Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The Inspiration Board: link party [85]

Wreath 3From my archives – homemade ribbon wreath

Welcome to the Inspiration Board link party. We are halfway through January - how did that happen? Weren't we just taking turkeys out of the oven for Thanksgiving. Is it just me or is time flying by at warp speed lately.

Friday, January 11, 2013

The Inspiration Board: link party spotlight ~84~

Happy Friday and welcome to the Inspiration Board spotlight. Thank you so much for stopping by. If you shared a project on the Inspiration Board this week I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. I love looking through the links and visiting your sites. There were so many fantastic projects linked up – everyone must have recovered from the holidays. Plus, kids are back in school and we’re getting back to our normal routines.

I’ll be at the Craft and Hobby Association (CHA) winter show tomorrow. I’m demonstrating a craft in the Plaid booth from 11:00 – 1:00 and then I’ll be cruising the show floor looking for inspiration to share with all of you. I’m excited to see all the new products being introduced for 2013. So while I’m prepping for that {ok – deciding what to wear}, enjoy these projects in the spotlight.

FudgemainLook at all that fudge! Sugar Swings has outdone herself with the most amazing array of fudge I’ve ever seen. There’s lemon, fruit loop, red velvet, pumpkin spice and more. Fantastic!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Celebrations: holiday clearance {repurposed hanukkah candles}

Candles 7-001Christmas ornaments, lights and garlands aren’t the only thing you can find on clearance after the holidays. I spied these bright colorful Hanukkah candles during the holidays and was thrilled to find them on the clearance shelf after New Year’s.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Good Taste: the best homemade peppermint patties

Mints 6 AOh my goodness! A few weeks ago Lish, from Imprintalish linked up her peppermint patties at my link party. I featured them… and then I made them.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

The Inspiration Board: link party [84]

Valentine Candle 1From my archives – Valentine Candle

Welcome to the Inspiration Board link party and happy Friday. We made it through the first week of 2013. Have you recovered from the holidays? I'm slowly getting there. I ended 2012 and started 2013 with a cold - yay me. I have lots of great project ideas to share with you in the next few weeks so I can't let a cold slow me down. Hopefully, you started off the new year with a creative bang because I can't wait to see what you've been up to.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Upcycling: holiday packaging pencil cans

I did some of my holiday shopping online and got a bonus in one of the boxes. This cool brown packing paper was wrapped around some mugs from Crate & Barrel.

Friday, January 4, 2013

The Inspiration Board: link party spotlight ~83~

Thank you to everyone who stopped by on New Year’s Day and the rest of this week to link up and share your creativity! It was a smaller party due to the holiday but because there were so many “Best Of” posts linked up, there were even more projects to look at than normal. The inspiration was abundant. Here are a few projects in the spotlight this week.

CL_IGP2229-e1352750813125From Restoration Redoux’s Top Ten projects, this turquoise chandelier was my favorite. I love the new color mixed with the old fashioned classic crystals and scroll work. Pretty!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Show & Tell: homework round up: 2012 favorites

I’m jumping on the year-in-review round up post like so many other bloggers out there. I didn’t want to title mine “Best Of” or “Top Projects” because I’m not sure what those are. Since I make a wide range of projects, best can be easiest, or most delicious or prettiest.

So, when I went through my archives from 2012, I chose the projects that made me happy. I hope you enjoyed the projects that I shared here at homework during the last year and this little recap of happy projects.

Thank you again for visiting my tiny little corner of the creative world. I’m looking forward to sharing with you in 2013!

Homework Best of 2012 21. Lace Bottle: A recycled glass bottle covered in cotton lace becomes a pretty vase – perfect for wedding centerpieces or luncheons.  2. Valentine Twig Arrows: Twigs with felt arrow tips and feathers are a fun way to send a Valentine.  3. Crepe Paper Jellyfish: A fun project for kids or for an under-the-sea party theme.  4. Candy Cane Sugar Cubes: Use up leftover holiday candy canes and make homemade sugar cubes.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Etceteras: birch branches and boxwood

The Christmas décor is slowly coming down and getting tucked away until next year. I still want some winter décor around the house and after a season of glitter, I’m craving some natural elements.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

The Inspiration Board: link party [83]

Fortune 1New Year’s Fortune Cookies from my archives

Welcome to the Inspiration Board link party and Happy New Year! It's 2013 and we have a new year of creative sharing to look forward to. I'm so happy you could join me today in between football games, parades and food.

Here's to a wonderful new year, filled with love, happiness, good health and loads of creativity!
I can't wait to see what you've been up to.