Here’s what The Crafty Bloggers have been up to this week. . .
Get your groove on with Aileen’s tie-dyed deli paper background technique. While your’re at it, download her freebie fractal backgrounds!
Alexa Westerfield aka Swelldesigner
How do you brand yourself and your business? Alexa shares how she brands herself and offers some helpful marketing and graphic design ideas to help you build yours!
Many of Cyndi’s favorite Photoshop tricks!
Forget about “gone fishing” signs and “golf anyone” trinket boxes. Grab some fabric paints, freezer paper, iron-ons and get creative making one-of-a-kind fashions for your pop, pal or hubby.
Craftside-A behind-the-scenes peek at a crafty world
Craftside has the first in a how-to video series, Look, Learn & Create, with this week’s guest Christi Friesen, author of Polymer Clay and Mixed-Media Together at Last. Also, some inspiration and tips for working in series, wordless journaling and a free deer stencil from the new book The Art of Paper Cutting, with a how-to for a pattern slider card.
Crafty Princess Diaries
Tammy shows off an oldie but goodie, her old Kenmore sewing machine.
Cross Stitch at About.com
Connie’s Grandmother was a quilter and Connie’s created a special chart to memorialize her. Stitch it up for the quilter in your life.
Naughty Secretary Club
Inspired by Marty Stevens-Heebner’s new book Altered Shoes, Jen gives a pair of white cotton Mary Janes a full makeover.
Stefanie Girard’s Sweater Surgery
Stefanie’s cross stitched up the 7 deadly sins in Latin with a scissor accent and gives you the pattern so you can make it too!
The Crochet Dude
Drew talks about what could be better than a crochet cruise to the Caribbean!
The Impatient Crafter
Madge is giving away a melange of beads from her Bead Board of Wonders and shares a fun mixed media project!
Create earth-friendly vases out of re-used mason jars & twine. This one’s for both knitters and crafters alike!