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Five for Friday: 5 ways to save a blah craft; 5 great links

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Five for Friday: 5 ways to save a blah craft; 5 great links

Hi friends, I've got a few tried-and-true craft rules that never fail me. If I'm trying out craft ideas and feeling a bit "blah" about the whole shebang, I'll often apply one of these rules to see if I can move through my mental block.
  1. Make it really BIG.
  2. Make it really small.
  3. Make a whole bunch. You know, like two dozen.
  4. Add more glitter. Lots more glitter.
As of yesterday, I have a fifth rule: Add a tassel. and-done It's so easy it's barely a craft (though the tassel did come from Fabricland, which in my mind makes it a legitimate craft supply). I needed to dress up a serviceable-but-plain leather clutch, and this was just the ticket. Five minutes and five dollars later: party handbag! Easy-peasy. And, as promised, a handful of crafty links for your weekend reading.
  1. A collection of downloadable craft tutorials from Maggie Makes. Lovely stuff there, and great gift ideas.
  2. Loft, a new yarn line from Brooklyn Tweed. I'll be looking for this in NYC next weekend.
  3. Karyn's embarking on an ambitious quilt project. I'm tempted...
  4. Speaking of temptation: the Vitamin D cardigan.
  5. This awesome bird video will give you chills. (Tenuous crafty link: how to patch a hole in the knee of your jeans.)
Have a great weekend!
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