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Saturday, February 6, 2016

Share It One More Time Link Party and Features #19

Hi everyone and welcome to the
    Share It One More Time Link Party.
I'm so glad you could make it.  I just love seeing all the wonderfully creative things you come up with each week.  You do inspire me.  
This week Julie from Lilacs and Longhorns is our host but before turning the party over to her I thought I would show you what I have been up to.
I have been in a bit of a lazy mode lately but did get motivated by the monthly Junk Revision Challenge I belong to.  This month the theme was hearts so I turned some old junk I was discarding into this.

diy vintage valentine wall art made from thrifted pieces

A pretty little Vintage Valentine Wall Art. Be sure to check out the before and the tutorial at the link.
Now it's time to turn it over to Julie - you all have a wonderful and creative week.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Vintage Valentine Wall Art

I really don't do much in the decorating department for Valentine's day but today I am joining the lovely ladies in the 

           Junk Revision Challenge 

Junk Revision Challenge logo

This month's theme is hearts so I decided on an easy, budget friendly vintage valentine wall art project. But the best part of this project is that it can easily be done in an afternoon.

vintage Valentine wall art - twine heart on Paris fabric with thrifted frame

Not bad for a bunch of junk I picked up at a thrift store some time ago.  And to think I almost threw some of the pieces out when I was doing some cleaning the other day - then inspiration struck.

thrifted frame and wooden heart used to make a vintage valentine wall art

These are the basic pieces I used to make this project.  A $3 thrift store frame, a wooden 4th of July sign in the shape of a heart, and a black poster arrow from the Target Dollar Spot. (The arrow comes in a package of four.)  So this project cost under $5 to make.

painting a thrifted frame with Valspar's Cream Delight

For the first step I took the picture out of the frame and cleaned it up a bit.  Then I painted it with a sample jar of Valspar's Cream Delight I had on hand.  It took 2 coats to cover it well.

thrifted wooden heart used to make diy twine heart

While the paint was drying I started on the heart.  I used a ball of twine and a glue gun and glue, along with the wooden heart sign. I decided to use the back side of the heart so I didn't have to deal with the glitter on the front.

gluing twine onto a wooden heart

I began on the outside edge of the heart by applying the glue then carefully adding the twine making sure there were no gaps.  It isn't difficult but does take some time to do.  I think it took me about 90 minutes to complete this step.

diy twine wrapped wooden heart

                 Almost done.

twine wrapped heart on a Paris motif fabric with thrifted frame

I covered the picture that was in the frame with some Paris fabric I had on hand and then glued the heart in the middle.  I cut the arrow in half and glued it on either side of the heart as seen above.  

diy twine wrapped valentine heart in a thrifted frame for a vintage valentine wall art

I think it turned out so pretty - very vintage.  It also adds a bit of rustic glamor to your decor.  Pair it with some faux pink peonies in an ironstone pitcher and a very ruffly, glittery pink bird and you have a romantic vintage vignette. 

 Check out the links below and see the wonderful projects these ladies came up with. I know you will want to try some of them yourself.  Turning found junk into treasure is such a fun way to spend an afternoon.  

Join us next month for our new challenge -  "Bits and Pieces".  When we take parts from at least 2 different ITEMS and turn them into one amazing piece. This one is definitely a challenge - can't wait to see what everyone does for it.
What about you - do you decorate for Valentine's day or do you just go straight into Spring?  I love to hear from you so tell me about it in the comments below.

Until next time enjoy creating something you love.

I will be linking up to the parties listed on the Where I Party page above.  Please be sure to go by and visit them - I'm sure you'll find lots of inspiration and creativeness.

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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Share It One More Time Link Party and Features # 18

Good morning everyone - and welcome to the  Saturday
Share It One More Time Link Party.

I'm so glad you could stop by.  This week has been a very busy week for me and I have not had the time to work on any projects or post anything new.  Hope you all are keeping warm after Storm Jonas blew through.  My oldest son lives outside of Philadelphia and was sending us pictures of the snow there - very impressive to say the least.  We got some flurries and lots of rain but are having some very nice "spring-like" temps and sunny days now.  

A vintage thrifted frame with vintage sheet music and a Christmas ornament make a cute Valentine decor

Since Valentine's is drawing close I thought I would share this little Valentine project I did last year -Hanging Heart Frame.  A quick and simple project to bring a bit of Valentine decor into your home.
That's it for me - so I am turning it over to Janet of
our host this week.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Share It One More Time Link Party and Features #17

Hi everyone and welcome to the

    Share It One More Time Linky Party.

So glad you could make it in spite of this weather.  I know that many of you are under a huge pile of snow - stay in, stay safe, and stay warm.  We are only experiencing rain and cold temps.  I definitely plan on staying in and partying with all of you.  So let's move on the party - Tammy is our host this week. Before I give it to her I want to share what I have been up to this week. 

Afgan crocheted in double stitch ripple pattern in the round to depict a snowflake

I crocheted a "Frozen" inspired afghan for our youngest grand daughter.  It was simple enough for a beginner and the pattern is free.  So check it out.  Now I'm going to turn it over to Tammy.  

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

"Frozen" Inspired Crochet Afghan

Hi everyone.  Hope your weekend was great. We had the most awesome weekend.  Our oldest grandson was visiting and we spent the weekend  with him and his sisters.  It was one of those rare times when they were all able to be home at the same time.  We had so much fun cooking, eating, laughing and playing. I love those times but I am ready to get back to "normal". We have not had that since before Thanksgiving.
With the chilly temps we are all experiencing I thought I would share my most recent crochet afghan with you. Maybe the thought will keep you warm. This one I made for Miss "A".

Frozen inspired crochet afghan

Of course, it's a "Frozen" inspired afghan for her "Frozen" themed room.  She is still enamored with the "Frozen" movie.  Her room is done mostly in shades of purple with some touches of baby blue and of course, white. She has all sorts of snowflakes and "Frozen" wall decor so it was obvious she needed a snowflake afghan. Right?
"Frozen" inspired crochet afghan made with I Love That Yarn

 When perusing Pinterest I found a Beginner's Round Ripple Crochet Afghan pattern and knew that it would be perfect for this project.  This particular pattern was done by "Smooth Fox Crochet and Knit" and is free for your personal use.  It is a very easy pattern to follow. Done in double crochet stitches it works up very quickly. I had no problems at all with the instructions.

close up of stitching done on Frozen inspired crochet afghan

I used an "I" crochet hook to make mine and my favorite yarn - Hobby Lobby's "I Love That Yarn".  I used two 8oz. skeins of each soft blue, orchid, and white. The only change I made was to add a Picot edging around it to make it more "ruffly" and snowflake looking. I also did not follow how she did her color changes but did mine more randomly. 

"Frozen" inspired crochet afghan and glam pillows

This is the first time I have done a round afghan and found it to be quite simple to do.

round crochet ripple afghan inspired by "Frozen" movie

I love how it turned out - it looks great in Miss "A's" room with her other "Frozen" decor. And, of course, it's Miss "A's" favorite now. 
I really have to get started on putting my house back together now.  I have all the decorations put away but alas, our house is quite bare.  Hopefully, I will get to that this week.  However it has turned quite chilly for the South and I have been spending these last couple of days by the fire crocheting another afghan.  What have you been up to?  I love to hear from you so tell me about it in the comments below.

I will be linking up to the parties listed on the Where I Party page.  Please go by and visit them - I am sure you will find a lot of great inspiration and creativeness.  

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