Thursday, January 31, 2013

A Crafty Soiree #127

Hi Friends!  I can't believe it's been a whole week since I last posted.  Time goes by quickly, all my crafty time last week got taken up by trying to find our six year old some new bedroom furniture.  Wow is there a lot out there, and a whole lot of it is pretty ugly!  We need some asap because baby boy has been climbing up and out of his, yikes!

Here in Michigan it's been super cold, super windy, and either snowing - we had a snow day Monday which messed with my plans to photograph my Project Life pages, or pouring down buckets.  Mother nature hasn't been able to make up her mind because after some freezing cold days we made it into the high fifties today.  Not that I'm complaining.  My point in all this rambling, is to note that it's currently not a good time of the year for furniture makeovers, and I am so jealous when I see what all of you do to flea market and thrift store finds. 
Mary Anne's post Never Judge a Book by It's Cover had me wishing I could find a dresser just like hers to make over.  It would be just the thing for our new big girl bedroom we're trying to put together.  So jealous of the little numbered drawers inside!
I am also inspired by the DIY'ing being done over at Life We Live 4 and Laura's DIY Floating Wood Shelf.  Love the look and the finish!
The Threaded Valentine Tins by Natalie from North Shore Days would look just fabulous that floating wood shelf.  I love that they're upcycled tin cans and their shabby chic coolness.  They look like a fun gift to make for neighbors and family.
Another Valentine project that caught my eye was this Map Silhouette Art from The Crafty Scientist.  It combines my love of maps and the very popular "boy" and "girl" shapes currently seen all over the papercrafting world.  What a great way to make a personalized piece of art work.
Since I began this post with a gripe about the weather and we've got quite a bit of winter left, I thought I'd end with a project that brings spring to mind.  Lulu's Tile shared a really sweet Bird Specimen Pillow.  I really like the idea of taking the concept of specimen art and giving it a little twist.  This pillow is intended for a nursery and has really darling details like the handembroidery on each of the little birds.  That must have taken quite a long time, this pillow as truely made with love!

Super Bowl Recipes?

So friends, now it's your turn to share!  I'm eager to come see all your beautifully made creations, and I'm heading to my very first Super Bowl party this Sunday  and on the look out for a great (i.e. easy) dish to pass to take.  So if you've got one link 'er up - even if it's an older post or suggest your favorites and help me out please!
  • 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.


10 Friends Said:

Maureen Wyatt said...

I'm glad you weren't too busy to get the party going this week. Thanks!

Natalie @ NorthShore Days said...

Thank you sooooo much for featuring my Valentine Tins! What a wonderful surprise xx Nat

Christine said...

Thanks for the party Katie!!

Unknown said...

Thank you again for featuring my little shelf!! Y'all are awesome!
Laura @

Unknown said...

Thanks for hosting a great party.

Unknown said...

Thanks for having us! I am feeling the same way about the bipolar weather here in IL. I am your newest likes on facebook, following via my blog's page and my personal page! I would squeal (ekkk!) if you like me back Katie!
Beth @ The First Year Blog

Crystelle Boutique said...

Thank you for hosting....
Wow! The features from last week are so fun!

hugs x

mary anne said...

Thank you so much for featuring my dresser Katie. I really appreciate it. I do hope you find one for your big girl!

The Busy Bee's said...

Thanks for hosting another great party.

Our party is live too. We would like to invite you to link up there:

The Busy Bee's,
Myrna and Joye.

Unknown said...

Thank you so SOOOOO much for the feature, Katie! I'm super excited to see your sweet description of my project up here too - thank you again! : )

-Mel the Crafty Scientist

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