Hi, my name is Carmen. Welcome to Beyond The Fringe!
I love sewing, crocheting, paper crafts, drawing, doodling and more. I also like to create digital stamps and sometimes offer vintage graphics, many for free. I am a mom and a grandmother of 7 adorable grandkids (almost 8) whom I love to make things for.
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So here's some fun and easy ideas I've found to share with you!
I love this one, found on Shanty2Chic. A spray painted pumpkin with letters and some burlap roses. Plus a cute little glass vase with pumpkins and cones, etc. So adorable and kind of Chic.
Look at this creative idea! Mini Pumpkin Centerpieces. Some mini pumpkins, ribbon, spray paint, clothes pins, flowers, florist foam, skewers and you're done!
For you knitting and crochet enthusiasts, check out these Yarn Pumpkins I found on DIY Show Off. So adorable and would look great on a side table - maybe in a leaf bowl!
These autumn leaf bowls are simple to make and functional, from Design Rulz The instructions to make your own are on her website, just follow the link!
Now I'm not much of a drinker, but I do enjoy a little nip now and then, so while you're making something lovely, wouldn't it be nice to sip on some Spiced Pear Vodka, or perhaps a Spiced Pear Hot Tody? YUMMMM!! Last year I made coffee liquer, maybe this recipe will be good enough to make for Christmas?
To make your own, go to Boulder Locavore for the recipe! Look around that site as she has some really good sounding recipes and some gluten free ones as well.
Sep 15, 2015
School has started and there are mom's sighing with relief all over the Net. Although they'll rarely admit it, I believe the kids are feeling the same way! My DIL sent me a photo of my two local grandbeans. I chuckled as they stood in military fashion, hands by their sides, smiles on their faces. I laughed when I found out they fought just before that. One wanted them to be arm in arm, the other was all 'don't touch me! I would have liked to see a photo of THAT right beside the military one, Hahaha. I won't post a photo here as I'm sure you've seen dozens of cute 'first day of school' pictures on FB, Twitter and Instagram already.
After all that I feel some creative juices beginning to flow, but first, dinner. Time to go!
Have a good week!
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Guys use toiletries too, plus it could be used as a shaving kit, for camera accessories, and any necessities such as pills, etc.