Saturday, October 21, 2017

Christmas Stocking Tutorial



Love to crochet? Esther at Make My Day Creative has a fun zig-zag crochet pattern finished in Christmas colors to get you in the holiday spirit. For the pattern and materials to complete these quick and easy stockings, simply click on the photo above.

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Holiday Gift Guide

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Caravan Pincushion Tutorial



This is just too cute for words...except to say "Off You Sew"!!! Crafts Beautiful has a downloadable pattern, materials list and the instructions to stitch and go sew :-) Simply click on the photo above and make your own little Caravan Pincushion.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Kidz Korner - Vampire Cupcakes



The Kidz are going to love these Vampire Cupcakes! I think it's a sure thing adults will love these too. Life with Lorelai has this simple and delicious recipe on her blog. Simply click on the photo above for great pics and the recipe.

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Halloween Party Ideas



Hosting a Halloween party? On a budget? Savvy Sassy Moms has some great tips to make sure everyone at your party has a hauntingly good time!!! Simply click on the photo above for some great ideas!

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Sunday Supper - Cheesy Tortellini Skillet Casserole



It's fall...beautiful fall. Fall colors, fall aromas, fall comforts and fall flavors! FlavorMosaic has an easy, cheesy peasy Cheesy Tortellini Skillet Casserole  that screams fall comfort food.  Ready in about 20 minutes, one skillet clean up and you'll be ready in no time to curl up and relax the night away. For the recipe, complete with beautiful photos, simply click on the photo above.

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Christmas Stocking Tutorial



Stockings are always such a fun part of Christmas! Some of the best gifts can be found inside that special stocking that is hung every year. Why not consider making some stockings this year that are sure to become an heirloom filled with lots of memories?

For the next few Saturdays, we will be posting Christmas Stocking tutorials. And to kick off this special series, Sherri of A Quilting Life has a great tutorial for these fabulous patchwork stockings. She not only has a downloadable pattern with the materials list for the stocking, she also has a video tutorial to help you create that one-of-a-kind stocking for that special someone. Click on the photo above for everything you need to get started today (everything but your favorite fabrics that is 😇).

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Featured Artist - Taiga Designs



Today's Featured Artist is Hanna of Taiga Designs Quilt Note Cards. Hannah's shop was opened in 2009. She had been selling at a local quilt shop as well as a major auction site. Using a graphics design program, Hannah creates the designs using many layers making them unique and one of a kind. She paints her Watercolor Arts cards and ACEO on 140 lb acid free watercolor paper using the highest quality paints. To visit Hannah's shop, click on any of the photos below.


Moonlight Mountain Cottage


Orange Wilderness


Chickadee in a Pine Tree


Geese Flying in the Moonlight

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Primrose Pincushion Tutorial



What a pretty Primrose Pincushion! Wouldn't this make a nice gift for a special friend? Or, perhaps make one for a friend and one for you. Made from wool and beads, this will work up pretty quickly. Better Homes and Gardens has a downloadable pattern and full instructions. Simply click on the photo above.

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Kidz Korner - Halloween Treat Topper Printable



Looking for a cute way to give out treats to the kidz this year? Lacie at Easy Peasy Pleasy shares a great tutorial and printable making this an easy, peasy treat idea! Head on over to visit with Lacie by clicking on the photo above.

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Ghost Mug Rugs Tutorial

Halloween is "creeping" up on us (he!he!) so let's get your table ready for those witches brew with these ghost mug rugs from PatchworkPosse. I think they look really cute. 


Happy sewing!

Colleen :)





Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Repurposed Pumpkins

I know...I know.....more pumpkins, but a few weeks ago we looked at vintage pumpkins so I thought this week we would look at ways people repurpose items into pumpkins. Let's head on over to Etsy. :)


Well will you look at this that RelicsandRhinestones has....now this is a way to repurpose old bed springs! LOL! They look really good with the pumpkins on top.




Here is another neat idea from IronDesignsIowa. They took some tin from an old barn and cut it into a pumpkin shape. If you have a rustic decor this would really look good in it. 




Are you planning on having a Halloween or Fall party? If so, how about using these little paper pumpkins from TreeCycledCrafts. They are repurposed books that were turned into pumpkins. They would be good table decorations for your party. 




Now here is another clever idea! How about repurposing old horseshoes into a pumpkin like VictoryBarn did! What a great idea!




I can't believe all the things that people can repurpose into pumpkins. When I was looking there were so many really neat things people made. You should take a look at all of them. Gave me some really good ideas! :)

Have a great week!

Colleen :)









Thursday, September 28, 2017

Fall Wheat Wreath - Tutorial



What a beautiful way to greet your guests! How to Make a Burlap Wreath has the instructions, materials list and a video tutorial to help you decorate your entryway for fall. Click on the photo above, check out the video, grab your materials and create your perfect Wheat Wreath today!

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Kidz Korner - Fall Play Dough



Kidz LOVE Play Dough!!! How much more fun is it when it smells just like fall? Cathy of the Nurture Store has recipes fro Clove, Cinnamon, Ginger and Nutmeg scented and colored Fall Play Dough. For complete instructions, click on the photo above.

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Pumpkin Coasters

Following the Autumn theme (can you tell I just love Fall! LOL!) we are going to keep on rolling with pumpkins. (pun not intended. LOL!) 

Do you have a lot of fall colored fabrics in your scrap pile? If so, Brandi from abrandicreation is going to show us how to make really cute pumpkin coaster that you can use that fabric stash on. :)




These look really easy to make and you can make coasters for every season like Christmas ornaments, Easter eggs, hearts for Valentine Day to name a few, if you want. :)


Happy sewing!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Vintage Pumpkins

Well the pumpkins are starting to ripen and pretty soon they will be showing up by the bazillions at the stores and in the Farmer's Market. Pumpkins are a sure sign that fall is here. So I think today we will look at some vintage pumpkins on Etsy. 

It is getting to be time to be drinking that tea. You can use this tea pot and sugar and creamer that LizzyJeansAttic has. 




Are you planning on making sugar cookies for your Halloween party? Well how about making some giant pumpkin cookies. You can find this cookie cutter at MyForgottenTreasures.





Now if you make those sugar cookies you can put them in this vintage cookie jar from HappyVintageStudio.




So now we need a tablecloth to cover that table so that we can put all our pumpkins on it and UncleBunksTrunk has this one. 







Lots of vintage pumpkins that you can use to do your Fall decorating!


Colleen :)



Monday, September 18, 2017

No Sew Fleece Blanket - Tutorial



If you are looking for some easy, fast and inexpensive gifts to make for family and friends this year, The Frugal Girls have a wonderful tutorial with lots of pics on their blog. For the full instructions, visit their blog by clicking on the photo above.

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Fall Placemats

If you need to make some new Fall placemats for your table I found this great tutorial from Craftsy that I thought you might like. Looks easy and a nice way to dress up your fall table. :)
Happy sewing!

Colleen :)






Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Kidz Korner - Sunshine Pom Pillow



How cute is this? Your Kidz may not be able to create this Sunshine Pom Pillow BUT that doesn't mean you can't make one for your kidz! Sarah of Repeat Crafter Me (don't you just love that name?) has beautiful photos and step by step instructions to create one (or more) for your kidz! Want to get started today? Simply click on the photo above.

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Fall Decorating and Hurricane Vases

Well made it to September and the start of my favorite time of year. I LOVE FALL! I love all the colors of autumn and all the decorating, sewing and crafting you can do during the fall. I thought we would start with some fall leaf decorating with hurricane vases. Amanda Jane Brown shows us how she made a fall decoration using hurricane vases, candles, corn and leaves. Looks really nice and "easy". Yep....my kind of project. :)

So get started on your fall decorating with a nice centerpiece like this. 

Colleen :)








Monday, September 4, 2017

Monday Marketplace - Fall Decor


Have you started your Fall decorating yet? I haven't...still trying to do some fall cleaning! The wonderful finds below are exactly what I need to keep me motivated!!! Click on each of the photos below and start that fall decorating now!


Southern Cute Designs


Sweet Goldie Bee


Double Brush



A Dressy Door



Our Traditions

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Celebrating Fall with the Old Farmhouse Gathering Team on Etsy

The Old Farmhouse Gathering team on Etsy is celebrating Fall with some amazing NEW handcrafted items perfect for your fall decor. Click on each photo below to view the full description. (To see all the new offerings, click here.) Have fun celebrating!

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Friday, September 1, 2017

Free Fall Watercolor Printables



Fall is in the air here in Northeast PA! I wonder if I did a poll how many of us would say that Fall is our favorite time of year? I know I would be included in the YAY for Fall!!!

Chrissy of TeepeeGirl has these beautiful Watercolor printables ready for you to download, print and frame. Aren't they just beautiful?!? For the free printable, click on either of the graphics above or below and print them out to be included in your Fall displays.


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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Back To School

I think most kids are heading back to school or have already started. Some of my grandkids won't start till next week. If your kids still need a few things for their "school supplies" why not try some of these upcycled items from Etsy! 

Every student needs a back to school new backpack like this one from MegansMark. It is made from leather and denim so should hold up.





Drawstring backpacks are good to carry all the school supplies in and this one from debupcycles looks like it would work good. 





This is the ultimate recycled bag for your laptop. It is made from recycled bike tubes and vinyl signs! How neat is that. MoabBagCompany has these. 





Does your kid need a new lunch bag. Why not try an upcycled one like this one from MorelandsUpcycling. Looks very colorful! :)





So here we go with another school year. I am sure this one will go as fast as all other one's have. Have a great school year with your kids and grandkids!


Colleen :)




Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Crochet A Sunflower Video

Still in August so we can do another posting on sunflowers. :)  Today I thought we would watch this video from Crochet Jewel on how to make these little sunflowers. You could make several of them for coasters or to just put around the house for decoration. Looks very easy.....I may have to try this. 






Happy crocheting!

Colleen :)


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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Upcylced Sunflowers

Well we are into the later days of summer. Kids are going back to school including my grandkids. In the late summer the sunflowers are in bloom everywhere. Well almost everywhere depending on where you live. LOL! :) 

I have always liked sunflowers because they are so colorful so I was wondering how people upcycle items to make sunflower items. So off to Etsy I went. Here are some of the things I found for you to see. 

RelovedCreations has made these cute sunflowers out of recycled aluminum cans. I think they turned out really neat. 




Do you need a new tote bag and have a sunflower seed bag that is getting empty from feeding the birds? Well you could make a tote like this one from onewomanstudio.





How about this sunflower brooch from pocketfullposies. It is made from recycled zippers! How neat is that!





Ok...for the western and cowboy look how about putting this "yard art" in your yard this fall. RusticHorseShoe makes these out of old horseshoes. :)




I thought it was interesting seeing some of the items people upcycle to make sunflowers. Wish I had that talent. LOL! :)

Have a good week!

Colleen :)

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Kidz Korner - Pencil Door Hanger


Activity Village has some great kidz crafts and this one looks like such a fun craft for your kidz to do as they get ready to go back to school. For the materials list and the instructions, click on the photo above.

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Healing Your Self-Healing Cutting Mat

If you are like me your cutting mat looks like this most of the time. It says it is a self healing mat, but I get all those little fuzzies all over it from cutting lots of batting on it. If you have the same problem these instructions from madebychrissed shows you how to clean your mat. I tried it and it works!  Why not give it a try. :)



Happy sewing!

Colleen :)


Monday, August 7, 2017

Monday Marketplace - Falling for Fall

Fall is such a beautiful season to decorate. All those warm and rustic colors are so comforting. Below are just a few items that will get you in the mood to start thinking about your fall decor. Simply click on each of the photos below and settle in for a cozy evening of shopping.


Coast and Cane


PCB Home

Midnight Owl Candle Co.


Gypsy Wind Primitives


Boggy Creek Primitive

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