Friday, 15 July 2016

My Friday Finds . . . .

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A few of the things I discover each week that pique my interest and that I think you might like too. Enjoy!


This is a really cute idea for place settings.   Spray painted plastic pigs, but you could do plastic dinosaurs or anything!  From  The Kitchn.


Tips for a better sleep, from Sigature  I use the tenth one.  I never use an alarm clock.  Probably because whenever I have something I know is important to do the next day, I don't sleep at all.  Not good.  lol


This is a great idea for marking things for a yard sale.  Very time saving.  They don't do yard sales over here. There is probably a by-law preventing it.  I don't know.   Organised Artistry.


Homemade Cling Wrap.  From Nourishing Joy. 


Non-toxic, safe ways to clean the kitchen.  I use vinegar and baking soda a lot myself.  Its great for keeping your drains smelling sweet and clean.  From Pure Living Space.  


I love, LOVE this bag.  Free Tutorial from Hobby Distofa.


I love this one too.  From  Kokka Fabric.  It looks so squishy!


Cherry Appliques.  NO source, but how hard can it be.  That looks like fabric covered buttons.  You can buy the kit to make them at most fabric shops, a few felt circles, some fabric cording, a few felt leaves, some embroidery floss and Bob's your uncle.  Done.


Love this slouchy hat.  Mulberry Hat found on Ravelry.   It is not a free pattern.  You need to buy a book, but if you are a keen knitter, it might be worth it.


Fish Ribbon Tutorial.  Might be fun to make with the kids.  From  Love My Tapes. Tutorial.


Musical Paper Clip Bookmarks.  From Gifts for you Beloved.


These are super cute.  Felt Tea Cup Bookmarks.  I couldn't find a source.  They look super easy however.


Its never too early in my opinion.  Time to get started on these if you are giving ornaments for gifts.  From Cutesy Crafts.  And these are sweet. 


Toilet Roll French Knitting.  From My Material Life.  


Nature Prints from Air Dry Clay.  Found on The Artful Parent.  


A work in progress.  I've been working on this all week.   Baby Steps.   I am liking how it is turning out.


Not a great photo, I took it with my iPad.   I was chatting to my oldest daughter on it when the Sisters stopped by to use our loo.  They also had cake.  From left to right.  Sister Doncheva, Siser Johnson and Sister Fernandez.  So sweet!

And that's my Friday Finds for this week.   Hope you found at least one of them useful!

A thought to carry with you through today . . .

To educate a man in mind and
not in morals is to educate a
menace to society.
~President Theodore Roosevelt

Spiritual Enlightenment

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In The English Kitchen today  . . .  Caprese Panini.

Happy Friday! Whatever you get up to, be safe and don't forget!

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And I do too!!


  1. I will be back later to read your post. Lots of love for today. We are going out for dinner as my Bethany is 23 today. She has chosen vegan or vegetarian and my mum is complaining. It has to be better than our beal the other night.

    God bless.

  2. Happy Birthday to Bethany! I hope you have a lovely time! xoxo

  3. Beth's birthday is always a drama. This year we arrived on time and then waited over an hour for her boyfriend.Of course Beth became antsy and it was tense until he arrived.

    The food was tasty but I think I like a bit of meat too much. Truthfully there were very few vegetables in my meal but lots of tasty noodles. It would not be healthy to eat that way long term. But she loved it. That is what matters.

    Thank you for your fun finds. Those paper clips are so clever and you are 100% correct it is never too early to think about Christmas.

    God bless your day.

  4. Have a beautiful afternoon Marie..great ideas here.I may try the beeswax since I have some.

  5. There is never a dull moment in your house Suzan! I hope that Beth had a nice day. I like my vegetables and would rather have a plate of them than a plate of meat any day! xoxo

    Thanks Monique. I have been working all day today and am just now booking off and looking forward to some relaxation tonight! xoxo

  6. Some great ideas this week Marie.....just wish I was as clever as these folks are...that's a nice photo of these lovely's great that they can come to you and enjoy your wonderful hospitality.....take care....have a lovely weekend. Xxx

  7. I love your tips, especially the ones about sleep. I am not sleeping well here in Philadelphia and when I am at home, I have to get up super early and never get enough sleep so that is something I really need to do better all. You always have such cute crafts and I love those smiling Sister Missionaries! Have a great weekend!

  8. I know Sybil! I am always amazed at the things I find! People are just so very clever! I am thinking Mary is home now, wish her a welcome back from me! Happy weekend to you both! xoxo

    Thanks Deb! I find continuity is what works for me. Early to rise and to bed, and I try not to go out and do anything after 7 pm if I can help it! You have a great weekend also!


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