Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Vintage Picnic

Well July is almost upon us. Can't believe how fast the summer goes...AHHHHH!!! I hope everyone is having a good summer so far. Have many of you gone on that picnic yet? We actually haven't gone on one yet, but hopefully one of these days. 

The Fourth of July is coming up real soon so there will be lots of picnicking going on so...how are you supplied with picnic supplies? Why not bring back the "good ole days" of picnicking with some vintage picnic supplies from some Etsy shops. Here are a few ideas for you.....

Of course you have to have the traditional picnic basket and I think this wooden one from AnotherSkyVintage shows the traditional wooden basket. 

Then of course you have to have the picnic utensils and plates to eat all the good food on. fifisfinds has this set of plates and utensils that will fit just fine in that picnic basket. 

Whether you sit on the ground or are sitting at a picnic table you will need a picnic tablecloth. Over at Christinasroom you can find this great traditional picnic tablecloth.

Now...if you are like me and getting too old to sit on the ground at these picnic outings (LOL!) you will need a couple of chairs to sit on. 3sisterstreasures has a couple of picnic chairs that you can use while all the kids are sitting on the ground! :)

So....get those picnic baskets filled and throw everything into to car and get out to that picnic!

Have fun!

Colleen :)

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Magnetic Ironing Mat

What an ingenious idea!!!!! A magnetic ironing mat...why couldn't I think of that? Laura of A Beautiful Mess came up with this great tutorial. For the complete instructions, simply click on the photo above.

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Friday, June 26, 2015

Featured Artist - Dunn Crafting

Today's featured artist is Sue and Karen of Dunn Crafting. This is a mother/daughter team that has truly been gifted to create special gifts, home decor, nursery items as well as special occasion items. To visit with Sue and Karen, simply click on any of the photos below.

White Button Heart

Dusky Pink Pomander

Mr. & Mrs. Wall Art

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Handmade Spotlight - American Pride

American Pride

Wonderful Americana items from some of the talented artisans of the OFG team...
Primitive Nook Ooak Burlap Americana  Pillow OFG Team FAAP Team
Primitive Flag Hearts and Watermelon Tucks ~~ Primitive Home Decor ~~ Primitive Americana ~~ Primitive Patriotic ~~ FAAP ~~ OFG Team
Primitive Doll Pattern Angel PDF E Patterns E-Pattern Americana Faceless Ragg Raggedy Cloth Sewing OFG Team
United States Flag Pallet Wood Sign! Americana Decor, Red White and Blue, Go USA, USA Outline, Rustic, 4th of July Decor, Soldier, July 4
Primitive PATTERN Needle Punch Mat Americana Robin Flag And Flowers
4th July decoration  Americana  sign america,  american We the People sign hand made in usa
HOPE Ornament, Red White and Blue Splatter Painted Americana Wall Decor
Primitive Decorative Pillow Patriotic Americana Flag, Star & Crow Cross Stitch Pillow Cupboard Tuck
PATTERN, Painting Pattern, Barn Star, Blackbird, Plate, OFG, FAAP, Fall, DecoArt Americana, Acrylic,
Americana Decor, Summer Decor, USA, 4th of July, American Flag, Flag Heart, Primitive Summer Decor, Rustic Summer, Farmhouse Decor
10.5" x 7.5" Penny Rug Flower Pillow, Patriotic Pillow, Red White and Blue, Throw Pillow, Decorative Pillow, OFG, FAAP, Penny Rug Pillow
12111 Primitive George Washington Americana Colonial Hang Gift Bag Tags / Digital JPEG File- OFG
Set of 3 - Primitive - Patriotic - Rustic - USA - July 4th - Americana - American - Flag - Bowl Fillers - Ornies - Tucks - Shelf Sitters
Primitive folk art eagle make do Uncle Sam hat made in USA wood base hafair ofg faap
Patriotic Door Hanger, Americana Door Hanger, Primitive Heart Hanger, Grungy Heart  ~ Patriotic Wreath, Prim Wreath ~
Hand Stitched Decorative Pillow, Uncle Sam, Americana, USA, Patriotic, USAFAAP

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Kidz Korner - Firework Painting

When you can't bring your kids to see the fireworks this 4th of July, how about bringing the "fireworks" to them? Round up some pipe-cleaners, some paint, some paper and your kids and let them have a BLAST creating their own fireworks. Click on the photo above and let Akane of Juggling with Kids explain just how to get your kids in on the fun!

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Quilt As You Go Placemats

Time for summer picnics and along with that come placemats for the picnic table so I found this tutorial for making placemats and you can quilt them as you go. Looks pretty easy so get those sewing machines out and start sewing. 

 Happy Sewing!

Colleen :)

Monday, June 22, 2015

Red, White and Blue Cookie Bark

Wouldn't this be a wonderful hostess gift for your upcoming 4th of July party? Or make up cellophane gift bags for everyone to take home with them.

For the complete recipe, click on the photo above to get Anne's, Your Homebased Mom, full recipe.

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Handmade Spotlight - Rustic Flowers

Rustic Flowers

Crochet Boho Boots for the Street + Boho Bag, Crochet Shoes, Boho Bag, Boho Boots, Flower applique, Made to Order
Dandelion pendant Real dried dandelions Handmade dandelion jewelry Make a wish Personalised necklaces Mother daughter necklace One of a kind
Rustic Burlap Flowers Set of 10 handmade fabric rosettes Cake topper Burlap roses Wedding decor Flower Ornaments. Bridal Wedding Party Favor
Original Oil Painting on canvas. Still life and Scenic Classic Art. 20" x 28" Wall Hanging Decor Art. Best Man Gifts. Bright Home Decoration
FREE SHIPPING, summer white crochet cotton top for women, handmade top, natural materials
Wall Hanging plaque Copper art Oval wall plaque Metal wall art Brown wall decor Boho chic gift idea Embossing plaque "Girl with camomile"
Adjustable ring Real flower jewelry Terrarium sphere ring Dried tansy flowers Pressed plant jewelry Yellow pressed flower ring
Original Oil Painting READY TO HANG Gift Ideas Home Decor on canvas Wall Art Abstract Art Contemporary Oil Art  Relief Picture WhiteFlowers
Crochet Ruffle Scarf, Ivory Frilly Sequins Crochet Scarf, Crochet Ruffle Sashay Scarf, Woman's Crochet Scarf, Handmade Scarf, Fashion Scarf
Embroidered man bow tie Beige red brown pretied bow tie Groomsmen bow tie handmade bow tie Christmas gifts Linen bow
Rustic Flowers , centerpiece  - for weddings,  wedding decor - set of 10.
White peach baby roses, Shabby Chic rustic Home Decor, floral photography, pastel, rustic, flower arrangement
Flower Girl Dress - Lace Flower girl dress - flower girl dresses- baby lace dress - Country Flower Girl dress- Lace Rustic flower Girl dress
Rustic Wedding Decor, Small Table Flowers- Set of 10, Rustic Rose Flowers, Rustic Flower Favors, Small Centerpiece, Wedding Table Flowers
Ivory Burlap Flowers -Set of 4 fabric flowers 2" Ivory blossoms 1200-200 headband flowers  rustic flowers wedding decorations scrapbooking
Rustic Flower Girl Basket Chicken Wire Flower Girl Basket Rustic Chic Wedding Barn Wedding #DownInTheBoondocks

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Kidz Korner - Lawn Art

She Calls Me Mama Leisha has a fun craft for your kids to do now that school is out for the summer. Click on the photo above and visit Aleisha for the tutorial. Your kids are going to love this!!!

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Upcycle Your Patio

Hopefully most of you are enjoying the summer sun and sitting on your patio soaking up the rays. I try to in between rain days. :(  I thought today we would look at some Etsy shops and see what we can find from the "upcycle" community that we can use to dress up our patio's. :)

 First...all patio's need a table to put those cold drinks on. Now I am not a wine drinker so I would probably put my lemonade on this table. CreativeGrafixKS has this great recycled barnwood table. 

Now I have actually seen one of these chairs in person. I think it was in Colorado somewhere. What I great idea UpcycledDesignsBoise has for repurposing those old ski's . :)

Every patio needs a wind chime...well unless you live where there is so much wind that it would blow it away! Here is a cute one from NevaStarr. I love the cute little faces on the spoons. 

It is so nice to sit on the patio at night once the day has cooled down and enjoy the mild evening. I don't have any dark up here in the summer (LOL!), but for those that do...why not have this candle sitting on the table you just made from the recycle barnwood that I should you earlier. :)  RedPoodle has this one available. Great idea for using those rose vases you may have sitting around. 

There are many, many ideas of upcycled items for your patio. These are a few and I am sure the list goes on and on. :)  

Thanks for visiting and enjoy your patio! 

Colleen :)

Saturday, June 13, 2015

DIY Americana Pillow

This patriotic pillow should only take a couple of hours with a little fabric, painter's tape and paint. Joan of Scavenger Chic has all the instructions on her blog. Simply click on the photo above for the tutorial.

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Friday, June 12, 2015

Featured Artist - The Laughing Cabin

Today's featured artist is Susan of The Laughing Cabin. Susan is a very talented artist as can be seen by the items she has in her shop. Some of her art is uniquely her own and can't be found anywhere else. To see all that Susan has to offer in her shop, simply click on any of the photos below.

Farm Fresh Vegetables Sign

Gourd Clay Sculpture

Chicken Gourd and Clay Sculpture

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