link luv roundup

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

i'm starting to get the feeling that scary feeling that summer is almost over.......

i love the simpleness of this print. (via oh, hello friend)

hurry over to the etsy blog "the storque" for your free copy of the smocked sundress from one of my fave books "weekend sewing" by heather ross.

i can't wait to get my hands on something wooden to give this a shot!

refashion a dish towel into this handy kids art apron.

isn't this smocking gorgeous? so fun & retro!!!

these would be perfect for any baby shower or new mom.

i luv anything betz white does but these little felted balls just brightened up my day! so cheerful! while you're over there make sure to check out her new fabric line - i seriously drool over my entire keyboard every time i see it.

i am planning on crocheting up some of these lovelies to brighten up my place with some hawaiian color.

i really need to work on my quilting skills, one day i will, i will, i will attempt to accomplish these....emphasis on the "attempt"......a newbie sewer can dream right? get the how to for each of these blocks here, here and here.

this refashion over on "thimbly things" is to die for! seriously, i can't get over the before & after! love it!

i'm drooling (yep, i've been drooling a lot these days) over the prints in this lovely, fresh summer quilt. (via sew, mamma, sew!)

i want these pillows from sfgirlbybay's favorite things post over on decor8!

i would like to try having a go at this cute dress, what fabric would you guys make it in?

make it and love it has a super sized refashion on how to turn two shirts into an adorable leggings/skirt combo! fabulous!

yummy! peach cupcakes with brown sugar frosting! oh smitten kitchen how i adore you!

i think this belt is pretty much fabulous! get the how to here. (via one pretty thing)

things i'm luving this week:

- so friggin' excited this album is coming out!!!!!
- wonderful, wonderful, wool skirt refashion perfect for the fall over on the sewing dork.
- check out another great diy from "censational girl" on how to make your own cement candle holders!
- turn a hippie skirt into a hippie shirt over on "stop staring and start sewing".
- find a new and inexpensive way to hang painted plates by "the shabby chic cottage".
- i am definitely giving this a whirl! another great xmas gift to add to the list - gorgeous handmade embroidered sachets! find the tute here! (via craft gossip)
- make sure to pop by the new flickr group "crocheted interiors" for some fun inspiration.
- have you signed up for the newest round of "craft hope" yet? it's sock monkey making time and it's all for a good cause!
- have any of you been using the site "freecycle" yet? how do you like it? good or bad experiences?
- in the mood for some craft swaps? head over to "made by petchy" for a bag swap or to "my mamma made it" for a little giving and receiving.
- get making your own ruffly, tank top refashion with this great tute and then make this comfy skirt for your little one in 20 minutes!
- i'm entering this giveaway.

what are you drooling over this week?


  1. Wow, that before and after with that gorgeous skirt as the end result is incredible!

  2. great links as always ;) i love that belt! off to check out the rest!

  3. There are too many good things this week to comment on them all. I LOVE the wooden plate art! I have two chairs that I ruined while painting our bedroom that I'm thinking would look awesome with something like that on the seat of the chair.

    I've been using freecycle for awhile, my man signed up for it over a year ago but never used it. So I got on the two local groups in my area. I've given away a few things that I knew our Goodwill wouldn't take, I've noticed alot of stuff cross-posted to the free section on craigslist as well. I've gotten plenty of things from responding to people's offered items but not alot from things I posted as wanted. I did get a few free plants for my garden and a free baby gate for my crawlers. Most people give items to the first responder though so if you don't answer them soon after they are posted things are usually already gone! I'd still recommend giving it a shot, it's nice to give stuff away that I would have taken to Goodwill anyways.

  4. Thanks so much for the link! Those skirts are such a breeze to make, and our girls LIVED in skirts all the time, so it's a natural at our house. Glad you liked!

  5. You just made my day. I didn't know Swell Season had a new album coming out....those new songs on NPR gave me goosebumps. October can't come soon enough :)

  6. Ashley - Glad you liked them!

    Misha - Thanks so much for your feedback on Freecycle. You never know if those things are a good thing/bad thing. I appreciate you commenting on it :)

    Deborah - I can't wait to make one! My little one loves skirts as well.

    N. Cook - I know! I'm so excited too! I love the new songs on NPR and couldn't resist linking to them!

  7. Thanks for the links! Always good stuff here!!

    I haven't tried freecycle, but I don't think it's very big in my area. 'course, I haven't checked in about a year. Going to check it out now!!

  8. Wow! There are so many pretty things to check out. I love the print, and the kid's art apron is genius. I love the pillows, and of course the cupcakes :).

  9. I'm drooling over your blog and how amazing it is! You have so many resources to share, and I always love exploring the links that equal awesome.
    I'm drooling over the alone time I've had all night.
    I'm drooling over the potential circus themed awmb-must-wear-a-tutu event that's happening on Friday.
    I'm drooling over the weekend to finally come already!

  10. I love link round ups! Thanks for this great list :)

  11. I've been using FreeCycle for almost a year now... love it! Sometimes people put stuff on there that's one step from the garbage dump, but there's definitely some gems. Worth signing up for!

  12. Thanks ladies! Link luv is fun - glad you guys enjoyed it this week!

    debra - cupcakes are dangerous, but i just can't resist them :)
    awmb - hope your weekend went ok and you survived the tutu even on friday.
    regina - you're welcome!
    chelsea - thanks for the tip! it's great to know.


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