Monthly Archives: May 2014

2014: project 365, week 22 …

[Credits: Hello There Template (altered), by Paislee Press. Font: Courier New.] Journaling – a surprise in our front garden – who knew we had a rose bush? | test driving for a new rug | on the girl’s fridge | new shoes with matching socks | it’s that time again! | bright corner in the […]

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sharing recipes – carrot and cauliflower soup …

It’s winter (almost) in our part of the world! And there’s nothing more comforting at the end of a winter day than soup … here’s a recipe for a very delicious and very easy to prepare hearty soup. It takes just a few minutes to prepare this soup … here’s the recipe and method. Carrot […]

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sticky9 …

It goes without saying that I am missing my girl at the moment (she flew out of our nest at the beginning of this year) … and recently I came across Sticky9, which is helping me a little with that. Basically, I have combined a few of my loves; photos of my family, Instagram, and […]

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buying binding clips from amazon …

If you live in the southern hemisphere (as in Australia), you might be interested to know that you can save a small fortune by sourcing your Clover binding clips from overseas … I love supporting my local fabric stores, but I discovered that 50 binding clips purchased locally would cost me over $90! Now, I […]

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tutorial – ceramic coasters, by iMake …

[iMake] Here’s a link to a tutorial to make these beautiful drink coasters. I accidentally push my glass coasters off our coffee table, usually when I am sliding my laptop onto it, and it doesn’t end happily, folks! I would love to make a set of these, which use scrapbooking paper as the design feature. You […]

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treasure box 95 …

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 some links to some beautiful hand-made zip bags. Find 1 […]

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2014: project 365, week 21 …

[Credits: Hello There Template (altered), by Paislee Press. Font: Courier New.] Journaling – googled a movie and spotted the same image on the wall in the restaurant | evacuation drill at work ended up in city gardens – nice! | retail therapy at lunchtime | hard to believe she has just had 6 inches trimmed […]

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sharing books – jill kismet series, by lilith saintcrow …

Now that I have finished the Dante Valentine series by Lilith Saintcrow on my daily bus trip in and out of the city, I’ve moved on to another series by the same author that I love, the Jill Kismet series. I’ve purchased the Kindle omnibus edition of Jill Kismet which contains: Night Shift, Hunter’s Prayer, […]

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sharing games – the room …

[The Room, by Fireproof Games] I want to share a fun game I found this week, while reading the latest Macworld. It’s called ‘The Room’, and there is a sequel as well, imaginatively named ‘The Room Two’. The games were created by Fireproof Games, and if you want a bit of a giggle, go read […]

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quilting – spray basting versus pin basting …

So (quilty) folks, just recently I bought my first can of spray and basted a quilt without spending hours pinning thousands of tiny gold safety pins to my quilt top. It’s something I’ve been considering for a while now, and at my recent quilting class, I talked to the teacher about the pros and cons […]

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the white stuff – living room …

Isn’t this a beautiful open-plan living space? Things to love … the warm timber floor laid in such an unusual pattern, lots of white, with black used as accents, the curves of the wooden stools, one natural lamp hung between two black lamps, the high ceilings that make the rooms feel so light and open, […]

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treasure box 94 …

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 some links to a collection of coffee goodness. Find 1 … […]

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2014: project 365, week 20 …

[Credits: Hello There Template (altered), by Paislee Press. Font: Courier New.]  Journaling – detail of finished scrappy quilt | morning tea with the man | binding during my lunch break | scrap quilt from 2012 finally quilted | display unit slowly filling with finished quilts | new lamps, which I adore | friday selfie while […]

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sharing books – dante valentine series, by lilith saint crow …

One of the upsides of public transport is the opportunity to read on a regular basis. Now that things have settled down in my part of the world and I have a regular bus to catch, I have 1 ½ hours of reading time available to me each day! And funnily enough, even though I […]

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sharing technology – digital gardening …

[Digital Trends] So you don’t have a green thumb? Me neither … so here’s a thought? Why don’t you get your iPhone to do the gardening for you? How’s this for an idea … Niwa, an upcoming product from a UK startup of the same name, seeks to  … (bring)  hydroponic gardening into your living […]

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tutorial – how to sew a hexagon quilt by hand …

I love sewing hexagon quilts … I have a pretty little zippered bag that contains the basic ingredients for sewing hexagons while I am out and about, and in this one bag is enough to keep me busy for three to four hours. It is a craft that is very portable and relaxing, as you […]

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the white stuff – looking outside …

[Savor Home via vtwonen] Imagine looking out on this view every morning, while enjoying breakfast goodies! Things to love … the super big white windows and doors letting in natural light, the luscious greenery of the garden, the inviting path to chairs and a table in the green setting, and the timber rustic table that draws […]

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treasure box 93 …

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 some links to a collection of beautiful simple desktop papers. You […]

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2014: project 365, week 19 …

[Credits: Hello There Template (altered), by Paislee Press. Font: Courier New.] Journaling – new sideboard, at last | sitting comfortably on dad’s belly | a wander through the city at lunch time | quilt 3 completed | happy mother’s day | tutoring | breakfast with the man … [wk 19, may 4 – 10, 2014]

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simply retro challenge, quilt 3, update 2 …

Time for a second and final update on Quilt 3, Vintage, in our little informal challenge, #simplyretrochallenge. I think I left the quilt journey last week with 12 piles of  pressed pieces that would go into making up the 12 blocks. Over the weekend, I found myself back on the aubergine lounge, watching a movie with […]

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