|What's Inside the August 2005 Issue of Create & Decorate|
|Mulberry Paper Jars
Glowing with carefree country style, three various-sized Mason jars are put to good use as garden-style candleholders. Let our trio bring warmth and individuality to your favorite living space.
|Laundry Girl Stitchery
Adding character to a room is important—yes, even the laundry room. Our simple and heartwarming stitchery captures a nostalgic summer day when it was commonplace to hang the clean laundry out on the line to dry.
Our patriotic plate is a true celebration of American life—sharing a piece of the past and hope for the present.
|Weathered Nautical Hooks
Simplicity is in style! These new hooks appear to have aged gracefully over time. Their weathered appearance is
reminiscent of a wooden rowboat tied for years to the dock, down by the seashore.
|Needle Felted Lighthouse
Summer living is all about relaxed comfort, and nothing is more relaxing this time of year than images of lighthouses, sailboats, and the seashore.
|Find it in the Stars
It’s summertime, and with the warm weather comes vacation and travel plans. Our journal is a fun place to store and record travel plans, tickets, a trip itinerary, and so much more!
|Scents by the Sea
Be inventive when it comes to freshening up your home. This nautical bucket cleverly disguises an adjustable air freshener, helping to create a pleasing atmosphere in the kitchen or powder room.
Americana designs are full of grace and charm, giving heart to any room of the home. Display our handcrafted
wallhanging with pride, allowing America’s Angel to watch over all that you hold dear.
|Punch Needle Sam
The “Uncle Sam” image and patriotic appeal have thrived throughout history and still influences art, advertising, and other media to this day. Our punch needle tribute is small in size but big on style.
|Antique Pot of Posies
It’s a great time to learn a new fiber art technique. Russian punch needle embroidery is easy to learn and so
much fun to do.
|Wool Flower Pincushions
Traditional wool tweeds join with the rich colors of summer’s festive flowers to create these pretty yet practical pincushions.
|Fall Blessings Plate
In anticipation of autumn, paint a plate that’s reminiscent of the rustic colors of the New England countryside.
After all, it will be time for apple picking and pumpkin carving before you know it!
|Homespun Hearts & Daisies
There’s a certain charm in daisies; they capture the freshness and purity of summer. The perfect seasonal accent for your rural farmhouse or lakeside cottage.
|True Romance Accordion Book
If you admire the high-end stationery and gift items available today but don’t admire their unusually high prices, we’ll show you how to create your own. It takes just a little imagination and know-how!
|Pocket Full of Flowers
Full of quaint country style, the little quilt featured here is for summer but you can easily change your fabrics and the contents of the pocket to fit each season.
Watermelon is one of the many comforts of summer. Bursting with historical style, our seasonal calendar panel
celebrates the folk art spirit of summertime.
|Patriotic Picnic Stitchery
Reminiscent of days gone by, our aged wool stitchery brings to mind highlights of summer—the state fair, an afternoon ball game, a parade down Main Street, and so much more!
|Primitive Picnic Quilt
Summer is the time for strolls in the park, trips to the playground, and of course, picnics! Our primitive patchwork blanket awaits a homestyle summer picnic in your favorite getaway spot.
|Country Cake Cover
Serve your party and picnic guests in style! This patriotic cake cover will be admired just as much
as the sweets stored beneath it. Take an afternoon to paint one; we guarantee you’ll use it all summer long.
With the look of a well-loved family doll retrieved from the attic, the nostalgia of Raggedy Ann is still a powerful
inspiration to adults and children alike.
|Olde Glory Redware Plate
If you love the look of historic redware but it doesn’t quite fit into your budget, here’s a fun alternative—create your own! Step-by-step instructions for creating a faux, antique-style redware plate with patriotic appeal.
|A Crow for All Seasons
Crows of all shapes and sizes are strong country icons. Whether you live in a sunny Victorian or a century-old farmhouse, our summer crow (the first panel in a four-part wallhanging) will liven up your décor.
|Best in Show!
Here’s a great example of successfully mixing vintage items into your designs. Berry baskets are abundant at antique stores and tag sales, and this one adds a bushel of character to this sweet strawberry pincushion.
|Vintage Family Wallhanging
Personalizing your fabric projects has never been so easy! A wonderfully soft, iron-on fabric sheet that enables you to incorporate your favorite vintage photos and textiles into all kinds of home décor items.
|Rustic Basket Charms
Perfect for the approaching fall season, paper casting molds used with polymer clay offer a quick and easy way to add a three-dimensional touch to home décor items. They’re ideal for accenting gift baskets, too!
Are you fond of Americana décor? If so, let stars and stripes become the starting point for a new decorating scheme in your favorite room. Old glory inspires this folk art pillow, sure to charm your heart and your home.
|Folk Star Plaque
Appealing to your patriotism, our star-shaped plaque has a free-spirited nature and brings to mind the classic childhood tune “Yankee Doodle Dandy.”
|Summer Sails Button Box
Here’s a fresh find for summer and your sewing room. In honor of July 4th, create a little pincushion in patriotic-print fabric on the lid of this unique button box.
|Americana Eagle Penny Rug
The bald eagle has long been used as a sign of power, courage, and freedom. As you stitch this penny rug, you can reflect on how these symbols of courage, freedom, and peace signify the values of our nation today.
Playing on the charm of the past, this Fair Play game board just might prompt you to put your work aside and indulge in a round of checkers.
|Old Glory Collection
A showcase of patriotic style in paper! Create a special place for photos, honorary medals, postcards, and other memorabilia to help preserve them through time.
|My Home, Sweet Home
Inspiration for this particular piece is the recent tsunami disaster in Asia. America has, once again, shown its humanity in a time of need —America truly is beautiful.
Here’s a stately crow full of warmth, wisdom, and old-fashioned charm.
|Primitive Sign Series
Appearing to have come right off the wall of the local country store, nothing appeals to the senses like a sign for a good cup of coffee.
|Inspired by Antiques: Yellow Ware If you have an appreciation for antiques, you might just collect yellow ware pottery. Evoking warm memories of grandma’s cooking, Bob Pennycook creates a one-of-a-kind wallhanging centered around an old kitchen staple—the yellow ware mixing bowl.|
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