looking for a new paper technique, Aileen has a colorful one using glossy photo paper and Color Mists. This technique works great as backgrounds for cards, collages and even scrapbook pages.

Cathie Filian
Check out the Halloween Videos from the Emmy Nominated television show, Witch Crafts, where Cathie and Steve, make some awesome Halloween Projects & party ideas.

Craftside-A behind-the-scenes peek at a crafty world
This week Craftside brings you a modern denim and plaid upcycled quilt block, 2 yummy recipes using sherry, Art Nouveau jewelry, off register screen printing designs and a call for entries for a new book- 1000 Ideas for Creative Reuse.

Crafty Princess
No more babies in your life to crochet or knit snuggly blankets for? No worries, the Crafty Princess has the low-down on a baby blanket contest as well as a non-profit group that makes blankets for babies in need.

Cross Stitch at About.com
This week, Connie has been spending a lot of time in the kitchen – no, not cooking. Dyeing fabric instead. Find out more about all the ways you can change the color of your fabrics.

Layers Upon Layers
Cyndi has gathered together her most popular tutorials on creating great background papers for your artwork.

Stefanie Girard’s Sweater Surgery
Check out a ring project inspired by Sherri Haab’s book Felt, Fabric, and Fiber Jewelry done Sweater Surgery style.

Swelldesigner
Alexa crafts up some swell cupcake pics/picks to remember Halloweens of yesteryear

The Crochet Dude
Drew has the perfect recipes for a Halloween party: Bloody Eyeballs and Maggots!

The Impatient Crafterâ„¢
Madge shares part one of her two part final project for Terrorific Tuesdays. It’s a Gothically delicious tale of friendship.

Until next time Swellions!

Alexa

Crafty Blogger Links!

Wanna get your weekend of inspiration started off with a bang? Check out these links from some awesome crafty bloggers to help you on your way!

About Family Crafts
Take a few moments and tell Sherri and all of her visitors what your favorite way to save money is when it comes to craft supplies.

Aileen’s Musings
Aileen has a colorful fiber necklace tutorial posted that would make a lovely gift idea, enjoy!

Cathie Filian
Cathie Filian has a tutorial on how to transform plain candles with a few stamping supplies. Great for holiday gift giving and decorating! From the Medieval Lights episode of Creative Juice.

Craftside – A behind-the-scenes peek at a crafty world
Peeking at you this week from Craftside are easy felted eyeballs, a dimensional surface technique tutorial, a creative inspiring exercise from the new book The Creative Entrepreneur and a paper and crystal necklace project from Jenn Mason’s latest and greatest book, Altered Paper Jewelry.

Crafty Princess Diaries
Are you thinking about stocking stuffers for you crafty friends yet? The Crafty Princess has a few ideas for you.

Cross Stitch at About.com
Do You Suffer from Pattern Paralysis? Find out what it is and learn ways to treat it. Be sure to read all the comments and add your own!

Layers Upon Layers
Cyndi has updated her ever-growing list of posts covering different methods to do image transfers.

Stefanie Girard’s Sweater Surgery
The “Eyes” have the vote with a super easy Eyeball Halloween Desktop Decoration.

The Crochet Dude
I Want My Mummy! Drew has a free Halloween treat bag crochet pattern that is super cute!

The Impatient Crafter
Margot shares next week’s Terrorific Tuesday Halloween Themed paper crafted jewelry project. Hooty the Halloween Hoot Owl!

The Swell and Spooky Life
Swelldesigner is giving away a super swell vintage-inspired pumpkin man box in honor of Terrorific Tuesdays!

I plan on making a personal mosaic of all my Terrorific Tuesday projects. Might try to get that up tonight, but not sure, so look back for that in the next couple days.

I hope all you Swellions out there have a super swell weekend!!!

Alexa