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I getting emails with interesting links 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.

If you would like to send press releases or submit your own project please send to submit[at]whipup.net.

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Other lovelies

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I getting emails with interesting links 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.

If you would like to send press releases or submit your own project please send to submit[at]whipup.net.

 

Tutorials

Tidbits

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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.

If you would like to send press releases or submit your own project please send to submit[at]whipup.net.

tutorials

  • Taggies toy: The pattern’s for a really simple, yet entertaining toy so it’s a perfect project for newbies yet still fun for advanced people and everybody knows a baby or 2 to give them too :D The pictures are only of the cat version, but the pattern includes a bunny and bear as well.
  • Treat bag tutorial
  • Great idea for making reusable pattern/template pieces
  • This tutorial for butterfly shrug for little girls can be easily adapted for adult sizes. It provides easy step by step instructions for making a very stylish version of this wardrobe staple. Great resource for people working on their fall-winter wardrobe now.

News

  • Windham Fabrics is proud to welcome Lotta Jansdotter and her new collection Echo. This eye-catching collection will hit stores 11/1/11.
  • 50+ Bloggers’ All time favourite recipes in a recipe e-book. Designed by Heather from Chickabug, and put together by the team at Howdoesshe – with over 50 bloggers sharing their favourite recipes (Yes I have a contribution in there too) - 100% of the money raised from the sale of this book will be given to the american red cross. For sale for 1 week and 1 week only: August 8 – 14.
  • Must read article about Improvisational Quilts at Collectors Weekly - It features quilts by Sherry Ann Byrd, her extended family, and several other African American quilt makers. (Images pictured)
  • Must read article about Ravelry

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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.

If you would like to send press releases or submit your own project please send to submit[at]whipup.net.

This coming week is my mother-in-laws 70th birthday – she is organising a midwinter musicale – champagne and snacks on the harbour – should be quite lovely. While we are visiting we will be doing all sorts of other lovely things too – and hopefully some relaxing will get included as well! The week after that is my 8 year old soon to be 9 year old son’s birthday. We will be seeing Harry Potter the finale on 3D – followed by an Indian restaurant feast. Fun!


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Interesting discussions and inspiring things

 

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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.

If you would like to send press releases or submit your own project please send to submit[at]whipup.net.


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!

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