Friday 2 December 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!

A really simple Nativity Scene you can put together using Craft Sticks.  I really love the simplicity of this.  From Rhythms of Play.  A complete Tutorial.

How to manage Credit Card Debt.  Some great tips.  Credit Card Debt can be a real anchor around the neck.  Been there, done that.  Will never do that again.  Lesson learnt.

 Printable Holiday Box.  From Crafts U Print.

Reindeer Book Marks.  No instructions, but inspiration only.  From All Inked Up.  There is also a candy cane holder and a few other bits and bobs.

Great British Chefs.  Turkey and Stuffing Sausage Rolls.   Oh boy these look good!


Insanely fast and easy crochet Christmas Trees.  From All Free Crochet.

From Daily Crochet.  Crochet angels.  I have made these before and they are easy and quick to make and look so pretty on the tree.

Paper Baubles from Mark Montano.  A complete Tutorial.

 From Hello Wonderful.  Free Printable Christmas Favour Boxes.  These are so cute.

Mary Martha Mama.   Buffalo Check Pillow cases wth ties.  I love these!


 Sadie Seasoned Goods.  Cute ornaments made from vintage tea strainers and chandelier crystals.  These are so pretty.  A complete tutorial.


  Inkstruck Studio.  Free downloadable printable water colour Christmas Cards.  These are lovely.


 Cuckoo 4 Design.  A free download  for these lovely poster board snowflakes.

 Make your own Wallet from Paper Scraps.  Gathering Beauty. 


A tutorial for painting water colour roses using watercolour pencils.  From Total Art Soul.  


Christmas Fireplace Decorating Ideas from Country Living.


 Boost your self esteem.   I don't know anyone who couldn't benefit from this.  We could all stand a bit of inspiration and help.

Book Bub.

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 . . .

Don't be afraid to fail.
Be afraid not to try.

Spiritual Enlightenment

In The English Kitchen today  . . .  Baked Chicken Tetrazzini.  Delicious!

Have a great Friday! Don't forget!

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And I do too!


  1. Good Morning Marie. Beth has made an itinerary and booked rooms. So far she has managed to stay under her budget too. Hopefully she will share it with me soon.

    I loved the rose tutorial. I am so looking forward to exploring and learning from you.

    God bless.

  2. I do love cut out snowflakes and usually try to make some every year with the grandchildren that live close here. They are still quite young and don't have a great handle on using scissors though so I'm thinking grand'ma' will do a lot of the cutting.Hope your Friday is a fantastic one.

  3. Can't wait Suzan! Its becoming real! It hardly seems possible. Love and hugs. xoxo

    Thanks Pam! You are so blessed to do what you do with your grandkids! Even if you do have to do most of the cutting. You are building cherished memories for them. God bless you! xoxo

  4. LOve the heart snowflakes..and that little wallet would be ideal for client cards! 2017 maybe;)

  5. Those pillowcases are my style! Good lessons for self esteem. Bravo once again

  6. There will never be enough time to accomplish all that I want to do Monique, it even if I. An do some of it that will be great! I love that paper wallet too! Oxo

    Thanks Linda! Glad I was able to tap into some of your interests! xoxo

  7. Hi Marie~

    What beautiful finds! I love them all, but I really love the printable cards, the watercolor roses, the pillow cases, the snowflakes, the self-esteem booster . . . lets see, what did I miss, oh . . . I love you too!

    Thank you for sharing all these wonderful finds!!

    Hugs and Love,

  8. Some great finds as usual Marie. I especially like that nativity made with pop sticks ...if only I could find pop sticks !!...also love these trees and angels crochet but I'm not good at crochet but I can dream !...hope you have had a good day. I took Mary to hospital today to try on new shoes that they are making for her, this was a first fitting and quite good, just a bit too high on the back of one of them so they now go back to be finished and she will get them after the year. They look quite nice but they look a bit as if the leather will go out of shape quite quickly it's quite a soft leather...but we can only wait and see.....Thank you for e mail and the info for the MORMAN app. I managed to download it, thank you ....very soon I will be away to bed, so I will say night night to you and Todd and Mitzie. God Bless xxx

  9. Thanks Barb! Love and hugs right back! xoxo

    Oh Sybil, happy Mary is getting new shoes and I hope the leather works out well. Also happy you were able to get the app downloaded! Hooray that I gave you the right instructions! lol It could so easily have gone the other way. God Bless. xoxo


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