Links you'll love: Oct. 6

It's been a crazy week, thus the later-than-usual posting of links. Family things derailed my routine, and the rest of the week probably won't be much more routine, but I did have some time to poke around on the sites of my friends, so here are some links to share.

The Crochet Dude
Drew has designed a super cute crocheted pink purse for breast cancer awareness month. AND he's giving away some cool pink ribbon appliques too!

Mixed Media Artist
Cyndi shares the profiles of some spectacular mixed media artists, including our own Aileen Roberts!

Craftside-A behind-the-scenes peek at a crafty world
At Craftside there are posts on how to have fun with word play and spice up your art, draw a pattern for a full size witch hat and make a tiny one, make a silverware spider and make a gather from a serged edge without a differential feed.

The Artful Crafter
CD Ghosts – what an economical and easy project for Halloween. Let the kids make several to hang from a porch or trees to delight of your Trick or Treaters.

The Impatient Crafter
Halloween is right around the corner and Madge kicks off the season with a stunningly spooky mixed media necklace and a bonus short story sure to send shivers up your spine!

Crafty Princess Diaries
No Brainer Crochet Squares - Tammy shows off some of the crochet squares she makes for comfort-ghans.

Cross Stitch at
Connie has a free quick-to-stitch pattern that reminds you to "Let Your Light Shine".

Cathie Filian
Cathie shows you how to alter kids’ clothing into fun Halloween costumes.

About Family Crafts
Find a way to creatively celebrate every day during the month of October by consulting this list of special days.

Stefanie Girard's Sweater Surgery
A Buzzing Beaded Bead Bail using a wonderful tutorial from the book--Seed Bead Fusion by Rachel Nelson-Smith

Aileen's Musings
Need a little Halloween inspiration? Check out Aileen's past Halloween posts and get yourself revved up for Halloween!

And if you missed my post about my favorite backpack pattern, read about my rucksack and the others I've made.


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