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Party In Your PJ's #352

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Welcome back to Party In Your PJ's.    I hope you find something that inspires you and you link up something to inspire others. Don't forget to share our party with your friends.  It's always nice to see new faces. Say hello to the Co-Hosts: Nina @ Grandma Ideas Facebook  // Pinterest  // Twitter Ann @ The Apple Street Cottage Facebook  // Pinterest  // Instagram I shared my Chair Back Shelf : Fortunately, I had this project completed long before my wrist and neck pain started.  This the 'Do It Over' Designers Blog Hop. I hope you'll stop by to see what each member of the team shared! Let's have a look at the features for this week: From Photographs to Garlic - Scratch Made Food & DIY Homemade Household A very creative upcycle. Switching to Spring - She's Lady of the Manor Stop by to see all of Zenda's Spring touches! Here's a button for you, Ladies: Make sure you visit Nina at her blog.  We each choose ou

Chair Back Shelf

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This is Project #2 from the same chair.  You may remember my Fairy Godmother visits that resulted in some wonderful goodies.   For this project I used pieces from one of the chairs and the old drying rack that I ended up taking apart.   Creating this was a lot of fun, but before we get started, let me welcome you back to the 'Do It Over' Designers blog hop.  We are a group of bloggers who love to recycle/upcycle/DIY.  I'm happy to host this blog hop and I hope you'll visit everyone to see what they have to share with you.  Their links will be listed at the end of this post. Here is the chair: It was nothing special and nothing I wanted to use in my house, so I cut the back off.   Ta-Daa! A piece of wood was attached to be a shelf. I cut 2 pieces from the old drying rack and screwed them to the back so it would have stability against the wall.   The arrows point-out the two pieces: You can see I stained the shelf and the bottom piece with walnut stain.  When it dried, th

Party In Your PJ's #351

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Welcome back to Party In Your PJ's.    I hope you find something that inspires you and you link up something to inspire others. Don't forget to share our party with your friends.  It's always nice to see new faces. Say hello to the Co-Hosts: Nina @ Grandma Ideas Facebook  // Pinterest  // Twitter Ann @ The Apple Street Cottage Facebook  // Pinterest  // Instagram I shared a quick post with an update and my Spring nest.   Here are the features for this week: DIY Geodes - Little Vintage Cottage You won't believe what Tania used to make this! Carrot Tags - Me and My Inklings So many ways to use them! Here's a button for you, Ladies: Make sure you visit Nina at her blog.  We each choose our own features. I can't wait to see what you have to share, so let's get the party started! Rules Link to your post, not your home page. Link to something YOU made, wrote, or thought. Link Parties, Roundups, and Giveaways are welco

Happy Spring!

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Things have been a little quiet around the cottage but it's Spring and I wanted to say a quick 'hello'.  I've been dealing with a couple of medical issues and blogging has had to be put on the back-burner for a bit.   I was diagnosed this week with carpal tunnel syndrome in my right wrist.  Needless to say, typing and using a mouse is pretty uncomfortable.  I had it five years ago in my left hand, so I was pretty sure of the diagnosis even before it was official.  The down-side is that I've had it for a while and was told the muscle has wasted away and there is some nerve damage.  The surgeon was pretty surprised that I only recently started having symptoms.   The good news?  Surgery is scheduled for May and I'll be much better in spite of the nerve damage (I was told the same thing five years ago with my left hand).   The other issue is with my neck - arthritis, and compressed discs.  That's a tough one.  For now I'm on muscle relaxers, using heat/cold,

Party In Your PJ's #350

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Welcome back to Party In Your PJ's.    I hope you find something that inspires you and you link up something to inspire others. Don't forget to share our party with your friends.  It's always nice to see new faces. Say hello to the Co-Hosts: Nina @ Grandma Ideas Facebook  // Pinterest  // Twitter Ann @ The Apple Street Cottage Facebook  // Pinterest  // Instagram It's been a quiet, restful week around the cottage.  I saw the doctor about my hand/wrist and, as suspected, I have carpal tunnel syndrome.  Apparently there is quite a bit of muscle wasted away and I'm waiting for surgery to be scheduled.  I had the same thing in my left hand five years ago and it's an easy surgery.  Now, I need some answers about my neck and shoulder...hopefully soon.   But, enough about me, let's get on with the party, shall we? Here are the features for this week: Hand Painted Easter Napkins - Pandora's Box DIY Soda Can Dogwood Stem - Purple Hues and Me

Party In Your PJ's #349

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Welcome back to Party In Your PJ's.    I hope you find something that inspires you and you link up something to inspire others. Don't forget to share our party with your friends.  It's always nice to see new faces. Say hello to the Co-Hosts: Nina @ Grandma Ideas Facebook  // Pinterest  // Twitter Ann @ The Apple Street Cottage Facebook  // Pinterest  // Instagram This week I shared A Quick & Easy St' Patrick's Day Idea : I just love an idea that comes together in minutes! Let's move on to the features for this week: Prang Inspired Paintbrush Scarf - Sew Crafty Crochet This scarf brought back happy memories from my teaching career! How To Make a Pom Pom Bunny - Hello Sewing When my neck/arm is feeling better, I have to give these a try. Here's a button for you, Ladies: Make sure you visit Nina at her blog.  We each choose our own features. I can't wait to see what you have to share, so let's get the party st

Quick & Easy St. Patrick's Day Idea

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St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner and to be honest, I don't do a whole lot for the holiday, but, I had an idea.  I thought it would be cute, so I did it! I came across these little plastic tubes that had been languishing in a drawer for several years.  After picking up some Skittles, the project was underway... I started by sorting the Skittles by color.  It brought back fun memories of my teaching days.  Does anyone else remember sorting activities? After sorting, I added them to the tubes to form a rainbow of colors.  Sorry, forgot that pic! I made a couple of tags from scrapbook paper and stamps. They were attached to the tubes with Baker's Twine and the project was complete! I did make a change to one of the tubes - A space was left at the top and a few marshmallows were added to act as clouds.  Here's a side view to see them: That's my quick and easy St. Patrick's Day idea.   Before you say, "That's cute, Ann, but I don't have those p

Party In Your PJ's #348

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Welcome back to Party In Your PJ's.    I hope you find something that inspires you and you link up something to inspire others. Don't forget to share our party with your friends.  It's always nice to see new faces. My apologies for not leaving comments on your links this week.  I've been  limiting my computer time  since experiencing pain in my hand and arm while typing and using the computer mouse.  I saw the Dr. and now I have to see the specialist in two weeks.  In the meantime, I'm just trying to do less typing. Say hello to the Co-Hosts: Nina @ Grandma Ideas Facebook  // Pinterest  // Twitter Ann @ The Apple Street Cottage Facebook  // Pinterest  // Instagram This week I shared The Denim Pocket Organizer : I had a lot of fun creating this project.  It actually was the second part to a previous one. Let's move on to the features for this week: The Art of the Collection - A Day of Small Things Stop by for some creative ways to display you