Monthly Archives: March 2014

treasure box 89 …

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 … this week I found some pretties on Etsy to share with you. Find 1 … Isn’t […]

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2014: project 365, week 13 …

[Credits: Hello There Template (altered), by Paislee Press. Font: Courier New.] Journaling – shopping for furniture … i can see this in our bedroom | breakfast at the coffee club | friday selfie | new rug for the library perhaps? | hexagon break at lunch time | something pretty from the stitches & craft show […]

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sharing books – georgette heyer …

I was reminded recently of one of my favourite authors, so I thought I would share a little about Georgette Heyer and two of my favourite books from her collection of almost 60 books. She was born in 1902 and died in 1974, and is best known for writing historical romances and detective fiction. I love that […]

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tutorial – origami butterflies, by design and form …

[Design and Form] Some exquisite butterflies this morning … you can find a tutorial to make these at Design and Form here … beautiful images and clear instructions, as always!

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simply retro challenge, quilt 1, update 2 …

So here we go, quilting (and non-quilting) folks … quilt top one of the Simply Retro challenge, done and dusted!!! It came together very quickly, I must say. After working on scrappy quilts and hexagon quilts for a couple of years now, it was really fun to piece such ‘big’ blocks together. I would say […]

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the white stuff – kitchen …

[Savor Home] A white kitchen … I’d like one of these! I’m part way there, as I have a black and white kitchen, though I’m a little sad that it is more black than white. Things to love … the big windows letting in lots of light, the simple light fitting with a touch of […]

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treasure box 88 …

My ‘treasure box posts’ are where I share photos and links to interesting finds I have come across as I surf, just bits and pieces that catch my attention. This week my ‘finds’ are quilting-related … and as an aside, I really need to stop watching Youtube videos about quilting stuff that I really, really […]

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2014: project 365, week 12 …

[Credits: Hello There Template (altered), by Paislee Press. Font: Courier New.] Journaling – so nice to have access to my sewing machine and quilting supplies again, after almost a year | she sends me snapchats | unpacking my creative space | there’s a trip to london in the planning stages | st patrick’s day at […]

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sharing books – the raven cycle, by Maggie Stiefvater …

Time for another book suggestion … I’m a Maggie Stiefvater fan from way back and I have suggested a couple of books written by this YA author before, namely the Linger series and The Scorpio Races. Today I’d like to share another series written by Maggie, The Raven Boys. I’ve read the first two books […]

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sharing technology – qr codes …

Do you know what a QR code is? Do you know how to make your own QR codes? And an even more interesting question is, do you know what you can use a QR code for? You may have seen something like the pretty pattern below and wondered what it was all about. Ok, a […]

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simply retro challenge, quilt 1, update 1 …

Over the weekend, I unpacked my ‘sewing studio’ … ok, it’s just a spare bedroom that I’ve have decided is my creative space, but don’t you think it sounds much more glamorous to call it my ‘sewing studio’? When it is looking pretty, I will post some photos, but for now, I’ll share that it […]

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the white stuff – laundry …

[Pinterest] What an amazing space this is; it almost seems sacrilege to bring dirty washing into here!!! Things to love … I’m starting with the colour scheme, pale blue and brilliant white, tempered by the warmth of the timber floor. And then there are the very practical/beautiful airers attached to the walls. They look decorative […]

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treasure box 87 …

Yes, I’m bring ‘treasure boxes’ back; it’s been a while, well over a year since I posted a ‘treasure box’ and I thought it would be nice to start them up again. My ‘treasure box posts’ are where I share photos and links to interesting finds I have come across as I surf, just bits […]

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2014: project 365, week 11 …

[Credits: Hello There Template (altered), by Paislee Press. Font: Courier New.] Journaling – i have a little garden at the new house | first kid on the bus, so i get to pick my seat | we miss our girl | a little treasure we found rattling around in the bottom of the treadmill | […]

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happy mail …

Oh my goodness … happy mail! This arrived in my mailbox today, a Mormor fat quarter bundle, from Westwood Acres. I’m not sure what I’m doing with them, but it will probably be one of the Simple Retro challenge quilts. Wonder what Cassie will choose as our next design? My pile of (uncut) fabrics is […]

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tutorial – leather bracelet tutorial, by happy hour projects …

[Happy Hours Projects] Isn’t this a pretty bracelet? You can find a tutorial to make this bracelet at Happy Hours Projects …

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sharing books – the legend/champion/prodigy trilogy, by marie lu …

[image from here] I came across this series recently and devoured all three books in quick succession … isn’t it fabulous when a series is completed before you begin it, and you have a satisfying read that begins, has a middle, and a satisfying conclusion? I hate having to wait months/years for the next book […]

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the white stuff – a white home …

I wanted to share an entire house with you today … this is a house I could walk into and not change a thing. To me, it whispers peace, calmness, a sense of order, a rightness where colour choice is concerned. Things to love … the colour palette, the beautiful floorboards of pale and white […]

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the things you find …

It’s kind of like Christmas, though not as exciting … unpacking boxes that have been stored away for almost a year! We found this little man tucked away in a nook on our treadmill, which has not been used for at least four years while we were down south. The boy thinks he is from […]

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hello there …

Well hello there, Internet … It’s been a while! One of the downsides of shifting (and believe me, there are a few of them!!!) is losing touch with cyberspace. We have not had regular/good internet since we left our lakeside home almost three months ago. I am almost giddy with excitement today, as the ‘broadband […]

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