This Week On CraftStylish

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This week, Cathy of Cathy of California makes her CraftStylish debut with this stunning flower loom how-to.
Tote-ally Crafty Bag winner, Erin Brumfield guest blogs this week on CraftStylish, showing us how she made these fabulous flowers.
The Power of the Flower: Linda Permanns pretty crochet curtain tiebacks this week on CraftStylish.
This week, Cathy of Cathy of California makes her CraftStylish debut with this stunning flower loom how-to.

This week, Cathy of Cathy of California makes her CraftStylish debut with this stunning flower loom how-to.

Photo: Cathy of California

CraftStylish is bursting with blooms this last (official) week of summer. First, there are all of the amazing entries in our second site challenge, Flower Power. Take a tour of our gorgeous member-made gallery of blooms. Incredible, right? And the best part is: we're only halfway through! The challenge is set to run through Sept 30th, so there is still plenty of time for you to make a fabulous flower and plant it proudly in the CraftStylish garden. This week get ready for more power to the mighty flower, with guest blog posts by vintage crafter, Cathy of California (wait until you see her awesome flower looms!) and Erin Brumfield (one of the Tote-ally Crafty Bag challenge winners) will teach us how to make the crafty fabric flowers that made her winning tote so bloomin' great! Plus, more pretty projects, skill-sharpening tutorials and craft inspiration from the resident CraftStylish super-team.

  • Jennifer Worick shows us just how incredible shrink plastic can be with this to-die-for ring tutorial. This companion post to Jen's recent necklace project will have you crafting up jewelry sets for all of your lucky friends.
  • Shannon Dennis. follows up the sewing success of Zippers (part 1) with this second post designed to encourage the timid and support the intrepid by making the daunting installation of this little notion a piece of sewer's cake.
  • CraftStylish is the happy beneificary of Linda Permann's recent move. Now, we all get to try our hand at her fantastic home-decorating-with-crochet projects. If this week's awesome crochet flower curtain tiebacks are any indication of what's to come--we can't wait until she starts in on her kitchen.
  • Embroidery enthusiasts--you can take it with you! Follow the have-floss-will-travel wisdom of handstitcher,, Erika Kern , and you'll be whipping out stitches where ever you go.
  • Mary Ray gives some quilt-power to the petal with this especially darling flower project. So simple to make and yet this bloom packs a sensational punch when it comes to the art of embellishment.
  • Audubon alert: you are going to love, love, love Kayte Terry's Bird Flock mobile project. This wonderfully whimsical how-to makes a perfect present for a special someone, or a special present to make for yourself.
  • Are you only a spectator to the recent DIY sock rage? If it is because of those intimidating five pointed needle projects then it's Tina Hilton to the rescue! Tina will not only get you started, she'll pass on a trick or two that'll make it look like you started the sock craze.
  • Diane Gilleland dials us in on the joys of craft swapping. If you haven't heard about this cool-twist in the craft community, get ready: your craft-life is about to be changed.
  • Make your mark and embroider the back pocket of your favorite jeans with Jennifer Stern's easy how-to. Now you can make like Calvin, Marc, and True Religion and create a design signature that is all your own.
  • This week, FIT student, Alex Sudalnik takes us backstage for a behind the scenes look at Fashion Week's Duckie Brown show. If you've ever wondered what the runway looks from the other side of the curtain--here's your chance to find out.
  • If you are one of those crafters who is obssessed with stamping, then has Wendy Sloneker got something for you! Would you believe, how to carve your own? That's right. And if just thinking about the possibilities has you in a tizzy, wait until you see the how-to. We can't wait to see what you all come up with.
  • That's not all, this week you'll find more paper magic by Jeffery Rudell,inspired jewelry techniques from Susan Beal and super stitch wizardry from Cal Patch all right here on CraftStylish.
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craft_luv26 writes: I HAVE ONE OF THESE FLOWER LOOMS. IT WAS MY GRANDMOTHERS SHE HAD IT FOR SO LONG.I REMEMBER WHEN I WAS 6 YRS OLD AND SHE WOULD SIT DOWN IN HER LIVING ROOM AND MAKE THESE FLOWERS AND WHEN SHE GOT ABOUT 3 DZ. MADE SHE WOULD START PUTTING THEM TOGETHER AND MAKE PILLOWS FROM THEM AND MY AUNT GOT A THROW THAT SHE HAD MADE. NOW I HAVE IT AND I HAVE USED IT SOME. IT WILL ALWAYS BE A SPECIAL ITEM FOR ME.
Posted: 5:06 pm on January 17th
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