"The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest."

Thomas Moore

Sunday, March 17, 2013

So cute and pretty!


It's Sunday night already, and after a long walk along the shoreline with Mr E, and some gelato (yum!), I came home and settled down to some blog browsing.
There is such a surge of creative excitement when gazing over the incredible talent shared throughout Blog-dom!
What caught my eye tonight were these...

Jaime at Raising Up Rubies has given simple instructions HERE to make this really sweet crochet shelf edging.

Have you ever seen such a cute piggy?! This is Pigwig.
I came across her HERE at Heidi Bears.
(Heidi's pattern for Pigwig is available HERE through Ravelry.)

Here in the tropics the mango season is almost over, but I think I can gather together a few for this!
Mr E *loves* mango, so I am considering whether that justifies the purchase of an ice-cream maker??
Pennies are very tight right now, (and as you'll see further down in this blog post I have already spent this month's allowance!)  but wouldn't it be lovely to make our own ice-cream....mmm??
Last year I purchased the kit to make Camille Roskelley's SWOON quilt. With all my busyness, the kit is still sitting on my shelf patiently waiting for me to start!
I see Lisa from Blue Elephant Stitches has finished hers, though! Wow...I love this quilt, and her choice of fabrics could steal my heart. It took her a year...worth it, don't you agree?
I'm inspired to make a start on mine. ;-)

And lastly, let me show you what I just bought for myself!
Lori Holt is one of my favourite fabric designers (I am using her Sew Cherry range for my still-being-stitched new BOM, 'Daisy Days'), and she's just released these wonderful CIRCLE rulers!
Lori used them to make her cute as pie "Lots of Dots" quilt...
...which Lori has on her blog HERE as a free pattern download!
I love gingham and I love dots, so this quilt has to be on my to-do list - and those circle rulers will work a treat in a new design of my own later this year. 

Last, but not least!
Easter is almost upon us and Michelle from the Raspberry Rabbits has the cutest felt postcard pattern for you HERE on her blog...
...and Helen is having a St Patrick's Day giveaway HERE on her blog!

I think that's enough jolly lovelies for tonight. My creative cells are going bananas! 
See you tomorrow for Monogram Monday. 
It's G this week....like gee, you're a great bunch for taking time to read what I write... ;-)


10 comments:

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Yours is a lovely post today and thank you. After church, I'm going to spend time visiting the blogs you've mentioned and wanted to let you know a blog new to me - Visual Blessings. Many the time I've spent wandering through her pages...they are beautiful!

PolkaDotClassic said...

Oh, he is sew cute! :) i think I will like to name him PattiBear !
Thank you!
Have a nice sewing day
Marta

Larissa said...

What a lovely collection of links Jenny!! Thankyou!!! ... Where, might I ask, did you get the circle rulers? And are they easy to use with the rotary cutter? Does it roll around them smoothly? ;) Enjoy your week!! x

Mhairi said...

I like the name Clooney - Derived from the Irish word cluain meaning "a green plain or pasture" or may mean "an intriguing rogue" – does "blarney" come into it?
Plus doesn't it make it think of George and who better to find at the end of the rainbow if the pot of gold has been stolen by a cheeky leprechaun.

Noela said...

Love all your links, thanks for sharing Jenny. Happy Stitching, Hugs......

Colleen's Blog Long Island NY said...

Jenny, ice cream makers are not too expensive. We have one that cost about $40 in American money. My daughter Jen loves coffee ice cream and we make it all summer.

Patty@Granma's said...

Jenny - we used to make ice cream the cheap way - you mix up your batch of ingredients and pour them in a flat cake pan, put them in the freezer section of your fridge. Every hour you pull out the pan, stir up the slush a bit and put back, When it gets really slushy and hard to stir, you leave it till it's firm - try a small batch to see if you like it - we were just glad to get ice cream when I was a kid.

margaret said...

loved your post today, lots to see and red about, what a lovely life you must have, you are so content and happy.
A really cite bear but a name escapes me

jaime ♥ raising up rubies said...

all such cute ideas! thank you for including mine ♥ have a great week!

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

What a fun post filled with lots of goodies. Thanks so much for sending hugs my way. :)
Love ya my friend.