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Monday, October 20, 2014

A Round Tuit 228, Day 99, Use What You've Got

Good Morning!
Another week has begun here in sunny Cairns - and it's a pupil free day at my girls school so they are home for the day.  My parents are visiting just now so I'm leaving them all home together to have some quality grandparent-grandchildren time - and I'm off out to get some work done!

So here's my week of #100happydays in review. Only 2 more days to go and I'll have made the whole 100!!Yippee!

Now let's see what you've been up to!

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 awesome 
Enormous Craft Bag from My Busy Craft Life:
Go take a look at the zipper pull on the bag! Too cute.

Finally, a gorgeous little 
Crochet Monster Hat from Domestic Evolution:

For those featured, feel free to grab a 'featured on' button here.
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, October 19, 2014

Day 98, Use What You've Got

Making the most of opportunities while my parents are here. I got up bright and early this morning with my husband and we went out for a nice long 2 hour trail run up in the hills. 
Having my parents here to take care of our kids is rare treat for us to have a chance to do some trail running together. I also got to try out my new trail runners - which did look a lot brighter before 2 hours on dusty trails!

Hope you're all making the most of your weekend!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Saturday Spotlight, Day 97, Use What You've Got.

This week's Round Tuit part was HUGE with heaps of fabulous crafts, recipes and other posts linked up.

Since Halloween is creeping up on us, and we are planning a party at our swim club for it - I'm looking closely at all the Halloween ideas just now, so here are some Sweet Halloween treats..

And Halloween crafts.

Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Presents! Day 96, Use What You've Got

Yesterday my parents arrived from England for a visit.  They brought presents with them! Lucky us!!

My favourite was the one shown in the picture above. Can you guess what it is?

A pair of 'floor cleaning slippers'!

So I can 'skate' around on the tiles and clean as I go! So much fun! My girls love them too.

They also brought out a chocolate cookbook I remember from my childhood:

This book is now my daughter's as she loves to bake chocolate things. I remember making these chocolate domino biscuits when I was a kid!
Yummy! Can't wait till my daughter starts baking things from this book!

Mum and Dad also brought a box of the cereal my husband misses from the UK.

While presents are lovely, the real gift is having my parents here for a few short weeks. So nice to catch up with them and for the kids to get time to spend time with their grandparents!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Monster Pencil Case. Day 95, Use What You've Got

We have an upcoming fun night at our swim club for Halloween. I thought I'd make something to donate for the raffle - and what better than a monster pencil case!

I've made a couple before - one large one with teeth here and another like the one I made here (here's the tutorial)

I found some fur and black fabric from my stash and whipped this up in no time!

I also found a monster stationery set in my stash - so that will complement the pencil case well I think!

Do you make things to donate for raffles and fundraisers? I have so much fabric in my stash that it's the perfect way for me to 'do my bit' - and I enjoy it too!
AND it helps me in my challenge to "Use What I've Got!"

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Day 94, Use What You've Got - a new tutorial brewing

Over the past few months I've been working on a new BIG sewing tutorial, that is going to be part of an e-book I'm hoping to release by the end of this month.
It's an idea that's been in my head for a long time, and it's my major project for my 'use what you've got challenge'.
It's very exciting to see it all come together!

My pattern was sent to some fabulous pattern testers who did their job amazingly well and I had copious notes to read through and consider.

Yesterday I completed the final pattern, making one last bag to check everything. 

So now comes the ebook - putting it all together and adding more written parts.

Then more learning on how to launch and sell an ebook!

I'm enjoying the whole process, learning heaps and I'm excited about it being so close to finishing.
I've put so much time and effort into this, I want it to be the best it can be!

Watch this space - it's coming soon!!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Fabric Fairy, Day 93, Use What You've Got

Time for a little fabric shopping at

With Halloween just around the corner - there's still time to get some fabric and patterns to sew something spooky!

Or if you need some costume inspiration..

So many great ideas! 
But the Fabric Fairy has so much more than just Halloween fabric and ideas. They have fabrics, patterns and notions for all your sewing needs and occasions.
Plus the fabulous Fabric Fairy herself - Megan, is super helpful and provides the best customer service you could ask for!

So head on over to take a look for yourself at

Happy Fabric Shopping!

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