January 2016 | Vintage, Paint and more...

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Share It One More Time Link Party and Features # 18

Good morning everyone - and welcome to the  Saturday
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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

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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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Saturday, January 16, 2016

Share It One More Time Link Party and Features #16

 Good morning everyone and welcome back to the
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I don't know about you but January always makes me want to start organizing cabinets, drawers, closets - you know everything.  This year is no different.  So after all the Christmas decorations were put away I jumped right in working on a few hot spots in our home.  This week I shared how to make your craft room more organized using things you probably have lying around the house. 

budget friendly craft room organization made from everyday found objects

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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Organizing Your Craft Room on a Budget

Good morning friends. 
 Can you believe January is flying by so quickly - here it is the 14th and I still have not started on the organizing I had planned this month.  We are still in holiday mode here as our grand kids are visiting this week. So I thought I would share some organizing tricks I have used in the past that I am still actually using. Organizing ways I have found that cost very little money, are easy to accomplish and make organizing your craft/work area easy. 

organizing your work/craft space on a budget

I don't know about you but if my work space is cluttered and in disarray I cannot concentrate and get anything accomplished.  I spend most of time searching for the exact item I need or just staring at the mess.  So over the years I have come up with a few very easy and budget friendly ways to corral that clutter and keep those most used items close at hand. 

using diy embellished tin cans to organize a craft space

One of my favorite all time organizing items is a recycled tin can.  I have used them for all kinds of organization from pens to craft tools.  I love to embellish them and make them fit into my decor.  As you can see above I have painted these and used all sorts of vintage trims to make them "pretty" for the space.  You can find more on how to make these here.

diy embellished jar organization for a craft room

Another great storage item that you probably toss after use is the jar.  I love using these for those little items that get lost or you forget you have.  Having them in clear jars makes keeping them close at hand simple and always in your sight.  You can read about these that I embellished to fit into my vintage decor here.  

diy embellished hat boxes and cheese boxes for craft room organization on a budget

I also love to use unusual items to corral some of those odd shaped or overly large collections that I have accumulated over the years.  These hat boxes and cheese boxes house all my lace trims and specialty ribbons.  They hold an amazing amount of stuff and the best is they cost around one to two dollars each at thrift stores. You can read all about them here.

using thrifted kitchen canisters to organize ribbon on a budget

I am always on the look out for great items that can be used to organize some of my things when I am out thrift shopping.  These old kitchen canisters make the perfect ribbon storage when the ribbon is wound on clothespins.  You can read more on this here.

budget friendly diy paper organization made from cereal boxes

I think boxes have to be one of the most universal organizing tools around.  They are abundant and most are free.  This paper organizer sits on my desk and is used daily to house all my ongoing projects and ideas. I used cereal boxes to make it - can't get much more budget friendly than that.  You can read how to make yourself one here.

budget friendly diy box storage for organizing a craft room

Another way I love to use boxes is to cover them with wrapping paper to match my decor. The ones I used above are old shoe boxes and cardboard boxes.  I used paper from the dollar store in coordinating prints and solids and then embellished them with vintage trims.  I also placed some labels on them. These house everything from books to faux flowers to scrapbook supplies.  You can read more about how to make these here.

using paper back books to diy business card organization for a craft room

How about old paper back books?  These can be folded to hold business cards, small notes, cards of buttons, or anything that fits between the folds.  Embellish it with vintage trims and you have a custom made addition to your desk.  You can read more about how to make your own here.

using thrifted and budget friendly multi purpose furniture to organize a craft room

Another way to add to your organization is to purchase multi use furniture for your space. I have had this particular piece for a couple of decades - that just shows you how versatile it is.  The multiple little drawers house everything from glue sticks to ink pads to punches.  It can definitely hold a lot of scrapbooking supplies.  So be on the look out at thrift stores for pieces that you can use in many different ways.

organizing your craft room with recycled, thrifted or multipurpose items on a budget

This is my craft space.  Most of the furniture was either thrifted or purchased on a budget.  Then I painted everything to match so it has a cohesive look and fits into my vintage decor.  This is actually a corner of my bedroom as that is the space I love to work in.  But because it is organized, uncluttered and done to match the rest of the room it fits in quite well.  I love working here - it is my favorite space in our house.
Do you have a favorite budget friendly organizing tip you'd like to share with us. Tell us 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.  Please be sure to go by and check out all the great creativeness and inspiration found at each one.

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Monday, January 11, 2016

DIY Valentine Wreath

Good morning friends. 
 Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  We spent the weekend with our oldest grandson who is here visiting for a few days before he heads back to school. Spending time with him and his three sisters is always filled with lots of fun, laughter and good food. This weekend was no different. But it's Monday and time to get back to work - so to speak.
Today I am joining The Dose of DIY ladies for our monthly challenge. This month's challenge was Valentine's.  So I chose to make a simple and cute little DIY Valentine Wreath to share with you.

a wreath made from an embroidery hoop and strips of fabric for Valentine decor

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Share It One More Time #15

Hi Everyone. 
 I can't believe how the time is passing so fast already this year.  Here it is January 9 and I am still trying to get all this Christmas stuff put away.  Just when I think I'm done I find some more.  This weekend our oldest grand son is coming to stay for a few days. I am quite excited with his arrival as we get to see him so seldom.  
It's also time for another 
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 This week Barb of The Everyday Home is our host.  But before I turn it over to her I would like to share with you what I accomplished this week.

DIY washi tape organizer made from a dowel rod and wood medallion
I joined with the ladies in the Junk Revision challenge to make something for organization and made this cute little DiY Washi Tape Organizer.  You'll also find some really creative ways to organize linked up at this blog. And who of us doesn't need more organization in our lives.  
So without further ado I am turning the party over to Barb.

Hello everyone - I am so happy to be your co-host this week. 
The Christmas decor is down and packed away until
next Christmas.  And our house looks so bare.
This year, I decided to do a bit more "Winter Decorating"
than I have in the past.  I finally feel like it's Winter here
since we are not having 80 degree days any longer.
Earlier this week, I shared this
DIY Winter Wreath.
DIY Winter Wreath | The Everyday Home | www.everydayhomeblog.com

It was so easy to make, and I will be making some
 "Winter Trees" next week, so please visit me at
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So cute and perfect for Winter, too, don't you think?

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features or round-ups and/or permission to share
on Social Media to promote the party and your projects.
Proper credit links and/or Blog Name will always be given when
your photo is used.
go to the source of a photo
to pin it to Pinterest so that the author of the post
gets the credit.
Thank you so much for spending your time here at
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Now let's PARTY!!!