Sunday, April 26, 2015

Until we meet again...


It is with a heavy heart that we lost a Rhinestone Beagle canine family member this week.  Sprout came to Kelly and her hubby as a stray and she quickly became part of their pack.  She was a bossy boots, with sensitive armpits and always brought some comic relief by pushing around her much larger Labrador siblings.  I have to admit one of the things I loved about her the most was that she strangely smelled like tacos.  That and the fact that she would stick her chin out like some upper crust pooch from high society.

Jokingly she became one of the canine villains here at the RB but all that sass came with immeasurable love and loyalty to her people.  She crossed the rainbow bridge Wednesday to wait for her family but we are all pretty sure she is having a great time running the show to fill time. Thank you, Sprout, for all the love and companionship.  You will be missed more than you can ever imagine.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Saying goodbye.....

The Rhinestone Beagle Family said goodbye to one of its favorite feline friends this past Saturday.  Our friend Ellie "big belly" crossed over the Rainbow bridge to hang out with the other cats and wait for her human to come for her.  I am pretty sure she is telling the other cats in heaven to do naughty things to her brother!
Ellie always graciously spread her bulk out on crafts to make sure each one had a touch of cat to truly make it special.  Her shaved summer look could rival even the handsomest of male lions, especially the little tuft on the tail, that was my favorite!  She was such a sweet girl who live on forever in our hearts just as her fur is forever sewn into our projects.  If you were lucky enough to get one cherish it always.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Welcome Spring!

Thank goodness Spring is here.  We hope all things are blooming in yards and gardens too!






Let the beautiful days bring you peace and comfort.
Kelly






Thursday, April 9, 2015

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This post by Lisa @ A Day in Our Shoes has great advice for not only attracting butterflies but creating a wonderful habitat for them too!


This super easy recipe from Grace @ Home Grown and Healthy had my mouth watering for these tarts! Yummy!





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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Just a little catch up

I have not exactly been tackling any major crafts in my life right now but I have done some little ones that make me proud and keep the creativity moving.  I fixed up a thrift store find to dress up my work place for Easter, I found a great way to store my spray paints, and I made a fun pillowcase to match some new sheets I got as a gift for our comic book room.

I found this cute little bunny at a thrift store in Rockford.  She is from the people at Build a Bear and was wearing a dress way too large for her at the time I found her.  I have been updating our holiday decorations at work and I thought she would be perfect for Easter.  I made up a new dress for her and gave her a a little bow in a green check pattern.

My favorite little touch is that the fabric I made her dress out of has little carrots all over it.  They are subtle but cute, with the added bonus that it was in my stash already.

  I found this shoe caddie and thought it would make an excellent spray paint can holder.  I have a thing for spray paint crafts and have thus acquired many different colors.  They were overflowing the shelf in the garage and had threatened to mutiny if I left them out in the cold for another winter.  Now they are safe and warm on the back of the craft room door and my husband can have his space in the garage back.

My awesome husband gave me My Little Pony sheets for our guest bed in the comic book room for Valentine's Day this year.  I needed a MLP cover for the over-sized pillow as the set only came with two standard sized pillowcases.  We were out on a one day vacation to Lake Geneva and found a great sale on MLP fabric.  I nabbed enough for a pillowcase, as well as the matching accent colors, and had it made the next day.  The Star Wars sheets are on the bed right now, but I can't wait to show off my new MLP creation soon!

While not complex, these simple crafts are quick and keep me feeling satisfied until a big job comes along.  I am very excited for Spring to hurry up and come to Illinois as I have a big project outside to tackle and I am desperate to get started.  I can't wait to show you the before and afters!

Have a wonderful day!
Kelly 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

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What great timing for this post!  Little Sis @ My Sisters Pantry helped me out as I start on my journey to improve my growing skills.

Jessica @ All She Cooks has a great recipe to use up all of those leftover bananas I find at the end of the week.  I can never have enough recipes using ripe bananas! 


I am in love with this tutorial from Cheryl at Sew Can Do for a convertible sleeping bag.  Partly because its a great tute but mostly because its MLP themed fabric!  Friendship is magic.

 I have spring fever real bad and these little diy paper umbrellas from Lou Lou Girls makes me want a fruity beverage.  Check out their tute to make some of your own.

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

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Brittany @ Clumps of Mascara has a great post with 11 uses for coconut oil.
I never knew it had all these great uses!





Ruth from Craft with Cartwright linked up a great instructional post on how to make these wonderful felt broaches.  She even made the little box they come in too.  


I have a serious problem with saying no to stuffed french toast ever since I had it years ago at a diner I waitressed at.  This post from Tammi at My Organized Chaos isn't helping.  ;)


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