Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Roses Of Inspiration Linkup #4

Welcome, sweet friends, to another Roses of Inspiration linkup!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for visiting
and sharing your beautiful posts of inspiration - it means a great deal to me.


Shall we get the party started?
Oh, before I forget, I am hosting a little giveaway
and you can check it out by clicking here.

Roses of Inspiration Features. . .
{You made it very hard to choose because all of your posts were fabulous!}
If you were featured than please feel free to take the "I was featured" button.
Simply copy the HTML code and paste it onto your blog.

The Enchanting Rose

The most viewed post last Tuesday was Debbie-Dabble.
Her beautiful Winter outdoor decorations were not only a hit,
but were extremely charming.


shared some pretty and clever ideas for using doilies.
You know me, I love doilies :)
Couldn't you see this lovely burlap bag hanging up 
with some primitive flowers tucked inside?


showed us how to make these stunning vintage napkin rings.
These are certainly on my "To Make" list.


shared a beautiful post about the joy of serving our families.
It is not a long post, but it is rich with encouragement and blessing-
I would encourage you to stop by and read it :)

Beautiful Girlhood

Simply Fresh Dinners
shared a delicious AND healthy flatbread pizza recipe.
Who doesn't love their pizza?


shared a fabulous list of homemade beauty recipes.
I am definitely for all-natural products.


If you are new to our party than here are the basics. . .


{ 1 }
You can link up anything that your heart desires. . .
crafting - recipes - encouragement
Scripture - devotionals - photography
healthy living - gardening - home living
sewing - crochet/knitting - fashion
beauty - tea time - home decor - etc

{ 2 }
You can linkup as many posts as you want
and they can be posts you have written today, last week, last month, or last year.
*** Please do not linkup posts you have already shared at Roses of Inspiration ***


{ 3 }
There will be fun giveaways throughout the year.
I will simply add up the amount of people who participated in one of the link-ups,
write the numbers down on paper and draw the number of the winner.
So if you link-up more than one post you will have a greater chance of winning.
These giveaways will be random

so you never know which link-up I will choose for a giveaway.

* * * * *

Below is a button available for your sidebar to let others know about
Roses of Inspiration.

The Enchanting Rose

If you are new to linkup parties than please click here
to see how to share your blog post.

Have fun, my friends!
I am very excited to see what you share 
and will be around to visit each one of your blogs throughout the week.
And speaking of visiting,
please take a few moments to visit at least two of the posts shared-

everyone loves visits and comments.
Have a lovely day!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Grow Your Blog And A Giveaway

Hello, sweet friends!
I am joining Vicki at 2 Bags Full for the Grow Your Blog Party.
I am thrilled to be a part of the event this year 
and am quite excited to meet new friends from around the world.
Thank you, Vicki, for hosting and putting everything together - your hard work is appreciated.
{ Giveaway at the end of the post }


For those of you who are new to my blog and don't know me
than please let me share a teensy bit about myself and my blog.

I'm Stephanie. . .


I have had the privilege of sharing my joys and delights 
for almost three years here at The Enchanting Rose.
I began my blogging journey in July of 2012 
in honor of my precious Grandma Betty.
This dear, sweet woman inspired me with her 
sewing, crafting, and baking skills.
She was always creating lovely items for the next craft fair
and her hands were always busy making delicious desserts.
She was an extraordinary woman - a woman I will always love and admire.

{ Grandma Betty }

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If you were to visit my home, my Enchanting Rose home that is, on a daily basis 
than you would find me nestled away in my craft room creating to my hearts content. . .


I like to keep myself occupied whether it's with a fun sewing project 
such as this Upcycled Shabby Apron,


an organizing project like this DIY Wall Hanging Organizer,


or a festive vintage holiday wreath made out of wrapping paper.


You'll also find me baking sweet treats in my vintage-inspired kitchen
and sharing them with friends
such as this banana cake which is a recipe from my dear Grandma Betty.


You will more than likely find me curled up in a quilt with a good book 
while enjoying a cup of tea or coffee.
I am a book lover and enjoy writing reviews on the weekend.


You may even come across me walking in the garden while the dew is still on the roses.


And you will definitely find me sharing my love for music and old hymns.


I adore - okay, let's be honest. . .
I am obsessed with tea cups and twice a year I host a Tea Cup and Mug Exchange
for ladies all around the world.
It has been a very beautiful and rewarding experience.


I also host a linkup party called Roses of Inspiration, which is held every Tuesday.
The party is called Roses of Inspiration because the things you share on your blog
are inspiring to others and this is the perfect place to share them.


But aside from the things I love to share in my corner of the blogging community,
I soon realized there was more to blogging than just sharing my ideas. . .
there was the beautiful side that has come to mean the most to me,
the side of sweet friendships being formed and nurtured.
I am truly amazed at the kind, generous, and thoughtful women
that I have had the honor of meeting through blogging. . .
this has been the greatest part during this journey.
The women I have met and call "Friends" are a precious bunch
and they are ladies that I admire and appreciate.


If you are new to The Enchanting Rose 
than let me just say welcome and thank you for visiting! 
I would consider it a blessing for you to visit again- 
one visit can turn into a lifetime of friendship.

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I am also having a giveaway and will announce the winner on February 15th.
This giveaway is open to everyone. 
No blog? No problem.
Live overseas? No big deal.
Like I said, everyone is included :)
Simply leave me a comment below telling me what your favorite thing about blogging is
or why you enjoy visiting blogs and your lovely name will be entered.

The winner will receive. . .


This sweet tea cup pin cushion that is adorned with lace and pearls
and made with vintage fabric.


Five handmade gift tags.


And a sweet tote bag with plenty of lace and extra prettiness.



Hugs and blessings!

* * * * *

There will be no Sunday hymn post 
since I am participating in the Grow Your Blog Party.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Easy-To-Make Lace Hearts

When you touch someones life for a mere second
you can touch their heart for a lifetime.

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Hello, sweet friends!
Add this lace heart to your home
for a pretty feminine look that is perfect for Valentine's Day.
There are two ways you can make this heart:
with the sewing machine and without.
Let me show you both ways. . .


I couldn't decide which background I liked the best for my photos. . .
What do you think, 
the red with mini flowers or the white doily?
The white background looks more romantic and shabby, doesn't it?

Okay, moving on. . . :)


To make a heart like the one pictured above you will need:

lace
wire
pearls
sewing machine
thread
scissors
embellishment - optional


Fold over the edge of lace and sew a panel for the wire to fit though.
My fold was probably around 1/2-inch.


Cut the desired length of wire for your heart.
The longer the wire the bigger the heart.
Slide the wire through the panel.


Connect the two ends of the wire and slide the lace over.


Shape the wire and lace into a heart.
Tie on extra lace, pearls, and a pretty embellishment
onto the center of the heart for a sweet look.



I attached a simple gold heart.


Since I still can't decide about which background I like more
I will squeeze in one more picture of the red :)


I hung mine on my hutch that holds many of my tea cups.
As you can see the heart is not perfectly shaped which is the way I like it-
it looks more "shabby" this way :)


And now for the no-sew way. . .


Tear a strip of cotton fabric - my second heart was much smaller than my first one
so my strip of fabric was about 1-inch wide.
Any wider on a small heart and the fabric does not lay nicely.

Apply hot glue or fabric glue to the strip and fold over to seal.
This will create a panel for your wire to go through.


Slide the wire through the panel and follow the steps from the first heart.

* * * UPDATE * * *
A blogging friend, Kelley, made the suggestion of laying the wire on the fabric
and then folding over the fabric onto the hot glue - you accomplish two steps at once :)
What a clever girl!


I attached a key and pink pearls to this heart.



And it joined my lace heart on the china hutch.


Have a beautiful day, friends!
Hugs and blessings to you.

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Sharing with:

Strangers and Pilgrims on Earth

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Roses Of Inspiration Linkup #3


Good morning, friends, and welcome to the third Roses of Inspiration linkup!
Thank you, thank you, thank you to all of you who linked up last week.
Once again, you made it a lovely success :)
I was inspired by the beautiful posts shared.
Speaking of posts, here are the features from last Tuesday.

Roses of Inspiration Features. . .
{You made it very hard to choose because all of your posts were fabulous!}
If you were featured than please feel free to take the "I was featured" button.
Simply copy the HTML code and paste it onto your blog.

The Enchanting Rose

The most viewed post was Shorgirl's Creations.
Her crocheted heart magnets are just too cute!


took us on quite the adventure with a trip to Burghley House.
I felt like I was right there with the handsome and daring knights :)


gave a delicious Welsh Cake recipe.
These are definitely on my "To Make" list.


shared a beautiful masculine card.
I don't know about you, but I have the hardest time making "manly" cards.
Thanks to Connie for great inspiration!


showed us how to make a coloring case out of a DVD case.
Such a clever and useful idea!


gave us a quiz on tulips.
I will have to hint at my husband to get some orange ones. . . :)


And finally. . . 

shared the most adorable repurposed aprons.
I just fell in love with these :)


Lets get this party started!
If you are new to our party than here are the basics. . .


{ 1 }
You can link up anything that your heart desires. . .
crafting - recipes - encouragement
Scripture - devotionals - photography
healthy living - gardening - home living
sewing - crochet/knitting - fashion
beauty - tea time - home decor - etc

{ 2 }
You can linkup as many posts as you want
and they can be posts you have written today, last week, last month, or last year.
*** Please do not linkup posts you have already shared at Roses of Inspiration ***


{ 3 }
There will be fun giveaways throughout the year.
I will simply add up the amount of people who participated in one of the link-ups,
write the numbers down on paper and draw the number of the winner.
So if you link-up more than one post you will have a greater chance of winning.
These giveaways will be random

so you never know which link-up I will choose for a giveaway.

* * * * *

Below is a button available for your sidebar to let others know about
Roses of Inspiration.

The Enchanting Rose

If you are new to linkup parties than please click here
to see how to share your blog post.

Have fun, my friends!
I am very excited to see what you share 
and will be around to visit each one of your blogs throughout the week.
And speaking of visiting,
please take a few moments to visit at least two of the posts shared-

everyone loves visits and comments.
Have a lovely day!
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