Pieced Pastimes: October 2013

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Saturday Sparks Link Party 35

Welcome to Saturday Sparks 35!
Visiting the links from each weeks party is such a wonderful treat. I happily go from one link to another and find myself immersed in a sea of creativity and wonder. 
Now, onto the Fabulous Features from Saturday Sparks 34.
Brooklyn Fingerless Mitts by Crochet Dreamz.  These are such a cute fall accessory. Crochet Dreamz is offering a free pattern for these fingerless mittens and a matching boot cuff as well.
French Linen Dresser by Mimi's Vintage Charm. A yard sale find is given a new life by the talented hands of Mimi. Love the colors she chose and how she painted the drawers in a contrasting shade.
DIY Rolling Wood Crates by A Little of This, A Little of That. Sarah shares how she created these wonderful organizing crates for her pantry and the promise of a future guest post revealing her complete pantry re-do.
DIY Painted Curtains and Tutorial by Fort Ledbetter. Marie has a fabulous tutorial showing how to change your curtains by adding color and design.
 
Cozy Neckwarmer Scarf from The Crochet Caretaker. Teresa shows off these pretty neckwarmers that she says work up quickly and easily following a free pattern she found on the Goodknits blog
Slow Cooker Gingered Pumpkin Butter from Kleinworth & Co. - Keeping perfect harmony with the fall season, Gina has created this scrumptious recipe for Gingered Pumpkin Butter using the slow cooker.
Healthy Turkey Chili from Simply Fresh Dinners. Robyn shares her recipe for a healthier version of Chili that is sure to satisfy.
Savory Hand Pies by The Novice Gardener.  The falling leaves have inspired Angie's creative writing side and to create 2 different recipes that are sure to please.

Pieced Pastimes

 Thanks to everyone for linking up to last weeks party.
If you were featured, please grab the featured button to add to your blog.

Now, onto the party!

Link up your latest inspiring posts including:

Home Decor
Crafts
Sewing
Gardening
Recipes
DIY
Repurposing

Links are open through Friday morning.

I will post features next week to Pieced Pastimes, Facebook and Pinterest.

I can't wait to see what you have been working on!

Pieced Pastimes

 Party Guidelines:
- Post the party button (above) with a link back to the party on your post.
- Share your own projects - something that is made by you.
- Follow Pieced Pastimes via one of the social media links at the top of the sidebar.
- No advertising, Etsy shops or giveaways.
- Pin feature photos to Pinterest from the original source and not from this blog.
- Visit other links and leave a kind comment.

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Friday, October 18, 2013

Saturday Sparks Link Party 34

Welcome to Saturday Sparks 34!
The foliage is near peak here in New Hampshire and I am enjoying the amazing mix of colors.  Last weeks party was another wonderful mix - a mix of beautiful inspiration.
Now, onto the Fabulous Features from Saturday Sparks 33.
 How To Make Velvet Pumpkins from Celebrate Creativity. Lisa has a wonderful step-by-step tutorial showing how to make these gorgeous velvet pumpkins.  The rich and vibrant shades of the velvet make a perfect fall display.
Kitchen Redo Update from Salmagundi. Sally shares the transformation of her kitchen in this post. Love all the choices she made for her refreshed 2013 kitchen.

Tribal Jacket from One of a Kind. Kiana was inspired by a picture of a jacket but, the high price was not inspiring her. A trip to the fabric store and the discovery of a wonderful tribal print was the motivation for creating this fabulous jacket.

Baby Burp Cloth Tutorial from Suburbs Mama. With a baby on the way, Rita was in need of some burp cloths and shares a tutorial on how she made these cute and much needed cloths.

Dish Garden from Ivy and Elephants. Patti created an indoor herb garden using an antique spool cabinet and vintage ironstone. Such a pretty way to repurpose!

 Leaf Coasters from Joys Jots, Shots and Whatnots. Using upholstery and curtain samples,  Joy sewed up a stack of Leaf coasters detailing them with free motion stitching.

Fall Porch from Little Brags. Christine shows us her Fall porch. She has the cutest ideas, starting with these sweet hanging pumpkins.

Fettuccine with Tuna, Fresh Herbs & Tomatoes from Simply Fresh Dinners.  Robyn has a delicious recipe for a quick and healthy meal that she says can be easily adapted with a variety of different ingredients.
Pumpkin Roll from This is Happiness. Becky has a delicious Pumpkin Roll recipe that is perfect for the Fall season.
 
An Apple Rose Tart and a Love Story from the Novice Gardener. Angie shares her recipe for an Apple Rose Tart that is almost too beautiful to eat.
And lastly, a recap of my share from the party - Fall Mantel 2013.  My original idea of how I would dress our mantel for Fall evolved as I created the vignettes. In the process, I discovered that change is sometimes good.

Pieced Pastimes

 Thanks to everyone for linking up to last weeks party.
If you were featured, please grab the featured button to add to your blog.

Now, onto the party!

Link up your latest inspiring posts including:

Home Decor
Crafts
Sewing
Gardening
Recipes
DIY
Repurposing

Links are open through Friday morning.

I will post features next week to Pieced Pastimes, Facebook and Pinterest.

I can't wait to see what you have been working on!

Pieced Pastimes

 Party Guidelines:
- Post the party button (above) with a link back to the party on your post.
- Share your own projects - something that is made by you.
- Follow Pieced Pastimes via one of the social media links at the top of the sidebar.
- No advertising, Etsy shops or giveaways.
- Pin feature photos to Pinterest from the original source and not from this blog.
- Visit other links and leave a kind comment.

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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Saturday Sparks Link Party 33

Welcome to Saturday Sparks 33!
Another week of fun and inspiration. I find it harder each week to select just a few links to feature. They are all wonderful and I truly appreciate your willingness to share your ideas.
Now, onto the Fabulous Features from Saturday Sparks 32.
The Raven Halloween Vignette from The Refeathered Roost. Taking inspiration from Edgar Allen Poe, Melinda created this amazing vignette using vintage family heirlooms and an incredible imagination. 
DIY Cat Bed from Pallet Wood from Denise...on a Whim. The arrival of a new kitten motivated Denise to overcome the anxiety of using her new circular saw. She fearlessly created this wonderful napping place for her furry little friend. 
And who could resist that sweet face! 
A Tale of Two Tarts from The Novice Gardener.  Angie shares a savory dinner recipe and a deliciously sweet dessert - two distinctly different dishes both using the ever popular tomato.
Chocolate Chip Puffins from My Sweet Mission. Heather created this delicious muffin recipe for her church restaurant combining pumpkin and chocolate - a perfect Fall treat.

Pieced Pastimes

 Thanks to everyone for linking up to last weeks party.
If you were featured, please grab the featured button to add to your blog.

Now, onto the party!

Link up your latest inspiring posts including:

Home Decor
Crafts
Sewing
Gardening
Recipes
DIY
Repurposing

Links are open through Friday morning.

I will post features next week to Pieced Pastimes, Facebook and Pinterest.

I can't wait to see what you have been working on!

Pieced Pastimes

 Party Guidelines:
- Post the party button (above) with a link back to the party on your post.
- Share your own projects - something that is made by you.
- Follow Pieced Pastimes via one of the social media links at the top of the sidebar.
- No advertising, Etsy shops or giveaways.
- Pin feature photos to Pinterest from the original source and not from this blog.
- Visit other links and leave a kind comment.

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Friday, October 11, 2013

Fall Mantel 2013

It's no secret that Fall is my favorite season and with each passing year, I think I enjoy it even more.
Mother Nature in all her splendid glory can't be improved upon, but I tried to show a bit of her natural beauty on our mantel this Fall.
 I started with a nicely worn ladder section as my base point for the vignette above the fireplace.
I bought a few mottled gold pumpkins and thought I would repaint them in some neutral shades of grays and creams.....
....but the funny thing is they grew on me and I ended up keeping them as is.  Sometimes, change is good.
 I added a couple of tarnished silver pieces to compliment the gold pumpkins.
Vintage books turned to show their perfectly aged pages and an antique box serve as a backdrop for the vignette over the dumbwaiter side of the mantel.
 A vintage silver pitcher holds a gathering of wheat grass collected from around our yard.
The night air is getting cooler and we have started using our fireplace again. There is nothing quite like the warmth of a gently burning wood fire to take away the chill in the air.

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