Wednesday, April 16, 2014

It's a Party! #154

Welcome to the party and thank you so much for joining us!

Is everyone ready for Easter? I can't believe it's here already. I hope this means that Spring is actually here, too! I (kind of) started packing winter clothes away and cleaning out our closets. What a job!! 

I can't wait to see what you all have been working on this past week, so let's get started!

Link up anything you want to share with us this week. It can be your fabulous craft, yummy recipe, giveaway, shop, etc.

I'll feature the Top 5 most viewed links next Wednesday. I started a board on Pinterest where I pin all of the fabulous features. You can follow along Here.

I would love for you to follow A Creative Princess while you're here!

If you would like to grab an It's a Party button (on the sidebar) and post it on your blog somewhere, that would be great! Let's get the word out and grow this party.
The more the merrier!

We all love comments, so please visit other links and have fun!

Hits of the Party!

Weren't all the Easter ideas that were linked up last week fun?

Here are just a few of them that stood out.

Easter Printable

Crafty Easter Basket

Easter Lamb

Easter Jam Jars

Bunny Tails

Thank you to everyone who joined the party last week!

Have a fun day and I'll meet you back here later this afternoon for this week's party.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Adding a Pop of Color to an Old Chair

I've never reupholstered anything before, so I started with something simple.

A lone, old chair that I thought could use a little face-lift.

This was a chair that was always pulled out when we needed another seat at the table or more places to sit when a lot of people were here. It was always in the basement, but seemed to be coming upstairs more than usual lately and I finally got tired of looking at the poor, ugly thing.

The seat was held on by 4 screws underneath, so I removed those.

I used canvas fabric and cut it about 2" larger all around.

If your fabric has a pattern, make sure it's straight and add one staple to all 4 sides.
This is holding it in place while you do the corners.

For the corner, start by stapling the point in first.

Then you'll take each side and fold it in and staple.

You may notice that is a different corner than the first picture, but you get the idea. 

After your corners are all nice and pretty, start stapling away along all 4 sides, pulling the fabric taut as you go.

Screw the seat back on and you've changed the whole look!

Hello, Gage, and yes, I'm actually walking around the house taking pictures of a chair!

Perfect for Spring!

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Crochet Dishcloth

My daughter-in-law has been raving about these type of dishcloths for years. In fact, every year during Fall Fun Fest we make a trip up there just for the booth that sells these to restock up.

I've got to tell you, she has me sold on cotton dishcloths now. I'll never go back to a nasty ol' sponge or flimsy dishcloth again. 

There are a lot of tutorials for different variations on Pinterest, but I sat down one day and just winged it.

Make sure you use cotton yarn and I started with a chain of 27.
Then half double crochet for 21 rows.

I ended up with approximately an 8" square and I like that size when using it.

They're fast and easy and my type of crocheting!

I've added these and other colors to my Etsy shop and if you want to try using these and don't want to make your own, you can find there Here.

Have a marvelous Monday!

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Cute as a Bunny's Butt

Who doesn't love a cute little bunny butt?!

I need to thank Linda from Stamping with Linda for the inspiration for this when she made this card.

I loved her card and immediately saw a wooden hoop and fleece.

So that's how I started. I painted a wooden hoop white and then put fleece in it.

For the feet and tail, I cut the shapes out of cardboard.

I cut 4 pieces of white fleece larger than the feet and appliqued the pads of the feet on two of them.

Then I sandwiched the cardboard between the appliqued and the plain fleece.

Using a zipper foot, sew the around the cardboard. 

After it's sewn all the way around, trim the excess away close to the stitching.

I did the tail the same way, but added a couple of layers of quilt batting in between the layers of fleece and cardboard to make it puffy.

All that's left to do is hot glue the pieces onto the hoop.

Aww...bunny butt!

Have a fabulous Friday!

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