This Week On CraftStylish

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The first lovely Flower Power Challenge entry from CraftStylish member KylieB.
We love the gorgeous woven ribbon jewelry by Diane Gilleland.  Be sure to keep an eye out for her fab tutorial this week on CraftStylish.
The first lovely Flower Power Challenge entry from CraftStylish member KylieB.

The first lovely Flower Power Challenge entry from CraftStylish member KylieB.

Photo: KylieB

At last, indian summer! We are sitting pretty here at Craftstylish and it is about to get even prettier.  We just launched our second exciting challenge: Flower Power! The perfect opportunity for you to pull out the crafty stops and surround yourself with gorgeous DIY blooms. We are at the ready to serve you with pretty flower projects and spiffy-cool techniques so that you can go wild and make up your own to post in the challenge gallery and perhaps come out a prize winner.  Here's a tour of this week's blog-garden variety of exquisite how-tos:

  • The highlight of the week is the CraftStylish Flower Power Challenge: create a pretty flower in your own crafty style, post a picture to the challenge gallery and win yourself a cool prize!
  • This week Jeffery Rudell transforms trash into treasure. You'll never look at your recycled paper bin the same way once you see what Jeffery does with discarded scraps and bits of pulp.
  • Here's how you can make your bed into a heavenly bower: homemade linen waters! Jennifer Worick's dreamy post teaches you how to concoct a fragrant lavender spritz to spray onto your bedsheets. 
  • Keeping it zipped is about to get a whole lot easier with this nifty how-to by sewing expert, Shannon Dennis. in this part one of a two part series Shannon will guide you through a zipper tutorial that'll make you a master of closure in no time. 
  • Now that you are about to embroider a garden of flowers, you may want to get your embroidery floss into shape. Stitch goddess, Erika Kern will offer you her insider tricks and inspired tips to keep your floss at the ready.
  • Linda Permann's pom-pom tutorial is just in time for the craft high season. Add this DIY must-have-skill to your bag of tricks and you'll be embellishing to your heart's content.
  • Here is another awesome technique for you to add to your repertoire: inset pockets. Cal Patch combines her marvelous seam stitchery and expert guidance to let you create this greatest of garment features for yourself.
  • Headbands are all the rage and you are going to see them everywhere this season.  Make one for yourself or for all of your friends with Kayte Terry's crowning how-to. Heads will turn.
  • Make a fashion statement and a fabulous obi-style belt with Mary Ray's stunning tutorial. You are going to swoon when you see how Mary has mixed up traditional quilting techniques with cutting edge style.
  • Last month, Diane Gilleland knocked our socks off with her cardboard loom tutorial and this week she is shooting for the moon : How to Make Woven Ribbon Jewelry.  Really, what more can we say?  It is simply out of this world. 
  • School is back and if you're wondering how on earth to cover all of those textooks and maybe help your child a little socially you are going to be gratefully indebted to Jennifer Stern's embroidered book cover project. All at once, cool, fun, and protective--how often does that happen?
  • See the recent Buckminster Fuller exhibit from the eyes of a FIT fashion design student--how's that for a cultural experience?  Alex Sudalnik walks us through this amazing show, offering us his distinctly unique point of view. 
  • One of the biggest trends in crafting this season is DIY fabric and embellishment.  In her next post, Susan Beal gives us both: how to give your fabric sparkle.  We are forecasting some incredible holiday cocktail dresses this season.
  • If you are one of those early bird crafters, then you and Wendy Sloneker are in good company.  Her how to make fabric wings project is nicely positioned this season for those who want to get a jump start on Halloween and Christmas. 

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wildenfunky writes: A real funky little flower....love it!!
Posted: 10:06 am on September 17th
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