Monthly Archives: September 2014

sidrun’s patterns – baby dragon …

[from Sidrun’s Patterns] Isn’t he gorgeous, this little green and blue dragon? I found him this morning while wandering down Etsy (cyber)aisles … This is from the shop announcements’ page – All my toys are fairly easy to make and patterns written with beginner crocheters in mind – I always include many step-by-step photos, detailed instructions […]

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sharing technology – stocard app …

This is life-changing stuff, folks. Today, I’m sharing about an app I discovered this week that literally takes the place of all those plastic cards you carry around in your purse or wallet … Stocard is a free app for your smartphone (iPhone & Android) that stores the barcodes from your loyalty cards on your […]

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penguin and egg reversible toy pattern, from while she naps …

[from While She Naps] I’m dying here … could this be any cuter? I found this pattern in an email in my Inbox today … Here’s some text from Abby Glassenberg … ‘This toy is reversible! First, it’s an egg just waiting to hatch. Then, turn it inside out, and it transforms into an irresistible […]

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playing with your food …

Loving these super cute images … what kid (or adult) wouldn’t want to eat their dinner if it looked like this!!! Images from here …

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the dilly bag-a-long …

Welcome, blog readers, to the start of the dilly bag-a-long!!! For the next four weeks, myself, GnomeAngel and a group of super-duper bloggers will be helping you make your own version of the Judy Newman Dilly Bag. I’m not sure how I ended up at the front of the line … *sharon looks furtively behind […]

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simply retro challenge, quilt 7, update 1 and finish …

I’m not going to lie … this quilt just don’t like me!!! Right from the start, it has been out to get me. I guess the first mistake I made was when I realized that the quilt was now available as a mini, and I thought what a great idea! I raced over to thimble […]

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the nebulous kingdom – blue field memories …

This week I’m sharing a gorgeous art print from ‘The Nebulous Kingdom‘ as my Etsy find for this week … this shop has been a favourite of my girl for some time now, and she has selected a print as a possible Christmas present (nudge nude, wink wink, thanks Mum!) It’s not the print below; this […]

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liberty mini quilt …

I mentioned a few days back how much I enjoyed visiting Liberty of London while on our recent holiday to the UK. I bought two packets of 2 ½ inch squares with the thought that I would make some hexagons with these very precious and beautiful fabrics. After some online research, I found a cute […]

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podcast chatter …

These last few weeks, I’ve been enjoying some ‘new to me’ podcasts, and I thought I would share them with you today. Stephanie, the voice behind the microphone at Modern Sewciety, explains a little about her podcast content …  ‘I love blogs and I love podcasts. I want to hear more and really meet some […]

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hexagons and the sizzix big shot …

Recently I lashed out and purchased the new Sizzix Big Shot machine with the idea of using it to trim hexagon shapes from 2 1/2 inch squares of fabric. I love buying the cute little precuts called mini charm packs, which are 2 1/2 inch squares, and I thought that trimming the charm packs on […]

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the yarn kitchen – flower coasters …

[from the Yarn Kitchen] I’m starting a fun new feature on my blog this week … I haven’t thought of a snappy title for these posts yet, but I’m excited to share some Etsy shops and fav products that I have discovered! This week I’m sharing the Yarn Kitchen, and featuring these gorgeous crotched flower […]

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simply retro challenge, quilt 7 …

Well, look at that … it’s September! And it’s time to choose our next quilt in 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 […]

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a blog hop with a difference …

I was tagged last week by my friend Cassie to take part in a blog hop, who was tagged by Tammy from Girls Wear Blue Too. I thought it would be a great chance for some of my newer visitor to get to know me a little and share some things about my creative style. […]

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