October 18, 2011

Five Halloween Wreath How-tos ~ A Little Birdie Told Me...No. 42

"Style is the mind skating circles around itself as it moves forward."
~ Robert Frost

Today's Feature: 
Five fabulous wreaths for your fall entryway ~ 
A tutorial for every style and taste.

Welcome to 
"A Little Birdie Told Me..." Tuesday!
If you're here to share a craft, recipe or project post,
you'll find the linky and the specifics on how to 
join the party after the features below.


Image courtesy of The Graphics Fairy
 This little party continues to grow ~ roots digging deeper, vines meandering a reaching further ~ THANK YOU!

As this community garden of creativity and inspiration continues to grow, I must find new ways to foster and care for it.  I enjoy visiting each link that is shared, but realize that the party has grown to such an extent that if I am to continue to also comment on every post I visit, I may not resurface for days.  So, to adapt, yet still  nurture the personal and genuine quality that is the hallmark of "A Little Birdie Told Me...", here's what I'm prepared to do:

I will continue to visit everyone's links.  The weekly features, as well as the Facebook spotlights will continue as well.   If you've left a comment after linking-up I will both visit and comment back on your post.  Sound fair?  Hope so.


And now, as promised, the features... 

Gothic Elegance
from Flamingo Toes

from Fudge Ripple

from The V-Spot

from O. Alouette

from I am a Mother Seeking

Photo 5


If you've been featured 
(here or on Facebook)
feel free to grab a "featured on" button
from the sidebar.

Now it's time to link-up and share your creativity!

1)  FOLLOW Rook No. 17.  Seeing the friendly faces of my guests on the sidebar makes all the work that goes in to hosting a "party" worthwhile!

2)  LINK-UP -- Link-up the URL of a specific post -- craft, recipe, DIY project, or anything else you'd like to show-off.  This is not  a place to advertise merchandise you are selling.  If you're interested in promoting your business with Rook No. 17, please visit the "Advertising" section.

3)  POST THE BUTTON OR A LINK-- Grab the code for the button (below) and paste it into your sidebar or the body of your post.

4)  VISIT ONE other link --  Isn't it great, when you're "discovered" by a new fan as a result of linking up to a party?  Pay it forward and make someone's day!


1) click your cursor in the code box, 
2) right-mouse click and "Select All", 
3) right-mouse click and select Copy. 
4) Paste the code into your sidebar or post.

Visit ONE other link and leave them a comment.


If you're a fan of the foodie tomfoolery
and crafty shenanigans here at Rook No. 17,
would you take a few seconds to show your
support over at Babble?



The links are featured from newest to oldest,
so everyone gets a chance to go "first".


  1. Thanks so much for having me Jenn. Hope you have a great week!

    Best wishes,

  2. Thank you for hosting the party, Jenn! Those wreaths are spooky cool!

  3. Jenn,
    Thanks for hosting, those wreaths are awesome!!

  4. Sorry you had so many power issues, I was wondering what was going on! Glad it is fixed, my day had not felt complete yet!
    I LOVE the folk art Jacks! So very awesome!!!!
    Thanks for hosting!

  5. Those wreaths are great! I love how unique they are!

    Linking up today :)

  6. Thanks for hosting - linking up today! Love that Bewitched wreath!

  7. Yay!! Thanks so much for the feature Jenn!! I'm in good company - those wreaths are fantastic!
    Thanks for hosting too!

  8. Brilliant features Jenn! Just stunning. Thanks for hosting your wonderful party each week.

  9. Wow! Thanks for featuring my glittery leaf wreath. I am honored. And in such great crafty company. THANK YOU!
    Linking up again this week... Nog another wreath, don't worry. EAT letters in my Dining Room.
    ~ Meredith From A Mother Seeking Come find me on my blog, A Mother Seeking...

  10. Jenn--I admire you for keeping up the individual comments as long as you have. I think your solution for keeping up with this great linky party is just perfect! Love your blog and appreciate the opportunity to link up here every week.

  11. Thanks for featuring my wreath! I have already drooled all over Bev's but I am off to visit the other features and have already checked out a few projects linked up here. Spectacular!

  12. Thanks for the party! I've been away for awhile but I'm glad to be back! Let's party!
    I linked up a yummy pumpkin cheesecake. It's delicious.

  13. Thank you so much for the feature, Jenn! And thanks for hosting :) So many great Halloween ideas out there!

  14. Hi Jenn! The wreaths are really amazing! It's a big commitment to host a link party every week. You always leave such thoughtful comments each time...it is greatly appreciated, thank you!

  15. Beautiful wreaths, Jenn. Nice picks. I linked up my pumpkin fudge with candied kumquat peel this week. Enjoy.

  16. great gathering of wreaths! xo

  17. Hi Jenn, tnx for hosting! Shew, I haven't been here in a while (or any linky party really!) (it's Monique from Naturally Me Creations) - anyway, I linked up a muffin from my other new blog this time (Sweet & Savoury Delights - all about recipes/healthy foods) - if it's something you find interesting I'd love to have you stop by! :)

    And i love those wreaths, especially the raven one...would have been a great addition to my spooky halloween party!

  18. oh my goodness - what great wreaths! That one from the vspot - how ingenious :) Thank you Jenn for taking the time to drop by and leave such a thoughtful comment, really made me smile:) Thank you, you're the best! -diane @ home sweet homemade

  19. Beautiful wreaths! Thanks for the link up:)


ar campaignName = ""; var postLabels = $('.post-labels a'); var insertBefore = $('.post-footer'); //END CODE OPTIONS - DO NOT EDIT BELOW THIS LINE var labels=[];var label;var alternateLabel;var minposts=minimum-1;if(postLabels.length===1){label=postLabels.text().trim()}else if(postLabels.length>1){$(postLabels).each(function(){labels.push($(this).text().trim())});label=labels[Math.floor(labels.length*Math.random())];var labelLocation=labels.indexOf(label);if(labelLocation===labels.length-1){alternateLabel=labels[labelLocation-1]}else{alternateLabel=labels[labelLocation+1]}}if(label!==undefined){var title=$(".entry-title").text().trim();var labelCount=0;var alternateLabelCount=0;var matches=[];var url=$('link[rel="alternate"][title*="Atom"]').eq(0).attr("href");$.ajax({url:url,data:{"max-results":maxSearched,alt:"json-in-script"},dataType:"jsonp",success:function(e){$.each(e.feed.entry,function(t,n){if(e.feed.entry[t].category!==undefined){var r=[];for(var i=0;i=minposts){label=alternateLabel}$.each(e.feed.entry,function(t,n){if(e.feed.entry[t].category!==undefined){var r=[];for(var i=0;i'+s+''+s+"")}else if(matches.length'+s+''+s+"")}}}}});if(matches.length>=minimum){if(relatedTitle===true&&labelInTitle===true){insertBefore.before('")}else if(relatedTitle===true&&labelInTitle===false){insertBefore.before('")}else{insertBefore.before('')}matches.sort(function(){return.5-Math.random()});for(var t=0;t