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Weekend Favorites

As this weekend approaches, I feel another dress-sewing session coming on. How about you? Any creative goals for the next few days?

On Flickr

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.

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Weekend Favorites at Polka Dot Cottage

1. june.stack, 2. Mokume Gane 984, 3. Porch hookin’., 4. legs, 5. vintage, 6. Cherry Blossoms, 7. Barb Fajardo Barnacle Braccelets, 8. Amazing what you discover hanging on the hook behind the door. #stitchindye, 9. INKredible Polymer Technique – Earrings, 10. Getting ready for the Klee’s Trees sew along starting tomorrow on my blog. Check my profile for more info., 11. one seriously beautiful spot, 12. Untitled

Around the Web

I spend some time earlier in the week sharing my favorite crafty links through social media. And then I repeat them here on Fridays.

  • Starfish from polymer clay – a tutorial from Alice Murr. This tutorial is in Russian, but the pictures tell the whole story. I bet these would be great antiqued.
  • Space earrings – a tutorial from All about polymer clay. This is another Russian one with good images. She says they are Space earrings, but I think the glassy swirls look more like ocean waves.
  • Damask Polymer Clay Pendants! – an easy project from Doodle Craft…. You don’t need to know your way around polymer to make these, and they’re so pretty.
  • 76 Genius Ways to Use Coconut Oil in Your Everyday Life – a list from Greatist. I already use straight-up coconut oil as my moisturizer, but there are so many other intriguing uses, it seems…
  • Net Neutrality – an excellent segment from Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. This is an important and entertaining overview of the whole Net Neutrality thing – if you use the internet for ANYTHING, this issue effects you. Don’t miss the call-to-action at the end of the video.
  • QOTW: How Can You Improve Your Systems? – a roundup from Oh My! Handmade. This summary of last month’s theme posts on OMHG is really helpful for those of us who are not working as efficiently as we might like. Personally, I need to plan a better day-to-day schedule, and plan to read that particular post carefully.

Have a crafty weekend!

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