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Blog Update: New Look and New Content in 2019!

New look and new content in 2019!

I'm going to be spending the rest of 2018 revamping the blog, working on some new content, and  archiving some of the older, less important blog posts. My hope is that this will be a smooth process, but I wanted to give a heads up if things start to look crazy around here. 

Check back January 2019 for a new look and new content, along with some old favorites!

13 DIY Free Black Cat Projects

Black cat appreciation day is October 27th with Halloween just a few days later. This year both days are going to be very hard for me since I had to say goodbye to Drusilla, my little black cat earlier this year.

To make the next few days a bit easier I put together a compilation of sweet black cat projects to help me honor my sweet little girl, Drusilla. Plus, everyone can use a little black cat love this month!

13 Free DIY Black Cat Projects 

1. Black Cat Wreath

2. Black Cat Cake

3. Black Cat Slouch Hat

4. Black Cat Eye Mask

5. No Sew Cat Pillow Cover

6. Halloween Black Cat Necklace

7. Black Cat Placemat

8. Paws and All Cat Tote

9. Cute Felt Cat

10. Black Cat Toe Shoes

11. DIY Beaded Cat Ears

12. Black Cat Softie Pattern

13. Black Cat Polymer Clay Ring Bowl

Book Review: A Touch of Farmhouse Charm

Summary via Goodreads: Opening A Touch of Farmhouse Charm is like taking a breath of fresh, clean country air. With the turn of each page, Liz Fourez leads you on a tour through her family’s house, restored to its 1940s rustic farm style, and teaches you how to make each handmade decoration yourself. The projects require minimal effort, yet add instant charm to any room. With your blue jeans on and a few of the most basic supplies in hand, you’ll be on your way to your dream home in no time.

You’ll learn how to make a custom wood Family Name Sign for your living room, a Wooden Boot Tray on Casters for the entryway, a Ruffled Stool Slipcover for the kitchen and a Rustic Wooden Frame for the bedroom, plus decorations for the office, bathroom, kids’ bedroom and playroom. Farmhouse style is about cultivating a connection among family, home, and nature;
A Touch of Farmhouse Charm helps you bring the warmth and beauty of simpler times to your modern life naturally.

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My review: I found this amazing book at the library and fell in love with it right away. If you love farmhouse decor with easy DIY projects like I do, you will love this book. 

23 DIY Halloween Tote Bags for Trick-or-Treaters

With Halloween only a few weeks away now is the perfect time to get your Halloween decorations and costume pulled together. Why not add a little handmade trick or treat bag to your Halloween to do list.

1. Candy Corn Trick or Treat Bags

2. Pottery Barn Knock Off (No Sew) Trick or Treat Bags

Yarn Palette: Nature Tones

Ooh, spooky! One of my favorite holidays is Halloween, so I chose the Nature Tones palette from Design Seeds for the October palette to help celebrate the spooky holiday.

Linen: Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn
Orchid: Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn
Purple: Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn
Black: Caron One Pound
Forest Green: Caron One Pound
Light Sage: Red Heart Super Saver

All of the yarn for this palette is acrylic with a medium 4 gauge. 
I really love the dark colors of this palette, although they were not easy to match. They all have a hint of heather to them, but only a few that I found seemed to fit. With the fall heather colors in the stores, you might find a better fit while you are out and about.

These colors would be perfect for a Striping Shells Hat from Red Heart Yarn or a Granny Stripe Crochet Scarf from Purl Soho.

As always, if there is a color combo from Design Seeds that you’d like for me to match to yarn, just leave me a comment on this color palette post or shoot me an email.