Crafts

Hand Stitched Cards

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While figuring out what crafts I wanted to try out for our retro theme I realized I was being pulled towards making things that involved embroidery floss. Seeing my theme within a theme I’ve decided&hellip

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Fabric Bowls

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When I saw a tutorial from Prudent Baby on how to make Scrap-busting Fabric Bowls I thought it was the perfect craft project to try over here on Sweet Athena for our retro theme. I gathered&hellip

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Fusing Glass

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I was recently lucky enough to take an afternoon art class with one of my favorite artists, my dad! He signed us up to take an ‘Intro to Fusing‘ class at Aquila Glass. I honestly knew&hellip

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Blue Jean Wreath

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 I love wreaths. This is in large part due to the fact that you can take any number of objects attach them in a circle form, et volia, you have a wreath!   Which is&hellip

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Family Tree

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 I have been wanting to make a family tree for sometime now. Something that visually showed a connection to my ancestry. Martha Stewart has the best collection of tutorials on ways you can make and&hellip

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Crafting Outdoors

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When thinking about combining nature and crafting together for this season my mind jumped to all the ways you could add nature to different projects. I saw imagines of animals, plants and scenery incorporated into&hellip

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Sprucing Up Furniture

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One of my goals for this past year was to take an ugly piece of furniture and transform it into something with a bit more charm. As I mentioned yesterday, my new apartment could use&hellip

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Painted Tree

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                              It feels like it has been awhile since I have written a nature post around here. This is not from&hellip

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Fern About Town

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Last Thursday when I posted those pictures of Linz and I with twigs in our hair, Linz made the joke that every post for the next three months would be about us putting leaves in&hellip

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I Heart You!

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Valentine’s day is quickly approaching and we have yet to mention the celebration of love, candy and hearts here at Sweet Athena. I guess this particular holiday gets such mixed reviews from people. I feel&hellip

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Enjoying Winter

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Does anyone else feel like their home is a little boring once they take down all their Christmas decorations? I’m not ready to commit to Valentine’s Day decoration, but was wanting to add a little&hellip

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Hey Santa,

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I’ll take the same thing I asked for last year. On this very day a year ago, I finished wrapping my Christmas gifts. Seems like we have a tradition on our hands as I again just&hellip

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Ring Around the Rosettes

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As promised, here are photos of my Felt Rosette Wreath! Actually, much of this project’s credit goes to my husband, Dale. This was his brainchild after seeing the Styrofoam wreath shape at JoAnn’s. He even&hellip

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Decorating for Christmas

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Some may feel it is a bit late in the season to be putting up Christmas decoration, but I say nay to that. Decorating puts me in the holiday spirit and I’m happy to do&hellip

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Wire Ribbon Bow Tutorial

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Lindsey’s easy wire ribbon bow can be attached to anything. Think of all the decoration possibilities! It’s time to “deck them halls, ya’ll” (as one of my favorite family Christmas ornaments reads), so let’s spruce&hellip

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Petal Power

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For our last installment on ways to jazz up your apparel, we’re looking at how Jess and I brought a little flower power to some basic tees. For guidance, we turned to this tutorial from&hellip

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