Category Archives: fun stuff

tutorial – lantern terrarium, by persia lou …

[lantern terrarium, by persia lou] Aren’t these lanterns lovely, filled with (faux) succulents that even I could ‘grow’ … I have a fondness for lanterns, and can see one of these in scandi white, filled with succulents, turning a corner of my home into an interesting space. You can find instructions and photos at persia […]

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sharing technology – bookbook travel journal, by twelvesouth …

[twelvesouth] Oh my, this makes my little librarian’s heart beat just that little bit faster!!! Technology plus books equals love!!! From the twelvesouth website … BookBook Travel Journal looks like a vintage book, but it’s really a dapper, hardback leather case designed to hold your iPad and the essential accessories that go with it. Inside you’ll […]

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sharing podcasts – serial …

Have you listened to the Serial podcast? This is from the Serial podcast website … Serial is a podcast from the creators of This American Life, and is hosted by Sarah Koenig. Serial tells one story – a true story – over the course of an entire season. Each season, we’ll follow a plot and […]

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two sad donkeys – nester, the long-eared christmas donkey …

[two sad donkeys]  Oh my goodness, here’s some Etsy cuteness for you … a shop called Two Sad Donkeys! Olga, the shop owner says … I love making felt toys that are enjoyable to look at and fun. They are handmade and therefore unique and made for the child in all of us! All my […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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