Friday 18 November 2022

My Friday Finds . . .


A few of the things I find each week that inspire me to want to do better, to create, to become better, to read more, to watch, to just DO something! Things that delight, inspire, and bring me joy.  Maybe they will do the same thing for you! 


Crochet Elf Slippers for baby.  From Ravelry.  


Very cute, crochet mug hug cosy, from Tanya Eberhardt.   

Keeper of the CheeriosClay Pot Snowman Windchimes.  Cute!

Twine Angels. A complete tutorial from My Craftchens. 

Charlee Vanden BrandeSimple Crochet Granny shawl to help keep you warm. A great scrap user upper. 


From Alice and Lois.  DIY Indigo Marbelled Ornaments.  Very easy and very pretty.  Complete tutorial. 

From The Soap Queen, a complete tutorial for making your own Rose Clay Face Mask. This could be a great gift for someone.

Feathering My Nest.  Make mittens from recycled sweaters. Plus there are free printable tags for gift giving.

Just Putzing.  DIY flavour infused olive oils.  So simple to make.   

Lace Doily Pottery, from Victoria Mag. Very simple to do with air drying clay.  I have always, love, LOVED Victoria Magazine.

Homemade Cookie Butter.  Sign me up!   How very moreish, and simple to make. From A Beautiful Mess.  You will need a blender.  

Make your own Sea Shell Candles.  I love these.  I need to find some sea shells! From Burkatron. (where do people get these names?) These are also a very simple make.

Mom Advice.  These easy to make Blanket Scarves would make wonderful gifts! No sewing involved.

Lila Griffith.  DIY Trinket Holders.  Also an easy make using air drying clay. 

Persia Lou.  DIY Customized mugs. A complete tutorial. 

Up Root Kitchen . . .  DIY Hot Chocolate Mix.  Small jar. Individual ones.  How adorable! A five ounce spice jar does the trick. 

While we are at it.  DIY Brownie Mix in a Jar. Who wouldn't love this! From Call Me Cupcake.   

Spoon Fork Bacon.  Make your own extracts.  With printable labels. Wonderful!

The Sweetest Occasion.  Really simple to make wooden bead key chains.  Lovely.  

Wit and Whistle.  A DIY Terrarium Kit.  Sweet!  Also a free printable included.

From Mom Spark, DIY Coffee (or Hot Chocolate) Stirring Spoons.  Simple.  

Homemade Seasoning Salts. From the people at Bon Appetit!  There are three kinds.

Vikalpah. How to make your own oven mitts.  

Mommy Suite. How to debug and open Pine Cones.   Its as simple as using vinegar and water and a low oven setting.

The Legend of the Candy Cane.  From Designs by Linda Nee on Etsy. Its not free, but its not expensive either.  What a super cute idea for a stocking stuffer if you use small candy canes and print these cards out smaller.

The Cake Mistress.  A gingerbread Christmas Tree Centre Piece for the table.  I have made one of these before. Tin cans come in very handy to hold everything in place while you are waiting for it to set up! 

Repeat Crafter Me.   Isn't this the cutest little gingerbread girl dress!  

Melted Snowman Cupcakes.  From Olive Magazine. The arms are mint sticks!  Aren't they cute?

Sugar Bee Crafts.  Chalk Embroidery Ornaments.  Sweet!  

And those are my finds for this week.  Let the Christmas Crafting season begin!  I hope you found something useful in amongst this lot!

A thought to carry with you . . . 

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 *.˛.°You either get bitter or you get better.
Its that simple.  You either take
what has been dealt to you and allow
it to make you a better person, 
or you allow it to tear you down.
The choice does not belong to fate,
it belongs to you. 
~Josh Shipp  •。★★ 。* 。 

In The English Kitchen today . . . delicious Instant Pot Beef Stew with Potato Gnocchi. This was fabulous.

Have a wonderful Friday.  Don't forget along your space of the day . . . 

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And I do too!  


  1. I made seashell candles a few years ago from shells collected on a trip to BC. It's a crafting day for sure as there was lots of snow and ice overnight causing terrible driving conditions. Even have the snowblower going today.

  2. All cute ideas. The keychains are so simple too.

  3. Yum! Thank you for the link to the cookie butter recipes. I recently enjoyed crumpets with cookie butter at local tea shop. The friend I was with had shared it was a favorite for her and her daughter so I shared the link with them and have been assured they will be making some.


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