Monthly Archives: April 2014

tutorial – double-sided vinyl case, by haberdashery fun …

Here’s a link to a tutorial to make this cute double-sided vinyl case, which you can find on haberdashery fun. You can find more photos and ‘how to’ instructions here …

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the white stuff – office …

[Desire to Inspire] I’m all about using unusual little spaces for practical use … and here’s a prime example! Here we have a little office/work area tucked away in a corner that might have ended up as a ‘dead spot’, if not used for this purpose. Things to love … white walls and a warm […]

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treasure box 91 …

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 am sharing images of and links to beautiful chairs! Find 1 … […]

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sharing movies – divergent …

The man and I had a movie date last weekend, and we went to see Divergent. I first reviewed the book Divergent back in June 2011, which you can read about here. Since that time, the next two books in the trilogy [Insurgant & Allegiant] have been published and devoured by eager fans. I was excited to hear […]

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sharing technology – print-friendly web pages …

[Print Friendly] I am really excited to share this little technology discovery with you to do … a website that helps you turn, for example, a blog posting into a PDF, print-friendly document. The website is called PrintFriendly, and you can find it here … ‘PrintFriendly cleans and formats web pages for perfect print experience. […]

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the white stuff – dining room …

[HomeDesignBoard] Isn’t this a fresh, inviting space? Things to love … the ‘paint dipped’ chairs in clean white and pale timber, the funky over-sized light fitting, the soft touches of blush/peach/apricot? in the room, the oversized art work, the dark floor boards that contrast so well with all the white, the very comfy looking reading […]

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show and tell from a quilting class …

This week I booked myself into a quilting class at my local sewing/patchwork shop. I’ve had my beautiful Bernina for over a year now, and although it has made many, many quilt tops, I haven’t used my walking foot and quilted on my machine. With a couple of small projects lying around waiting to be […]

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tutorial – reversible fabric storage bin, by haberdashery fun …

[Haberdashery Fun] I’m sharing a link to a great tutorial to make this super cute reversible fabric storage bin, which you can find at Haberdashery Fun. You can pick up a PDF pattern on the website … doesn’t it look great?

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sharing books – the gandalara cycle, by randall garrett …

I want to share a favourite series with you today, called the Gandalara Cycle. The three books that make up this series were written in the 1980s, and you find it a little difficult to source copies of the books, but it is worth the hunt, if you like a good fantasy read. You will […]

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the white stuff – bedroom …

[Houzz] Isn’t this a pretty spot? Things to love … light streaming through unusual windows, the touches of very pale green in the lamp base and headboard covers, the plump white doonas, and (i think) a timber floor to add some warmth. This would be a perfect little guest room, tucked away in an attic […]

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treasure box 90 …

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 lots of home libraries that I thought I would share. After […]

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hello story – ali edwards’ class …

I have a confession to make, gentle reader … it seems that I have fallen off the ‘scrapping wagon’. Now, in my defence, I didn’t really want to fall off the wagon (there were extenuating reasons, like an interstate shift, and three months of living out of a suitcase in six different residences), and I […]

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tutorial – scrappy ‘herringbone’ HST quilt …

Here’s a mini tutorial for my latest scrappy ‘herringbone’ quilt made from the ‘leftovers’ of my second Simply Retro challenge quilt. You can grab a PDF of this blog post/tutorial here … Half Square Triangles Step 1 … Construct your HST (half square triangles). Cut patterned and plain fabric into 5 7/8 inch strips, then […]

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the white stuff – bathroom …

[Greige Design] A serene bathroom today … Things to love …  the gorgeous grey (concrete?) floor, an unusual window letting in loads of light, lots of clean, fresh white, a natural basket, which (along with sprigs of greenery) adds warmth, an extra deep bath, and the fact that the toilet is tucked out of sight. […]

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tutorial – gilded succulent pots, by delia creates …

[Delia Creates] I’m sharing a link to this simple tutorial to paint pots … very pretty, and I’m loving the succulents in these little pots. Even my non-existant green thumbs and fingers can grow succulents!!!

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honey berry yoghurt pops, at joylicious …

[joylicious] I’m sharing a link to Joylicious here, because this looks too delicious not to share … you will find more yummy photos and a ‘recipe’ for this summer treat at Joylicious. I think I need to make these … now!

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sharing technology – buying ebooks at the best price …

In the last few years, I have almost completely stopped buying paper copies of books (except pretty quilting books), and instead purchase ebooks, mostly through Amazon, choosing to read them through my Kindle app on my iPad. I’ve often wondered if I am getting ‘value’ when purchasing my eBooks this way. Today I came across […]

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simply retro challenge, quilt 2 …

Now that April is officially here, I am excited to share with you my version of quilt 2 of our Simply Retro challenge. [this quilt may or may not have been begun just before April arrived …] For this month, Cassie has chosen Playground, and I’ve used the Mormor collection of fabrics in my quilt, […]

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the white stuff – kitchen/dining area …

[Home Design Board] A glimpse of a beautiful kitchen/dining/lounge area … not huge in terms of actual area, but it seems so very spacious! Things to love … the very high ceiling, large windows/doors framed in black, the pale timber floor that adds warmth to all the white, loads of natural light, the clean lines […]

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