Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Sew & Tell: needle felted penguin

Have you ever tried needle felting? This is something that I’ve been wanting to try for awhile but I never got around to. Thanks to EK Success Brands, I was able to make this little penguin fairly easily.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The Inspiration Board: link party [80]

Welcome to the Inspiration Board link party! If you're new, I'm so happy you found me. If you've been coming around for awhile, you know how much I appreciate you! I've been so amazed by the holiday inspiration that has been linked up the in the past few weeks and I can't wait to see what everyone has been up to.

Tart 2_thumb[5]Vintage Tart Tin Placecards – from my archives

A few rules:
  • Link up your own project - something you created, made, did, etc.
  • Grab a “homework” button and include it somewhere on your blog.
  • Follow homework. You’ll find the “Follow via Google Friend Connect” gadget on the right sidebar.
  • Please visit the other links that intrigue you and make someone smile with a comment or two.
  • If you have a giveaway, I have a separate giveaway link party - see the Giveaway Link Party tab at the top of the page.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Au Naturale: frosty apples

Here’s another item leftover from my fall décor. These beautiful Golden Delicious apples were part of my Thanksgiving tablescape. Of course, at the time, the were unadorned and hanging out with white pumpkins and acorns.

Friday, December 7, 2012

The Inspiration Board: link party spotlight ~79~

Happy Friday everyone. So… how are we all doing on our holiday to-do lists? Anyone done? Not me – I’ve made a little progress but I’m still behind. I really, really need to get an earlier start next year. I say that every year but I really, really mean it this time.
I know I’m not the only one who is crazy busy so a big thank you for sharing your amazing creativity on the Inspiration Board this week. The projects, crafts, diy, recipes and ideas are so inspiring. I wish I had time to make each and every one. Here are some of the projects in the spotlight this week.

Ice Lantern 1Oh My – Creative made holiday ice lanterns that are just stunning. What an impact these would have for a holiday gathering. Head over to for the full tutorial and tips to keep the lanterns from melting.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Inkling: glitter tags and boxes

I’m really into glitter this season! Here’s a quick and easy project that will add some sparkle to your plain tags and boxes.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

homework: reading {quirk books free homemade sampler}

Book Cover
This is such a treat. Quirk Books has released a free downloadable DIY Gift Guide. They’ve taken some of their most popular crafts from their fun quirky books and made us a free sampler.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Fresh Look: Color+Plus with Lamps Plus

Lamps Collage
I’m thinking about changing the color scheme in my living room. For years, my living room has been beige and white with touches of blue and gold. I need to possibly break out of my neutral phase and get bold.

The Inspiration Board: link party [79]

Frosted 3_thumb[3]Photo {from my archives – little frosty trees}

Welcome to the Inspiration Board link party. I'm so happy you could join me. It's a crazy, busy time of year and I'm so grateful for all you who take the time to stop by and share your creativity or leave a sweet comment.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Celebrations: it takes a glitter village

Every year I like to change up my holiday décor. Some years have been all natural elements but this year I’ve gone glitter crazy!