Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Felted Wool Cactus Pincushion

Elsie and Emma of A Beautiful Mess detail exactly how to create your own Felted Wool Cactus Pincushion. You're going to want to make a few of these...they are just that cute! For the full tutorial, click on the photo above.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Kidz Korner - Halloween Ghost Party

Your kidz will love, love, love a Halloween Ghost Party! Stop by Leeanja's blog, Organize & Decorate Everything for some great fun and easy ideas. Simply click on the photo above.

Thanks for stopping by today !

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Vintage Fall Leaves

Fall is in full swing in my part of the country. Leaves are turning now and the nights are getting a little crisp. favorite time of year. Speaking of leaves....I thought this week we would look at Etsy to find some vintage fall leaves that you might want to use for your fall decorating. :)

Over at EBS Vintage Home I found these really pretty leaded glass fall leaves. You could lay them on your table or even put them in a flower arrangement. 

These three bowls from BlueSeptemberRain would really work nice for nut and candy bowls and you can add them to your decorating. 

Look at this adorable little mouse that I found from Ihaveoldstuff. I am not partial to mice, but this guy is really cute. :)

And Fall decorating would not be the same without a nice fall scene painting on your wall. How about this one from Vintage Inquistor.

These are few fall leaf items I found. I just love all the fall colors and love sewing and decorating with them. 

Happy decorating!

Colleen :)

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Kidz Korner - Paper Plate Witch Hat

Jessica of Cutesy Crafts posts this fun, kid friendly Witch Hat craft on her blog. Such a cutesy craft for the Kidz! For the tutorial and video, simply click on the photo above.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Crochet Pumpkins Tutorial

Getting that time of year again. My favorite time of the year! I LOVE FALL! The colors are so beautiful and harvest time is so nice. Today I thought I would share this video on how to crochet pumpkins from Bella Coco. Get that yarn ready and start crocheting. :)

Happy Sewing!

Colleen :)

Monday, September 10, 2018

Marketplace Monday

Fall is in the air! We found some pretty amazing fall decorating ideas for you on Etsy. Click on each of the photos below and check out each shop for some great finds!

Dee's Custom Designs

Goddess Art Collection

The Pillow Geek

DeVine Creations by Mel

MD Wood Co.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Pantry Labels - Free Printables

The temps are starting to cool down, the days are getting shorter and fall cleaning and decorating is on our mind. Cyndy of The Creativity Exchange can help organize our pantry with printable Pantry Labels. Print on clear label sheets and you will have your pantry as pretty as the picture above. To download and print, simply click on the photo above.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, September 7, 2018

Featured Artist - Baggaraggs

Robin of Baggaraggs is a Primitive Doll and Folkart Artist. All of her items are original, handmade and one of a kind. Some even have stories that explain a little about their characters and and will accompany them to their home. To see some of Robin's unique creations, click on the photos below.

Lotho the Butterfly Guardian

Festive Ragg Tree

Baggaraggian Tomte

Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Neutral Fall Decorating Ideas

Looking for some neutral fall decorating ideas? KariAnne of Thistlewood Farm shares some beautiful decorating ideas for indoors and out. Click on the photo above and let your creative juices flow!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Crochet Llama Hat

It may not feel like it now, but the temps are going to start to drop. Time to start thinking about a warmer wardrobe, especially for the little ones. Sarah of Repeat Crafter Me designed this adorable Llama hat which may promise no drama when worn :-) With sizes from 0 through adult, why not make one for everyone in the family? For the full material list and instructions, simply click on the photo above.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Toilet Paper Pumpkins


Now that Labor Day is over and with autumn right around the corner, it's time to start thinking about our fall decorating. Kelly of Smart School House has a quick and easy tip to help get you started. Simply click on the photo above for written and a video tutorial.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, September 3, 2018

Happy Labor Day!

Enjoy your holiday and stay safe!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Butterfly Amigurumi

Jillian of Spin A Yarn Crochet has some really adorable FREE Amigurumi patterns. Don't you just love those butterflies? Perfect for a baby shower gift topper. To get the free pattern and to see some of the other creations by Jillian, simply click on the photo above.

Need some beginner tips on how to get started on Crochet Amigurumi? Click on the photo below:

Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Squeakers the Otter - Free Pattern

Oh my...I am in love with those faces!!! Jenny of Fluffmonger has this ADORABLE pattern and tutorial on her blog to create Squeakers the Otter for your very own. For the instructions and a video tutorial, simply visit Jenny by clicking on the photo above.

Thanks for stopping by today!!!

Friday, August 31, 2018

Featured Artist - Taiga Designs

Hannah of Taiga Designs is a wonderfully talented watercolor artist. Stop by and visit Hannah by clicking on the photos below.

Summer Sailboats

Blue Sky Landscape

Wilderness Landscape

Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Free Mini Quilt Pattern

Sarah Ashford for PolkaDot Chair posted a fun tutorial for a Dresden Mini  Quilt. Fun, quick and easy! For great pics, materials and instructions, simply click on the photo above.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Sunflower Free Printable

With all beautiful sunflowers in bloom, Lucy of Craftberry Bush painted and created a free printable for us to enjoy. She also posted a video showing her process. Stop by for a visit, download and print the printable, frame and display. Simply click on the graphic above.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Vintage Sunflowers

I know it is only the middle of August, but you know I start to think about fall this time of year and the flowers are starting to die away a little bit. This time of year makes me think of late summer and sunflowers so I thought I would look at some vintage sunflower things on Etsy. So let's go see what we can find. :)

I use to have a casserole dish like this, but mine didn't have these sunflowers on them. Pretty colorful dish from ShowMeShabby.

Here is a nice sunflower tin from MtnLaurelVintage. You could use this tin for storing a number of things. 

Are you going to have a fall picnic? Use this sunflower tablecloth from PriscillasHierlooms. Very colorful and lots of sunflowers on it. 

Now this is a vintage t-shirt I would like. Look at the colorful sunflowers! You can get this one from skippyhaha

There are lots of vintage sunflower items available on Etsy so why not go on over and take a peek. :)

Have a great week!

Colleen :)

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Upcycle Back To School

Yep....getting to be that time of year again isn't it. I can't believe kids are starting to go back to school. Was that a fast summer or what! Some of you will be starting that back to school shopping so why not check out some of these upcycled finds from Etsy. 

BJ Anthony Designs has this drawstring backpack that was made from a pair corduroy pants. Looks like something the kids would like. 

Now I know what I can do with all those old floppy disks that I have sitting in the drawer! ReComputing has this one. 

Ok.....I have seen lots of upcycled things, but check out this notebook cover from LeeEmporium. It is made from a potato chip bag!! Now that is different. 

This is just a few items I found on Etsy. Why not head on over and see what you can find. 

Have a great week!

Colleen :)

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Making a Beach Bag

So there is still time to hit the beach before summer and if your beach bag is worn out and you need another one here is a really quick video from SewVeryEasy. Looks like it is a very easy one to make too. If I had a beach to go to I might make it myself. LOL! :)

Happy Sewing!

Colleen :)


Wednesday, July 25, 2018

A Quilting Life Giveaway

Have you heard of Jolly Bars? I didn't until today. It's basically a half layer cake, fabrics measure 5 x 10...perfect!

Sherri at A Quilting Life is generously giving away a pack of Jolly Bars to three lucky winners! Aren't they pretty?

I thought about keeping this all to myself but how could I be so selfish! Yes, I would love to win but I would like for you to win also. Three winners will be announced on Friday. If you would like a chance to enter, click on the photo above. Fingers crossed!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Itty Bitty Cottage

Snowman Collector

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: DIY Natural Bug Repellent

I am sure lots of you have those pesky mosquito's around all the time and sometimes it is hard to even sit out on the deck. If so, here is a really neat idea for making your own bug repellent and using some nice Mason jars also. Freebie Finding Mom shows you how to do this. Good way to keep those pesky bugs away. :)

Have a great week!

Colleen :)

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Christmas in July Celebration

Lots of great goodies...never too early to start your holiday shopping!

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: HAPPY 4TH OF JULY

Just wanted to wish all of you a HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!! Enjoy the day with family and friends and have a blast!!

Colleen :)

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Crochet Elephant Pattern

Kali of The Friendly Red Fox designed this adorable Circus Elephant named Elliot! The instructions are free on her blog with lots of tips and tricks. Visit her blog by clucking on the photo above.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: 4th of July Mug Rug Tutorial Video

Hellooooooooo.....I am finally back "online". Been gone for a couple of months moving to our new home. Whew.....what a job. The builder was 5 weeks over schedule and then it took 10 days to get my satellite internet back so I was "disconnected" for two months!! Terrible not to have your computer for that long. Thank goodness for my smartphone! :)

So hope everyone is having a good summer so far. It is pretty dry where we live. Need rain bad! Fourth of July is right around the corner, but I think you still have time to make this cute mug rug from Missouri Star Company. Looks pretty simple. :)

Happy sewing!

Colleen :)

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Flower Crown Tutorial

Flower crowns are a chic and cheery way to complete the perfect ensemble for a wedding, festival or any day in between! Fresh flowers are the best option to use if you’re looking to make a pretty and fragrant flower crown that reflects the beauty of the season. Learn how to make a flower crown that stands out from the crowd!

Check out the video below to learn how to make a Flower Crown in 4 easy steps.

Source: How to Make a Flower Crown -

For a pictorial as well as additional styles of Flower Crowns by, click on the photo at the beginning of this post.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Prairie Point Star Ornament Tutorial

What a perfect ornament that can be created for any holiday or season!!! For the full tutorial, visit Susan at Super Mom - No Cape by clicking on the photo above.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Tulip Wreath

This stunning tulip wreath will add a burst of spring to your front door. You'll get all the compliments and your friends won't believe that you made it yourself! It's actually quite simple to make, no crafty skills required! 

For the complete DIY, visit Kylie at the How To Mom by clicking on the photo above .

Thanks for stopping by today!