Friday 10 February 2017

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!

Strawberry Roses, just in time for Valentines Day!  These would make such a pretty garnish for a special dessert, or even as a plateful to enjoy with something sparkly.  Ash and Crafts.

Boudoir Chair Pin Cushions.   I remember receiving something quite similar to this from my mother's cousin Lydia once when I was a child.   So cute.  This is on Aduante Da Art.

With Love, Button Gift Tags.  Inspiration from Etsy. La Maison Jolie.  There is actually nothing there to see, but these would be very easy to make with some circle cutters, a letter stamp and some fimo clay, or salt dough.  Cute!

Bird Tags.  I could not find a source for these, but they are simply cut from pretty scrap papers and put together with a button and some twine.

Valentines Day Free Printable  From Design Eat Repeat.   Cute!

Crochet Valentine.  So cute!  From Ruby and Custard.  A free pattern.

Knitted Hot Water Bottle Cosy.  A free pattern from The Yarn Loop.  I love the colours.

30 days to Better Knitting.  Casting on methods.  You can find them here.  (Plus a whole lot more!)


Vicky Arnold.  Free how to draw Tutorials.   Nice.  

Amateur Gardening.  How to grow roses using cuttings and potatoes.  

Magical Daydream.  Matchbox Camera with picture prompts.  So cute!  This would be a great gift for the photography enthusiast!  

Felt Toast Key Ring.  This is so cute.  From Pop Sugar.  

Make your own Baby Sock Rabbit.  A complete Tutorial.  From Miaou.  

Evie Barrow.  No pattern, just inspiration.  Love this little sunshine softie doll.

 I love these pillow cases.  The fabrics are just beautiful.  From Smashed Peas and Carrots.  A complete Tutorial.

I love these slippers!  They are so sweet.  Tea and a Sewing Machine

And those are my finds for this week.  I hope you found something to inspire you!

A thought to carry with you through today  . . . 

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In The English Kitchen today.   One Pan Oven Pork Chop Dinner, with layers of cabbage, sweet potato and green beans, topped with chops and some buttered crumbs.  This is simple and delicious.   I actually used thick slices from my leftover roast pork loin this time and it worked out fabulously.  What a tasty way to use up some leftover meat!

Have a wonderful Friday.  Don't forget!

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And I do too!!


  1. Hi, Marie! Are we at Friday, end of the week, already?! How did that happen so fast?! LOL...Those strawberry roses are clever--been seeing them lots for for decor. LOVE the paper birds! That is a VERY pretty hot water bottle cover--those are my colors... makes for happy feet. ;) That matchbox camera is sooo cute. And the felt toast--felt toast!! mmmm... toast... Hope you all have a good weekend ahead! ((LOVE & HUGS))

  2. So many beautiful and tempting things. I need to do something pretty and inspiring. At present I am on squares. The idea is that everyone can make a square. I am supping yarn and needles. when they are done they will be sewn into a blanket. Meanwhile I have so many things I want to do. I might have to do some of these for the kids next week.

    God bless you and Todd today and always. HAve a snuggle with Mitzy for me.

  3. All adorabe..had seen the pin I feel like trying;)
    Have a great day Authoress:)

  4. I do love that sunshine doll. What a great gift for someone that needs a little brightening up. Your recipe today sounds wonderful. I'll be checking that out. Happy Friday !

  5. Haha Tracy, love your thoughts on toast, which mimic my own. I do love a nice slice of hot buttered toast! Love and hugs! xoxo

    That's a great idea Suzan! I can't wait to see the finished blanket! God bless you also! I can imagine you will soon be into knitting baby things! How exciting! xoxo

    Thanks Monique! I love pin cushions! xoxo

    Thanks Pam, I am sure you will love it! Its really simple and so delicious. Happy Friday back! xoxo

  6. Wonderful ideas as usual Marie. I never knew there were so many ways to cast on these wee ....toasts.....makes me want to go and have a slice !! fact that's just what I am going to do...I have had a bad day but thankfully feeling better now and a nice slice of toast will just be good....night night to you Todd and Mitzie. Xxx


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