Friday, 28 October 2016

My Friday Finds . . .


A few of the things I find each week which pique my curiosity or inspire me to want to do something, create something, cook something, or become a better person! I hope they will pique your curiosity or inspire you in some way as well!


An inexpensive way to customize drinking glasses for holidays, celebrations, etc.   Sharpie Metallic pens.  From Heart Love Always.  What a super simple and cute idea!


Amazing ornaments, all made from wrapping paper.  Found on Skip to my Lou.


Decorations mounted on the wall in the shape of a Christmas Tree.  For those who have no space perhaps.   Cute. No source, just a bit of eye candy.


7 Stunning Pumpkin Painting Ideas.  From the people at BHG.


A novel way to wrap gifts, using black and white postcards.  I like this.  From Nicety.   I quite like brown craft paper for wrapping gifts.  There are tons of ideas out there for dressing them up.


Washi Tape ideas for wrapping gifts.  From Tabula Rosi.


Ten delicious ways to spice up your Hot Chocolate.  (I think if you click on it, it will open up larger.)  From She Knows.

How to make a Woodland Stag Cake, from Hobbycraft.    What I like about this however, is not so much the Woodland Stage, but the inspiration it gives me to do something else.  I never knew it was so easy.


Tea Bag Shortbread Cookies.  From Baking Mischief.   There are printable tea bag tags and bonus Hedgehog Cookies.  So sweet!


Mrs Bunny Rabbit Tea Cosy.  From Ravelry.   Adorable!   I love it!  A free pattern.


These Little Lady Booties are adorable.   From Hopeful Honey.  A free pattern.


1920's crochet Cloche Hat.  Again, Hopeful Honey.  I love this.

DIY Coconut Oil Lip Balm from The View from a Great Island.


Name Stone gifts from Thrifty Home.   Love these.   What a lovely gift these would make.


Doll Face Necklaces made using wooden beads.  So cute!  From Psselbolaget, the crafty Swedes.
I LOVE it!

And those are my finds for this week. I hope you found something of value that you can use. I find lots more than this, but these are things I think you just might like. I hope that you did!

A thought to carry with you . . .

There is no such thing
as a failed experiment,
Only experiments with
unexpected outcomes.
~Richard Buckminster Fuller

 Spiritual Enlightenment 

By the way, for some odd reason my e-mail box emptied itself, so if you have written me and are wondering why I have not written back, its because I can't find your e-mail!  *sniff *sniff*

(Tracy, Sybil, Ruth, Mary)  I had every intention of responding, but now I can't find your e-mail addresses.    Forgive me if I have forgotten someone, I've had a lot on my mind.  But I usually do answer all of my e-mails, I promise!

In The English Kitchen today  . . . Chicken and Loaded Potato Casserole.  I de-fatted it.  It was delicious!

Have a great Friday! Don't forget!

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And I do too!


  1. Good morning Marie. As usual I have bookmarked some pages to drool over. It is dinner time and I don't know what I can make that everyone will eat.

    God bless.

  2. I think you're a Saint Suzan! I really do. Love you to bits. xoxo

  3. The dinner problem was solved by a trip to the sushi bar. I then shopped after and found corned beef at a reasonable price.

  4. The little doll face necklace reminds me of you:) I pinned the cake..and the tea cozy..I love glitch I have never knit like that..just straight..adorable in the blue and must make yourself one as you love your other one so much..I could see you w/ a tea room and all the cozies:)
    wearing the necklace with a pink I was in a Dollarama..and a lady my age..had 2 pink steaks..I asked her thinkin a home job..and I could tell you which product..alas her hairdresser did it!

  5. I wish we got corned beef over here Suzan! We get the tinned stuff, but not the real thing. They do have salt beef, but it is not quite the same! xoxo

    THanks Monique! I really like that and can see a few in my future! I see a pink streak also maybe. We'll see. xoxo

  6. Great round up with lots of ideas. Especially the teabag shortbread for me!

  7. Thanks alien!! I love the cookies too! Xoxo

  8. When I was much younger, (in the 50s and 60s), newly married, I used to get salt beef from the butcher - or `brisket in brine', as some called it. Boiled beef and carrots! Really delicious, with dumplings. What happened to it? Is it a regional thing?

  9. I don't know Bunny, but it is only something which is rarely seen. I have managed to find it a few times when we lived in Kent at Waitrose. It's very Good! xoxo

  10. I don't know Bunny, but it is only something which is rarely seen. I have managed to find it a few times when we lived in Kent at Waitrose. It's very Good! xoxo

  11. PS sorry, I didn't say so before, name is linda

  12. That tea cosy is gorgeous! Sigh.................

  13. Hi, Marie! So sorry about your email--not fun! :( I'll send you a little email to you can add to your "address book". Sooo this is an especially WONDERFUL collections of goodies here today--love 'em all! I'm really smitten with that bunny tea cosy and those tea bag cookies... sooo sweet!! That crochet cloche hat is lovely too... I wish I looked good in that style hat, but I don't, else that would be on my to-make list instantly... LOL! Oh, and that casserole looks delicious--great comfort food for autumn now! Happy Weekend to you all there, my friend! ((LOVE & HUGS))

  14. Thanks Sandy! Isn't it just! xoxo

    Thanks Tracy! I am sure you would do a beautiful job on the cosy and the hat! Perhaps a gift for someone else? Hope you have a happy weekend also! Love and hugs. xoxo

  15. Do you find that the sharpie pens wear off when washed. I would love to try something like that but wonder if the work would all be for nothing in the end?

  16. I have never actually done it Janice so I couldn't answer it with any authority! xo

  17. Hi Marie, I just dropped by to see your Mrs Bunny Rabbit tea cosy. Our mutual friend Tracy told me about it. It really is delightful!

  18. Welcome Candytuft! I love Tracy and any friend of hers is a friend of mine! Isn't that tea cosy the greatest! xo

  19. I do love all your Friday finds. I love the little booties and the hat. Now that sisters can wear hats; I am thinking about wearing one when we go out this winter. I think they are so fun. The Mrs. Rabbit Tea Cosy is so adorable.
    I like the lip balm too; my lips get so dry. Anway, loved this one dear friend. Blessings and hugs!

  20. Thanks leAnn! I think I see that Tea Cosy in my future, even though I don't drink tea! They make great food props! Love and hugs! xoxo


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