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Quick & Easy Baby Art

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While my husband was out of town, I naturally had the sudden urge to do messy things with our year old son. I'd been planning to do some art for the downstairs bathroom, and I figured Pike was just the baby to help me. I slapped acrylic paint on a canvas that I'd gotten on sale ten to a pack. I like the messy, rough look for the paint, so I left it that way instead of smoothing it. Then I slapped Pike's little tootsies down on the canvas. He absolutely hated it, especially when it had to be cleaned off shortly after.  After a little dry time, I proceeded to the even easier part: finishing. I put double stick tape down the sides and across the bottom, measured and cut some ribbon, and stretched said ribbon all around the canvas. I tied it off into a bow at the top and tacked it to the wall with a thumb tack (yes, using a small nail would probably be more attractive).  VOILA! Done! Barely any effort, barely any time, and I now have a lovely piece of art hanging on the wall …

Manic Monday: Courtney of Wicked Karma Jewelry

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Courtney Harrlson of Wicked Karma JewelryShop | Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Tumblr

I don't really have a favorite.. but this is my most popular item. I love making different color combinations, my customers pick their own and I get new ones all the time that are so cool!

My cats inspire me.. =) I'm also inspired by movies, books, music and t.v. shows.. I love making "fan jewelry".

“Be who you are and say what you feel,
because those who mind don't matter,
and those who matter don't mind.”
― Dr. Seuss

Crafter Problems: Button Addiction

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crafting 365/6 - sorting buttons, originally uploaded by SallyFort.
I have a rather nice collection of buttons. So far, I think I've used three of them for actual crafting. And yet if the opportunity arose, I would totally buy more.

Wordless Wednesday

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Depeche Mode cross stitch, originally uploaded by vegkat..

Vintage Clearance Sale!

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In the interest of me getting some stuff cleared out of my house to make room for still more NEW stuff for you guys, I'm having a vintage clearance sale at Wilde Designs. Now through September 3, you will automatically get 15% of all vintage items at the shop, so get your favorite before it's gone!


P.S. If you want an even bigger discount, follow me on Twitter and look for the 50% off coupon code.

GLEE - "Time" Promo

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I am excite... so much so that I posted this to the wrong blog. But y'know what? You guys deserve it too :P

Manic Monday: The Artwork of Kevin Stinehart

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The Artwork of Kevin StinehartShop | Facebook | Site What is your favorite item in your shop? "Alces" is my favorite of my art pieces and it is what I personally have hanging in my living room. It is my favorite because of it's clean and unique design. It's also much kinder than killing an actual moose and mounting it on your wall and since it's made from reclaimed discarded wood it's even kind to trees Win-win :) What is most inspirational to you? My wife and my two-year-old daughter are what I'm most proud of and they inspire me daily. What is your favorite quote? "The harder you work, the luckier you get."
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Wordless Wednesday

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, originally uploaded by signifyingnot.

Manic Monday: Jenny P of The Cozy Project

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Jenny P of The Cozy ProjectShop | Blog | Twitter | Facebook

What is your favorite item in your shop?My Flower Cozy with 4 interchangeable flowers. I had this idea in my head for awhile and I was really excited when I figured it out!

What is most inspirational to you? Etsy.com I love having a shop and I am always impressed with others skills and talents. I love supporting handmade!
What is your favorite quote? "If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be." Maya Angelou
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