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Emily’s Dress with roses

I love it when readers share the things they make using my fabric rose tutorial.  I recently received a note from 17-year-old Emily in the U.K. thanking me for the tutorial which she used to make a dress for her textiles class.  She shared photos with me and graciously gave permission to share on my blog. She was designing her
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Turning Japanese, I really think so

I’ll get to the Japenese sewing in a bit, but let me start at the beginning… It all started with Martha Stewert and the guy cooking the Japanese hot pots.  Then, by chance, I found that Japanese Hot Pots cookbook in the library so I used it to make the yummiest beef sukiyaki I’ve ever had.  (Which I had to
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Costuming Alice

Since I haven’t seen the other crafty sites talking about this, I’ll fill you in. Costume designer Colleen Atwood talks about the costuming for Alice in Wonderland which comes out this Friday, March 5th. And here’s another bit of Tim Burton trivia for you.  He has already teamed up to direct the movie version of this book which just came
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A list of 11 rose making tutorials

Today I’ve decided to share a list of 11 different tutorials for making and crafting roses from various materials.  Read on to see links and photos off all the lovely roses you can make…

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Being original on Etsy

Whether you have an Etsy shop or dream of having one someday, perhaps you should check out Gary’s fine jewelry and Stuff on Etsy to see how things should (or shouldn’t) be done.  He gets the most points for originality on Etsy, that’s fer sure. He seems pretty touchy about his images so I won’t post any here.  (I don’t
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The Allure of Babies

I’m going WAY off topic today, because I haven’t made anything new in a while, and I have no photos to share of the studio remodel. The video below is a trailer for a documentary called “Babies” which comes out in April 2010. I’m fascinated by the concept and the cinematography of this movie. I think it’s more about anthropology
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Flickr gallery of whimsical wearables

I like to peruse through Flickr photos for inspiration.  There are so many talented people out there sharing their creations. Today I created a Flickr gallery with 18 different wearable items that are whimsical.  For some reason, the pinks, aquas and greens have been capturing my attention lately. I can’t figure out how to put the thumbnails here, so I’ll
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Vintage kitsch for $20

My mom gave me a $20 bill for my birthday.  How old fashioned is that? So to honor the old fashioned, here’s how I spent it… One of my favorite thrift stores had some new hand-embroidered linens on consignment from a woman who moved to assisted living and sold off her collection of stuff she’d made.  Most of the linens
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Virtual trip to Ginger Blossom – part 3

[singlepic id=392 float=right] This is part 3 of my photo journey to Ginger Blossom world bazaar.  Check out part 1 and part 2 if you haven’t already.

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Virtual trip to Ginger Blossom – part 2

Continuing our photo saga of the amazing Ginger Blossom shop, here are some scenes from outside and inside this incredible world bazaar on the farm. As we drove up to the big anniversary sale, there were many more cars than usual… [singlepic id=375  float=center] This is the main barn full of furniture and home decor on the upper level.  There
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