This summer I have been taking many trips to the LA Flower Mart to pick out fresh blooms for our Flower Friday posts. This place is absolutely spectacular and filled from top to bottom with colorful flowers and plants. If you haven’；t been there yet， you’；ll surely want to add it to your Downtown LA Travel Guide.
Now that we’；ve shared many ways you can use your flowers (make rose and eucalyptus scrub， a corsageaccent pillow case baby floor， and even yarn bombing them)， we are going to look at which flowers to keep your eyes out for this season. Crafting with flowers that are in season can definitely help save you some mula too. Let’；s start with beautiful roses…；personalized nursery pillows
Keep your eyes out for some of the most beautiful roses you ever did see around late summer and early fall. There are an array of colors to choose from now.
Next stop on the list： Hydrangeas and Gladiolus. These flowers can make a big statement even on their own. Fill a vase with tall Gladiolus， and use a vase of Hydrangeas as your table centerpiece.
Get your hands on Calla Lilies， Sunflowers， and Safflowers before the summer is over. Sunflowers are my favorite and are still in season through the fall.
Bring soft colors into your home with Lisianthus and Calcynia.
Zinnia’；s have been looking especially gorgeous at the LA Flower Mart this year. Their colors are like paintings， which is why they were my first choice for yarn bombing.
Dahlias can add a dramatic effect to your most basic bouquet. Pick a few to add to an inexpensive bouquet to give it a boost. You can see how we used Dahlias in the Mother’；s Day Bouquet and May Day Bouquets.
A few other blooms to keep your eye out for this season are：Sea HollyGerbera DaisiesQueen Anne’；s LaceIrisYarrow
I just made this fabric belt as a little Valentine’s Day gift for my toddler. It only took a few minutes, I hope she likes it.Get the full Fabric Toddler Belt DIY after the jump…DIY Fabric Belt for Toddler
Hello from Joanne Sharpe. A recent trip to the craft store provided me with some spooky cute, sparkly inspiration for a Halloween door banner. The pack of glittery plastic spiders and some textured black “scrubby” novelty yarn would be the perfect embellishment to sew Halloween theme onto a simple cotton panel. Even with just days until Halloween, this is a quick and easy project to complete in just an hour or “sew”.
For most families, the kitchen is the most-loved area of the house for many reasons. It’s a cosy place where parents and kids can gather together in a casual atmosphere, relating the day's events and even doing homework for the kids while the adults prepare the meal. Even singles who live on their own in a flat will appreciate a well-appointed kitchen especially when having family and friends over for a visit.