Sunday, February 19, 2017

Some fun .....


This is how my mornings start!  A not very expensive coffee machine with not very expensive coffee pods .... a yummy cup of coffee then I move out to the veranda and catch up on my social media whilst listening and watching the birds at the feeding table .....

It's a ritual ......


How do you start your day?

Our local library has one a month crafty related activities... I can't always go but this month I went to the book folding.... I did a heart before so this time they gave me one that is a bit more challenging.....

I had to bring it home to finish it off...


The 'patterns' for book folding, and instructions are sold through a very clever lady HERE.  There also is several already made that you can buy or order specially.

I think it's so clever.

Last Sunday was revolting hot here.  I don't manage well in revolting hot.  We sat in our lounge room with the aircon and TV on ALL DAY.... we never to that.  We got into a series and that kept us nicely entertained ... and I got through a fair bit of Dutch Treat so I now have another 4 finished blocks....

That daisy one was really challenging... and close up the soft curves are actually rough chips!!



I have moved on to doing a bit more Boro stitching to take a short break from Dutch Treat .... I am enjoying the informal process of this and it's teaching me that not every stitch needs to be exact!


This is a wee little purse I made.  We had Craft Alive here in Toowoomba and I booked into this little $10 workshop where we got the kit and tuition to make this....


It was a bit fiddly I admit.... but its rather cute?

Righto, Gotto Go.... I think I have some serious stuff to do ......

25 comments:

  1. I've never seen book folding, it looks amazing... love the little purse! xx

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  2. Such a cute little purse! We have Craft Alive here in September, but I don't recall interesting little "makes" like that. Your coffee machine is very fancy-nancy, I use a French press......sounds so much more posh than saying plunger. I love those Dutch Treat blocks, that is going to be a gorgeous quilt.

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  3. Your book is amazing!
    The heat is such a downer! But the cool changes after a hot spell are so good.
    Love your little purse and your new Dutch treat blocks are amazing
    They all look very tricky...

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  4. Love my morning coffee! Sometimes social media and sometimes crossword in the paper is how my day begins. I think I enjoy doing that purely because i couldn't when I worked full time.
    Your library seem to have great activities. Love the butterfly.
    Great work with your blocks and the Boro. We have had a few indoor days for the same reason with the heat. There really is no point being outside in those temps.

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  5. The book folding looks amazing...very clever! The heat has drained us all I think...aircon and quiet stitching is the only way to cope! Dutch Treat is mind boggling...well done for not whimping out like your friend xx

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  6. Love love love the book!!!Just beautiful!! I have to start the day with peppermint tea, then I can do things! The heat must be exhausting!! We have rain here this evening. Your Dutch Treat blocks are amazing!! Well done for staying indoors and following sensible pursuits!!!

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  7. Hi Fiona ,wow that little purse is so darn cute and boy that book is amazing and your blocks are amazing,you are super clever my friend xx

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  8. Wow, super busy.
    Love your book folding. Thanks for the link.
    Your little pouch is cute too.

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  9. I wish I had a nice relaxing start to the day like yours. Now we are in town we do get to have breakfast together and we do have a nice coffee, after that it is go go go to get out the door. Weekends are better. You've certainly been busy. What a lovely job you have done with your book, so lovely and even and the purse is super cute.

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  10. What a beautiful book, clever idea. Very sweet little purse too. Glad to hear you are feeling better now, not very nice especially in hot weather. Take care xcx

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  11. You have kept busy . The book looks great.
    That's what I've been doing for days, locked inside with the air con on..
    Beautiful DT blocks and I love the irregular stitching project...
    Cute purse...

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  12. Wow love the book folding, it looks amazing. Oh your DT blooms look gorgeous :)

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  13. Love the book. Looks fabulous. The DT blocks are lovely. Cute little purse. Hugs,xx

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  14. Your book folding is amazing! Looks like you have been busy!

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  15. The book is a wonderful idea and a nice design to do. You have been keeping busy, lots of wonderful projects and nice to have different ones to switch to, to get breaks from one.

    Debbie

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  16. You are always doing such an interesting variety of projects, Fiona! Folding, hand stitching, purse making...and that's just this week. I'm impressed by your breadth of skillz :)

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  17. Looks like you are feeling much better and enjoying yourself again. I suspect that some of those Dutch Treat blocks must be really challenging. The Boro stitching looks great.

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  18. Beautiful DT blocks Fiona. What will the boro stitching become?
    As for my mornings, I'm definitely a pot-of-tea gal, every day... can't beat it.

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  19. I like the plan for your days. THe bitty little purse is so adorable!!

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  20. Hopefully the "terrible hot" is on the way out...Dutch Treat is looking so good.

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  21. I usually check my social media and then it's a cup,of tea and off to get JoJo off to her programmes! At least you could escape to the air con and watch the Tele and stitch!

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  22. Daniel was stood behind me as I was reading this, he wants a butterfly book, lol. He was trying to work out how the folds work :)

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  23. Your butterfly looks great Fiona. Very clever! I love your little purse.

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  24. I always start my day with a coffee from my coffee machine! Weekdays I then have to shower, dress and go to work, weekends is usually back to bed with the coffee and a book! Love the book folding, I'd like to find a class to have a go at that.

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  25. Sounds like a good way to spend a hot day Fiona.... and productive too - you seem like you are churning out the Dutch Treat blocks :-) Cute wee purse - what a fun idea; and I love the book you folded - it looks very tricky to get right!

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