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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Coffee Filter

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Over the weekend I stumbled across

The Pleasure of Homemaking.  imageI was wondering how in the world had I missed this blog…..I thought I must have already featured it…….I remember featuring someone who used plates in their garden……..then I see her signature.  Manuela…….seriously….how many Manuela’s can there possibly be?  I featured a gal with that name………I remember a gal being a regular commenter with that name.  I kept searching my past features and nothing was coming up……then I found it….But the blog name was different……….Dazed and confused, I emailed her.  She verified that I wasn’t crazy……..did you all hear that?  I AM  NOT CRAZY.

She did have a blog that I featured way back when.  Then she stopped blogging and shut that blog down…….but she just couldn’t stay away, so she’s back…….with a new name……a new blog name anyway.  So glad I found her again. She’s got some great ideas.  Fun ideas.

Like painting your deck.  This is great!  image  No need to whine……..she shows a tutorial on how she did all those black and white squares.imageShe didn’t have to go far to find her inspiration for the deck.  I’m diggin that green…..with the fabrics……I just stated on my personal blog that I’m so over toile (pronounced Twall)  …….but dang…….she has me re-thinking my whole plan now.image  Remember last week when I fell in love with painting an old book and stamping on it……apparently, she got the memo way before I did.  This is such a great idea. 

image Also, do you remember when I said I was a lazy crafter…..THIS is brilliant.  Coffee Filter wreath.  image She offers a tutorial so we can ALL have coffee filter wreaths.image    She dyed some red, but decided just to use white.  I’m kind of excited to try this with the natural color.imageShe says to “make a rosette” ……in case you’re a lazy crafter like me……that means you scrunch it together.image

This is cute…….Love the fork on the plate….it’s monogrammed too.

image Sorry to get all holidayish on you, but I couldn’t resist.  Look closely…….check out the candles and the eggs.image  Were you wondering where she found toile candles?  Me too!

She made them herself.  A little tissue paper, a bit of Mod Podge and you’ve got yourself some originals.  Full tutorial on her site.imageShe also used wrapping paper to do her eggs.  Is there anything you CAN’T decoupage?imageWhile were talking Easter…….cute egg tree.  Love the polka dot eggs…….Wait!  Where did she find polka dot eggs?image

   Avery helped her make them……..Another Aha! Moment.imageOne more candle idea……different tissue paper, different candle……same mod podge.  So cute.image

Hurry…..go surprise her with a TON of comments.  Enjoy.

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37 comments:

simpledaisy said...

Ooh...I love her coffee filter wreath! So creative:) :)

TL said...

I had a friend give me a coffee filter wreath for my birthday this year and I love it!!!

夏夏Hsia said...

i wanna give it a try too!

Tina@HickoryDickoryHome said...

Very cute!! I think I will make one of these.

ModistaModesta said...

Very creative, I'm glad you found her again and featured her again. And truly I don't think there is anything you can't decoupage!

Clandestine Road said...

I love that garden shot! The plates as a fence was a very creative, nice touch.

Angela

Manuela@TPOH said...

Thank you so much for featuring me again! Someone dropped by my blog saying they came from here - so this was a lovely surprise!

Manuela

Erika M. said...

I'm loving the ideas that you shared today.

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

She has so many great ideas!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love Manuela's blog and have been following ever since I started mine in January. I love her home and she is a fellow Georgian.

Melissa Miller said...

Wonderful feature! Congrats to the sweet and talented Manuela! :)

Theresa said...

I just found Manuela recently and love her blog! Happy that you featured her for those who haven't found her talented blog yet!

Thanks for sharing!

Susie Homemaker said...

YAY! That's our Manuela!!!

Thanks for recognizing her fabulousness!!!

Susie

Becky K. said...

I know I was thrilled when Manuela came back to blogging! This is a great feature and showcases some of my favorite projects of Manuela's.

Becky K.
Hospitality Lane

Jennifer said...

i just love Miss Manuela! She is a sweet heart!!!

Richella said...

No doubt about it; Manuela rocks! So glad to see her featured here!

Cindy said...

Manuela is a very creative lady, so glad you found her and featured her. I have been enjoying her blog for a long time now.

Empty Nest Full Life said...

You are so right she has a great blog. Jackie

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

Brilliant stuff, I am totally digging that deck!!! I love the Easter idea, I've used bigger round labels for other projects but never thought to use the small ones like that. She's so creative.

Bettsi said...

Hurray for Manuela! Super creative AND sweet!

Melanie said...

I've been following Manuela's blog for quite awhile now. I have it listed as one of my fave blogs on my blog list. She is so talented!

~Melanie
www.comfyhouse.blogspot.com

Kristi said...

Manuela ROCKS! Love her blog and so happy you featured it~! LOve all her tutorials as well! I always love when I see a new post in my reader from her!! YAY!

Kristi said...

ANd wait a minute Kim, am I CRAZY? Don't we know each other? I just went to click on your personal blog and thought WAIT, I KNOW her!?!? Did you used to be a member of my decorating site (before MSN got rid of groups darnit!) Remember me? Kristi, from Kristi's Decorating Corner? Or am I CRAZY? :) Quite possible!! :)

Vicki in UT said...

I enjoy Manuela's blog. She is creative, and she is a very nice person, too.

Cassandra said...

I always check out the Blogs you feature and I REALLY like this one! Right up my alley. Thanks, Kim.

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

Manuela's blog is a favorite of mine.

I am constantly stealing her ideas to use in my home (borrowing?). :)

Debbie said...

TPOH is my all time favorite inspiration blog, and you featured a few of my all time favorite posts.

I love that blog so much that I have coined anything Frency, toiley, or clever as being very "Manuela". And what's worse, my family knows EXACTLY what I mean when I say it.

Good grief...

Anyway, I'm glad that you featured a very deserving blog!

Vee said...

Manuela is one talented and creative gal. I copy her every chance I get. :D

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

Manuela is one of my best blogging friends. I love her inspiration and her frugal creativity. And you got that one nailed: Manuela is "ultra" creative. No, I don't think there's a single thing she can't do. And yes, I'm here to say you can decoupage most anything. Love that craft!
Brenda

mizdarlin said...

I found you through this featured blog..isn't it great! I love her photos,too..hard to be that creative in front of, and behind, a camera..

Donna said...

I love Manuela's blog. She's so creative and loaded with wonderful ideas!

~Donna

Gumbo Lily said...

I recently rediscovered Manuela's blog too and I'm having such a good time browsing there. I'm glad you featured her here.

Jody

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

She is very talented & we go back to when she had her first blog. So glad she came back again, she's a sweetheart!

Decorchick! said...

I love Manuela and her blog! She's very talented and I'm so glad I found her early on when I started blogging. :) Love ya Manuela!

Camille said...

Thank for posting these awesome ideas. How can I find Manuela's blog ?? Am I missing a link??

Camille said...

Never mind..... I figured it out . SO wonderful, thanks again.

HeathahLee said...

LOVE Manuela! She always has the prettiest pictures on her blog!