September 5, 2012

Showing Off - Reader Feature

Hey Sugar Bee Readers!  It’s Melanie from the Crafty Cupboard, where I quilt for friends, sew for my three adorable girls, sometimes update my shop, and craft for my home.  I LOVE Mandy’s link-up party, and I love looking at the top favorites even more.  I’m so glad I can take a turn at it, even though it was pretty tricky narrowing down my top picks. 

I am more of a modern gal, so you had better believe I got excited about these color blocked curtains by Creatively Living!  What a great idea! 
colorblock curtains
When sewing isn’t an option to get those perfect curtains, try stenciling, like this awesome pair from The Cards We Drew
stenciled curtains
Speaking of geometrics, how about this for a great, eye-catching way to use up scrap boards, by Girl Loves Glam?
geometric art
As a sewer, quilter, and former student of design, I’m loving this chevron pillow.  Can you believe those chevrons are made from stitches?  Bev @ Flamingo Toes is my hero now.
chevron stitched pillow
So, having three girls means there are a lot of skirts around.  And rainbow everything.  So, put it all together, and Sew Easy Being Green has the perfect tutorial for any chevron-rainbow-twirly loving girl.
rainbow chevron skirt
I just finished my baby’s nursery (or, at least I stopped working on it…) so I was excited to see what Made it on Monday did for her baby girl’s room!  Check it out- I love, LOVE the little bird houses!
Vintage modern nursery
I’m trying to convince my girls to be Fancy Nancy for Halloween (right now they are bent on Strawberry Shortcake) because I adore that little French-loving girl, and lets face it- her clothes would be AWESOME to DIY.  Let’s all do a collective “aaawwwww!!” at this Fancy Nancy Birthday party, at VixenMade.  I’m totally offended I wasn’t invited. ;)
fancy nancy party
I live in Mesa, Arizona, where Fall doesn’t really happen.  Like, at all.  But I still am lovin’ this Fall printable from How to Nest for Less! And it is Free Mc-Free! 
fall-subway-printable
Isn’t this glasses case fun?  You should see the Before and After together!  Ann-Kay, that was a bright idea!
glassescase
These labels by All This For Them are something I ought to do.  My girls are always wearing their handmade clothes backwards, or in the wrong size.  If I made some clothing tags, that would make getting dressed- in the right clothes, the right way- a whole lot easier. 
DIY clothing labels
I’m amazed at the creative minds out there, and so grateful everyone shares their ideas with us!  Feel free to stop by my blog for ideas and inspiration, like my Reversible Baby Wrap Dress, a festive Spider Web Runner, or a Twirly T-Shirt Dress!



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Mandy is a craft blogger who loves to blog and enjoys all things crafty, sewing, and DIY - she feels that if she can do something, you can too, and provides tutorials to help you along the way. She loves being a mom to 4 awesome kiddos and blogs from the Kansas City Area. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter or Google +

7 Fabulous Comments:

Thanks so much for featuring my party! Who doesn't love Fancy Nancy? I was ecstatic when my daughter asked for a FN party!! So fun!

I love all of these!! That chevron pillow is adorable- can't believe those stripes are stitches! Gotta go check that out...

Thanks for the feature! Wishing you a great end of the week!
--Katie
@ Creatively Living

Thanks so much for the feature, Mandy! Hope you have a great week :)

Melanie that you so much for the feature!! I am so excited that you like the Sketchy Pillow!! :)

Thank you so much for featuring my gallery wall!

Thanks so much for the feature!

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