Saturday, November 1, 2014

Smelling the roses

Today I plan to stop and smell the roses (and dahlias too)

Why not make some wonderful A B C Family ornaments?  There is a brilliant and very detailed tutorial HERE at Say Yes.  They are designed and shared by Dana from MADE.  Huge thanks to all involved.
Hope you have a wonderful day

Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween

I'll be spending the evening watching spooky movies.  Hope you have a happy, not too scary, Halloween.
Time for this week's Good Fence with TexWizGirl at The Run *A* Round Ranch. 

This gorgeous fence/wall is in Ballan Victoria and I love it. 
Today I have a LINK to an adorable project
which I found at Patterns for Crochet. Huge thanks to everyone involved in providing this brilliant resource for us all.
Have a fun creepy day

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The dearest little deer

I got a fabulous surprise when our wonderful little Henry came for the day yesterday so no sewing took place.  I went shopping in the evening, when Henry went home, and I found a darling little deer clock to live in my sewing room.
I am so in love with this cutie and surprisingly he was only $5 in Kmart.  I'm planning a major tidy of my sewing room, and boy does it need it, then a bit of a redecorate with a woodland theme.

My sewing room is home to a daybed and I think a couple of new cushions are needed as part of my redecorating.  I was so thrilled to find this adorable pattern and plan to make a couple of these cushions as soon as my Christmas sewing is finished.
The cushions are designed by Kevin Kosbab of Feed Dog Designs and were included in his book The Quilters Applique Workshop. 
The pattern was very kindly shared HERE at brilliant Sew Mama Sew. You can check out Kevin's blog HERE. Huge thanks to both Kevin  and Beth.
Hope your day is filled with happiness

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Happy little hexies...

...are off to the USA as part of the Inchy Hexie Flower Swap.  I love being part of this group.
There are a couple of steps to arrive at the pattern and tutorial for this Liberty of London DIY Laundry Travel Bag, which is shared HERE at The City Sage.
The original pattern and tutorial is by Becky HERE at Bee of Design.  Thank you so much to everyone involved.
Have a wonderful day, 
(mine is going to be spent in the garden)

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Farewell Hamish

My husband, John, loves horses especially our little harness racing horse Alice (Argyle Melody) and his friend Michael's boy Hamish (Gentleman's Honour). John thinks he has prepared Hamish to race for about 90 of his 100 or so starts.  
After Sunday night's terrible storm, Michael checked on his horses and found Hamish dead in his paddock.  Sweet, gentle little Hamish had been struck by lightning and tragically he died. Poor John is so sad, Hamish was his friend. Anyone who has ever loved an animal will understand how hard it is to lose them suddenly.  So farewell sweet Hamish, you were such a fine boy.

As you know I love cute things and you can't get much cuter than this dear little hedgehog bag.
You can find him HERE at wonderful Craft Passion where many many wonderful patterns, recipes and great ideas are shared. 
And just because he is so cute here is a picture of a real baby hedgehog.  Aaahhhh.  
Have a day full of happiness

Monday, October 27, 2014

Melbourne's wild weather

We had a huge storm in Melbourne last night and my power is only just back on so I've been unable to post until now.  
I spent the weekend on a wonderful retreat at Mill Rose in Ballan but unfortunately my camera played up and I didn't get many pictures.  Suffice to say that everything Sue provided was divine.  I will post some pictures of what I made later this week.  Barb took lots of pictures so visit Barb at Barb's Creations to see just how gorgeous it was.
This picture did turn out, so 'Hi' to gorgeous Sue and Liz.  They are wonderful.
I was very happy to meet Kerryn from Christmas Creations.  Unfortunately no picture of her but Santa is magic so his picture was on the camera.  Here he is travelling home in Kerryn's car.

Another day and I have a LINK to another fabulous free pattern and great tutorial too.
Simple, practical and gorgeous to look at - what more could you possibly want.  I found it at a great spot - Somewhat Simple.  There are a multitude of gorgeous things shared at this fabulous spot so many many thanks to all involved.
Have a wonderful day

Sunday, October 26, 2014

The sweetest little elephant...

...and he is a needlecase...I just love him.
I bought this little elephant at a fundraising stall at Quilts Aged and Loved last week.  He was destined for the present box but I've decided to keep him because he is irresistible.
I just can't resist a little pompom or two, so this great scarf is perfect for me.  If you think it is perfect for you too, then please visit HERE at Crown Hill for  the instructions and a fabulous detailed tutorial too. 
Hope you get some time to stitch today

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