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october roost tribe recap

October 30, 2013

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hi friends! today i’m excited to share this month’s recap of the roost tribe, which gives you a sneak peek of what october brought to the roost tribe. the good news is, it’s not too late to get all of october’s content! i’ll be sending out an october recap on saturday, november 2nd to the roost tribe with all of the content in it from october so no one will have missed anything, regardless of when you might have joined during this month.

that means, that if you join before saturday, november 2nd you’ll still get all of octber’s content + november’s content as well- that’s two months for the price of one!

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a set of printable woodland masks (adult and child sizes included!).

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a set of autumn harvest illustrations (both .png and .eps versions).

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when leaves fall pattern collection inspired by the first day of fall and the changing colors of the leaves.

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an adobe illustrator tutorial on how to begin working with the the pen tool (part 1 of 3).

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a delicious fall recipe for peanut pumpkin mole (it’s vegan & gluten free!).

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an inspirational set of desktop & smartphone backgrounds.

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a list of favorite & useful links and resources from around the web.

plus more! tribe members also participated in this month’s book club reading, roost tribe challenge and more. being a member is tons of fun and we would love to have you join the family!

join the roost tribe! >> goinghometoroost.com

want to learn more? head on over to read this post or check out the FAQs.

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lettering love

September 11, 2012

lettering love

i’m just about as obsessed with hand lettering as a person can be, so i’m particularly excited about besotted brand’s upcoming week of lettering love. all week, miss b. will be posting about the pens she’s been using, books, resources, lettering artists, favorite calligraphy/hand lettering fonts and even some downloads!  you can check it out right here and be sure to follow along this week!

speaking of lettering love, here are some of my favorite sites and sources for hand lettering:

tutorials & e-courses:

chalkboard tutorial
learn modern calligraphy
modern calligraphy photoshop brushes
create fake calligraphy


lisa congdon
i still love you
mary kate mcdevitt
365 days of hand lettering

pinterest boards:

hand lettering calligraphy
my hand lettering board
hand lettering by laurel goodroe

do you have something to add? share it with us in the comments section and i’ll keep this resource list updated!

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braids are all the rage but unfortunately for me, my fingers haven’t gotten the memo. they still feel as backwards as the day they were born, but i’m going to take natalie’s advice and just keep practicing! here to help all my other backward-fingered-friends is natalie borton, with her latest braids of glory series.

you’ll find videos for both the braided bangs and the double braid, both of which walk you through doing the braid yourself.  be sure to also follow this series, as more braid tutorials are still to come! (pssst.. make sure to glance around natalie’s beautiful blog while you’re there, especially her posts on confidence, healthy eating and intentional living.)

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national craft month

happy friday, friends! so sorry for the late post, had some things come up this morning that i had to take care of. but don’t fret, i saved the best post for last! :)

thank you to everyone who submitted your beautiful work to me this week! it was really hard to pick only 10, but here are just a few of the items (all handmade by you!) that were submitted this week. all of them are either linked to a tutorial or are available for purchase, so i hope you enjoy clicking around a bit!

1. ikea chair makeover before and after by jamie and carmen of city chic country mouse
2. chenille baby blanket by danielle
3. sock monkey by natalie of fly a kite
4. ball jar penant lights by jacque of the diy village
5. upholstered headboard by jenna of jenna lou
6. climbing rose quilt by maxine of a stitch in time (that’s my mom!)
7. billy ball flowers by carmen of life blessons
8. upcycled book sculpture by donaville of discover paper
9. lil’ gal salvaged wool skirts by ami of 2 market 2
10. diy button badges by jamie of a pair of pears

new to our national craft month project? you can read all about it here!

GET YOUR CAMERA OUT! next week you have the opportunity to submit a photo (& link) to a favorite handmade item that you own! either a gift from someone else or something you’ve bought. details to come on monday!

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the mom’s blog!

May 6, 2011

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speaking of quilting moms, is my mom. you’ve met her before, but just recently she started her very own blog! i think you’ll enjoy it.

a stitch in time is all about nurturing creativity and inspiration. she posts diy tutorials, videos, free patterns, reviews books and more! you can learn how to tie a quilter’s knot, meet her backyard chickens (some of them used to be mine!) and even see her beautiful pincushion collection. my all time favorite diy that she’s shared was this tutorial on how to cover furniture with fabric (like the stepping stool above). not to be biased, but i think my mom is pretty awesome. you can visit her new etsy shop, facebook fan page and even follow her on twitter. you go, mom. i love you!

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The Happy Holidays Guide to DIY
seeing that we are all in the full swing of christmas, the happy holidays guide to diy couldn’t come at a better time! brittni from papernstitch has compiled a beautiful diy guide with step by step tutorials for over 8 easy holiday projects, and they are all to die for!

The Happy Holidays Guide to DIY
these projects are never-before-seen originals that will get your creative juices flowing and inspire you to get crafty this christmas.  with beautiful gift wrapping ideas, ornament tutorials and some great last minute gift ideas, i couldn’t be more excited to share this with you!

The Happy Holidays Guide to DIY
The Happy Holidays Guide to DIY
click here to get your free copy!

i wish you all a wonderful weekend, as i’m sure we will all be busy bees tying up loose ends before christmas!  i’ll see you back here on monday, love to you!

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nonpareil magazine

May 4, 2010

Posted by in handmade

nonpareil magazine

{pictured above :: scented soap cubes, invitation wraps, bath salts, cookie envelopes, signs for mini soaps}

are you ready for some eye candy?  if not, make sure to prepare yourself!  nonpareil magazine is the result of a beautiful collaboration between maddy hague of the inspired bride and kristen magee of paper crave. nonpareil is an online magazine focusing on weddings and special occasions, with a passion for projects and do it yourself tutorials. each magazine (there are three published already!) features page after page of beautiful inspirations.  these innovative ideas, clever projects and stunning tutorials will leave you inspired and your guests in awe.  most of their diy projects can be used for any number of occasions (not just for weddings)-and with a page dedicated to downloads, you’ll find plenty to keep you busy!

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please welcome the fabric shopper to going home to roost!  if you’re a fabric addict like i am- the fabric shopper is a dream come true!  the wonderful rosie searches for amazing fabrics- and brings them to you (when she’s not sewing or grandbaby hugging that is)!  along with loads of eye candy, rosie gives you access to tutorials, patterns, pattern reviews and books to inspire you.  a go-to sight for anyone needing inspiration or the latest fabric find!

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