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Monday, September 24, 2012

A Round Tuit 120

This week I'm off for a few days break camping. The Round Tuit party is still running - so please do link up and visit some of the other links too!
I won't be able to visit all the links myself this week - but will try to check some out when I get back, and of course feature some on next week's post when I get back!

Hope you all have a great week!

Let's party!

Tuits are very hard to come by, especially the round ones. For years people have been saying, "I'll do it as soon as I get a round tuit". Well now you can have one of your very own, and all those jobs that have needed doing will finally get done!
 
 
 
Here's my favourites from last week's party:
 
First of all, this cool Lovely Bones Necklace from Art Club Blog:
I love this - and it's just perfect for a nice gruesome Halloween craft!
Lots more fabulous ideas on this blog - so do go and take a look at:


Next, this beautiful Dragonfly Quilt from The Busy Bee's:
For more lovely ideas and crafts - head on over to:

Finally, this neat idea to 
make your own twisted towel hair wrap from Heatherly Loves:
Great idea - I'm going to make a couple of these for my girls!
More lovely ideas from Heather at:
http://www.heatherlyloves.com/


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Now it's your turn:
Link up your own projects - old or new - no rules - just share your creativity and inspiration!
I'd love if you grabbed the button - then you can have your very own Round Tuit!
And of course we all love visitors and comments so do visit some of the other links!
By linking up here you're giving me permission to use photos from your post in features here on my blog.
I will feature my favourites on this post next week.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Fat Quarter Shop


On my latest trip to the Fat Quarter Shop I found yet more fabulous fabric!

Like these amazing 


Aren't they beautiful?

I also found new in some stunning Fat Quarter Bundles:


And it's always good to have a look in the sale section - look what I found..

This beautiful Alice in Wonderland quilt panel for just $4.65!!

But there is so much more to see at the Fat Quarter Shop - so do go and take a look today - you never know what fabric or sewing treasures you might find!

Happy Shopping!

The Fabric Fairy


The Fabric Fairy is an online fabric shop that always has an amazing selection of fabric to browse through.

For example - look at these beautiful PUL (laminated knit fabrics) they have:



Or these beautiful ruffle knits:


Then there are all the themed fabrics you can browse through too - and with Halloween just around the corner - they have a great selection of spooky fabrics!


With so many amazing fabrics, together with notions and patterns too - The Fabric Fairy is well worth a visit to have a browse!
Megan - the fabulous Fabric Fairy herself is always on hand to help you out in your selections and projects - assisting in matching fabric, sourcing other fabrics or even any other general project enquiries.

So do take a little time to visit


You won't be disappointed!

Happy Shopping!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Just do it - DONE!



Sorry - not the most exciting photo to show how I've finished decluttering and organising my house, but things are very busy just now with the end of school term here today - and my youngest daughter's athletics carnival!
The picture is of one side of a set of hanging pockets I made to sit under our printer.  This side is now a convenient place to tuck the printer and hard drive cables when not in use with the computer! Simple but much tidier!

Anyway - my 10 week plan to declutter and tidy my house is more or less finished now after just 5 weeks!
I'm proud of myself of getting around to so many little jobs and tasks - some of which have been waiting for literally years!

I'm now enjoying walking around our lovely tidy house and peeking in cupboards and drawers to see how tidy and organised things are! Everything now has a place - instead of things being piled high on top of everything - everywhere!
(Gosh I make my house sound terrible don't I?)  But the difference is amazing!

The past 5 weeks have helped not only clear my house - but also my head. My blog has been neglected somewhat, but I've had a chance by stepping back to come up with some fresh ideas and am ready to come back to it with renewed vigor!!

First up will be organising my sewing desk - my last decluttering task. I've lots of sewing and making to do for this and will get my girls to help me in the second week of their school holidays!  A few storage ideas and tutorials to come!! 

However - I have one last week before that!
We're off camping for a few days which will be lovely - we're  going to visit some 'Lava Tube Caves' nearby and a few other places too!
I'll share some photos when I get back!

Thanks for sticking with me through my de-clutter weeks!
I'll be back soon with more Creating to Success!!

Have a lovely weekend!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Madwestdesigns


For many of my readers - those who live in the Northern Hemisphere - summer is coming to an end, and it's time to start thinking of warm clothes like hats, scarves and cosy slippers!

Well - why not take a look at the fabulous Madwestdesigns!
Marie has some gorgeous hand knitted and crocheted items - and if you can't see what you're looking for - then do contact her as she welcomes custom orders!

Here's some of the things available now in her Etsy store:




And this gorgeous Hand knitted scarf:


There are so many beautiful items in this shop, it's well worth a visit - I can only show you a glimpse here!

Marie can also be found on her lovely blog, and also on facebook.

So why not have a browse through Madwestdesigns on Etsy and see  the beautiful handcrafted items Marie has to offer!



Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Lily Bella Fabrics

Today I have another great online fabric shop to share with you..




New at Lily Bella Fabrics just now is this gorgeous yardage from Lotta Yandsdotta Bella collection:
Aren't they just lovely? Such great colours and styles!

More beautiful fabrics I found while browsing are this:




Lily Bella Fabrics has a fabulous selection of gorgeous fabrics,  do go and see for yourself - browse by designer, collection, colour, style or manufacturer, and don't forget to check out their great selection of patterns too!

Happy Shopping!

My own version of a pillow pet! - another mid-week upcycle.


Do your kids have Pillow Pets?
My girls got some for their birthdays this year from friends. My eldest got two, but my youngest only got one.
My youngest had asked me to make her one, and this week I finally got a round tuit! It didn't cost me anything - as it was another upcycle using what I already had!


We had this lion 'rug' that was bought years ago when my husband and I went to a fancy dress party. This was part of my husbands costume (he went as a caveman!). Since then, the lion has been a rug when our girls were babies, and then has just been tucked in with the pile of teddies and cuddly toys ever since!

So - this lion rug - together with an old pillow is what I used to make my daughter her new pillow pet!
I used her current unicorn pillow pet as a guide as to how to make it!

I cut...

And pinned..

Thet put the old pillow inside and stitched it all together to make...



He's definitely the old man of the pack now..

A little older and less 'puffy' !

But I'm sure he'll be a wonderful pillow..

And very well loved!


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