Friday, November 16, 2012

The Inspiration Board: link party spotlight ~76~

Hello friends and happy Friday! A big thank you to all of you that shared your wonderful creations on the Inspiration Board this week. My mind is jumping back and forth and side to side between Thanksgiving menu planning, fall décor, holiday shopping and holiday décor.

I’m hosting Thanksgiving so I can’t start on holiday décor until the stuffing is packed up in Tupperware and the dishes are done. How about you? Are you ready for the next month of madness? I’m going to really try to slow down, enjoy and not get stressed. Who’s with me?

As we ponder on that, here are some of the beautiful projects in the spotlight this week.

Furry 3 037Furry baby booties! Crochet Dreamz used eyelash yarn to create a faux fur embellishment on these adorable baby booties. Dress them up or dress them down – any baby will be styling in these booties.

IMG_5659aWhat a sweet camera case by Ana Love Craft handmade for her husband. The fabric shows a favorite location and the ring to hold the flash drives is so smart because if you’ve ever lost one, you know how heartbreaking it can be. Hurray for cute organization.

fourBeautiful primitive soft sculpture by Thimbles Bobbins Paper and Ink. So much expression on this little sheep’s face.

bbb1These buttermilk sponge cupcakes topped with butterflies are ready to flitter away. Better eat them quickly before they do. Blue Butterfly Butter Buns by Lemon & Lime Thyme.

1-SANY0002As we are preparing for the holidays and cold weather, it’s summer in New Zealand. North Shore Days made these delicate sea glass earrings to celebrate summer and beach filled days. Kinda jealous…

IMG_6411Design Dining and Diapers redid her master bedroom on a budget. The show stopper is the faux deer taking center stage. The gold accents were achieved through a diyers best friend – spray paint -  and the stenciled wall is amazing.

DSC01899-001Wow! Inspired by a very pricey Neiman Marcus tree skirt, Purple Hues and Me created her own using fleece. There is a lot of work in this tree skirt but I’m sure it will be a treasured keepsake for many many years.

4743946_origJust in time for Thanksgiving, Crystelle Boutique shares her cranberry sauce / jam recipe. This one is making a debut at my Thanksgiving table this year.

Easy Lasagna SoupSemi Homemade Mom brings us an easy lasagna soup recipe. What a great idea. We love lasagna but it’s time consuming to make. This is a great alternative for a busy night or any night dinner.

Anthro-Knockoff-Sparkled-Silk-Wrap-BraceletThis is one of my favorite projects that has come from the talented Bev at Flamingo Toes. Anthro inspired sparkled silk wrap bracelet that is just so darn pretty. Yoo hoo Bev – are you my secret santa??

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Will Cook For Smiles made her own Starbucks fancy coffee at home complete with frothy goodness and a chocolate shaving heart. And I Spy cinnamon rolls in the back.

Au Naturale
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1.  Holiday Table – Love Grows Wild   |   2. Autumn Leaves Door Garland – House of Joyful Noise   |   3. Rosemary Salt – The Head Mistress   |   4. Apple Wreath – Organized Living Solutions   |   5. Paper Punching Leaves – Grow Creative

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.

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  1. Aww I love those crocheted boots! How adorable. :)

  2. Carolyn, Thank you so much for featuring my poinsettia tree skirt, and your kind words in describing the post. Your "Homework Blog" is truly inspiring!

  3. I am so flattered! Thank you for featuring my rosemary salt!

  4. Hi Carolyn,
    Thank you SO much for featuring my camera case!!I'm so thrilled!
    Have a wonderful day!

    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft


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