Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Making Felt Flowers Tutorial

Well if you are like me and waiting for the flowers to bloom or me to plant them (ha!ha!) maybe you can have a few flowers around the house with these felt flowers. You could make all kinds of colors of flowers. I found this tutorial over at howjoyful.com. It looks pretty easy. I make lots of ornaments out of felt and felt is really easy to work with. 

Now get those fingers limbered up and let's make a whole garden of flowers. :)

Happy sewing!

Colleen :)

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Cake Topper Design Finds


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White Pearl Wedding Multi Strand Necklace with Beaded Flowers, Bridal Necklace, Bridesmaids Necklace, Beaded Pearl Lariat, Gift for Her.
Rustic Stretch Boho Chic Pottery Clay Diffuser Bracelet Essential Oil Hand Crafted Aromatherapy Chunky Beaded Earthy Hippie Healing Jewelry
40 pcs - Paper Gift Box - Puple Box - Heart Box - Wedding Events - 40 pcs - Ready to Ship.
Amigurumi, Pacifier Holder, Rattle, Teether, Organic Cotton,Eco Friendly,Anti- Allergenic,Newborn Gift,Peach Color, Hamster, Baby Toy, Cute
Set of 4 Light Pink Bridal Shawl, Pink Wedding Shawl, Romantic Weddings, Bridesmaids Gift, Pink Themed Weddings, Pink Scarf, Scarf for Her
Felted gnome blue hat, blue father christmas needle felted gnome, waldorf toy, spring decorations, fairy gnome, cute felted gnome
Silver earrings, turquoise earrings, white coral earrings, coral earrings, turquoise jewelry, lava earrings, gemstone earrings, multicolor
kelly green sea glass italian earrings dangle copper wire wrapped st patrick beach wedding birthday anniversary gift surfer lasoffittadiste
Harpin lace jewellery. Handmade harpin lace jewelry set. Handmade pendant and bracelet. Lace necklace and bracelet. Handmade  jewelry set.
Counted Cross Stitch, Cross Stitch Patterns, The Shelburne Barn, Primitive Decor, Rustic Decor, Warren Kimble, PATTERN ONLY
Embroidered Brooch Cat, Hand Embroidery, Beads Embroidery, Burlesque Brooch, Romantic Brooch, Red Cat, Beaded Cat, Roses Rococo, Roman Cat
Linen Look Fabric Cosmetic Purse with Scottie Dog & Tartan Trim- Handmade in Scotland
20% OFF Set Jewelry Faceted pressed Coral dangle red black balls Earrings and Necklace pendant handmade art in Lithuania Europe Exclusive
Crochet Baby Blanket and Stuffed Teddy Bear Baby Shower Gift New Mom Gift Granny Square Blanket Handmade Toy Play Blanket Spring Trends
Ballet shoes: red and black color
Cup Cover with Pocket for a Note of Love - Coffee Tea Mug Cover Cup Cozy Sleeve - Hand Knit Funny milky Cozy Coffee Before Talkie Cozy Cover

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Friday, May 27, 2016

Featured Artist - Cake Topper Design

Today's Featured Artist is Cake Topper Design. George is the designer and owner of Cake Topper Design. All items are handmade with love! To see all the beautiful designs in George's shop, please click on the photos below.

Dove and Heart Silhouette

Couple and Child Releasing Doves

A Bicycle Built for Two

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Handmade Spotlight - Sights of Summer

Sights of Summer

Summer items made by the Old Farmhouse Gathering team on Etsy for the Celebration of Summer Celebration.
Watermelon Basket with 2 Old Crows and LED Candle Light - Primitive Summer Decor
Americana Decor, Primitive Decor, Patriotic Decor, Uncle Sam, Embroidered Pillow, Red White and Blue, Hand Stitched Pillow, Cross Stitch
Instant Download - Digital Label Sheet - Sweet Southern Peaches - Printable PDF and/or JPG File
Blueberry Mini Pillow - Maine Blueberries
Uncle Sam Head Americana
Personalized Picnic Basket Tag, Wood Label, Rustic Wedding Gift, Romantic Gift, Couples Gift, Hand Painted Hang Tag, CTSOFG
Primitive patriotic crow sack, prim flag, primitive crow, july 4th, prim americana, americana crows, stars, usa,memorial day america
Liberty & Justice americana flag and crows upcycled recycled repurposed rustic wood pallet sign
RESERVED for BEV-Soft Sculpture Honeysuckle Hen and Her Chick Charlene
Primitive AMERICANA Pillow Grand Old Flag Shelf Sitter July 4th Cupboard Tuck
Uncle Sam self sitter
Camper sign, happy camper, hand painted camper decor, wood sign, summertime, vintage camper sign, camping, mixed media, nature, ctsofg
Elsie the Gardening Crow, Summer, Crows, Crow, Crow Doll, Ofg, Faap, Hafair, Dub, Ctsofg
Hand Painted little pillow - bowl filler - hand sewn - Americana - OFG - FAAP - CTSOFG
Sunflowers, Checkered, plaque, wall hanging, kitchen, handpainted
NECKLACE, Uncle Sam, Americana, Folk Art, Wooden, CTSOFG

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Kidz Korner - Thank You Teacher Free Printable

As the schools begin to come to a close, it's always a nice gesture for the children to give their teachers a Thank You gift. What about a personalized thank you just perfect for him or her with your own child's sentiments? Stop by The Suburban Mom blog by clicking on the photo above and download your free printable today.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Vintage Spring Vegetable Garden

Well spring is about over and we are starting into the summer season. Some schools are out for the summer and some have a few weeks still. With that said it is time to start working in those gardens getting the flowers and veggies planted. Remember all the "hand" tools we use to use in our gardens? So many of the garden tools nowadays are power tools, but I like the good old fashioned hand tools. So let's take a look a some of the old tools we use to use. :)

First we have to turn the ground over from sitting all winter. We need a good shovel for this. Nenafaysattic has this shovel for that use. 

Next we have to level the ground out so we need a rake for that. Remember these rakes that NakedBones has. :)

Now I use to (and mind you I said "use" too!) crawl around on my hands and knees to make the rows for the veggies seeds. I use to use these tools from HomageToJackVintage to do that job. How about you?

Now that all the seeds are planted for your vegetable garden you need to mark them so you remember what you planted because sometimes the veggies all come up looking the same. :)
TinyWhiteDogVintage has these really cute vegetable markers. 

Now that we have had a look at the "old" way to prepare and plant your veggie garden let's get out there and get busy. :)

Happy gardening!

Colleen :)

Monday, May 23, 2016

How to Arrange Flowers Like a Pro

 I love flowers...all types, all colors, all sizes. But when it comes to arranging them, I fall short. If you are in the same boat as I am, perhaps you will find the post at The Nest helpful. Click on any of the photos below and start arranging those pretty cut flowers like a pro!

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Saturday, May 21, 2016

DIY - Rustic Cooler

Here's one DIY going on the honey do list. Great pics and instructions to create your own Rustic Cooler. Click on the photo above for the tutorial.

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Friday, May 20, 2016

Featured Artist - Heartstrings and Stitches

Today's Featured Artist is Heartstrings and Stitches. Karen has always enjoyed sewing, painting and quilting. She loves creating and everything in her shop is handmade by her! To see all the wonderful items that Karen has to offer, please click on any of the photos below.

Queen Anne Style Doll

Hand Embroidered Owl Pillow

Primitive Raggedy Annie Doll

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