This Week on CraftStylishcomments (4) September 21st, 2008
Ah, at last, the Autumnal Equinox, and CraftStylish warmly welcomes the fall this week with inspired holiday projects and exciting DIY techniques for you to add to your crafty bag of tricks. But, hold on, the summer isn't completely over yet; CraftStylish has one more week of blooms for our September challenge Flower Power. If you haven't yet entered your last rose of summer, there's still time for you to make a contribution to our garden: The challenge runs through September 30th. Check out this first-week-of-fall preview: It'll have you wondering, summer who?
- The week starts off with a sublime jewelry project by Jennifer Worick. Her dangling leaf-motif earring how-to is beautifully detailed and quick-to-make—the better to get these beauties to quickly adorn yourself.
- Shannon Dennis wraps up her terrific series this week with part three on zippers: working with the invisible. Shannon's trilogy makes this often elusive closure super-simple to master (and just in time for the holidays!).
- Hold that scrap! Are you looking for some flower power inspiration? Cal Patch will show you how to take an ordinary scrap of material and turn it into a blooming wonder.
- The little handmade doily bowl how-to by Linda Permann is the perfect frilly vessel to adorn any holiday table. Fill it with treats, your favorite treasures, or wrap it up and give it to someone special—they'll love it!
- This week, you can download a free embroidery pattern, and Erika Kern will show you not one, not two, but three different ways to make it!
- Put down that rake and pick up your knitting needles! Tina Hilton's pretty knitted leaves tutorial let's you wear a blaze of fall color in style.
- We love the sweet handmade felt needle case project by Kayte Terry. Keep your own sharps in style or make up a few of these bright holders to give to your favorite stitchers.
- Mary Ray is on a flower power roll! Here is yet another fabulous flower technique, this time making loops into petals and petals into blooms!
- Diane Gilleland's fringe flower gretting cards are the absolute bomb! Quick-to-make, lovely to give, and oh, so lovely to receive, these colorful paper blooms have the power to brighten up even the dreariest of days.
- Wait! Don't throw away that natty old sweater! Jennifer Stern's transformational post will show you how to breathe new life and awesome style into a run-down fave and place it back on your first-choice-to-wear list.
- Plus, Alex Sudalnik tips us off to hip knit looks for fall, Wendy Sloneker shows us how to spiff up a handmade bag with cool handles, and Susan Beal serves up a new and darling jewelry-making project, all right here on CraftStylish.