Showing posts with label Hello Sewing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hello Sewing. Show all posts

Thursday, December 10, 2020

BFF Open House

 



Yikes! It's Friday Eve, the first night of Hanukkah, and almost the middle of December already. Blink and a week goes by. I'm loving that for the first time in 39 years, I'm neither working retail nor a corporate job where the words "year end" are a source of anxiety. I've been on a bit of an ornament making binge which you can see here: Paint Poured Hanukkah Ornaments, here: Paw-norments, and here: Pandem-ornaments

You've all been busy elves! Let's take a look at some of the wonderful creations from last week's party! 



If you have a bunch of mis-matched, scratched up, or just ornaments you want to change up your look, then this DIY Ornament Upcycle from Niky at House on Silverado is a post you want to check out. GORGEOUS transformation! 




Priyam from Simple Joys is back with her incredible paper cutting skills. These Paper Cut Candleholders are "simply" GORGEOUS! 



Another creative ornament idea was shared by Hello Sewing. Love these Pyramid Triangle Trees!




Maybe you're empty nesters like us. Or, with this year being "this year" maybe your holiday celebrations call for smaller desserts. Or, maybe you just want to make something special for yourself  (which everyone should do because YOU are worth it). For any and all of these reasons, you need to check out these Tiny Chocolate Cakes from Mantel and Table

Happy Weekend all! Let's see what you've been up to this week!











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Thursday, November 5, 2020

BFF Open House

 


Welp! Happy N O V E M B E R all! We are in full production mode from here through Christmas right? And while it seems like 2020 has been one long month, the next two actual months are busy busy busy even though the number of people we host may be reduced. So let's take a look at some great ideas shared at last week's party to get some additional inspiration. 




While I don't love pumpkin, I do love PUMPKINS! The kind you make, paint, decorate etc. And Fabric Pumpkins are both a great way to use up scraps and add to your festive decor. Hello Sewing has a fabulous pattern and tutorial to whip up a few new ones. 




If you're whipping up say, some Hot Cocoa neighbor gifts, why not throw in a few coasters for the mugs like these No Sew Buffalo Plaid Coasters from Satsuma Designs? 


When you're ready to wrap presents, you'll want this fabulous Paper Bow shared by Priyam from Simple Joys



Finally, knowing how many pumpkin lovers there are, these Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Muffins from The House on Silverado just HAD to be shared! 


Thank you as always to everyone who linked up and now let's see what you've all been up to this week! 



















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Thursday, August 6, 2020

BFF Open House


Happy Friday Eve all. This week I remembered what day it was lol. Hope everyone's had a creative and peaceful week. Let's take a look at some of the wonderful ideas shared at last week's party! 


Michelle from My Bijou Life shared a post that for me was both timely and helpful on the topic of Creating vs Selling. Now that I'm retired, I am focused on jump starting my blog and being a full time creative and also maybe finally opening an online shop. This is so helpful if you're in a similar decision making position! 


From Simple Joys, Priyam shared how to take the simplest of things, a paper towel roll, and make something beautiful. I've had some ideas about incorporating these into my Quilling so this is inspiring! 


I love the "Rae Dunn" style and T'onna from Sew Crafty Crochet has taken it to her crochet hook to make this fun scarf. Love! 


Finally, since masks aren't going anywhere anytime soon and not everyone has a sewing machine, Hello Sewing has a great tutorial showing how to make one without a machine. 

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



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Thursday, June 18, 2020

BFF Open House


Happy Friday Eve friends. Sharing some news. After 32 years working for the same company, as of Tuesday, I'll be retired. Well semi-retired. I'm going to take a break and figure out what I want to do for a least a few more years. I'm one of those the more I have to do the more I get done people and while I don't want anything as stressful or demanding as what I've been doing, I will want to do something. 

Like many companies, mine has been moving jobs out of the country for a while now and I knew this day would likely come. Up until about a month ago, I'd been on the other side of the conversation, having had to deliver the news to people in the past. I was hoping to make it a couple more years but it's all good.  I'm part of the generation that started hearing "don't expect to work for the same place your whole career" and managed to defy the odds. And now I'll have more time for making so it's all good! I'm thankful to have had the career I have and what's it's enabled me to do. 

OK. How about we look at some ideas from last week's party?!


Unfortunately, we're one of the states spiking in COVID cases. Our little town mandated masks today along w/ several other cities. Here's a DIY face shield idea shared by Hello Sewing that would be great for anyone needing some extra protection that's pretty and functional! 


I'm drawn to tiered towers whether for decorative display or functional storage. This one adds risers to give it even more elevation and South House Designs has some other great tips! 


With the Fourth of July coming up next month, here's a way to decorate (again w/ tiered trays...I told you I was drawn to them!) from The Organized Dream and there are 19 more ideas at the link!

Finally, last week I featured a cozy patio makeover. This week it's a front porch. Back, front, or inside, since we're spending more time close to home, it's nice to make it comfy and cozy. From A Day of Small Things


Cozy!

Now, let's see what everyone's been up to this week! 
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