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    Monday, October 31, 2011

    Leaves Table Runner


    Decorating for Fall?

    Here is a quick and easy table runner to dress up your
    holiday table!  I'm thinking these leaves can be made smaller
    bigger for coordinating projects like cloth napkins, dish
    towels . . . you get the idea.

    Click here for the tutorial!




    Thursday, October 27, 2011

    Jewelry Bowls


    The ideas for these sparkly bowls are swirling in my head!  
    Not just the bowls, but the technique and all the possibilities
    in all shapes and sizes.

    I've experimented with similar paper mache type bowls before using a type of plaster to use as gardening containers . . . not so great an experiment for outdoor use . . . I moved on to working with concrete for those type of projects.  

    I had forgotten about using the technique for indoor/home decor use until I ran across this tutorial.

    I'm still gathering ideas for organizing my massive jewelry collection and this is one that I am putting on the keeper list to experiment with.  

    They can be made in any size, any shape . . . let your creativity be your guide!  Start looking at different objects that can be used as a mold . . . like I love the designs on some plastic juice containers.  In fact, I have some put aside for concrete projects that would work perfectly with this technique.

    I love paper mache projects . . . 
    they remind me of my first crafting projects as a little girl!

    Click here for the tutorial!



    Monday, October 24, 2011

    Kitchen Inspiration


    Love the storage elements that have 
    been worked into this kitchen design!  

    Gorgeous . . . I love it :)

    Need some kitchen
     design inspiration?

    This kitchen is one of many featured at
    DIY Showcase . . . check it out!

    Click here




    Wednesday, October 19, 2011

    Red in the kitchen


    Red is my favorite color!

    This photo is more inspiration for our kitchen
    redesign.  We have already decided that red will
    definitely be our accent color.

    Our walls are a shade of glazed mustard gold
     with black trim.  I love the contrast!

    The cabinets are still white since a decision hasn't
    been made on the color.

    What is your kitchen color scheme?




    Monday, October 17, 2011

    Satin Flower Comb


    I'm loving these fabric flowers 
    . . . so here is another one!

    This one features many layers, giving it
    that fluffy look.  It is also large enough
    to feature a big button or brooch in
    the center and of course beads as
     shown in the photo.  

    Love it!



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    PLEASE NOTE:

    The following links for the tutorial no
    longer work, the blog has been deleted :(

    I will leave the links up just in case
    the blog returns.


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    Many thanks to Janny!

    Check out her awesome crafty blog :)


    Que Linda


    Click here for the tutorial





    Friday, October 14, 2011

    Open Shelves in the Kitchen


    The main reason I'm posting this photo . . .

    For inspiration!

    I love the open shelving and stuff on the walls.

    I have used the little wire thingies inside the cabinet
    doors, but never thought of using them on the walls.
    Love the idea!


    The Captain and I are still organizing the kitchen
    and coming up with unique ways to store "stuff."
    Since the kitchen is so small, we have to make
    use of space inventively.

    Can't wait to finish our kitchen project!

    Photos coming soon :)





    Thursday, October 13, 2011

    Gathered Fabric Flower


    This gathered fabric flower is one of my favorites.

    Love the embellished center!

    I'm thinking of the boxes of vintage jewelry I have and
    the mismatched earrings that I could use as an embellishment.

    One of the things I love about this tutorial is that you don't
    need a sewing machine to make this flower, it can be hand
    stitched.  I still can't get to my sewing machine :)

    This flower is awesome as a hair barrette, but the possibilities
    are endless!  How about using it on pillows, purses, clothing
    and on and on and on!

    Click here for the tutorial



    Wednesday, October 12, 2011

    Ingenious Six Pack Carrier


    Don't throw away those
     six pack drink carriers!

    Check out this cool idea for a tool caddy.  

    I can think of many other uses for organizing
    a number of items and a great way to recycle!

    I love trash to treasure projects :)

    Click here for the tutorial




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    Wednesday, October 5, 2011

    Crocheted Denim Rag Bag


    I love the idea of crocheting strips of denim, not only for this project, but for so many other projects.

    Back in the day when I had a boutique, I would barter merchandise with my customers for their old jeans because of their versatility.  Being the pack rat that I am, I still have tubs and tubs of denim in my storage room waiting for me to be creative again.  So I am always looking for cool and unusual projects to keep in mind for the future when I finally get my craft room organized.

    My idea would be to make the strips of denim crocheted into "fabric" so they are ready for future projects.

    Several projects come to mind . . . rugs, pillows, applique for clothing, fabric for a jacket, blankets, hats . . . as well as purses . . . I could continue thinking and coming up with more and more projects!

    Click here for the tutorial to make the purse or get the technique for how to crochet the denim strips together.



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