Happy August, everyone! What happened to JULY? I must admit that I am sooo ready for fall… but I don’t want to get ahead of myself. There is still a month of great summer things to do!
Here are a few great things about August this year…a couple of my dearest friends are August babies… I ‘m sure we will celebrate! I am going to the beach on a vacation with 4 of my very very favorite girlfriends… I hope to see the Dead Sea Scrolls in Philladelphia… I’m having eye surgery (not so fun!)…all of my children will be visiting this month…Bobby and I will be working in the gardens as the evenings cool in August… and we have 5 Tutorials, Tips and Tidbits this month! I hope you will all come and share, showcase and show-off what you’ve been doing!
Here are a few great entries from last week’s TTT…

Jess, from SPOOL AND SPOON shows us how to make MERCURY GLASS using 2 ingredients. EASY! What great results!
I just love how Robin from HIGHPOINT CIRCLE described the lamps she transformed as having “Pottery Barn bones” I agree! Now Robin has a pair of great POTTERY BARN KNOCK-OFF LAMPS  
I have a thing for LANTERNS! So does Christie from THREE PIXIE LANE.  You will drool over her great kitchen eating area… and her lighting choices!
Look at this handsome piece. Literally a piece of “trash” on the curb picked up by Margaret from Chantilly Charm. She transformed this TELEPHONE TABLE into a chic, upscale treasure!
Let’s all say YUMMY together for these CUPCAKE MUDDY BUDDIES  from BACK FOR SECONDS. These sweet treats will bring out the fun in us all… sprinkles!
We love all things French inspired… and Danielle at SILVER PENNIES made an old piano bench into a  FRENCH BENCH using FRENCH linen chalk paint and FRENCH  decals. OOH LA LA, Danielle!
And my tutorial this week is a DYI… How To Make EURO SHAMS with a patterned fabric.  I made a set to match the curtain I recently made for my Gable Guest Bedroom.
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  1. says

    I SO wish I could sew. You did a great job on the pillow sham!!!!!! I’m sorry to hear that eye surgery is looming. Take care of yourself and don’t try to push it!

  2. says

    August looks like a busy month for you, Yvonne! Enjoy your vaca and wishing for a successful surgery:)Loved your latest project, you did a wonderful job on the shams, love the pretty pattern and color:)Thanks for hosting tonight!Have a lovely evening!Hugs,Poppy

  3. says

    Yvonne, thanks for the tutorial. I doubt that I ever make one of these shams myself, but I like to know and understand the construction. Great features and lots of inspiration in the posts. Thanks for hosting! ~ Sarah

  4. says

    Hello dear Yvonne! I have linked up two DIY posts this week ~ creating an inexpensive drapery baton to help keep curtains clean and my 10 year old son providing a step by step tutorial on how to install a wall sconce. :)

    Be blessed dear one and thank you for hosting.

  5. says

    Great features from last week!…Sounds like your plans for August are filled with great fun, except for the surgery…I wish you good luck on that!…I so love the fabric you selected for the shams….gorgeous colors and pattern!…Would love to see the Dead Sea Scrolls…how long will the exhibit be in Philadelphia?

  6. says

    My gosh, Yvonne- What a lot of great entries and tutorials. I love your blog and don’t tell you that often enough! It is a wonderful place to visit- xo Diana

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