You all were busy this week-- lots of linkage!
First off, another Carnival of Green Crafts. My favorites this time were the costume corset made from a dress, and how to make those reed diffuser air fresheners. Will come in handy for the refills, anyway-- I'm going to be buying (gasp!) one shortly. But the reason I'm purchasing it is that it's for the fundraiser for the band I'm teaching, to help pay for our end-of-the-year competition trip. So at least it's for a good cause, right?
You can tell it's election season here in the States, and frankly, I can't wait until it's over. I'm so sick of political commercials that it makes me want to throw things at my tv. But I did appreciate these two lighter takes on it. First off, at Crafting a Green World, they compared how much money you'd have now by recycling the cans from $1000 worth of beer (or soda, if you prefer) and investing $1000 worth on some of the major stocks. (The beer wins by a lot.) But the reason I'm really linking this is because I was amused at the car built from the cans. And then Lindsay T outlined the reasons why sewing is a patriotic thing to do. Check out her campaign promise! Finally, something I can get behind!
Lots of fun at Whip Up this week. I thought this magazine stand shaped like a house was really cute. The crocheted car cozy amused me. And isn't this pincushion just too cute? Makes me feel a little better about the impending winter, because it's all the things I like about it!
Tutorials I liked: Paint chip notebooks and produce bags from vintage doilies, both linked at Recycled Crafts. Also, Sewtakeahike had a quick and easy fabric gift bag, just in time for the last couple months of the year, when it seems like the majority of my friends have their birthdays, plus Christmas coming up! And Craft Tutorials had this costume ring (inspired by, of all things, a troll!) that would be great for certain Halloween costumes.
Other things I liked: I want this purse pattern featured at Craft Apple. Oonaballoona had a link to this site called Weekend Designer, that tells you how to draft patterns for different clothes. It looks interesting-- I just hope my non-math-inclined brain can figure it out! (As I always tell people, as a musician I can count to four repeatedly like nobody's business.... anything beyond that can get tricky!) And at Because I Said Sew, she showed the cutest wedding cake topper ever.
Ok, that's it for me.... off to work. And then running some errands, and then off to JoAnn's to get muslin on sale. I'm hoping that I can finish the chevron blouse tonight, and if that's the case, I need to test out my next couple projects!