Every month or so I like to share a blog post about things in blog-land that make me ooh and aaah.
Today is one of those blog posts. Maybe you should grab a cuppa? Once you follow these links you might be here for a while.
Actually, first cab off the rank today in something YUMMY that you make in a coffee mug, so maybe you should make this first and bring your sweetie and a spoon back to the computer to continue?? Good idea huh? This is going to be dessert for Mr E and I tonight...
The 5-Minute Chocolate Mug Cake!
(from Petra at Zoom Yummy HERE)
Have you made it?
Ok! While you're lickin' that spoon of chocolate lusciousness, let's continue on.
I have this old suitcase in my garage, hiding on top of the
spare fridge Blossom's fridge...
(I just tried to lift it off the fridge for a pic but it's heavy, which means there is something inside - this could be where the missing scrapbook paper is hiding!! \o/ Will get Mr E to bring it inside for me. )
Anyhow, I saw this HERE at Vanessa's blog, "A Place To Roost"...
...and boy did my brain cells go into overdrive!! I think I will be working on my suitcase project over spring, or sooner. ;-)
I love houses, kooky, wonky houses (you're not surprised, huh?), and then I saw this HERE on Leslie's blog, "Bed Sheet in the Kitchen"...
....and apart from this too cute house quilt of hers, I just LOVE the name of her blog!
Moving right along, my next ooh aah moment was this gorgeous tutorial from Jennie over at Clover & Violet! She did the free pattern for this Bedside Trio HERE on the Sew Lux blog as part of a design challenge...
Definitely have this on my to-do list!
Have you made a patchwork braid? I made my first one last month as part of a Bell Pull design that will be published later this year in Australian Country Craft magazine...
(sorry, can't show you any more than this!)
I figured it out as I went along, and the effect was so nice that I have a few more ideas I'll use in the future.
BUT, if you haven't made one, you must visit Amanda from A Crafty Fox and check out THIS sweetly braided cushion tutorial she shared!
Wouldn't a few of these be a perfect use for leftover jelly roll or honey bun strips?
Helen at Bustle & Sew always has such cute designs, but this one caught my eye because I used to slurp these icy poles as a kid (and as a not-so-kid
Why don't you enjoy the memories of summers past and download Helen's free pattern HERE?!
And finally, this is not a pattern or a tutorial, just a gorgeous photo (and idea!) from Rachel Ashwell...
My linen cupboard really needs a tidy up, and as I looked at this photo of Rachel's linen cupboard I got terribly inspired to make it a priority next week.
If you want more shabby eye candy visit Rachel's blog HERE.
Put a cloth across your keyboard. Drooling is inevitable.
Have a lovely weekend. We are.
(mmm...I like that little 'j'...)