Friday, 25 March 2016

My Friday Finds . . .

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 A few of the things I find each week that strike my fancy.  I hope they strike yours too!


I think this chicken bun holder is really cute.  It reminds me of a hot pad I made a long, long time ago which was a chicken.  I wonder what ever happened to it  . . .  From Drops Design. 


Sorry for another crochet pattern, but this curtain is just so darned pretty.  From Annies E-Pattern Central.   I used to get a lot of patterns before the www from Annie's Attic.  I wonder if it is the same company?  (I just checked it out and it is!  Squeee!)


A free pattern for a sweet Dr Owl  hot water bottle cover.  Found on  Rowan.  You do have to register, but not a problem.  (For me anyways.)


Embroidery on fabric bags.  These are so gorgeous.  From Flickr, but there is no pattern that I could find.  Sigh  . . .  just inspiration.


Strawberry Roses.   From Ash and Crafts.  Can you just see these on your cakes this summer?  I can!  Sooo pretty!

A dog bed from an old suitcase??  Why not!  And it fold up when not in use.  From those smart people at BHG.


Nana and Co, pretty little potholders.  I Love the fabric choices.  So very sweet.


How to turn an in-expensive composition notebook into a pretty art journal.   From Ashley Hackshaw.  A complete tutorial.


DIY Orange and Clove, Gardiners Soap.  From a Cultivated Nest.   Orange and clove sounds like it would smell just gorgeous.  Can you imagine washing your garden dirty hands with this?


Vintage Housewife Cupcake Toppers.  From Quirky Artist Loft.  Not free but the inspiration is.


Mini Farming.  Useful tips for doing some farming in your back yard.  I have always wanted to do this.   I've always wanted chickens.  I wonder if they would keep cats out of the yard?

 Cheerios Sheep Snacks.  So cute!  From Everyday Dishes.


Cottage Heart Banner Tutorial.  From Kathy's Cottage.  This is so sweet.


 How to clean and re-season Cast Iron.  Always useful.  From I Believe I can if I Try.

And finally  . . .

How to add Farmhouse Charm to your Rental Kitchen.  From Smart School House.  And that's it for this week!  I hope you found something useful!

A thought to carry with you through today . . .
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"When He says to the poor in spirit, 
“Come unto me,” 
He means He knows the way out 
and He knows the way up. 
He knows it because He has walked it. 
He knows the way because He is the way."
~Jeffrey R Holland
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Spiritual Enlightenment

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There are two recipes in The English Kitchen today.  One for Lentil Soup and one for Falafel from Scratch.

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God bless you on this Good Friday. Wherever you go and whatever you do, may you always know that  . . .

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And I do too!



Sybil said...

As always some great finds...just wish I could crochet..that chicken is great idea ....are you doing anything special this Good Friday ? We are opening the church between 12-3 and serving tea with hot cross buns between 2-3 so I will probably go up around 1 ...Mitch has said he will come over today so might depend on when he wants to's a while since he was over as he has had a bad's a beautiful sunny warmish morning here. That's Mary arriving so must go get breakfast ready xxx

Tracy said...

Hi, Marie! Oh, the chicken bun holder is marvelous--such fun for a Easter breakfast table! And strawberry roses--genius idea! Fun journal idea... Delicious food too--perfect for Good Friday. We're having fish soup and pretzel rolls tonight. :) Wishing you & yours a VERY BLESSED & HAPPY EASTER, my friend ((LOVE & BIG HUGS))

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

I love the way that composition book was transformed. And the pretty pot holders look like a great way to use up scrapes of material. Hope you have blessed Good Friday !

La Table De Nana said...

Thank you fr your blessing:)

I love it all and you could make it all even the a flash miss..

BTW I don't know if you read my reply..I suggested you maybe take the time to draw the commercial area of your little town..add a few country charm roads,a cute cute map..and bring it to who could be responsible to have them printed and given out in shops..but you get the $$ and royalties..


Suze said...

Oh Marie once again not one picture loaded for me.

God bless your day.

Marie Rayner said...

Thanks Sybil! We are having our Easter Dinner today so I can put it on the blog. The pleasures of having a food blog! It's sunny and warm here too. Enjoy your Hot cross buns! xoxo

Marie Rayner said...

I thought it was great too Tracy! Your dinner sounds fabulous! Happy and Blessed Easter to you and TJ also! Love and hugs! xoxo

Marie Rayner said...

Thanks Pam! I love the pot holders also. Yes, a great way to use up scraps! May your Good Friday also be blessed. xoxo

Marie Rayner said...

You're welcome Monique! I have not had a chance to read your response yet, but will pop over sometime today! Sounds like a great idea to me. Hope you are having a fabulous Friday! xoxo

Marie Rayner said...

Suzan, I am so sorry that the photos won't show for you. It probably has a lot to do with your server. :-( xoxo

Deb said...

Such cute ideas! I love it! Great quote from Elder Holland. Have a wonderful Easter. He is risen indeed!

Suze said...

Miraculously this morning every cute photo was loaded in super quick. I love all of them. I hope by now you are sleeping sweetly. God bless.

Barb said...

Hi Marie!

I pretty much loved everything about this post! I have been looking for a pattern for crochet curtains - thank you! My sis made me a really cute note book with a composition book, it was so cute, and I used it all the time!

We have a little Miniature Dachshund in our family, he would love the cute suitcase bed!

I always cook with cast iron skillets, I love mine.

I will be making cupcakes!! Love the vintage ladies!

Wonderful quote!


LeAnn said...

Your Friday finds are always fun. I liked all of these and I will hope to browse through a few of the links. I especially liked the dog bed out of the suitcase. That was clever. I of course, love anything vintage. I think the crochet curtains were really unique. The pot holders were adorable. I just loved all of the ideas. Love and hugs!

Marie Rayner said...

Thanks DEb! He is risen indeed! Halleuliah! xoxo

I am happy about that Suzan. It must have something to do with the server and the time of the day! xoxo

Glad you liked my finds Barb! We have a cute Daschund in our family also! I am going to make that crochet curtain for my kitchen window I think! I see all of these in my future one day! (A gal has to have dreams right?) Happy Easter! xoxo

Thanks LeAnn! Glad you enjoyed them also! I hope you are having a perfectly lovely Easter! Love and hugs right back! xoxo