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Submitted by Pam on Wed, 02/27/2013 - 21:12
Taking a break from playing with some of Marie's Woolly Something patterns and catching up in Google Reader! I found lots to share!! So grab a steamy mug of something yummy and join me for a little blog reading!
Just so you know, several readers sent me e-mails telling me they prefer seeing pictures in this series over just bare naked links - so I am returning to the "old format"!
So here we go! Some very cool posts indeed!
Shared with permission from Golden Lilly Crafts.
Christine Kemp (Golden Lilly Crafts) lives in Australia and recently discovered a sleeping dragon while exploring a beach near her home.
Wouldn't you love to stumble upon something this beautiful? Read more here!
Shared with permission from Creative Jewish Mom
Sara (Creative Jewish Mom) designed and made this robot costume for her son. Apparently in Israel children dress up at Purim much as we do at Halloween in America.
Pop over to her post to see how she did it! Brilliant!
Shared with permission from Fanie.ca
Fanie has just launched two very cool downloadable booklets designed to teach children how to draw. Castles and dragons! Funny faces, cartoon characters, cats, dogs and people! Visit this blog post on Fanie.ca to learn more.
I tested both booklets out on my "borrowed children" and they loved them! Antonio was all over the castle and the dragon! And with Fanie's step by step drawings - his results were awesome! I was quite surprised!
Any child in your life who loves to draw will love these booklets.
Shared with permission from This and That
Avital is still sharing incredible images from her trip to Italy last summer. You can view the whole set on Flickr or see them as a stunning video presentation. And of course, detailed posts about every spot she visited from Venice to Siena can be found on her blog This and That.
Be sure to check out this recent post of images taken while viewing an incredible miniature replica of ancient 1300 San Gimignano: Medieval Tuscany which is pictured above.
Anyone who is into art and craft (that is all of us right?) will find Avital's images of this miniature replica medieval village jaw dropping. The detail and workmanship are - well - sorry but I just can't find the perfect word - go over and decide for yourself!!
Shared with permission from The Crafty Quilter
I have discovered a new muse! A like minded blogger who is making it a goal this year to complete one Christmas project every month! The February project above happens to also include a beautifully written tutorial for that sweet ribbon wreath right in the center of the JOY! Which could also be attached to a card!
Julie Cafalu, (The Crafty Quilter), is also striving this year to complete one UFO a month! AND she is sharing excellent information about applique - check out the first post in the series here. If you are into quilting or embroidery - check out her blog!
Shared with permission from Mermaids Making
Take a little break from your part of the world and join Linda at Mermaids Making on a hike in the Welch countryside. She recently moved to Wales and is sharing the stunning beauty of her her new home.
Most of the time Linda shares her crafty adventures with her daughter - lil Mermaid; and you won't want to miss seeing the Christmas cards they made together this year! AND this very unique snowman! I am so making some of these!!!
Shared with permission from Bustle and Sew
Helen at Bustle and Sew Magazine and Bustle and Sew Blog has just released a very cool FREE downloadable mini book as a PDF file - "Thinking About Colour". I have my copy downloaded and you will definitely want your own copy too. Helen is incredibly generous in making this informative and visually beautiful book about how to make color work for you!
Another issue of Bustle and Sew Magazine is coming out soon! And as Easter is right around the corner, I am thinking there will be some lovely stitchery waiting in it's pages.
Shared with permission from Michele Made Me
Michele has just discovered that her young son is a quilt designer!
I just bet she will soon be stitching a quilt using one of his designs for his brand new bedroom! You will find a link to the easy peasy design program here on her blog - Michele Made me.
Shared with permission from Squashed Tomatoes
And the best for last! A Swedish snowman complete with skis no less! Just so you will leave me today with a smile on your face!