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Rave about FaveCrafts.com
Project Ideas of the Week
Feature Interview with Kathy Cano-Murillo
Guest Interview with Joan Fee
The Final Few | Musings
Herban Living | Go Go Green
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Inspired at Home projects
can be found at FaveCrafts.com. We love to rave about Fave! This
is a site that is a center for all things crafting with
thousands of free craft projects from craft manufacturers,
designers and craft bloggers. Here are our project picks of
the week (Julianna is at QVC this week so you'll have to
wait until next week to find out her new picks!):
I love the Tulle Butterfly Applique by Linda Lindgren for Kreinik. This butterfly is absolutely beautiful using the Kreinik iron on threads over tulle. Gotta try it!>>Heidi
My project pick of the week is Paper Silhouettes from Katherine Peart. She has posted a great tutorial for making paper silhouettes of the kids and just in time for Mother's Day. Paper silhouettes are timeless and are truly a treasured gift! >>Tiffany
love this beautiful scarf project which I found on the
Ranger website created by Tim Holtz. By using clear
embossing ink and clear embossing powder on fabric, you can
create this beautiful scarf that looks just like batik! Want
a closer look? Here is the
enlarged version on the site. Fabulous! >>Heidi
Do you grow roses in your garden, then you need to harvest
those rose petals! I absolutely stumbled upon a
great recipe at ilovetocraft.com for
Rose Water. (I was thinking I was going to
ilovetocreate.com.) Making rose petal water is SO easy
and you can bottle it up for yourself or for gifts. Rose
water is used in cosmetic skin recipes and for the bath and
it smells divine! >>Candace
|My favorite project of the week comes from pattiewack.com. That's right -- a project from our creative friend Pattie Donham has caught my eye this week. It's called Cute as a Button but I think she should have named it BIG Button. She takes 3-1/2" to 5" wood discs and turns them into oversize buttons with decoupage prints and then sews them on to couch pillows. They are SOOOO cute! >>Tiff|
|This week's Herban Living feature focuses on home remedies. Lemons are not just for lemonade, although unsweetened lemonade is great for throat problems. Lemons are so good for you! They are very alkaline (and most of us have very acidic conditions in our bodies). Lemons are rich in vitamin C, potassium, Vitamin B-1 and flavonoids. A favorite home remedy of mine is using lemons when you feel you are starting to get a cold and a sore throat. Sip lemon juice (mixed with a little water or take it straight) or make a glass of warm unsweetened lemonade. Lemon soothes the throat and cuts through mucus. Lemons also aid digestion and strengthen resistance. You can apply undiluted lemon juice on wasp stings, canker sores and cold sores. >>Candace Read about more interesting home remedies! >>GO!|
|Our very own Green Doreen has given us the challenge this week of going green by buying local. This helps to boost your local economy through tax dollars and keeping your money coming back into your community. Did you know that local businesses donate more - 250% - 350% more -- to non-profits than large chains? Buying local is good for the planet. There are less fossil fuels used to transport goods. Buying local [produce] is good for you! Local food is fresher, tastes better and retains more nutrients! Buy local!|
I posed a question to our Inspired at Home Facebook group
this last week asking "What are the top two craft products
or tools you just can't live without?" The responses were
interesting . . . and certainly varied!
Dawn Heath: I can't list just two. How about ink & paper but then how do I create without adhesive?
Melissa Ackerman: My two tool choices would have to be my paper trimmer and my micro-tip scissors. Products would have to be Mod-Podge and patterned paper.
Janie Garris: My Sizzix stuff. I have the old red machine but retired it for the electronic express machine which is wonderful. Probably have a good 100 dies.
Pattie Donham Wilkinson: No fair! I have 40 bins of crafts supplies and I'm supposed to pick two??
Melanie Poole: Two craft products I can never live without are Aleene's Tack It Over and Over and Undu ... so I can undo the Tack-It-Over and Over:)
Tiff: My two picks would be cosmetic sponges for stenciling -- and wood skewers for holding stuff in place while I am using my -- hairdryer to speed up the drying process. Oops! I guess that's three.