Monday, September 22, 2014

Celebrating Fall with Scarecrows

Happy Fall!

I can't think of a better way to celebrate the first day of fall than a whole post of scarecrows from Interior Design Blog.

They are all adorable! My favorite is the Pumpkin Patch with the little girl in pigtails.

Thank you, Vidya, for linking up to It's a Party and sharing all these little guys with us!

You can visit Interior Design Blog to see all of them.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Fall Banner

I finally got around to starting on a few Fall decorations.

First up...

A banner for the front door. Since we got the new door last summer, I haven't hung anything on it. I really didn't know what to do with the oval glass. Until now.

This cute (if I say so myself) little banner seems to work.

I had this small piece of fabric left from last year and I've always loved it, so wanted to use it.

I printed out the letters and cut the inside of them out and then traced them onto the fabric, trying to find images that would work with the letters.

To stabilize it, I used a stiff stabilizer for the front piece and fusible medium interfacing for the back, which was tan flannel.

With the front and back wrong sides together, I stitched around the letter tracing that I did earlier. Don't worry about the pencil marks, they come right off with an eraser.

Okay, here's my one little tip that will change your life. Well, maybe not that extreme, but it will make your life a lot easier. When I stitched around the letters, I used an open foot so I could see the lines as I was going. That's the same foot that I use when I applique and I wouldn't even attempt to applique without it.

After you've sewn around the letters, cut it out around the stitching using a pinking shears.

I have no idea where or when I bought that burlap ribbon, but it matched, so I glued my letters to it and hung it.

Have a Fun Fall Friday!

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

It's a Party! #176

Welcome to the party!

Wow! This week is flying by! I'm still mainly working on wedding projects, but trying to squeeze in a few Fall things in between. I made a banner for the front door this week that I'll show you on Friday and I did get Jordyn's wrap bracelets done last week, too.

You can go Here to see how simple they were to make out of old belts.

Did you catch the awesome features this week?

Corn Husk Fall Wreath from Kathe With an E
Fall Porches from Krafty Cards etc.

Reminder: For the next few weeks, I will have features Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. The party will start on Wednesday afternoon and I'll have a craft to share with you on Friday. Things are crazy around here with Brandon and Christina's wedding coming up and this really helps me out.
Everything will be back to normal the first of October.

Now it's your turn. Let's see what all you've been up to.

Link up anything you want to share with us this week. It can be your fabulous craft, yummy recipe, giveaway, shop, etc.

I'll feature the Top 5 most viewed links next Wednesday. I started a board on Pinterest where I pin all of the fabulous features. You can follow along Here.

I would love for you to follow A Creative Princess while you're here!

If you would like to grab an It's a Party button (on the sidebar) and post it on your blog somewhere, that would be great! Let's get the word out and grow this party.
The more the merrier!

We all love comments, so please visit other links and have fun!

Best Ever Apple Butter

I make this every single Fall and when I saw that The Life of a Craft Crazed Mom made it, too, I knew I had to feature it.

This is soooo delicious and smelling it cook all day in the crock pot is Heaven! We actually eat it like applesauce and for a special treat, heat it up a little and add vanilla ice cream. YUM!

Head on over to The Life of a Craft Crazed Mom for the recipe and see how simple it is to make.

I'll see you all back here later today to get this week's party started.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Fall Porch Inspiration

Head over to Krafty Cards etc. for a ton of great ideas.

I'm going out to buy mums today!