Wednesday, March 25, 2015

How to Make a Circle Garland...for any Party or Occasion

We have a new dentist who works in our office and she and I bonded right away with crafting and sewing!! Her son is turning one year old in a few weeks and she wanted to make a fabric garland for the party. She doesn't have a sewing machine, so I happily volunteered to make one. It was so easy and fun to make!!

Here it is hanging in my house...ready to go to the party!!

circle garland

She also cut circles in burlap. Great combination!!

circle garland

This project is fast and easy...come on in and see!!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Quick Easter Egg Gift Wrap Idea...

I made these Easter egg gifties for my nieces and nephews last year, but I forgot to share it on my blog. In years past, I always made gift baskets of candy and little toys for my extended family. However, as kids get older, a little candy and a little money is a favorite.

Here's how I wrapped their money and still had an Easter theme!!

Easter gift wrap

Great idea and inexpensive to put together...

Monday, March 23, 2015

What Thimble Do You Use?...It's a Linky Party Too

I love English Paper Piecing! It's a method of hand sewing hexagons together and perfect for a "take along" project. I keep some in my purse and beside the couch while watching tv. You just need a little fabric, paper hexagons, needle and thread. One more thing I always use is a thimble. I also use a thimble when I'm sewing on a quilt binding, but haven't done that in a while.

I've tried different types of thimbles over the years and there are still some I'd like to buy. Here are a few that I have stored away and the one I like to use the most.

Leather, metal, rubber and plastic. They come in all shapes and sizes...

types of thimbles

Come in to see and share yours too...

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Sew Darn Crafty Linky Party...Spring is Here!!

Welcome to another Sew Darn Crafty Linky Party. Spring is in the air, I think! It said it on the calendar, but we had snow here in Rhode Island yesterday. Maybe to help bring in the warmer weather,  you can share spring inspired posts the next few weeks...ideas to freshen' up our homes, spring cleaning,  Easter crafts or projects, your favorite Easter traditions or recipes etc. You can share anything at all, actually!!  Thanks so much for always being here, for joining in and for visiting all the blogs that link up each week. I can't thank you enough!!

If you're new here, either to linking up or to visiting the links, all the instructions are explained below. Have fun!!

Linking your blog to the party…




Sew Darn Crafty is a "sharing"party. I subscribe to a linking service, which provides the ability to link thumbnail pictures of posts from your blog to my blog. The pictures below are links to other blogs and the projects the blog owner wants to share with us. Each week, I start a new party where bloggers can add their own posts below for ALL to see!! Not only are you sharing your ideas and project, but the links will bring lots of traffic to your blog. You can add any project you'd like…cooking, crafting, scrapbooking, quilting, sewing, gardening, vacation ideas etc. It so much fun to see what everyone is up to each week. This party would be nothing without all of you, so a great big THANKS to all of you who contribute. Follow directions below.

Visiting blogs at the party…


If you are new to visiting linky parties…just come on in and click on any picture box below and it will bring you to that post that someone has shared!! There are always so many wonderful ideas…don't miss out.

So let's get started this week!!




Come on in and join the fun!!!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Sew Darn Crafty Linky Party...

Welcome to another Sew Darn Crafty Linky Party. Tuesday is St Patrick's Day, so I thought you could share any projects you have for the holiday or anything green!! You can still share any or all posts if you don't have anything green. I just love everything you link up and this one will be great too.  Thanks so much for always sharing, for joining in and for visiting all the blogs that link up each week. I can't thank you enough!!

If you're new here, either to linking up or to visiting the links, all the instructions are explained below. Have fun!!

Linking your blog to the party…




Sew Darn Crafty is a "sharing"party. I subscribe to a linking service, which provides the ability to link thumbnail pictures of posts from your blog to my blog. The pictures below are links to other blogs and the projects the blog owner wants to share with us. Each week, I start a new party where bloggers can add their own posts below for ALL to see!! Not only are you sharing your ideas and project, but the links will bring lots of traffic to your blog. You can add any project you'd like…cooking, crafting, scrapbooking, quilting, sewing, gardening, vacation ideas etc. It so much fun to see what everyone is up to each week. This party would be nothing without all of you, so a great big THANKS to all of you who contribute. Follow directions below.

Visiting blogs at the party…


If you are new to visiting linky parties…just come on in and click on any picture box below and it will bring you to that post that someone has shared!! There are always so many wonderful ideas…don't miss out.

So let's get started this week!!




Come on in and join the fun!!!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Add a Pop of Color to Your Kitchen...

My kitchen is all white with black counter tops. I love it, because it's so neutral and I can add pops of different colors throughout the year. This winter has been long, full of snow and bitter cold, so after Christmas was over and the house was bare of all decorations, I needed a little splash of color.

I found these fake green apples in Marshall's/TJ Maxx Home Goods. They were even cheaper than buying real apples and these will last forever!! Real fruit is expensive.

kitchen splash of color

Artificial fruit is great now. They look so real.

kitchen splash of color

Little specks, textures and dings to make it look like a real granny smith!!

kitchen splash of color

So the next time you see artificial fruit in a store, take a second look. You'll be pleasantly surprised!!

What do you add to your decor for a pop of color?

Thanks for stopping by,
~Karen~

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