Crafting for a Cause

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By now you all know that I like to make things.  Yes, I like to make for my myself and family but I also get great joy in making for other people-especially when it’s for a great cause.

 

So when I was introduced to Craft Hope last year I instantly knew I wanted to be a part of this.

From the Craft Hope website:

“Craft Hope is a love inspired project designed to share handmade crafts with those who need them.  It is our hope to combine our love for crafting and desire to help others into a project to make a difference around the world.”

 

They announced their latest project this past week.  Littlest Warriors brings handmade hats, beanies, and bags to pediatric cancer patients. They can be sewn, crochet, or knitted.  They don’t have to be fancy, there are lots of tutorials on the internet for no sew patterns. A quick little google search is all you need to get started.

 

Want more information on Craft Hope and their latest project? Visit their website for all the information.

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Collage Frame Wall

Over this past summer I picked up some odd ball frames here and there for my collage wall I had planned in my dining room.  My original thought was to spray paint them all the same color but I noticed all my frames had great aged patina-a great “mix and match” feel to them.  This is just the base, I will add frames and pictures as I find them.

I wanted to be able to swap the pictures out easily so not many of the pictures are framed.

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I covered the frame back in leftover polka dot fabric from the curtains and attached a simple tag that says “Blessings”

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I took the glass out of several of the frames.  Attached vintage lace trim to the back and clipped the picture with a small clothes pin.

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A cork tack nailed to the wall holds a wooden hanger holding local art from our county’s Woman’s Shelter

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So many memories from this summer are on this wall. I love looking at them while we are eating dinner.

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I tied kitchen string around this rustic frame, slide the picture in and your done! Instant frame. So easy to change out too!

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Same thing for this frame. I kept the glass in and tied vintage lace around the frame like a gift. A little tape holds it in place.  I also liked the idea of taking decorative washi tape and taping one or two to the glass.

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Framed scrapbook paper with the picture slid into the corners of the frame. Another easy one to swap out the pictures when I need a change!

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Slate/Lee Family

The weather reached nearly 70 degrees the day we decided to do an impromptu outside photo shoot in January.  We decided to go to the park to see what kind of shots we could get.  These guys were awesome to work with.  Totally acted like themselves.  They just ignored me and had fun together so I could do my thing.

 

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There is a lot of love in this family. So it was easy to get great shots

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Poppy and his girls

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Big sister helping her little brother. So sweet.

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Thanks guys for letting me be the one to capture this time in your lives!

Sarah

Craft room progress

progress is being made on the craft room.  It’s still not ‘photo ready’, there is still plenty of work to be done. I’ve been doing a little bit each night after dinner so it’s slow moving… but it’s progress..

I snapped a few pictures of progress

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~Stamped tags keep boxes organized

~Spools of ribbon are kept together on holders I made on the fly

~baskets of fabric scraps

~bobbins of thread are finally organized and all in one spot

~chandy in the craft room

~shelves hold my props

~a new dresser I picked up Friday from Goodwill houses all of my jewelry supplies. I wish I had gotten a before pic, the little makeover I did really gave it a new life

~a huge glass jar holds vintage lace

~baskets holding wrapping paper and misc supplies just waiting to be hung

 

Progress feels good.

Sarah

Crunch Time

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Thanks Kelly for the pin!

This has pretty much summed up my weekend. Progress has been made on moving the craft room but it has been slow going.  But today is crunch time and I have a feeling I’ll get there.  I’ll share some pictures tomorrow.  That’s all for today, time to organize!

Sarah

A Weekend Project

Good Friday morning! I have a a 4 day weekend ahead of me and I’m going to need it.

This is what I’m working on for 2 solid days and during nap time on during Saturday and Sunday

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Yes, this is my craft room. I totally look like I could be on an episode of hoarders, right? Seriously. It’s bad.  I can’t work in here let alone be inspired in this space. It’s been dumping ground for months and it’s time to clean.it. up.

I’ll actually be moving this space to a different part of the basement.  I should have more room to spread out.

Here is my inspiration

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More disaster photos from my phone

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I doubt I’ll have it finished but I have to at least start!

Have a happy and productive weekend!

Sarah

Pinterest Love

Oh Pinterest how I love thee. Let me count the ways:

A collection of the most gorgeous eye candy all in one spot that changes ALL THE TIME

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You help me get dressed in the mornings

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You help me figure out what’s for dinner

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I get to collect inspiration for every project I’ve got going on in my brain

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A collection of of inspiration to jump start the creative ventures in my life

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An awesome source for self esteem boosting, inspiring, and just plain fun quotes and sayings

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I’ve been enjoying Pinterest for a while and I’d like to spread the fun! Do you need an invite to join? The waiting list was long when I joined last year and I can only imagine it’s worse now. I’ve got 4 invites I’d like to giveaway.  Do you need one? Drop me a line in the comment section and I’ll be sure to send you one.

Have a fabulous, inspiring day!

Sarah

Address Change

Just an FYI that I’ve changed my domain from hartsdesire.wordpress.com to hartsdesirecreations.com.

WordPress seems to be redirecting all traffic and Google Reader seems to recognize the change. But I wanted to let everyone know incase you need to update any bookmarks or feeds.

I apologize for any inconvenience but I feel it is a step in the right direction for the blog as a whole and should make things easier down the road.