Vintage toy for under the Christmas tree, a little horse tricycle repainted in dapple grey.

How to Makeover a Vintage Toy Horse for Under the Christmas Tree

It’s very trendy to decorate underneath your Christmas tree and it’s such a good idea especially when the gifts are unwrapped.  Vintage toys are perfect for under the tree and that is where my toy horse tricycle will go once I get the tree up. Other ideas are old wagons, toy trains, vintage dump truck, sleighs, teddy bears and of course rocking horses.   You can see another example in my Christmas Home Tour for 2016   Last…

Waste Not Wednesday feature - DIY Coffee Tray

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This Week’s Waste Not Wednesday Party Thank you for joining us.  If your not a blogger and you’re curious about what a Link Party is, bloggers use link parties to see what the blogging community is up to each week.   Bloggers gather and share the links of our latest posts and provide feedback and encouragement to each other. The seasonal blur of to do’s has started this week.  Typically I work one or two projects at a…

How to make a Pajama bag for Christmas decor

How to Make a Farmhouse Styled Pillow or Teddy Bear DIY Pajama Bag

Teddy Bear Pajama Bag or Farmhouse Cushion with Buffalo Check Those of you who have been following the blog for a while will remember that I lost two brothers last year.   My brother Ralph was really proud of me for starting Faeries and Fauna and the only one who ever called to see how I was getting along with my blog.   During one of our last conversations, I was telling him the challenges of coming…

How to build a DIY coffee cart for cheap. A handmade coffee cart or coffee station that is still unfinished.

How to Build a DIY Coffee Bar Cart

A DIY Coffee Bar Station Made from Wood This DIY coffee bar station has been on my mind since last Christmas when I set one up on the kitchen counter.  Although fun and fantastic to have for visitors I wanted a separate standing coffee station. For the last year I have been looking at thrift stores, garage sales, and auctions to find an antique cart to refurbish, but no luck. My version of the cart…

DIY lampshade made using buffalo check white and black fabric.

DIY Lampshade Cover in Buffalo Check

Making a DIY Lampshade in Buffalo Check for Christmas This year our Christmas decor theme is black and white buffalo check. The fabric is trendy, bright, and fun.  Unfortunately, I don’t have one piece of buffalo check decor.  Time to get busy updating and mixing in things that we do have, starting with this simple buffalo check DIY lampshade makeover. Over the next few week towards Christmas, I will share several posts of DIY decor elements and…

Waste not Wednesday feature Stenciled Wall Mudroom

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This Week’s Waste Not Wednesday Party Thank you for joining us.  If your not a blogger a special welcome.   If your curious about what a Link Party is, bloggers use link parties to see what the blogging community is up to each week.   We gather and share links of our latest posts and provide feedback and encouragement to each other. This week was Canadian Thanksgiving,  it was just me and Hubs but he was home,…

Halloween Treats for Kids

Halloween Treats for Kids

A Collection of Halloween Treats for Kids with all your Favorite Fun Characters For today’s Halloween treats for kids post I have included a recipe link to every Halloween character I could think of.   There are mummy’s, bats, vampires, ghosts and more.  There was only one character that I couldn’t find a related treat for, see if you can figure out which one.   The Halloween treat recipes vary from elegant and artistic to simple…

Halloween DIY sign for a Halloween Front Porch

Halloween DIY Front Porch Sign- Hiss and Scratch Inn Poster

Halloween DIY Sign featuring Hiss and Scratch Inn This Hiss and Scratch Halloween DIY sign has been rumbling around in my head since summer after I made this DIY wood plant hanger.   Making the simple wood hanger work through different seasons makes perfect sense to me, starting with this Hiss and Scratch Halloween sign.     The Halloween black cat theme has been carried through all my Halloween decorations this year.  Black cats are a…