Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Treasure Hunt Thursday #31 & Highlights

 I can not believe another week has gone by already! We had another great turn out last week and before I get to the highlights I wanted to make sure that everybody knows about my Shabby Apple Giveaway! Be sure to enter and win a fabulous watch! The giveaway will run thru Monday! As always thank you to all who partied last week!! I love seeing all your treasures so keep it coming ladies!!

Now on to highlights from last weeks party!
Did you see this amazing script desk by Desiree over at Camelot Art Creations!!?? I am in love with this desk!

I am also loving this vintage paper flower tutorial by Krista over at Krista Sew Inspired. I need to make me some of these!

Then I was drooling over Honey's fall mantle over at 2805! Honey has amazing taste!
As always thank you ladies and be sure to grab your "I've Been Featured" button!!Now on to this weeks party! We had over 40 party goers last week so lets see if we can beat that this week! I have been super busy this week and though I was not able to leave a comment for everybody I did indeed stop by all entries!!As with all parties there are the normal rules. You must link back to From My Front Porch To Yours. ***After several updates from pals trying to link up and not being able to I have disabled the mandatory link up action in linky tools to see if this helps resolve the problem of people not being able to party. PLEASE make sure you include a link back to the party though!***Just common courtesy. Only link up to your Treasure Hunt Thursday post and NOT your blog homepage. Please no advertising. Also be sure to visit at least the link before you and after you to just say Hi! It makes partying all the more fun!



Coffee Anyone?

After seeing some amazing coffee filter wreaths out in blogland for the past year I decided I was going to attempt one. I figured how hard could it be!? I researched the directions and purchased my supplies. According to my research I needed approx 75 filters so I purchased just one pack of filters.

I then purchased two straw wreaths from HobLob. Seeing as it was my first attempt I used the smaller ring and decided to wrap it in script scrapbook paper. Note that I left the plastic on the wreaths as to not cause an even larger mess.

All I did was tear off inch or so strips and hot glued them all around so that if I had any holes or if the back was seen it would still look nice.


Then I started making the poofs. Just flatten out the filter and fold in half and then continue folding. I folded in alternating patterns. Then when you are done folding just twist the bottom like so to keep the poof shape.
Next I separated the filter and made the poof look like a flower.

Next came the glueing. Note you will need lots of glue sticks and a large thresh hold of pain! I can not tell you how many times I hot glued my finer or finger nail!:0

This is what it looked like with the first row completed.

Here is the second row on. Tips would be to make your poofs ahead of the game. This will save you a ton of time  or at least make it go more smoothly because let me tell ya this is NOT a quick project though fairly easy. Up to this point I already had almost two hours vested and remember this is the smaller ring!

Here is a view of the side.

Okay, so here we are a week later and another half a pack of filters this is what I got. I will admit I only worked on it three days in that time period but that was because it was a very tideous project. I used an entire pack and half of filters so be sure to buy extra!

Next up came some trimming and evening out. Do not go crazy here. You will only need a little snip here and there.

I decided to make mine a Christmas wreath so next up I made a bow for it with this beautiful velvet damask ribbon I had. 

I made the ribbon long enough so that it can be hung off of a mirror.

Here is a picture of what the back looks like. I am really glad I glued the stripes of script paper because it just gives it a more completed look.

I think it turned out fab. Maybe a little Hollywood glam I think with the bling. Now I am trying to decide if I want to keep it or sell it. Just not sure on that one yet. I was making it to sell but after factoring in the time I am just not sure it would be worth my wild and it is just so darn pertty!



Tuesday, November 8, 2011

My Little Closet

Hey y'all! Hope the week has started of well for everybody! It is a drizzling kinda day here today and muggy as all get out. Hopefully it will just go ahead and rain. There is suppose to be cooler temps behind it. I am over having 83 days and then 63 days in the same week. Cooler weather please come and stay put!
As promised I am gonna share my little closet space that I am renting out at The Old Oak Cottage! I have not been doing much around the house so I figured this was as good of time as any!;)

I am located in the vintage toy room which is the first room to the left after ya enter the dinning room. Not that that will mean anything to those of you who do not live in the area but I thought I needed to throw that in there!;)

It is not a very big space but just big enough for me. I decided to bring in my overstock boutique baby bibs. I use to sew those like a crazy lady back when the boys were younger. I made some pretty good money off of them doing wholesale orders for gals who owned boutiques. I now know why they kept ordering. They are my top seller so I will be headed back into the sewing room to get some girly ones made.

Here is the saved antique mirror back made into a chalk board/sign that I shared last week. I love it in here but once Lucille is sold I will be needing to figure out how to add hanging hardware to it. That may be tricky since it is not a very thick piece of wood.

The other corner which is just big enough for my Queen Bee Stool. 

I made some holiday frames to sell. They take a lot of time so I have only have two made thus far. This one is an 8x10 frame and 3 dimensional.

Here is the second one which I believe is a 5x7 frame. It is 3 dimensional as well. I decided to break up my pedestal picture frame chalk boards that I made last month. They cost a quite a bit more to make than any of my other projects so to justify the cost I decided to sell two of them and just keep one. I was not sure it would sell but it did so now I need to get the other one out there.

So there ya have it! I have a little something for everybody I think and great prices. It is not a large space but just right for me. It is a lot of work making sure everything stays full. I am trying to hunt down another dresser to go in there once Lucille sells. I already have my vision for it. Over the weekend during our Christmas Open House there were several ladies taking measurements of Lucille so I am hoping Lucille will sell soon.
Don't forget to go and enter my Shabby Apple giveaway! It runs thru 11/12! This is an amazing piece and I so wish I was getting one to! Ha! I am having such a blast blogging and meeting y'all and was super excited when they offered this up to me!

Now off to sew! Have a fabulous day!
Joining the following link parties:
Metamorphosis Monday
Show Off Your Cottage Monday
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Tuesday Treasures
Table Top Tuesday
Wow Us Wednesday
Open House Party
Show & Tell Friday
Feathered Nest Friday
Inspiration Friday
Potpourri Friday



Monday, November 7, 2011

Giveaway Time!


GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED
Hey everybody! Today is an exciting day over here at From My Front Porch To Yours! In honor of reaching 500 followers I have lined up not one, not two, but three awesome giveaways!  I appreciate all of you so very much and I hope that this is a great way to show my appreciation! I think that out of the three there will be something for everybody! With that being said if you are not interested in this weeks giveaway be sure to check back next week. Ya never know what may show up! I will run each giveaway a week at a time.

Now on to this weeks giveaway!

Have ya heard of Shabby Apple? Well let me tell ya if ya have not you must head over ASAP and see what they are all about! They carry a vast array of the most beautiful dresses that I have ever seen as well as swimwear, children's clothing, baby clothing, maternity, jewelry, accessories, and shoes!! 
With the holidays upon us I decided to share a few of my fave dresses that would be perfect for all those holiday parties coming up. You will be amazed at how reasonable their prices are!

Confidential 

Rodeo Drive

G. Cooper
All of their dresses are so timeless and oh so Jackie O if ya ask me!

So what is it that I am giving away you may be wondering by now!?  Well not one of their chic dresses but something just as fabulous!

How would you like to win The White Rabbit's Time Keeper necklace watch!!??

Featured in Southern Living Magazine this beautifully crafted pocket watch necklace is made of etched antique brass metal. The glass front opens! This is truly reminds me of vintage jewelry making it a truly timeless piece!

Now what do ya have to do to try and win this lovely piece?
1. You must be a follower of From My Front Porch To Yours. Leave me a comment letting me know you are.

2. Head on over to Shabby Apple and browse around. Come back and tell me your favorite item that they carry.

3. If you have a blog post about the giveaway on your blog and come back here and let me know that you did.


4. Grab my giveaway button and place it on your sidebar then come back and tell me you did.



4. If you are on FB share this post on your FB page and come back and share the link with me.

5. If you are on FB head on over to Shabby Apple's FB page and Like them and come back and let me know that you did.

It is that simple! They have asked me to let y'all know that sadly enough this giveaway is only open to those with US addresses. If you are the winner you can not exchange your gift out for something else. Once the winner is announced I will need to get further information from you to pass on to Shabby Apple so please be sure to include your email address in your comment if you are not a blogger.

As an added bonus for the next 30 days Shabby Apple is offering all my readers 10% off their order! Just enter in promo code myfrontporch10off .

The winner will be picked by the random number generator and posted on 11/15!



Sunday, November 6, 2011

Holiday Eye Candy-The Old Oak Cottage

I know posts have been few around here lately but I have been crazy busy. One of the reason I have been so busy was because we were getting ready for our Christmas Open House out at The Old Oak Cottage!  So just in case ya were wondering where I have been here are some pictures packed full of holiday eye candy of the cottage. I will share the showroom soon! Trust me you will want to come back!









 Hope your weekend is going well!