Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Crocheting Spring Daisy Pot Holder

Spring daisies are blooming everywhere so why not bring some of those daisies into your kitchen. If you like to crochet then this video will show you how to make some colorful daisy pot holders for your kitchen. :)

Happy crocheting!

Colleen :)

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Dyed Robin Eggs - Tutorial

Can you believe that these are NOT real Robin Eggs? I had to do a double take and read through the directions to realize that I can actually do these AND so can you! These eggs are dyed in a natural solution, varying the length of time in the dye giving them an ombre of blues. AND the speckles...it is edible metallic gold paint! Who knew there was even such a thing...well, at least I didn't. They are just gorgeous and there is time to get these done before Easter! For the full tutorial posted by Erica on Honestly Yum, simply click on the photo above.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Kidz Korner - Cupcake Liner Chicks

Rachel of I Heart Crafty Things has the tutorial for this adorable Cupcake Liner Chicks project for the kidz to do this spring!!! For the complete tutorial, including the supplies needed to complete, simply click on the photo above.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Vintage Easter

Well Easter is fast approaching. Oh my....where does the time go! As you probably know by now I am a vintage fan. Actually I love all antiques and vintage. Easter is so colorful with all its pretty pastel colors so I thought I would look on Etsy today to find some Easter vintage items for you. 

Oh my look at these paper mache Easter egg candy containers from santahauntedboot. I like the old fashion look of these. 

Look at the color of this plate! I just love all the pastels. Do you remember Avon plates? This is one of them from basicallyBaca. I think my mom had a few of those Avon collectible plates..hmmmmm.

Oh such cute little birds from PurpleHousePicks! I just love these little guys! They are little salt and pepper shakers just love their expressions. I collect salt and paper shakers of all kinds of cute things maybe I should add this to my collection. What do you think?

And of course Easter wouldn't be Easter without an Easter basket. And look at this one from jeanneelmer it has all those vintage Easter picks also that you can use for cupcakes. :)

Lots of pretty colors in this Easter items isn't there. Hope everyone has a great Easter with family and friends!

Happy Easter!

Colleen :)

Monday, April 10, 2017

Monday Marketplace - Garden

So many wonderful ideas for the outdoor gardener, the indoor gardener and the one who just enjoys pretty things! Click on each of the photos below to see the various items each shop has to offer.

Spring Gardening Sign

Gardening Gift Basket

Plant Markers

Raised Planters

Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, April 7, 2017

Featured Artist - Kara's Vineyard Wedding

Today's Featured Artist is Kara of Kara's Vineyard Wedding. All of Kara's products are designed and handmade by her in sunny San Diego, CA. She takes great care with her unique, one-of-a-kind work and handles everything from start to finish. To see the beautiful items Kara has created in her shop, simply click on the photos below.

Paper Flowers

Rustic Place Card Holders

Wine Bottle Stopper Wedding Favor

Kara also has a Wedding Planning Podcast that is completely free and will be a great asset as you plan your wedding. Click on the photo below to visit her podcast site.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Alice's Easter Cup Tea Party - Tutorial

Image source: twojediy.pl

Can you just see these as centerpieces for your Easter or Mother's Day Brunch? The picture tutorial is easy to follow and looks AMAZING!!!

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Spring Tulip Wreath

Tulips, tulips, tulips everywhere. Such a pretty spring flower! They come in all shapes, sizes and colors. So it's time to add some color to your home decor so let's do it by making one of these Tulip Wreaths from The Frugal Homemaker. Look at all the pretty colors in this wreath or you can do some pinks, yellows and blues. The colors are endless and it looks fairly easy. Why not give it a try. :)

Happy Spring!

Colleen :)

Thursday, March 30, 2017

How To Paint Perfect Signs & Graphics - Tutorial

Anastasia Vintage shares her techinque for painting signs and graphics without any special equipment. She makes it looks so easy, I think anyone can do it. And...who knew there were paint pens? Maybe I'm the only one but now that I do... 😀 To see how this technique is done, simply click on the photo above.

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Kidz Korner - Handprint Easter Lily

Kidz love tracing their hands, gluing, using scissors and just overall creating. They also love giving flowers...so...why not work with the kids to create this amazing Handprint Easter Lily centerpiece? For the instructions and materials list to create the Handprint Easter Lily, visit The Iowa Farmer's Wife by clicking on the photo above.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Upcycled Flowers

Lots of spring flowers might be blooming in your area if you are fortunate to have springtime now so I thought I would see on Etsy how people make upcycled flowers. Here are a few I found. :)

Now how neat are these flowers from IndustrialBloom! They are made with vintage faucet handles! I showed these to my daughter and she made some. :)

Pretty soon the daisies will be showing up too just like this one from Imperfections. It is made from wood and a pan lid. 

Look at this colorful garland! It is made by ClaireWheatDesigns and she cut the flowers from a vintage garden flowers book. 

Well if you can't wait for the flowers to come up why not "plant" one of these flowers in your yard from ADelicateTouch1. It has lots of pretty colors and it is made from plates. Pretty neat. 

Just looking at all these flowers really makes me want to get on with spring, but up here we still have 2 feet of snow on the ground so spring seems a long ways away. So you guys that are getting to see flowers already have fun enjoying them :)

Colleen :)

Monday, March 27, 2017

Monday Marketplace - Easter Decorations

Easter is right around the corner and there is still time to check out some of these wonderful Marketplace finds. Simply click on each of the photos below and explore the various shops and what they have to offer.

Crafty Rooster

Tiffzippy Designs

Drop Cloth Designs Co.

Wild Bloomery

Ever Blooming Original

Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Spring Easter Basket - Tutorial

Shannon of Fox Hollow Cottage has a wonderful post to create this adorable Easter Egg Basket. It is right around the corner you know!!! :-) For the complete instructions on how to crate this beautiful basket, simply click on the photo above.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Kidz Korner - Cork Stamped Flowers

Yes, Spring is right around the corner although it is a little hard to see it from the Northeast U.S. (see pic below). Jackie of Happy Hooligans has a super easy and quick Spring Cork Stamped Flower tutorial with a little button center. Adorable!!! For the complete tutorial, simply click on the photo above.

Blizzard of 2017 "Stella"

This was only about halfway through our storm!!!

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Flower Placemats

If it is time to start sprucing up your home for spring where you are at I think flower placemats would help with that. There are so many beautiful fabrics out there with pretty spring flowers on the print that you have so many choices to pick from for your placemats. I found this video to show how you can make some reversible placemats for your table. I make LOTS of placemats throughout the year for all occasions and this tutorial seems to be very easy to do. So why not give it a shot and make some really pretty spring flower placemats for your table. :)

Happy sewing!

Colleen :)

Monday, March 13, 2017

Monday Marketplace - Welcome Spring

Well...almost! Here in the Northeast US we are "looking forward" to a Nor'Easter. In other words, it is really cold and we are getting lots and lots (and LOTS) of snow!!!

Below  is a little touch of Spring to add to your front door. It's a great way to welcome family, friends and neighbors as they stop by for a visit. To view each of the wreaths, simply click on the photo below.

Home Hearth Garden

New England Home Accents

Design A Wreath

Uniquely Yours LRC

Pink Bluebonnet

Chancey Creations

Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Full Bloom Mini Quilt - Pattern & Tutorial

Such a pretty quilt! Perfect for your Spring decor. Bridgette of The Family Hearth has the tutorial on her blog as well as the free pattern download. With Spring right around the corner, this is a fast and easy project to bring Spring indoors. Visit Bridgette on her blog by clicking on the photo above.

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Kidz Korner - St. Patrick's Day Votive

Today's Kidz Korner craft will brighten everyone's day  (or night 😂). Vicky at A Mess for Less has this fun and easy tutorial posted on her blog. Head on over for a visit by clicking on the photo above.

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: St. Patty's Day Vintage Style

St. Patrick's Day has been around for a long time and people have been celebrating it for a long time. I thought we would look at all the different items that were available way back when. So let's head off to Etsy Vintage. :)

I just love this little St. Patrick's duck on this mug from MercyMeVintageFinds. He is so cute! :)

Are you planning a St. Patrick's Day party? If so why not have a vintage tablecloth like this one from misshettie. Would look good on your table. 

Oh my look at the pretty graphics and colors of this vintage postcard from BerkshireShopGirl! You can frame it and it would make a really nice picture on your shelf. 

I am not into jewelry, but I think this emerald ring from Ferguson'sFineJewelry is just so pretty! You can wear this and be the bell of the ball. :)

Just a few vintage items that can be found for St.Patty's Day! Have fun shopping! :)

Colleen :)

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Shamrock Time

Well let me see...which is the next holiday we can celebrate? Oh ya......St. Patrick's Day which is my holiday since my name is Colleen. LOL! I was looking for an easy decoration to make and came across this tutorial from MidwesternMoms.com. Looks very easy to me and should be a snap for all of you scrapebookers. Let's give it a try! :)

Happy crafting!

Colleen :)

Monday, February 27, 2017

Monday Marketplace - Luck O' the Irish

With St. Patrick's Day right around the corner, we thought we'd like to share some great Marketplace finds. Click on the photos below to visit the artisans and their amazing collections.

Irish Sheep Pillow
Wickedly Creative

St. Patrick's Day Gnome
DaVinci Doll Designs

Shamrock Mason Jars
Drop Cloth Design Co.

Primitive Leprechaun Hats & Shamrocks
Farmer's Attic

Shamrock Salt Dough Ornament
Cookie Dough Creations

Irish Cream Wax Melts
Homemade Scents

Thanks for stopping by today!