Showing posts with label Artsy Fartsy Mama. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Artsy Fartsy Mama. Show all posts

Thursday, July 14, 2022

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Happy Friday Eve Creative Peeps. Hope you've all been having a great week. We continue to get settled in our new home and found some time to update a few thrifted pieces that work with this new aesthetic. Shared how I combined Traditional and Modern Decor with just a little acrylic paint and Rub N Buff! 

Let's take a look at some of the great ideas shared at last week's party! 



All the way from The Netherlands, we have these fun earrings from Mooisvanme using mirrored crystals and fiber. Pretty! 


Condo Blues shared a wonderful idea for something I really would like to do, even here in the desert:  a Self Watering Herb Garden! 


July will always be "Harry Potter" month for me and I love how all these years after the series concluded people continue to find ways to come up with new creations inspired by it. For example, these DIY Flying Keys from Creatively Beth

Finally, "When Harry Met Chocolate" to play with a couple of movies. A second HP inspired creation comes from Artsy Fartsy Mama with these Resin Chocolate Frog Earrings. So cute! 


These won't leap away. 

Thanks to all who linked up and now let's see what everyone's been up to this week! 











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Thursday, May 26, 2022

BFF Open House

 


Happy Friday Eve all and Happy Memorial Day Weekend which always feels weird to me since it's the holiday where we honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. Maybe that's just me. I try to keep things focused on the creative here because like everyone else, I need a break from the harsh realities of the world but the past two weeks of carnage between Buffalo and Uvalde are taking their toll. Just keeping it real. 

I hope you've all had a creative week. I managed to do a quick project which was to "Faux" stain my knife block. You can see it here. It may or may not (but may) be getting ready to be in a new space soon! 😏 

Lots of you are getting ready for Summer so let's take a look at some ideas we can try. 



Whether you have a small or large patio, Summer is S'Mores time! What a fun and a great way to make small or even individual DIY Mini Fire Pits for them! From Artsy Fartsy Mama



Hello Sewing shared how to make something pretty and practical, always a winning combination with this Rope Bowl Basket. Don't worry if you don't sew. There's also a no-sew option. 



The aptly named Creatively Beth has a fun way to change out seasonal decor without needing a lot of space for each season with this Interchangeable Holiday Decor Sign. 


Finally, these Peanut Butter Marshmallow Cream Frosted Cupcakes from The Kitchen Is My Playground would be a great dessert to add to a Memorial Day dessert table! 

Thanks to all who linked up and for sharing your creativity here each week. Wishing everyone a safe long weekend. 










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Thursday, May 19, 2022

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Whew! Happy Friday Eve all and how is next weekend Memorial Day weekend and the official start of Summer? Seasons and the calendar are not things that go together here in the desert. Already have temperatures over 100 degrees. I saw some friends from the Pacific Northwest last weekend who were laughing at me for saying it wasn't that hot yet as well as confessing how it feels "cold" under 90 degrees. I've apologized to other friends who've lived here and whom I used to tease when they said they were cold. And of course, there's the debate over "do I need a wrap or sweater" in the height of Summer because if you go INSIDE anywhere, the AC is frigid. 

Enough rambling. I hope everyone's had a good and creative week. Let's see a few of the wonderful ideas shared at last week's party!


Summer is Tie Dye Season and I love the more current trend of tie dye like this watercolor effect shared by Artsy Fartsy Mama. The trick for this "cool" effect? Ice!



Check out this before and after Recipe Box makeover shared by The Apple Street Cottage. Isn't it a fabulous transformation? 


Can you ever have enough places to store baubles and bits? Sewing or other craft accessories? Jewelry? Hello Sewing has a wonderful solution with this Multi Compartment Organizer, and what a great way to use up smaller pieces and scraps! 



Finally, how cute is this Crocheted Bohosaurus from Sew Crafty Crochet in my favorite, black and white! Even better? Dollar Tree yarn! 

OK let's see what you've all been up to this week! 











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Thursday, April 21, 2022

BFF Open House

 


Happy almost last week of April if you can believe it! I hope everyone had a nice Easter and Passover as it winds down. Seems like Spring is doing it's usual "am I in or am I out" in some places while here in the desert, I'm still not used to starting to wear shorts in April but with temps nearing 100, that's where I am. 

Lots of wonderful fun ideas shared at last week's party so let's take a look at a few of them! 


I was entranced by the world of Harry Potter from the time my husband brought the first book home from a bookfair for our son. I've also loved the "Fantastic Beasts" movies and look forward to seeing the newest one. If you're unfamiliar with them, one of the characters is a a baker and Me and My Inklings has the cutest project inspired by the movie: Bowtruckle Bread with printable labels! 


Who doesn't have a used jar candle they've stared out wondering how to repurpose? Sum of Their Stories has a great upcyle project with the details on how to turn it into a useful pincushion!



Pinatas are so much fun to have at parties, whether for kids or adults. Artsy Fartsy Mama shared how to make this adorable DIY Donut Pinata


Finally and to paraphrase Duff  Goldman from Spring Baking Championship "There are a lot of bad brownies out there. This isn't one of them" when he was giving feedback to a contestant. These look like EXACTLY my kind of brownies which I've found are harder than it seems to make from scratch and get the same gooey texture as some box mixes. From Treat and Trick

OK, let's see what everyone's been up to this week and as always, thanks for sharing your creations here! 








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Thursday, March 31, 2022

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Happy Friday Eve lovelies! Although I hate that tomorrow is April 1 because I absolutely despise April Fool's Day. In part because some people are so good at it, I have fallen for some things in recent years. But in general, life plays enough tricks on us as it is and I for one don't think it needs any help! 

It's also a reminder from my former corporate days that it's the end of the first quarter of the year already! Definitely do not miss the chaos that quarter ends used to bring on. But yikes, where did it go? Easter and Passover converge this year and are in a couple of weeks. Lots of fun ideas shared at last week's party so let's take a look at a few! 


The creative genius of Lisa from Fresh Vintage by Lisa S strikes again with a project showing how to make a Vintage Tennis Racket Flower Press! What a great way to save beautiful Spring flowers. 





Speaking of creative genius, you'll never guess what this very cool Spring Carrot started out as. Hint: you know those pictures where you have to try and see more than one image? Similar idea from The Apple Street Cottage


Penny, from Penny's Vintage Home shared this fun corner Spring Vignette (and has the printable banner available to download for free). Check out the potato masher being used to hold a card (and which will now have me on the lookout for old potato mashers at thrift stores). 


Finally, although these Chocolate Bunnies from Artsy Fartsy Mama look good enough to eat, DON'T! They're FAUX and won't melt and can be used year after year. So cute! 

Thank you to everyone who linked up and can't wait to see what you've been up to this week! 

































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Thursday, March 24, 2022

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Happy Friday Eve all. Hope it's been a good week for everyone. It just officially turned Spring and we're already looking at temperatures up to 90 here in the desert. Not quite ready for that!  I forget that our seasonal transitions here are more like days vs weeks. Nonetheless, allergies always find us don't they? They've been giving me a heck of a time this week so I have not felt up to much creatively. 

Some wonderful ideas shared at last week's party so let's take a look. 


With Easter approaching I am in love with these Clothespin Carrots from Laura over at Me and My Inklings. How adorable are they and easy too!


Mr. Chocolate has a thing for clocks, watches, timepieces so this upcycled and transformed Serving Tray from The House On Silverado caught my eye! Can you ever have too many serving trays? 



Another transformation...something I fantasized about as a little girl, is this amazing Book Nook from the aptly named Storyteller's Cottage! Who wouldn't want to curl up with a favorite read here?! 



This time of year I become a fiend for Robins Eggs..the coated malted milk ball eggs? They've been my favorite Easter treat since childhood. I think I need to make them special storage like these adorable Bunny Treat Jars from Artsy Fartsy Mama and what a wonderful way to share some treats! 

Thanks as always to everyone who linked up and now let's take a look at what everyone's been up to this week! 









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