Friday 17 March 2023

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!  


Lets Knit.  Little Soldier baby blanket.  Free download! Design by Judy Ferguson.

Knitted Fair Isle Bangle Bracelets.  From Verity Briton.  Very unsual! 


Daisy Fields Market Tote from The Lavender Chair.  Free pattern. Dorianna Rivelli on Ravelry.

From Just Pootling.  A Daisy Garland.  Cute for the summer!  I think I would do the centres in yellow and the beads in green, but that's just me!

Japanese Flower Coasters from Daisy Cottage Designs. A free Pattern.  

I could not find the source for this, but it is fairly self explanatory.  How to paint a daisy. 



Granny Stripe Blanket, a way to get rid of your scraps.  A free pattern from Your Crochet


White Whiskers Cap from Christine de Savoie on Ravelry. Not free, but so so cute. 


I love this cable knit cardigan.  I think it is just beautiful.  Free pattern on Craft Passions.  


 Clothespin Mice.  Something to do with the kids.  From Dzieciaki W Domu.  Its a complete pictorial tutorial, so no worries about a foreign language. 


Thrifty Home. How to make Name Stones.   Great idea for gifts.  They would make great paper weights. 


From Empress of Dirt.  Soda Can Garden Charms. DIY.  


Stenciled Dish Towels.  Handmade by Charlotte. Cute!  There is also a free printable gift tag.


Reform Stead, The beginners guide to making Kefir.  My sister makes her own Kefir.


From Garden Therapy. Homemade Evergreen and Herb Mason Jar Candles. 


Upcycled Cake Tin Light Fixtures. From Adventures of Mel.   I'm not sure I could destroy a vintage tin like that. lol


Clean Mama Net.  How to clean Cast Iron.  


This Southern Girl.  Crochet Chicken Pot Holder.  Free pattern.  


Smashed Peas & Carrots. DIY reusable and washable baking dish covers.  


Sew Very Crafty.  Picnic patterns, for a carry all, blanket, utelsil holders, etc. All free. 



Goldfish in a bowl soap.  Melt and pour.  For kids!  From Soap Deli News Blog.


All Cheap Crafts.  A whole wack of body scrubs that you can make yourself for less than a tenner.

What a beautiful picnic basket.  It's decoupaged.  Paper Napkins and Mod Podge   . . .  and a picnic basket of course.  From Hometalk.

From  painting faces on paper bags, cloth bags, etc.   These are really cute.

I am in love with this little felt tote.  Isn't it adorable?  From  Zooz.  It's Japanese, and there are no instructions.  I just thought it could inspire the crafty to come up with something on their own.

I really need to learn how to knit mittens.  These Hedgehog Mittens are calling my name.  From Mom Me. I know I have shown you these before, but I just love them.


Washi Tape Wrapped Pencils.  So pretty.  Nyla's Crafty Teaching.


Styrafoam ball, hot glue and any artificial flower you like.  Simple and easy and so pretty.  From Img Fav


Through the Window.  Patchwork Slippers tutorial.  I love these.  They're so very pretty.   It's in Spanish, but there are complete pictures all the way through so it's not hard to figure out. 


How to Sew Pillows.  A free PDF Guide from Craftsy.



Oil cloth lunch bags tutorial on Skip to My Lou


Alisa Burke.  Braided  Rag Hair Bands.  So sweet.  Looks like all you need to be able to do is tear fabric up and glue.  I love her blog.


I had not seen this poem in a very long time. It made me think of when I was a child and was taught not to ever touch the eggs in a bird's nest.  I remember finding a robin's nest and seeing the blue eggs in it, but remembering not to touch them. 


I always loved this one too. 

I could not find a source, but aren't these needle felted snow drops beautiful? 


Half Baked Harvest.  I aim to try these noodles one day.  

Design indulgences.  Old globe lights and crystal plates.  Great cake plates!  Very Pretty.


These are awfully cute, but again no source. 


Help!  I can't find a source for this either!!  


Home Talk. DIY Rope Basket.  Great idea! 


Junk girl on Facebook.  Drawers into night stands.  Love these.

The Country Chic Cottage.  DIY Mosquito repellent candles. It will be mosquito season before you know it.  

First Home Love Life.  Using gel bleach to get rid of mold and mildew.  

One Good Thing.  I knew those papertowel and toilet paper tubes would come in handy for something.  


Apparently rubbing a bar of soap over the bathroom mirror will help to prevent it from steaming up?  Who knew! 

Container Store. How to organise beneath the sink.  

There's just one Mommy.  Tin Can Stilts.  Such a simple thing and it would keep the kids busy for hours.  


A Little Craft in Your Day.  Tin can lamp.  

Savlabot.  Knit and Crochet scrunchies.  


Loops and Love.  Tooth Fairy Pouch. Cute!  


Charmed by Ashley. Mini Duffle sewing tutorial.  

Little Bit Funky. Bible Journaling Tote. 



Ameroonie Designs.  Fabric Book Covers.  

And those are my finds for this week!  I hope there was something of interest here for you!

A thought to carry with you . . .

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 *Each person has his own safe place --
running, painting, swimming, fishing,
weaving, gardening. The activity itself
is less important than the act of
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Cooking a corned beef might be a bit pricey with the cost of groceries these days, but this Pot Roasted Pork with Cabbage and Carrots is well within budget and very tasty!  Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

I have my annual eye exam today, the one where they put those drops into your eyes.  I am not so fond of that, but hey ho, you do what you have to do. My sister will be driving me there and home again afterwards. You're not allowed to drive yourself.  My eyes are extremely sensitive to light anyways, so this is always tortuous to me, lol.  I know, I am such a drama queen!

My brother is starting to feel somewhat better, but still has a ways to go. We talked yesterday for a little bit.  They are all positive now, except for his FIL.  His FIL has dementia and so that is a bit of a challenge as they are having to try to instruct him on how to do things via the telephone, which as you know doesn't always translate correctly when you are talking to normal people let alone people with the challenge of dementia.  My brother is pretty sure they picked it up at the funeral they attended as he and Christine were both there and both tested positive within 24 hours of each other and some other person they know who was at the funeral has also tested positive. Just goes to show you, you can't let your guard down anywhere.

And with that I will wish you a wonderful day!  Be safe. Be happy. Be blessed. Don't forget . . .

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And I do too! 



  1. A treasure trove..So many cuties.. that baby blanket is so cute..You need that tea cozy and we all need those hedgehog mittens..The cardigan is beautiful.I think I told you Susan made me the chicken potholder its really cute:)Funerals and parties seem to spread lots of things..We 've only been with family for get togethers but they go everywhere so it doesn't mean we wont get anything.So many cute things..My eyes with age are sensitive also and within weeks a few years ago..I saw sparks of light.. went to the ophtalmologist and all was well but they have never been the same.

  2. So many cute finds today, especially crochet, will keep me busy on a rainy Friday. Good to hear your brother is improving, don't think it is as bad if you catch covid now especially with the shots, but it is still there, probably always will be now, we must take precautions and need to learn to live with it. Good to have your sister drive you after those eye drops, hope the exam goes well.

  3. Wow, plenty to keep one busy here for a month of Sundays!! Sorry to hear your brother and family are still suffering!! I think there really is no way to totally avoid it keeps mutating so it can go on...
    Elizabeth xoxo

  4. So many pretty things today and such creativity, love that baby blanket! Best to your brother and family…I had my eyes dilated this week, too…took 7 hours for it to wear off! We have to take care of our eyes, best wishes to you and the exam. Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! xo, V. ☘️


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