Sunday, August 2, 2015

Halloween is Getting Ready

I visited a couple of Craft Stores this weekend and Michael's had lovely items displayed. I took some pictures because they had the best displays so far of the ones I saw.

 Halloween Town Displays
 They had some beautiful wreaths and this was just one wall.
Lots of awesome small items for display like these skull displays.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Places in Maine

 This is Damariscotta River in Damariscotta, Maine. Beautiful area. I loved the camp ground and the Pemaquid River. I kayak and swam in that river. On this day I was taking my lunch but had to go back to work.
 This is Pleasant Pond in Litchfield, Maine. Lovely pond to kayak and swim in. We kayak by two Loons and one was doing it's Loon call.
Here is how a  Loon Call sounds on the link below:
 This is the Village Scoop Restaurant in Lyman, Maine. I was able to get a some ice cream on my break from work. It's a cute ice cream shop and I had Bubble Gum and Black Raspberry Chocolate chip Yogurt. It was so good.
Here is their Face book page.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Erika's Chiquis July Pattern Contest

Anyone purchasing a pattern in the month of July will be entered to win this pattern from McCalls 6551 Summer Dress Size X-small - Medium.

Winner will be announced the first week of August.
For U.S. customers only. No substitutes for the pattern.

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Erika's Chiquis-Patchwork Skirts, Patterns and Lolita Skirts
Los Chiquitos-Cloth Diapers, Baby Patterns and Cross Stitch Bookmarks
Erika's Chiquis Jewelry-Earrings, Hair Elastics and Vintage Patterns
Dingo Dongo Biscuits-Dog Biscuits made by my son.

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Friday, June 19, 2015

Etsy Details on Prizes for Los Chiquitos and Erika's Chiquis

For the rest of the month for Erika's Chiquis anyone purchasing an pattern will be entered to win this tutu out of print  Simplicity pattern. UPDATE: CONTEST CLOSED FOR JUNE PATTERN-WINNER LYNDSEY.
U.S. customers only.
For the rest of the month of June and July for Los Chiquitos -anyone who purchases a diaper in June or July will be entered to win a free AIO diaper(print will be chosen by me). U.S. customers only.

Winners will announced at the end of June for Erika's Chiquis and for Los Chiquitos it will be at the end of July.
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Sunday, May 31, 2015

How to make Fairy Windows and Doors out of Paint Stirring Sticks.

I've been looking for a way to make windows and doors for my garden projects. Here is one of my gardens that I started last year but I am adding to it with logs and more birdhouses. I am also making more for the trees that I want to decorate on my walkway.
Some of the Birdhouses being added to my Fairy Garden.
My husband came up with this idea of using the 5 gallon paint sticks. Using them to  make my doors and windows for my fairy garden.

More Birdhouses. My garden is not even half way done.

He was experimenting with a drill and dremel tool. He ended up using both of them to make these up for me.

He then added a small thin nail in the middle part of them. I ended up painting them and can't wait for him to make me more.


This is another of the logs I added windows and still need to add a door. You can see the nails going through the middle.
I will post more pictures when I have more of this done.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Crochet Tatting

I'm trying to find tutorials on how to do Crochet Tatting.
From Mary's M Cro-Tat designs instructions here

Another site to learn this technique is here

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

sewing sheds 3

Little Pin Cushion-lots of photos here

"Outnumbered by men: Caroline Counsell from Redhill, Surrey, uses her garden retreat to indulge in her love for arts and crafts and have a break from her husband and two sons." More here

"Quaint: Manjit Sidhu, 37, a police officer, lives in Solihull with her 16-year-old daughter. She uses her 'she' shed when she needs to forget about work." More info here

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Tunisian Crochet Tutorials

Here are some great tutorials from Crocheting the Day Away.
From Tunisian Crochet Stitch here
For the Tunisian Crossed Stitch here
For theTunisian Lace Stitch here

Sunday, May 24, 2015

CardBoard Fun for Kids

From the Little Red Window she gives full instructions for making this cute sewing machine here
More from the Little Red Window -mailbox instructions here

How to make an oven from Martha Stewart here

From Forty Two Roads she has only pictures but you can buy the pattern at her Etsy shop.
Link to blog-here    Etsy shop-here

I saw all these awesome items made from cardboard boxes for kids and had to show you it.