Sunday, October 19, 2014

Paper or Felt Bird Pattern

I think this could be used for small 
gift box for Advent Calendar

Runo shares her felt patterns

This is the best site I've found for felt patterns. Since I live in
Deer Island, I'm particularly fond of this little fawn.
Scroll down to find the pattern and excellent photo tutorial.
Please take the time to say thank you to her.
My name is Runo, not Nuno. "Nuno" means cloth or fabric. I make dolls, clothes and underwear of various nuno.

Retro Christmas mobile to make

David Claudon shares this Christmas mobile from McCall's magazine 1954.
Full Pattern and instructions from the magazine.

He also shows some Betsy McCall paper dolls in low resolution
and 2 other retro christmas pages.

Scrapbooks from Chris Mullen; Images at random you ought to see. Collected over thirty years

From Chris Mullen; Images at random you ought to see.
Collected over thirty years.
He really makes you browse but it's worth the time.
This is in book 10

Page 4

Scrapbook 33

She's in Scrapbook 34

Scrapbook 29

These lead to larger images and are only a small part of
The Culture Archive.

Virginia Tech ImageBase

This is a huge library.  Browseable by search word or folio. I started with culinary. This is one of my favorites.
Ornamental Confectionery and Practical Assistant to the Art of Baking (34 image records)

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Altered Artifacts Free Printables

Inka Huston shares a large library of fun paper crafts.

Witche's Shoe Favor box

Christmas Printables

There's so much to share: Just take a look at the navigation column at left, and see all the pages you can browse and enjoy. Bear in mind that many of the categories have sub-categories of their own. So, under Crèche Gallery, for example, you'll find: Advertising Nativity SheetsDie-cut NativitiesFold-out NativitiesL'Institut Canadien de Québec CollectionNativity Sheets, and Pop-up Nativities, like the beautiful Swallows Crèche shown above.

Doll Shoes Pattern

Doll Shoes Pattern

The Toymaker

Marilyn Scott-Waters is the Toymaker.
Folding paper projects you can make yourself.
She is offering some Halloween projects.
These cats are just a small sampling. So nice!

Welcome to my odd, little world of paper toys, holiday cards, valentines, sun boxes,
baskets and bags, origami and ephemera... all for you to make.
It is my wish to amuse and delight.

The Graceful Envelope

The Graceful Envelope Contest, sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers and the Washington Calligraphers Guild, congratulates this year's winning artists

2015 CALL FOR ENTRIES: Calligraphers and artists from around the world are invited to participate in the 21st annual Graceful Envelope Contest, conducted by the Washington (DC) Calligraphers Guild and the National Association of Letter Carriers. The contest is open to all ages, with separate categories for children. There is no entry fee.

Free black and white art

Quality clipart. Every item comes with a choice of image size and format.
Huge, huge! A must see.
From the Florida Center for Instructional TechnologyClipArt ETC is a part of the Educational Technology Clearinghouse and is produced by the Florida Center for Instructional TechnologyCollege of EducationUniversity of South Florida.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Guerilla Parenting Stencils

Guerilla Parenting Stencils from Eddie Bowen.
Use our stencils to decorate your neighborhood with
messages that will make your kids behave.
It's for their own good.

I laughed so much! Download your own stencils in EPS format
and don't forget to say thanks(link at the bottom of the page).

Free illustrations from Briar Press

The collection at Briar Press has grown (766) since I last visited. Their generosity in sharing these very high quality illustrations is remarkable.
Briar Press is bringing new life to old ornaments and cuts using the tools of the digital age. Now you can download and use these vintage images in your print, web, or even letterpress projects. No bitmapped scans are these:  postscript images will print crisply at any size.

Love the bird and the others will make lovely labels.
The collection has lots to offer for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Make Patterns From A Photo

I forget who to credit with this find. Sorry. Have to be more careful.
This one is very cool. I trace my pattern from the screen…. my lightbox;) 

Online Box Template Maker

I love making my own gift boxes. This online and free site is just the ticket.  I forget who to credit with this find. If it was you, please forgive.

Friday, October 10, 2014

meggiecat moved to Pinterest

I wasn't able to figure out how to add a Pinterest follow banner but that is where I now put the links to arty useful things.

Hope you like my boards there. There are still many useful links here on meggiecat. The list of categories is quite long. Some links are dead….Sorry for that.

I will still post if I think I NEED to share an idea.

Best Regards,

P.S. The Pinterest pin button at the bottom of each post does work even though it is greyed out.

the real meggiecat

I was just lucky that this pictured came out blurry so every little wrinkle doesn't show.  I'm wearing my favorite shirt by Glima that is starting to die. Glima still makes this shirt just not in this great color.

One of the categories here is Real Life and has a little peek into my life.
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