Friday, 13 May 2016

My Friday Finds . . .

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A few of the things I discover each week that inspire me and make me want to get busy creating or doing things! I hope they inspire you to do the same!


Using Washi Tape to cover tabs.   Found on Stacijulian Blog.


A sweet sewing set by Gentle Work.  I love this blog.   No instructions, just eye candy for the crafter and plenty of inspiration.


I love this sweet little book in a matchbox. (you know I love matchbox crafts.)  From Club Scrap.  A complete tutorial.


Painted Stone Herb Markers for the garden.  I love these.  From August Wren.


Crochet Basket Tutorial.  From  Darling Be Brave.


Dandelion Pesto.   Who knew!  From DIY in PDX.


How to transferVintage Wallpaper, pictures and almost anything onto wood.  1001 Pallets.


Love this picnic basket.  No pattern or instructions, purely inspiration.  From Lella Boutique.


Bag Making for Beginners.  You can find Part 1 here.  


Part Two is here.  The Sewing Directory.


And Part Three.


And finally  . . .  Part Four.


Quilt as you go . . . Contented.


How to Compost.  From Pretty Handy Girl.


Make your own Butterfly Feeder.  From eHow.


From The Garden Glove.  Unusual ideas for garden containers.

And that's my finds for this week.  Hope you found something here that you can use!


I thought you might like to see the combined gift that my sister and I gave my mom for Mother's Day.  I so seldom get to see  my art framed and being used.   It looks pretty nice here!  We have had such a busy week.   On Wednesday the Zone Leaders ended up being at ours for lunch.  I did cabbage and cheese soup. rolls and homemade brownies, and then yesterday the Sister's called saying their Tea Appointment had fallen through, so they ended up here feasting on Meatloaf Pie, crunchy cheese potatoes, salad and leftover brownies and some speedy berry cake.  Today we have the Swallows coming, the dog groomer and we are driving a family out to a camp.  Whew!  There is no rest for the wicked!

A thought to carry with you through today . . .

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Expect to have hope rekindled.
Expect yoru prayers to be
answered in wondrous ways.
The dry seasons in life
do not last.
The Spring rains will come again
~Sarah Ban Breathnach
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Spiritual Enlightenment

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In The English Kitchen today  . . .  Butter Baked Jersey Royals.  Delish!

I hope that you have a lovely Friday! Wherever you go and whatever you do, may you always know that . . . 

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And I do too!


  1. Oh Marie we have a snap moment as I have potato roasting in sage butter right now.

    Will and Pip are in the garden having some fun. Pip is missing her Connor as he is currently away at his great grandmother's funeral. I love to see my children getting on as it is rare.

    God bless your day. It sounds interesting with potential for fun.

  2. It's great to see the kids getting along Suzan! As they get older they will become closer and closer. At least that is the way it has been with mine. Love and hugs! xoxo

  3. Hi, Marie! Oooo... I love GentleWork blog too--just love here soft, vintage-y style--I aspire to that kind of beautiful, meaningful stitchery. Dandelion pesto--yes, please!! LOVELY butterfly feed--what a great idea. LOVE your kitty-cat art for you Mother--so sweet a gift!! Fun to catch up with you today, my friend... Wishing you all a happy weekend there! :) ((LOVE & BIG HUGS))

  4. I have a basket similar to that picnic basket. I use it for my embroidery work. The liner has pockets in it to keep your scissors, needles and thread in. I love it. Hope your busy day is a good one ! Happy Friday!

  5. Bravo to see your art framed and loved:)

    Marie I love that matchbox card..not sure f you remember the book card I made for Mylène for her 40th?

    Caroline will be 40 in Feb..I think I will do this one..thank you!
    Busy beeeeeeeeeeeeee...

  6. Happy weekend to you too Tracy! I am on my way over to your page next. I haven't had two minutes hardly to myself today! Its been a very busy day in one way or another! xoxo

    What luck Pam! I don't think I could find a basket like that over here! I just love it! Happy Friday the 13th to you! xoxo

    Thanks Monique! I do remember the book card you made for Mylene! It was gorgeous (like everything you do) with all of the sequins and beads, and your lovely little paintings, etc. What a treasure you created for her! I am sure Caroline will love this one here today. Who wouldn't and made by a mother's fair hands, so much more of a treasure! Love and hugs! xoxo

  7. What a lovely joint gift with your sister for your Mother. I loved it. You always find such creative items. I love the painted garden stones; a great idea. I like the tutorials for the bags; although I probably won't ghetto that one. The matchbox books are adorable.
    I like anything vintage. I especially liked the unique containers for garden items.
    Thanks for sharing these dear friend. Sending love and hugs your way~

  8. Thanks LeAnn! My mother did enjoy the gift. She is at the stage now where it is difficult to get her anything as she doesn't need anything. xoxo


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