Saturday, May 9, 2009

whip up round up MAY 09

Oops missed a week - sorry to those who have missed the weekly
newsletter - what with 9 year old slumber birthday parties, soccer
season beginning and school starting back for second term - I have
been rather snowed under with family stuff. But I do always find time
for whipping up something here at whipup.

During the past few weeks I have been putting together a series on
craft blog tips: better
craft blogging
: craft
blog etiquette
craft blog writing
: how
to build an audience for your craft blog
photography tips for your craft blog
and the latest in the series
is blog
essential blogging extras
and tutorial

You might notice a very slight difference in design here at whipup too
- we have widened the screen to allow bigger images and a slightly
more spacious appearance - putting the search bar up in the header
will also help those wanting to search the whipup archives for all our
past stories. Please tell me what you think?

Slightly knitting obsessed lately and have been featuring quite a few
patterns available in the blogosphere: I love the fog sweater -
such a great name too: Shalom yoke
is super cute: how
to design your own custom sweater
is going to come in handy:
felted knit
dog leash
is utterly adorable: I am sure you will agree that the truffle
is very stylish: mrs Darcy
is oh so adorable: did you know that 2009
is the year for natural fibres
?: love this chunky knit warm hat: the
helmet earmuffs
are so much fun - and sure to be essential wearing
in winter: Mr
was too too funny: I love woolly
's hat patterns: and did you see the
beard hat
?: knitted jam jar
: knit up some knickers:
and the nerdy bender dishcloth
and the perfect

For those more inclined toward crochet - we have some goodies for your
too: molly
: crochet orangutan
is amazing: hyperbolic
crochet patterns
: om shanti
yoga bag
hyperbolic dish cloth

And we have also covered quite a bit in the patchwork and quilting
area: Dear baby
quilt is amazing - with tutorials for each block:
mini quilt
: t-shirt
: sting quilt
paper piecing

For those who love sewing and fabric here are some great tutes for
you: stitch up a love bug
(great mothers day gift): design your own children's
: free
motion machine embroidery
: gorgeous flower
ruffle collar
to add a little pizazz to your outfit: scrubby
- perfect for bathtime: I love these refashioned
toddler pants
made from business shirt sleeves: fabric on
website: vintage
embroidery patterns
: lollychops
embroidery patterns
: more refashioning with a shirt to
blouse tutorial
: smocking
fabric corsage
(great mothers day gift): spring bag:
more spring with this lovely spring
: love the refashioned
t-shirt baby gown
: mendocino
summer frock

Book reviews have included some great books including: the boy
: it girl knits
- teen knitting: the new book from mason-dixon knitting - outside
the lines
: stash
buster quilts
was a pleasant surprise:

And paper lovers watch out: I love the hammered
nature prints
(great mothers day idea): kusudama
paper flowers
(another great mothers day idea).

Thanks for reading and happy crafting weekend!

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