Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Upcycle Fall

Well Fall is still with many of you. Our leaves are gone now, but it still feels like fall. If you still need to add a little bit more fall items to your decorating why not check out some of these Etsy stores and look at the way they have upcycled items. 

Need something to put on that shelf or mantel? Why not put these containers from aGirlaDogandPumpkin on there. 

I think this upcycled fruit basket from BloomingMoonDesigns could be used to put lots of pine cones in it and set it by your front door so when people are entering your house they could see them. Especially if you use the scented ones. 

Here is another nice upcycled item to put on your shelf. It is made from an old cookie tin. I love the colors on this. It is from CraftsByJoyice.

Oooooooo......I remember these bedspreads! My grandmother had them all over the house and I am old so you know how long that has been. ReKindled Pleasures has this really nice one. I think it turned out really nice! :)

So if you still want to add a few items to your home there are several on Etsy. Take a look. 

Colleen :)

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Christmas Stocking Tutorial

Today's Christmas Stocking tutorial can be found on Melissa's blog, Sew Like My Mom. These stockings are so nice and big and can be filled to the brim literally. They are designed so that if you need a little more room for all the goodies, you can turn up the cuff to make them a little taller. For the pattern, instructions and some great pictures, simply click on the photo above.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Witches Hat Tutorial

Witches are a big part of the Halloween tradition. Now I don't how many of you have Halloween parties at your house, but if you do I think these little witches hats from Smile Mercantile Craft Company would be a great party item. Looks pretty simple too. :)

Happy crafting!

Colleen :)

Monday, October 23, 2017

Monday Marketplace - Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is right around the corner. With so many wonderful creations to celebrate the holiday, below is just a small sampling to get you in the holiday mood. To visit each shop, simply click on each photo below.

To Go Favors

Banners Loft

Janes 2 Daughters

Once Upon a Farmhouse

Lover Dovers Clothing

Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Sunday Supper - Salisbury Steak

Sunday Supper, family dinner, comfort food...no matter what you call it, it says "yummy" to me! Head over to Tip Hero for the recipe simply by clicking on the photo above.

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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Christmas Stocking Tutorial

Love to crochet? Esther at Make My Day Creative has a fun zig-zag crochet pattern finished in Christmas colors to get you in the holiday spirit. For the pattern and materials to complete these quick and easy stockings, simply click on the photo above.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Caravan Pincushion Tutorial

This is just too cute for words...except to say "Off You Sew"!!! Crafts Beautiful has a downloadable pattern, materials list and the instructions to stitch and go sew :-) Simply click on the photo above and make your own little Caravan Pincushion.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Kidz Korner - Vampire Cupcakes

The Kidz are going to love these Vampire Cupcakes! I think it's a sure thing adults will love these too. Life with Lorelai has this simple and delicious recipe on her blog. Simply click on the photo above for great pics and the recipe.

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Halloween Party Ideas

Hosting a Halloween party? On a budget? Savvy Sassy Moms has some great tips to make sure everyone at your party has a hauntingly good time!!! Simply click on the photo above for some great ideas!

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Sunday Supper - Cheesy Tortellini Skillet Casserole

It's fall...beautiful fall. Fall colors, fall aromas, fall comforts and fall flavors! FlavorMosaic has an easy, cheesy peasy Cheesy Tortellini Skillet Casserole  that screams fall comfort food.  Ready in about 20 minutes, one skillet clean up and you'll be ready in no time to curl up and relax the night away. For the recipe, complete with beautiful photos, simply click on the photo above.

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Christmas Stocking Tutorial

Stockings are always such a fun part of Christmas! Some of the best gifts can be found inside that special stocking that is hung every year. Why not consider making some stockings this year that are sure to become an heirloom filled with lots of memories?

For the next few Saturdays, we will be posting Christmas Stocking tutorials. And to kick off this special series, Sherri of A Quilting Life has a great tutorial for these fabulous patchwork stockings. She not only has a downloadable pattern with the materials list for the stocking, she also has a video tutorial to help you create that one-of-a-kind stocking for that special someone. Click on the photo above for everything you need to get started today (everything but your favorite fabrics that is 😇).

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Featured Artist - Taiga Designs

Today's Featured Artist is Hanna of Taiga Designs Quilt Note Cards. Hannah's shop was opened in 2009. She had been selling at a local quilt shop as well as a major auction site. Using a graphics design program, Hannah creates the designs using many layers making them unique and one of a kind. She paints her Watercolor Arts cards and ACEO on 140 lb acid free watercolor paper using the highest quality paints. To visit Hannah's shop, click on any of the photos below.

Moonlight Mountain Cottage

Orange Wilderness

Chickadee in a Pine Tree

Geese Flying in the Moonlight

Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Primrose Pincushion Tutorial

What a pretty Primrose Pincushion! Wouldn't this make a nice gift for a special friend? Or, perhaps make one for a friend and one for you. Made from wool and beads, this will work up pretty quickly. Better Homes and Gardens has a downloadable pattern and full instructions. Simply click on the photo above.

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Kidz Korner - Halloween Treat Topper Printable

Looking for a cute way to give out treats to the kidz this year? Lacie at Easy Peasy Pleasy shares a great tutorial and printable making this an easy, peasy treat idea! Head on over to visit with Lacie by clicking on the photo above.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Ghost Mug Rugs Tutorial

Halloween is "creeping" up on us (he!he!) so let's get your table ready for those witches brew with these ghost mug rugs from PatchworkPosse. I think they look really cute. 

Happy sewing!

Colleen :)

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Repurposed Pumpkins

I know...I know.....more pumpkins, but a few weeks ago we looked at vintage pumpkins so I thought this week we would look at ways people repurpose items into pumpkins. Let's head on over to Etsy. :)

Well will you look at this that RelicsandRhinestones has....now this is a way to repurpose old bed springs! LOL! They look really good with the pumpkins on top.

Here is another neat idea from IronDesignsIowa. They took some tin from an old barn and cut it into a pumpkin shape. If you have a rustic decor this would really look good in it. 

Are you planning on having a Halloween or Fall party? If so, how about using these little paper pumpkins from TreeCycledCrafts. They are repurposed books that were turned into pumpkins. They would be good table decorations for your party. 

Now here is another clever idea! How about repurposing old horseshoes into a pumpkin like VictoryBarn did! What a great idea!

I can't believe all the things that people can repurpose into pumpkins. When I was looking there were so many really neat things people made. You should take a look at all of them. Gave me some really good ideas! :)

Have a great week!

Colleen :)