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Vintage DIY Hatbox with Shabby Chic Style

Hatbox with Rag Roses This is my first time joining in on the  Destash challenge and I am quite excited.  My craft stash is ridiculously large and that’s how I want it. I hang on to little bits of leftovers to use up in small projects.  Once a year or so we travel to the USA so I always buy a stash of fabric and some craft stuff.  Having a stash inspires me to create.…

10 Beautiful Tilda Design Ideas

Tilda is designed by Tonne Finnager, a European designer from Norway.  Her ultra feminine, whimsical, somewhat shabby chic style mesmerizes me.  I love all things Tilda, her fabrics, her designs, her embellishments and her books. Tilda Designs are Whimsical and Unique I first came across Tilda designs in a bookstore while on vacation.  This is the first book I bought.  Its full of patterns for reindeer, cushions, dolls and other stunning whimsical designs.  I was…

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DIY Craft Room Artwork

Craft Room Artwork with the Silhouette My craft room is so full of stuff all sorted into plastic containers with labels I have several projects in various stages for the craft room and its causing upheaval I am just not used to.  Oh well it will be worth it in the end. Artwork adds so much to a room including the craft room.  Don’t you think it would look funny to have purchased artwork in…

Craft Room Inspiration for a Budget DIY Makeover

Craft Room Inspiration Right now I am designing a budget conscious craft room.  This post contains a collection of favorite craft room inspiration.  All of these ideas are budget conscious and perfect for what I have in mind. Here’s the list of my needs.  Please comment if you think I am missing something. Cost under $500 for materials ( in Canadian prices that’s not much) Include my office area Be pretty enough to inspire me…

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A Dozen Beautiful Easter Eggs Tutorials

Easter Egg Tutorials Blogland is full of stunning Easter Egg projects and understandably so.  They are a Easter tradition, they are gorgeous, they are fun to create and they are inexpensive.  This post compiles my favorite Easter Egg decorating tutorials. This is the first time I have created a themed blog post round up to share on Of Faeries & Fauna.  Originally I was gathering posts about very feminine Easter eggs; I changed topics when I realized…

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Very Feminine Easter Egg Decorations

Feminine Eggs As we get older lifestyles change, no longer do we have a house full of children wanting to dye eggs they refuse to eat.  Little fingers aren’t creating beautiful eggs with rough hands any longer,  I really miss those days.  As the children grow older Easter Egg decorating becomes more elaborate, allowing us to create blown out eggs and simple serve omelettes for dinner. a a These eggs are designed for a little girl…

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Easter Egg Floral Place Holders

Easter Eggs for Brunch Our Easter tradition is to have a nice brunch Easter morning.   These days the menu is simple maybe crepes with fresh fruit and bacon.  Not at all like when the boys were teenagers and the menu was 13 items long.  We don’t have a fancy dining room, or fancy plates so I jazz it up with Easter decor instead.  Last year I folded pretty yellow napkins into bunnies,  dollar store placemats and…

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DIY Ironing Board Covers

Two Ironing Board Covers Spring is here as is spring cleaning.  The ironing board cover I have is large, wide and long.   Between crafting, sewing and good old fashioned laundry it is in use every day.  Although it’s fairly new, the surface had gotten very dirty from applying iron on interfacing.   Being an odd size it is impossible to find a pretty cover in town, and I could not finish ironing and hanging of…