Saturday, October 31, 2009

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Collage...Candy Corn

1. Felted Candy Corn by QueenHeronCreations
2. Candy Corn Crochet Coasters by HCKCrafts
3. Newborn Candy Corn Hat by ToddlerToppers
4. Amigurumi Crocheted Candy Corn by trendycraftcreations

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Wonderful Weekend Home Party

I thought I would share some of the pictures I took this weekend. My sister, daughter and I had a holiday open house party at my sister's sister-in-law's house. She has a beautiful open concept home and it was the perfect setting for our party. We were able to showcase our products on the bar, mantle, coffee table, and foyer hutch. Our hostess, Beth (she's in the picture) had decorated for the holidays, so it was beautiful. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Collage...My Favorite Drink

1. Recycled Aluminum Can Magnet/Brooch by KMStudioDOTcom
2. Coke Is It Print by dfrdesign
3. Flattened Bottle Cap Earrings by blingismything
4. Diet Coke Hello Kitty Necklace by FunkyRecycling

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Craft of the Week...Crochet Flowers

Okay, it's a really busy weekend, so I'm taking my craft of the week from another blog. I've been wanting to learn how to do crochet flowers and this tutorial is pretty easy. Aren't these cute?

Here is another site that gives tons of pattern links for different styles. Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Photo of the Week...Apples

Can't you just smell the cider and popcorn of a great farmer's market in fall?

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Collage...Fantastic Furniture Finds

1. Arne Jacobsen/Paul Smith Chairs by SEEDmidcenturymodern
2. Peacock Pouf by RECOVERED
3. Humilitas Table by upcycler
4. Colorful Red Suzani Upholstered Armchair by MaterialRecovery

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Craft of the Week...Fabric Embellishment

Here is an embellishment you can make with all those scraps you have accumulated. You will need a circle of thick felt, 4-5 circles of scrap fabric, a button, matching floss and your machine. Cut the felt into a 1 1/2" diameter circle. Cut the fabrics into circles starting with a 3", 2 3/4", 2 1/2", 2 1/4" and finally 2". You can pink some of the circles edges for extra interest. Layer the circles on top of the felt. Using your machine, sew them together. Then you can embellish the top with a coordinating button. It's that easy and you can use these instead of bows on gift packages, to fancy up a greeting card, as brooches, on purses or belts, wherever you need a little bit more decoration.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

CABTeam Giveaway...Come Join the Fun!

We're having a team giveaway. Go to our team blog to join. You could win one of 7 great prizes.

1. DS Chic Boutique -Japanese Koi Zippered Pouch Set
2. Sew Artsy-Change Purse Pink Ice Cream
3. Eclectic Armadillo-Cash Shoulder Bag
4. Eclectic Armadillo-Shoulder Bag and Coin Purse Set
5. Taylor Made Bags-Batik Bi-fold Wallet and Mirrored Keychain
6. Midnight Creations-Aqua Swirls Pouch
7. Apiary Designs-Zippered Pouch Duo
8. Alonia Creations-Blue Floral Mini Clutch Change Purse
9. Alonia Creations-Blue and Green Mini Clutch Change Purse
10. Alonia Creations-Pink Floral Mini Clutch Change Purse
11. Sandras Bohemian Bags-Rusty Paisley Swirls Pouch
12. Sandras Bohemian Bags-Plaid Cargo Zipper Pouch
13. Bags and Buds-Stiped Denim and Patterned Cotton Coin Pouch Wristlet
14. Alamodestuff-Womens Seatbelt Wallet-True Blue
15. Satin Doll Handbags-Pocket Purse Lilu Button Pocket
16. Satin Doll Handbags-Pocket Purse YMI Button Pocket
17. Satin Doll Handbags-Pocket Purse with Beaded Handle
18. Miss Pretty Perfect-Reptile Embossed Leather Wallet with Lime and Turquoise Paisley Lining
19. Spirit Designs-Zippered Clutch
20. Allie Analogue-New Wave Change Purse
21. Creations by Nora Marie-Small Coin Purse
22. Allie Analogue-Emmy Pouch

Thursday, October 8, 2009


1. Tide Pool Bracelet by nadene
2. Verdigris and Rust II by barefootweaver
3. Fingerless Gloves in Burned Orange by homelab
4. Pin-Felt Nest by madeinlowell

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Photo of the Week...The New Modern Wing at the Art Institute of Chicago

My husband, daughter and I took a trip to Chicago yesterday and visited the new modern wing at the Art Institute. It's absolutely beautiful. This is the view from Millennium Park across the street.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Craft of the Week...Coloring Book Pages

This week's craft is for all the little ones in your life. I found the greatest website where you can search different categories for coloring book pages. You can select all the pages you'd like, print them and put them into a book. You just need a computer, white paper, 2 pieces of construction paper, a stapler and a printer. Print as many as you like and put them between the construction paper pages and staple. Decorate your cover however you like. Add a package of crayons and you have a super cute gift. I'm sure all you super crafty people out there can come up with even more elaborate covers and ways to bind the pages. Have fun with this one.

Here is a sample of the pages you can get.

How cute is that!?!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Grizabella Helping Out in the Sewing Room

She found the fabric pile.

Friday, October 2, 2009


1. Oak leaf and acorn necklace by lulubugjewelry
2. Acorn resting on an oak leaf Waldorf doll by Rosemary4Remembrance
3. Hope by hint
4. Pool 10 Needle Felted Wool Acorn by truLuxe



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