Hurray! The Craft Carnival is here. You have seen the Business Carnivals, the Blog Carnivals and the Photo submissions. Now it is time to get crafty!! I decided to run this as a “nominations” carnival – to spice it up a little and the response has indeed kept me busy. I didn’t really set up any rules, so this time we do have a few etsy gorgeous stuff thrown in! Next carnivals, I would love to see crafty blog posts – so not just “items” for sale! 😉
Next CRAFT BLOG CARNIVAL theme : submit things that you have made that are RED – please send a LINK for ONE ITEM! Closing Date: Friday 30th April 2010.
Here we go:
I will begin with my personal nomination for Zoe at Playing by the book. Zoe is a great crafter that loves to encourage others to get stuck in. I “met” her via this post on making Penguin stacks to go with the book 365 Penguins. I love it! It is a super easy project that anyone can make.. if you don’t have googely eyes, just paint them on! As Zoe was also mentioned by TheMadHouse, here is another fabulous book/ art project of hers – the Barbapapa family – this is definitely more ambitious, but great for those of you that would like something a little more challenging (it isn’t hard, just takes longer etc)! You children will love making these!
TheMadHouse also nominated Cathy at the NurtureStore – lots of green projects on the go… here is a little one that will get them excited – cress egg heads. See the cress grow quickly and reap the rewards!
These are yummy (and easy) chocolate spoons by Diary of a First Child! I want a dinner party or tea party, JUST so I can make these!!
Kelly nominated The Mad House for her Children’s Craft Showcase section. She posted a special Easter edition, making the most adorable Easter Chicks cards – and SOOOO easy too. I know Easter has just past, but I really thought these were worth a mention and call them “bird cards” and you can give them whenever!!! More craftiness on the blog, as well as links to lots of other fab crafters! Thanks for the nomination Kelly!
Still on the theme of Easter, here are some gorgeous chicks to make by Anjie at PomPomEmporium (but you can give them as little gifts throughout the year).
Anjie also nominated Melissa’s ingenious and recycled (!) t-shirt necklaces – how cool are they? How clever are they?!
Emma from Say It With Chocolate nominated Balloon Baboon – isn’t it a great idea to send some “balloon art flowers” instead of a real bunch. And the prices are so competitive!!! Cheaper than sending “real” once and sure to put a smile on someones face.
Plan B nominated these adorable Sock Pets by Mum’s Survival Guide.
We are now entering the world of Etsy shops. Do take a peak at some wonderful designs:
Looking for something vintage, then Judy recommends to vsit Bungelow James collection. Judy just purchased a brooch and wears it everywhere! Yay!
Some carnival nominators had so many people that inspired them, that they nominated 3! Wooho! So, Jane at Fired4u tells us all about Fifth Street Mama – beautiful items for babies and children- isn’t this Babushka just adorable? Pip Squeak will have to have one one day… then comes 30Kellys pottery – I can just taste a lovely cuppa out of one of those mugs. Finally, Jane nominated Jenifer’s Family Jewels – unique, fun and FABULOUS handmade jewelry and accessories. I just love this butterfly ring – isn’t marvellous?
Jenifer kindly posted her nominations – again there are 3: want some quirky jewelry, then visit Laughing Vixen! Want some original OOAK (One of a Kind) Purskey Line, Dean Design is your place. Finally, Jenifer nominates ValLouCreates here are some of her tshirts!
Jodi nominated some different jewellry artists: Artibility , as she is “a Survivor and inspires me so much!”, as well as JLynnStudio, because she “is ALWAYS kind and thoughtful” and ClassicKeepsake, as she “always lends a shoulder to lean on, thank you”.