Friday, January 6, 2012

The Inspiration Board: link party spotlight ~31~

The first post-holiday Inspiration Board of 2012 was brimming with wonderful projects. The color palette shifted to a more everyday serene look and I loved seeing a sprinkling of early Valentine’s Day projects. 

Thank you to everyone who linked up a project. It’s amazing to see the array of ideas and talent. If you dropped by to visit, I hope you were as inspired as I was. 

Here are a few in the spotlight this week.

This isn’t just an ornament. It’s a delightful surprise by Craftberry Bush. Inside the ornament is all the makings for hot cocoa. The embellished plain glass ornament was a popular item this season and this by far is my favorite. So creative and adorable. 

I have a love affair with all things pastry. Confession…I’ll eat pastry crust plain. So pictures like this just make me insanely hungry. Mini pie stars by A Pumpkin and a Princess.

I got a new sewing machine for Christmas. It’s still in the box. I’m so eager to start sewing again but I just haven’t had the time yet. Describe Happy made this beautiful, super cheerful quilt in one and half weeks for her sister. Amazing! 

Alderberry Hill linked a round up of every day tips to make life easier. There are so many great ideas; reuse a wet wipes container to store plastic bags, use the bottom of muffin tins to bake cookie bowls and more. 

Beautiful faux stained glass by Screaming Sardine. The colors are so gorgeous and vibrant. Really beautiful! 

As I’m cleaning out and organizing I’m trying to think of ways to reuse and repurpose things before throwing them or giving them away. This is a great idea by Sweetwater Style. Make cloth dinner napkins from old drapes. I love the detail stitching on the napkin edge. Note to self: break out that new sewing machine. 

I love white on white and this damask wall art is so pretty. Learn how to make this wall art using a stencil and puffy paint at Our Mini Family

I love all the homemade soaps and scrubs that are popular right now but I haven’t seen these before. Pretty bath fizzies by Sweet Anne. Perfect for a Valentine’s gift or any reason gift. 

Beautiful, beautiful photos of holiday mood objects and colors by Beach Comber. This makes me long for summer days at the beach. Absolutely lovely. 

Inspiration Pinboard
Features 31_collage
1. Glitter Votives – The Cottage Market
2. Simple Vanilla Cupcakes – Sugar Swings
3. Candlestick Makeover – Larissa Hill

If you were in the spotlight, please feel free to grab a button.


Thank you again to everyone who linked a project and to everyone who came to visit. I loved looking at all the projects and visiting your sites.
Please come back next week for another link party.
Link parties are held every Tuesday.


  1. Thanks for featuring my mini star pies. I hope you have a great weekend!

  2. That Hot Chocolate ornament is about the cutest thing I have ever seen!

  3. Thanks so much, Carolyn, for featuring my faux stained glass amongst such great projects!

    Have a great weekend. :)

    Tracy Screaming Sardine

  4. Such a big smile on my face from coming here and hearing you got a sewing machine!! Whohohooo... pull that sucker out the of the box, name her, and let's getting sewing. Oh, and it's pretty cool to see my quilt there too *wink* Can' wait to see what you make!!!

  5. Hey Carolyn, congrats on the CSI win and thank you so much for the feature , this was my first time linking but I will not be my last ! Thanks again , have a great week ...xo


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