Halloween Witch or Wonder Woman Costume ? (Linky Party)

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Tweet Hi all! Linky party time!!!!  What’s today’s party theme?   Halloween, of course.  With just 9 days to go, Halloween has to be on pretty much anybody’s mind, isn’t it? Today, I am hoping you’ll share whatever it is you are preparing for Halloween, be that an easy Halloween costumes for couples or kids, or […]

Flying Geese Block Pattern :: Free Quilting Workshop for Beginners (#25)

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Tweet 6 block so far in our quilt sampler. It’s starting to look gorgeous. (Free block patterns at end of article) Janeen van Niekerk will teach us how to make a flying geese block ~ #7 ~ today. It has a real modern feel to it. As Janeen will point out, with some minor modification […]

LINKY PARTY + Feature: French Toast Roll Ups Recipe

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Tweet Happy Fall, all!!  Welcome to our linky party today! Sorry for the late posting. We’re here now, so let’s party!!!  Thank you so much for all your prior submissions. So wonderful. Today, I’d like to feature my most favorite submission of last week, which is a good recipe from AthleticAvocado.com, a blog written by […]

Free Domino Quilt Block Pattern + Workshop (#24)

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Tweet Hi guys. I realize that upon completion of this week’s Domino quilt block pattern we will have reached the 2/3 completion point of our 9-block Fall quilt sampler. Whoohooo. How’s it going for you? Today’s quilt block design is called a Domino. Lovely and colorful, it’s fairly easy and quick to sew.   Does […]

Beautiful Blocks for Halloween Quilts

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Tweet Here is an exclusive by quilt designer Janeen van Niekerk that will just thrill you and yours. Look at these amazingly cute and beautiful paper piecing blocks to make Fall or Halloween quilts. It’s the ultimate in Halloween crafts! What is particularly nice about this set of Halloween quilt blocks, is that they say […]

Linky Party + Feature: Stunning Room Makeover Before After

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Tweet Hi everyone! Welcome to our Wednesday Time for a Party. Before we get on with our link fest, I’d like to feature one AMAZING submission of last week, a most-complete and stunning craft room makeover before after. Ta da..   Linky Party Feature Stunning Room Makeover Before After   The changes are so plentiful […]

Tomato Basil Bacon Quiche

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Tweet Baked in a beautiful puff pastry crust, my way of making quiche is as much the perfect recipe for a make-ahead lunches with company as it is a dazzler for drop-in weekend brunch guests. Today’s recipe is for a tomato basil bacon quiche. Being blessed with the season’s abundance of peppers and tomatoes, I […]

Centerpiece Ideas with Fruit and Vegetables

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Tweet Hi Everyone. Happy Monday.  Today no Tammy, but nonetheless we have a post on home décor, i.e.  centerpieces ideas with fruit and vegetables. I have taken the helm again till Tammy is back on board to continue her monthly home decorating post made exclusively with recycled or reused materials. Today I’ll show you fruit […]

Makeup Tips for Free Lipsticks

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Tweet I know this article on ‘Makeup Tips for Free Lipsticks’ is only the second makeup tips article on the blog, but it sure is splendid. I’m going to share with you a makeup secret to get a free Yves Saint Laurent lipstick, with every one that you buy. Yes! Believe it, because it’s true. […]

Whirlpool Block Pattern (Sampler Quilt Workshop #23)

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Tweet :: Whirlpool Block Pattern (Sampler Quilt Workshop #23):: Our (and your) collection free patterns and workshops for beautiful quilt blocks is growing. Each block gives you an opportunity to learn new quilting techniques and to develop some insight as to which style of block patterns suit your taste. This is 5th block in the […]

Free Hat Knitting Pattern

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Tweet Welcome to today’s linky party! It’s been a busy week for us. We posted great free tutorials & patterns (See right bar). How about you? I can’t wait to see your great new creations and DIYs. But first … Our Linky Part Feature This whirling little girl’s Fall hat is a stunner! It’s made […]

Which Yarn, what Hook or which Needle?

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Tweet A yarn weight table to figure out which crochet hooks and knitting needles you’ll need and so to work out how much yarn you’ll need…? Who of my readers would not want such yarn table??!! Well, dear readers, here it is: CRAFT YARN COUNCIL STANDARD CHARTS How to use this crochet – knitting – […]

Easy Fall Mantel Decorations : Silver + Mercury Glass

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Tweet :: Easy Fall Mantel Decorations with Silver and Mercury Glass ~ a How-to :: Today, the home décor team from OneMoreTimeEvents.com is taking Fall mantel decorations more serious than ever. Tammy and her mom are mixing real and faux silver items such as mercury glass in their fall décor on the mantel. Use store […]

DIY Wedding Guest Book Frame w/ Hearts

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Tweet A wedding guest book offers treasured memories of your big, important day. Unfortunately, once that married life is on its way, things like a wedding guest book is rarely looked at. Such a pity. This unique DIY wedding guest book frame solves the issue. Guests get to write their wedding wishes and names on […]

Free Hourglass Quilt Block Pattern + Workshop

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Tweet You know, when I did my graduation thesis, one of my professors once said that if you want to become EXCELLENT at something, you have to do the same thing over and over again. Continue to want the same thing…   This inspirational quote comes to mind when I look at the work of […]

LINKY PARTY

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Tweet Welcome to the Linky party, everyone! Today’s features: faux pumpkins. Pumpkins are every decorators friend in the Fall season. Today, I have 4 linky party features for you that showcase some of the most unique DIY pumpkin projects I have encountered. How about not bringing in a pumpkin but drawing pumpkin art on your […]

Halloween Treat Melted Witches

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Tweet Today, I’d like to celebrate the first day of Autumn, with a new favorite Halloween treat melted witches. There are three things I love about Halloween. Ok. Four. 1) Halloween treats; 2) the Dazzling array of interesting Halloween Costumes Ideas ; 3) Halloween Party Décor (to decorate your home for Halloween even if the […]

50+ No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

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Tweet Easy Halloween crafts. Get creative with your Halloween decorations this Fall and give your pumpkins some personality and styling. Here are 50+ No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Ideas for you. T’is the season. Fall leaves are falling. Veggies growing in abundance. Halloween and Thanksgiving coming up. Pumpkin decorating ideas are on my mind. On your mind […]

DIY Recipe Box + Vintage French Wrapping Paper (Freebie)

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Tweet Hi! I made some vintage French wrapping paper to cover some notebooks yesterday. I thought to share it with you.   Vintage French Wrapping Paper Vintage French Wrapping Paper ~ Designed by yours truly Paris, je t’aime!   Vintage French Paper for a Recipe Book or Box ~ Also by yours truly   Paris-Inspired […]

Greek Square Quilt Block Pattern (Workshop #21)

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Tweet Today’s free quilting workshop by Janeen van Niekerk is about our third block in our sampler quilt. This is called the Greek Square* quilt block pattern. I’m intrigued by that name. Does it look like a Greek square? I’m not sure. What I do know is that it is a really old quilt block […]

Fall Ideas

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Tweet Bring the warm colors of Fall with those wonderful feelings of abundance and celebration into your home with these beautiful and simple decorating for Fall ideas. Beyond Fall Decorating ideas, today’s features of last week’s linky party offers ideas for other Fall-inspired designs & dating ideas as well! Great ways to enjoy that autumn […]

Chunky Infinity Scarf Pattern

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Tweet I finally designed a chunky infinity scarf pattern. I’m so happy as I think it turned out fabulous! The knitting pattern could not be easier! I was inspired by all the chunky infinity scarves I saw in London during London Fashion week. Did you see the grey infinity scarf in my article on Trends […]

Easy Organic Banana Oat Muffins

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Tweet I make muffins. For lunch boxes, for impromptu visitors, for weekend breakfast in bed, for snacks on hikes and for other such occasions. This recipe for organic banana oat muffins is my latest, and most successful experiment with making healthy muffins that are just scrumptious.  I gave a batch of these muffins to one […]

5 Trends in London Fashion Week

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London Fashion Week :: Pret a Porter :: Fur Coat Collars :: FineCraftGuild.com
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Tweet London Fashion Week 2014 starts today. Regent Street, London’s high end fashion street, looks like a Zoo!! I mean that literally. It has everything to do with this year’s fashion!! Let me share with you the 5 trends to steal directly from London’s fashion paradise, not to mention the catwalk. Mouse over each image […]

How to Make a Log Cabin Quilt Block

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Tweet Today’s ‘How to Make a Log Cabin Quilt Block’ is Quilting Workshop #20 for beginners. Today, we will learn how to make the second block in our sampler quilt. This free online quilting workshop is taught by quilting instructor Janeen van Niekerk, who is an expert designer of classic and paper piece quilts. Learn […]

LINKY PARTY + Feature: DIY Animal Print Chair

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Tweet :: Linky Party + Feature today. Lets’s start with the feature, because animal print is this year’s MEGA – trend! You see animal prints everywhere! Lots of variety too. You can find cheetah print, tiger print, lion print, zebra and other animal print fabric on home décor accessories, such as rugs, chairs, cabinets. Be […]

DIY Craft Organizer Box

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Tweet Embellish and reuse old shoe boxes. Seems so obvious. But simple organization ideas such as these can result in a complete ‘makeover’ of a craft room. They can be added to a DIY personalized desk set that is lovely to work with. More importantly, creating matching craft organizing boxes can transform prior eye-sores such […]

Porch Decorations: Fall Flowers in Wood Pallets

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Tweet Be inspired today by Tammy Henderson who has incredible talent to make a sober home look luxuriously splendid. Each week in her series, I am working a bit on my home aiming to incorporate her genial home decorating ideas.  Today, Tammy will show us that it’s worth it to lug those roadside wood pallets […]

Striped Frame Block Quilting Workshop

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Tweet Last week I introduced this marvelous free quilting workshop to learn how to make a 9-block sampler quilt pattern in rustic Fall colors. Today we are starting with making our first sample block. I told you that Janeen was going to share a couple of quilting magic tricks, as well as quilting tips to […]

DIY Ice Bucket Challenge T-shirt + LINKY PARTY

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Tweet :: DIY Ice Bucket Challenge T-shirt :: LINKY PARTY :: Becky from MyPaperCraze.com designed these so-cute ‘I survived’ the ice bucket challenge T-shirts for her sons. Such brave kids! Besides giving us a tutorial on how to make to design your own t-shirts like this, she also shares how to take this trendy opportunity, […]

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