Friday, November 28, 2014

The Inspiration Board: Spotlight 182 & Sugar & Spice Inspiration

Happy Friday everyone. If you’re here in the U.S. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration with plenty of stuffing and pie! Since most of us today are recovering from way too much food, I’ll keep this short and sweet. Have a wonderful weekend and I’ll see you back here next week.


Here’s what I shared this week here on homework.



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


Thursday, November 27, 2014

INKLING: Birch Thank You Cards–Free Printable

A few weeks ago I created some free printable Birch Gift Tags and they were quite popular. Yay!  In honor of Thanksgiving, I created a matching set of Birch Thank You cards. I’m so thankful for all of you and wanted to share these with you on this day of thanksgiving. The link to download the free printable is at the end of the post.
Birch Thank You Card 1I made a version with a nice serif font.


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

HOMEWORK (Reading): Artful Christmas 30 Elegant Craft Projects

Artful Christmas Book Review via homework - carolynshomework (1)Today’s reading aka book review is just in time for the holidays. Artful Christmas by Susan Wasinger has over 30 elegant craft projects that will make your house beautiful for Christmas without breaking the bank.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Inspiration Board: Creative Party 182 & Pecan Mini Tarts


Happy Thanksgiving week everyone. If you’re here in the U.S. it’s a big week for us. Time for turkey, stuffing and all the trimmings – and lots of pie! Have you seen the joke on Facebook “It’s Thanksgiving – time to set your scales back 10 pounds”. Haha – I love that one. Anyway, I’m so happy that you’re here and willing to share your amazing creativity on The Inspiration Board.

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 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.



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.


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The Inspiration Board: Creative Party 180 & Acorns in the Snow

From my archives | Acorns in the Snow


Hello friends. Today is Veteran’s day in the U.S. A day we celebrate America’s veterans and honor them for their service and sacrifice for our country. For all of you who have served or have a family member who has served, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

So let’s get this creative party started. Share your creativity by linking up below. I can’t wait to see what you’ve been working on. I love pinning and sharing your projects. The features will be up as always on Friday.

Monday, November 10, 2014

UPCYCLING: Sweater Sleeve to Heating Pad

Upcycled Sweater to Heating Pad via homework - carolynshomework (5)

Now that the weather is dipping, it’s time to bust out those old sweaters. Not to wear… to cut up. Whoever first came up with the upcycle sweater idea was a genius. I’m sure you’ve seen plenty of sweater crafts. You can use the sleeves to cover cans and jars, make stockings and more.

Friday, November 7, 2014

The Inspiration Board: Spotlight 179 & Comfort and Joy Inspiration

Happy end-of-the-week friends! We did again. We crafted, sewed, baked, cooked and created our way through another week. Phew! Thank you to all of you who stopped by, left a comment and shared a link this week. I’m so appreciative that you choose my little corner of the creative world to spend a few minutes. If you didn’t have a chance to pop in, here’s a recap of what I shared.




And now for the project featured in the spotlight this week.


Thursday, November 6, 2014

GOOD TASTE: Sloppy Dogs {Kid Friendly Sloppy Joes}

Sloppy Dogs {Sloppy Joe Dogs} via homework - carolynshomework (7)I’ve been making Sloppy Joes like this since my son was little. I think it happened by accident when I was going to make Sloppy Joes but didn’t have any rolls or hamburger buns – but I did have some hot dog buns. That’s the night the Sloppy Dog was born in my house.


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

HOMEWORK {READING}: Craft Fail Book Review

Craft Fail Book Review via homework - carolynshomework (2)If you’re a crafter, baker or creator of any kind, you’ve most likely had a failed project at one time or another. I’ve had many, many failed projects. I’ve never posted about my craft fails. They usually go straight into the trash can. But Heather Mann, creator of the site Craft Fail celebrates the failures.


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

The Inspiration Board: Creative Party 179 & Honey Pops

Hunny Pops inspired by Winnie the Pooh {via homework} (20)_thumb[3]FROM MY ARCHIVES :  HONEY POPS FOR A SORE THROAT


October is in the rear view mirror and now we’re on a collision course to the big holidays. Hold on friends, time always seems to speed up right after Halloween. Have you had time for crafting, baking, sewing and decorating lately? I hope so, because I can’t wait to see what you’ve been creating. Welcome everyone to The Inspiration Board. I host this party every week so that we can inspire each other with our creativity.

I love pinning and sharing your projects. The features will be up as always on Friday. So go ahead, link up your creativity.


Monday, November 3, 2014

INKLING: Birch Gift Tags–Free Printable




It’s November everyone. Time to get real about the holidays. I know it seems early but I made these pretty birch gift tags and I wanted to share them with you so we can all get a head start on our holiday prep. The free printable is at the bottom of this post.