Sunday, January 09, 2011

Mother Nature's Collage

On Friday I took this picture of the pumpkin we left for the wildlife in our backyard. It seems a shame to throw out pumpkins after Halloween, so this year we chopped them up and put them in the vegetable patch. I figured the squirrels would have grabbed all the seeds. But here was one half of one of the pumpkins, seeds intact and frozen at this point. I was surprised at the green I still found in the garden. Later this week I'll photograph it again. We have so much snow right now that I don't think I could find it.

About Family Crafts
Play along with this week's make-it-over craft challenge by submitting craft projects made using bowls.

Aileen's Musings
Find out what an Artist Trading Block is and sign up for a Valentine swap with Aileen!

Carmi's Art/Life World
Carmi uses a new punch to create these cute word sentiments.

Craftside-A behind-the-scenes peek at a crafty world
This week at Craftside there is a chance to win a 26 pack of Gutermann thread and a copy of 1,000 Clever Sewing Shortcuts and Tips, a free Valentine cherub shooting hearts graphic download, a link to a free "How to Draw" app for the iPad, tips on painting shadows and some apple recipes.

Crafty Princess Diaries
Tammy's new jewelry making book is totally official now, finally!

Eileen - The Artful Crafter
Jewelry closeout items at deep discount and a few things from your stash can make wonderful jewelry on the cheap. Check out Eileen’s Serenity Bracelet.

Margot Potter The Impatient Crafter
Never get burned by a glue gun again! Check out this FABULOUS Hot Glue Gun Helpers from Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza!

Mixed Media Artist
Have you ever wanted to try combining collage with quilting?

Stefanie Girard's Sweater Surgery
Book Review-The Knitter's Guide to Hand-dyed and Variegated Yarn