2nd Annual Handmade Holiday Link Up

2nd Annual Handmade Holiday Link Up
THE HANDMADE HOLIDAY LINK UP IS A LINK PARTY FOR ETSY SHOPS, HANDMADE SHOPS OR A HANDMADE ITEMS THAT YOU SELL

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Celebrations: wedding save-the-date announcements

Wedding season is around the corner and if you’re lucky enough to be planning a wedding, you may want to consider “Save the Date” cards. You can send a simple card or do something unique like this Save the Date Cracker or Popper announcement.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The Inspiration Board: link party [91]

Egg 3_thumb[5]From my archives – egg place cards

Welcome to the Inspiration Board link party! It's already the last week of February so spring really is just around the corner. I really have a bad case of spring fever this year. It can't come soon enough!
Now on to the Inspiration Board. I know a lot of you are working on spring crafts, fresh room decor and home renovations. Plus all the yummy recipes that you share. I can't wait to see all the fresh inspiration.


Friday, February 22, 2013

The Inspiration Board: link party spotlight ~90~

TGIF everyone and welcome to the Inspiration Board Spotlight. I want to thank everyone who came by this week to visit and if you shared a project on the Inspiration Board – thank you, thank you - for sharing your creativity here. I know there are a lot of link parties available and I’m thrilled to be your host.

As we transition to spring, I have some fun projects to share with you. I’m working on a a few wedding projects and some spring fashion ideas. While I get back to my craft table, enjoy the projects in the spotlight this week.

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mini cherry pie tartsDelicious Mini Cherry Pie Tarts by Shaken Together. These perfect little bite size pieces eliminate useless items like forks and napkins.


Thursday, February 21, 2013

Etceteras: fabric covered storage jars

Some craft supplies are too pretty to tuck away in bins and drawers. I love looking at my vintage buttons and scraps of lace and ribbon so I like to keep them in jars.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The Inspiration Board: link party [90]

il_fullxfull.414001073_wtyjWelcome to the Inspiration Board link party! I'm so happy that you found your way to my little creative corner of the blogosphere.

I want to introduce you to my newest sponsor and I have to say I'm biased because this is my cousin-in-law's shop.

Please welcome Jane Tsukamoto Wedding Designs. Jane has truly exquisite wedding accessories. Ring bearer pillows made with handmade roses, Swarovski crystals and top quality fabrics - like satin shantung and silk organza. The shop also carries bridal garters made from vintage lace, silk and satin and embellished with Austrian crystals and other jewels. All the items make for a perfect keepsake. Jane welcomes custom orders since each wedding day is unique.

You can find her designs in her Etsy Shop or via the shop Facebook page.

Jane Tsukamoto Wedding

Now on to the Inspiration Board. I can't wait to see what you've been up to... crafts, decor, diy, recipes - if it's creative, I want to see it!


Monday, February 18, 2013

Friday, February 15, 2013

The Inspiration Board: link party spotlight ~89~

Happy Friday everyone! Did you survive the day of love? Some people love Valentine’s Day and some people don’t. I like to keep things low key around here. A special home cooked dinner, dessert and family. No matter how you spent your Valentine’s Day, I hope it was filled with the most important thing… love!

Now on to the features. The Inspiration Board was brimming with Valentine ideas. Tons of inspiration to file and pin for next year. There were also plenty of home décor, recipe, and craft ideas. If you linked up a project, thank you for sharing your creativity.

Here are the projects in the spotlight this week.


900086486fcf11e2962a22000a1f930e_7An ottoman from a church rummage sale gets an amazing new life as a one-of-a-kind décor piece. Hand painted with Sharpies and craft paint, Annumography transformed the plain piece with a fantastic tribal motif.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Etceteras: homemade clay {take 1}

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!


Have you ever made homemade clay? I clipped a clay recipe long ago and have been wanting to try it out.


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Good Taste: graeter’s black cherry chocolate chip ice cream


Graeters Black Cherry Chip 4Have you heard of Graeter’s Ice Cream? They’ve been making ice cream since 1870 and are now in their fourth generation of family ownership. They asked me to try out their ice cream and first new flavor in 3 years – Black Cherry Chocolate Chip. It was a happy day when that freezer cooler of ice cream arrived on my doorstep.


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The Inspiration Board: link party [89]


From my archives – tissue paper trees

Welcome to The Inspiration Board link party. I'm so happy that you're here - whether you're sharing your creativity, mingling for inspiration or just dropping in, thank you for stopping by. If it's your first time here at homework, make sure to leave me a comment. I try to visit as many sites as possible and love discovering new ones. Now for the party.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Etceteras: simple rope bowl cozy

The weather is still a bit chilly and we’re eating a lot of cozy, comfort food like soup and pasta. I have a set of these plain white bowls that I use all the time. So I’m making a set of bowl cozies to use with them.


Friday, February 8, 2013

The Inspiration Board: link party spotlight ~88~

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful and creative week. From the projects shared on The Inspiration Board, it looks like many of you have been very busy. The board was brimming with love this week. There were so many wonderful Valentine’s Day projects and treats linked up – I have tons of ideas filed away for next year.

A big thank you for sharing your projects, stopping by, commenting and following along. In case you didn’t get a chance to stop by lately, here’s what I shared this week.

Blog Lemon Sugar Cubes


And here are the projects in the spotlight this week. Enjoy!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Good Taste: lemon sugar cubes

Lemon 13Do you like lemon and sugar in your tea? If so, these lemon sugar cubes are the perfect way to flavor your tea, especially if you don’t have any fresh lemons when you want a spot of tea.


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Extra Credit: starting off the new year congested

I was given the opportunity to post about Mucinex®. Not the most glamorous and inspirational topic but at the time we all had a cold, we really do use Mucinex® and our family schedule was chaos.
Here’s what I posted on Tuesday, January 8th:

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

The Inspiration Board: link party [88]


Wreath 5from my archives || paper flower wreath

Welcome to the Inspiration Board link party! I'm so happy that you are here. Whether you're linking up, stopping by for some inspiration or it's your first time here, I want to thank you for visiting my little creative corner.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Etceteras: perk up a dollar store trivet

Trivet 5I picked up a plain wooden trivet at the dollar store recently and once again, I’m saying to myself “why didn’t I get more?”. They’re like blank canvases. You could paint them in bright colors, paint the slats with an ombre effect or paint and stencil them like I did.

Friday, February 1, 2013

The Inspiration Board: link party spotlight ~87~

It’s Friday {TGIF}! Welcome to the Inspiration Board Spotlight. A big thank you to everyone who came by and shared their wonderful creativity on the Inspiration Board this week. I’m always amazed by your talent.

Today is the first day of February which means… spring is just around the corner. I’m excited, I’m a little tired of being cold and shivery. The older I get, the more I understand why the elderly live in Florida and love afghans.

And, in case you didn’t get a chance to stop by this week, here’s what I was shared.


Features 87 My Projects


Here are the projects in the spotlight this week. Enjoy the weekend – here in the U.S. there’s a little football game going on this weekend.