Monthly Archives: October 2014

october is on the way out … quilting talk!

Tomorrow is the last day of October, and there has been a sudden flurry of activity in my quilting corner over the last couple of evenings after I have arrived home from work. I am very conscious of my October quilting wip (works in progress) roundup that I want to do on the first of […]

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sharon clancy designs – cloud necklace …

[Sharon Clancy Designs] I must confess to loving unusual costume jewellery … and this is just gorgeous! It’s a cloud necklace … do you think that’s a raindrop underneath it? I think so … Have a wander through Sharon Clancy Designs and discover some really stunning little pieces of art … you can find the […]

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tutorial – dia ring cones, by for the makers …

[For the Makers] I want to share a link today to a tutorial to make these lovely minimalist ring cones. They are made from some materials you may have lying around the house, and I can see them living quite happily at my house! For the instructions and more images, go to For the Makers, […]

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simply retro challenge, quilt 8 update and finish …

Sunday morning, I got up and thought, ‘Today would be a good day to make a (mini ) quilt!’ … and indeed, it was! The man was out doing a (short) long run of 15 kms, and not a creature was stirring, as the boy was sleeping in. Incidentally, the man came home wearing a […]

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kailo chic – green circles laptop bag …

I can see that running this little feature each week is going to get expensive … so far, I have mentioned five Etsy shops, and made several purchases!!! This week, I’m loving Kailo Chic, an Etsy shop where you can purchase wallets/cases/clutches/laptop bags in all sorts of cool colours and configurations. It won’t come as any […]

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book review – blogging: the big guide to creative content …

[Mollie Makes]  I want to share with you my thoughts on a magazine I came across by accident this week. It was my ‘lunch time wander through the city’ time and I was browsing the magazine shelves for quilting magazines, as you do. (You do, don’t you?) Tucked in behind a magazine was a copy […]

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the enchanted locket – bronze camera keychain …

[The Enchanted Locket] My Etsy find this week is a shop called The Enchanted Locket. I have a hankering for steam punk jewellery and this gorgeous camera hits the spot. You can find a wide range of beautiful jewellery in this shop, and I would have no trouble filling my shopping cart!!

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tutorial – journal cover, by bloom …

[Bloom] Today, I’m sharing a link to a tutorial to make these very pretty journal covers. You will find instructions and images for the tutorial here, at Bloom. You can choose one of two closures for the journals, and also a link to Bloom’s very popular original journal cover on her website. I just adore […]

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sharing technology – project life app …

[from iTunes] It’s hard to put an exact date on it, but I think I started paper scrapbooking round about the year 2000. I’ve always been a ‘simple scrapper’, and it goes almost without saying that someone who inspired my scrapping life was Becky Higgins. I bought her books, I played around with her sketches, and […]

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thoughtblossoms – gold wrap bracelet …

[thoughtblossoms] From the shop … ‘Words planted into our thoughts can be powerful if we allow them to guide our conscious and unconscious actions. They can inspire and remind us of our ability to accomplish amazing things, blossoming into beautiful results in our lives. “Thought Blossoms” jewelry may act as a reminder of this ability, […]

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quilting wips, september 2014 …

A little while back I very foolishly patted myself on the back for not having any (well, not many) quilting/sewing wips (works in progress). Well, how the mighty have fallen!!! To keep myself honest and motivated, I thought I would share my wips at the end of every month; it will be interesting to see […]

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simply retro challenge, quilt 8 …

And suddenly it’s October! 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 Roskelley, to inspire […]

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