April 17, 2011

Sunday Linky Party #11 + Goodies

I just wanted to say, wow! Last week's posts were amazing! After another long week, here are some wonderful projects to get your creative juices flowing. I enjoy looking through every post to see what you've seen and done each week. It's so hard to choose which ones to post. Here's to another relaxing Sunday, I hope :)

I don't know if you've noticed but embroidered wall hangings are becoming all the rage (and are a little pricey too, for good reason!). Not only do they look cool and unique (and time-consuming), but they make great gifts and add personality to any space. Luckily, The Crafty Cpa has a tutorial plus an easy template for us to follow. Thanks Crafty Cpa! :) Check out her big bang pillow tutorial as well!

These bags are sooooo cute! It's a reversible reusable dirty/clean bag. You can carry your utensils, or anything else in these and wash them when they need to be cleaned. The Silly Pearl shows you step-by-step how to make these. Isn't it great? I, for one, am thrilled by this project!

Check out how this goldfish slowly turns into a chrysanthemum flower in 8 steps. I'm loving the transformation. It's a time-consuming process, but well worth the effort. Dressedtothe9's kindly shows us her daughter's patterns for making these.

While we're on the subject of felt, Blissful Meandering has a tutorial on how to make this adorable gardenia flower (which you can use to make a brooch, headband, or whatever you can think of!) I think this would make a great brooch for my black wool coat :)

This is a tutorial for a heating pillow. I've run into several heating pillow projects before, but didn't know you can use cherry pits for filling. Check out Nifty Thrifty Things if you're looking to make a pillow you can heat up in the microwave to warm your toes!

Make an Easter egg center piece using simple items found in craft stores! Learn how to do it at Life in the Thrifty Lane (top left). These tissue paper flowers, from Running with Glitter, would make an amazing addition to your egg center piece! (top right). The fuzzy boa spring wreath, from Like a Box of Chocolates, is an interesting take on an old classic. There are so many colorful feather boas out there, making this an easy and versatile project. (bottom left). The more delicious looking lemonhead spring wreath, from The Crafty Scientist, will have your mouth watering :) but don't eat it! (bottom right).

This looks delicious doesn't it? I wish Moss and Clover lived next door so I can freeload all the time :) This strawberry cream cake would make a great Easter Sunday dessert after brunch!

Check out these cute little Easter chick cookies! Not only are they adorable, they have chocolate in the center! Can it get any better than that? Thanks to Last Minute Mel, you'll be a hit at your next Easter brunch.

Look at these morsels of inspiration! Learn to make your own spring candies from Sew Can Do! (top). Be inspired by this gallery of beautiful Easter egg decorations, at Sun Scholars! (bottom).

This carpet runner tutorial (left) from Rhinestone Beagle is pretty useful. I'm definitely interested in learning how to make my own carpet runner, should I ever need to. Her dog is really cute too. Here's a fun and super easy necklace tutorial from Girls Gone Bloggin' (right). That red wooden necklace would go great with a summer dress!

Lastly, to leave you with something inspirational, quiverfull shares her beautifully written Mama's Manifesto -- a must read!


Join the fun every Sunday and link up your latest blog post! I will be featuring my favorite blog posts from this list on the next Sunday Linky Party. You can post anything you'd like to share! :) Check out the other linked posts as well - they're gems!

Please link a specific blog post and not the overall homepage! 

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Kathie @ Like A Box Of Chocolates said...

Thanks for mentioning my wreath! :-)

Jennifer said...

Thanks for hosting! Just found your blog today through I heart naptime! Nice to meet ya! =)

Life In The Thrifty Lane said...

Thank You for hosting and for featuring my Easter Egg Centerpiece :)

quiverfull said...

!! so honored!
many thanks. i get so many awesome ideas from the link party every week. great job hosting and sharing.

Shannon Olson said...

Thank you for featuring our necklace tutorial!
We always get great ideas from your blog =)

{nifty thrifty things} said...

Thank you sooo much for featuring my cherry pit pillow this week! :)
Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

Anonymous said...

Those are all great features! Thanks for hostessing.

Cheryl @ Sew Can Do said...

Lots of good stuff! Thanks for featuring my DIY Spring Candies!! I've link to this on the Sew Can Do Facebook page:)

Buffie said...

Thank you so much for hosting this blog hop!
I'm your newest follower.

Mel the Crafty Scientist said...

Thank you so much for the feature! I'm honored to be in such good company - these are amazing (not to mention mouth watering)! I think I'm now officially blog-stalking you everywhere imaginable, feel free to check out my stuff in all the other places around! : )

Anonymous said...

Great blog! I'm your newest follower. http://moogieland.blogspot.com/

Jill said...

Just discovered your blog and its adorable! Love all your picks...very inspiring. I'll be sure to follow you!
much love
~ Jill from 'Just Dream, Jelly Bean!'

Anonymous said...

Hi Jen, found you at the Tablescaper! Thanks for hosting :D

Dressedtothe9s said...

Oh thank you so much Jen, my daughter is loving it..you are awesome!!

Rachel at Sun Scholars said...

Thanks for sharing my Easter Egg Inspirations! And thanks for hosting!!! :)

Kristen said...

What a great blog! I love crafts :) Following from Meet Me Monday! I hope you will take the time to check out Curious Cora!
Have a great week!

Lindsey Stipes said...

following from the monday blog hop...love the idea of suing the cherry pits-I had no idea!!

Steph said...

Thank you so much for featuring my utensil bags!

To Sew With Love said...

thanks for sharing your lovely finds, Jen!