Best of the Web: Be @ Home #65


Be @ Home Best of the WebWelcome back to another week of Best of the Web Be @ Home style. Hope everyone is having a fantastic week so far. This week we will be diving into a whole bunch of fun and exciting sites. Some of our features include daily inspiration for craft and home decor products, a passion for vintage and unusual finds, sewing, amazing kitchen renovations, and simple gluten free recipes that taste as good as the real stuff. Let’s not waste anymore time and dive in!



Dianna Jessie

Dianna Jessie blog

“I started my blog just under two years ago to talk about my ‘new’ discovery of oilcloth fabric and how useful it is to make bags and wallets out of.  Many of my friends loved the fabric and for a time I was making oilcloth items to order and sometimes still do.  Since then the blog has evolved into much more.  I have many Tutorials and Tips on a variety of different sewing projects from bag making to hammocks for the garden.  I also enjoy finding and reviewing books and magazines which help to inspire many of my projects which I share here too.  I love patchwork and quilting and this is becoming something of a favourite here.  Occasionally I feature other crafty artisans with on-line shops.  Most of all I enjoy writing and sharing my journey into colours, fabric and sewing.” – Dianna.

It’s All About the Fabric

It's All About the Fabric blog

“I began my Blog, Its All About The Fabric, in 2010 when I wanted to write about fabric and of course sewing, which is rapidly catching on as a popular past time.  As it is a niche subject I decided that linking up with other ‘fabric addicts’ worldwide was the only way to share my enthusiasm for fabric and sewing.  The Blog features fabric designers, new fabric lines, some quilting/patchwork, vintage pieces, interesting use of fabric and lots of useful tutorials for sewing enthusiasts.” – Emma.

After Hours Stamper

After Hours Stamper blog

“I started After Hours Stamper as a resource for crafters.  Four years ago I found myself saving link after link after link and thought that I could share with the rest of the world all the great things I was finding online, thus the blog was born.  Each week I try to find interesting and craft related links to post on things such new products, product reviews, online classes, tutorials, good deals on craft supplies, color/design theory, new trends in the crafting world,  inspiration from other craft blogs, freebies found online, and news from the crafting world.   In addition I also create original crafting videos and tutorials.” – Jacquie.

PSA Stamp Camp

PSA Stamp Camp blog

“ PSA Stamp Camp provides daily inspiration for craft and home décor projects.    You’ll find ideas for handmade cards, scrapbooking, other paper crafts, home organization, birthday parties, DIY weddings, gift ideas, favors, décor, sewing, and kids craft activities – there’s something for everyone and our ideas are always fresh and unique!” – Libby.

By Marie Nicole

By Marie Nicole blog

“The blog of by marie-nicole is where I share my journey as an artist & designer, a mother of two adorable boys and wife to a man who shares my passion for living a considered life. As recent tree changers wishing to live sustainably in the peace and serenity of the countryside, we also wish to maintain a connection with the outside world, taking the occasional trip back to ‘the big smoke’ to enable our children to experience both city & country and hopefully grow up with the understanding that living a passionate life every day is far more valuable than working towards the weekend, holidays or an early retirement. I am inspired to create beautiful handcrafted products for everyday living… using eco-friendly fabrics and methods and share the discoveries I make, experiences I have and the outcome of these two combined.”- Marie-Nicole.

Chateau Chic

Chateau Chic blog

“I love all things vintage; my passion is the hunt for unusual and fabulous finds. Favorite collections include ironstone, vintage tins, and mirrors, as well as old boxes, french prints, and architectural pieces. These collections set my home apart from the predictable by adding that element of surprise. I love to incorporate vintage and french finds into my ever-changing decor and enjoy sharing my style and ideas with like-minded bloggers.” – Mary Alice.

Seamstress: Poppykettle

Seamstress Poppykettle blog

“I love to sew, and my blog ‘seamstress: poppykettle’ is my means of plugging into the large and very active online sewing community. Sharing the garment’s I’ve made and seeing those made by others is a big part of my life and so inspirational! My blog is a growing mixture of ‘how-to’ sewing techniques and a visual archive of my creations – things that make me happy.” – Melanie.

Tenth Avenue South

Tenth Avenue South blog

“I started our blog ( to share our kitchen renovation with our friends and family. I teach kindergarten, but I love working on making our first house a home. My husband and I have completely renovated our kitchen and master bath ourselves in the last year!” – Susanne.

The Gingerbread Blog

The Gingerbread Blog

“I am a wife, mother and lover of all things crafty, vintage and overall lovely. I drink WAY too much coffee, have an odd obsession with reading, especially vampire books, and can’t EVER pass up a good garage sale. I love to craft, create, cook and make big messes, just ask my husband. I am always looking for a garage sale, recipe and new project I can start. Gingerbread is a place where I share all my crazy messes and adventures.” – April.


DotsNStripes blog

“My blog is about my family, everyday life but mainly about my hobby: sewing. It all started about six years ago when I took up a sewing class and was so fascinated by it that I turned my passion into a business. I love to sew children’s clothing, gift items, bags, basically everything that can be made from fabrics. I mainly use bright, colourful fabrics and Continental patterns for my projects and I always try to create something unique and a little bit different.” – Nicole.

As Good As Gluten

As Good as Gluten blog

“Lauren’s mission at As Good As Gluten is finding and creating simple, gluten free recipes that really do taste As Good As Gluten. ”

Thanks to all our guest features this week! You all have such admirable passion. If you are looking for a new home decor piece to add a little flavor to your living area, I recommend a chairside table. It’s a great accent piece in any bedroom, living room, or lounge area. Until next week fellow readers. Stay classy! 

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