Monthly Archives: November 2014

2014: project 365, week 48 …

[Credits: Hello There Template (altered), by Paislee Press. Font: Courier New.] Journaling – quiet saturday night with the lotr’s crew | worst storm in 30 years in the city this week, with hail on the seat at the bus stop | christmas is just around the corner | a new bird in charli’s cage much […]

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hail and havoc …

[yesterday’s storm, photo by Mick Shipley] I had an adventure yesterday afternoon! It was almost going home time at work when something made me look up to see that it was almost dark. I could hear an unusual sound outside (I’m on the fifth floor), and making my way to the window, I saw that […]

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made by claire louise – felt food …

[made by claire louise] This week’s Etsy find is made by claire louise. If you have a little person living at your house, you might like to check out made by claire louise … here are some details from the shop’s description … I make a range of things from children’s educational and pretend play […]

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2014: project 365, week 47 …

[Credits: Hello There Template (altered), by Paislee Press. Font: Courier New.] Journaling – the cottage garden | blueberry pancakes, breakfast date | mini quilt | basil and parsley | special gift from a special friend | gold coast trail running series | shopping with the girls … [wk 47, nov 16 – 22, 2014]

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tutorial – hexie case pattern, by During Quiet Time …

[During Quiet Time] Just in case you have a bunch of hexagons lying around waiting to be made into something fun, I thought I would share a link to this hexie pattern for a little zippered bag. You can find the pattern for sale at During Quiet Time here … Here is a description of […]

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holiday weekend …

It’s strange how a weekend of fun is almost as good as a holiday … I’ve blogged before about our semi-annual girls’ weekends away from the usual weekend routines with two of my high-school girlfriends. We’ve been to Melbourne a couple of times, and have an overseas trip planned somewhere in the next couple of […]

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scrappy quilts …

One of my favourite quilts to make is a scrappy quilt … you get to use all those lovely little scraps left over from quilting fun which means no piece of loveliness is wasted, I love the surprise patterns that can suddenly appear when you lay out a quilt design, they are relatively quick and […]

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2014: project 365, week 46 …

[Credits: Hello There Template (altered), by Paislee Press. Font: Courier New.] Journaling – around nana & poppa’s house | to die for yumminess | be still my beating heart, the extended edition with commentary | obviously bored at work | new dress | new exy shoes designed to help sore heels & ankles | a […]

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clara and macy – make your own kits …

[clara and macy] Loving these ‘whimsical goodies’ which you can find at the Etsy shop, Clara and Macy … you can purchase kits to make these little characters. I really loved reading the background to this little shop, which you can find on a blog called Cupcakes for Clara …  ‘I am the lovely lovely Clara. […]

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tutorial – geometric heart, by my sister’s suitcase …

[My Sister’s Suitcase] Need to add a pop of color to your wall? Check out this tutorial for a colorful Geometric Heart guaranteed to brighten up any room! Visit My Sister’s Suitcase for instructions and more beautiful photos that illustrate the process of creating this piece of wall art. LOVE it!!!

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tutorial – *smiles*, a hexagon quilt …

I have mentioned how addictive making a hexagon quilt is, haven’t I? I get about 4/5’s of the way through a quilt, and the next one pops into my head!!! My latest finished hexagon adventure is called *smiles* … because it makes me smile when I look at it. Here are the ‘vital statistics’ of […]

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fluffmonger – falafel the plush llama …

[fluffmonger] Total cuteness this week, in the form of handmade works of art with real personality. From the Etsy store description … Fluffmonger plush are handmade works of art crafted using materials that are organic and ethically produced. Each piece is designed and hand-made by Fluffmonger owner Jenny Maj. All materials used are organic and […]

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2014: project 365, week 45 …

[Credits: Hello There Template (altered), by Paislee Press. Font: Courier New.] Journaling – brilliant colour in the afternoon sunshine | park run | sorting out the bionicle horde | window shopping | brunch with the man | scrappy quilt in the making | dressing up for the melbourne cup … [wk 45, nov 2 – […]

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quilting wips, october 2014 …

I’m thinking if I don’t get this posted, November is going to be half over, as today is the 5th!!! There was a mad scramble during the last couple of days of October, quilting/sewing-wise, as I wanted desperately to ‘tick’ some things off my lists below. And I’m glad to say that I have been […]

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tutorial – designing a hexagon quilt …

Gentle readers, it’s that time again … time to design and begin a new hexagon quilt. It goes without saying that it takes time to hand-sew a hexagon quilt. I really enjoy the process that spreads over months, but I also enjoy the planning and designing of a new hexagon quilt. I’ve enjoyed making different […]

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2014: project 365, week 44 …

[Credits: Hello There Template (altered), by Paislee Press. Font: Courier New.] Journaling – at my feet | my movie mate | joing the last few rows | breakfast with the man | the cottage garden | james makes me a coffee | running off-road with the girls … [wk 44, oct 26 – nov 1, […]

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