Archive for March, 2010

“We’re experiencing technical difficulties”…

Posted in Uncategorized on March 30, 2010 by Angie

Sometimes life just doesn’t happen as planned!  Due to computer issues, I’ve had to put my grand opening off for one week!  So sorry for the false start!  Rest assured, all will be up and running soon!  Please bear with us, and come back on Monday, April 5, 2010!

Details of our Grand Opening Giveaway will be listed this week, prior to the shop opening, so that there will be ample time for signing up for your chance to win a handmade rag doll and some other giveaways!

Thanks for your understanding!

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Spreading Link Love for The DIY Dish

Posted in Uncategorized on March 28, 2010 by Angie

I just found a great new video crafting show online at The DIY Dish. The following is a little preview of their work, and go to their site (linked in the previous sentence) for a chance at their  Janome sewing machine giveaway. They’re giving away TWO machines!  But, hurry!  Sign-Up ends Monday! Check out the girls in action:

What Inspires Me This Week?

Posted in Inspiration with tags , , , , , on March 26, 2010 by Angie

1) A Margot Potter exclusive blog for: ILoveToCreate Teen Crafts Trashionista Mixed Media Purse

2) Pretty much anything that Lucy has to serve up at the Attic 24 blog. Fabulous crochet work, and lovely pictures of Lucy’s domestic bliss…

3) Sweetopia web site gives tips on cookie baking/decoration including a great recipe for gluten-free, soy-free, dairy free cookies and a post showing you how to apply royal icing monograms to your frosted cookies…

4) Robbit Plushies from Vickie Howell, for ILoveToCreate…

What inspires you?

‘Grand Opening’

Posted in Uncategorized on March 24, 2010 by Angie

Our new Etsy shop will be opening on Monday March 29, 2010…come back Monday to sign up for chance to win a special grand-opening giveaway! Also, we will be previewing some of the new shop items. Please bookmark our blog and visit regularly for new craft ideas, tutorials, giveaways and shop previews!  We love new friends!

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Also, become a fan on our new Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Midwest-USA/stumptious-fiber-arts/113137585363827

New shop wares, and a giveaway!

Posted in Uncategorized on March 22, 2010 by Angie

Some new products for the Etsy shop are on the way, incorporating rich fabrics with a vintage feel.

Please come back in a couple of days in order to view the first of these items, and there may even be a sign-up for a little giveaway in store for my new visitors! Bookmark my blog and come back very soon!

Cookie Crafts

Posted in Food on March 22, 2010 by Angie

Alright, so this is a FIBER crafts blog, but today’s post is of a foodie variety?  It was a lovely, chilly Sunday today. Perfect cookie-baking weather. So, I couldn’t resist! I pulled out a favorite recipe…frosted sugar cookies. The glaze-style frosting sets up in minutes to allow handling. Though my recipe calls for almond extract for flavoring, you can substitute another favorite flavoring for taste or if you have nut allergies, you may also want to leave out the almond.

Generally, I make the glaze and then divide it up into smaller cups so that I can add food coloring for decoration. Recipe will frost about 3 dozen average-sized cookies. Hope you enjoy!

Welcome to my new home!

Posted in Uncategorized on March 18, 2010 by Angie

Greetings fellow crafters, old and new. I’ve made the leap from another blog service to WordPress, and hopefully my artist friends will take the time to come over here and continue to follow my creative escapades.

My first encounter with the World Wide Web happened years ago, basically right after the birth of ‘the beast’. Working as a graphic designer for over 20 years has kept my fingers on the old keyboard since I’ve been out of school.

Some things about the Internet have changed drastically, but I find that one of the constants is that we still enjoy reaching out to our fellow humans…even when it’s through ‘the box’. When I first began chatting online, many moons ago, we weren’t specifically blogging, but rather having conversation in an effort to simply get to know one another. But, with the advent of blogging, it seems that now we can share common hobbies, careers and interactive activities. And, sharing creative crafting with like-minded friends is a very rewarding interchange. We learn, we teach and we exchange inspiration. And what is more exciting than stepping outside our own little craft rooms to take a peek at what our friends in other towns, states and even countries are doing? It truly is a small world after all!