Monthly Archives: August 2014

simply retro challenge, quilt 6 – update 1 and finish …

This month I chose to make a mini quilt rather than a full-sized quilt. I think I am quite liking mini quilts, as I have made a few lately. Month six (August) in our #simplyretrochallenge was Fresh, from Simply Retro with Camille Roskelley. If you chose to make the full-sized quilt, you would have ended […]

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2014: project 365, week 33-35 …

[Credits: Hello There Template (altered), by Paislee Press. Font: Courier New.] Journaling – flying high, to london | new toy | quick-unpick, a (quilting) girl’s best friend | mornin’ | binding time | breakfast at the shingle inn | breakfast in dubai … [wk 33, aug 10 – 16, 2014] [Credits: Hello There Template (altered), […]

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london trip, day 1 …

You may have wondered why things have been a little quiet around my little blog home lately … I’ve just got back from a 10 day trip to London, and I thought I might spend the next few days sharing my visit with you. If you are wondering, it takes roughly 25 hours of travelling […]

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tutorial – big stitch coaster, by sew mama sew …

You can never have too many coasters, right? Here’s a tutorial with photos to make some lovely little quilted coasters with bias tape around the edges … love these, and what a perfect way to use up fabric scraps!!! You can find the tutorial at Sew Mama Sew …

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guest post, by cassie …

I’m fortunate enough to have two guest posters this week … My second guest is Cassie, who I have known as long as Carol, but I have actually met!!! We met for a day last year, and I had a wonderful day catching up, meeting her family, and exploring her lovely home … Hi everyone! […]

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guest post, by carol …

Guess what, folks? We have a guest poster here today, my good (internet) buddy, Carol!!! I’ve known Carol for possible ten years now, via the internet, as she tells you below, and we are definitely meeting up at a marathon race very soon. [We are cheering, not running!!!] Hi I’m Carol and I’ve known Sharon […]

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have you voted?

There’s a little something going on at the Family Ever After blog, a Sew-vivor competition! Now, the thought of a competition brings me out in hives, so there’s no chance that I’m involved, but I do love seeing what some of my sewing/quilting friends are getting up to!!! I wandered over today and found that […]

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the white stuff – living room …

[Imogen Naylor] A beautiful white living space this morning … Things to love … all the textures that work together so effortlessly, a white floor softened with the natural rug, the contrast of smooth and rough (that texture thing again!), the white timber shutters that filter the light, and the ‘nature’ touches throughout the room. […]

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2014: project 365, week 32 …

[Credits: Hello There Template (altered), by Paislee Press. Font: Courier New.] Journaling – finished, a mini ipad cover | good morning from charli | new work tote | breakfast with the man | loving black and white binding | at the movies, guardians of the galaxy | park run at minnippi … [wk 31, aug […]

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on the quilting front …

On the quilting front, I worked on a little project last night. I put together a mini quilt top using a charm pack of pretty fabrics a couple of weeks ago, with the intention of making a sewing machine cover from it. The quilt top ended up being a little smaller than I needed, and […]

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tutorial – diy mini notebook …

[A Joyful Riot] A girl can’t have too many notebooks … can she??? You can find a tutorial with clear instuctions and photos at A Joyful Riot. I love that the spine is sewn with a sewing machine, then covered in washi tape. What a great way to use all that washi tape that is […]

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the white stuff – bedroom …

[Homesick] I love a serene bedroom, and this is exactly that, serene … Things to love … pale timber floors, lots of white on the walls, the high bed and bedding, and the little bits and pieces around the room, accents of black in the photo frames on the left, the chair and the clock, high […]

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2014: project 365, week 31 …

[Credits: Hello There Template (altered), by Paislee Press. Font: Courier New.] Journaling – date night with the man | lovely way to finish the working week | apparently you need all this to run a marathon | helping the man carbo load | sea breeze mini quilt | considering this | friday selfie … [wk […]

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simply retro challenge, quilt 6 …

And somehow it is August, month 6 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, you […]

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2014: project 365, week 30 …

[Credits: Hello There Template (altered), by Paislee Press. Font: Courier New.] Journaling – my bus seat with a view | saying good-bye to nikki at work | least favourite part of quilting, the basting process | charli keeping an eye on proceedings | one more hexagon quilt almost ready to send off for quilting | […]

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