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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

What I learned today!


This morning my car didn't want to start to take my girls to school.
 I did eventually get it going but noticed the battery light had flashed up.  After dropping off my girls I went straight to our garage and fortunately they managed to squeeze my car into their busy day.  It looks like it just needs a new battery since the current one is 4 years old and apparently that's a good run for a car battery!


But what did I learn?

I did mention to the mechanic something I'd noticed in recent weeks in my car that I thought might be relevant and it turned out it was!
I drive with the radio on all the time and don't switch it off. So when I start my car up, it automatically comes on to my favourite station. Recently however, when I start my car, the radio doesn't come on, and I've had to retune it most times to find the station I want.  
Apparently this is a sign of a low battery charge - the battery keeps the 'memory' of the radio going, but can't do this if it's charge becomes too low!

So - if I ever notice my radio losing its 'memory' again, I'll know to get the battery checked!  

I just thought I'd share this on here - as someone somewhere might read this and be able to get their battery checked before the car won't start all together.  Maybe it's an obvious thing to some, but it wasn't to me!

I do believe in the importance of sharing little snippets like this on the off-chance they may help someone else one day!

Hope you have a lovely day.



Note: the picture was taken on my lovely unexpected walk home from the garage this morning!

Monday, April 21, 2014

A Round Tuit 202

Back from a week's family holiday in Perth over on the West Coast of Australia - seeing the sunset over the sea for a change, I'm now enjoying the last of the Easter long weekend and what has been a wonderful 2 week family break.

Thanks to all for linking up last week - some amazing projects and it was hard to choose just 3 favourites to feature here!

I'm looking forward to seeing what you've all been up to this week.
This morning I have a job interview! My first since having kids 11 years ago!! Yikes!! So please keep your fingers crossed for me. I'll let you know how I go!

For now - let's get started on those Round Tuits!


Welcome to this week's linky party. A place where you can link up your posts and creations, and be inspired by others.

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 gorgeous 
Amy Butler Dog Beg from Made By ChrissieD:
How adorable!!!!


Finally, an upcycle!!  This time it's a 
purse transformed into a toddler backpack by Find Daily Joy:



For those featured, feel free to grab a 'featured on' button from my buttons page.
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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.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Fat Quarter Shop



This Easter weekend, I'm spending time in the garden digging and preparing the beds for planting, and choosing what seeds to plant this year. 
So, I thought I'd see what themed fabrics I could find for the garden!
As always - you can find anything at the 









Beautiful!!

I hope things that grow in my garden this year look this pretty!

For heaps more fabrics, notions and patterns, take a trip to



You're sure to find all your sewing needs there!

Happy Fabric Shopping.



Monday, April 14, 2014

A Round Tuit 201


Welcome to this week's linky party. A place where you can link up your posts and creations, and be inspired by others.

Sorry there are no features this week. I've been away on a little family holiday and will be back tomorrow.
Hope you'll still join in and I'll be checking out the links as soon as I'm back!


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!
 
  
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.

Friday, April 11, 2014

The Fabric Fairy

Here in Australia, we're now in autumn and heading towards winter.

Time perhaps to start looking at some warmer sewing projects.



is the perfect place to look for some fabulous knit fabrics!

Take a look at the selection of Aztec knits fabrics they have:

Aren't they beautiful???

And for an eco-friendly fabric purchase, I spied some recycled fabrics!



Also in black:

Then there is the stunning range of Nosh Organics Fabrics from Finland:




No trip to a fabric shop would be complete without checking out the clearance section.

See what I found...


Isn't it cute???

So - why not head on over to The Fabric Fairy and see for yourself what you can find.
You won't be disappointed.


Happy Fabric Shopping!

Monday, April 7, 2014

A Round Tuit 200

Welcome to the 

200th Round Tuit 

here at Creating my way to Success!!

That must mean this party has been going for almost 4 years! WOW! I'm still loving setting it up each week and browsing through the many links, making friends, discovering new blogs and gaining inspiration every week.

Thank you to everyone who has linked up and joined in this party. And here's to the next 200!

Let's get started.

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Welcome to this week's linky party. A place where you can link up your posts and creations, and be inspired by others.

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 gorgeous 
Crocheted grocery bag from Elisabeth Andree:
If you're a regular reader of my blog then you'll know I've been updating my shopping bags lately with environment friendly options - so this really caught my eye and I just had to feature it!


Next, this cool re-fashioned top from Vintage Zest:
Just love it!!


Finally, these cute 
Wine Charms made from scrabble letters by Muslin and Merlot
So cute! I'd love to make myself a set of these.


For those featured, feel free to grab a 'featured on' button from my buttons page.
Creating my way to Success
----------------------------------------------------------
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.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Today I'm....


Today I'll be at our local pool for a 12 hour swimathon.  There are 10 of us in our team - including my 2 girls and some of their friends. We will each take turns swimming laps so that our team swims continuously for the 12 hours.
We're doing this because we can, to raise money for those who can't.
All funds raised will go to supporting those with MS.

It's going to be a great, fun day, and a very worthwhile cause!

Hope you're having a great weekend too.

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