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PhotobucketHello and happy weekend IC readers! 

First of all I failed to mention this past week that Jamielyn from I Heart Naptime is doing a month long series with some famous crafty…

 

bloggers getting you prepared for Christmas.  There are crafts, gift ideas, baked yummies and Christmas decorating for your crafty loving soul.  Yours truly was a guest on there this week.  You will have to click over there and join the fun.

Also the winner of the Definitions at Art Giveaway is….

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper

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Click below to purchase them.  They would make a thoughtful gift!

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Here are some things I loved in blogland this week:

The Shanty 2 Chic girl’s ruffle trees.

Positively Splendid’s Turkey Tee

Sugar Bee Craft Edition’s Handprint Holiday Pillow

Mod Podge Rocks’ Upcycle Chalkboard

Enjoy your weekend!

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  1. WOW!!! i won??? i am SO excited!!! i know exactly which one i am getting (Play) in white, and going to paint my board red to hang it in the playroom. it's perfect- THANK YOU!!!!!!!

  2. WOW!!! i won??? i am SO excited!!! i know exactly which one i am getting (Play) in white, and going to paint my board red to hang it in the playroom. it's perfect- THANK YOU!!!!!!!

  3. WOW!!! i won??? i am SO excited!!! i know exactly which one i am getting (Play) in white, and going to paint my board red to hang it in the playroom. it's perfect- THANK YOU!!!!!!!

  4. WOW!!! i won??? i am SO excited!!! i know exactly which one i am getting (Play) in white, and going to paint my board red to hang it in the playroom. it's perfect- THANK YOU!!!!!!!

  5. That handprint pillow is soooo cute! What a great idea for a grandparent gift – thanks!

  6. That handprint pillow is soooo cute! What a great idea for a grandparent gift – thanks!

  7. That handprint pillow is soooo cute! What a great idea for a grandparent gift – thanks!

  8. That handprint pillow is soooo cute! What a great idea for a grandparent gift – thanks!

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Click here for the Total Class Creative Giveaway which ends tomorrow!

More Than a House has a love for birds, so much so that she has a whole wall dedicated to it. She also designed this adorable “keep calm and sing a song” art.  She has the printable for you to print on her site.

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I have a thing for funky jewelry.  When I saw this piece made by Mich L in LA out of a Listerine Pocket Pak I about flipped.  She has pictures inside as well. Look at that cutie patootie face sticking out. How stinkin fun is that?

One of my readers took the definitions to a whole new level.  How adorable is it to put vinyl lettering on your laundry room cabinets.laundry

Local Hoosier Shelly made this adorable birthday banner out of embroidery hoops. I love the fact that you can change out the fabric for different events or season. Untitled My good friend Jen from Tatertots and Jello has been on a Halloween crafting rampage.  She has made some adorable stuff.

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Halloween Pennant Pillow

What project are you working on?

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  1. I'm already super excited for Christmas, so I'll have to go with the snowflake centerpieces as my favorite!! I might have to grab a few of these and decorate them for family!

  2. What cute projects! I'm especially lovin' the creepy specimen boxes. What a great take on the butterfly boxes. My own project at the moment? Painting my Adirondack chairs which sat in the rain and sun too long and could use a facelift!

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Happy 4th of July weekend friends!  I hope you are taking time for barbecues, family, friends and fireworks!  I have my meat marinading in the BEST marinade ever (I will share that with you this week) in preparation for our neighborhood gathering on Sunday.  Here is what caught my IC eye this week.

The Kirk Crew has directions on making a personalized tie dyed towel.  This would be a fun craft for the kids to do now that the heat is on in most parts.

The Thriftress was inspired by the Pottery Barn Kids catalog when she saw this…. 

She collected some merchandise from the dollar store and got to work and came up with her own version for about 1/20th of the price.  So adorable!

I just discovered Positively Splendid this week and I love her use of bold patterns and bright colors. Just look at this adorable framed silhouette she made. Of course…ya’ll know I am a sucker for this color combination!

I have a love affair with paper beads and try to incorporate them in all the accessories I make.  Janice Mae from Paperbeads.org doodled on some paper and then made them into paper beads.zen4

How completely adorable are these?

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If that isn’t enough look at the beauties she made with them.  Click here and here for the how to.black and white

The adorable twins Kris and Kim at DIY Dish made this beautiful garland for their 4th of July party.  Functional and beautiful!  Click here for the tutorial.

Over and out…I will see you on Monday.  Here is wishing you a blessed holiday celebrating the wonderful freedoms we enjoy in the good U.S. of A!

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  1. ooooh, lovin that garland! I think it's too late to attempt, no?

  2. Beckie, I am so thrilled my framed silhouette project caught your eye! Thanks so much!

    Have a marvelous Fourth!
    Amy

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I have had a killer cold this weekend.  The kind where your nose is like a faucet and your head is in a cloud.  Ugh!  Plus it is raining out so that only added to the rough weekend.  I sound like a spoiled, whiny brat I know.  But when mama ain’t feeling good, no one is!

Here is what caught my IC eye this week.

This tea wreath from Kojo Designs would be a great mother’s day gift for a tea lover.

Look at this tote bags that folds into a strawberry made by Ikat Bag.  This is the perfect little gem to carry in your car for those, “oh-crap-I-need-a-bag” moments.

This isn’t necessarily a tutorial but I thought it was a cool find.  Go to Storyline Online to have your child read to.  They have over 20 of the best children’s storybooks to choose from.  My all-time favorite children’s book is on there, “Thank you Mr. Falker,” my Patricia Polacco.  If you haven’t read that story, take a minute…and grab a box of tissue too.story This isn’t a new tutorial but I just found it this week.  I have a tutorial here for the diaper wipe case.  But how much more functional if you can tuck a diaper into it. Sew Spoiled figured out how to add a little pocket.  I must make one before Kayla is potty trained!

Crafts By Amanda made this adorable art center out of crayon wrappers and a coloring book.  What a great way to show off your children’s creations.

Check out all these talented ladies.  Tell them IC sent ya!

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  1. Thank you for featuring the strawberry bag! And for letting me know – that is so kind.

  2. Thank you so much for featuring my clothespin art center!! 🙂 So glad you liked it 🙂

  3. I was wondering if you could email me. I tried to email you but it wouldn't let me because I don't use the default email my computer uses and I don't know how to fix that.

    Anyways i upgraded to a bigger roadkill project but I am stuck. I was wondering if you ever feature like a "help my reader" thing. I need some help with what to do with the doors, etc. Thanks!

    thezimms at sbcglobal dot net

  4. OOO…OOO…….Mommy wants one! 😀

    That strawberry bag is the….. "berries". ;D

  5. I love the crayon art display board. Can't wait to make one of my own!

  6. well crap a chicken. I love the diaper wipes cover but my youngest is potty trained now. And no, I'm not having any more. Seven is enough. Ok, if I could guarantee a boy, I might.

  7. I loved it all but that tea wreath is the cutest thing ever! Definitely going to make those for a few people. And the strawberry bag is great – adorable and functional! Thanks for sharing!

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This is what caught my eye around blogworld this week.

Sawdust and Paper Scraps made this adorable playhouse closet.  How fun would that be as a little girl?  I would have lived in there as a child.001 Melissa from A Time for Everything made this awesome Pottery Barn Banker Box knock offafter (with pull)And look at her beautiful side table display…LOVES that table color too!

on shelf Nine is Fine made this out of an old lamp!  You must go see the before picture.  This is on my to-do list!march 172 Amy from Design Intervention is on a reupholstery rampage.  She took this beaten and tired red rocker from this…IMG_4851_thumb[1] to this!  Check out the details here

IMG_4877_thumb[1] And raise your hand if you have not seen Kate from Centsational Girl’s amazing bedroom transformation! You have to click on over there to see all the amazing details.cgturquoisebedroom_thumb1 I hope you are enjoying your weekend!

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  1. The dollhouse closet is A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.! I would have LOVED something like that! What a lucky girl!

  2. Oh my such great links, I am in love with all of them ! That play house closet is incredible, love the PB knockoff, must try, ooooh la la that reupholstered rocker, and oh my word, LOVE that lamp makeover !

    Thanks for sharing !!!!

  3. I love these creations! I especially love the dollhouse closet – oh my stars! If I had one of those as a little girl, I really think I would've moved in for good! 🙂 Thanks for sharing these!

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I hope you enjoyed Reupholstery Week here at IC.  I had fun showcasing the new “show stealer” in my home. I can’t help but smile every time I look at the chairs.  Now I need to spruce them up with some pillows and redo the table.  One project always leads to another doesn’t it? 

This is what caught my eye this week around the web.

I loves these magnets made by the Tiny Nest.  I have seen them around blogland before but I love the black with the papers she chose.  This is on my list of things to make.

Meg from A Little Knick Knack made this…

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I Heart Naptime made this adorable 1st birthday centerpiece chronicling the first year of her son’s life.  I wish I had seen this about a month and a half earlier!  Dang!

Frugal Home Design made this cute shelf with buckets to hold all of her kid’s art supplies. 

Last, but not least, Megan from Almost Super devised a way to keep her toddler from unrolling the toilet paper.  I laughed out loud when I saw this.  The crafts us mothers come up with to keep our sanity cracks me up!

What inspired you this week?

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  1. I LOVED your upolstrey project!!! Do you think she'll come to so Cal and hold a class for it? LOL

    So many crafy people out there its wonderful!~

  2. I love the craft supply holder. With my wild toddler, I'm afraid to keep them out or she will color everything. Walls, floors, everything. I can't wait till she's beyond this stage. Now that we've had our last (of seven) I'm excited to get to decorate my house the below four feet level.

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One of the things I learned at Blissdom (that I totally suck at) is showcasing other people’s wonderful ideas.  I get inspired by women daily so every week I am going to do a LOVES post on all the creative ideas that got my attention.  Will you visit these talented woman and tell them IC sent you?

Since I am on an organization kick this week I fell in love with this hanging laundry bag idea. 

Check out The Red Chair Blog for the scoop…

Sarah from Frills, Fluffs and Trucks made these adorable Valentine’s Day cards that she saw online.  Check her out for the details (this is a nice alternative to all the candy they get).

How does she? is one of my new favorite blogs.  I just stumbled across them a few weeks back and I am hooked.  Look at this adorable gift for a dad made out of a 2 x 4.  I have this on my “to do” list.n we love daddy

The Thing About Daisies made this jewelry holder out of a photo frame and wire mesh.  Check out her site for the full tutorial.

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Have you seen Ana’s Knock of Wood site?  If not you are MISSING out!

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Oh my word!  It is UH-MAZING.  She basically draws up plans for high end furniture and gives you the “how to.”  I have yet to try any of her plans but here are a few that I LOVES.

Land of Nod Knock Off Children’s Chairs

Children’s Post Office and Market

Land of Nod Bankable Bookcases

Check out these sites and tell them Infarrantly Creative sent you.

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  1. Thanks for sharing – all of these sites are new to me and they all look really amazing!

  2. Thanks for sharing – all of these sites are new to me and they all look really amazing!

  3. Thanks for sharing – all of these sites are new to me and they all look really amazing!

  4. Thanks for sharing – all of these sites are new to me and they all look really amazing!

  5. Just found the Knock off wood through you! I think I read nearly the whole site last night. Steve is not impressed :)H'es afraid I have more projects for him. I just need to get myself out in the shop! I used to do it – I can do it again!

  6. Thank you so much for linking to me, it truly made my day! It really means a lot that you enjoy my blog.
    I also love getting to see what else you enjoy, and of course I love reading your blog!

  7. Thanks so much for featuring my project! I appreciate the link! Love the others that you highlighted too!

  8. Will visit, some I already follow but some are new to me! Thanks for the links!

  9. I don't see a link to Frills, Fluff & Trucks. Am I missing it? I really want to check out those Valentines.

  10. Hi Beckie, Thanks so much for posting about Knock-Off Wood. I love your blog, will be back for inspiration! Ana

  11. Wahoo…thanks for the kind link!!!
    We are excited to be apart of this fun list!!!
    Thanks!

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