Just a few craft links, plus some other random links for you today. Pictured above:
46 Ideas for DIY Jewelry You’ll Actually Want to Wear from Buzzfeed.
Lego Gift Boxes from Lines Across.
Kaleidocycle Folding Paper Toy from Mini Eco.
PomPom Bookmarks from Design Mom.
Snowflake Scallop Bunting from Bugs and Fishes.
Lattice Pie Mug Toppers from A Subtle Revelry (via Craft).
For those of you parents feeling like you are juggling too many things, read this article, laugh, and feel better about letting your kids play instead of teaching them Mandarin.
Quilt Market Wrap-Ups: Kathy Mack of Pink Chalk Fabrics has a nice trend report from market. I always feel like she has a good perspective on what’s happening in the industry. And of course, follow along with Kim and her gang of reporters over on True Up for tons of posts with photos. And check out this inspiring video made by Creative Bug. I particularly like what Kaffe Fassett says about beautiful fabrics having restorative powers. You can also see a peek of the Kokka booth with my Stamped fabric collection over at Made by Rae. All of my samples are traveling to Europe and unfortunately I didn’t get any photos before Market, but I’m making loads of stuff with this fabric and will show you more soon!
Here’s a post that’s had me thinking a lot lately: 10 Great Ways to be an Unhappy Mom. This post led me to discover Beth Berry’s blog, Revolution from Home, which I find real and refreshing. I particularly like this post. A reminder to take the time to slow down, focus our energy on what’s really important and remember not to compare ourselves to the perceived perfection that we see online (which does not exist, I can assure you).
So, I’m giving you a round-up of project tutorials, none of which I am going to make! Ha. But I’m going to finish my final round of book edits today, get some photos taken and make a trip to the grocery store. Success! And if you have the time and feel inspired, go make something from these tutorials. There are so many creative and inspiring projects out there, but maybe you need to go do something more important. Like feed the kids.
Reading Pillow from Melissa Mortenson.
Boatneck Tutorial from Dana of Made.
Sewing Round-up on How about Orange.
Easy Watercolor Portraits from Grow Creative.
And some Halloween ideas:
50 Halloween Crafts (from my previous round-up).
Halloween Craft Round-Up from Hello Lucky!
25 Projects from Better Homes & Gardens.
Plus a round-up of my crafts over the years. Here’s another round-up of candy corn crafts, and still another round-up of projects.
Halloween Onesie Tutorials from One Crafty Place.
QuiltCon Block Challenge, inspiration from The Modern Quilt Guild.
Cutie Bag Tutorial from Melody Miller on I Heart Linen.
Zippy Pouches, from The Craft Junky for Sew, Mama, Sew!
Wrapped PomPom Bracelet from State of Unique.
Flannel Baby Quilt from Cloud 9 Fabrics.
French Seams from CRAFT.
Origami Necklace from How about Orange.
Printable Lunch Notes from Skip to My Lou.
A-frame Tent from A Beautiful Mess.
Miss Lolly Dolly from Tea Wagon Tales.
Back-to-School Embroidery from Rebecca Ringquist for Etsy’s How-Tuesday.
Round-Up of Kids’ Crafts and Activities from Whip Up.
Hexie Quilted Placemats from Diane Gilliland for Spoonflower.
Felt Journal Cover from Wild Olive.
Back to School Craft Round-Up from Red Ted Art.
Brain-Boosting Smoothies from Babble.
Ruffle Blanket from Dana of MADE.
Popsicle Printables from Creature Comforts.
Puppy Ears Card from mmmcrafts.
Printable Sewing Cards from Handmade Charlotte.
Drawstring Bags from The Purl Bee.
Origami Butterflies from Craft and Creativity.
Seashell Tote from Country Living.
Summer Top Tutorial from A Little Gray.