I write a weekly Craft Column for a local paper. I share it here for bloggers or you can view online at www.northlakesmessenger.com.au
I could easily spend my entire day on the computer trying to keep up with all the latest craft stuff but I would never get any work done. I can justify the occasional hour or two browsing through blogs, all in the name of research. Here are a few of my latest finds.
http://brisstyle.blogspot.com/ this site is local. Brisstyle is a cooperative group of artists, crafters and artisans all living in Brisbane, who sell their wares on Etsy. This site will keep you up to date with all the artists’ latest products and news. Keep an eye open for their planned Christmas Market. If you like to support local talent this is a site for you.
http://scrapmatters.com/wordpress this site will link you with a heap more scrap booking blogs. There are quite a few ‘non related’ advertisements on the mother site. I find these a bit annoying especially if I’m on the home computer and they are chewing up my limited downloads. Once I moved onto the linked sites they appeared to diminish. Most of the sites I looked at had tutorials on traditional and digital scrap booking.
http://thriftycollageartist.blogspot.com/ this site is very user friendly. The author is a Mixed Media and Art Journal Artist. You will find quite a few tutorials and a daily freebie. At a quick glance the tutorials were easy to follow.
http://1ststeptosewingsuccess.blogspot.com/ the web address is correct, be careful to type in the right ‘s’. The author is a retired sewing instructor who states that her blog is to encourage sewing using common sense. Gotta love that. I enjoyed this site and saved it as favourite. I might need it.
www.yarntomato.com/crochetblogs this is a web ring of blogs that concentrate on crocheting. The linked blogs cover the whole gamut, from traditional through to the new wave of crocheting. If you enjoy crocheting pop over to have a look. I’m sure you will find some inspiration.
Photo courtesy of Lilly Cottage – Old Petrie Town.