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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2014: project 365, week 17 …

[Credits: Hello There Template (altered), by Paislee Press. Font: Courier New.] Journaling – 6.30 am at noosa | birthday morning tea with megan | it’s nice to see art going up on our walls | fun lunch in the city mall while watching a live performance | fabric selection for quilt 3 for the #simplyretrochallenge […]

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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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weekend roundup …

It was a lovely long holiday weekend, four days off from work! My weekend was a nice combination of work and play, relaxation and ‘to do’ lists. The Easter bunny didn’t really bother to visit, which was fine for the ‘sugar free/training for a marathon/I don’t really like chocolate’ residents at our house, so no […]

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2014: project 365, week 16 …

[Credits: Hello There Template (altered), by Paislee Press. Font: Courier New.] Journaling – the beginnings of our library | happy grandparents | shortening/re-hemming curtains | learning how to use a walking foot | last load of cardboard and packing boxes leaves the premises | what 12 months of filing looks like, so good to get […]

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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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2014: project 365, week 15 …

[Credits: Hello There Template (altered), by Paislee Press. Font: Courier New.] Journaling – cousins together for the weekend | charli is so pleased to see his mum home again | celebration at work, late friday afternoon | the girl is home!!! | ‘herringbone’ quilt made from leftover hsts, from quilt 2 of the simply retro […]

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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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2014: project 365, week 14 …

[Credits: Hello There Template (altered), by Paislee Press. Font: Courier New.] Journaling – continuing our weekend tradition, weekend breakfast with the man | charli & i are both missing our girl | quilt 2 of the #simplyretrochallenge is done | a treat at the end of a stressful day | surprise gift from avondale | […]

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