Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Autumn Quilts

Now that fall is officially here and the temps are beginning to drop it will be getting a little chilly at night time so what is a better way to keep away the cool temps? Why it is a quilt! :) Here are a few beautiful autumn themed quilts from the artist of Etsy. The colors of fall are so gorgeous (my favorite time of year!) and these artists have truly made the colors pop!


This quilt from Quilted Pleasures show some really pretty leaves and great contrasting black and orange colors. 





JennyMQuilts also has all the colors of fall in this lap quilt.






Now....what is one of the most recognized things of fall....yep....pumpkins and AQuiltingV has a whole patch of pumpkins on this beautiful quilt. 





So...do you want to get really energetic and really get involved in making a beautiful fall quilt? Well if so take a look at this quilt kit from Quilters Paradise. WOW....what a beautiful quilt....a bit over my head, but I bet some of you quilters could whip this up in no time. :)





Wish I had more time to do make lots of autumn quilts and I do love looking at all of them and all the great fall colors. So get those quilting needles out and get busy sewing. :)



Happy sewing! 

Colleen :) 





















Monday, September 29, 2014

Jacquie's Up-Cycle Nation: Creature Comforts

Pet lovers get it; dogs, cats, and other furry friends are more than companions.  They are family.  They are the ears when no one else listens, the hugs always at the ready, and providers of unconditional love.  So pamper pets this autumn with creature comforts from top notch Etsy up-cycle artists.

Cats love a cozy nest perched in the warm sunlight.  Photogirl95 crafts snuggle beds to provide kitty with his or her own personal space.  Cat tested and approved!

Don't forget a lazy afternoon catnip treat for your favorite feline.  With shapes and themes for every occasion, smilingfrogpets caters to both dogs and cats. This shop is a pet lover's must-fave! 

For the discerning dog who prefers good taste in his lounging area, winecountrycraftsman provides the pooch with a proper place to chill. Dog beds are just the start of up-cycling magic created by Wine Country Craftsman. 
 Don't forget the yard critters!  They are the family members that pop in uninvited but are always welcome guests.  Gathering winter nuts is a snap with squirrel snack shack from andrewsreclaimed. Shop here for reclaimed wooden treasures for throughout the yard and home.
For more creature comforts search recycled pet on Etsy.

LOVE  &  UP-CYCLE NATION!!
Jacquie Wheeler
Hand of Bela Peck
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hand-of-Bela-Peck/294397987277061?ref=hl

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Sunday Blog Party - Show Us Your Fall Handmades

Welcome to our Sunday Blog Party. We would love to have you show us your handmade fall items.

You are allowed to add 3 links to your shops or your blog.

The rules are simple:
1. Follow our blog
2. Handmade items only.
3. You may list up to 3 items each week.
4. Family friendly items only.

The success of this link party depends on the participants so spread the word to your friends, visit the shops,  post about it on your  blog, in a forum or on your favorite social networking site, grab the button and put it on your blog or website.
Just click on the Add Your Link button below and add your items.
And if you would like to add a link to the party you can grab this button below.





Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Handmade Spotlight - Harvest Happenings

The OFG Etsy team's Harvest Happenings Celebration continues. Come visit all the fun fall decor at the Old Farmhouse Gathering Team. Visit etsy.com and search HHCOFG to see more.