Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Kidz Korner - Candy Cane Christmas Mouse

Kidz not only love to craft but they also like to give little gifts to their friends and schoolmates. Why not gather up the supplies needed and start making some of these adorable Candy Cane Christmas Mice? Make a bunch for your Christmas tree as well! For the full tutorial with lots of pics, simply visit Shannon at Sewing Barefoot by clicking on the photo above.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Vintage Christmas

Well Thanksgiving is over and we are full force into the Christmas holiday now. Some people already have their homes decorating and some may be like me and wait until after Thanksgiving. So for those of you that are looking for some more decorations for your home why not add some vintage Christmas items. Let's look at Etsy for some decorations. :)

Ok...we need to start with a Christmas tree. Oooo.....oooo...I remember these!! Do you? PinkPickerParty has this one. :)

Oh and these too that jaditekate has! We had these on our trees and I use to watch them for hours. I loved the way they would bubble. Actually several years ago I got some of these for my tree so my kids could watch them also....hmmm.....wonder what happened to them. LOL!

We always had a nativity scene on the table. This one from bonnyhillshop looks a lot like the one we had. I thought the little animals were so cute. Actually my dad who is 96 and still lives at home puts it out every year. 

My mother had this exactly candy dish that MyAtticFinds has! She use to put chocolate cover peanut clusters in it!

Oh my................what a trip down memory lane this was for me! I could go on and on finding vintage items that I use to have as a kid. What fun! So if you are going to add to your decorating why not do it with some vintage decorations. :)

Have fun!

Colleen :)

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Snowflake Saturday - Crochet Snowflake

Carolyn of The Purple Poncho designed this snowflake which has a little glitter sprinkled on it to give it an extra sparkle. Not only does she have the written instructions but she has included a great way to use them among your holiday dining. To create this little beauty, click on the photo above.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Happy Thanksgiving!!

Ok...this is the last Thanksgiving posting for me this year. :)  I just want to wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving. Have a great day with family and friends and enjoy the time with them. No matter if you have turkey and all the fixings or somethings else to eat remember one thing....EAT LOTS!  :) :)


Colleen :)

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Snowflake Saturday - Snowflake Earrings

Jean and Rita are Creative Partners and have these amazing Snowflake earrings pattern directions on their site. The designer of these earrings is Janie Herrin and they are just perfect for your holiday dressing. Great for those office parties, family gatherings or how about wearing them on a hot summer day to make you "feel" just a little cooler? Click on the photo above and complete them this weekend.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Thanksgiving Table Decorating

I know, I know...not more Thankgiving. LOL! I guess you can tell by now that I like Thanksgiving. I think Thanksgiving just gets left behind with all the hoopla of Christmas coming so I like to give it a little extra recognition. It has always been a time for family to come together for a good dinner and lots of conversation without everyone being just worn out from all the Christmas doings. So with that said...let's decorate the table. 

I searched several pins from Pinterest for you and I think I like this one the best from  One Kind Design. Lots of good ideas. So why not take a look and see if you can get some ideas for your Thanksgiving table. :)

Happy decorating!

Colleen :)

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Snowflake Saturday - Quilled Snowflake

This is breathtaking!!! And to think that it's done completely in paper! Visit Ann of All Things Paper for the materials list needed to complete this paper quilled snowflake.

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Thanksgiving Centerpiece Tutorial

Ok...we are going to need a centerpiece for that Thanksgiving table of yours. Why not make one. :)   Normally you would think a turkey would be appropriate, but I think we should do something a little different. How about this really cute little scarecrow for your table. I think he is so cute. Over at the Trendy Tree they have a tutorial on how to make this cute little guy. Looks like they give a really good detail instructions on how to make him. I would make one, but I don't have a Thanksgiving table to put him on. Just hubby and me for Thanksgiving. LOL! 

Have fun!

Colleen :)

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Snowflake Saturday - Snowflake Afghan

Oh my...can you see yourself wrapped up in this gorgeous Snowflake afghan throughout the cold winter? What a great gift this would make and plenty of time to create this for that special someone. Visit Art of Tangle for the instructions on making this amazing afghan.

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Friday, November 4, 2016

Featured Artist - Paintspots and Splinters

Today's Featured Artist is Vicky of Paintspots and Splinters. Vicky's motto, "Nothing better than being able to do what you love!" She has been blessed to be able to use her time and talents to create her happy place. She calls her painting and sewing her "therapy" which is better than any pill a doc could prescribe! To learn more about Vicky and to see all that she has to offer in her shop, simply click on any of the photos below.

Thankful Wood Sign

Christmas Candy Cane Mouse

Winter Snow Doll "Belle"

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Kidz Korner - Thankful Tree

The month of November always seems to be the time of year when we begin to think about all the things we are thankful for, friends, family, health, etc. It's so important to teach our kidz that they have lots of things to be thankful for as well. Christina at The DIY Mommy has a great tutorial to make a Thankful Tree with your kidz. Why not take the entire month and add thankful leaves to the tree each day? For the complete tutorial, simply click on the photo above.

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Upcycle Your Thanksgiving

Well November is here and Thanksgiving is coming up fast so let's get started on decorating for this holiday with some recycled decor from Etsy. 

Pumpkins are still in fashion for another month. :)  So let's take a look at these upcycled pumpkins from JonesDesignShed that are made from sweaters. Very nice pumpkins. 

I really like this fall leaf from WaxMenagerie. It is made from recycled wire and newspaper. You could sit it on the table or hang it like an ornament. Great idea!

Look at these upcycled wine bottles that have been painted like candy corn. They are from KorkayKreations. You can use them for your Halloween decorating and then just take them right into Thanksgiving. :)

I really like this upcycled older tray that StudioSugarTree made. Like she said you could changed it out with the seasons. 

Looks like there is lots of good ideas for getting your home decorated for Thanksgiving. Don't forget about Thanksgiving and just jump into Christmas decorating as there is still time to do that after Thanksgiving. :)

Happy decorating!

Colleen :)