June 20, 2012

Patriotic Crafting!!

With the recent installation of "better/brighter" lighting in my craft room, I was inspired to do a bit of crafting.
 
Here are a few of my latest projects. 
Before

After
 
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After

 

As you can tell, Magpie Ethel and Creative Breathing have inspired me to get out the red, white and blue!  I'm just getting started.  Wait until you see my patriotic tree!  Linking up with:
It's a Very Cherry World:  Rednesday
and
Very Merry Vintage Style
 

31 comments:

Thoroughly Modern Me said...

A patriotic tree! I should have guessed! Can't wait to see it. All these projects are amazing. Red, White and Blue crafts look like they would be fun to put together-a great color combo.

vivian said...

OOO! I just get all excited and inspired to craft more myself when I look at your pictures! so much fun! Someday Kim, we have to find a way to craft and play together!
have a great day my very creative friend!
xoxo

DearHelenHartman said...

It must be like a party everyday at your place! So jealous that you get all these gorgeous projects done instead of just dreamed of or pinned to do later! Love 'em.

NanaDiana said...

Very, very, very cute! You got so much done and I love the dolls all re-dressed for the Holiday- xo Diana

ImagiMeri said...

I'm so jealous! All I can do is stare at my unfinished craft room right now! I've got about 20 projects tucked away in bags just waiting to be finished!!!!

Your creations are stunning girlfriend! Thank you for sharing them with us.

Big Hugs,
Meri

Lee said...

Terrific ideas~you are the crafting queen!
Have a terrific day!

craftyles said...

I just got off of E's blog and now that I've seen what you've done, I'm really fired up. I love what you did with each thing, but especially the dolls. What cuties, Kim!

Kim said...

I just can't get over how crafty you are... wish i had a touch of that..
Hugz..
Have a great Wed...

My Vintage Mending said...

Oh that cone is magical....you are amazingly gifted. That big girl job is just a cover for your real talent...smiles...Renee

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

Oh my gosh, Kim! What wonderful, absolutely creative ideas you have! Love the change of the old dolls and what you did with those horns....amazing! Makes me wanna get crackin'!

Shirley Hatfield said...

Just one word...WOW!

Heather said...

I love red, white and blue!

Janet said...

Great patriotic inspiration! Love everything you created, especially the ribbons!
Blessings,
Janet

Donna said...

How fun, Kim! Your patriotic vintage dolls are just too sweet!!! Keep cool today:)

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Everything is so darling Kim, you've got me all inspired. I love what you've done with the dolls - I just found one yesterday, with her wig askew and looking rather sad - perhaps a new 4th of July hat and ensemble would be just the thing for her. :) & love how you flipped the horn toots and put things inside, what a terrific idea. So charming!

Happy Rednesday!

vintage grey said...

I LOVE your vintage cone creation!! So beautiful and creative! I need to keep my eye out for some of those cones, so sweet! Can't wait to see your patriotic tree, I know it will be amazing!! Happy crafting! xo Heather

Lynn said...

Wow amazing goodies!! I love the dolls that you turned into patriotic cuties!
Have a blessed day!
Hugs,
Lynn

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Kim,
Thanks so much for always stopping by and being so encouraging of all of my projects!!
My day is always brightened when I see you have been by!

LOVE all your cute Patriotic decorations especially the dolls!!They are wonderful! And everything looks fantastic!!

Looking forward to seeing your tree and you do know me with trees!!!

LOL!

Many Hugs,
Deb

Tammy's in Love said...

Those are not 'before and after' pix, they are before and ADORABLE!
I love it and my little gal is stationed in the Patriotic forefront of my red, white and blue tags!

Tammy

Geneva said...

How clever...I was very impressed with your before/after pictures. You did a great job on these projects.
Blessings!
Geneva

Chenille Cottage said...

Three cheers for your red, white and blue dollies! They are adorable on their little beribboned pedestals!
Have a happy Rednesday, Kim!
Blessings,
Carolynn

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Yeah for patriotic crafting! everything looks so festive especially the sweet dollies, and I love the inspiration photo too! the US flag as a kite, so cute! Looking forward to seeing your 4th of July tree.

Corey Moortgat said...

I love your little dollies- they have such sweet dresses! Your patriotic display looks so wonderful! I could never keep up with all the holiday decorating like you do- I'd drive myself crazy with it!

Janet B. said...

Kim,
You have outdone yourself this time! The dolls are adorable!

XoX,
Janet B.

Joanna B said...

Oh my goodness, those dolls turned out so cute! I love them!

Diann said...

Everything looks so fun Kim! You can tell you really love crafting because all your projects are so wonderful! Visiting from rednesday.

Cheryl G. said...

Wow!
So much fun!

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Loving all the patriotic decor and you have certainly been busy creating...enjoy that vacation!

very merry vintage style said...

Gorgeous red, white and blue for the 4th! Love all your "afters..." you are so talented Kim! Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday!
Mary

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Wow! I love what you did and how you display it. I was just thinking these remind me of Magpie Ethel! Elizabeth and Laurie are such sources of vintage and festive inspiration!

Creative Breathing said...

Kim, you have given us the most wonderful crafting ideas for the holidays. I will be sure to file these away! Thank you so much for all you share. E