Monday, July 25, 2011

New blog button and some crafty links

Mary designed a new blog button for me. Isn't is cute?


I'm going to be hard at work updating my blog buttons/icons around all my networks. If you have my button on your page, feel free to switch to the new one with the new code, in my sidebar.

I also recently joined the BlogHer Publishing Network. BlogHer provides ads and networking opportunities for women bloggers, so you may notice a new rotating ad spot on my sidebar. I was on the waiting list to join for several months, so I'm excited to try it out. If interested, definitely chat with me about it in a few months, and I'm happy to let you know what I think. :)

And before I forget, do any of you watch The Bachelorette? My viewing party friends and I were in SHOCK when the special report came on. Thankfully, we were watching on slight delay with DVR, so got to skip the half-hour commentary on our nation's debt. I'll read about it tomorrow, when I'm not waiting to find out Constantine's feelings for Ashley.

Some crafty links . . .
Craftside- A behind-the-scenes peek at our crafty world
This week at Craftside there is a vintage pattern for a knit sweater, an interview with Kate Bingaman-Burt featured in the 365 book, a Steampunk ring from 1,000 Steampunk Creations, and news about a new graphic design, and call for entries. 

Carmi's Art/Life World
Carmi has a week of posts about the Chicago Craft and Hobby show. 

About Family Crafts
Bored kids? Browse through this craft kit guide, all listed by age, with your kids and let them pick out one or more that appeals to them!

Stefanie Girard's Sweater Surgery
How to make digital camo quilt block inspired by the book Dare to be Square Quilting. 

Crafty Princess Diaries
A storage cabinet seems to be the answer for storing all her craft club gear, but this isn't an easy decision for the Crafty Princess to make. 

Aileen's Musings
Aileen took the inchie challenge this week creating a 1 inch book, and shows you how you can make one too!

Connie Gee's Designs
Quilts are Connie's favorite subject to stitch and she's got a comfy one for you to stitch this week. 

Mixed Media Artist
Make an easy-peasy summer breezy hair tie from a strip of lace, a button, a jump ring, and an elastic band!

Eileen - The Artful Crafter
Who doesn't recycle cards and gift bags these days? This was a real simple recycling project. Look at the card Jackie gave Eileen for her birthday; and then how Jackie received it back on hers!


  1. The button is VERY cute! And let's hope the nation isn't still in crisis next Monday night! AHHH!!!


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