Monthly Archives: May 2012

sharing books – daughter of smoke and bone, by laini taylor

Oh boy, have I got a good one for you this week! Over the weekend I went podcast hunting … I found some great quilting podcasts to join the ones I currently listen to on my iphone (digiscrapping, current affairs, Twilight, humour, etc.), and then I went looking for podcasts on YA (Young Adult) literature. […]

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treasure box 70 …

This is my little weekly post called treasure box, where I share photos and links to interesting finds I have come across as I surf, just bits and pieces that catch my attention. You might find them fun too … Find 1 … let’s start off this week’s treasure box with a lovely print of […]

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the gift of a quilt …

Yes, I’ve sewed the last stitch on the binding, carefully sewed a label on the bottom of the quilt, and rolled it up and tied it with some fabric. It’s time to hand it over to its new owner. I made this lovely quilt for a friend at work, and even though it wasn’t in […]

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treasure box 69 …

This is my little weekly post called treasure box, where I share photos and links to interesting finds I have come across as I surf, just bits and pieces that catch my attention. You might find them fun too … Find 1 … this is a great way to hide clutter and keep a streamlined […]

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sharing books … city of lost souls, by cassandra clare

Oh my goodness … here’s something to curl up with in front of a crackling fire on a cold autumn afternoon! I’ve been impatiently waiting for some time now to get my hands on book five in the fabulous YA series Mortal Instruments, and last week, it popped onto my iPad, courtesy of my Preorder. […]

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sharing recipes … banana and blueberry bread

[Banana and Blueberry Bread] Here’s another sugar-free recipe you can try; you can always substitute normal sugar if you wish, though I would reduce the quantity of sugar. I use dextrose (available from Coles), and you need more dextrose in a recipe than you would use of ‘normal’ sugar, to achieve the same degree of […]

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the beginnings of a new quilt …

It goes without saying that I love my mum dearly … she has a birthday this weekend and it’s Mothers Day as well, so this year I am making a lap quilt for her. On my trip home recently I handed over a bright quilt for her African project [you can read about it here], […]

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sharing recipes … Raspberry and Almond Muffins

[Raspberry and Almond Muffins] I whipped these last tonight while the girl made a yummy lasagne for dinner. These little muffins are sugar free and you can make them gluten free if you use gluten-free flour. I used ordinary self-raising flour to make this batch. This recipe is my favourite sort of recipe … the […]

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sharing books – deadlocked, by charlaine harris

I picked up a copy of Deadlocked over the weekend, and enjoyed curling up under a quilt with my Kindle and the latest in the Sookie Stackhouse series. I found the perfect spot to do a little reading on my aubergine lounge in a patch of warm autumn sunshine … It was a good read, […]

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treasure box 68 …

This is my little weekly post called treasure box, where I share photos and links to interesting finds I have come across as I surf, just bits and pieces that catch my attention. You might find them fun too … Find 1 … here’s something fun to do over the weekend. How cute to make […]

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snapwidget … installing an instagram feed into your blog sidebar

Regular readers may have noticed a new addition to my blog sidebar … I now have an Instagram feed just under the Search field. I’ve been wanting to do this for some time now, as I’m a big Instagram fan, and I’ve tentatively checked out some widgets to do this. As I was wandering through […]

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