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‘Santa Baubles’ Retreat Weekend!  ….picture it ~ Fozzy Bear from the Muppets running with his arms out with excitement ….yes that image did cross my mind!

I couldn’t be more excited to share with all my creative friends a weekend of Creating in Acrylics and Colored Pencil (Classic Chalk Art)!  ~  So let’s get into the details! Continue reading

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As with any DIY’er family, we work thru each space as time and money allows.  Whether taking on a whole room, or taking it in bite size pieces……or simply just finishing up on small projects that have been looming on your list.

This project kinda falls under all 3 categories.  It has been a work in progress ‘whole room’ for 10 years …..pretty funny huh, it is a bite size piece to the whole picture….and it is simply a small project that has been on the list of things to do.

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It should have been a simple switch.  But it wasn’t.  4 trips to Bed Bath and Beyond and Target to purchase and return 4 different shades.  The ‘white’ of 2 of the shades and the ‘size’ of the other 2 ~ did not work in this space.

So ~ I put my thinking cap on and did what every DIY’er does.  Find a solution and make it myself.

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As seen thru many of the DIY’er blogs I follow ~ Creating slip covers and pillows and curtains from a simple canvas drop cloth, is a thing.  So why not a lamp shade.  It will provide the softness I was looking for.  Will look homespun.  And I have the supplies and know how. Continue reading

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It’s no secret….I love denim ~ to wear and in my Classic Cottage Home style.  There is something nostalgic, comfortable and hard-working about denim, along with the wonderful textures and feel.

As you can see in the image above….I myself am decked out in my denim best….even in the Studio when no one is looking.  PS ~ that cute snowman angel is coming soon! Continue reading

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Well It’s a Wrap for Christmas 2018 and I would like to share a little thank you to my creative friends~ a gift pattern for a chalkboard ribbon slide ‘No Peeking Elfie….perfect to top your Christmas wrapping…... from my heart to yours. Continue reading

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Every year around this time ~ I think a lot about those special people in my life and how I can show my appreciation with homespun touches in a heartfelt way.

To share appreciation to my creative friends across the miles I simply love to share how-to videos and free patterns….click here and scroll thru if you missed any ⇒ https://classicamyjoanne.com/category/free-paint-and-pencil-pattern/ , or I share pretty wrappings in a special order, stamped with a pretty stamp.

To my friends and neighbors and those close by ~ it is a homemade sweet treat and a handmade ornament…always homespun and heartfelt for sure. Continue reading