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

Thanks for stopping by today!

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.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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 :)