Showing posts with label Raven Would. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Raven Would. Show all posts

Thursday, April 20, 2017

BFF Open House Link Party


Happy Friday Eve all! Hope everyone's had a wonderful week and Spring is acting like it in your neck of the woods. Here in the PNW we've had seveal days of every kind of weather except snow lately. I'm talking in the same day. Sunny then rainy then thunder then sunny. Lather rinse repeat.  Let's see some ideas from last week's party! 


LOVE this Spring tablescape from Much More Creative using pedestals she made. Even though Easter is over, this is perfect for the rest of Spring. I am a sucker for anything on a pedestal. 


How fabulous would those pedestals look on top of this amazing farm table Artsy VaVa shared? More amazing? HER SON MADE IT. Yes I needed to put that in all caps. HE MADE IT! If he ever decides to stop being an Architect, he's got a calling right? Not surprising he's got such a great eye with a mom as creative as he has. 


Any pet parents out there? I have an older dog who would love to snuggle in this Pampered Pooch Pocket from Kileen at Raven Would. Who wouldn't feel cozy in this and even if your sewing skills are limited ( like mine) it looks pretty straightforward. 


YUM is all I have to say about these Chocolate Kiss Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies from Sugar Spice and Family Life

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

   
   


Thursday, March 30, 2017

BFF Open House Link Party


Happy whatever day of the week this is! It's been a whirlwind with some family stuff and work stuff and just stuff stuff! Hope everyone's had a less hectic week. 

Let's jump right into some awesome ideas shared at last week's party!


Spring is the time for eggs. Whether you are celebrating Easter or Passover or just the renewal of Spring,  egg symbolism abounds. I am in LOVE with these CEMENT ( yes I said cement) eggs from Kileen at Raven Would. Cement!And I love the nests she made for them as well. 



Speaking of nests, you how creative is this idea from Artsy VaVa? Look at that cool gumball machine! Swoon. 

How sweet is this Button Bunny from 3 Winks Design? Love the combination of buttons and colors. 

"How do you like your eggs?" .... "Covered in chocolate!" So these Vegan Peanut Butter Eggs definitely belong in my basket. From Sew Historically: 


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

   
   

Thursday, February 23, 2017

BFF Open House Link Party


Happy Friday eve all! Can you believe it's already the last week of February? The good news is that means Spring is on the way. What Spring things have you been working on? I haven't even started! 

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


Kileen from Raven Would shared not only a great Goodwill find but what she did with it to make an awesome Spring centerpiece.  See that cute bunny? She's also got a tutorial on that !


Even though it's technically a few days before Spring officially begins, I always think of St. Patrick's Day as the first Spring holiday. My Busy Beehives has a great printable to add to your decor. 


Despite what Mr. Chocolate thinks, I do not in fact have 99 lipsticks. But, who can't use a cute cosmetics bag? Maggie Lois shared this one that I love! 


Finally if Spring is not quite around the corner in your neck of the woods but you want to bring some in, Heather from Woods of Bell Trees has a gorgeous transitional centerpiece . 

Now, on to this week's party! 

   
   







Thursday, February 9, 2017

BFF Open House


Happy Friday Eve all! Well the Northwest started the week under a blanket of snow and looks like the Northeast will finish it under an even bigger one. Hope everyone and all of you in the middle are safe and warm! 

Let's see some great ideas from last week's party. If you're snowed in this weekend, might have time to work on them! 


I love this cup cozy Kileen from Raven Would shared. It was inspired by the movie "Big Hero 6" and the Beymax character. There's an ongoing battle in our house because Mr. Chocolate is of the opinion that Beymax is and should be referred to as Big Hero 6. We've agreed to disagree but I think everyone can agree how cute this is! Even my basic crochet skills can handle this! 


The expression "SWAK" for Sealed With A Kiss comes to life with these printable envelope seals that were shared by White House Crafts. How much fun are these?!


Dog lovers or friends and family of dog lovers you will want to check out these printables from My Busy Beehives.  Woof! 

Finally, if you're looking for a delicious Valentine's dessert, look no further: 


Chocolate Cupcakes with Mascarpone Frosting from Birds Party! You're welcome !

Now, on to this week's party! 

   
   








Thursday, January 26, 2017

BFF Open House Link Party


Happy Friday Eve all. Can you believe we're headed into the last week of January already? Wasn't it just Christmas? 

There were some really cool and inspirational ideas shared at last week's party ( and I've fixed things this week so the thumbnails show...operator error!)


Let's start with this Wood Burned and Stained Mandala Tray that Kileen from Raven Would shared. I recently bought a wood burning tool to play with and this is my inspiration!! Isn't it spectacular?


All the way from Germany is this beautiful illuminated 3D paper art piece from Wesens Art blog. I love what she shared in her post too: 

"Especially this object is important for me. 
It should remind me to really trust my abilities. 
I'm a creative person and want to do more creative things for myself - to keep it or give it away. Just because I want to do it!"
Couldn't agree more!


So I've been seeing a lot about Instant Pots lately and I'm interested in anything that sounds fast in these time compressed times. The ladies from LollyJane sure have me intrigued with 23 Instant Pot recipes! I do have a Williams Sonoma gift card from Christmas I haven't used yet....hmmm

With Valentine's day coming up , here are some yummy treats: 


What's better than a chocolate chip cookie? An Oreo stuffed chocolate chip cookie! Check out Sugar Spice and Family Life for the recipe...if you dare! 

OK on to this week's party!! Happy Weekend all. 











Thursday, November 24, 2016

BFF Open House Link Party: Happy Thanksgiving


Happy Thanksgiving ! Our annual feast day of eat ti'l you can't move then shop til you drop tomorrow. We skip "Black Friday" but those of you who are going out be safe and have fun. Since I'll be hosting the rest of the day, throwing the party open early and wishing everyone a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING. Thankful that you make my little party a part of your weekly routine!

Here are some features from last week's party !


How perfect and timely is this from Lolly Jane?! If you're like me, the leftovers are the best part of Thanksgiving. 


Printables are such a great and simple way to change up your decor. My Busy Bee Hives has a great collection free for you to download!



Time to start finishing up handmade gifts and Mich in LA has a great way to use an eclectic bead mix. Love these handmade earrings and Mich has a tutorial you can follow!


This time of year we all use a lot of ribbon but don't throw those ribbon spools away. Raven Would has a great idea to turn them into ornaments! 

OK on to this week's party! 

   
   





Thursday, October 6, 2016

BFF Open House Link Party


Happy Friday Eve all! Hope the first week of October has treated you well. Let's see some festive Fall ideas from last week's party! 




With Halloween just weeks away, Raven Would whipped up this very realistic looking "metal"  cauldron that would be perfect for storing those treats! 


This festive candle from The Crafty Lumberjacks would go perfectly with that cauldron don't you think? 


While not specifically Halloween, Mich in LA has something that could accessorize a costume...perhaps if you were going as "The Mother of Dragons" from "Game of Thrones"?  Plus she always uses something no one can ever guess in her work. 


And whether you have littles or you're just young at heart, these Monster Cups from Western New Yorker would be a fun addition to Halloween entertaining. 






   
   

Thursday, September 29, 2016

BFF Open House Link Party


Happy Friday Eve and almost October everyone. Fall projects are in full swing so let's see some great ideas from last week's party. 



Let's start with these Rustic Fabric Pumpkins from Raven Would. We see lots of velvet ones this time of year but there's something about the lightness of the fabric she used that make these so vintage looking. 



A perfect way to welcome Fall is with a sign of course! How about this one from Much More Creative


I love using things for other than their intended purpose. How about using a pie dish for a photo frame? What a great touch to add to your kitchen or as a gift to your favorite baker? Love Inspired Details has...the details. 


Who says your crock pot is only for main dishes or savory meals? Not 3 Winks Design who shared this Surprise Fudge Pudding, perfect for cold Fall nights! 

Now on to this week's party! 

   
   




Thursday, July 21, 2016

BFF Open House Link Party

The Answer Is Chocolate

Hi all and happy Friday Eve. Hope those of you in the hotter than hot parts of the country are managing to stay cool. I'm very thankful that our PNW weather has returned to some sanity after a few years of very un-PNW heat waves! 

Here are some features from last week's party I hope will inspire you! 


Doreen from Altered Artworks finds the BEST things to re-purpose. This kitchen rack is no exception.


And Raven Would shared this gorgeous DIY wood batik wall decor piece. LOVE!


If you're looking to stay cool, you can't go wrong with these DIY popsicle recipes from One Little Project . YUM

And what's Summer without ice cream? And what's ice cream without hot fudge? I mean it's like Ethel without Lucy! I may or may not have even eaten hot fudge with NO ice cream.  Pat and Candy have you covered! 



Now on to this week's party!