Sunday, March 14, 2010

Linky Love, the First of 2010

Want to know what has inspired me lately? There are far too many different people, projects, articles, and art to mention, but here's a (small) sampling of my recent favorites:

First, Kate of Marmalade Moon has reviewed books on creativity AND she's giving away one of my sterling silver bookmarks! Head on over to her blog, read her book reviews, and leave a comment to enter to win.

I am participating in String-a-Long 2010, hosted by Mousey Brown's House and Rattling On... Here's one I have already completed. These string bags work up super fast and easy, so I am making a whole bunch.

Mandy's illustration, Yellow Iron with Steam, is winning me over (even though I don't iron)

I am loving anything and everything Made by Joel

We are planning to craft a large flock of these Spring Birds

I'm brimming with ideas from the e-book 52 Weeks of Blogging Your Passion

Happy to have found 3 great ways to spend MORE money

Drooling over this recipe, from Staten Eats

The graphic artist in me has a crush on these Daily Drop Caps. I might just have to decide on a fav to use on my blog.

I'm excited to suggest Green Fundraising with Let's Go Green at the next school parents' meeting.

Jane's family (of Jane Was Here) has received roughly 720 cards, and counting. AMAZING!

...aaaaand last but not least, I had fun making a few of these Swat Team Kitties for my nephew Nicholas and another little friend, Elizabeth (happy birthday to you both!) . I hadn't knit or crocheted any new friends since the holiday projects and birthday gift. It was a much-needed break but it's good to be back at it. The girls have noticed a lack of new stuffed cuties, too, and they're putting the pressure on now. Stay tuned for more...

There's so much out there to be found on the web. I wonder what I'll stumble upon next? What will prompt me to start along a new creative path, try a new ingredient, or rethink how something is done? I promise I won't hoard all the good ideas.


  1. I love your new banner (sorry if it's not that new--I've been really bad with blog reading lately!) and was happy to see your work in the contest at Kate's blog. Of course I've entered and am crossing my fingers. :)

  2. thanks for the link-y love; we must be on the same wavelength, i just linked to you too in my new 'etsy awesomeness' list, xoxo

  3. Thanks for the links. I will have to check them out. And I entered Kate's generous giveaway! Keeping my fingers crossed!

  4. I too am in love with Mandy's yellow iron print so much so that I just shared a photo of it hanging on my kitchen wall on my most recent post! : ) Love that! Your bag is so great, I am loving the yellow! xo

  5. Great bag - love the yarn, its the first I've seen that changes colour! Thanks for the links - I love the 3 things to spend more money on - interesting to think about in no spend month! PS have done that tutorial for you today - let me know if I need to explain any of it! :D

  6. oh my. i think all of these might be new to me blogs! oh dear....
    Which Name?