Friday, July 31, 2015

Featured Artist - Glowblocks

Suzanne, owner of the Etsy Shop Glowblocks has a unique shop of trademarked glass block night lights. She uses recycled steel wire racks from crushed car bodies and recycled plastic from discarded library dust covers. Take some time to visit with Suzanne and see all the wonderful art work she has created. Simply click on any of the photos below.


Sleeping Cat


Believe/Partridge in a Pear Tree


Morning Coffee

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Handmade Spotlight - Sky

Sky

Hair bows for girls Large hair bows Boutique hair bows Big hair bows Stacked hair bows Hair bow for teens for toddlers Navy hair bow
$7.00
blue drop earrings copper wirewrapped
$8.50
Clay doll with bear, Art clay doll, OOAK Art Doll,  Polymer clay doll, Handmade doll, Collecting doll, sculpted clay doll, miniature doll
$50.00
Blue Sea glass lampwork necklace Seaglass delicate necklace Ocean wave aqua lampwork pendant Sterling silver Handmade beach jewelry gift
€25.00
Women's Crochet Slippers, Crocheted house shoes, Slippers for the Home, Custom Order, Light Blue, Woman handmade shoes, Crochet Booties
€27.00
Stud Earrings Resin Jewelry Real Flowers Dangle Earrings Natural Forget me not Flowers Sky blue earrings Statement jewelry Gift Idea For Her
$31.00
Digital Print on canvas, Still life, Portrait, Abstract Art, Wall Hanging Decor, Gift Ideas, For Him,  Bright Home Decoration, Modern Art
$125.00
Ranunculus bracelet Polymer clay jewelry Fairy bracelet Polymer clay bracelet Blue yellow flowers Ranunculus jewelry Pastel Flower bracelet
$45.00
Blue whale, needle felted whale, floating in oceans
$31.70
Bracelet with quartz and crystals, gemstone bracelet, gift for her, crystal quartz, free form quartz, bridal bracelet, eryday jewelry
$24.99
Blue Teapot Pendant, Teapot Necklace, Silver Turquoise Teapot, Silver Light Blue Pendant,For Tea Lovers,Tea Party,Teapot Jewelry,Blue Teapot
€16.00
Turquoise Owl, Crochet earrings, Wooden beads, Statement jewelry, Eco friendly style, Gift Mother Day, Woodland style
$14.10
Small dandelion pendant Real dandelion in resin Handmade unusual violet purple pendant Handcrafted jewelry One of a kind Best gift for her
$17.00
White Baby Hat. Newborn Hat.  Crochet Hat. Crocheted Christening Hat. Baby Toddler Accessories
$18.00
Turquoise Teardrop Earrings Blue Howlite gemstone dangle earrings turquoise imitation long earrings summer fashion sea beach office casual
$22.00
Wedding Ring Box, Engagement Ring Box, Holder Pillow Bearer Box,Shabby chic Wedding Ring Box
$19.90

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Kidz Korner - Egg Carton Art


Here's a great way to recycle those cardboard egg cartons and get your kids to make some great wall art too! Mod Podge Rocks blog has the complete tutorial to get your kids creating today. Simply click on the photo above for the instructions.

Thanks for stopping by today!



Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Vintage Sewing Patterns

So how many of you sewers out there that make clothes remember all the old styles? I use to make all my own clothes and my children's clothes when they were young. I don't sew clothes anymore as quilting took over my life. LOL! :)

I was looking at some vintage patterns on Etsy the other day and it brought back so many memories of all the "vintage" styles and I thought maybe you all would like to see some of them too so I thought I would show you a few of them today. Now I am probably going to age myself on these as I do remember making and wearing some of these styles.. :)


Ok....I actually do remember making these dresses and yes....wearing these dresses. I remember they were fairly easy to make...I think.....anyway agesanderas has this pattern if you would like it. 





Remember these easy summer dresses that LadyJanetvintage has the pattern for! I do! I actually use to make wrap around skirts like this also. They were so easy to make and comfortable to wear too. 





Look what I found! There are so many tote bag patterns now-a-days and it seems everyone has tote bags now (and yes....I have them in my shop too. :) ) that I was surprised to find a pattern from the 1980's for tote bags! If you want to make one in this style OnceUponAnHeirloom has the pattern. Maybe you can give it a try. :)





Ok....so how many of you made your children's costumes for Halloween or the school play.....(my hand is going up!) I made a few of them. One Halloween I made pumpkin costumes for my kids....boy that was a nightmare! :) Well if you made them for your kids and want to try them for your grandchildren or your children here is a pattern for Raggedy Ann and Andy from kidschannette if you want to try it. 




So this was a few of the patterns that I found as I walked down the memory lane of sewing. Makes me wish my grandchildren were little again and then maybe I would take the plunge to try sewing a costume again....NOT! LOL! :) :)

Happy Sewing!

Colleen :)







Monday, July 27, 2015

Dimensional Wall Art


Andrea from The Cottage Market was a recent guest contributor on The Graphics Fairy blog. She used this beautiful sunflower printable graphic and recreated it into dimensional wall art. Very clever Andrea!

For the tutorial, simply click on the graphic above. To visit Andrea, click on her picture below.