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    Link Love August Mission #1: Five Favorite Tutorials

    "No game in the world is as tidy and dramatically neat as baseball, with cause and effect, crime and punishment, motive and result, so cleanly defined."
    Paul Gallico

    a pattern drawn on an index card with color added digitally

    An altered piece of art in honor of our altered mission for August. This month our "link-love" mission follows a variety of themes that Diane and I developed in the hopes of spreading the word far and wide. It would be super-wonderful-delicious for more creative bloggers {that means Y-O-U} to get involved in the link-love campaign.

    Help celebrate your blogging buddies, celebrate the goodness that you treasure in blogs. Help creative blogs thrive.

    Today, the theme is tutorials. Share links to 5 favorite tutorials. 

    I adore sewing + photography tutorials best, because I know so little and do a lot of research. I don't use a lot of tutorials, so some of these are sort of detail-rich posts that inspire me to try something.

    1. Quilt-as-You-Go Log Cabins from Stitched in Color. This tutorial gave me the idea of building log cabins into a pillow, and although I don't plan to quilt as I go, I love the idea. I'm building pillows in orange fabrics.
    2. A Ticker-Tape Tutorial from Crazy Mom Quilts. This tutorial inspired me to try something similar, with random fabric patches that were allowed to fray at the edges.
    3. Daisy Janie shares how to create a basic repeat pattern on paper and the original method shared by Julia Rothman at Design Sponge.
    4. This is a link to MANY art and drawing tutorials by Marvin Bartel.
    5. How to Make Harry Potter Monopoly

    Themes for the rest of August?

    • August 9: Share links to 5 of the topics you most love to read or write about.
    • August 16: It's time to curate your own blog, by digging up the 5 most popular posts this year. Please exclude posts with giveaways/prizes. Find the posts with the most comments!
    • August 23: Share links to 5 favorite projects from blogs that you love. 

    Grab a retro pastel orange LINK LOVE badge and read the intro to the MISSION. 

    Diane of CraftyPod is co-hosting the link-love mission every Friday and you will find a spot to add your link to the round-up at CraftyPod

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    Reader Comments (4)

    First- your flowers turned out great! Loved these links...especially the repeating pattern one. Going to visit them all over the next few days:)

    07.26.2013 | Unregistered CommenterMolly Freibott

    Thanks for the links!!! Really enjoyed the Ticker Tape Quilt.. I did something similar years ago making a "chenille" pillow with fraying fabric. Thanks for following me on Bloglovin'... I wasn't even aware that could be done. I'm a bit technically challenged!

    08.2.2013 | Unregistered CommenterEmie

    Tammy, I think this is a great idea, which I just learned about on twitter. My problem of late is that I have less and less time for blogging/reading blogs. I am creating a lot more art than I used to, and my phone allows me to keep in touch mobilely. The screen is so small that blogging by phone is prohibitive.

    ALL that being said, I want to contribute to this project and I'm going to do my best to get everything together to make it happen.

    Thanks, as always, to you and Diane, for being creative conduits.

    08.6.2013 | Unregistered Commenterchris

    I did this.
    It was a Christmas Miracle.

    08.7.2013 | Unregistered CommenterChris

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