Monday, July 17, 2017

Monday Marketplace - Fall Finds


Is it too early to start thinking about fall decorating??? I don't think so!!!! I love everything about the fall season...the cooler days, the colors, the smells, the food...yep, everything. If you are looking for some wonderful items to change out your decor, click on each of the photos below and check out what offerings there are to bring the fall indoors.



Say Grace


Candy Corn Bowl Fillers


Fall Harvest Labels


Fall Stacker Sign


Autumn Stitchery Pillow


Pumpkin Seeds Quilt Pattern


Lighted Glass Block


Fall Harvest Sign

Thanks for stopping by today!!


Monday, July 10, 2017

Christmas in July



Yes...as much as we don't want to think about it...Christmas is right around the corner. What a great way to get a jump on gift giving by having a Christmas in July post!

Below you will find just a very tiny sampling of some amazing offerings you won't want to miss. Simply click on each of the photos below and visit the individual shops.


Paper Space Boutique


Sew Wee Design


Pam's Paws Jewelry


Farmers Attic
Country by the Bumpkins

For even more wonderful gift ideas, click on the banner above.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Monday, July 3, 2017

Super Star Pillow - Tutorial


Lori of Bee in My Bonnet has this super Super Star Pillow tutorial on her blog. For full instructions and some amazing pictures, simply click on the photo above.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Sweetest Little Thread Catcher - Tutorial


If you do hand stitching or embroidery, you know you have a LOT of tiny thread snippets. I know I do AND I find them EVERYWHERE! Teresa of Fabric Therapy has the perfect solution...a little thread Catcher! For the full tutorial, simply click on the photo above...there is also a video tutorial by Angies Bits and Pieces posted in Teresa's tutorial that you might find helpful.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Sunday, June 25, 2017

Sunday Sundae - Brownie Ice Cream Sundae


Awesome  Brownie Ice Cream Sundae! Julia on Fat Girl Trapped in a Skinny Body has a great post for a  Brownie Ice Cream Sundae. To try her recipe,  click on the photo above.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Saturday, June 24, 2017

Ships n' Sails - Quilt Pattern



This little quilt has me dreaming...

Ok...back to today's post. Bridgette of The Family Hearth created this wonderful mini wall hanging that will have you dreaming too! To visit Bridgette and to download the full tutorial,  simply click on the photo above.

Thanks for stopping by today. Oh...and Happy Sailing 😉

Friday, June 23, 2017

Freebie Friday - Pearl Flower Crochet Booties



Adorable!!! Need I say more? Well, yes I think I must...you can find the FREE pattern for these adorable booties on Candy's blog at Creations by Candy. Just click on the photo above for the full instructions.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Thursday, June 22, 2017

Creamy Penne Pasta Recipe



If you are looking for a great summer side dish, click on the photo above for this awesome recipe. The Old Farmhouse Gathering team on Etsy cooking blog has some great recipes! Make sure you follow along.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Monday, June 12, 2017

Monday Marketplace - Americana

If you enjoy decorating in an Americana or Patriotic decor, below you will find just a very small sampling from some very creative artisans on Etsy. Simply click on each photo below for more information.


Wood Shelf Sitter


Lil' Crow


Bowl of Flags


Metal Flower Art


Americana Sign

Thanks for stopping by today!


Saturday, June 3, 2017

Free Crochet Pattern - Meadowland Shoulder Wrap



Dianne of  Same DiNamics Crochet  has full instructions posted on her blog for this beautiful  Meadowland Shoulder Wrap. Perfect for special occasions or a cool summer night. Click on the photo above for complete instructions.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Thursday, June 1, 2017

Free Quilt Pattern



Ripley Blake Designs Garden Path is a free downloadable pattern. Just click on the photo above for the free PDF pattern.

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Kidz Korner - Free Daddy Tie Printable

24-7 Moms has a fun printable perfect for Father's Day. Great gift idea to do with your little ones!


To download and print the Daddy Tie, click o the photo above.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Monday Marketplace - Dads & Grads

June is filled with lots of celebrations. Graduations and Father's Day are coming up pretty quick. Check out the ideas below for some gift ideas. Click on each photo to visit each shop.


Antique Compass Cufflinks


Money Clip with Silver Inlay


Proud Dad T-Shirt


Leather Passport Holder


Father's Day Card

Thanks for stopping by today!



Thursday, May 25, 2017

Patriotic Yard Sign - Tutorial



Love, love, love this Patriotic Yard sign!!! Very easy to complete and would look great for your Memorial Day picnic or all summer long. Kelli & Greta of Holiday Crafts & Creations has the full tutorial on their blog. You can get all the info by clicking on the photo above.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Kidz Korner - Tin Can Windchimes



What a great way to teach your kidz how to recycle, reuse and repurpose doing what they love...PAINTING! Haley of Hands On As We Grow has the full tutorial complete with some great pics on how to create this Tin Can Windchimes with the kidz. For all the info you need, simply click on the photo above.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Sewing Zipper Bag Tutorial

Do you have all that little loose stuff at the bottom of your purse that you keep saying you need a little bag to keep them in? Do you have a stash of fabric like mine that just keeps growing? If so....let's kill two birds with one stone (as they say) and make these really cute zipper bags. Melly Sews shows how to make them in this tutorial. I actually have a little zipper bag like this one that I have stuffed full! :)





Pretty easy I would say. Great gift idea too. :)

Happy sewing!

Colleen :)


Monday, May 22, 2017

Monday Marketplace - Summer Lovin'

Summer will be here before we know it and we've found some great items that will help you with your summer decor. Click on the photos below and visit each shop...so many great finds!


Annie's Handmade Deocr


Prairie Farm Goods 2


Farmers Attic


Folk Art Works


Splinters N Critters

Thanks for stopping by today!


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Upcycle Your Garden

Spring is here and summer is fast approaching so it is time to plan those gardens. I think we will visit Etsy to see what neat upcycled, recycled items we can find for your garden. 

If you are like me I love to plant flowers in different types of pots. This teapot planter from ATeapotGarden has this really nice one that fits the bill. 




Now how cute is this coffee pot sun catcher from MinnesotaJunker! You could put it in your flower garden above some flowers and make it look like it is watering the flowers. :)





On to the vegetable garden. So you have your rows of seeds planted and what is the next thing you need.....markers so when the plants come up you can identify them. These recycled vintage spoons from MonPetitChouBoutique would really look good especially if it is an herb garden. 





Ooooo....oooooo!!! I just love old boxes and FilthyRichDesigns has this wonderful vintage tool box that has been upcycled to a flower planter! You can use it for flowers, but also would be wonderful for a small herb garden. If you are limited on space this box is for you. :)





Lots of neat upcycled items for your gardens. Why not try some of them out. 


Happy planting!

Colleen :)

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Applique with Lace - Tutorial



Jenny of Elefantz Designs has a wonderful tutorial on her blog on How to Applique with Lace. Lots of pics to get the perfect result. For the complete tutorial, visit Jenny by clicking on the photo above.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Kidz Korner - Footprint Flower Keepsake



This makes me wish my girls were babies again! I would have loved to have this as a wonderful keepsake reminding me of how little they were at one time. Don't let this one pass by!!! To get all the details to make this adorable Footprint Flower Keepsake visit Emma Owl blog by clicking on the picture above.

Thanks for stopping by today!



Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Flower Mug Rug Tutorial

We are well into May now so lots of flowers are out there. I thought a cute and easy mug rug would be a fun Spring project to work on. I found this tutorial from JenniferJangles Blogspot on an easy sewing flower mug rug you might want to try. Great for your fabric stash and you can use all sorts of pretty colors!


Happy sewing!

Colleen :)





Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Kidz Korner - Mother's Day Flower Card



I know that Mom would love to receive this card from the Kidz this Mother's Day. Everything you need to create this beautiful card can be found on Free Kids Crafts.

Thanks for stopping by today!