Thursday, April 15, 2021
Happy Friday Eve all! What a difference a week makes. The Mumster's on the mend and I'm back home and hopefully get to play in my craft room a bit. Thanks for understanding last week about no features and thanks for you kind words of support. April is just moving along and it's hard to believe we're already at the halfway mark.
So let's take a look at some of the wonderful ideas shared at last week's party!
Kathleen from Our Hopeful Home shared her gorgeous Corbel Book Ends. They look like they came straight from Arhaus, Ballard Designs, or Pottery Barn!
Nothing says Spring / Summer like lemons and this bright and pretty Lemon Spring Wreath from Penny's Treasures screams it! It all began with a simple wreath from JoAnn!
I learned not long ago that I'm going to be a Fairy Grandmother! My bestie and I were pregnant at the same time, and her eldest daughter and my son were born within ten days of each other. The joke has always been that I'm her "real" mother because she and I tend to like a lot of the same things. And now she's going to be a mom and this will be my title. So these hangers from Satsuma Designs gave me some ideas and you need to checkout her entire Baby Shower post!
Finally, what's better than a Chocolate Chip Cookie? A roundup of 17 Chocolate Chip Recipes of course! From The Kitchen Is My Playground. If you can't find a favorite in here then I'm not sure what to say 😘
Thanks to everyone who shared last week and let's see what everyone's been up to this week!
Thursday, February 18, 2021
Happy Friday Eve and sending my heart out to Texas and other parts of the country who are being hit hard by winter storms. There are no words. We went seven days w/out power after a bad winter storm in Seattle and it is an unbelievable challenge.
Lots of great ideas as always from last week's party so here are some that caught my eye!
Wildfire Stitches has a wonderful post if you are new to embroidery. Really great hints and tips in this post and a wonderful Embroidery Blog! With all of our digital and machine tools, sometimes it's really nice to do something that is truly 100% handmade!
If you're looking for a St. Patrick's idea, look no further than Artsy VaVa's GORGEOUS Clover Door Hanger! Just stunning!
After checking out the Embroidery Basics post y Wildfire Stitches, check out this wonderful project from Satsuma Designs: Embroidered Lavender Sachet Bags.
Finally, since many of us are cooking more as we stay home more, one of my favorite dishes: Rigatoni with Vodka Sauce from The House on Silverado. I wanted to lick the screen!
Thanks as always to all who linked up and let's see what everyone's been up to this week.
Thursday, December 31, 2020
New Year's Eve Greetings everyone! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. One of my son's packages finally arrived YESTERDAY! Still tracking the other. It was the one w/ all the homebaked goodies which managed to survive in tact. It was special when he opened one container that was filled with a cookie I only make at Christmas and to see his face on ZOOM as he said "Smells like Christmas".
While I always marvel at the end of a year and wonder how we got there so fast, I don't think many of you will argue about saying "Good Riddance" to 2020. Gina C Creates has some fun NYE props like the "Happy New Year" graphic above if you're looking for last minute ideas. We are doing "Nacho New Year" tonight and will I'm sure be asleep by 10! Whatever you do, Happy Happy.
Let's see some ideas from last week's party!
Satsuma Designs has a great post on ways to celebrate NYE with kids. Love these Faux Fortune Cookies!
Got burned out bulbs? Or maybe pick up some on sale post-Christmas, but Mary Jo from Masterpieces of My Life has THE perfect use for them. Maybe a New Year's Day project to get a jump start on next year!
With all of the extra boxes from this holiday season, that's a lot of cardboard to recycle or re-purpose which makes this idea from Howling Liz just perfect! Cardboard Canal Houses or you could start now on a Faux Gingerbread House for next year!
If you need a last minute dessert for tonight or want to plan ahead, check out this "Death By Peanut Butter and Chocolate" (my preferred way to go) from Marilyn's Treats!
Thank you ALL for making 2020 bearable by sharing your creativity and talents here each week. I don't get to comment on every link but I look at them all and am so honored you choose to share your work here.
Be safe! Mask Up! Here's to 2021!
Thursday, December 3, 2020
Happy first week of December! Or as I like to joke, the last month of Marchvember, since it feels like 2020 has been mostly one long month. I hope everyone who celebrated last week had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Clearly, you've all been gearing up for Christmas and Winter holidays!
I've been having fun playing elf and making and starting to deliver some things to local businesses to thank them for keeping us going during the pandemic. Small things, but from the heart. You can check those out here and here. In that spirit,
I also want to call attention to a wonderful event hosted by someone I just started following last month and who you definitely want to follow too, Jennifer Maker, who is hosting a fabulous event called the Great Maker Giveaway where she's sharing 25 original projects you can make including the downloadable SVG files and 25 days of giveaways! It's day 3 today so not too late to sign up. Jennifer's focus is on handmade giving this season. I'm all in!
OK let's see what all of you busy elves have been up to!
Satsuma Designs shared this rustic yet elegant Countdown Garland which it's still early enough to make. I also love her rustic ribbon trees shown on the mantle!
Lanterns just scream Christmas to me, and apparently to My Home Of All Seasons as well. I love thos one but there are so many other gorgeous ones in their post you have to check out!
Hootshack shared these gorgeous Dropcloth Cone Trees. Again, simple yet so elegant and rustic! She also shows you how to make some pretty paper trees.
If I had unlimited funds, I would have unlimited Christmas decor! I would love an entire Steampunk room and I'd have to go no further than Unique Creations by Anita to decorate it. In LOVE with this Steampunk Christmas tree! I asked her when her book "Amazing Steampunk Creations by Anita" is coming out because I totally think she should write one don't you?
Finally, what are the holidays without FUDGE? And what's better than No Cook Peppermint Fudge like this deliciousness from Cook Clean Repeat?
Thursday, November 19, 2020
Happy Friday Eve all! Can you believe American Thanksgiving is one week away?! Me either. And then Hanukkah will be upon us and before you know it Christmas and then we can all celebrate saying goodbye to 2020!
Let's take a look at some Thanksgiving and Christmas ideas from last week's party!
Take a look at these GORGEOUS Fallen Leaf Luminaries from Satsuma Designs!
If you want a different take on an Advent or Countdown to Christmas calendar, Birds Party has you covered with this adorable Christmas Village Advent Calendar! The colors and style are fabulous!
These Shabby Chic Fabric Hearts from Coastal Bohemian are wonderful as year round ornaments or to make as gifts or could easily be adapted to be Christmas themed!
Finally, this Apple Honey Crisp from Jodie Fitz would be a lovely Thanksgiving dessert and individual servings make it perfect if you're trying to distance! YUM!
Now let's see what all of you creative people have been up to this week !
Thursday, November 5, 2020
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!