Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Too Cute Not to Toot!

Welcome to another week of inspiring, artistic crafts.  I love this weekly post :-) 

I'm not sure, honestly, if I've mentioned before that I like clocks, but I do.  I also know that I've seen other book clocks out there and think I shared one idea awhile back but I thought I would share this idea from Shealynn's Faerie Shoppe.  She gives a great step by step tutorial and even shares her mistakes :-)

I'm in the middle of a semi-kitchen redo and I have a huge stairwell wall that is open.  When I saw this idea, it really caught my eye as something easy, yet . . .well . .eye catching to do in that very spot. Big D and Me shares her how to and gives links to the etsy stores where she picked up some of the prints.
The fall holidays are just around the corner so here is a super easy and inexpensive project from Directions Not Included for Halloween Coasters. 
Last year, I shared lots of Free Subway Art printables but, over the summer I didn't seem to find too many.  Looks what's back!  This time from The House of Bledsoe.  I really love the colors and the words she chose plus, now I have a great printer to use to get these printed!
When I first saw this idea over at Not Just a Housewife I was quite impressed :-)  I like the fresh look of the plants and than thought of what a great herb garden this would make in the kitchen too.  I've been cooking with a lot of fresh parsley and basil lately so maybe . . .maybe . .this is an idea I should latch on to :-)
Ok, this idea from A Diamond in the Stuff just made me say "how creative"!!  Who would have thought you could use googly eyes from such a craft as this??
This next item isn't really a craft but this seems like the best place to share it.  One of the blogs I follow, Kelly's Korner, did a "Crockpotalooza"  link up this week.  She has a huge following so, needless to say, there are tons of link-ups to check out for crock pot recipes. I'm working on revamping my menu planning for the fall and want to use my crock pot a lot more but have struggled with finding really good recipes - I'm hoping this helps!
And while we talking food, you can also check out another great linky party but this one is by Boomama and is all about dips :-)  YUM!!  I'll be trying a few I found this coming Sunday for football!!

Back to some crafts :-)  I really do love wreaths despite the fact that I have yet to make one but, this black feather idea from Uncommon is just too adorable!  Eventually maybe I'll get this one made ;-)
I could not pass up this post because it is for . . Texas Roadhouse Rolls YUM!  I think they are very similar, if not the same as the rolls for Logan's which are also great.  I love this recipe from Lovely Little Snippets also because it is a bread machine recipe.  Like the crock pot, I want to use my bread machine more so here is the first new recipe to try :-)
Ok, this next idea I love and I want someone to make it for me, Dad.  :-) hehehe  I've seen these awesome storage units which are great for everything from home schooling to storing craft supplies but, for the first time, you can get all of the plans and the tutorial over at It's Just Laine.  So, Dad, if you get bored in your retirement - here's a little project for you to make for your favorite daughter :-) :-) :-)
This shelf idea from Imperfectly Polished is a great idea for my future "beach/cottage" themed living room.  I realize that the author's inspiration was a rustic room but the rope and wood made me think of driftwood/boat rope I guess.  Anyway, I'm tucking the idea and maybe some day it will show up again :-)

I think I will end on that note this week !  I hope you get to check out some, if not all, of the links above.