Friday, 16 May 2014

Friday Finds


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A few of the wow moments, or things I discover each week that tickle my fancy.  I hope that they may inspire or tickle yours too!  



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Homemade Gummy Bears.  Healthy.  No preservatives or artificial colours.  All natural ingredients.
From a blog called Undressed Skeleton.  I miss gummy bears.

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A DIY headband.  This looks fairly easy to do.  It's not just any headband, but a twisted Turban headband made from an old t-shirt.  I found this on Honeybee Vintage.  Great page.

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I just love these tea towels with the prairie points.  They are pretty and colourful and would be a great way to use up bits and bobs of fabric you have laying around.   There is a full tutorial on Lilluna.  They look fairly straightforward and easy to make.

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Paper Scrap Garlands.   I love finding ways to use paper scraps.  I throw nothing away.  I have a whole box full of paper scraps and I always end up using every inch of them in some way.  These papers are expensive and it's a sin to throw any of them out, even the little bits.  You will find this and other gift wrapping ideas on Crate Paper.  

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Washi Tape Flags.  You could make these with skewers if you want tall ones, or toothpick if you want small ones.  They would be a great way to decorate Birthday Cakes or Cupcakes, for themed parties, etc.   Found on Pink Suede Shoe.  

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I love this floral arrangement.  I would never have thought of using my button collection in such a way.  This is a great way to get them out of the button box and on display.  Not sure I would do a huge one.  (I'd be too afraid of ruining my buttons!)  But I think I could manage a small one!

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There are some really cute gift ideas here, on Vintage Paper Parade.   I love that blog!   There's a lot of cute things on that page.   I don't know how people keep coming up with these novel ideas.  I am always amazed at what I find!

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A new use for the tabs from the soda pop tins.  Picture hangers!  Found on Apartment Therapy.  I would NEVER have thought of that!  Genius!

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Dining Chair Slip Covers.  I love these.  There is a complete tutorial on Miss Mustard Seed.
Great page too by the way!  Our chairs are old chairs we picked up at a charity shop.  Nothing wrong with them.  They're solid wood, with rush seats.   I think they would be lovely with the seats slip covered however.

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Have you checked out The Dating Divas???  You really should if you have a man in your life that you appreciate and want to show him how much in a unique way, or you just want to make your date nights a little bit more exciting.  There is no end to the fabulous ideas on that page!  I wish I had discovered date nights when I was earlier.   You should NEVER stop dating the one you love!

And that is it for this week.   I hope you found something there to tickle your fancy too!

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Cooking in The English Kitchen today . . . Cheese Stuffed Chicken with Roasted Potatoes and Cherry Tomatoes!  
This week has just flown by!  Have a wonderful Friday!

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8 comments:

Sybil said...

Thanks as always for these great places to browse through...Like you I am always amazed at what people think up. I'm away now to check them out
HAve a beautiful day. The sun is shining and it is going to be lovely and warm. MAsy is already lying in the sun by the open back door...

Suze said...

Enjoy your day Marie. I loved the stuff you have shown. I think that someone has made that stationary themselves. Thanks to you I have a new idea.

I wish I had more time to surf. I just have time to pop through my old favourites most days and once a week or so I crawl through some of my list.

Marie Rayner said...

Mitzie is out there basking as well Sybil! Dogs sure know how to live!

Thanks Suzan! I don't know how you manage to get everything done that you do anyways Suzan! You have so many responsibilities! I am in awe of you! xxoo

Tracy said...

Another great week of fun finds, Marie--thank you! LOVE those pretty tea towels and the paper scraps garland. :o) Happy Weekend ot all of you there, dear friend ((LOVE & BIG HUGS))

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Out of all the lovely finds this week, I found the one about the tabs used as picture hangers the best. I've often needed them and have to out searching for them in the stores. Hope you have a fantastic Friday!

LauraC said...

To protect your buttons and still use them that way, put a smaller container inside a glass one for the flowers and put your buttons between the two containers. Would work best if both were clear glass or the buttons end just at the top edge of the inner container. Two clear glass ones sounds easiest.

Marie Rayner said...

That was one of my favourite finds too Pam! Picture hangers can be sooooo expensive to buy! I am going to save my pop tabs from now on! You have a fantastic Friday as well! xx

Laura, that is a BRILLIANT idea!! Thanks so much! I would never have thought of that on my own. Fabulous! xx

Valerie said...

I love that headband! Fabulous! I will have to give that a try. =) Great post. Really enjoyed reading this. Such fun! Blessings and Sunshine, Valerie