Friday, November 9, 2012

The Inspiration Board: link party spotlight ~75~

Happy Friday everyone. I hope you had a fantastic week filled with fun and creativity. Thank you to everyone who linked up a project on the Inspiration Board this week. There were so many beautiful projects and I loved relaxing with my coffee and checking them all out.

For those of us in the United States, we’re on the homestretch toward Thanksgiving. I can hardly wait for turkey, gravy, stuffing and best of all - pie!  Wishing you all a fantastic weekend and I hope to see you back here next week. Until then, enjoy these projects in the spotlight.

IMG_7398-001This is Happiness set such a beautiful Thanksgiving tablescape. I love the sprigs of green and white plates against the dark wood. So pretty and serene.

_elisabeth_andree_9648.jpg.scaled500Elisabeth Andree created a beautiful scarf from simple crochet strings. I would think this would be a good starter project if you’re learning to crochet. I love the slider that pulls it all together and creates a necktie effect.

123Alderberry Hill is ready for the chilly weather with this hearty Newfoundland fish chowder. It looks like the perfect dish to serve after playing out in the snow or just braving the cold.

stuffedanimalstorage1It’s smart, functional and fun! A great stuffed animal storage swing by It’s Always Autumn. I love the monkey hanging off the swing. There’s always one rebel in the group!

Stocking-Hat-Elf2A darling photo and darling stocking hat by Cherished Bliss. Every baby needs one of these for the holidays. Click on over for the free pattern.

a2Beautiful China doll bookmarks by Sandy Ang. These would make nice holiday gifts for young readers or teachers. Sandy shares the tutorial on her blog.

Features 75-001Jacolyn Murphy always has such cute party ideas. I love this Holiday Cookie Baking Party invitation rolled up on a rolling pin. Very clever!

CIMG2697I never tire of acorns. Natural, painted, felted or fabric. There’s something about those cute acorn tops. These fabric acorns by Our Everyday Art are no exception. I love the bright and cheery fall fabric choices.

6a0120a538ca82970c017c3322db14970bWhat can you say about chicken pot pie? It’s the best of all worlds. Pie, chicken, gravy…  These mini chicken pot pies by Yesterday on Tuesday are ingenious. Because anything “mini” means reduced or no calories.

This feature by Ashbee Design is very special. Out of devastation came a beautiful piece of art. Here are the words of the artist:

On Tuesday the worst of the hurricane had passed, the power was out, and the yard was covered in branches. I decided to use the time to create. After collecting a variety of small oak twigs, I rigged up a loom from scrap corrugated cardboard and I went to work. The wall hanging is completed and here is what I crafted from the debris left behind the fury of Sandy.

I haven’t mentioned Hurricane Sandy here on homework. But behind the scenes, I have been in contact with many blog friends impacted by Sandy. One blogger, Laura Kuhlmann of the Shed who lives in New Jersey has organized a relief effort. For more information, you can visit the Socks for Sandy Facebook page or read this article on Yahoo


Fall color inspiration ~ red and burnt ochre
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Adult Apple Pie – Love Grows Wild   |   Caramel Apple Sundae – Moore Minutes   |   Ombre Fall Wreath – It’s Always Autumn   |   Caribbean Jerk Seasoning – Pink Recipe Box   |   Cranberry Kiss Mocktail – Southern Mom Cooks

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. Thanks so much for the feature!! Have a fantastic weekend Carolyn!

  2. Thanks for featuring my Rolling Pin Invitations, Carolyn! So many great those acorns.
    Happy Friday,

  3. hi Carolyn, I'm so impressed with the mixed media by Ashbee Design. Truly memorable! great collection of highlights this week, as always :)

  4. All amazing features Carolyn! Thanks so much for including my thankful tablescape. Have a wonderful weekend!

  5. thank you so much Carolyn for featuring my china doll bookmarks !

  6. Hello Carolyn,
    Thank you so much for the feature!!
    Have a lovely weekend!

  7. Thanks so much for the feature Carolyn, I'm so thrilled...have a happy weekend!

  8. Hi Carolyn, It's such a nice feeling to wake up to a comment and feature from Miss Carolyn! Thank you so much. Happy weekend! Malia

  9. Good Morning Carolyn, I am a new follower of your blog and participant in your link party and I am so pleased to have my twig weaving featured this week. I have been exploring your other features and find them to be exceptional and inspirational. The china doll bookmarks and their presentation are truly beautiful. Off to look at other things in the link party now. Have a wonderful weekend. Marji @ Ashbee Design

  10. Ηellooo Carolyn.. nice photos, wonderful finds.. everyday here is like a perfect party for me..


  11. Thank so much for feature Carolyn! Lots of inspiration featured this week : )

    Love Always,

  12. Thanks for featuring our fabric acorns! I love stopping by. Your blog always looks so beautiful and calming. Love the ideas.


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