Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Custom Order from NORWAY!

Want to see a macrame curtain made from the start?
Here is my current project!
A custom order from Norway!

Macrame Curtain Valance
Size 5 Ft 5 Inches Wide by 4 Ft 11 Inches in Length

I am using a Modern Rope/Cord in a JUTE COLOR.

I will be Beading it as well!

ENJOY THE PROGRESS PHOTOS!




BE CAREFUL! YOU DON'T WANT TO GET CAUGHT UP IN YOUR WORK!


I cut 102 ropes and used square knots to attach to the wooden dowels. I used two wooden dowels because it makes for easier removal of the top loops. In my Macrame Lessons I tell how to estimate the length of ropes needed for a project. 


In three days I have got to the point of Beading the top arch. I will continue the top arch another 6 inches on each side along with keeping the Square knot weave around the beaded section. Follow my PDF Macrame Lessons on how-to's of Macrame!
FINAL PHOTO!
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Cindy 



Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Hints of Macrame Lesson 2

HINTS OF MACRAME
{Part One}


Downloadable Lesson 2

Part Two Continued...Next Lesson
I will also be sharing photos of my necklace up to this point in the lesson!

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 Cindy 

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Mother's Memoirs, Reflections on Another Year of Blogging

Since I started this blog I have been trying to narrow down what it is that makes this blog Special!
So I re-read my posts over the last two years and found that WHAT INSPIRES ME  Gives Blogging Material to share with YOU!

So I have added a category label to my blog, "Country Gal's Heart Strings".
What Inspires me!  What makes me Laugh! What pulls at my Heart Strings!

From Stories about Family,  Home Comforts from Handmade and Re-Purposed  Home Decor,  to Pinterest,  you will see these kinds of posts here!

I have added photos of all the New Happenings this last year!!



Yes we have a new Grandson, Leyland!


                                                  I got a Jack Demsey Fish this year!
 We had a Reunion this year in Laughlin, Nevada,  with my husbands Daughter, Allyson and her husband, Homer from New York who we had not seen in over fifteen years!
 Our son, Chris, was reunited with his son, Johnathon, after 18 years!  He was two in this photo.
 Buddy, my husband, got the Gold Claim he wanted for 15 years!
 Family outing at the Dewey Pumpkin Farm in Dewey, Az.  From the left is Milan, Chris's New Girlfriend, Chris, Me, Buddy, Brandy, our Daughter, Raelynn, our Daughter, Johnathon, our son-in-law. 
 Yes I help Buddy out at the claim! Great exercise!
Our Grandchildren, from the left, Zoey, Warren and Alexis!  Our daughter, Brandy and her husband, Dewayne moved back to Prescott Valley this year to live closer to us!!  Asked them to make faces! LOL!
 I launched New Products in my Fiber Arts Line. "WALL SCAPES". These are Macrame Wall and Window Tapestries.
 My New Business Card!
 My Design of a Macrame & Beaded Door Curtain. Most Popular! It is a Favorite!
My Newest in the "Wall Scape" Tapestry Line. I call it, "Elegant Simplicity Weave"

I was fortunate to be "FEATURED" in a Popular Blog!
http://onfireforhandmade.com/new-etsy-artists-exposed-jun-18/

Interested in Learning to Macrame?
Downloadable Lesson Below
Hints to Mastering Macrame 1
SHARE A HEART FELT STORY/OPINION/INSPIRATION HERE! WHAT PULLS AT YOUR HEART STRINGS?

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Cindy from Craft Flaire.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

My Country Tis of Thee...........

LOVE MY COUNTRY!
 ENJOY PHOTOS I FOUND FOR MY PINTEREST BOARD CALLED U.S.A.

SO I WAS INSPIRED WHEN I MADE THIS CURTAIN!
 "BIRDS AND BEADS IN A PATRIOTIC SEA!"

Photo: Today is not just the forth day of July, it is Americas day of Independence - we give thanks to those that built this country and thanks to those that keep her free - Enjoy the celebrations!  Www.AmericanStrong.com

THANKS FOR VISITING! CINDY FROM CRAFT FLAIRE.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Home Built From Recyclibles

Home Built From Repurposed Materials!
wagon2.jpg
http://www.permaculture.co.uk/articles/how-build-gypsy-caravan-recycled-materials

I just Love it!
Great Idea and what a Unique Home on Wheels!

I have a store with Neat/Unique Repurposed/Recycled Projects to share.
We would like to hear from you here in this blog if you have a  recycled project to share!

 SHARE A HEART FELT STORY/OPINION/INSPIRATION HERE! WHAT PULLS AT YOUR HEART STRINGS?

Thanks for Visiting! Cindy from Craftflaire.


Thursday, August 1, 2013

Macrame Door Curtain

 I used a Vintage Pattern from the 1970's.
It is a nicely firm square knot weave-look.
The macrame cord is also vintage but in great condition.
It is a black and white twist polyester cord.

Photos show the WORK IN PROGRESS.
I have already put in 40 hours of work and I will be putting in another 40 more hours to finish.
This is a tight knotting pattern due to the cord is a smaller diameter. (3 mm)
I will keep adding photos as I work along until the final photo!
I have added my Wood Beaded Curtain Panels which our My Designs in Drapery Accents!
These wood beads are also Vintage and in Excellent Shape!

The top of door curtain features three woven in holes where you would hang your favorite collectibles; Bells, Beads, Feathers, etc.!


ENJOY THE PHOTOS!
 50 cords cut at 15 yards each , folded in half and looped over the top dowel with Lark Head Knots.
Full view of door curtain in progress.  Bead Work done on sides.
Close-up of top. The pattern is a tightly knotted with Square Knots. Circles are done in the Double Half-Hitch Knot over plastic rings. Each strand is going to be wrapped with the square knot sennet knot and braided all the way to the bottom of the door curtain. At the same time it is fun trying to keep the strands from getting tangled. I choose to not tie strands in bundles. Easier to pull up one strand at a time.


The Finished Curtain! 
Just think how this curtain would look hanging in a room like this! This one!

Or like this one!
Thanks for visiting! Cindy from Craft Flaire.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Buddy's Dream

Finally back to work out on the claim! We have a New Gold Claim here now called, "BUDDY'S DREAM".

We let the other claim go. We are still in the Bradshaw Mountain Range.
There are three partners to this mining claim, therefore we have 60 acres. 
The monsoons have started and we are checking out parts of the creek I have wanted to check for years! 
You see I have been waiting to claim this area for 15 years and it finally became available!
Enjoy the  photos.

If you want bigger gold you gotta move boulders! So here is how the story unfolds!


 We dug down to bedrock the first week down creek from the boulder.
 Then Buddy uses his Handmade Vac.
 This is Cindy, my Wife. Yes she helps!

 The large boulder on the top right in  is the one I moved in the video and found the larger pieces of gold.
Watch the video! One of our partners. Lana, was out at the claim the second week of this dig. She gave me all the encouragement she could to move that boulder!
 Looking down creek from the boulder.
 After a monsoon river run.
 Using my sluice. Had to share with the bees.


 Beautiful sunset at the end of day.
 Our take for after two weeks of digging!


Thanks for visiting! Buddy

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Repurposed Home Decor

Well I have seen a lot of different things "repurposed" in my day but not as Unique as this!
From the Ellie Decor magazine.

A collector of old water cans, I and with the help of my husband made a "Watercan Waterfall" in my wooden barrel planter last year.
Now this was my first Video. 
Need some Vintage Beads?
They were intended for Macrame years ago.
I reused a few in a Unique Way.
A Fish Bowl!

Create a little Serenity!
To see more of my Vintage Supplies go to my Facebook Business Page called Craft Flaire.
Thanks for Visiting! Cindy from Craft Flaire.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Classic Summer Dessert Made Low-Cal

STRAWBERRY Shortcake

Low-calorie angel food cake picks up the smoke and char of the grill and is topped with strawberries soaked in balsamic vinegar and black pepper
Strawberry shortcake recipe
To deliver flavor, the corporate cook relies on hulking scoops of ice cream, oversize brownies, and floods of molten chocolate. The home cook doesn't need such waist-expanding, palate-blunting effects to make dessert memorable. Here, low-calorie angel food cake picks up the smoke and char of the grill and is topped with strawberries soaked in balsamic vinegar and black pepper, an irresistible combination adored throughout northern Italy. Trust us, you'll be hooked.
You'll Need:
2 cups sliced strawberries
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
Pinch of freshly cracked black pepper
1 Tbsp butter (optional)
4 wedges angel food cake, each 1" thick
Whipped cream
How to Make It:
*Mix the strawberries, vinegar, and pepper and marinate for 10 to 15 minutes.
*Heat a grill, stovetop grill pan, or nonstick saute pan until hot. (If using the pan, add the butter; if grilling, omit the butter entirely.) Add the cake slices and cook until caramelized and toasted. Transfer to 4 dessert plates. Top with the strawberries, their liquid, and a spoonful of whipped cream.
Makes 4 servings
Cost per serving: $1.70
160 calories
6 g fat (3.5 g saturated)
12 g sugars
Not That!
Ruby Tuesday Strawberries & Ice Cream
Price: $4.99
900 calories
50 g fat
102 g carbohydrates
Save! 740 calories and $3.29!
This recipe is from the Newsletter, COOK THIS. NOT THAT!

THE CLASSIC STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE!
Wow, never thought about cooking this way! Gotta try!
Thanks for visiting! Cindy from Craft Flaire.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Summer in Arizona

Summertime in Arizona brings a lot of tourism, many craft shows, and now the Rodeo to Prescott!

All of this helps you to decide on what to design in your area of experties! 

My showcase booth in the Miller Valley Indoor Art Market is full now with Paracord Accessories for your  Outdoor Activities for both Men and Women.

Ever heard of "Barefoot Sandals"?
Yes I made some. The pattern came from a 1970's Macrame book!
They are great for the beach!

Enjoy the photos I took Today of my Showcase Space during our 4th Friday Art Walk!








I offered Macrame Lesson on these sandals during the event!
Thanks to everyone for visiting!
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Offering 15% off on a purchase from my Showcase Shop in Prescott, Az. for becoming a fan of CRAFT FLAIRE!
Thanks for visiting! Cindy from Craft Flaire.




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