Thursday, April 16, 2020

BFF Open House

Hi all. Hope you've made it through the week as well as can be expected these days. Our big excitement was finding TP and paper towel during our weekly foraging this week. 

Once again, I have to apologize. The week's been busy workwise w/ a lot of changes so it's going to be another featureless party. I probably need to think about doing this on a different day. 

Pull up a chair, sit down w/ your favorite quarantine drink and snack and party on! Be well friends!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Thursday, April 9, 2020

BFF Open House

Friday Eve once again. I think. I'm no longer sure what day it is. Even though I didn't go out all that  much pre-lockdown, I had a routine that at least helped me remember which day of the week it was lol.  Hope everyone's well which has taken on a whole new meaning hasn't it?

Let's take a look at some ideas from last week's party.

Love this hanging planter that's made from...a springform baking pan! Shared by Fresh Vintage by Lisa S. Even more wonderful are the metal words she found that can be interchanged because they are held in place by magnets. 

Since we're largely stuck at home, it's a great time to use up things in our craft stash right? That's what Cecelia from My Thrift Store Addiction did w/ this cute "Hoppy Easter" sign for her garden.

COVID-19 has resulted in a lot of canceled or altered plans including things like baby and bridal showers. Satsuma Designs has a fabulous way to salvage those plans by throwing a Virtual Shower!

You can still coordinate things like games, have everyone prepared with a common snack, have a special treat delivered to the honoree and use applications like Google Hangout or Zoom to bring everyone "together" while maintaining social distancing. 

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

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Thursday, April 2, 2020

BFF Open House

It's April already. The world is a hot mess. Thank goodness for crafting! So grateful that my bug from last week turned out not to be "it". Thank you for all the well wishes!

It's so overwhelming reading / watching the news. I hope you are all well and safely social distancing. 

Loving these earrings from My Bijou Life ( and there's a pretty necklace to go with!). Perfect for Spring. 

Many people have been making their own disinfectant for reasons other than the virus that is trying to take over the world. Now , more than ever ( especially if stores are completely wiped out) here's one way to use natural ingredients. From The Organized Dream

This could be a fun project to do alone or if you have kiddos home from school. I saw a similar one of these wood bunnies on my last physical trip to Michaels a few weeks ago (BTW I did their Curbside Pickup last week and it was easy and great and my order was perfect ) or pin for next year. From Artsy VaVa

Finally, if you're missing your favorite donut shop or just need a new snack w/ everyone at home, check out these Cinnamon Sugar Donuts from Lou Lou Girls. YUM! 

OK let's see what everyone's been up to this week! And remember...

Keep calm and wash your hands

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Thursday, March 26, 2020

BFF Open House ... Party, No Features

Hi all, got a bug. So far, don't think it's "that bug" but a bug of some kind. Monitoring symptoms. And yes, I have been washing my hands like I'm prepping for surgery all day every day to make fun of my own teasing. 

All party, no features this week. Hope you're all doing well and 


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Thursday, March 19, 2020

BFF Open House

Happy Spring! Wash your hands. Hope everyone's surviving sheltering in place / social distancing. Wash your hands. Crafters and introverts, this is our moment! It's like our Olympics! We've trained for this. Wash your hands. 

All joking aside, I do hope that you're all well and have what you need. In a very stressful time, I'm seeing people come together ( in our own spaces) through sharing talents , ideas, recipes online. 

Let's take a look at some ideas from last week! 

Since St. Patrick's Day fell victim to our current situation, Pin this for next year. A Cookie Cutter Four Leaf Clover from Chas's Crazy Creations. She used as a trivet but you could easily hang or add to a wreath. 

I love this whole vignette but the star is the Book Bundle. I've seen these for sale for $$ ( back when I occasionally left the house and could) and in magazines and on shows. Dragonfly Treasure shows you how you can make your own!

Nothing says Spring like eggs. They feature prominently in religious and non religious celebrations as a reminder of renewal. These Rustic Eggs from the The DIY Dreamer are so clean and perfect! 

And finally,  here's a yummy dessert for St. Patrick's Day or anytime: 

I especially love the title: NO-BAKE BAILEYS COOKIES & CREAM YUM YUM from The Kitchen Is My Playground

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

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Thursday, March 12, 2020

BFF Open House

Greetings Creative Friends, I hope that everyone is holding up as well as possible with the pandemic we're all dealing with. So far here in the desert it hasn't been as bad as in some other locations. My heart is with my former state of Washington which has been hit hard. 


Let's take a look at some ideas from last week's party!

With many of us practicing Social Distancing and/or schools starting to close, here's a fun at home activity for St. Patrick's Day from DIY Vibes. A St. Patrick's Day Word Search!

Boxwood wreaths can be pricey but here's an inexpensive project that doesn't look it, from Fresh Vintage by Lisa S

I am in LOVE with this upcycled Geometric Dresser shared by Unique Creations by Anita. The colors, the pattern...everything! 

Finally, if you are looking for a special desert for St. Patrick's Day, look no further than this Chocolate Cake with Bailey's Frosting from Bird's Party. Oh My Yum! 

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

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Thursday, March 5, 2020

BFF Open House

Happy March and National Craft Month all! As we're all being vigilant about the Coronavirus, my new favorite reminder: 

Now, let's take a look at some ideas from last week's party!

How cute is this Split Ball Wreath from Kippi At Home?! The wooden balls are flat on one side which makes them lay down so nicely. 

I also really love this idea from DIY Vibes, using a green wreath against a natural wood piece of wall art. Really the whole mantel is lovely! 

How cute is this Spring / Easter vignette from Penny's Treasures?! The carrot holders are actually repurposed chair springs! Creative! 

Finally, we tend to think of this next idea as strictly Christmastime but this take on a Yule Log totally works for St. Patrick's Day. From Seasonal Holiday Recipe Exchange

You could also  put a pot of gold aka Rolos or any other gold foil wrapped candies to go with! 

Time to see what everyone's been up to this week. Wash those hands!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!