Pieced Pastimes: May 2014

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Saturday Sparks Link Party 65

Welcome to Saturday Sparks 65!
Another week to share and be inspired. You never know what you will find, but you will surely find something that stirs your creative side.
Last weeks party proved to be a fun mix of ideas and inspiration.
Now, onto the Fabulous Features from Saturday Sparks 64.
It's Porch Time at Chateau Chic. Mary Alice likes to change out her porch each year and shows us how she refreshed her porch for Spring with some vintage charm.
Sea Salt Body Scrub at Little House Living. Merissa shares her simple recipe for a DIY body scrub to give you that healthy glow we all strive for.
DIY Suede Tassel at Hello Little Home. A long held piece of blue suede finally found it's place in this DIY Suede Tassel.  Ginnie hung her tassel on a lamp. This is such a simple way to add that little extra touch.
DIY Square Wreaths for Garden at Simply Vintageous. Suzan shares a dollar store find that she transformed into a faux boxwood wreath. You have to love frugal ingenuity.
Gourmet Hot Dogs - Grilling Recipes at Kleinworth & Co. - Gina shares some of her family's favorite Gourmet Hot Dog Recipes just in time for the grilling season.
Homemade Soft Pretzel Bites at Lou Lou Girls. Kimberly shares an easy recipe for Soft Pretzel Bites that sound like a great crowd pleasing snack for your next gathering.
Watermelon Lemonade and Other Fun Things to Make with Watermelon at Almost Supermom. Jordyn explains all the health benefits of watermelon and shares some delicious 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) or a text link back  to the party or on your post.
- Share your own projects - something that is made by you.
- Follow Pieced Pastimes via one of the social media links located on the upper right sidebar or if you prefer, GFC and Linky are located at the bottom of this page.
- 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, May 24, 2014

Saturday Sparks Link Party 64

Welcome to Saturday Sparks 64!
The holiday weekend brings with it a renewed energy and lifts the spirit. This party seems to have the same effect. There is always a wonderful mix of ideas that recharge your creative side and inspire you to create.
Now, onto the Fabulous Features from Saturday Sparks 63.
Master Bedroom Updates at The Blissful Bee. Amy shares her updated bedroom including the 'perfect mirror' that stole her heart. Love the fresh, clean and serene feel to the room.
Show Off & Inspire-The Yellow Cape Cod at A Stroll Thru Life. Marty continues her Show Off series featuring Sarah's gorgeous home and wonderful blog The Yellow Cape Cod.
Union Jack Truck in American Paint at Unique Junktique. Brenda had been admiring Union Jack themed furniture for some time and decided this rummage sale vintage trunk would be the perfect candidate for a British paint scheme. Love the way she wrapped the flag around the piece - so cool!

Outdoor Sitting Area at Little Brags. Christine shows us her new adirondack chairs and the pretty sitting area she created with them.
Burlap Wreath #4 (year round wreath) at Home Sweet Home No. 14. Tina has been on a Burlap Wreath kick and shows us her latest version with a white ribbon woven throughout and a versatile way to update the wreath for different seasons/holidays.
Sunflower Birthday Party at Our Adventure Story. Kersandra shares her nieces  'cowgirl' themed birthday party with all the fun details, including some adorable sunflower cupcakes.
Party Food:  Bacon & Rosemary Wrapped Chicken at Spaceships and Laser Beams. Stephanie shares a simple Chicken recipe that would be a perfect appetizer for your next party.
Blackened Chicken with Roasted Apricots at Simply Fresh Dinners. Robyn created this recipe for chicken combining apricots with plenty of fresh herbs and spices. She describes the end result as being 'mouth-wateringly moist'.
Creamy Pineapple Berry Smoothie at Roxy's Kitchen. Roxy shares a quick and easy recipe for a healthy Pineapple Berry Smoothie that is sure to hit to the spot. You can't go wrong with healthy and delicious!
Starbucks Lemon Loaf at Yesterfood. Have you had Starbucks Lemon Loaf? Joy tried it before making this copycat recipe and thought it was good but this recipe is better. She describes it as a tangy and moist cake that will keep for days.
Paleo/Gluten Free Peppermint Patties at Almost Super Mom. Jordyn has a thing for peppermint patties and she has come up with a healthier version that she says tastes like the store bought candies she used to buy.
And finally, a recap of my share from the party - Board Track Racer Yard Art. My husband has been at  it again and built a life size replica 'Board Track Racer' using vintage parts and some keen imagination.

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) or a text link back  to the party or on your post.
- Share your own projects - something that is made by you.
- Follow Pieced Pastimes via one of the social media links located on the upper right sidebar or if you prefer, GFC and Linky are located at the bottom of this page.
- 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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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Board Track Racer Yard Art

My husband has been at it again. His latest creation is this full size replica Board Track Racer. 
This form of racing was popular in the early 1900's, but went by the wayside during the Great Depression. The high maintenance of the wood planked tracks known as 'the motordrome' proved to be too costly to maintain and they were soon forgotten to the sands of time.
These century old American made motorcycles are getting more difficult to find.  On the rare occasion that one turns up, they fetch top dollar. This was not an obstacle for my husband, but instead a challenge that he gladly accepted.
Over the years, dear hubby has amassed quite a collection of antique parts and likes to incorporate them into his projects whenever he can. His adaptation of this early racing bike uses a mishmash of vintage items.
Case in point - this crank case is made from two Model A brake drums welded together. The frame was made from salvaged pipe that was hand bent to fit the proportions of the bike.
The handlebars were constructed from an old water pipe. The gas tank was from his stockpile of miscellaneous parts from days gone by.
The iron wheels came from an old farm in Canterbury, New Hampshire......they were just waiting to be loved again.
 Sheet metal was cut, shaped and hand pounded to form the seat.
She may look like a blast from the past, but she is actually a revived collection of iron that will be appreciated for many more years to come. 

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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Saturday Sparks Link Party 63

Welcome to Saturday Sparks 63!
What wonderful ideas have you posted about this week? Have you shared a new recipe, updated a room, revived a piece of old furniture? I eagerly look forward to seeing your latest creation.
Now, onto the Fabulous Features from Saturday Sparks 62.
My Dream Craft Corner Reveal at Tryin; to Make a Home. Sarah wanted a craft room, but settled for a Craft Corner and is thrilled with the way it turned out. I can see why, as it is simply wonderful.
Chalk Painted Chair at Delusions of Ingenuity. Andi updated her upholstered chair with some paint, a a stripe and a good dose of humor.
DIY Replacing Window Screens at Our Secondhand House. The warmer weather finds many of us opening up our windows, but it seems there is always a screen or two that needs repair. Bonnie shows us the simple steps involved to replace them.
Baby's Gender Reveal Party at The Colored Married Life. Iris blogs from Paris and shares her fun Gender Reveal Party including some free printables to download for your own party.
Monthly Onesies DIY at Trying to Make My House a Home. Sarah shows us how to recreate these sweet onesies she made for her sister's baby shower - 12 in all - 1 for each month of the baby's first year.

6 Reasons Your Kids Should Have a Pen Pal at Our Adventure Story. Kersandra explains the benefits of having a pen pal and why it should be a part of your  child's education.
Banana Blueberry Parfait at Roxy's Kitchen. I am a sucker for all things blueberry and Roxy's Parfait recipe seems to be calling my name.  A simple, delicious and healthy way to start your day.
Cranberry Pecan Dark Chocolate Bark at My Sweet Mission. Heather is tempting us once again with this delicious recipe that is sure to satisfy any sweet craving.
Grain Free Carrot Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting at Almost Supermom. Jordyn came up with this delicious grain free recipe for Carrot Cake that sounds amazing.  She describes it as perfection on a plate.
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) or a text link back  to the party or on your post.
- Share your own projects - something that is made by you.
- Follow Pieced Pastimes via one of the social media links located on the upper right sidebar or if you prefer, GFC and Linky are located at the bottom of this page.
- 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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