Archive | September, 2010
Trend Spotting at The Country Living Fair

Trend Spotting at The Country Living Fair

  Banners seem to still be very popular. I saw them in many of the booths. Some for sale and some as part of the booth decoration. Ya can’t go wrong with a cute banner. I also saw variations on the typical banner.  Like this BOO piece above. It hangs like a banner but only […]

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Fall Decorating and Crafting Inspiration from The Country Living Fair

    As you saw from yesterday’s post, I like Indian Corn. I like the colors and the randomness of those colors.  I really like this little wreath made with faux Indian Corn. How pretty it would be on a door or even laying flat in the center of the table? Maybe with something tall, […]

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Display and Decorating Ideas from The Country Living Fair

  If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter you know that I went to the Country Living Fair this past weekend.  Boy, do I have some posts for YOU this week! I had a super great time and came back home with lots of photos, ideas and inspiration.  Not to mention a sunburn on my […]

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Yankee Peddler - Fall Craft Shows

Fall Craft Show Season is Upon Us

Fall Craft Shows are coming up in the area. I thought I’d mention a few things going on this weekend that you might like to know about.   First up is Volcano Days at Mountwood Park just outside of Parkersburg, WV. I went to this show 7 or 8 years ago. It’s small but a […]

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Paper Twist Wreath

  Here is another one of those old craft supplies I haven’t seen used in a while. Paper twist. Remember making bows with that stuff? Took FOREVER to UNtwist it  Some people used a drill to untwist it and I used to put it in a sink full of water to let it relax and untwist […]

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Plastic Canvas Wall Art

Plastic Canvas Wall Art – Or The Creative Goddess Gets the Last Laugh

I have a friend, a great, wonderful, talented and crafty friend, who when I said, “I’m teaching myself to craft with plastic canvas.” said… “Pooh, I’ll be impressed if you can make plastic canvas look good.” Then I sent her a picture from my phone… To which she said, “Girl, you’ve got mad skills!” Hahahaha! (That’s me, […]

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Halloween Crafts: Paper Mache Box o’ Bones

    Yeah, I know. I went a little overboard. Kind of creepy. Kind of gruesome. But wayyy too much fun! I won’t give you step by step instructions for making this but a general idea of what I did instead.       I used Folk Art High Definition Paint on a paper mache jewelry box.  I […]

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Halloween Crafts – Memory Glass Mixed Media Brooch

    This is a pin I made and wore last year and I’ve been wearing it all season this year too. I love it! FIRST, I made my own background paper using glossy cardstock and Ranger® Alcohol Inks…Butterscotch and Red Pepper no Blending Solution.  I used a natural sponge and just dabbed the ink […]

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