Friday, August 29, 2014

Today's Featured Shop - The Vintage Hare

Looking for lovely homemade vintage inspired home decor such as Folk Art Bunnies and Rabbits, Whimsical storybook critters and other animals, along with OOAK Raggedy Ann Dolls and other vintage inspired and primitive inspired home decoration items? The Vintage Hare offers custom handmade home and nursery decor that are sure to gather lots of OOOO's and AHHHH's!

Below, you'll find a few featured items, but be sure to visit The Vintage Hare to see everything.

Set of 3 Primitive Halloween Wood Blocks

Quilted Harvest Print Tote Bag or Purse

Primitive Pear Bowl Ornies

Canadian Goose Shelf Sitter 

Thank you for joining us today!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Handmade Spotlight - Green the Color for Wednesday

Check our this lovely collection of handmade items with a "green" theme. To see these items up close and personal, CLICK HERE.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Fall Sewing Tutorials

Well Labor Day (at least in the USA) is just about here and with that comes the fall/autumn decorating and sewing. Last week we visited some shops with great fall fabrics so this week I thought I would share with you some of the fall sewing tutorials that I found on Pinterest

One of the first things I think about when I think of fall decorating is pumpkins and you can learn to make these cute pumpkins from Positively Splendid

Now we need something to put on the table to compliment our fall decor. This table runner shows more Halloween colors, but I think it could use any fall colored fabrics. It looks pretty simple to me. You can find this tutorial at 7LayerStudio.

Of course a big part of fall is all the colorful leaves. Just think of all the fabrics that show fall leaves. You can make some small leaf coasters from all the fabulous fabrics. Just click on over to TheQuiltingBoard for a tutorial and pattern for these.

And how about this beautiful pillow cover....I love the the looks of this pumpkin. It is made from jute and burlap. BeneathTheMagnolias has this tutorial.

Last, but not least we need something on the outside of our home so why not make a banner for the door. You can learn to do this with the tutorial from CraftaholicsAnonymous. I think I will make one of these for my front door. :)

Well with all of these tutorials I think I need to get busy and start making some stuff too. Yeah....that means a trip to the fabric store!! :)

Have fun with all your sewing projects!

Colleen :)

Monday, August 25, 2014

Jacquie's Up-Cycle Nation: Dog Days of Summer

Summer heat continues to blaze even though the calendar indicates the dog days of summer have officially ended. Perhaps showing some Etsy dog love will persuade Mother Nature to bring in the cool breezes of summer's close. 
Add a splash of color and whimsy to any room in the house with this playful pooch by hillaryvermont.  Purchases from this artist also help animals in need with a donation to Animal Humane. 
Dogs can be found on currency from around the world. Coins up-cycled into jewelry make for elegant souvenirs of journeys abroad or for everyday favorite wear.  Pick up this handsome hound at WorldTreasure
 Books stand front and center anchored between vintage dog bookends.  Score this pair from tennineeight
 Shed whimsical light with illuminated dog shaped metal work from TheRusticBarn.  This Etsy artist up-cycles old metal into perfect country-chic d├ęcor.
Keep in touch with friends and family with stylish notecards.  ArcherIllustrations offers a large selection of adorable dogs printed on recycled paper cards. 
 For more canine inspired pieces search recycled dog on Etsy.
Jacquie Wheeler
Hand of Bela Peck