Quilt Scrap Flowers

6-quilt scrap flowersHappy May Day!!!!

I actually made these flowers about a month ago in anticipation of warmer weather, green lawns and spring.

Don’t throw out those small cutter quilt scraps left over from previous projects. There is always something that can be made from these unique pieces.

1-quilt scrap flowersA pattern sketched freehand…

4-quilt scrap flowers…and an afternoon at the sewing machine was all it took to create a beautiful bouquet of quilt scrap flowers.

5-quilt scrap flowersKeeping with the rustic country charm of their construction, I used rusty barbed wire for the stems.

7-quilt scrap flowersEnjoy!

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Beyond The Picket Fence

Places I’m partying this week:

Monday:

Inspiration Monday
Make It Pretty Monday
Block Party
Craftastic Monday
Marvelous Mondays
Monday Funday
Creative Corner Hop

Tuesday:

Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday
The Inspiration Board
Show Me What You Got
From Dream To Reality
The Scoop
Knick of Time Tuesday

Wednesday:

Wow Us Wednesdays
We Did It! Wednesday
Wednesday’s Adorned From Above
{wow me} wednesday
A Little Bird Told Me
Wednesday Whatsits
Whatever Goes Wednesday
Time For A Party

Thursday:

Catch a Glimpse Thursday
The Project Stash Link Party
Under $100 Link Party
Creative Inspirations Linky Party
Lovely Ladies Linky
Create It Thursday

Friday:

Feathered Nest Friday
Frugal Friday
Creativity Unleashed
Show and Tell Friday
I’m Lovin’ It
Simple and Sweet Fridays

Saturday:

Show and Tell Saturday
Get Schooled Saturday
Party Junk
Show-Licious Craft & Recipe Party

Sunday:

Think Pink Sunday
Submarine Sunday
That DIY Party
Nifty Thrifty Sunday
Sew Darn Crafty
Bouquet of Talent

Chenille Bunnies and Chicks

49-DSCF0781Since moving I have had to utilize every possible empty space for storing my crafts and craft supplies. That included the space under my son’s bed. He’s away at college so I figured he wouldn’t mind. ;) This last week I was going through some containers under the bed and I came across a WIP box of chenille bunnies and chicks that I had made a few years ago.

48-DSCF0759The items in the box were a variety of pre-cut and pre-sewn pieces, along with the other craft supplies needed to complete them. Since Easter is still two weeks away I decided to make them and take them to the store where I sell them locally.

49-DSCF0781Chenille Bunnies

51-DSCF0787Chenille Chicks

50-DSCF0785Squeezable and adorable.

52-DSCF0789I have a tutorial for the chick that can be found here.

Blast From The Past: Crocheted Chick Tutorial

12-DSCN5112Crocheted Chicks

Since I’ve been busy with the move, unpacking and trying to catch up, I decided a little blast from Easter past was in order.

I first posted about my free crocheted chick tutorial last year.

You can find the original post here.

Enjoy!

“This Little Light Of Mine” Birdbath

7-DSCN5954This Little Light Of Mine Birdbath

I’ve wanted to make one of these for a long time, but I couldn’t seem to find all the pieces I needed for it…until last week.

1-DSCN5928I had already purchased a few lamp bases at yard sales, but I couldn’t seem to find any flat plate-like ceiling fixtures for the bowl. Last week we changed out a bad fixture in our kitchen and I decided the bowl-shaped fixture would work just fine.

2-DSCN5932I clipped the cord on the lamp and pulled it out…

3-DSCN5934…then removed the harp and bulb socket from the top of the lamp base. This was really simple. You basically just unscrew it from the large threaded pipe that runs down through the lamp base.

4-DSCN5937That pipe is important. It just so happened to be the same size as the smaller pipe that was used to hold the glass fixture to the ceiling.

5-DSCN5940I positioned the glass fixture upside down on top of the lamp. The decorative nut that held the ceiling fixture in place was used inside the bowl to screw the two pieces together. I also used household cement to help secure it, and caulking to seal it so it could hold water.

6-DSCN5942The metal base didn’t look bad, but I decided to paint it white anyway.

7-DSCN5954I think it will look adorable in a flower bed…if it EVER gets warm enough to plant flowers. Ahem…please ignore that I said that when I am complaining about 100+ degree temperatures in a couple of months.

Enjoy!

Places I’m partying this week:

Monday

Keeping It SimpleSumo's Sweet StuffMakingCreative Corner Hop

Tuesday

PhotobuckethomeworkThe DIY Dreamer

Wednesday

Adorned From AboveWhite Lights on WednesdaysManic MotherFine Craft Guild{Primp}Daisy Cottage Designs
Wow Us Wednesdays

 

Thursday

shabby creek cottageCatch a Glimpse ButtonPhotobucketSomewhat SimpleThe 36th AVENUEThe Taylor HousePhotobucketBeyond The Picket FencePhotobucketThis Silly Girl's LifeDesigned DecorDomestic SuperheroA Crafty Soiree

All Things Pretty

Friday

The Shabby NestThe Fun In Functional @ Practically Functional - Wednesdays @ 8amBlissful and DomesticHappy Hour ProjectsI'm Lovin' It at TidyMomRooted In ThymeLadies HolidayFidlin' Fridays Link Party

Saturday

Too Much Time On My HandsFunky Junk's Sat Nite SpecialYour Homebased MomThe Girl Creative


Sunday

UndertheTableandDreamingDIY Show Off

Weekend

Homespun Happenings Lovely Crafty Home

Americana Desk

6-DSCN5523It’s Spring!

Well, sorta. The calender says it’s spring, but Mother Nature can’t seem to make up her mind. Last week we actually had 80 degree weather. This week…not so much. In fact, snow is being forecast for the weekend. Ugh!

1-DSCN5490Oh well, I’m moving forward. Spring usually means pulling old treasures out of the barn for restyling and that’s what I’m doing.

This desk is what I pulled out when the weather was warm(er). It was unfinished and it had a few structure issues hardly worth mentioning. They were a quick fix.

2-DSCN5508I decided to go Americana, so I painted the entire desk blue. I thought the paint was navy blue, but it turned out to be more royal blue. No problem. I planned to age it.

3-DSCN5509I traced the writing surface of the desk on paper, then traced my crafty version of an American flag on the paper. When I was happy with the layout, I retraced the flag on the desk.

4-DSCN5517Then I painted. Painter’s tape helped keep the stripes crisp. A stencil was used for the star on the blue field.

5-DSCN5524Sanding distressed the desk surface and edges, and pecan stain aged the desk.

6-DSCN5523Enjoy!

I Was Featured!!!

Cherished Handmade Treasures

Fine Craft Guild

Too Much Time On My Hands

Places I’m partying this week:

Monday

Keeping It SimpleSumo's Sweet StuffMakingCreative Corner Hop

Tuesday

PhotobuckethomeworkThe DIY Dreamer

Wednesday

The Fun In Functional @ Practically Functional - Wednesdays @ 8amAdorned From AboveWhite Lights on WednesdaysManic MotherFine Craft Guild{Primp}Daisy Cottage Designs
Wow Us Wednesdays

 

Thursday

shabby creek cottageCatch a Glimpse ButtonPhotobucketSomewhat SimpleThe 36th AVENUEThe Taylor HousePhotobucketA Crafty SoireeBeyond The Picket FencePhotobucketThis Silly Girl's LifeDesigned DecorDomestic Superhero


Friday

The Shabby NestBlissful and DomesticHappy Hour ProjectsI'm Lovin' It at TidyMomRooted In ThymeLadies Holiday

Saturday

Too Much Time On My HandsFunky Junk's Sat Nite SpecialYour Homebased Mom

Sunday

The Girl CreativeUndertheTableandDreamingDIY Show Off

Weekend

Homespun Happenings Lovely Crafty Home