Every week I get lots of email – and also love to trawl through my rss feeds for cool things – so here i give to you some of my finds and some things that landed in my inbox this week.
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It is sort of my birthday this weekend – I am nearly 40! Well I will be at the end of the month – a Leo! But my son Orlando popped out a week before my birthday nine years ago and so each year since my birthday has been hijacked. I don’t mind – its lovely in fact that we share a birthday week but this year is my milestone halfway point birthday year and so I pushed it forward a couple of weeks to get the full benefit. We are having a big party this weekend – a pig on a spit and lots of homemade and yummy food; I made seven quiches, 100 meringues, and some shortbread biscuits, the kids made chocolate brownies and anzac biscuits, plus I am baking two big trays of Galaktoboureko – my current favourite sweet treat. There will be lots of cheese, hummus and big big bowls of salads of all sorts. Mmm a midwinter feast!
I have come across a couple of quality e-publications lately I wanted to tell you about. The first is by Laura Bray and she has a new ebook out where she offers some very valuable advice about how to market your business through the e-newsletter medium. The second is from the gals at One charming party, where you can purchase a themed party pack which includes everything from printable invitations to games, activities and recipes. You can see some sneak previews in their shop or sign up to their newsletter for a free copy. I love the superhero and the Country fair party is super sweet too. And I just had to make sure to mention these summer pops – I am getting me some of these!
- Love this tutorial to make a custom laptop bag.
- Make a peasant dress. And a summer sundress tutorial too.
- You must check out Holly’s nature explorer bag tutorial.
- Here is a cute bubble dress for a little girl.
- Swimsuit refashioned coverup
- Resistor necktie
- Yarny crafty tote tutorial.
- Granny blanket.
- Rag bath mat tutorial – fantastic! (pictured)
Inspiring cool things
- Enter the The Martha Pullen Sewing Awards.
- The latest poppytalk look book is out!
- Cinemagraphs and more by Jamie Beck and how to make them.
- Say yes to blue hair.
- Cupcakes in a jar (pictured)
- Beaded bird embroidery
- Love about summer list
- Printable camping calendar and scene – thanks Jessica
- Potato print art – thanks Jan (pictured)
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