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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2014: project 365, week 39 …

[Credits: Hello There Template (altered), by Paislee Press. Font: Courier New.] Journaling – perfect spring afternoon at the coast | quilting progress | morning tea with the man | moi | mr fluffy pants | lovely etsy purchase | the boys … [wk 39, sept 21 – 27, 2014]

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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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2014: project 365, week 38 …

[Credits: Hello There Template (altered), by Paislee Press. Font: Courier New.] Journaling – twilight run, running with the girls and the guys | the boy & yarn bombing | loving my new toy | swell festival 2014 | downtime in the staff room at lunchtime | i’ve been waiting so long for my under-cover clothesline […]

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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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SWELL Festival 2014 …

One of the events that I have always loved attending is our local SWELL Festival. This is from the SWELL website, which helps to explain what the event is about … Experience a wondrous display of over 50 sculptures built by local, national and international artists at the 12th annual Swell Sculpture Festival along Currumbin […]

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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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2014: project 365, week 36 & 37 …

[Credits: Hello There Template (altered), by Paislee Press. Font: Courier New.] Journaling – in the pink | ‘helping’ me sew hexagons | london beauties, my liberty of london fabrics | another small hexie project on the go | new kitchen tap!!! | raspberry tea | happy ‘friday’ selfie … [wk 36, oct 31 – sept […]

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london trip, day 7 & 8 …

For our last full day of ‘touristing’ in London, Day 7, we hired a car and drove east to Canterbury to visit the Cathedral which dominates the skyline in this part of the country. We were very brave to tackle London traffic on a holiday weekend, in retrospect. The man is a very competent driver, […]

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london trip, day 6 …

Day 6 we spent back in London. So much to see, so little time. We caught the tube to Westminster Station after breakfast, and spent the day touring Westminster Abbey and Westminster Palace. [image from here] Photography was not permitted in most of the rooms we viewed, so I’ve ‘borrowed’ some images off the internet. […]

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london trip, day 5 …

Day 5 we were on our way by 9.30 am, after a great breakfast, and our first stop was Bourton on the Water, which has been described as the Little Venice of the Cotswolds, as it straddles the river Windrush with its series of elegant low bridges beside neat tree-shaded greens and tidy stone banks. […]

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london trip, day 4 …

Day 4 & 5 were the highlights of the trip for me … we ventured out of London for two days into the Cotswolds, travelling west of London, and staying in a country hotel. We went on a Rabbies tour, which I recommend, as there were only 16 on our bus, which meant we enjoyed […]

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london trip, day 3 …

So we are at Day 3, and wow, my feet still hurt thinking about Day 3! We walked over 16 kms, and visited The London Tower and the British Museum, and really, we could have spent a whole week in just the museum. I can sense how my energy levels were going during the day […]

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