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September 30, 2020
Pin It Weekly #334 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Just a few recent pins...

                  From barn shed corncrib silo granary mill

            From craft diy make

            From heart, quilts

just for fun :-)

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Happenings and door hangers from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Last week Richard's aunt passed away. She and his mom were quite close, so we offered to take her to the services in Ville Platte, about 45 minutes' drive. The burial was in Prairie Rhonde, a place rather than a town, per se. I sat in the back seat, taking pictures because it's almost impossible to hear a conversation happening in the front seat. (That's a big-truck problem.) Anyway, I discovered both a grain mill and a wonderful old red barn. 

The grain mill is in town, but this barn is in the middle of nothingness. Well ...

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September 24, 2020
Pin It Weekly #333 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

  Hello Weekly! Do you remember when I wrote last week that I really wanted to paint a mason jar? Well, I did. It's not so much fun, actually.

I painted a few in fall colors. Then distressed them. Then put a sealant on them. The paint still wants to scratch off. I had conned Rich into making some crates for them, so they are going in my little shop at Griffin's, but I don't know about this painted glass business. 

Notice the crosses leaning on the jars? There are three. Rich made those because (I think) it ...

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September 17, 2020
Pin It Weekly #332 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

 It's Weekly time! Here's hoping that you're having a fabulous week. I've been crafting. That's all. Crafting. And enjoying every minute. I thought I'd share some of the ideas that I've been toying with. I haven't made them all, but I'm hoping that the next week or so will see most of them complete. 

I really want to paint a mason jar!

 Who doesn't love wooden candy corn?!

And because I've gone a little crazy with the door hangers. 

 Hopefully I'll finish the door hangers that are waiting ...

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July 1, 2020
Pin It Weekly #342 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

DIY Mask with Nose Wire & Filter Pocket – mmb by hand

Face Mask Pattern - Free Sewing Patter • Craft Passion

Hello! Happy weekly! I hope you are well and wearing a mask. I know, there are lots of opinions about whether masks help. How can they not? The world has believed that a tissue helps to prevent colds and flu when someone coughs or sneezes. How can two or three pieces of fabric NOT help? It's just common sense. 

Read the best DIY mask tutorial with this easy face mask pattern printable. Machine or hand stitch with or without a filter. Instructions, photos, video.

Wearing a mask helps to prevent viruses and bacteria from being expelled forward from the mouth or nose. Maybe it doesn't prevent every bit of mist from getting away, but surely it stops some droplets from getting ...

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June 24, 2020
Pin It Weekly #341 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

My "heart, quilts" board is knocking on 13,000 pins--yes! 13 thousand--pins. And you know what is the crazy part? Very few are duplicates. No wonder that board alone has well over 8,000 followers. Plus, there are more quilts out there! It's too much to wrap my brain around. I'd rather just introduce a few of those followers.

Hello to Diane Tryan, who has a "Sweet Recipes" board that makes me drool. Here's why:

Pumpkin-Swirled Oat Bars

Cindy Conner is our newest follower. She has a "crafty ideas" board that is definitely worth your time. It has a ...

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Having Fun with Mason Jars from From My Carolina Home

Going through my kitchen, it is surprising to see how many Mason jars I have.  When I saw an article in an older magazine on collecting and dating jars, I had to dig mine out just to see what might be there.  As I have said before, I was the one in school getting gleeful when research papers were assigned while everyone else was groaning.  I just love looking things up and learning.  So, settle in for a lesson on Mason jars, and maybe you’ll find a treasure in your cabinet.

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Did you know that Mason is not a ...

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June 19, 2020
A New Hat and Lunch Out from From My Carolina Home

These days it can be a bit of a struggle to keep our spirits up.  Days run into days, and I cannot keep straight if it is Monday or Thursday, LOL!  Seems my quilting mojo has gone on coronacation, and it is difficult to figure out what to do.  I can waste hours going down different rabbit holes on the internet, but that isn’t helpful to my mood or my productivity.  So, what to do?  Well, I have found a restaurant in town that has opened its outdoor patio in a fenced area behind their restaurant.  They have the ...

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June 4, 2020
Pin It Weekly #339 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Things for you to pin. Starting with ideas for your home: 

Custom Last Name & Monogram Vinyl Decal Set - Family Vinyl Wall Art Decal, Last Name Vinyl, Personalized Vinyl, Home Decor, Monogram, 26x16 by TheVinylCompany on Etsy

46 Cozy Farmhouse Living Room Decor Ideas That Make You Feel In Village - BUILDEHOME

And also crafts to keep the kids busy. 
These Birdhouse Crafts for Kids will be enjoyed by children of almost any age. #diyhomedecor

#gluedtomycrafts Paper Plate & Tissue Paper Tropical Fish - Kid Craft

Silly Monster Craft for Kids - Fun recycled craft idea with egg cartons, paper rolls, and more. Halloween craft idea!

Transform a humble toilet roll into a pretty princess all dressed to go to the ball. A beautiful princess craft for kids. A gorgeous TP roll princess craft for fairytale mad children. The tulle netting adds a little bit of extra pizazz to this fairytale craft. #paperrollprincess #TProllprincess #princesstoiletpaperroll #princesstoiletroll #princesstoiletrollcraft

Fun & creative ways for kids to paint with leaves.  Fall leaf crafts for preschool and elementary. #leafart #leafpainting #leafprintart #leafpaintingforkids #leafpaintingdiy #leafcrafts #leafcraftsforkids #leafcraftspreschool #leafartprojectsforkids #leafprinting #fallcrafts #growingajeweledrose #activitiesforkids

Have you ever used crafts to teach your children about God? That is exactly what Mary Kate from Christianity Cove does. With games and crafts you can teach your children bible lessons that they will remember! Today she is here sharing a Light of the World Paper Lanterns craft. It is cute, fun and easy to do! Light of the World Paper Lanterns Craft: Materials Needed: - Construction paper or patterned Scrapbooking Paper - 1 sheet for each child -

Painted Rock Photo Holder Craft for Kids: These make perfect homemade gifts for Christmas, Mother's Day or any special day! A fun art project for children of all ages! #buggyandbuddy #rockpainting #homemadegift #craftsforkids #kidscrafts #artforkids #artprojects

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March 8, 2020
National Craft Month from From My Carolina Home

March is National Craft Month, so let’s get our crafting smocks on, fire up the sewing machines, and have some fun for spring!  Today I have gathered some of my spring inspired projects and some really great deals for you.  First up, paint a watering can to hang in your garden with my Watering Can Garden Art post.  As mine clearly shows, no real talent needed.  Learn how to be a better painter with classes at Bluprint.  All this month, get 50% off all classes at Bluprint, or choose Any One Class $10 with coupon code CREATE10.

Watering Can Makeover at From My Carolina Home

Or turn ...

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December 30, 2019
Welcome, 2020! from Marcus Fabrics

Thank you, quilting friends, for another year of support and inspiration! So, how did you do in 2019, creatively speaking? Did you learn any new techniques, complete some long-standing UFOs, take on a favorite BOM quilt, attend any cool retreats or expos? If so, Bravo! and if not, we’ve got a fresh new year to indulge ourselves (not to mention a fresh new decade) so there’s still hope ; )

We wish you a Joyous, Healthy and Creative New Year! One filled with your favorite Marcus and Studio 37 fabrics, great patterns, handy notions and fun gadgets — and of course ...

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December 22, 2019
Making Holiday Wreaths from From My Carolina Home

One of the charity projects I’ve done for a few years now is making wreaths for a local Meals on Wheels group for their annual silent auction.  When a friend asked if I wanted all her wreath making stuff to make them this year, I said sure!

Poinsettia Wreath at

She brought over a huge tub – four feet long, two feet wide and three feet deep, overflowing with flowers and elements for making wreaths special like gold and silver balls and curlycues.

Poinsettia Wreath at

I had a straw wreath base, and I wrapped it in red tulle to keep the straw contained.

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I tied ...

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December 4, 2019
Christmas Centerpiece from From My Carolina Home

Reworking the pine cone basket I made last year, I wanted to freshen it up for the Christmas season.  Holidays mean a little more shine, so I covered up the foam in the middle to get it ready to spray paint.

Christmas Centerpiece at

Several light coats of metallic gold were applied, turning the piece over and around to get as good coverage as I could.

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It was left to dry for a couple of days.  Then, I set it on the workbench to arrange some flowers.

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The main focus will be faux red poinsettias.

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Around the bottom, I placed holly with berries ...

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October 28, 2019
Autumn Jubilee Fabric Crafting – Recovering a Lamp Shade from From My Carolina Home

Autumn Jubilee has to include some crafting time, and this one will use fabric.  I found this little lamp at a thrift store (naturally, LOL!!), and it was the size I wanted for the den.  I needed a small lamp to provide some low light for the room when we are watching movies.  My Sweet Babboo likes to turn off the lights and have a home theater effect, but having all the lights off is actually too dark and creates a bit of eye strain looking at the TV.  So, a small light is nice.  I had a really small ...

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October 23, 2019
Autumn Jubilee – Kitchen Wreath from From My Carolina Home

Autumn Jubilee continues today with a project featuring a new idea for your jelly roll strip leftovers.  We’ll make an Autumn Kitchen Wreath!  Of course, you could use Christmas fabric jelly roll strips for a Christmas theme wreath, or really any color scheme you like.  Use your kitchen colors for an everyday addition to your decor.  I got the idea for this when I found several of these straw wreaths at the thrift store.  Normally, I don’t like to use these as they drop bits of straw all over the place.  But, with a bit of crafting, they ...

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October 7, 2019
Autumn Jubilee Crafting – Hogwarts Textbooks from From My Carolina Home

Our first crafting project of the Autumn Jubilee event is a fun one.   With Halloween coming up, I’ve been working on a plan for costumes for us.  We have a really fun Halloween party to attend at the end of the month with our Mini Cooper Club, and the costumes last year were spectacular, which means we needed to up our game a bit for this year.  We decided to do Hogwarts professors, as we have much of what would be needed to pull it off, needing just a Snape wig for My Sweet Babboo, and couple of other ...

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