Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Vintage Pumpkins

Well the pumpkins are starting to ripen and pretty soon they will be showing up by the bazillions at the stores and in the Farmer's Market. Pumpkins are a sure sign that fall is here. So I think today we will look at some vintage pumpkins on Etsy. 

It is getting to be time to be drinking that tea. You can use this tea pot and sugar and creamer that LizzyJeansAttic has. 




Are you planning on making sugar cookies for your Halloween party? Well how about making some giant pumpkin cookies. You can find this cookie cutter at MyForgottenTreasures.





Now if you make those sugar cookies you can put them in this vintage cookie jar from HappyVintageStudio.




So now we need a tablecloth to cover that table so that we can put all our pumpkins on it and UncleBunksTrunk has this one. 







Lots of vintage pumpkins that you can use to do your Fall decorating!


Colleen :)



Monday, September 18, 2017

No Sew Fleece Blanket - Tutorial



If you are looking for some easy, fast and inexpensive gifts to make for family and friends this year, The Frugal Girls have a wonderful tutorial with lots of pics on their blog. For the full instructions, visit their blog by clicking on the photo above.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Fall Placemats

If you need to make some new Fall placemats for your table I found this great tutorial from Craftsy that I thought you might like. Looks easy and a nice way to dress up your fall table. :)
Happy sewing!

Colleen :)






Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Kidz Korner - Sunshine Pom Pillow



How cute is this? Your Kidz may not be able to create this Sunshine Pom Pillow BUT that doesn't mean you can't make one for your kidz! Sarah of Repeat Crafter Me (don't you just love that name?) has beautiful photos and step by step instructions to create one (or more) for your kidz! Want to get started today? Simply click on the photo above.

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Fall Decorating and Hurricane Vases

Well made it to September and the start of my favorite time of year. I LOVE FALL! I love all the colors of autumn and all the decorating, sewing and crafting you can do during the fall. I thought we would start with some fall leaf decorating with hurricane vases. Amanda Jane Brown shows us how she made a fall decoration using hurricane vases, candles, corn and leaves. Looks really nice and "easy". Yep....my kind of project. :)

So get started on your fall decorating with a nice centerpiece like this. 

Colleen :)








Monday, September 4, 2017

Monday Marketplace - Fall Decor


Have you started your Fall decorating yet? I haven't...still trying to do some fall cleaning! The wonderful finds below are exactly what I need to keep me motivated!!! Click on each of the photos below and start that fall decorating now!


Southern Cute Designs


Sweet Goldie Bee


Double Brush



A Dressy Door



Our Traditions

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Celebrating Fall with the Old Farmhouse Gathering Team on Etsy

The Old Farmhouse Gathering team on Etsy is celebrating Fall with some amazing NEW handcrafted items perfect for your fall decor. Click on each photo below to view the full description. (To see all the new offerings, click here.) Have fun celebrating!

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Friday, September 1, 2017

Free Fall Watercolor Printables



Fall is in the air here in Northeast PA! I wonder if I did a poll how many of us would say that Fall is our favorite time of year? I know I would be included in the YAY for Fall!!!

Chrissy of TeepeeGirl has these beautiful Watercolor printables ready for you to download, print and frame. Aren't they just beautiful?!? For the free printable, click on either of the graphics above or below and print them out to be included in your Fall displays.


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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Back To School

I think most kids are heading back to school or have already started. Some of my grandkids won't start till next week. If your kids still need a few things for their "school supplies" why not try some of these upcycled items from Etsy! 

Every student needs a back to school new backpack like this one from MegansMark. It is made from leather and denim so should hold up.





Drawstring backpacks are good to carry all the school supplies in and this one from debupcycles looks like it would work good. 





This is the ultimate recycled bag for your laptop. It is made from recycled bike tubes and vinyl signs! How neat is that. MoabBagCompany has these. 





Does your kid need a new lunch bag. Why not try an upcycled one like this one from MorelandsUpcycling. Looks very colorful! :)





So here we go with another school year. I am sure this one will go as fast as all other one's have. Have a great school year with your kids and grandkids!


Colleen :)




Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Crochet A Sunflower Video

Still in August so we can do another posting on sunflowers. :)  Today I thought we would watch this video from Crochet Jewel on how to make these little sunflowers. You could make several of them for coasters or to just put around the house for decoration. Looks very easy.....I may have to try this. 






Happy crocheting!

Colleen :)


Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Upcylced Sunflowers

Well we are into the later days of summer. Kids are going back to school including my grandkids. In the late summer the sunflowers are in bloom everywhere. Well almost everywhere depending on where you live. LOL! :) 

I have always liked sunflowers because they are so colorful so I was wondering how people upcycle items to make sunflower items. So off to Etsy I went. Here are some of the things I found for you to see. 

RelovedCreations has made these cute sunflowers out of recycled aluminum cans. I think they turned out really neat. 




Do you need a new tote bag and have a sunflower seed bag that is getting empty from feeding the birds? Well you could make a tote like this one from onewomanstudio.





How about this sunflower brooch from pocketfullposies. It is made from recycled zippers! How neat is that!





Ok...for the western and cowboy look how about putting this "yard art" in your yard this fall. RusticHorseShoe makes these out of old horseshoes. :)




I thought it was interesting seeing some of the items people upcycle to make sunflowers. Wish I had that talent. LOL! :)

Have a good week!

Colleen :)

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Kidz Korner - Pencil Door Hanger


Activity Village has some great kidz crafts and this one looks like such a fun craft for your kidz to do as they get ready to go back to school. For the materials list and the instructions, click on the photo above.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Healing Your Self-Healing Cutting Mat

If you are like me your cutting mat looks like this most of the time. It says it is a self healing mat, but I get all those little fuzzies all over it from cutting lots of batting on it. If you have the same problem these instructions from madebychrissed shows you how to clean your mat. I tried it and it works!  Why not give it a try. :)



Happy sewing!

Colleen :)


Monday, August 7, 2017

Monday Marketplace - Falling for Fall

Fall is such a beautiful season to decorate. All those warm and rustic colors are so comforting. Below are just a few items that will get you in the mood to start thinking about your fall decor. Simply click on each of the photos below and settle in for a cozy evening of shopping.


Coast and Cane


PCB Home

Midnight Owl Candle Co.


Gypsy Wind Primitives


Boggy Creek Primitive

Thanks for stopping by today!


Saturday, August 5, 2017

Chicken Weathervane - Free Pattern



Are you looking for some weekend stitching? Cheryl of The Spruce has posted this beautiful French Redwork Rooster Weathervane that only uses two stitches and will work up in no time. Not into redwork? How about a single color that matches your decor? Consider Blackwork or Bluework...it's entirely up to you! For the downloadable pattern and the links needed to help with the stitches, click on the photo above.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Friday, August 4, 2017

Featured Artist - BR Glass Works



Sunflower Sun Catcher

Today's Featured Artist is Brandy of BR Glass Works. Brandy has always loved art and working with glass is no exception. Brandy has a great ability to see art in her sheets of glass. To visit Brandy's shop and see her beautiful pieces, or order a custom piece made especially for you, simply click on any of the photos shown.


Lighthouse Panel


Crow Panel


Monarch Butterfly

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Rustic Pallet Pumpkin - Tutorial



Believe it or not, fall is right around the corner. Why not get started on a few fall decorating projects? Amy of Her Tool Belt has a great tutorial for making this pumpkin from reclaimed wood. Easy and fun! For the instructions, materials and templates, simply click on the photo above.

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Kidz Korner - DIY Paper Book Covers



One Creative Mommy is just that...one creative Mommy! With school getting ready to start up again in just a few weeks, Heidi has a DIY on her blog to creative these one of a kind Paper Book Covers. Hey, you can even make these book covers for any book...not just school books! For the DIY, click on the photo above.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Vintage Beach

My goodness it has been ages since I have posted on here. Lots has happened since the last time I was here. We moved from the north country of Alaska back down to the lower 48 (as they call it) to be closer to family. Don't know where we will end up, but we keep looking. 

Well it has been a hot summer since we moved down. A lot hotter than we are use too! When it is so hot it makes me think of cool water and the beach so I thought we would look at some vintage beach from Etsy. 

Well if you are going to the beach you have to have a beach towel to lay on and 3rdgenerationgypsy has this really cute one. 




And of course you will need an umbrella to lay under so you don't get too burned. How about this neat umbrella from BelindasStyleShop.




Then we always have to have something to drink so you can keep those beverages cold with this vintage insulated cooler tote bag from GetHookedVintage.




Now the kiddos are going to need a beach ball to throw around on the beach, siffeddotca has this funny one of Popeye! :)




Well where I live know I don't have a beach, but we have lots of rivers that have beaches so I think that will work. If you are headed to a beach...have fun!

Keep cool! 

Colleen :)

Monday, July 31, 2017

Monday Marketplace - Christmas in July

Today is the last day for Christmas in July. Check out some great Etsy finds below. Just click on each photo and enjoy some great shopping!


Home Hearth Garden


Peavy Pieces


Eugenie2


Little Stitches MW Love


Jarful House



Missa Kwitty is pretty sad that Christmas in July is coming to an end! She loves CIJ!!! Not to worry Missa...there's always next year :-)


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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Christmas Lights Blanket - Free Pattern



Christmas in July might be almost over but Christmas is right around the corner! Why not get started with your Christmas decor or gift giving early this year? Sarah of Repeat Crafter Me has all the instructions along with videos for you to complete this fun Christmas Lights Blanket in no time complete with a candy cane striped border! Click on the photo above, grab your yarns and get started today!

Thanks for stopping by today!


Friday, July 28, 2017

Featured Artist - Fall Star Couture



Today's Featured Artist is Fallen Star Couture Inc. Shannon started her business in 2009 and never dreamed that her business would grow as rapidly as it has over the past few years. Shannon and her family have outgrown their space a few times and are now able to work in a much larger space creating and fulfilling orders with her husband and family. Stop by and visit Shannon by clicking any of the photos below.


Garden Collection Girls Backpack Set


Personalized Gym Bag


Monogrammed Campus Backpack


Line Up Collection Boys Backpack Set

Thanks for stopping by today!