Monthly Archives: June 2014

2014: project 365, week 26 …

[Credits: Hello There Template (altered), by Paislee Press. Font: Courier New.] Journaling – my idea of a perfect evening | a ‘fun’ way to spend a sunday, catching up on the ironing | it was cold at the bus stop this week | indian take-away | afternoon tea with megan & colin | cuddling into […]

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tutorial – diy gold chevron box, by krafty kath …

[krafty kath] Here’s a tutorial by Krafty Kath … make this lovely chevron box with scissors, tape and spray paint! You can find instructions and images on the Krafty Kath blog. [Krafty Kath]

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bits and pieces …

Just a ‘bits and pieces’ post today, sort of a ‘what I’ve been up to lately’ post … Just in case you hadn’t noticed, we are almost half way through this year! It is six months under the belt without one of my children living at home, which has been hard at times. Yes, that girl […]

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the white stuff – bedroom …

[Alexandra Loew] Something fun  for this week … a child’s playhouse/bed!!! Things to love … the fun factor stands out for me! Who wouldn’t want to go to bed in this little house?  Of course, the mother part of me is horrified, as it would be so difficult to change the sheets and make the […]

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2014: project 365, week 25 …

[Credits: Hello There Template (altered), by Paislee Press. Font: Courier New.] Journaling – lemons & limes is coming together | his royal fluffiness | ready for the boy’s LEGO collection | exam week for the uni student | morning tea at the coffee club | new mac replacement, first one was a lemon | friday […]

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simply retro challenge, quilt 4, update 2 …

So here we are halfway through June, and my Swell quilt top is finished! I didn’t find this an easy quilt to make … I think it was psychological though, just the thought of putting together 80 blocks overwhelmed me a little. But I did as I usually do, I broke the process up into […]

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sharing technology – audible …

So, hands up all the folks who have trouble switching their brains off and getting to sleep at night? Uh huh … I’m not the only one then? Ok, so I’ve counted sheep, imagined my mind a whiteboard and ‘cleaned’ it, done some deep breathing, and counted backwards from 1,000 by threes, and nothing seems […]

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tutorial – ikea hack bar cart, by sugar and cloth …

[sugar and cloth] Here’s a link to a very pretty bar cart … you can find more images and the ‘how to’ at sugar and cloth. It would make a lovely addition to the corner of a room, and even if you don’t want a bar cart, how cool as an extra storage option would […]

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the white stuff – bedroom …

[Noe] Do these white bookshelves make your heart go pitter patter? I’m loving the fact that you could lean out of bed and grab a book, and if that isn’t conducive to an extra hour or so reading in bed, I don’t know what would be … Things to love … white bookcases that frame […]

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2014: project 365, week 24 …

[Credits: Hello There Template (altered), by Paislee Press. Font: Courier New.] Journaling – we enjoyed a visit from the rogers this week | birthday cake for the birthday man | designing the girl’s chevron quilt | out and about | working on quilt 4 of the #simplyretrochallenge | lemon curd tart | shopping with the […]

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simply retro challenge, quilt 4, update 1 …

It’s been very quiet from my little corner re our #simplyretrochallenge is concerned … Somehow real life has intruded a little on my sewing time, and my quilting life has had to take a back seat. We’ve had the man away for a week on a business trip, the boy in the throes of uni […]

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hexagon quilt – finished!

So over the weekend, I sewed the last stitch on the binding of my second hexagon quilt, which I started way back in October 2012. My quilt top has been finished for many months, but recently I hunted down a local professional quilter and handed over my sandwich of quilt top, batting and backing to […]

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the white stuff – kitchen …

[Desire to Inspire] Here’s a lovely combination of a little period style with a little scandi style … Things to love … white cupboards contrasting against the black floor, with a black and white striped mat that ties them so neatly together, the warmth of stone with the stove tucked away neatly in an alcove, […]

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treasure box 96 …

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 … since moving into and decorating a new (to us) home, I’ve suddenly become aware of […]

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2014: project 365, week 23 …

[Credits: Hello There Template (altered), by Paislee Press. Font: Courier New.] Journaling – bit by bit, the house is beginning to feel like us | 2nd hexagon quilt back from the quilter | laundry after a week in canberra | fresh flowers, from the back garden | happy mail, backing for the vintage quilt | […]

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sharing movies – x-men: days of future past …

Last Friday, I had to fly to Sydney for work, and after my conference, I caught a train which chugged a couple of hours north, where I spent the weekend with my girl. We had a fabulous time … we stayed up late, then slept in the next day, chatted, surfed (on computers!), and generally […]

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tutorial – diy gold mouse pad, by homey oh my …

[homey oh my] Sharing a link today to a tutorial to make this smart gold mouse pad, found on homey oh my … more images and instructions at the website.

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retrospective, a new york beauty wall hanging …

retrospective … adjective … looking back on or dealing with past events or situations. noun … an exhibition or compilation showing the development of an artist’s work over a period of time. I thought I would share a little about one of the last quilts I made in my ‘first’ life as a quilter which […]

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the white stuff – bathroom …

[dezeen] Isn’t this a fresh, inviting space? Things to love … loads of natural light complemented by the cool lights either side of the mirror, the backdrop of white subway tiles, a fun white rubbish bin, the concrete slab bench, the dark floor that sets off the white, and the green glasses … I love! […]

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simply retro challenge, quilt 4 …

So it’s June, folks, and we all know what that means … time to start our next ‘Simply Retro’ quilt, in our #simplyretrochallenge!!! To date, we have worked our way through Sweet Life (chosen by @ksharonk), Playground (chosen by @hillscass), and Vintage (chosen by @gnomeangel). And for the month of June, the quilt selected by […]

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