Friday, January 23, 2015

Fun Friday!!!

Fun Friday is going to be where I share new websites, blogs, products, "pins" that I have come upon in the past week that I think you might enjoy.  So here we go.........

#1 - Decorating and so much more by Priscilla
She is decorator extraordinaire.  Many of you probably already follow her but I am always late to the party.  She had such beautiful Christmas decor and ideas and she's also been stitching up some gorgeous cross stitch patterns...take a look and please stop by her blog and she's on Pinterest too.  I want to do her seasonal cross stitch displays.  Great idea using magnets and she just switches things out depending on the season.
           #2 - Crochet Pattern compliments of Love 4 Nails
 I also ran across a crocheted cowl pattern on someone's blog (can't remember now) but the pattern was on Love 4 Nails on You Tube and she is just darling!  She's great at tutorials and I now know why it's called Love 4 Nails....she has some gorgeous ones!  The link will take you right to the tutorial.  I couldn't post a picture but the link will and she has 2 versions;  a wider one and a narrower one.  They are fast and easy from what I've heard and I've been wanting to make a cowl.

#3 - Sedef of Down Grapevine Lane  She lives with her husband and 2 beautiful children in South Australia.  She is so talented and her latest creation is this darling bookmark and she gives full instructions and a material list on how to make one.  She has been featured in Homespun magazine which is a great magazine published "down under".   If you're lucky enough to be near a Barnes & Noble, I have been known to pick them up there occasionally.  The Aussies have great magazines for sewing and crafting.  I definitely plan on making some of these!  The only thing I need though are eyelets and an eyelet punch.  It's already on my Amazon Craft Wish List! LOL!  Thank you Sedef!  Please visit her blog and she's on Pinterest.  She has so many cute crocheted items too that are just precious....what a talent!

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 #4 - Is Jessica over at Cutesy Crafts  She has over 3,000 followers so she must be pretty good!  She has quite a variety of interests too.  I thought this was cute.......this was how she told her audience she was pregnant.........darn straight!
#5 - Last, but in no way least, are 2 sites for prizes and giveaways! One is Maureen Cracknell who quilts beautiful quilts and other fabric related items and has a fabric giveaway every Friday! 
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and one of my "favs" for a long time now, Susan B. Anderson 
She's a wonderful knitter, teacher and pattern designer who is having a Shawl KAL (knit along) and if you sign up you get a discount on her shawl patterns PLUS there will be prizes throughout and at the end if you finish by the deadline which is March 1, I think there is another prize.  There's a Ravelry Group for it and I can't decide plus I don't really have the yarn for it but I want to so badly....I must make a decision tonight!  She just posted it yesterday and there is no starting date but you must use one of her posted patterns.  Read the rules!

If I join I will make this was a hard choice though! 

Let me know if you do any of the above activities and whether or not you are having fun on Fun Friday!!!!
Oh and let us not forget it's        
Handmade by Heidi
I think there may be multiples of these but this is the one I am participating in at Heidi's and there are prizes there too.  Please go to her site to read the rules and please join us!  I have to go get my supplies ready for me. there's nothing on t.v. anyway! LOL!
Happy Trails!


  1. Thanks for sharing these fun and practical blogs. The bookmarks are darling and also that shawl that you might make.

  2. I'm going to have to check these blogs out as soon as I get a chance. Thanks for sharing with us.

  3. Thank you for sharing with us the lovely blogs
    I love your shawl colors so much xx

  4. Oh I just sat down at the computer, so much to see!! Thanks for sharing :) I love the bookmarks!

  5. Last night (Friday) Hubby and I were excited that Heart of Dixie is back on TV. I crocheted while watching it, trying to get old projects finished. Those bookmarks are cute.

  6. Of only I could sew...I love the idea of gametic bookmarks. They'd make wonderful gifts.

  7. This is such a great way to share favorite blogs. I love the bookmarks and will go there first! Enjoy your Sunday afternoon my friend! Hugs, Diane


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