Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Itty Bitty Cottage

Snowman Collector

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: DIY Natural Bug Repellent

I am sure lots of you have those pesky mosquito's around all the time and sometimes it is hard to even sit out on the deck. If so, here is a really neat idea for making your own bug repellent and using some nice Mason jars also. Freebie Finding Mom shows you how to do this. Good way to keep those pesky bugs away. :)

Have a great week!

Colleen :)

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Christmas in July Celebration

Lots of great goodies...never too early to start your holiday shopping!

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: HAPPY 4TH OF JULY

Just wanted to wish all of you a HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!! Enjoy the day with family and friends and have a blast!!

Colleen :)

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Crochet Elephant Pattern

Kali of The Friendly Red Fox designed this adorable Circus Elephant named Elliot! The instructions are free on her blog with lots of tips and tricks. Visit her blog by clucking on the photo above.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: 4th of July Mug Rug Tutorial Video

Hellooooooooo.....I am finally back "online". Been gone for a couple of months moving to our new home. Whew.....what a job. The builder was 5 weeks over schedule and then it took 10 days to get my satellite internet back so I was "disconnected" for two months!! Terrible not to have your computer for that long. Thank goodness for my smartphone! :)

So hope everyone is having a good summer so far. It is pretty dry where we live. Need rain bad! Fourth of July is right around the corner, but I think you still have time to make this cute mug rug from Missouri Star Company. Looks pretty simple. :)

Happy sewing!

Colleen :)

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Flower Crown Tutorial

Flower crowns are a chic and cheery way to complete the perfect ensemble for a wedding, festival or any day in between! Fresh flowers are the best option to use if you’re looking to make a pretty and fragrant flower crown that reflects the beauty of the season. Learn how to make a flower crown that stands out from the crowd!

Check out the video below to learn how to make a Flower Crown in 4 easy steps.

Source: How to Make a Flower Crown - ProFlowers.com

For a pictorial as well as additional styles of Flower Crowns by ProFlowers.com, click on the photo at the beginning of this post.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Prairie Point Star Ornament Tutorial

What a perfect ornament that can be created for any holiday or season!!! For the full tutorial, visit Susan at Super Mom - No Cape by clicking on the photo above.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Tulip Wreath

This stunning tulip wreath will add a burst of spring to your front door. You'll get all the compliments and your friends won't believe that you made it yourself! It's actually quite simple to make, no crafty skills required! 

For the complete DIY, visit Kylie at the How To Mom by clicking on the photo above .

Thanks for stopping by today! 

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Vintage Spring

Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter spending time with family and friends. Spring is in full swing so I thought we would start the Springs season by doing some decorating with vintage Spring items from Etsy. 

Here is a cute little chick from PamelasCottage. Love the yellow color and look at those eyes!

Look at the beautiful colors in this print from WHaroldHancock. I just love all the pastels. You could hang this on your wall to bring a little of the outdoors in. :)

Oh my.....what beautiful lavender flowers on these tea cups from TimesPast72. If you don't want to just have them as tea cups, I know some people use tea cups to put fancy pin cushions in them also. You might want to try that. 

Talk about relaxing under a tree! Makes you want to just jump into this figurine and relax. This is from KitschyCollection.

So these are a few vintage items I found that you could use for getting a start on your Spring decorating. 

Have a great week!

Colleen :)

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Wool Spring Candle Mat Tutorial

I have just got started doing wool applique candle mats and it is so fun! I have been a quilter for many years and applique is my favorite. I saw so many really neat patterns for wool applique so I thought......hmmmmm......I need to try that. This pattern from Sew Felt is such a pretty pastel spring pattern that I thought I would share it with you. :)

Happy stitching!

Colleen :)

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Easter Egg Mug Rug Tutorial

Man oh man....I just noticed that Easter is early this year! Time just keeps flying along. Looks like we need to get our Easter decorating done a little earlier this year. There still are a couple of weeks before Easter so you still have time to make this cute little egg shaped mug rug from Sew today Clean tomorrow. Very easy and quick so you can use that Easter fabric stash to make several of them. :)

Happy sewing!

Colleen :)

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Kidz Korner - St. Patrick's Day Rainbow Chain

Here's an easy St. Patrick's Day craft for the kidz to make...a Rainbow Pot O' Gold chain link! I don't think there are kidz or adults who can say they don't love making chain links! For the instructions, visit Michelle at Crafty Morning by clicking on the photo above.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

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

The Luck of the Irish is coming up on us soon. I love all the green and since my name is Colleen I think I have a little bit of that Irish in me. I thought I would show you some really nice vintage St. Patrick's Day items that you can go shopping for. :)

What a cute face on this vintage Leprechaun pin from SittingKittyVintage. I think he is so cute. 

Need a candle holder to add to your St. Patrick's Day decorating? Well this one from KleymannsCloset has 3 cute Leprechaun's on it. 

Are you planning to have a St. Patrick's Day celebration at your house? If so, you will need a tablecloth for your table and you can get this one from fromthemousenest to cover your table. 

And if you need some glasses to put on that table reshopgoods has these available. 

So if you are going to celebrate St. Patty's Day there are several vintage items available for your party. 

Have fun!

Colleen :)

Monday, February 26, 2018

Shamrock Mason Jars

These Shamrock Mason Jars are just perfect for your St. Patrick's Day decor! AND sooooo easy too! Linda at Mason Jar Crafts has everything Mason Jar Crafts including this Shamrock Mason Jar tutorial. Just click on the photo above.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Crocheting Four Leaf Clover

Well Valentine's Day is over so now it is on to St. Patrick's Day. I thought maybe you would like to see how to crochet little 4 leaf clovers from My Crafts for your decorating. You can make lots of these and connect them together like garland and decorating with them. 

Have fun!

Colleen :)

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Heart Mug Rug Sewing Tutorial

I know that Valentine's Day is tomorrow and we will be moving on to St. Patrick's Day, but I still thought we could look at this tutorial to make a heart mug rug because hearts can go in your decorating all year around. It is from Jacquelynne Steves  and she makes it look very easy. 

Happy sewing and Happy Valentine's Day!!

Colleen :)

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Vintage Valentine's

I always like to look at things from yesteryear...yes....I am aging myself. LOL! :) I thought with Valentine's Day just around the corner we could look at some vintage Valentine's Day from Etsy.........

Of course  you can't look back at vintage Valentine's Day without showing the cards that all of us from way back when use to give to our school mates. This is a nice collection from smileitsvintage.

How about this really cute bell figure with all it's hearts that AvasHopeChest has. It is so cute and colorful.

Remember the chocolate boxes they use to have? This one from pinkchicboutique shows just how elaborate they were. Very pretty. 

How about this fold out Valentine's card from the 1900's that talkingbirdie has! Talk about elaborate and detailed. They really made some neat things back then. :)

Well these are just a few of the vintage Valentine's that I found to go down memory lane. Hope everyone has a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Colleen :)

Friday, February 2, 2018

Lavender Heart Sachets

What a great time to make up a bowl full of these heart sachets! On Sutton Place has all the info needed along with the materials list and beautiful pics ... just click on the photo above.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Crocheting Valentine's Day Hearts Video

Time to start your Valentine's Day decorating. If you need some nice coasters to put around on your tables or connect them to make a heart banner, why not crochet some of your own. This is from How To Crochet A Heart. Why not give it a try.....

Happy crocheting! 

Colleen :)

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Upcycle Your Valentine's

So I am sure most of you are really getting tired of winter. Especially if you have been in the cold part of the country. I for one am not having a bad winter at all since this is the first winter since we left Alaska and this winter is a piece of cake. LOL! :)

I know it is only January, but let's start concentrating on some springtime. First thing to think of is Valentine's Day. So let's look at some upcycled items from Etsy that have been made into hearts. 

We will start with this rustic red heart from RusticRevelations that they made from a wooden pallet. Turned out really nice. 

Now it may still be pretty chilly for some of you and you still need those mittens to keep your hands warm so why not use these mittens from SullysSofties that were made from old sweaters. 

This is different. How about a heart necklace made from an old bicycle chain. Pretty neat. This one is from Upcycling4ACause.

Upcycling Mason jars is really popular these days and there are so many different types to make. How about these Valentine's Day jars from MontanaSnow? Looks like that is fairly easy to do. 

These are a few ideas of upcycling items to hearts for your Valentine's Day. Gives us a few ideas of how to make some items doesn't it. 

Have fun!

Colleen :)

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Kidz Korner - Quigley the Corgi

Maybe your Kidz won't be able to make this cute little Corgi but you can make this cute little Corgi for your Kidz. Quigley would make a great gift for your Kidz for Valentine's day (or maybe someone special in your life). For the full written instructions along with the free PDF download, simply click on the photo above and visit Jenny at Fluffmonger. Great video below showing how to put Quigley together.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Mason Jar Snowman

There is still a little bit of time left to have those snowmen out for your winter decorating. There are a few more weeks left before we start to get the itch to do a little spring decorating. With that said let's make this Mason jar snowman from MasonJarCraftsLove. There are so many different decorating ideas for Mason jars these days and this snowman is pretty simple and basic, but you can add it to your winter decorating. :)

Give it a try! 

Colleen :)

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Valentine Wreath DIY

Looking for a fun and easy DIY Valentine Wreath? This wreath is so simple to make and add such a fun touch to your holiday home decor. Marie of the Blooming Homestead shares her DIY on her blog. Just click on the photo above. 

Thanks for stopping by today! 

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Vintage Snowmen

Now that the holidays are over, and I hope everyone had a great holiday season, it is time to settle down into winter. And what is one of the best signs of winter....yep.....snowmen! Love those little snowmen! What's good about snowmen is you can have them at Christmas and also throughout the winter decorating season. There are so many different kinds of snowmen to decorate with, but let's look at some vintage snowmen from Etsy. :)

Winter is time for hot chocolate on those cold days and you can use these snowmen mugs from tikichef to serve up that mug of hot chocolate. 

If you still have cookies to put out or are still making cookies you can use these really cute snowmen plates from JVCollectiblesVT to put the cookies on. 

Look at these adorable snowmen from HarmonDesignsLLC. They are so cute. You can put them on your table or shelf. Such cute faces. :)

How adorable are these salt and pepper shakers of Mr. & Mrs. Snowman. They would go good on your kitchen table. You can find them at BrooklynBloom

I could just go on and on with the snowmen. I still have several sitting around my house for winter. How about you??? :)

Have fun decorating!

Colleen :)

Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year

May 2018 be filled with love, laughter, joy and creativity!