Friday, June 20, 2014

The Inspiration Board: Spotlight 159 & Red White & Blue Inspiration

Welcome friends new and old! We did it. We made it through another week of crafty fun. I’m getting ready to head out of town next week but I have loads of fun things lined up for you while I’m away. How about you? Have you been busier than ever or are you on summer slow-down pace? Either way, I hope you’re having a great summer so far.  if you didn’t have a chance to swing by this week, here’s what I shared.

And now for the projects in the spotlight this week.

orange-drape-on-clothes-hangerHow gorgeous is this orange crocheted scarf by Elisabeth Andree. It’s delicate yet enough to keep you warm. And the colors are just wonderful.

Hand painted and distress wood salad bowl from Anderson and GrantI’ve seen this wooden bowls countless times at discount stores and thrift shops. I can’t wait to get my hands on some and transform them like Anderson & Grant did. Hello chippy wonderful new bowls!

hannahs ensemblePA Country Crafts sewed this darling dress with coordinating bonnet and shoes for her littlest one (she has six). So sweet.

esty june 8 018I have some torn vintage table clothes and I love this idea to make a lampshade from Shabby Gals. The ribbon trim finishes the shade so nicely.

DSC_0861I miss the days of summer fun and sidewalk chalk with my big guy. Little House Living shows us how to make your own sidewalk chalk paint. Super fun and just hose it down when you’re done.

Frozen-Chocolate-Mocha-CheesecakeDoesn’t this sound deeelish! Frozen chocolate mocha cheesecake by The DIY Dreamer. Another new recipe to file and make soon.

IMG_4806aOh my goodness. Look at all those beautiful roses. Penny’s Vintage Home shares with us a variety of ways she dries roses from her garden.

patchwork box 1Sum of their Stories covered a plain box with bits of scrap pieces of paper. What a fun patchwork gift box and definitely made with love.

pumpkinmarkerOur Secondhand House used wooden spoons painted in bright colors to mark her vegetable garden. What a wonderful pop of color and how fun when the color coordinating pumpkins start growing.

DSC_0415_FotorA baby shower by Life and Home at 2102. Even though she is expecting herself, Vel hosted a shower for her friend. I’m super excited for sweet Vel. She has two older boys and she’s expecting a little girl. Yippee!

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1-Features 159Homegrown Raspberries – Moois Van Mie  |  Vanilla Cupcakes – Little House Living  |  Toddler Cloud Dough – Kids Activities Blog  |  Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake – 3 Boys and a Dog |  Paint it Red {door} – 702 Park Project  |  Bead Cluster Web Necklace – My Girlish Whims

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.
Thanks for visiting.

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  1. So honored to have the baby shower featured Carolyn! Thank you so much for you support! have a great weekend dear!

  2. hé ! thanks ! my raspberries are at your pinboard ! i like that lampshade by the way !


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