Thursday, January 17, 2013

A Crafty Soiree #125

Hi Friends!  I'm so happy it's Thursday and time for another Crafty Soiree.  It's always my favorite post of the week and this has been an especially long week.   Brad's been gone on a business trip so I'm flying solo at home and my Great Aunt passed away on Monday.  I'll be glad when Brad comes home tomorrow but it's also begins the cycle of funeral home visitation and then the funeral itself on Saturday.  I could use some cheering up, and nothing makes me happy like all your crafty goodness!  Thanks for coming over and bringing some sunshine to my neck of the woods!
Since we're only halfway through January, I figured a lot of you might still be working on sprucing things up, organizing your home, and looking for ideas on how to make things look prettier.  When I saw these Dressed Up Bookcases on My Crazy Beautiful Life I thought Denyse did such a great job reworking her shelves.   The modified shelves really pop now!
Kathe with an E created this pretty winter wreath and I really like the whimsical combination of bird, house, and toadstool.  She also gives a hint on how to make sure pine cones you pick up are free of any bugs, something I tried looking up once and couldn't ever find directions to.  So I really liked that little tips she shares and how Kathe gives props to Chrissy from Hoot Designs for both providing the inspiration for Kathe's wreath and for being so helpful when she had questions.  I love hearing about bloggers helping bloggers :)
I just love the Retro Dress Quilt that the Closet Crafter just finished.  This is my favorite of the little dresses she shared a close up of, but you've just got to go see how pretty the entire wall hanging looks.  It's the perfect addition to her sewing room and the 50s style dresses are so lovely.  It almost, almost makes me wish dressing like that was still the norm, but then again I do love my leggings!
Usually when I think aprons, I'll admit to automatically thinking girly.  But Melissa from Redfly Creations has 12 Free Child's Apron Patterns with several being perfect for active guys.  There are lots of interests represented from Legos to super heros - like Spider man, Mario Brothers for video game fans, and sports like baseball!
I already know, no one needs another reason to add a Silhouette to their wish's been on mine for at least a year now.  But if you need more proof of why they are so cool, take a look at the DIY State Art from Danielle at 2 Little Superheros.  State prints are all the rage now, but in my opinion, this is even cooler!  A painted canvas always looks more upscale and chic and the border makes it look even more custom and unique.

To all my sweet crafty friends, thank you for coming by to share your creative endeavors!  I'm looking forward to relaxing with a big cup of coffee and clickin' through your links! 
  • Link up to four of your creative projects (No Etsy stores or other linky parties pretty please).
  • Add your link to the specific posts not the main URL
  • Add a "Crafty Soiree" button to your blog or posts.
  • Please comment on the post linked up in front of you. All party goers love meeting new friends... don't just stop there...if you see something that catches your fancy-- stop by and say hi!
  • Your hostesses would love it if you'd follow us. You can find Malia here.


8 Friends Said:

Maureen said...

What a rough week you have had! Glad your hubby is coming home to help with all you will have to do.

Christine said...

Thanks sooo much for the party! Yay for the hubby coming home!

Angie said...

Thank you for the chance to link up this week! Lots of fun Valentine's ideas! ~ Angie @ The Dating Divas

Beth Baumgartner said...

Thanks for hosting, I am now following you on pinterest and bloglovin!
Beth @ The First Year Blog

Denyse @ Crazy Beautiful Life said...

Katie! Thank you so much for featuring my book shelves. This really made my day. And,Thanks for hosting a great linky party!!

Shauna said...

Sorry to hear that it's been such a rough week :( Thanks for hosting this party even with everything going on! It's a fun link party with lots of great links to check out!

Shauna {The Best Blog Recipes}

ritaazar2 said...

Sorry to hear about your great aunt. I discovered your blog tonight and I'm linking up for the first time.

School Sparks Renee said...

Sorry to hear how tough your week was, but thanks for creating the post. Love the retro quilt.

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