Pearl Hairpin {Tutorial}



I will live my life as a lobsterman’s wife on an island in the blue bay
He will take care of me, he will smell like the sea,
And close to my heart he’ll always stay

I will bear three girls all with strawberry curls,

Little Ella and Nelly and Faye
While I’m combing their hair, I will catch his warm stare
On our island in the blue bay

Far away far away, I want to go far away
to a new life on a new shoreline
where the water is blue and the people are new
to another island, in another life


Marcella Rose here, of Marcella Rose’s Blog, and I am once again getting lost in the imagery of my next craft. I am simply in love with these Pearl Hairpins. They take me to a place “far away”, as Ingrid Michelson sings in the above song, where the waves crash against the rocky coast. You look out into the endlessly changing blues and greens of the foaming sea. Your hair whips in the wind and your gaze scans the horizon, watching as the boats come back into the harbor. You wrap your wool sweater tight around you and touch your Pearl Hairpin to ensure it is secure before you take off running down the beach with abandon, feeling the cold winter mist as it comes off the sea making your cheeks pink with their salty lick.

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DIY Wood Slice Candle Centerpiece

Hello, My Crafty Spot readers! I hope your new year is off to a good start! It is Lindsay from My Creative Days here to share with you an easy DIY Wood Slice Candle Centerpiece.

Every year, on Valentine’s Day, our family has dessert for dinner! Fun, right?! We started this when our kids were little and they still love it and look forward to it every year. Now, I know some of you are saying dessert for dinner? EEK! I do add a lot of fruit to the dinner and we have smoothies that I add a lot of nutritional stuff to so it isn’t all bad.

We always have a candle on the table to make the dinner even more special, but this year, I wanted to make an even bigger statement with a centerpiece for our candles.

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Anthropologie Inspired Mr. & Mrs. Dishtowels

Katie from View From The Fridge back today with a quick, easy, and super INEXPENSIVE project.  It’s perfect for those newlyweds in your life (or soon-to-be newlyweds).

Anthropologie Inspired Mr. and Mrs. Dishtowels .  Perfect bridal shower or wedding shower present! [Read more…]

DIY Planted Ampersand

1 Planted Ampersand


With spring finally here, it is all about plants and flowers. If you have been looking for the perfect spring time centerpiece or mantle display with no watering needed, then look no further. This simple planted ampersand can be made with plants or moss or even flowers. It is the perfect compliemtn to your party, shower or wedding.

5 Real Plant Ampersand 8 Plant Ampersand

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