Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Valentine's Mason Jar Tutorial

If you are looking for a neat Valentine's Day centerpiece for your table and you love to work with paint and mason jars well this tutorial is for you. Linda over at Mason Jar Crafts has this easy tutorial for painting mason jars for your Valentine's Day decorating. :)

Happy painting!

Colleen :)

Monday, January 30, 2017

Monday Marketplace - Valentine Gift Guide

Valentine's Day is two weeks away! There is still time to shop for that special someone. Below are just a few items that might just be the perfect find. Make sure you click on each photo below to see all that the artisan has to offer in their shop.

Fluffy Heart Pillow
Send A Smooch

Bunny Hugs
Twisted Knickers, Inc.

Primitive Folk Art
Ravens Bend Folk Art

Heart Magnet
Roma Land Woodcrafts

Man Snacks
Ross Creative Studio

Folk Art Pillow
Folk Art Works

Valentine Heart Ornament
Charlotte Style

Deer Coasters
A Rustic Feeling

Quilted Mug Rug
Needles N Pins Stitcheries

Victoria Hearts
No Jumbled Ducks

Angel Flower Pot
Judy's Work

Heart Jar Candle
Homemade Scents

Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Sunday Funday - Minute to Win It

Minute to Win It challenges are great fun for the entire family. For some ideas to get your Sunday Funday started, visit Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls by clicking on the photo above.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, January 28, 2017

"Soup"er Saturday - Smoked Sausage, Kale and Potato Soup

This is a soup, no a meal, no a soup, no no it's a meal in a bowl!!! Meat, potatoes and veggies in one big beautiful bowl! This wonderful, hearty, delicious soup is loaded with smoked sausage, kale and potatoes. The best part - it's done in just 30 minutes. Now how great is that? Stop by and visit Katerina at Diethood for the recipe by clicking on the photo above.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, January 27, 2017

Featured Artist - Moeggenborg Sugar Bush

Today's featured artist is Mary of Moeggenborg Sugar Bush. Mary and her family are a farm family that work together to create quality products which reflect a simpler time. Take some time to visit their shop. You will find a wide variety of unique gifts from soap to candles to country wares. Simply click on any of the photos below to visit Mary and see all that she has to offer in her shop.

Old Red Barn Wax Melts

Amish Friendship Bread Scented Jar Candle

Goat's Milk Soap

Amish Quilt Country Jar Candle

Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Love Notes Pillow - Tutorial

Jenny of Days of Chalk and Chocolate has a fun and easy tutorial for the Love Notes Pillow. Head on over to her blog by clicking on the photo above for the complete instructions.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Kidz Korner - Lollipop Flower

Kidz love Valentine's Day, they love making cards for their teachers and friends and they love candy. Here's a sweet craft that really fits the bill. For the tutorial, visit DLTK's Crafts for Kids blog by clicking on the photo above.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Needles-n-Pins: Upcycled Valentine's

Moving on with the Valentine's Day theme I thought we would look at some ways people upcycle to make Valentines. And to do that let's visit Etsy. 

Let's start with this neat upcycled heart made from tin roofing that ColorTheWorlArt has. 

What a great idea on using a vintage Valentine's Day tablecloth to upcycle to an apron like ArtyApronsAndSuch has done here. :)

Ok...here is a perfect jewelry gift for your Valentine or a Valentine's Day gift to yourself. These earring are made from a broken china piggy bank that OutreJewelry made. I think they turned out really nice and it is neat they were made from a piggy bank!

Look at these gift tags from PapelMagico.......they are made from upcycled cereal boxes!! How neat is that!!

So as you can see there are ideas upon ideas of ways you can upcycle everyday items into Valentine's. Great ideas to try. :)

Happy creating!

Colleen :)

Monday, January 23, 2017

Monday Marketplace - Winter Blues

The days are short, the nights are long, the freezing temps, cloud cover, threats of snow and ice...all these can sure make one blue. BUT, not with the Marketplace finds from these talented artisans. They know how to spread the warmth and bring smiles to our faces. Click on the photos below and visit with each artisan.

Fleece Rag Quilt
Already Home

Wedding Card Birdhouse
Mulberry Lane Folk Art

Blue Heart Pillow
Prairie Primitives

Hooked Rug Sheep
Pines and Needlework

Easter Table Mat
Jenny's Tole Shed

Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Sunday Funday - Popcorn Flowers

I LOVE Popcorn - but then again who doesn't??? :-) Sunday's are great family days. What better way than to pop a huge (HUGE) bowl of popcorn and create something amazing with the kids? I can't find the original post for this craft, but you get the idea!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, January 21, 2017

"Soup"er Saturday - Slow Cooker Chicken Soup

There is nothing so warming and comforting as a bowl of Chicken Soup. Whether you are feeling under the weather or have a busy Saturday out and about, Damn Delicious has a fantastic Chicken Soup recipe perfect for your slow cooker! Oh and the best part...it is only 15 minutes to prepare!!! For the recipe, click on the photo above.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, January 20, 2017

Featured Artist - Wild Thyme Threads

Today's Featured Artist is Laura of Wild Thyme Threads. Laura has a "thing" with fabric...she loves it! She enjoys searching through quilt shops, running her fingers across the fabric bolts, eyeing colors and textures and making her purchase. Her fabrics inspire her sewing into something fabulous. To see some of Laura's fabulous creations, simply click on the photos below.

Strip Pieced Pin Cushion

Lavender Sachet Pillows

 Wool Red Robin

Felt Hearts

Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Valentine Seed Paper - Tutorial

What a wonderful, unique gift to give to someone that "keeps on giving". Not only do you put lots of love into making this amazing card, but when the weather warms enough to plant outdoors, the recipient will have beautiful flowers to grow in their garden!!! Awesome! For the full tutorial, with great pics, visit Lucy at Beekman 1802 by clicking on the photo above.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Kidz Korner - I Love You This Much Card

Continuing with our Valentine's Day crafts for Kidz and using their little hands within the craft, here is a sweet card that your kidz would love to do to show how much they love you! Although Tiff at A Day in My Life posted this as a Father's Day craft, it certainly can be used for any holiday: Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, etc. For the full tutorial, please click on the photo above.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Hearts For Valentine's Sewing Projects

Ok.....I guess we can be done with snowmen now and move onto Valentine's Day. I must say I do like all the pinks and reds that you see at Valentine's Day. Makes you get anxious about spring coming. Now....for all the sewer's out there why not make a table runner or placemats for your Valentine's Day decorating. I found this video from my favorite quilting video lady at Missouri Star Quilt Company. Yep....Jenny! In this video she shows you how to make hearts from charm packs that you can use for all your Valentine's Day projects. :)


Monday, January 16, 2017

Monday Marketplace - Winter White

Winter white adds such a warmth and charm to the season! For me, it always brightens up those long and sometimes dark days. Below is just a very small sampling of the beautiful winter white items that will brighten your home and days. Click on each photo to visit the individual artisans.

Needle Felted Acorns

Winter Watercolor
Pumpkin Patch5

French Primitive Hearts
Gypsy Wind Primitives

Winter White Wreath
Fairy Mojo

Arctic Fox
Splinters -n- Critters

Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Sunday Funday - Coloring Page Bookmarks

Sunday's are a great day to relax, unwind and get ready for the week ahead. How about a few coloring bookmarks to help you do just that? Stop by and visit Dawn Nicole Designs by clicking on the graphic above. Download your coloring page bookmarks, grab your coloring pencils and relax!!!

Thanks for stopping by today!!!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

"Soup"er Saturday - Tortellini Taco Soup

Winter is always the season for soups or stews. Over the next few Saturdays, we will be posting awesome recipes that will keep you warm this winter.

To get our "Soup"er Saturday started, we are featuring Jenny of Picky Palate. Jenny has a wonderful Tortellini Taco soup that will be sure to please every member of the family! Not only is it hearty and tasty, it makes an easy weeknight meal too - perfect for your busy schedules.

Tortellini Taco Soup

For the recipe, please click on the photo above.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Featured Artist - Sweet MarveLace

Today's Featured Artist is Lauren of Sweet MarveLace. Lauren's shop is the "sweetest". She has a shop filled with edible lace! Use the edible lace to top your coffee, tea or hot chocolate. Doesn't get any sweeter than this. To see all that Lauren has to offer in her shop, click on any of the photos below.

Sugar Owl Doily

Anastasia Doily

Stargaze Doily

Thanks for stopping by today!