Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Cigarettes, Art and Inspired Links

 While visiting Bethlehem, PA last month I was so happy to spot this Art-o-mat machine.
Given the opportunity, I would happily fill such a dispenser with my own art.
 Refurbished cigarette machines are now dispensing art.
I love this idea.  We purchased two tokens at $5 each and had a tough time deciding which knob to pull.
 Sized exactly like an old pack of cigarettes, your art then appears.
 The first pack had this sweet painting.
 The second had this wire and beaded pin.
I was happy with both!

I also have some great links to share with you today.

Bears, Bunnies, and Birds!
Enjoy some cute amigurumi goodness with episode 8 of Crafty Princess Diaries Podcast.
Use these cute clothespins as place cards for the kids at Thanksgiving dinner or clip them to gift cards or a few photos of each child. After Thanksgiving, the kids can use them to post their artwork on a magnet board or refrigerator or just hold papers together.
The Happy Flappers Necklace with Fabric by Kelly Panacci features a new fabric line!
Cyndi starts a two-part series on how to make some beautiful pleated shibori silk ribbon flowers!
You’ve heard of sampler quilts and even a candy sampler, how about a Swarovski pearl sampler? Lisa was so taken with her sampler bead strand, she made it into a bracelet.
Pigment inks are the most common media for art stamping, but there are others. Eileen experiments with acrylic paint stamping as she starts designing her Christmas cards.
Cyndi made some really fun new double-wrapped bracelets using Offray ribbon. Come see how it’s done!