Thursday, April 29, 2010

It is all about A May Day Tea...

The month of May is a perfect time to celebrate
and I could not think of a better way
than to have a spot of tea.
And while we are at it,

let’s make it a pink party.
Perfect for May Day,
Mother’s Day, Birthdays or just because
I feel like a Tea day….

Make your guest feel special by wrapping
each invitation in a pretty paper doily.
Idea from Martha Stewart .

A Pink Buds Fashionista Bracelet would be
a lovely party favor
Or party craft…
Tutorial by Gabriela Delworth

Constance of Rochambeau shares
with us a way to bring
A little spring inside…

Tutorial here

A pretty Bon-Bon box from Heather
of OZ-somestamps

Look at this picture by Annie of
Annie's Eats.

I saw these strawberry cupcakes
and knew they had to make this list...

I would love them for Mother's Day...

Mr. P you are right these are
Delicious Delicious Delicious

Terri of Artful Affirmations
has a how to make
crepe paper flowers video for
and be sure to go see her wonderland
tea room.

Happy May Day!

Friday, April 23, 2010

It is all about recycling beautifully…

Vintage music sheets, a few old books, a bit of lace
and a few old frames can be turned
into beautiful accessories for your home.

Lillyella shows us how to turn an old book
into a lovely vase...
A great gift to makefor yourself,
for a favorite teacher,
for a first year wedding

Turn old frames into a
charming Terrarium...
tutorial from:Country Living

Beautiful lace doily bowl ....
Tutorial can be found on Design* sponge.

Star are not just for Christmas...
paperiaarre shares her lovely
picture of her five pointed stars
with us .....
Extreme Cards and Papercrafting has a wonderful tutorial
on how to make these pretty
origami stars...
Make a few for your studio and
tuck in a dream or two....
Or how about a few to wish someone
a Happy Birthday,
or add a quote and send to someone
to say I am thinking of you.....

Old music sheets and a few coffee
filters become stunning roses to display
in your home..
Tutorial by:
The Tin Rabbit

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

It is all about Butterflies

I just read Lanie's Real Adventure
(an American Girl) and thought
that it would be fun to have
a day full of butterflies...

FUN IN THE MAKING shares with us
a butterfly observatory box
made from mostly recycled things…

Try doing this in a smaller
size for  Lanie
(the American girl doll of the year)
or for any favorite doll.

Here is a pretty butterfly mobile made
from a few simple supplies.
This fun idea is from
Better Homes and Gardens....

Plants a lovely butterfly garden
in a container…
go to BHG to see more…

Craft a fun bead caterpillar
from Family Fun

Cute butterfly favor bags

Pretty paper butterfly also from Family Fun.....

Sunday, March 28, 2010

It is all about Doll Play...

With spring in the air and
summer soon to follow
girls across the land will
have a little
more time to play
and make things for their
 beloved childhood friend…
Here are a  few things for
your 18" doll like the American Girl doll...
 This pretty patio table would be a fun activity for
 a rainy summer’s day. I can just imagine the

hours of play.
 Charlene of
 did this tutorial for Ucreate…..

Tiny garden book direction HERE.....

Martha Stewart's paper pom poms
 made in napkin ring size would
 make wonderful decorations
 for a dolls  party day...

Cute kitty pin for you to make
 by Salley Mavor
tutorial here …..
This kitty pin could
 also become
 a doll’s purse:
cut two back pieces,
skip step two of tutorial,
do all of the other steps,
sew the second felt back piece to the back
of the felt kitty around the outside edge
leaving an opening on the top.
 Add a cord or ribbon for a handle.

A sweet twirly dolly skirt by Melissa
of the  Polka dot Chair...
Too cute!
Dress alike ---see a matching
twirly skirt

This post is dedicated to my
 Granddaughter Emmalyn
who I hope will remember
that Grand-me likes to play….
and that you are never too old
for dolls.....

Thursday, March 4, 2010

It is all about the Easter Egg...

Jan Brett gives us a year’s worth of Easter eggs with
her beautiful printable 
2010 calendar .
The Artwork is from the pages of her 
new book  "The Easter Egg" .

artwork in collage is from  her April
printable calendar...

By Martha Stewart....

by Kristen  from Domestifluff Blog

Pretty blue-easter-baskets also by Martha Stewart

Happy Egg Hunting.....

Friday, February 19, 2010

It is all about Easter.....

The polka dot pixie
has the cutest party chick for you to make...

to that we can add a few paper bag
Easter-Bunnies from Favecrafts...

a Tabletop Easter tree from
Better Homes and Gardens...

family fun decoupage eggs

to put in Lovely Lace Baskets
from Martha Stewart...

Cute hen and chicks for the table also
from Martha Stewart....

postcard image from The-feathered-nest,


THink Spring......