Monthly Archives: July 2014

the white stuff – sheep measuring cup set …

[Outblush] Couldn’t be cuter … Things to love … white grey and black, useful and decorative, practical and whimsical! He can come live on my kitchen bench …

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tutorial – hexagon travel kit, by the zen of making …

[the zen of making] This really couldn’t get any cuter, could it? A little sewing travel kit made with hexagons … I’m smiling as I type this. You will find clear instructions with great photos here, at the zen of making. It goes without saying that I want one. And I want it now!!!

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more of a gale than a breeze …

Something fun is happening over at Angie’s blog at GnomeAngel, the start of the Sea Breeze Mini Quilt-A-Long!!! I read about this a while back, and thought, sounds like fun, but I have a lot on my ‘to do’ list at the moment, and another quilting project shouldn’t really be tacked onto the end of […]

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the white stuff – bathroom …

[Bo Bedre] A room with a view this week … Things to love … floor to ceiling windows, neutral drapes, the industrial wall treatment on the floor and walls, the lovely shape to the bath, the wall of white tiles, and of course, the VIEW! I could do with some quality time in this space […]

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good stuff …

Well hello there, internet friends! I’ve been away for a few days, doing family things over the weekend. Our girl came a’ visiting from interstate for two very short days (day 1 @ 2 were shared with her boyfriend, who lives an hour away, and day 3 & 4 were with us!) She flew back […]

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2014: project 365, week 29 …

[Credits: Hello There Template (altered), by Paislee Press. Font: Courier New.] Journaling – quilting fun | winter goodies | awards evening for the marathoner | breakfast with the man | snuggling into dad’s elbow on a cold winter evening | playing with 1 1/2 inch hsts | our girl is home for the weekend … […]

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simply retro challenge, quilt 5 – update 1 and finish …

For month 5, July 2014, I chose the quilt named Framed, from Camille Roskelley’s book Simply Retro. I decided to make my quilt a little smaller than the quilt in the book, and finished, my quilt measures about 130 cm or 50 inches square. It’s a nice lap-sized quilt, or it will be when it’s […]

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the white stuff – dining room …

[Elisabeth Heier] I’m sharing a beautiful living space this week … Things to love … white, white, white everywhere! Love the plain white table, the chairs with silver legs, white walls framing a large window which lets in the view and light, the simply arranged flowers, and the clever way the firewood is stored. I […]

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treasure box 98 …

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, quilting tutorials to make some pretty blocks!!! Find 1 … a herringbone block […]

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2014: project 365, week 28 …

[Credits: Hello There Template (altered), by Paislee Press. Font: Courier New.] Journaling – herbs on the kitchen bench | new lync headset, i’m such a tech head | quilt 5 in the #simplyretrochallenge, framed | morning tea with megan | breakfast with the man | watching tv with dad | the boys … [wk 28, […]

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bits and pieces …

Well hello there, internet-y friends … just a quick blog post on ‘bits and pieces’ happening in my life at the moment!!! Marathon matters … this last weekend, the man competed in his first ever marathon, and finished very well, coming in just under four hours. That’s four hours of constant running, and running over […]

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falling in love … with fabric!

[Maze & Vale, via Red Pepper Quilts] Have you ever fallen in love with fabric? You see something new, and instantly think, ‘Oooh, I have to have that! Right now!’? Or is it just me? I really enjoy Rita from Red Pepper Quilt’s Sunday Stash posts, which you can find here, where she introduces me […]

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the white stuff – laundry …

[Decor Pad] It almost looks too good to be true, this laundry … Things to love … the glossy white subway tiles, the crystal knobs on the drawers and cupboards, the natural light streaming  through the glass doors, the frosted glass panes in the cupboards that makes storage options beautiful, the glass storage jars, and the cane […]

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treasure box 97 …

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, some pretties from Etsy!!! Find 1 … from BBbronte. [BBbonte] Find 2 … […]

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2014: project 365, week 27 …

[Credits: Hello There Template (altered), by Paislee Press. Font: Courier New.] Journaling – the marathon men, cooling down after 42 km | breakfast with megan | family | mr fluffy pants | beneath the tv | surprise visitor on my desk at work | early morning, pre-marathon … [wk 27, jun 29 – 5, 2014]

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simply retro challenge, quilt 5 …

So here we are in July, month 5 of our very informal Simply Retro challenge, where we choose a quilt at the beginning of the month and use it as inspiration to create our own quilts. We are using the very gorgeous book, ‘Simply Retro’, by Camille Roskelley, to inspire us. If you ‘do’ Instagram, […]

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backing up with backblaze …

I’m not sure why I haven’t mentioned backing up with Backblaze before on my blog; I was sure I had, but after doing a search, I can’t find any evidence of a post, so here we go … I love Backblaze! I’ve used Backblaze for several years now, and I’m very happy with them as […]

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the white stuff – home office …

[Design and Form, via hemnet] Here’s an inspiring little work space … Things to love … the pale, warm timber contrasting with the white, the modern lines of the chair and table, the lamp with clean, fresh design lines, the green foliage of the plant, well grounded in a black planter, and the fabulous poster. […]

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hippity hop hop … in a quilty way!

I know I’m not the only one!!! You know, checking out a blog, then following a link to another blog, then finding something else enticing on yet another blog? Today was one of those days … I started at GnomeAngel’s blog … she has something fun about to start on her blog, her very own quilt-along […]

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