Sunday, July 8, 2012

Other people's cleverness...

On Saturday nights I try and make time to visit some of my favourite blogs, and also follow links to new ones. This Saturday night I found some really clever tutorials, free designs, and some patterns I purchased, so I thought I'd share the links with you - after all, it's great to be inspired by others!
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I recently came across Clara and Jennie's blog, CLOVER & VIOLET. What a friendly and inspiring pair this mother and daughter are! Apart from their free BOM "Garden Steps", they also share sweet ideas that are simple but oh-so-pretty. Below is a tiny granny square that Clara made into a wee pin cushion. I am going to make one a few of these!
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Heidi from Sewing Daisies has really started a buzz with her crochet edged squares! I've seen a number of bloggers are starting their own - I'd love to do this too but can someone lend me a spare couple of months, please?! One day, eh?...
If you'd like to learn another way to crochet around fabric be sure to check out Miss Abigail's tutorial HERE.
 I am really going to do this - even bought an awl a little while ago as preparation.
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I am LOVING this new-to-me designer! Charlotte Lyons. Her stitchery designs have my heart a beating!
I have bought two of her pre-printed designs to stitch after I finish that sampler I've been working on (see previous blog post). Check out her shop HERE, or just drool over the two I have purchased...
Can't wait for them to arrive!
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Bronwyn Hayes is a fellow Aussie designer, and may I also say that she is one of the most generous with her free designs!
Her latest freebie is this really cute Butterfly Stitchery...
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Mr E's school holiday break has now drawn to a close, so after taking me for a ride today to Bowen, he's trying to make the most of these last hours of freedom.
Easy dinner - scones and tea like my nana used to do every Sunday night. 
Do you have simple Sunday dinners too? If so, what do you make?
Now to iron his shirts, plan his lunches for the week, and get back into the groove of our school term life.
Hugs
Jenny
xxx

12 comments:

The Krafty Cupcake said...

Some beautiful makes. I so wish I could crochet! I especially love the pin cushion in the first picture. Thank you for sharing. Sue x

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

Thank you for sharing! I really love Charlotte Lyons beautiful stitcheries!

shez said...

lovely post jenny.xx

My Life In Stitches said...

I love seeing new links to visit and these lady's are very talented. I also like the idea of adding crochet to fabric, not sure I am at that stage yet.
best wishes Julie.C

Carrie P. said...

Yes, there are so many clever people out there including you. thanks for sharing those ideas. I do like that crochet blanket. I have been following along with a group but like you don't know when I will get to it. Enjoy your day.

Lida said...

Thanks for the links and enjoy the stitches! Hugs
Lida

Christine M said...

There are lots of lovely people out there in blogland sharing great tutorials and patterns. I haven't seen Charlotte Lyons before. Will have to go have a look. Our usual easy Sunday night dinner is marinated chicken wings and microwave risotto. The risotto is quick as you don't have to stand there for ages stirring the pot!

Createology said...

Inspiration Overload and if you find the "time" bank please let me know as I definitely need to make a withdrawal for more time. Serene Sunday to you...

Karen said...

Jenny, you are leading me astray, in the nicest possible way!
I have just begun Posie's sampler and this morning ordered a few things from Charlotte Lyon's shop.Thank you for introducing us to these wonderful designers.

Susan said...

What a great collection - almost anything pre printed is a favourite of mine - Have I mentioned I hate tracing???

Robin in New Jersey said...

Thank you for sharing, Jenny. I really like the crochet around the fabric. One of my girls would like that too.

I went to a newly formed group at my library today for ladies who crochet, knit, and embroider. Most of the ladies were crocheting. It was fun to sit and chat and the age group was varied, which was nice. From a young lady maybe 20ish all the way up to around 70. One of the ladies is going to help my daughter with some crocheting questions since I don't crochet. :)

Cathy said...

Scrambled eggs are are a big Sunday dinner in our house!! Love your inspirations...thank you!!