Modern Mix by Jessica Levitt will teache you to confidently mix and match fabrics for a fresh, clean look.
A printed fabric is so eye-catching…and when it’s paired with the right solid, the result is brilliantly graphic. These contemporary projects show off the dynamic partnership of large-scale prints and vivid solids. Filled with fabulous ideas and information for how to integrate fabrics, this book is a must-have for your sewing library. Includes a chapter on quiltmaking basics.
Jessica Levitt has been sewing and quilting since the age of 12. Always thirsting for some new craft, she has taught herself countless quilting techniques as well as costuming, event design, and home decor. She is a designer for Windham Fabrics. Her degree in engineering from Duke University is now largely unused while she pursues fulfillment in more creative endeavors. Jessica lives and works in New Jersey with her husband and two children. She blogs at http://www.juicy-bits.typepad.com/.
For a chance to win a copy of Modern Mix, please leave a comment on this post by Monday, October 17th, 2011 midnight. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, October 19th. Although the giveaway is open to all, only with a U.S. address you can receive a print version of the book. If you live outside of U.S. and win this giveaway, you will receive a digital copy of the book (oh just as GOOD!).
Take a regular cardboard box (I’d decorate mine to match my room somehow) cut out a side view, place a piece of PET plastic as your window and you have a perfect box to store a pair of shoes – or… craft supplies! This is an Ikea Hack but we caught it over at Craftzine but you could use any box.
Soap dispenser from a tin can
Here’s a tutorial to make a tin can soap dispenser out of a tin can. Sibylle of Funkytime was inspired by the many mason jar soap dispensers, that are on the internet right now, and wanted to make something different. You’ll find the tutorial here.
The Learning Tower is an adjustable height multi-level platform step stool which allows children to participate in activities at counter height safely. With the innovative design of the Learning Tower from Little Partners, a child is able to stand at counter height without the risk of the tower tipping over, twisting or collapsing. What was once an unsafe, desired task of a two-year old- for example, washing dishes or making a pizza- now becomes a shared activity that allows the child to participate in adult happenings free from the risk of injury.
The folks at Little Partners are offering a Learning Tower to one lucky Living Crafts post commenter! To enter go over to Little Partners and check out the Learning Tower as well as their other products and pages of info. Then come back here and tell us something you learned about the Learning Tower or any other product (they have some great ones!), or about the mom who created the company and product. Deadline for leaving a comment to win: Friday, May 27th Midnight Pacific Time. Good luck!
And the Winner is…
||Submitted on 2011/05/27 at 11:48 am
I have had my eye on this product for a bit. I love that there is also an easel attachment with a chalkboard for the learning tower. Great use of space! Thank you for this giveaway.
A cool pictorial tutorial at the sunsetgurldesign blog you can follow to make your own leaf-impressed garden stone.
Can you think of other leaves or something other than leaves to use as an impression?