Creative Me Link Up.

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Hello everyone!  It’s another edition of Creative Me!  Here’s a little Father’s Day gift wrap inspiration for you.  You can use a length of ribbon to create a tie on your gift box…


Tuck the card under the tie like I did, if you like.  Very manly, don’t you think?

Are you ready to link up this week?  Each week I use random.org to choose a featured blog for the coming week.  This week’s featured blog is Bilingual Crafting and Sewing where Catrin showed us how to make a cute little fabric apple.  



The really fun thing about Catrin’s blog is that she does her posts both in German and English, thus the name!  I learned that apple is apfel!  Pay her a visit and check out her blog when you have a moment.

Okay, now it’s your turn!  
Just a few guidelines for linking up.  Please:
  1. Follow The Southern Institute and display the Creative Me button somewhere in your post or on your blog.  The button html is at the top of the post.  Just copy and paste!
  2. Don’t have anything new?  Show us something from your archives…old to you is new to us!  
  3. You can link up as many things as you’d like, the more the better your chances of being the featured link next week!  
  4. Visit at least two other blogs and leave some comment love.  We are a community that supports one another, right? Right?
  5. You can link up your shops as long as you sell handmade goods.  (I also have advertising available here on the blog if you’re interested, and I just cut my rates.)
Don’t forget to grab and proudly display the “featured” button if you’re project has been featured at The Southern Institute.

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Thank you for linking up, everyone!  
You are what makes this party so much fun!

Creative Me Link Up.


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Hi everyone!  Sorry this is posting a little bit late… I was having trouble with the linky site.  All better now…


It’s June and summer is right around the corner, although it has been feeling like summer here for awhile.  I’m doing a little spring cleaning at The Southern Institute and have put together a little survey to find out a bit more about you and what you think of this here blog.  Many of you have taken the survey already, but if you haven’t, would you mind answering 10 questions for me?  It’ll only take a couple of minutes, then you can link up your project(s)!  Thanks so much!  Click here to take the survey.

Now on to Creative Me!  This weeks featured blogger is Joy at StoryCrafting with Joy.  She linked up these cute decorated clothes pins


These are so cute, Joy!  I bet between all of us we could come up with 100 ways to use these.  Thanks for linking up last week!
Okay, now it’s your turn!  Just a few guidelines for linking up.  Please:
  1. Follow The Southern Institute and display the Creative Me button somewhere in your post or on your blog.  The button html is at the top of the post.  Just copy and paste!
  2. Don’t have anything new?  Show us something from your archives…old to you is new to us!  
  3. You can link up as many things as you’d like, the more the better your chances of being the featured link next week!  
  4. Visit at least two other blogs and leave some comment love.  We are a community that supports one another, right? Right?
  5. You can link up your shops as long as you sell handmade goods.  (I also have advertising available here on the blog if you’re interested, and I just cut my rates.)
Don’t forget to grab and proudly display the “featured” button if you’re project has been featured at The Southern Institute.




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Have a wonderful day!  
See you again soon!

Creative Me Link Up.

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Hi everyone! I hope you have been enjoying your holiday weekend.  I wanted to show you the dress that I made for Abby’s violin recital a couple of weeks ago.  I got it done with about 15 minutes to spare before we had to leave for her big night!  Now that’s cutting it close!
Isn’t it cute?  The pattern is from one of The Southern Institute sponsors, Marie-Madeline, and it’s called the Torrance Dress.  To see more about the pattern and enter to win a pattern of your choice and the fabric needed to make it, click here!
This week’s featured blog is The Blissful Bee, where Amy showed us how to age wood.  Such a cool way to make something look vintage.  You’ll have to click over to see what she aged, but here’s a peek…
Thanks for linking up such a useful how-to, Amy!  Have a fun week as the featured blog!
Okay, now it’s your turn!  Just a few guidelines for linking up.  Please:
  1. Follow The Southern Institute and display the Creative Me button somewhere in your post or on your blog.  The button html is at the top of the post.  Just copy and paste!
  2. Don’t have anything new?  Show us something from your archives…old to you is new to us!  
  3. You can link up as many things as you’d like, the more the better your chances of being the featured link next week!  
  4. Visit at least two other blogs and leave some comment love.  We are a community that supports one another, right? Right?
  5. You can link up your shops as long as you sell handmade goods.  (I also have advertising available here on the blog if you’re interested, and I just cut my rates.)
Don’t forget to grab and proudly display the “featured” button if you’re project has been featured at The Southern Institute.

The Southern Intitute