The first week of April is always eventful around here. Neil and I have an April Fool’s Day wedding anniversary (our 18th this year) and Eamonn has an April 4th birthday (his 10th). This year bookend the week with Easter and our Niece’s Christening, and, well, that’s a whole lot of family celebrating right there. It’s been fun, but I do predict that I may collapse into a useless, introverted heap come Monday.
Don’t expect too much of a post from me then 🙂
On with the images and links!
The mosaic below represents other people’s pictures that spoke to me this week. Be sure to click on the titles below the mosaic, if you want to know more about the image or the photographer behind it.
The are the past week’s top four most-pinned Polka Dot Cottage posts. If you missed them the first time, feel free to explore them here or on pinterest.
- Strawberry Lemonade Smoothies 2.0 (original link | pinterest)
- Handmades (original link | pinterest)
- The Onset of Winter (original link | pinterest)
- Bandana Day (original link | pinterest)
I spend an hour or so every morning, Monday through Thursday, sharing my favorite crafty links on Sulia. And then I repeat them here on Fridays, in case you missed them.
- I love the Lotta Jansdotter aesthetic. The current Sweet Paul Magazine features a nice spread on her latest collection
- Neon is back, and it’s actually pretty nice in small doses, like with these Purl Bee bags
- Sew a Simple Homemade wetbag for upcoming beach and pool season.
- Is it a scarf, or is a shrug? I love this idea from Betz White
- Another Synergy3 presentation: The View from Higher Ground by Cynthia Tinapple and Judy Belcher
- Famous people in polymer clay by Quernus Crafts – Grumpy Cat, anyone?
- It’s the Easter wreath reveal crocheters have been waiting for, over at Attic24.
- Oh! the adorableness! Goldfish sweater by Tin Can Knits
- Yip yip yip yip yip yip yip yip. Children of the 70’s rejoice. You can make your own yip yip! via Geek Crafts
- Aww, crocheter extraordinaire Lindamade got married!
- Polymer people (and others): Cynthia Tinapple and Judy Belcher’s “How to How to” presentation is great advice for would-be teachers!
- Want to get the word out better? Amy Flurry shares this crash course in DIY PR via Spoonflower
- The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly in the Age of the Internet: a presentation by Harriete E. Berman
- I love this printable from Oh My! Handmade – expense envelopes (to help keep your business honest).
- I love this idea for sidewalk chalk paint from Mom’s Crafty Space
- The artistry in this amazing Doctor Who TARDIS cake by Leigh Henderson has to be seen to be believed.
- Got a boring hunk of metal? Prettify it a la Attic24.
- Free April desktop wallpaper from Wee Design Group.
And there you have it. Now, you go chew on those links and stuff while I figure out what I am going to wear this weekend. Wish me luck not hating everything in my closet…
See you back here in a few days!