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Wine Gift Bag

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 It's summer around here and that means   BBQ's  and summer parties.  W elcome back to 10 on the 10th.  A group of bloggers sharing ideas and inspiration for under $10.  This month our theme is 'July 4th/Summer' and I've created  the perfect way to 'dress' a bottle of wine.   Whether you're bringing the Hostess a gift or you've been asked to bring some wine to the party, it always looks better when it's 'dressed-up' a bit.  Here's what you need: An old pair of jeans, a pocket, rubber band, ribbon, a flag, and a bottle of wine.   Start by cutting off one of the legs from your jeans.  I cut mine a little longer than the wine bottle. Turn the leg inside out and run a stitch across the cut end.   Sit the seam flat on a table and stitch either end.  It makes the bottom of the bag neater. Turn the bag right side out and decide on the placement of the pocket.  I used Aleen's Tacky glue to attach it. The basic gift bag is done. Put your b

Country Florals Neutral - Photowall

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  I'm so excited to write this post.  Why, you ask?   Because I've been asked to collaborate with Photowall for the second time.  In June of 2020 I shared the result of our first collaboration, a beautiful canvas called The Artist's Wife at Skagen  and I remember thinking 'I hope they ask me to do this again' since I absolutely LOVE that canvas.  Fast-forward one year and I'm back with another beautiful canvas to share with you!   Recently Emily, from Photowall contacted me asking if I would be interested in collaborating again.  Of course, I said yes and was able to choose wallpaper, a canvas, or a poster.  Since I loved the first one so much, I chose another canvas. With thousands of options, there is something for everyone.  I wanted one that looked like a painting and narrowed my search to 'Flower Arrangements' and immediately fell in love with 'Country Florals Neutral'. I placed my order on a Friday evening and my canvas was at my door on

Party In Your PJ's #362

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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 my Jewelry Box : Can  you guess what it was originally? To My Email Subscribers:  Beginning July 1, 2021 the Blogger subscription service will be turned off.  Therefore, you will no longer receive emails when a new post is published at The Apple Street Cottage. I offer you the alternative of  Bloglovin' .  If you subscribe to The Apple Street Cottage there, you will receive emails when a new post is published.  You can go to my Home page, click the 3 little lines at the top right and you will see the box for following. I hope you will use this alternative and I look forward to

Now It's a Jewelry Box!

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To My Email Subscribers:  Beginning July 1, 2021 the Blogger subscription service will be turned off.  Therefore, you will no longer receive emails when a new post is published at The Apple Street Cottage. I offer you the alternative of Bloglovin' .  If you subscribe to The Apple Street Cottage there, you will receive emails when a new post is published.  You can go to my Home page, click the 3 little lines at the top right and you will see the box for following. I hope you will use this alternative and I look forward to seeing all of you at The Cottage! Now, on to today's project....... Yes, my friends I have another silverware box to share with you.  This one is a bit smaller than the others (10" x 10") which means a new repurpose.  Due to it's smaller size, I thought it would make the perfect jewelry box!  What do you think? Clearly, it didn't start out this pretty so let's talk about how it began.  It was a small box containing some random stainless fl

Party In Your PJ's #361

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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 The New DIY Gal : Yes, she's at it again! Here are   the features for this week: Updating a Little Antique Table - Dragonfly Treasures Making a Simple Rag Bow - Makeable Crafts 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 welcome. Party In Your PJ's is not a place for selling. 

The New DIY Gal

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  As many of you already know, my DIYing has been quite limited lately.  Between Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in my right wrist and arthritis & possible herniated discs in my neck I've been relying on previously completed projects for sharing on the blog.    Rosie decided she was ready to step in and help!  I caught her rummaging through my closet where she found a chambray shirt and decided it now belonged to her. She also found my work apron and was well on her way to creating a new outfit.  On the way out the door, she stopped to look at my jewelry and scarves but I informed her that those items could be a safety issue while DIYing.  She had a few 'choice words' for me, but I wasn't giving in.  As you can see, after our little talk about safety, Rosie immediately grabbed a pair of safety goggles and a dust mask. Should I tell her she doesn't have a head, therefore, no worries about eyes and a respiratory system? Never mind, what am I thinking?  This is Rosie, The D

Party In Your PJ's #360

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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 my Picnic Basket : This is the 'Do It Over' Designers blog hop so be sure to stop by to see all of their amazing ideas!  I finished this a while ago, knowing I was scheduled for surgery. My carpal tunnel surgery went well.  I have some bruising, but I get better every day.  I also had an appointment for my neck and am happy to say while there are some issues, I can do exercises, make some adjustments, and live my life. His exact words were, "Go live your life."   Whew!   I don't mind telling you I was a little concerned since it's my neck.  Thank you all