Sea Breeze Mini Quilt-a-long

I’m a sucker for a good group project. Exhibit a, the 2012 Fat Quarter Shop BOM that I started with friends, that remains stagnant at month four. Or the Once Upon A Time cross stitch sampler, slightly more current, but still woefully behind. Dear Jane, ripple crochet, art journalling, the list is endless. Maybe I should call myself Little White Sheep

My latest endeavour is taking part in the Sea Breeze Mini Quiltalong. Hosted by Angie at Gnome Angel, this blog hop is currently in week two, with the big reveal planned for this coming Saturday. I shared my progress and planning last week as part of the blog hop, including a free planning printable for you to download and attack with some coloured pencils to plan your layout.  There are so many ways to take the same basic pattern, and make it your own. For example:

I adore this bright modern version by Ms Midge:

 

And a similar emphasis with a twist by Bec of Skyberries Handmade

 

Then Sel at Mad Quilters Disease stayed a bit closer to the pattern with some very cool results:

 

There are also plenty of pretty pictures over on Instagram in the #seabreezemqal tag to get you inspired. There’s still some time if you haven’t joined in yet. If you sewing along, be sure to leave a link in the comments and show us what your version looks like!

 

A Scrapbooking Night Gift Box

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Last week, my best friend of almost 20 years lost her mother at only 56 years old. It was very sudden and very unexpected. It is these moments that make living overseas unbearable – unable to be there for friends and family at times of loss. You feel so helpless and useless, when all you [...]

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June Westwood Acres Low Volume Fabric Bundle

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  I know it’s the end of July, but being in Australia it takes a little while longer for these bundles to reach me. Anyhow, above is the June bundle of Low Volume prints from Westwoods Acres. It’s a nice mix of fabrics from Moda and Art Gallery Fabrics and I have a few plans [...]

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{ Reader Tutorial} Free bag pattern – Turning Japanese bag

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Never sewn a bag before or just looking for a quick and easy project? The use of metal handles in this bag means there is no need for fiddly zippers or closures, but the bag still looks super cute and just like something you could have bought in a nice store.   Find the full [...]

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Weekly Wrap – Facebook Love

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Are you on Facebook? Did you know that we’re all on Facebook too? Well, of course we are! This week for the Weekly Wrap I’m going to simply share the links to all our Contributors’ Facebook pages so you can pop over and join in the conversations. Click the pictures and don’t forget to ‘Like’ [...]

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Weekend Stacks- Scrapbooking Goodness

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    I have VERY limited scrapbooking supplies and I’ve been slowly building them up as to not spend too much at once and to also ensure that I use everything that I have. I don’t have the space to be storing a lot of papers and embellishments and I’m sure hubby would have something [...]

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New Crochet Project

Crochet basket with Tshirt yarn

Last week I wrote about a crochet class that I watched on Craftsy recently. This week I grabbed the chance to start a new project when inspiration hit (and I “needed” to catch up on Offspring episodes online!) I have started a crochet basket using T-shirt yarn, a thick fabric yarn made from stretchy fabric [...]

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Creative To Do Lists- No More Procrastinating

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I’m a HUGE procrastinator and I mean huge! I have a pile of projects half finished and another list of things I need to start, but all these things mean is that I am too uncertain and overwhelmed about what I should do first. Enter a creative to do list. It’s a new weekly list [...]

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{Reader Recipe} Raspberry Greek yogurt ice cream recipe

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A delicious, refreshing homemade raspberry ice cream made with healthy Greek yogurt. It’s the perfect dessert at hot summer days.   You can find the full recipe The Seaman Mom    

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Simple Crochet Baby Blanket

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  A few weeks ago I started a simple crochet  baby blanket. It is just a striped blanket and I was going along really really well and making some great progress when I ran out of one of the colours. You see I thought I had plenty of that colour but it seems I had [...]

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