Monday, March 16, 2009

Whipup and mixtape do a dance #2

Whipup has a new feature category - they are the two posts that appear for a bit longer than usual in the mushroom box at the top of the page - you can check out all the feature archives here and they will also show up in your feeds too. Some recent features have included: this book review for bags and skirts by Korean designers; artist Yuken Teruya's beautiful toilet paper rolls; book review Knitting for good by craftivism guru Getsy Greer; How to spring clean your sewing machine by Weeks Ringle of Fun quilts; how to extend the life of kids clothes by Betz White; and the mixtape mashup - winners of the mixtape comp will be announced next week - thank you all for entering.

Anyway you all have been super creative - I am inspired just by looking: sugarless eggs pattern at popknits; photocuffs how-to at photojojo; sparks baby quilt tutorial by Alyssa; zakka pincushion; maths in quilting; child's artwork tote; plastic covered placemats; buttons; nifty book binding tutorial; make your own cleaning tools: loved the organza flowers: and the knitted fish pattern; and don't forget its march mending month at craftzine; this quilted bowl was beautiful; and the refashioned shirt dress was pretty special too.

[And an aside: My brother Jonathan is a fully fledged IT nerd - and thank goodness for that - he has been doing some background stuff for me on whipup. As a favour he has asked me to post about an online application he has developed - its in beta testing mode at the moment - to manage your finances online. Its a nifty program and I think its an excellent idea for individuals and small business owners to keep a handle on finances... My brother is looking for beta testers right now - and yes it is all free...] Find out more here - how to sign up.

And don't forget to tune in for the Weekend sewing blog tour by Heather Ross - Heather will be here 16 March for an illustrated sewing demo [oh uhm thats today].

So much to do - get craftin'

Thank you Nicole and happy crafting everyone!

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