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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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


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!

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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

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Star Baby Quilt - Tutorial

I love babies ... holding them, rocking them and creating for them. Sometimes there is a need for a quick gift and I think I found one that is PERFECT! This Star Baby quilt from Amy at Diary of a Quilter shares this great tutorial that even beginner quilters can whip up in no time at all. Depending on your choice of fabrics, this quilt can be created for boys and girls with a traditional or a contemporary feel. For the complete tutorial, simply click on the photo above, grab your fabrics and necessary supplies and, in no time flat, you'll have a baby quilt sure to become a treasured heirloom!

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Monday, July 17, 2017

Monday Marketplace - Fall Finds

Is it too early to start thinking about fall decorating??? I don't think so!!!! I love everything about the fall season...the cooler days, the colors, the smells, the food...yep, everything. If you are looking for some wonderful items to change out your decor, click on each of the photos below and check out what offerings there are to bring the fall indoors.

Say Grace

Candy Corn Bowl Fillers

Fall Harvest Labels

Fall Stacker Sign

Autumn Stitchery Pillow

Pumpkin Seeds Quilt Pattern

Lighted Glass Block

Fall Harvest Sign

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Monday, July 10, 2017

Christmas in July

Yes...as much as we don't want to think about it...Christmas is right around the corner. What a great way to get a jump on gift giving by having a Christmas in July post!

Below you will find just a very tiny sampling of some amazing offerings you won't want to miss. Simply click on each of the photos below and visit the individual shops.

Paper Space Boutique

Sew Wee Design

Pam's Paws Jewelry

Farmers Attic
Country by the Bumpkins

For even more wonderful gift ideas, click on the banner above.

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