Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Sweetest Little Thread Catcher - Tutorial


If you do hand stitching or embroidery, you know you have a LOT of tiny thread snippets. I know I do AND I find them EVERYWHERE! Teresa of Fabric Therapy has the perfect solution...a little thread Catcher! For the full tutorial, simply click on the photo above...there is also a video tutorial by Angies Bits and Pieces posted in Teresa's tutorial that you might find helpful.

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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Sunday Sundae - Brownie Ice Cream Sundae


Awesome  Brownie Ice Cream Sundae! Julia on Fat Girl Trapped in a Skinny Body has a great post for a  Brownie Ice Cream Sundae. To try her recipe,  click on the photo above.

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Ships n' Sails - Quilt Pattern



This little quilt has me dreaming...

Ok...back to today's post. Bridgette of The Family Hearth created this wonderful mini wall hanging that will have you dreaming too! To visit Bridgette and to download the full tutorial,  simply click on the photo above.

Thanks for stopping by today. Oh...and Happy Sailing 😉

Friday, June 23, 2017

Freebie Friday - Pearl Flower Crochet Booties



Adorable!!! Need I say more? Well, yes I think I must...you can find the FREE pattern for these adorable booties on Candy's blog at Creations by Candy. Just click on the photo above for the full instructions.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Creamy Penne Pasta Recipe



If you are looking for a great summer side dish, click on the photo above for this awesome recipe. The Old Farmhouse Gathering team on Etsy cooking blog has some great recipes! Make sure you follow along.

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Monday Marketplace - Americana

If you enjoy decorating in an Americana or Patriotic decor, below you will find just a very small sampling from some very creative artisans on Etsy. Simply click on each photo below for more information.


Wood Shelf Sitter


Lil' Crow


Bowl of Flags


Metal Flower Art


Americana Sign

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Saturday, June 3, 2017

Free Crochet Pattern - Meadowland Shoulder Wrap



Dianne of  Same DiNamics Crochet  has full instructions posted on her blog for this beautiful  Meadowland Shoulder Wrap. Perfect for special occasions or a cool summer night. Click on the photo above for complete instructions.

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Free Quilt Pattern



Ripley Blake Designs Garden Path is a free downloadable pattern. Just click on the photo above for the free PDF pattern.

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Kidz Korner - Free Daddy Tie Printable

24-7 Moms has a fun printable perfect for Father's Day. Great gift idea to do with your little ones!


To download and print the Daddy Tie, click o the photo above.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Monday Marketplace - Dads & Grads

June is filled with lots of celebrations. Graduations and Father's Day are coming up pretty quick. Check out the ideas below for some gift ideas. Click on each photo to visit each shop.


Antique Compass Cufflinks


Money Clip with Silver Inlay


Proud Dad T-Shirt


Leather Passport Holder


Father's Day Card

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Patriotic Yard Sign - Tutorial



Love, love, love this Patriotic Yard sign!!! Very easy to complete and would look great for your Memorial Day picnic or all summer long. Kelli & Greta of Holiday Crafts & Creations has the full tutorial on their blog. You can get all the info by clicking on the photo above.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Kidz Korner - Tin Can Windchimes



What a great way to teach your kidz how to recycle, reuse and repurpose doing what they love...PAINTING! Haley of Hands On As We Grow has the full tutorial complete with some great pics on how to create this Tin Can Windchimes with the kidz. For all the info you need, simply click on the photo above.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Sewing Zipper Bag Tutorial

Do you have all that little loose stuff at the bottom of your purse that you keep saying you need a little bag to keep them in? Do you have a stash of fabric like mine that just keeps growing? If so....let's kill two birds with one stone (as they say) and make these really cute zipper bags. Melly Sews shows how to make them in this tutorial. I actually have a little zipper bag like this one that I have stuffed full! :)





Pretty easy I would say. Great gift idea too. :)

Happy sewing!

Colleen :)


Monday, May 22, 2017

Monday Marketplace - Summer Lovin'

Summer will be here before we know it and we've found some great items that will help you with your summer decor. Click on the photos below and visit each shop...so many great finds!


Annie's Handmade Deocr


Prairie Farm Goods 2


Farmers Attic


Folk Art Works


Splinters N Critters

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Upcycle Your Garden

Spring is here and summer is fast approaching so it is time to plan those gardens. I think we will visit Etsy to see what neat upcycled, recycled items we can find for your garden. 

If you are like me I love to plant flowers in different types of pots. This teapot planter from ATeapotGarden has this really nice one that fits the bill. 




Now how cute is this coffee pot sun catcher from MinnesotaJunker! You could put it in your flower garden above some flowers and make it look like it is watering the flowers. :)





On to the vegetable garden. So you have your rows of seeds planted and what is the next thing you need.....markers so when the plants come up you can identify them. These recycled vintage spoons from MonPetitChouBoutique would really look good especially if it is an herb garden. 





Ooooo....oooooo!!! I just love old boxes and FilthyRichDesigns has this wonderful vintage tool box that has been upcycled to a flower planter! You can use it for flowers, but also would be wonderful for a small herb garden. If you are limited on space this box is for you. :)





Lots of neat upcycled items for your gardens. Why not try some of them out. 


Happy planting!

Colleen :)

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Applique with Lace - Tutorial



Jenny of Elefantz Designs has a wonderful tutorial on her blog on How to Applique with Lace. Lots of pics to get the perfect result. For the complete tutorial, visit Jenny by clicking on the photo above.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Kidz Korner - Footprint Flower Keepsake



This makes me wish my girls were babies again! I would have loved to have this as a wonderful keepsake reminding me of how little they were at one time. Don't let this one pass by!!! To get all the details to make this adorable Footprint Flower Keepsake visit Emma Owl blog by clicking on the picture above.

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Flower Mug Rug Tutorial

We are well into May now so lots of flowers are out there. I thought a cute and easy mug rug would be a fun Spring project to work on. I found this tutorial from JenniferJangles Blogspot on an easy sewing flower mug rug you might want to try. Great for your fabric stash and you can use all sorts of pretty colors!


Happy sewing!

Colleen :)





Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Kidz Korner - Mother's Day Flower Card



I know that Mom would love to receive this card from the Kidz this Mother's Day. Everything you need to create this beautiful card can be found on Free Kids Crafts.

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Vintage Spring

Don't you just love Spring! I know I do. Everything is waking up from the long winter and getting ready for the summer days. There is still time to do some Spring decorating around your house and maybe use some vintage items for that so let's see what we can find on Etsy.

We can start with a very pretty Spring tablecloth like this very nice hand embroidered one from thespoolroom. I love all the pretty colors of the flowers on this one. 




Next we need some nice place mats for our kitchen table. Look at these very colorful and "springy" one's from NiceLandKnolls.






Ooo...ooo.....what better Spring flower than daffodils. I know most of the daffodils may be gone by now, but these are just so pretty you can hang this plate from SweetDaphneVintage on your wall and keep those daffodils around a little longer. :)







Ok...we have the tablecloth and place mats so I guess the last thing we need is a nice centerpiece with pretty spring flowers and TreasuresTimeworn has this beautiful pink flower and crystal basket that you can put on your table. Don't you just love all the colors in this basket!





Well there you have some great ideas for decorating your house with a little Spring still. Up in my neck of the woods Spring hasn't sprung yet, but the snow is gone!!  😄

Happy decorating!

Colleen :)



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!