Friday, 8 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!


I love LOVE paper Dolls and I found this printable one on  Cool Mom Picks.


Stitch Books.  How I make My Fibre Books, a complete tutorial on A Million Little Stitches.


Mediterranean Diet, a meal plan which can save your life.   From Authority Nutrition. This is a detailed meal plan for the Mediterranean diet. Foods to eat, foods to avoid and a sample Mediterranean menu for one week.   Every little helps!


I love this Valentine Wreath on Etsy by Judy Blank.  I think it is breathtakingly beautiful.   Her work is just gorgeous.

A Love Banner for Valentines Day.  From A Pretty Life In The Suburbs.  There are also a lot of other  Valentines Ideas there as well!  


This one is for Tatiana and I love it too.  A wooden spool wreath that you can use a lot of your paper scraps on.  How very pretty and unique!  From The Darice Craft Blog.


Washi Tape Light Switch Covers.  I love this idea!  (Especially for my craft room!)  Found on Tinker With This.


Wire Edged Fabric Flowers.  I used to make a lot of these in days gone by.  I had whole arrangements of them.   A complete tutorial on Polka Dot Pineapple.


 Painting a Porcelain Tea Pot.  How very beautiful.  From Invisibly


Painted Dishtowels no sew.  From Hello Glow.  I love these.  Look at that cute pom pom edging.  I Love pom poms.

10 easy ways you can add cottage style to create a home you love! Cottage living provides a casual, comfortable style that's truly fuss-free.  From Town N Country Living.

And that's it for this week.  I hope you found something useful there!

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A friend of mine is in the process at the moment of adopting a little Chinese Girl.  She wanted me to do a picture for her to hang in her new daughter's bedroom which would convey how very much they wanted her.   This is what I came up with.  It took me several days to do from the initial sketch to the finished painting.  She is very happy with it.  I love doing commission work when my vision actually matches the vision of the person I am doing it for.   Because I do everything by hand, even the lettering, it can be a bit of a pain when they want something changed.  That usually means having to completely redo everything from the start.  I wish I knew an easier way of doing it, but I'm a dinosaur.  The only way I know how to do these things is by hand and by scratch.  Nothing digital here!

This is my first piece of the year!

A thought to carry with you through today  . . .

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Catch a fire with enthusiasm
and people will come for miles
to watch you burn.
~John Wesley
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Cooking in The English Kitchen today . . . Hot Ham and Cheese Rolls.  Delicious!

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

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And I do too!


  1. I do like your first of the year art work. How precious to have for the new little one ! Hope you have a fantastic Friday !

  2. What a delightful lovely beautiful painting to start the year with. Oh Marie how I pray and pray that this year will be the year that you will truly be noticed and paid for all the wonderful art work that you produce.....As always it's great on a Friday to see the amazing things you find for us to look up and in doing so find even more things !! Last week in a local newspaper there was an article about a lady who lives near us who collects and sells miniatures....well you know what I'm like with anything tiny so I just had to,look,at her web page...she has the most wonderful.things ...from dolls house type furniture to Dolls, teddies etc you name it, even hand painted pictures..miniatures!! Mary as a big treat is insisting ...on going to see all her things..I have written to her and are going next Wednesday....will we be tempted ????.....well it will be my birthday the next day LOL....been a nice sunny morning but dulling down now. I am waiting for Maggie coming to give Masy her bath, trim, etc..poor wee thing trust us to be doing it as the days get colder xxx

  3. Hahahaha I made those flowers too w/ nylons we dyed..:) and with other stretch fabrics and those..we walked the same craft paths Marie..your little girl is a doll:)
    I hope this is your year too..what Sybil said;)

  4. Mediterranean meals mean you must come and spend some time to Greece....

  5. Thanks Pam! I hope you have a lovely weekend! xoxo

    Thanks Sybil! I have not given up on being discovered, but if it happens it would be great and if it doesn't then that is okay too because I just get so much pleasure from being able to create! God bless you! xoxo

    Thanks Monique! What will be will be! xoxo

    It's on my bucket list Tatiana! You know it! xoxo


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