Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Shamrock Time

Well let me see...which is the next holiday we can celebrate? Oh ya......St. Patrick's Day which is my holiday since my name is Colleen. LOL! I was looking for an easy decoration to make and came across this tutorial from MidwesternMoms.com. Looks very easy to me and should be a snap for all of you scrapebookers. Let's give it a try! :)

Happy crafting!

Colleen :)

Monday, February 27, 2017

Monday Marketplace - Luck O' the Irish

With St. Patrick's Day right around the corner, we thought we'd like to share some great Marketplace finds. Click on the photos below to visit the artisans and their amazing collections.

Irish Sheep Pillow
Wickedly Creative

St. Patrick's Day Gnome
DaVinci Doll Designs

Shamrock Mason Jars
Drop Cloth Design Co.

Primitive Leprechaun Hats & Shamrocks
Farmer's Attic

Shamrock Salt Dough Ornament
Cookie Dough Creations

Irish Cream Wax Melts
Homemade Scents

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Friday, February 24, 2017

Featured Artist - Brave Little Leaders

Today's Featured Artist is Kenny and Dominika of Brave Little Leaders. Brave Little Leaders started out with a desire to create Christian children's apparel that combines powerful messages with trendsetting designs. Kenny and Dominika have two little ones that constantly inspire them to create fun and fashionable designs. Each and every order is handmade by Kenny and Dominika and as you can see from the few items below, great love and attention to detail is of utmost importance. To visit this wonderful shop, please click on any of the photos below.

Kids St. Patrick's Tee

Personalized Easter Bodysuit

Mommy and Me Shirts

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Shamrock Mesh Wreath - Tutorial

Don't you just love to decorate your door for the various holidays? Such a great way to welcome visitors! St. Patrick's Day is a great time to create this beautiful mesh wreath. Easy to do and will last for years to come. For the complete tutorial, visit Mardi Gras Outlet by clicking on the photo above.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Kidz Korner - Leprechaun Candy Hugger

Lia Griffith blog posted this ADORABLE Leprechaun Candy Hugger tutorial. The kidz will love doing these for their classmates. And...who wouldn't love getting one??? For the printable and the tutorial, click on the photo above.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Needles-n-Pin Stitcheries: Time For Tulips

I think for most of us Spring is right around the corner and there may be some of you that are already getting a touch of spring with the crocuses and tulips sticking their heads out. Tulips are always a sure sign that Spring is on it's way. 

So, I thought today with tulips in mind maybe we could make some fabric tulips. I found this easy tutorial from Clare's Craftroom for making fabric tulips. Looks very simple and you could make lots and lots of them and display them in a nice vase. I think maybe I could even make these. LOL! :)

Happy sewing!

Colleen :)

Monday, February 20, 2017

Monday Marketplace - President's Day

Today is President's Day! Below is just a small sampling of what is available to commemorate this day. Click on the photos below to see all that these artisans have to offer.

Rustic Wooden American Flag
MT Rustic Designs

Reusable Mason Jar Tumblers
Bittersweet Lemonade

USA Banner
Aloha Inspired

Vintage Salt and Pepper Shakers

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Sunday Funday - Rock Painting

First, get outside with the kidz. Find some really cool and interesting rocks. Grab your paints and have fun!!!

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

"Soup"er Saturday - Tuscan White Bean and Roasted Garlic Soup

A beautiful creamy white bean soup with yummy roasted garlic, garnished with sage...need I say more? Yes...healthy too!!! With winter starting to wind down, we tend to start thinking about shedding some of our winter comfort in order to get ready for warmer weather. This soup will help us to get and stay healthy. Oh, did I mention that it freezes well too? For the recipe, visit Gina at Skinny Taste by clicking on the photo above.

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Featured Artist - Hummus and Soy Sauce

Today's Featured Artist is Natalia of Hummus and Soy Sauce. Hummus and Soy Sauce was born from a love of a pet owner who had a really hard time finding clothes for her Chihuahua named Hummus and her cat named Soy Sauce. They were the inspiration for the creation of her line of pet apparel and accessories. To see her full line, please click on any of the photos below.

Faux Fur Jacket


Pet Blanket

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Shamrock Flower Pot - Tutorial

Lindsey of Inspiring Creations posted a fun tutorial for St. Patrick's Day. (You can do this with your kids but make sure you supervise them.) For all materials needed and the full tutorial, simply click on the photo above.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Kidz Korner - Shamrock Bouquet

Now that Valentine's Day is over, we are on to St. Patrick's Day 🍀  Penny at Meet Penny has a great tutorial posted for the kidz to get ready for St. Paddy's Day! Simply click on the photo above for the full instructions and some great pics!

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Monday, February 13, 2017

Monday Marketplace - Cabin Fever

Does anyone else have it? I can't wait to turn off the heat, open the windows and enjoy a nice warm, sunny day!!! To help brighten your day and get ready for Spring, we found some great items that will help with your Cabin Fever! Simply click on the photos below and visit with each shop to see what they have to offer to brighten your day.

Spring Canary Sock Doll
Stitching Time Boutique

Hydrangea Wreath
Home Hearth Garden

Spring Blocks
Crafts With a Side of You

Cabin Fever Print
Boggy Creek Primitive

Welcome Sign
Paintspots N Splinters

Daisy Shade
Good Tidings Creations

Be Happy Wood Sign
Scaredy Cat Primitives

Bunny Tales Table Runner
Snow Dog Quilt Woodwork

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Sunday Funday - Cook Something

Photo credit: KirbusEdvard/iStock/360/Getty Images

Some of the best times and memories are made in the kitchen. Try making pizzas together. Everyone gets their own tortilla and chooses their favorite toppings: sauce, cheese, pepperoni,  mushrooms, etc. Bake in a preheated 425° oven until cheese is melted. While you're waiting, put on some fun music and dance a silly dance.

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Saturday, February 11, 2017

"Soup"er Saturday - Chicken Pot Pie

Okay, I know, Chicken Pot Pie is definitely not Soup but it sure is "super"!!! It is probably one of the best comfort foods I enjoy in the winter. Even though this recipe freezes well, it never does seem to make it there. Maria and Josh at Two Peas and Their Pod posted this awesome recipe with lots of yummy pictures! For the recipe, simply click on the photo above. This is definitely a must make AGAIN!

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Friday, February 10, 2017

Featured Artist - Merry Apothecary

Today's Featured Artist is Jessica of Merry Apothecary. Jessica created her shop with one idea in mind: Making herbal remedies more accessible to the everyday person. Her shop is meant to be a bridge between the beauty products you know and love and the herbal medicine that can heal your body (and sometimes your soul). To visit Jessica and discover some amazing products, simply click on any of the photos below.

Rose Jam Sugar Scrub

Activated Charcoal Soap

Lemongrass Shave Soap

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Snowed In?

If you need a little Yarnspiration, click on the photo above. Twelve beautiful free patterns just waiting for you to grab your hooks or needles and your favorite yarn!

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Kidz Korner - Paper Strip Hearts

Today is our last post for Valentines crafts for the Kidz. These paper strip hearts are such a nice way for the Kidz to finish the holiday decorations. They are so pretty, you'll want to keep them displayed way past Valentines Day! For the full tutorial,  visit The Crafty Blog Stalker by clicking on the photo above.

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Vintage Valentine's

With Valentine's Day next week I thought we would take a look at some vintage Valentine's and see what Valentine's Day was back in the past. Let's go on over to Etsy and see what we can find. :)

I am sure all of you, well the one's in my era and I am not going to tell you how long ago that was. LOL! We use to give Valentine's cards to our classmates. We would get a shoe box with a lid and cut a hole in the lid and decorate the box. Then on Valentine's Day at school we would have our shoe boxes on our desks and all the students would go around the room and put Valentine's cards just like the one here from bostonbaglady in the boxes. That was always fun. Do they still do this nowadays? 

I remember getting little candies, sometimes chocolate, sometimes those little hearts with the sayings on them in these little tins like the one from TheLittleThingsVin here. :)

If you had a Valentine's Day party at your house you might have had a decoration like this one from ChristineMsCreations has. 

Ok....now I am going to age myself. We always made Valentine's sugar cookies and my mom actually had a cutter just like this one from StripedKat except we had a red handle on it. And you aren't going to believe this, but I still have it and I still make cookies with it for my grandkids!! :)

So this is a few of the vintage items that is out there for you to see or even purchase to do some decorating or cookie baking. :)

Have a good week!

Colleen :)

Monday, February 6, 2017

Monday Marketplace - American Heart Month

February is designated as American Heart Month in order to bring awareness to the rise in Cardiovascular disease. Below are a few items to help bring that awareness. Click on the photos to visit the shops.

Impressive Crafting

Two Sassy Designs

Rivertown Vintage


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