Aug 3, 2012

Oodles of Doodles News: Halloween Mood, Paper Piecings PDF's, Plastic Canvas, Felt Flowers, Moppe Drawers, Matchbook Album, Inka Gold, Felt Cat Figure, Photo Canvases, Stamping Gear!

Hello Fellow Doodlers!

Are you getting in the Halloween mood? If so, Heather's hand drawn primitive style witch and body on watercolor paper, painted with Pentel Water Colors using Aquash water brush may be the start of a mood alteration! She's got all the "linking" info on the Pentel products used in creating her project project.
A new twist on stamping! Inkadinkado introduces the STAMPING GEAR! Circle and Oval Wheels, plus a collection of Stamping Gear Cling Stamp Sets designed especially to maximiaze the design potential of the Stamping Gear!

"Picture Perfect" Photo Canvases! Literally Inspired searched online to find the most-in-line look that she wanted to achieve, and followed it about 80%. Her short 1-2-3... tutorial will explain the steps she took to creating her home's "beginning" stairway wall gallery decor!

Scrapbooks Etc. - Download a free printable patterns to make your card making, scrap pages, and projects bloom with pretty flower paper piecing! Including Related Links ... 1. Refresh your paper-piecing skills. 2. See nature-inspired paper piecing. 3. Get animal paper piecing.

Lucykate Crafts ... your first thought is "ahhhh-cute!" ...there's nothing more to say - other than, felt fabric figure! After browsing through some of this site's projects (and free patterns) it will have you buying felt fabric! It's definitely a place for me!

Viva Decor's INKA GOLD is a bees wax based metallic finish that's available in a range of colors, and since they are inter mixable you can create custom colors to suit any project.

Nathalie from An Ounce of Creativity, using a real matchbook cover, from where the "event" of photo's took place -a place you went to, converted it into this "oh so cute" project of memorable photos! She'll explain in her step-by-step tutorial how you can recreate one for yourself too! This is just a "too cute" of a project, especially for 'after' those wedding's as a thank you gift enclosure!

Moppe Drawers from Ikea! Moppe Multi-Drawer Tower ...  Nail Polish Storage ... Nova of A Cuppa and a Catch up has a great "project share" on her blog. Part of the Liberty Scrap Challenge, this gorgeous set of drawers had humble beginnings. Find out what she did to transform them – get the tutorial.

Sara at Hopes and Seams really loves making flowers, especially out of felt fabric. Although she knows that there are MILLIONS of tutorials for felt flowers out there (and makes a link available to a variety out there) her 'guidelines' tutorial for a blossom does really make a statement!

Plastic canvas lovers: heads up!! Cottage Mills is about to release artist-size sheets of plastic canvas! Their news release says,
After much anticipation the QuickCount Artist size (22 5/8” x 13 5/8”) plastic canvas is now in production and ready for sale. Available in soft or stiff sheets and perfect for larger plastic canvas projects, it will be sold in addition to its regular sized counterpart, and a variety of plastic canvas shapes. All of the products are made locally in Madison, Wisconsin. “Having the product manufactured locally is important to our company” states Jay Foght, President of Cottage Mills. “We strongly believe in creating the best product we can for our customers.”
In September 2010, Cottage Mills, LLC of Waunakee WI, acquired the QuickCount and Needloft™ brands from Uniek, also of Waunakee. “We continue to be excited about this opportunity” says Jay. “These tried and true brands are staples to their users. We are happy to have made the transition of these products into our current craft portfolio and are pleased to reintroduce them into the craft market.” In addition to the standard product offerings, the QuickCount products are also available in bulk quantities. Both the QuickCount and Needloft products are available through the company website, Cottage Mills a variety of web based retailers.

Stay In Touch ... "Illinois or bust" ... here we come!

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