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Friday, March 31, 2017

The Really Crafty Link Party #62 featured posts!

Hello and welcome. It's Friday, another week is coming to an end  (actually, a month and a quarter are coming to an end), and as usual it's time to show you the featured posts of the Really Crafty Link Party!

A big thank you to everyone who linked up, shared on social media and visited during the last few days.

The Really Crafty Link Party #62 featured posts!


Congratulations to all the features. Check them out below:

Thursday, March 30, 2017

6 Cute DIY Easter Decor Ideas


Hello, and welcome to another edition of the You Can Do-It-Yourself series. I've been slacking in the last couple of weeks, busy and left with little time to do research for these posts, but hopefully things will improve  soon.

And so today I'm sharing with you some great ideas to decorate for Easter, all of them easy and quick to make. Because yes, in case you haven't noticed, Easter is right around the corner.

6 Cute DIY Easter Decor Ideas


All tutorials come with detailed instructions, using different materials so that you can choose your favorite.Some may be a bit more complicated than others, but everyone can manage at least the free printables, so there's no excuse not to try!


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Crispy oven baked onion rings

A while ago I made a bet with my husband that I could make onion rings in the oven and that they would be delicious. Well, they really can be. And here's the how to:

Crispy oven baked onion rings

Ingredients (1 - 2 servings): 
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 egg
  • 5 - 6 tablespoons of bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of fine herbs
  • salt and pepper to taste 
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons of olive oil


Crispy oven baked onion rings

Instructions:
Peel and cut the onion into rings. Whisk the egg into a bowl and in another bowl mix the bread crumbs with the garlic powder and the fine herbs.

Crispy oven baked onion rings


Run each onion ring first through the egg and then through the bread crumb mix. Place in an oven tray.

Once you've done this will all onion rings, season with the salt and the pepper, sprinkle with the olive oil and place in the oven for about 25 - 30 minutes, until the onion rings have turned a nice golden color.

Serve while still warm.

Crispy oven baked onion rings


This a healthy alternative to fried onion rings which you can easily make at home with little preparation time, and it makes a great side dish.

Crispy oven baked onion rings


Happy Wednesday,

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(Almost) Wordless Wednesday - yesterday's sunset


Because I love sunsets (and sunrises too, for that matter) and this one, after a few days of heavy rain, seems to being on the promise of longer, warmer days. Hopefully spring is here to stay.



 


Happy Wednesday,

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Monday, March 27, 2017

Welcome to The Really Crafty Link Party #62!

Hello and welcome!I'm glad you could join me for The Really Crafty Link Party #62! Link up what you've been working on lately and browse around for what everyone else is sharing.

This is a party, so try to visit at least a couple of other links and share the party on social media too. The more, the merrier!

The really crafty link party, keeping it real, craft blog


As usual, the linkup will be open until next Thursday and I will be posting the features on Friday, March 31st.

Did you miss last week's amazing features? Click below to check them out!

http://keepingitrreal.blogspot.com.es/2017/03/the-really-crafty-link-party-61-featured-posts.html


Now onto this week's party: The Really Crafty Link Party is focused on crafts, so the idea is for you to link up all your crafty posts: DIYs, printables, home decor, tutorials, recipes, whatever you want to share. Feel free to share as many links as you want, and old posts are welcome!

I have no problem if you want to add the same link in more than one week; it will still be eligible for a feature but please note that I will comment and add it to the Pinterest board only once.You can add posts on other subjects (family friendly please), but only craft related posts will have a chance to be featured and will be pinned to the party's Pinterest board.

If you host your own party, add it too - it may not be featured, but you'll be sharing it with all of us anyway, and we all love to discover new parties!

Really Crafty Link Party

There are no thumbnails in the party, so in the "name" field of the linky make sure you add an interesting title/description to your post. If you follow me via any social media (icons in the side bar) let me know in the comments and I'll make sure to follow you back!

By linking up you give me permission to use your photos in features or round-ups, and to share your posts on social media (always with a link back to you for proper credit).







Thank you again for stopping by, and have a wonderful week!

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When you linkup, your e-mail will be added to The Really Crafty Link Party mailing list and you will receive one (and only one) e-mail each week to let you know when the party goes live. All mail addresses are kept strictly confidential. You can unsubscribe at any time by replying to the e-mail you received, or by sending me a message directly to keepingitrreal@gmail.com

DIY bunny wall art

Hello and welcome!

A couple of weeks ago I made my daughter a spring bunny t-shirt and ever since my son has been saying he wants a bunny too. But he's ten and already a bit too old for t-shirts with pom-poms (his opinion, not mine), so we reached a compromise: bunny wall art.

DIY bunny wall art


Because, really, can you have too many cute bunnies around?

DIY bunny wall art


To make the bunny wall art you will need:
  • one canvas (blank or painted to the color of your choice)
  • one bunny shape (I used my Sizzix bunny die-cut, but any other shape will do)
  • seld adhesive fabric (or regular fabric + fabric glue)
  • one pom-pom
DIY bunny wall art

All you need to do is to glue the bunny onto the canvas, and then glue the pom-pom over to form a  tail.

DIY bunny wall art

DIY bunny wall art

Can it be any easier?

DIY bunny wall art

Here is the bunny, in my son's room, next to the felt Easter bunny I made last year (felt Easter bunny tutorial here):

DIY bunny wall art

And then I had the usual problem: of course my daughter wanted one too...Here it is (fabric and pom-pom of her choice):

DIY bunny wall art

I wasn't planning to make this second bunny, but I have to agree it matches the decor of her room perfectly.

DIY bunny wall art


And here are the two of them together:

DIY bunny wall art

This is such an easy project I'm considering making a few more to give as Easter gifts.

Well, another spring project completed, several more to go. 

Happy Monday,

keeping it real, craft blog








Friday, March 24, 2017

The Really Crafty Link Party #61 featured posts!

Hello and welcome. It's Friday, another week is coming to an end, and as usual it's time to show you the featured posts of the Really Crafty Link Party, this time entirely dedicated to Easter crafts!

We had lots of wonderful posts this week, so a big thank you to everyone who linked up, shared on social media and visited during the last few days.

The Really Crafty Link Party #61 featured posts!

Congratulations to all the features. Check them out below:

Thursday, March 23, 2017

10 favorite spring projects...

..from The Really Crafty Link Party!


Hello and welcome to another seasonal roundup of The Really Crafty Link Party, this time to re-share some wonderful spring inspiration.

10 favorite spring projects from The Really Crafty Link Party


So, scroll down and check some of my favorite spring projects that were shared on past editions of The Really Crafty Link Party:


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday - spring at the beach


Last Sunday, the day just before the beginning of spring, was the warmest day of the year so far. So, of course we went to the beach.


(Almost) Wordless Wednesday - spring at the beach

The sun was shining, and the water was surprisingly warm.


(Almost) Wordless Wednesday - spring at the beach

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday - spring at the beach

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday - spring at the beach

The kids had fun picking up shells.

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday - spring at the beach

Here's part of their loot for the day:

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday - spring at the beach

And we stayed almost until sunset, when a bitter wind rose to remind us that it wasn't quite spring yet.

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday - spring at the beach

Sadly, the weather has turned again and it's raining today, but better days will surely come.

Happy Wednesday,

keeping it real, craft blog

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Love Spring DIY Hairclips

Hello, and welcome to spring 2017!

Today I back here to share another of my spring projects: the hairclips I made for my daughter to wear on the first day of spring.

Love Spring DIY Hairclips

I started with two simple hairclips, two felt flowers and two smaller felt hearts:

Love Spring DIY Hairclips

The felt flowers and hearts were cut using my Sizzix Big Shot, but it you don't have one they can be easily replicated if you print similar shapes off the internet and use them as a pattern. 

Love Spring DIY Hairclips

These colors were not my first choice. To be honest, I was vying for green, soft pink or yellow, but my daughter declared she wanted hot pink and purple (her favorite colors) and since she's the one wearing the hairclips, it was only fair to comply. 

Love Spring DIY Hairclips
 
First I glued the flowers to the hairclips and then the hearts on top of the flowers. 

Love Spring DIY Hairclips

Overall, these were a 10 minute project, and since a girl apparently can't have too many hairclips, they still make one cute spring accessory. 

Love Spring DIY Hairclips


Happy Tuesday,

keeping it real, craft blog












Monday, March 20, 2017

Welcome to The Really Crafty Link Party #61!

Hello and welcome to the first day of spring 2017!

I'm glad you could join me for The Really Crafty Link Party #61! Link up what you've been working on lately and browse around for what everyone else is sharing.

This is a party, so try to visit at least a couple of other links and share the party on social media too. The more, the merrier!

The really crafty link party, keeping it real, craft blog


As usual, the linkup will be open until next Thursday and I will be posting the features on Friday, March 24th.

Did you miss last week's amazing features? Click below to check them out!

http://keepingitrreal.blogspot.com.es/2017/03/the-really-crafty-link-party-60-featured-posts.html


Now onto this week's party: The Really Crafty Link Party is focused on crafts, so the idea is for you to link up all your crafty posts: DIYs, printables, home decor, tutorials, recipes, whatever you want to share. Feel free to share as many links as you want, and old posts are welcome!

I have no problem if you want to add the same link in more than one week; it will still be eligible for a feature but please note that I will comment and add it to the Pinterest board only once.You can add posts on other subjects (family friendly please), but only craft related posts will have a chance to be featured and will be pinned to the party's Pinterest board.

If you host your own party, add it too - it may not be featured, but you'll be sharing it with all of us anyway, and we all love to discover new parties!

Really Crafty Link Party

There are no thumbnails in the party, so in the "name" field of the linky make sure you add an interesting title/description to your post. If you follow me via any social media (icons in the side bar) let me know in the comments and I'll make sure to follow you back!

By linking up you give me permission to use your photos in features or round-ups, and to share your posts on social media (always with a link back to you for proper credit).











Thank you again for stopping by, and have a wonderful week!

keeping it real, craft blog






When you linkup, your e-mail will be added to The Really Crafty Link Party mailing list and you will receive one (and only one) e-mail each week to let you know when the party goes live. All mail addresses are kept strictly confidential. You can unsubscribe at any time by replying to the e-mail you received, or by sending me a message directly to keepingitrreal@gmail.com

Happy Spring! (with free printables)

For those in the northern hemisphere, spring starts today! Happy Spring!

Happy Spring! (with free printables)



And to help you celebrate, here's are some free printables. This year I tried several alternative designs and then couldn't decide on a favorite, so here are my favorite four:


Happy Spring! (with free printables)Happy Spring! (with free printables)


Happy Spring! (with free printables)Happy Spring! (with free printables)



To download them in .png format just click each of the pictures above or the links below:


Feel free to use the images as you want, but f you re-post or share on social media, just please leave a link back to this page!

Enjoy the first day of spring!

keeping it real, craft blog







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