Link Party

Wake up Wednesday link party

Hello friends !!

If you were born in the 70s, then you probably knew what pen pals were ! (heard of them ?)  The world was too large for our small minds those days  (Without satellite TV, Internet etc ). Books were our only way to learn about the hidden treasures of the world.  A beautiful and perhaps the closest we could get to knowing a totally different culture and world, sitting right at home, was thru pen pals.  It was a lengthy process though, where you’d have to wait for nearly 10-15 days before your pal received your mail in a far away country and then it would take another 10-15 days before which you would receive your reply letter. Parents generally encouraged it too. Not only did it expose kids to various countries and cultures but it also enhanced their letter writing skills and vocabulary ! And to think, where those letter writing skills help us today !! I don’t EVER remember, the last time any one of my boys wrote a letter !!

There’s something very unique about writing or communicating on an informal platform with people you have never met. Your not worried about being judged or being discriminated. You can SHARE how much you decide, when you decide and why you decide, without being judged and criticized (for your flaws or inadequecies).

That is one of the most special aspects I like about the blog world today.  Making friends, (who know you from your profile) and accept you without being judgmental. I live in Dubai and I have made dear friends from the farthest corners of the world ~ They may seem like virtual but to me, they are real.  I read on a popular home and décor blog today, about how the author had undergone a lot of hardships in life while growing up being homeless and how having a “home” with her family, meant the whole world to her. These are intimate details about ones life that we share without inhibitions. Never the less, It takes a lot of courage to share our lessons in life to an unknown world.  It made me feel sad for her but also blessed for having a roof to call my own. Infact, I took a moment to revaluate some of my own priorities later.

Those are some of the friends we make along the way, in our journey, penning about our crafts or sharing our arts with eachother. I feel very fortunate having made friends like Angel thru this lovely link party called Wake up Wednesday.



               Welcome to the 12th week of 


 Wake Up Wednesday “Linky” 


27 Blogs  –  1 Party




We are so excited to have you all party with us.

Thank you so much to all those who participate in our party.

Last week we had  308 awesome linkups!   


 Wake Up and be happy, get excited and have fun with us! 

We want to be inspired, entertained, laugh and have a good time!


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Easter Pavlova with Lemon Curd and Yoghurt |




Usually I’m not a fan of meringue (the base of the pavlova, in case you’re unfamiliar with this dessert) but meringue is the perfect thing to make a nest-shaped Easter dessert.




If you whip the egg whites up into the right consistency, you can pipe the meringue into a curly-swirly nest shape like I did. If you’re out of piping bags, you can always dollop the mixture onto the tray and then use a spoon to create the delicate swirls and nest shape.





Sally Hansen Limited Edition Palm Beach Jellies from “In the Makeup Aisle”

This collection consists of 6 sheer jelly polishes that really reminded of the OPI Sheer Tints. I swear every time OPI releases a different type of polish all the brands release there version of it. I don’t think this is the last sheer jelly collection we will see this season.

DIY Easter Egg Garland | The Jenny Evolution

Don’t you just adore Easter and all of the sunny decorations that come with it? This DIY Easter Egg Garland is the perfect chance to introduce bright, cheerful colors back into your homes even while the weather outside is rainy and dreary. (Well, at least it is in Chicagoland!)


I have a craving for doughnuts that just won’t go away.  And since I am truly incompetent at making fried doughnuts, the three or so

times I have made doughnuts have been in the oven. Although, I confess, I have

never actually ATTEMPTED to make fried doughnuts, I doubt that me and a pot of

hot oil are a good combination under any circumstance.

Optimize Your Blog Post for Pinterest in Eight Simple Steps!




Optimizing your blog for Pinterest has become almost a necessity for anybody that’s serious about blogging.  I’ve picked up a few tips and tricks along the way that have really helped me get the best results from Pinterest.  I hope these help y’all too!




















This was a fun vignette to create, using the pink gingerbread travel trailer and  spring flowers I purchased to use in the gardens. Since it is much to wet to work in the flower beds, I arranged the flowers around the little trailer and snapped away. A fun way to spend a rainy Sunday afternoon.






I love Google+! I like it sooo much better than Facebook, mostly because it doesn’t have all the drama and personal issues that are posted all over FB, at least I haven’t seen it on G+. I also find it easier to use and more visually appealing than FB with more features, no games or requests for help building or upgrading their Post Office.


Anise Hyssop (an herb) is an excellent addition to your garden both for the herbal benefits and for attracting butterflies.  Pollinator such as the butterfly are very important for your garden and for balancing a sometimes delicate eco-system.

Transform a Dollar Store glass plate and candlestick into a beautiful gold glitter cake stand!



Now, let me tell you something about my house. If you read this blog regularly, you know I have 3 boys. Which means I don’t get to bust out my girly side all that often. My life is way more sports and dirt than princesses and glitter.

But today, my friends, I’m embracing the glitter. And gold. And all things sparkly.

How to Make Vanilla Extract from “LittleOwlCrunchyMomma”

Vanilla extract is one of those things that you should always have on hand in your kitchen. It just adds that little bit of flavor to so many homemade goods that just make them shine. I first learned how to make my own vanilla extract from Marillyn over at just-making-noise. I pinned her recipe a long time ago, and finally got around to trying it months later.

Small Armoire Makeover from “The Interior Frugalista”

Small Armoire Makeover from bedroom to dining room

My most recent project is a Small Armoire Makeover that I’ve had since the late 70’s.  When we completed the Master Bedroom Closet Expansion we no longer needed it so I decided to give it a makeover. Now that it’s finished, I think it’s Too Pretty For A Bedroom Armoire!


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  • Remember to Follow Your hostesses- the first 27 links and your Guest Hosts.  
  • 27 times the opportunity to make new bloggy friends and to share your wonderful blog and discover others too.

Link up your funny stories, DIY posts, crafts, decorating, fashion, makeup, health & fitness, recipes, mommy moments — anything at all, as long as it is family-friendly.

Please visit some other bloggers and make some new friends and say hello to old friends..

  • Please leave me a comment , I love to hear from you.
  • Please Link to your post and not to your blog home page
  • I’d love for you to grab my party button for your blog party site but it’s totally optional
  • Please No adult content blogs
  • Please do not add links to shops or selling websites (they will be deleted from the party)
  • Giveaways are always welcome.. Add your giveaways to Sew Crafty Angel’s Pinterest Community Giveaway Board too.  

Adding your link to this blog hop gives Sew Crafty Angel permission to share your posts and pictures via social media and as features on Sew Crafty Angel And Co-Hosts.  Note- All features on Sew Crafty Angel And Co-Hosts will be linked back to the original source .Social media features are linked back to the linky party.



Blog Candy, Challenges

Blog Candy 2

So, I may not be all that tech savvy but I am somehow slowly but steadily finding my way around. My last card entered 19 challenges !! Yeah you heard (oops I mean), you read right !! How I managed to find so many challenges, well thats another story and I know your saying, “spare us the details” But what I never realized is how much time consuming it can be !! Ho boy ! I spend a good 3 hours, finding those sites and then commenting on them. Well, thats another thing. You know, how it is when we visit someone, you want them to know that you appreciate their home and hospitality.. how rude to leave without a polite word left behind ! Isnt it ? Yes. well thanks to my suddenly slow moving connection, the connection to the comments window, took like forever. But still I made it a point to leave a hello behind.

And that just brings me to another important but embarrassing issue :  if there are any of you’ll who can advise me on a couple of things, that would be just great.

Firstly: When I want to place a link, in my blog post without putting in their entire http address (that happens when you copy and paste) How and what do you do ?

secondly: A few of these gorgeous blog friends, place their blog candy or blog prizes or even just their badges to use.. How do I place that in my side bar ?

Those were the two crucial questions, until I come across another hurdle !

What I had been doing so far, is copying their http badge/blog cany address into my widget. But what happens is that It appears as an address in my blog view and not as a badge !! Q Q

Any assistance, Tutorial OR  a HAMMER would be greatly appreciated.

Love making cards, love creating things, love recycling objects, just never realized one has to get around with this new language  in blogland to present things properly.

Oh yeah, some more of those super generous friends are leaving some super cool blog candy’s. Since most of you’ll already know why I can’t place their badges on my sidebar, please accept and visit their blogs for some sumptous candys and some unbelievable ones like this one here !!



Lorrinda’s Blogaversary Candy

Bizzy Becs Blog Candy, ends 27th Jan 2011

I’ll be sure to add the newer ones as and when they pop up. Till then, please visit these lovely ladies and view their exceptional projects.  I am so glad I have become follower to these fine ladies, not only just for the candy, but honestly coz each one of them is so talented, has so much to offer , in terms of, a learning experience.

 We all are crafters, but each one of us is different, has unique sense of liking for color and design or pattern, thats what makes us so special. Please bring joy to each one of our friends, visit them and hopefuly become a follower.

And before you go, please help me with my “side bar issues”  I’m sure its not the wordpress, its gotta be ‘me’ 😦

” E n j o y  Creating, little by little, piece by piece until your castle is complete.”