2nd Annual Handmade Holiday Link Up

2nd Annual Handmade Holiday Link Up

Monday, November 24, 2014

INKLING: The Cinch–DIY Spiral Notebooks

The Cinch DIY Notebooks via homework - carolynshomework (2)
Guess what I’m going to be making for Christmas gifts? Lots and lots of pretty spiral bound notebooks. And it’s super easy now that I have a Cinch by We R Memory Keepers. The Cinch is basically like a comb binder but with nifty features that make it easy to create pretty notebooks.

The Cinch DIY Notebooks via homework - carolynshomework (1)Once you have a Cinch machine, you simply need the spirals and paper and the sky is the limit.

The Cinch DIY Notebooks via homework - carolynshomework (3)This was the first notebook that I made. I used a pretty textured cardstock for the cover and pre-cut striped index cards for the pages.

The Cinch DIY Notebooks via homework - carolynshomework (4)Isn’t it cute? I’m thinking about using this one for recipes. I can add self stick tabs to some of the pages to divide the types of recipes. Of course, you can create a recipe notebook using your existing recipe cards to.

The Cinch DIY Notebooks via homework - carolynshomework (8)I love this notebook. I used the wood veneer paper by We R Memory Keepers for this cover. It’s gorgeous and because the paper is so pretty, I left this one unadorned.

To see how easy it is to use The Cinch you can watch this video.

The Cinch DIY Notebooks via homework - carolynshomework (7)Everyone can use another notebook. I can’t wait to make more and start wrapping them up.

The Cinch DIY Notebooks via homework - carolynshomework (5)
Thank you so much for stopping by.
Signature Box 3
I am on the We R Memory Keepers Design Team and receive complimentary products for the purpose of these reviews. No other compensation is received and all opinions are mine. Really!

Friday, November 21, 2014

The Inspiration Board: Spotlight 181 & White Christmas

Hello friends! It’s Friday and we did it again. We crafted, decorated, cooked, baked, sewed and diyed through the week. All while inspiring each other. Hip hip hooray for creative sharing. Thank you to everyone who stopped by this week and a big virtual hug to those of you who shared a project here on homework. Here’s a recap of what I shared this week.

And now for the projects featured in the Spotlight this week.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

CELEBRATIONS: Vintage Button Napkin Rings

Vintage Button Napkin Ring via homework - carolynshomework (5)One week until the big turkey day! Are you getting ready? I made these vintage button napkin holders that I think will look nice for Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

AU NATURALE: Bird Seed Acorn Cakes

As the weather turns colder, it’s time to remember our little backyard friends. I’ve been wanting to make some bird seed cakes for the longest time and finally took the time to whip some up.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Inspiration Board: Creative Party 181 & Cameo Candles

Candles 2[2]FROM MY ARCHIVES | Holiday Cameo Candles

Happy Tuesday everyone and welcome to The Inspiration Board Creative Party. I’m so happy that you’re here and willing to share your amazing creativity. You all inspire me every week and I can’t wait to see what you’ve been working on. The weather has definitely turned chilly – I’ve been thinking about comfort food, knitting with chunky wool yarn and of course all the good things that come with Thanksgiving.

So let’s get this creative party started. Share your creativity by linking up below. I love pinning and sharing your projects. The features will be up as always on Friday.

Monday, November 17, 2014

SHOW & TELL: 2nd Annual Handmade Holiday Link Up

Handmade Holiday Link Up 2014

Welcome to homework's second annual Handmade Holiday link party. Throughout the year, the majority of link parties welcome crafts, diy, recipes, decor and other creative projects but often ask that you refrain from linking your shops. Now it's your turn to market your handmade shop or handmade item with the chance to be featured in a Holiday Gift Guide that I will put together from selected link ups.

Friday, November 14, 2014

The Inspiration Board: Spotlight 180 & Inspiring Sides

Hey, hey, hey friends. It’s Friday! We did it again. We crafted, decorated, sewed, and baked our way through the week and inspired each other with our creativity. Thank you for stopping by, commenting and sharing your links here at homework. Wishing you all a wonderful weekend and I’ll see you back here next week.

In case you didn’t have a chance to stop by this week, here’s what I shared.

And now for the projects in the Spotlight this week.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

CELEBRATIONS: A Touch of Fall from my Home

A touch of fall from my home - fall vignettes via homework | carolynshomework.com

These are just some snippets of fall from some of my projects or the styling for some of my projects. I love fall and when I went through my photos recently, I put together some of my favorite. Not everyday has to include a complicated craft or diy project to keep me inspired. Sometimes it’s something as simple as some peppercorns or moss.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

HOMEWORK READING: Willow and Sage–Homemade Bath & Body

Willow and Sage via homework - carolynshomework (1)

It’s here. The second edition of Willow and Sage. If you’re not familiar with Willow and Sage, it’s created and published by Stampington & Company. Stampington & Company is a paper, stamping and crafty company. This bath & body magazine is out-of-the box for them and it is simply gorgeous.