Four links for the week –
Emoji Science – how fun is this!
Stop by Play Crafts to play with the equilateral triangle designer
5 types of product photos to use when selling your handmade items
How to shorten zippers – a simple tutorial
Links this week for –
Three things to think about when you are interested in learning a new skill. It isn’t always just practice, practice!
And two how-to’s:
How to review a craft book – This is a good write up that will guide you if you are interested in reviewing craft books. Reviewing a craft book is different than reviewing a fiction book, you should be able to talk about the projects and mention anything you worked on while reading the book. People are always looking for new (even new to them) books so give it a try!
How to write a sewing tutorial – Along the same lines, you need good photos and well written instructions.
Rachel has fantastic tips for you on how to feel confident behind the camera. This is a great list for those of us that are sewing clothing and want to share pictures of us wearing those clothes! Heck, it’s a nice thing to read for when you are taking that next profile picture.
A lined pillow! It is beautiful and something that is worth learning to make for yourself.
Amanda has shared the measurements to make your own mini spiderweb quilt.
I am always up for a new (to me) quilt block. I love this one and I’ve already picked some fabric out for a pillow, nine of these will make a 24″ cushion.
Okay, even with all of the paper piecing that I have done – english paper piecing with hexagons and the many foundation paper piecing stars – I’ve never done the freezer paper piecing method! I love being able to save templates, thanks for sharing this Allison! Buy printable freezer paper so you can easily print templates!
What’s another quilt project! I really want to make a clamshell quilt and Latifah has two sizes she created patterns for in her crafty shop.
Welcome to another week of Found This week – fun links I’ve read or have been saving to share with you!
Hearts and arrows – just in time for Valentine’s day! But really, I love arrows. I’m designing an arrow pillow now.
If you are interested in sewing with suede and leather, you need to see Charise’s tips for sewing with it.
I love pincushions. This is a very easy hexagon pincushion tutorial over at Modern Handcraft.
I have long tried to keep a daily log book – just a sentence or two about what that day was about. I bought a five year one once – ha! I love this log book though, I already write notes in a moleskine journal, this would probably be easy. I’m thinking of a trip to the bookstore today to get another new journal. Or okay, I do have a stack of notebooks in my craft room to pick from.