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.

Thanks for stopping by today!


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 :)