Party 81


Hai Party go-ers! It’s Time for a Party!! Welcome to the linky party here at the Fine Craft Guild! I can’t wait to see what you all have been working on, and look forward to many fun ideas, including back to school and Fall crafts, as well as anything else creative and beautiful. Some of you are simply the best home decorators… so show off, link up your renewed bathroom, bedroom or what have you, and inspire us all!!!

5 Fabulous Features of Last Week’s Linky Party

Before we go to the actual link up, let me share with you some of my personal highlights of last week’s party. Again, thank you all for your fabulous entries, week after week. You are all Brilliant!



Darling paper birds to cheer up new back-to-schoolers. Make them standing as per the tutorial here, or make them as simple images that you can stick on the cover of new school books and note books, etc. Really sweet and simple to create.

By: Messy Roost

Flipflop Earrings

I figured these would make great back-to-school BFF gifts. Easy to make, and reminiscent of summer, while the sun is still out….

By: Make it Easy

DIY Bracelets

To the slew of diy tutorials for beautiful bracelets that we already have here at the Fine Craft Guild, these are a worthy addition.

friendship charm bracelets diy anthropologie

By: Made in a Day

Rummer a Colonial Drink :: 3 Ways

It’s interesting. I personally nearly overlooked this, but you readers didn’t as most visits went to this post on how to make yourself a very yummy & fun summer rum drink.

By: Our Wolfden

Saskatoon Lemon Pound Cake/Cupcakes

Too scrumptious-looking to not feature the recipe:
Saskatoon Lemon Pound Cake/Cupcakes
1 cup of sugar
1/2 cup of canola oil
4 eggs
1 tsp of vanilla extract
2/3 cup of buttermilk (homemade – 1/2 cup of milk, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice)
2 cups of Saskatoon berries
2 cups of flour
1 tsp of salt
1 tsp of baking powder

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a small bowl, add in the milk and lemon juice. Let sit for 5 minutes.

Beat together sugar and canola oil in a large bowl until fully mixed. Beat in eggs one at a time. Add in “buttermilk,” and vanilla extract. Mix till everything is combined.

Add in flour and Saskatoons, as well as baking powder and salt. Mix just until all the ingredients are together.

For cake: Line a bread pan with parchment paper. Pour batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 1 hour. Test and bake for 15 minutes more if necessary. If your cake starts to get too brown on top, cover with more parchment.

For cupcakes: Line a 12 cupcake pan with liners. Spoon in batter to just 2/3 full for each cupcake. Bake for 20 minutes. Test and cook at 5 minute intervals till fully cooked through.

Lemon Glaze
While the cakes and cupcakes are baking, mix together 1 cup of icing sugar and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice. When the cakes and cupcakes come out of the oven, set on a cooking rack and then immediately spoon the glaze over top. It will be running up it will also soak in a bit and then crust over as the cakes and cupcakes cool down.

By Will Cook for Shoes,

So much for the features. If you are featured, do grab yourself an I’m Featured’-badge here at the Party – page.

And now…



How To Link Back to the Party

1. Linking back to the party is the only real party rule and thank you for doing so. In-post (or sidebar) is best. A text link (Fine Craft Guild) in your post is fine!

Or as I just read, so cutely…
1. No Link Back, No Feature. Boo.
2. Follow The Fine Craft Guild. (See below and in the right menu bar.)
3. Be a social butterfly and have fun.

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