Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Kidz Korner - Fall Leaves Garland

With fall right around the corner, now is a great time to get the kiddos in on decorating for the season. Elsie at A Beautiful Mess has the tutorial shown through wonderful pictures. The younger children may need a little help but using a blunt tapestry needle they will be able to join in on the fun.

For the tutorial, simply click on the photo above.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Upcycled Tote Bag Tutorial

To sew or not to sew.....if you are not into sewing, but you would like to make an upcycled tote bag why not try this no sew tote bag made from a feed bag. Now I call that recycled, repurposed and upcycled to the ultimate. And talk about easy! So if you need a new tote bag to take to the market or shopping and you have that left over dog food bag why not give this a try like Leslie from The Frugal Crafter shows us. :)

Happy Not Sewing!

Colleen :)

Friday, August 26, 2016

Featured Artist - Shannon's Tie Dye and More

Today's Featured Artist is Shannon of Shannon's Tie Dye and More! Shannon's shop is filled with lots of beautiful tie dye creations for the entire family! To see all that Shannon has to offer, simply click on any of the photos below.

Women's Tank Top

Kid's T-Shirt

Baby Onesie

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Handmade Spotlight - All About the Want

Etsy finds 2

all about the want....
Spider ring - Beaded ring with spider - Halloween ring - Woven statement ring - Seasonal ring - Goth ring - Insect ring - Happy halloween
Memory Wire Wrap Bracelet - Pearl Bracelet - Purple Beaded Bracelet - Boho bracelet - Multistrand bracelet - Stacked bracelet - Womens Gift
Purple Mosaic Tile Ceramic Coasters, Mosaic Coasters, Coaster Set, Tile Coasters, Gift For Women, Housewarming Gift, Dorm Decor, Cork Back
Blueberry Cheesecake Scented Wax Melts - Highly Scented Soy Wax Blend - Six Melts, Tarts, Hand Poured By Juneberry Candle
Baby Burp Cloths ~ for baby girl ~ set of 3 ~ pretty floral burp cloth ~ teal triangles ~ multicolred chevron ~ great new born gifts ~ baby
Burlap wreath, fall decor, fall wreath
Crochet Octopus, Ready to Ship, Blue Octopus, Crochet Toy, Octopus Softie, Octopus Crochet, Octopus Plushies, Octopus Stuffed Animals
Handmade Halloween Primitive Witch, Primitive dolls, Halloween Decor, Dolls Handmade, Witch Primitive Doll, Folk Art, Witch Doll, Art Doll
Mother's or Grandmother's necklace, birthstone bar necklace. Gold filled bar with birthstones. Custom birthstone necklace gifts. Custom gift
Felted Scarf, Women's Felted Scarf, Handmade fashion scarf, Women's Accessories, Wool & Mohair, Indigo + Lt. Blue, Graceful Ewe Fiber Arts
Multi-color crochet hat, child's hat, girls hat,
That Dam Painting, Home Decor Wall Art, Dam Painting, Landscape Painting, Beautiful Dam, Peaceful Painting, Landscape Wall Art, Housewarming
Felt flower frame, felt flower decor, felt wall art, wall decor, felt flowers, home decor
Black Leather Cord Bracelet Clay Bead Silver Plated OOAK Handmade Beaded
Handmade necklace, handmade jewelry, colorful necklace, colorful jewelry, colorful beaded jewelry, bright jewelry, boho necklace, bohemian
Counted Cross Stitch, Cross Stitch Patterns, All is Vanity, Primitive Decor, Rustic Decor, Halloween Decor, Charles A Gilbert, PATTERN ONLY

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: School Pencil Bags

I am still thinking about kids going back to school this week. :)  I am sure all of  you with school age kids have been busy getting their school supplies and fighting the people and checkout lanes of the big box stores. That is always sooooooooooo stressful. Why not take a little stress off and make something for your kids school supplies. Since it has been awhile I am not up to par with what kids have on their school supply list, but if pencil bags are still there here is a great tutorial on how to make one. I saw this tutorial from that Amy Warner wrote for their blog on making a pencil bag with photo transfer sheets. So if your kiddo needs a new pencil bag why not try this one. 

Happy sewing!

Colleen :)

Monday, August 22, 2016

Fall Decorating

I know, I know...Fall is still more than a month away but I'm starting to think about seasonal changes. France & Son has some helpful tips and ideas about transitioning into the season. To visit their blog, click on the photo above.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: DIY School Bag

One of my granddaughters started school yesterday and the other one's start in a few weeks. My oh my where did the summer go! :(

If your daughter or granddaughter needs a new bag for school why not make her one like this one from Calli at Make It Do. I think this over the shoulder bag is so cute and you could come up with all kinds of designs for a bag like this one. Why not give it a try. :)

 Happy Sewing!

Colleen :)

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Tutorial - Embroidered Coin Purse

Flamingo Toes was a guest blogger on Skip To My Lou blog and posted a great tutorial on creating an embroidered coin purse. With the holidays right around the corner, these might make nice gifts for your ladies group, teachers, etc. For the full tutorial, simply click on the photo above.

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Handmade Spotlight - Witchy Ways


I love Halloween and these are some Halloween Witch's from the creative minds of the Old Farmhouse Gathering Team on them all......wish I could have listed them all. Enjoy.......Halloween is creeping up on us fast. To see all that the OFG Team has to offer, go to and type in OFG Team in the search.
PriMiTiVe Halloween Dressy Witch Art Doll Large Folk Art Collectible Goth-Head Witch Hanger or Sitter ofg hafair faap
Halloween Clock Witches House Trick or Treat Costumed Children Hand Painted Primitive Folk Art Man in Moon Black Cat Jack O Lantern OFG
Hand Painted Halloween Witch Gourd web spider hp prim chick ofg lisa robinson teamhaha hafair WEAVER
Primitive Witch Moon Halloween Folk Art, Door Greeter, Autumn Fall Decor, Shelf Tuck, Cupboard Sitter, OFG FAAP
Halloween Folk Art Primitive Painting, Hand Painted Square Wood Plate, Spooky Saltbox House, Witch, Cats, Moon, Fall Leaves, MADE TO ORDER
primitive witch, prim witch, primitive salem witch, witches, spookey witch, witch, primitive halloween, halloween
Primitive Witch Crow
Halloween Witch  Makedo Primitive  Decoration
Wee Witch
Witch Hagensack  302e Halloween Primitive flying on her broom Crows Roost Prims epattern SALE immediate download
Penny Rug Halloween Witch Bat Moon Wool Table Runner or Candle Mat Primitive
Folk Art Witch Doll With Spider
Tall and Skinny Good Halloween Witch
Halloween Witch On The Moon Plaque
Primitive Witch Doll Gertie with her Broom, Folk Art Fall Witch
SALE Large Folk Art soft sculpted fabric witch doll HAGUILD HAFAIR wired fingers hand painted ofg faap

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Kidz Korner - Sloppy Joes

With school getting ready to gear up and activities making families short on time, the Old Farmhouse Gathering  has posted a great Sloppy Joe recipe that is no only fast and easy but healthy as well. For the full recipe, click on the photo above.

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Vintage Lunch Boxes

I think school will be starting soon for lots of kiddo's. My grandkids start pretty soon too. I am sure some of you remember taking your lunch to school in those neat lunchboxes that were from our favorite cartoons and characters. (Oh oh.....I am aging myself again!). I think I had a Barbie lunchbox. :)

So I thought we could look at some vintage lunchboxes and all their colorful character's and take a walk down memory lane again. :) I am going to age myself again. The TV movie Gunsmoke was really popular when I was a kid and we use to watch it all the time. This lunchbox from CalloohCallay has this lunchbox showing the actor's from that show. 

I remember someone in my class having a lunchbox like this one from KelleyStreetVintage! I always thought it was so neat because it was a barn. 

All of us remember Batman and Robin and all the "kapow" and "bangs" that the TV show had. This box from Cosasraras has some great colorful graphics on it. 

And then what about all the cute Care Bears stuff like this box from RelicsandRhinestones. My daughter had lots of Care Bear toys. They are so cute.

We could just go on and on with all the vintage lunchboxes out there, but I will stop here. I hope all of you that have school age children have a great school year!

Have a great week!

Colleen :)

Friday, August 5, 2016

Featured Artist - Tatters and Scraps

Today's Featured Artist is Connie of Tatters and Scraps. Connie loves all things country, including cottage, shabby and primitive. Each of her items is handmade with a sense of country warmth and love. She uses vintage, antique and new fabrics and embellishments. In her shop, you'll find all kinds of decorative goodies. To see all that Connie has to offer, simply click on the photos below and enjoy your shopping experience.

Rag Balls and Vintage Clothespins

Cotton Fabric Balls

Primitive Heart Bowl Fillers

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