DIY Blooming Pennant Banner

Today I’m going all Mr. Rogers, because it’s an absolutely beautiful day in my neighborhood.  The skies are blue, the sun is shining, and the birds are chirping.  So, I have to ask… Won’t you be my neighbor? 🙂 Seriously though, it’s a gorgeous day that just makes your step a little lighter, so I finished a project that puts a smile on my face. I said last week that I’d be making some projects with the antique seed packet printables, and I {Read More}

Using Natural Elements and Vintage Decor in Autumn Decorating

I can hardly believe it’s October already, but the calendar doesn’t lie, so it must be true.  I’m afraid to blink, or it will be Christmas!  As much as I love the cheery red decor  in my kitchen, it looked very summery, and I waited a little too long to bring it in.  It’ll be perfect again when it’s closer to Christmas, but in the meantime, I wanted some autumn decor in the kitchen. I don’t have room to store boxes {Read More}

Brown Paper Number Tags

I told you last week you might be seeing more brown paper projects, because I’m on a brown paper kick right now.  I decided to challenge myself to see how many projects I can come up with using it.  I don’t know if I’ll do it all year, but I’ll do it as long as it’s still fun! This time, I made some adorable alphabet and number tags.  Technically, I used brown craft cardstock paper, not regular grocery bag kind of paper, although {Read More}

Repurposed Book Page Projects

You know I love crafting with old book pages, and I’ve got an abundance of old books, so I’ve curated a Book Page Projects board for Hometalk with lots of ideas of things you can make with “junk” books, including these book page pinwheels and several more of my own projects. You can see all the many, many projects I’ve made using them HERE. Here are just a few project ideas you’ll find. Book Page Canvas Wall Art Book Page {Read More}

Antique Grain Sacks Banner {Printable}

Yesterday I shared some printable Printable Grain Sack Images with you and I promised that today I’d share some projects I created with these images. This image, from my very favorite grain sack, makes the perfect background for several projects. The first project I made with it is a pennant banner with the word “Family”, but you can add any word you’d like to your banner. I cropped a portion of the image, then had it printed at a photo center into inexpensive 4×6 {Read More}

Cottage Garden Tote

I’ve had my radar set for wooden totes lately, and have been fortunate to find several at flea markets and auctions. This tote started out looking like this and it’s the 2nd one I’ve found like it – snowmen and all. I loved how the first one turned out and almost did the same makeover on the second one, but I had some beautiful pages from a book called, “The Country Diary of Edwardian Lady”, which is a facsimile reproduction {Read More}