Friday, 15 January 2016

Friday Finds . . .

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A few of the things I find each week which strike my fancy and I hope that they strike yours also!

Raid the Craftroom and make something beautiful.  What a lovely pillow cover.  Created from a forgotten piece of needlework, some material scraps, etc.  From Living The Gentle Domestic Life.


What a beautiful pillow cover.   Simple embroidered bottom, nice trims.  Buttons!  Ricrac!  All the things that I love rolled into one.  Pattern from Crabapple Hill Studio.   (And there's more to choose from!  One for each season!) 


No source, but if you can crochet using Japanese Symbols, this is a really sweet heart to create for a special Valentine or a pillow slip adornment, etc.   I used to do all of my doilies using Japanese symbols.   It wasn't that hard to do really.

From Flamingo Toes, a tutorial for a hand embroidered felt bookmark.  Sweet!


A wreath made using family photos.  I love this.   I have a lot of family photos of the grandchildren I could use.  By Heather Mann on Dollar Store Crafts.


Waffle Crochet Dish Cloths.  Love these.  From Ravelry.   A free download.

 From e-how, make your own Sculpy Clay. Clay you can bake in the oven, no kiln needed. Use for jewelry, dolls, 3-D paintings, cars, animals, a hand or footprint keepsake and magnets, etc.


Something to make with the kids the next time you are babysitting, etc.   Glow in the Dark Sand.  From Growing a Jeweled Rose


DIY Dollar Store Table Runner.  No sewing involved.  Cute!  From Kristin Pot Pie.
Such a simple idea.


Origami Heart Invites.  Now I want to have a party, lol   These are so cute!  Found on Eat Drink Chic.

And those are my Friday Finds for this week!  I hope you found something of interest here!

 Boy, was yesterday ever a long day!  We went to Warrington in the morning, leaving bright and early.  Thankfully the day was filled with sunshine, so no worries with driving.   (Thank you God!) We found the missionary flats also with no problem.   Two sweet Sisters and two Elders.  We got back just in time for me to grab a quick bite to eat (I had a bowl of cereal) and then I dashed off to my Cooking for Diabetes Class.   I think I am going to enjoy this class.   We learned a lot about the four food groups,  what Diabetes is, what causes it, etc.   At the end she cooked a Leek and Potato Soup, and amazingly enough there was no cream or milk in it, and only 1 tsp of olive oil, and it was pretty tasty, as well as being thick and creamy.  Secret ingredient was to add a can of drained cannelini beans at the end, which (when blitzed) thickened the soup and added that creaminess you get from milk or cream.  Lesson Learned!  I was in bed early last night and slept the whole night through like a baby.  I hate that I get insomnia if I am out in the evening.  It makes me not want to go out anywhere at night.

A thought to carry with you through today . . .

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A woman is like a teabag
You never know how strong it is
until it is in hot water.
~Eleanor Roosevelt
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Cooking in The English Kitchen today  . . .  Friday Fried Rice.   A great way to use up all the bits in your fridge before you go out for that weekly food shop!

Have a fabulous Friday. Wherever you go, whatever you do, don't forget!

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And I do too!


  1. Wow, I really loved all of your finds. There are a few of them that I am going to take a closer look at. I always like the ones that can be used for the grandchildren. I loved the photo wreath, very unique. I also loved the crocheted heart.
    Your day sounded busy. I should take a diabetic cooking class. My husband is pre-diabetic. I am trying hard to cook better in this area.
    Well, have a sweet Friday and week-end sweet friend. You are the best. Love and hugs~

  2. I am really lucky LeAnn, because I am diagnosed as a diabetic, the classes are free through the National Health Service. We are really blessed. I am glad you found some useful things here! You have a great weekend also! Love and hugs right back! xoxo

  3. Marie thank you for the cannelini beans idea. I need to find new ways to thicken things. Beth comes home on Monday and she is now vegetarian as well as gluten and lactose free. I now shudder about meals.

    I love the embroidery too. Nothing on the pillow ideas today. I had to go to the doctor for my diabetes check. He was pleased with my numbers but the nurse was not. My BSL was high but I am sick and the doctor says that is enough to drive up my BSL.

    Dinner is simmering away. It is left over lamb shanks cooking into soup. It is filled with lots of veg and grains but somehow it is salty. I used a spice mix and it must be filled with the stuff.

    God bless your day and have fun.

  4. I bet you are looking forward to Beth's return Suzan! It seems like she has been gone forever! I think they put tons of salt in any mix these days. You would think they would know better and that people want to add their own salt! God bless your evening! xoxo

  5. I am watching Australia play against India in a One Day International match. It is in our city. I had tickets but gave them away. I am glad I did because I still feel like typhoid Mary. Pip keeps sending me texts.

  6. I especially love the idea of a photo wreath. I need someway to display the multitude of pictures of the grandchildren and I think that might just work. Glad your day went well and you also had s good nights sleep. It does make such a difference. Hope you have a fantastic Friday.

  7. I love little pillow covers..stitchery etc..
    glad you slept well..beans are a wonderful little thickener..I agree..
    the oregami heart invites are so sweet..have a virtual Vday party:)
    You don't need have a tonlet of friends!

  8. I am assuming you mean Cricket Suzan? I am not sure. I don't watch any sports on the telly, unless it is hockey, american football, gymnastics, skating or swimming. We don't get any of those over here very often! xo

    I thought that you might like that idea Pam. You have lots of lovely Grands! Hope your Friday is going well! xoxo

    I thought you would like the embroidery Monique! I love it as well. I also fell in love with the origami invites and am wondering how I can use them! xoxo

  9. I love all your finds today! I was excited to see, LeAnn when I popped over to comment; she is my daughter's MIL, and a very sweet one at that, I just love her, she's truly one of my favorite people. I'm in YW, and the cute bookmark looks like something fun to teach my little 12 year olds. I think embroidery is something every girl should learn to do!

  10. What a small world Barb! LeAnn and I have been online friends for a very long time now! I think those bookmarks would be great as a Young Women's project! You could do the YW values and colours! Xoxo


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