Friday, 22 July 2011 12:47

Weekly Roundup!

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I hope everyone's summer has been fantastic so far! It's Friday and time for another Weekly Roundup. We dubbed this Vacation Week, and we've been sharing fun tips, crafts and recipes that are all about vacationing! So take a seat in comfy chair (preferably a hammock!), stir up a nice cool drink and read along.




This week we posted:

Q&A with Jennifer Wiese of Workroom Social

To kick off our week, we posted an interview with the charming Jennifer Wiese of Workroom Social, a textile crafts studio in Brookyn. She shared the scoop on her handpainted fabrics, her process, and how she squeezes in valuable time with friends. 



A Special Class Promotion with Workroom Social

Jennifer of Workroom Social is also offering an exclusive discount on her sewing classes for THURSDAYS readers! Click through to read the details.


Vacation Week: Crafting Kick Off

Colleen put together a great compilation of some of her favorite low-key and vacation-worthy DIY projects, from the gorgeous dip-dye tote bag (great for the beach) to flower hair clips (most ideal summer hair accessory) and cut-off shorts (perfect for hot summer temps).


Vacation Week: Travel Spice Rack

Certainly one of the most clever DIY travel solutions, this simple "spice rack" will allow you to bring the convenience of your kitchen along with you while you are away!


Vacation Week: Thursday Night Dinner

A Thursday Night Dinner while on vacation is extra low-key with this quick recipe for grilled shrimp. Colleen also shared a tutorial for some adorable handmade cards that she likes to make pre-vacay, so she can write notes to friends while lounging by the pool. Smart!


THURSDAYS-Spacecraft Workshop Followup! 

Our garden-party themed crafting workshop at Spacecraft last Sunday was a success! Click this post to see some photos of the day, and to see how our Tin Can Herb Planters turned out.


This week they posted:

Basil Sunrise Juice (Elise's Kitchen)

Doesn't this look like the most refreshing summer drink? With these sweltering temps, I've really been digging healthy fruit/ veggie smoothies, and this one is right up my alley.



diy project: solid perfume pocket watch locket (Design*Sponge)

This tutorial, posted by Design*Sponge this week, totally caught my eye. It's a beautiful, simple DIY solid perfume how-to, courtesy of artisanal perfumer Mandy Aftel. Lovely!



A Seafood Boil (Once Wed)

If you're hunting for inspiration for your next summer backyard shindig, look no further than these gorgeous images. "Photographer Nancy Neil, her commercial fisherman husband, and BFF, private/catering chef Ayda Robana threw this backyard party for their friends."



please sir... may i have s'mores? (Birthday Girl Blog)

Becca from Birthday Girl blog found so many different interpretatiions of that classic summer treat- s'mores- that she had to share a list. Everything from s'mores in a jar to s'mores ice cream sandwiches. It makes me so nostalgic for summer camp!



Travel Crafty (Craftzine)

Not technically a blog post but definitely worth sharing, this link will take you to which is a great resource for makers of all kinds. This particular link, Travel Crafty, provides craft-centric travel guides for select cities in the US and all over the world! Wondering where to find that special material or tool while visiting Copenhagen? Or where you can find the prettiest ribbon in Paris? They've got you covered.



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