Friday 26 February 2021

My Friday Finds . . .



A few of the things I find each week that pique my interest and inspire me to want to do, create, become, etc. Maybe they will also inspire you!      


I love Tea Cosies and I love Counted Cross Stitch, this is for a class to make this sweet tea socy and tea cup pin cushion. I don' tknow how much it costs, but the link is here at The Victoria Sampler


In the meantime, here is a pattern for a Summer Bunting one, that is tres inexpensive at Love Knitting.  I think this is cute and quirky.  I can see it in white with really colourful buntings!   


 I love this sweet baby cardigan, also from Love Knitting.  That's a great site for inexpensive nice knitting patterns.  


Egg Carton Wreath from Bead and Cord.  Love the bright colours! 


I like this embroidery.  It comes from One Sheepish Girl, apparently, but I can't find the source.  Love the idea of embroidering words like this. 


Seven ways to make a ruffle.  From See Kate Sew.  (And again I cannot find the source!) 


 DIY Tutorial for a simple bracelet. From Beyond Beyond


A Thimble Necklace.  From Mollie Makes. This is so darned cute!  I love it! 


Made Every Day.  Make your own bias tape. A tutorial. 



 How about planting a garden of pretty white pearl button posies?  I love, LOVE this.  From Button Floozies.  


 From The InstructablesDrink Can Butterflies. Complete tutorial. 


Create your own Little folk. Not free.  It is a digital download. You decoupage them onto existing wooden peg dolls.  Very cute.  From Caravan.  For the artistically challenged. 


 From Petit Moulin on Instagram.  More doll-making inspiration. Love these little characters. Love Instagram. (Thanks Monique, for introducing me to it!} 


Again, I love LOVE this sugarplums blanket from Ravelry.  


Penny for your thoughts?  From Cocktails with Mom.  


 A Baking Pan Conversion Chart from Just a Pinch


Ice Cream Cake in a Bundt Pan.  Now why didn't I think of that!!  From the people at BHG



12 Spring Flower Arranging Ideas from Country Living UK.  Love the idea of the cabbage leaves! 


 Winter Twig Identification.  From Wallace Gardens



Popsicle Stick Harmonicas.  Housing a Forest. Once more a really fun activity for the kids.Maybe I can do this when I get together with my grandsons. 


 Scripture Art Journaling.  A guide and how to.  From Sakura of America.  Love LOVE this! 


No source, but a great idea to use brand new wooden spoons as towel holders.  You could even paint them to match your decor. 


Evergreen and Herb Mason Jar Candles.  These sound lovely.  From Garden Therapy


Mesh Honey Shrug Blanket Sweater.  From Mama in a Stitch.  Looks very simple. 


Don't you just love LOVE this pompom tutu!  I do.  Found on Mood Kids.   If I was thin, I would make one for myself! Now wouldn't that be fun! 


DIY Floral Party Hats.  I love these.  They are so SO pretty.  From Oh Happy Day


From Sherelle Christensen, Maw Maw's Sweet Refrigerator Pickles.   These look mighty good. 


DIY Freezer Waffles.  From Attainable Sustainable.  


From Etsy, an instant download pdf pattern for these sweet embroidered tea towels.   Country Garden.  What a cute shop! 


Just  look at this sweet Yo Yo Crib Quilt and the trim on this pillow case!  Isn't it just too adorable!  From a cute little book from Red Brolly.   Little Chicken Feather Book. 


DIY Crochet Coasters.  So pretty.  Daisy Cottage Designs.  30 patterns alltogether. 


 101 Days of Organization Tips to reduce the dust in your house.  I hate dust. 


The one a day rule for keeping a clean home.  From Double the Batch.  

And those are my finds for this week. I hope there was something here to interest you! I wish I had more hours in my day! 

A thought to carry with you . . . 

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Now here's an interesting story.  About the time my house purchas option fell through, I had called his guy whose phone number my dad gave me about renting a place. He said he had a place he thought was coming due for the 1st of April. Right here in town where a friend of mine is renting. He was just waiting for the family of these people to come from Ontario and move out the furniture.  So I thought great. I said, yes, save it for me, wether its the first of April or whatever, I'll take it.  So my friend Jacquie calls me last night and says, I found a place to rent and its right in the same area you are going to be renting. We will be neighbours. I said, wow, that's great! How exciting. She says yes! Ross is just waiting for the family of these people to come from Ontario and move out the furniture. (Uh oh!)  I said that's really interesting because he told me the same story a few weeks back. Sounds like the same place.  So . . .  do I have a place to rent?  or not?   

Only Ross knows for sure.

I called and left a message on his machine last night and I will be calling
him today again just to see what he has to say for himself. It doesn't sound
very good to me. Sigh  . . .  back to square one. I am trying not to
feel discouraged, but it is very difficult.

In The English Kitchen today  . . .  Oatmeal Batter Bread.  Quick, easy, delicious. What more could a person ask for! 

Have a great Friday. Hope your day is filled with lots of loveliness. Don't forget! 

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And I do too! 


  1. Weird..that call and the place..hope he calls you back..April 1rst is around the corner;)Cute things!!

  2. Hope Ross gets back to you soon to sort out your rental of the apartment. Did he quote you both the same rent, I wonder? You have found lots of interesting things this Friday. Love and hugs, Elaine

  3. Wow, lots of ideas here...LOVE that shrug!! Hope the rental situation comes out well and just in time!!
    Hugs, Elizabeth xoxo

  4. Hmmm! I hope those people come get their furniture soon. Maybe he's giving them til April 1 bc of covid to get their furniture out or he can chuck it. Then he can rent it out again.
    Glad you have a friend right there, that keeps you informed!

    Wow, I should of thought to make a bundt ice cream cake! I was ready to make a bundt cake that I made up, but I was missing an ingredient. Hopefully they have it next week when someone does my shopping. Fingers crossed! Lol

  5. You had a lot of cute things on this. Of course, I always loved the crocheted and knitting items. Always dreaming I might get to make something someday. I do love embroidered items. Little people are the best and the photo is adorable.
    Thanks for the conversion table.
    So happy to read that you can have the home today.
    Sending love and hugs your way!


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