Cat Wars.

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A long time ago in a galaxy far far away two kitties declared war over a moose quilt.

mine i think















There were teeth and claws involved.

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They are both very, very lucky I am a soppy cat person.

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Hackles have been raised, squirty bottles full of cold water have been employed, hisses have ensued.




Popcorn is yummy…

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And so are these popcorn buckets.  Aren’t they fantastic.


I was sitting in the car yesterday, gently dozing in the warm sun and waiting for Kate to supply us with hot caffeinated beverages, when I saw a woman walking across the car park with these spotty delights in her bag!  They had to come home with me  (I left the woman in the car park *giggle*).

There was once a time when I used to be the most organised woman in the city.  Seriously.  I used to get paid big bucks for my organisational skills.  Now I can’t find the caffeine in my coffee.  These delightful spotty buckets are to stick stuff in.  My drawing pens.  My threads.  My car keys.  Maybe even my glasses.

How could I possibly sit on my glasses if they are in a bright pink spotty bucket!  My optometrist will love me again.




Do you like old movies?

Our local cinema is showing To Catch a Thief tomorrow.

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I can’t wait, I love Cary Grant movies.

cary grant

The clothes are divine, and the costumes are spectacular!

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The blue dress is my favourite.  I always think Grace Kelly’s hair looks like it has little horns in these shots *giggle*.

Are you doing anything interesting tomorrow?  xx

What do I write about?

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That’s how I feel, when I sit here looking at the blank page that is this blog.  Or Facebook.  Or any social media platform.  Just what in the name of all things do I write about?

I’ve been asking my friends that question, asking the internet that question, asking Dr Google that question.  There is still this blank page… staring at me.  Judging me for leading such an uninteresting life.

An old work colleague of mine has just climbed Kilimanjaro.  Kilimanjaro.  I went to the copy shop yesterday.  I hummed “Climb Every Mountain” while I was waiting in the queue.. .does that count?


Some suggestions…  write about what you are wearing.  Ummm, ok.  Monday – jeans, white t-shirt, sneakers.  Tuesday – jeans, white t-shirt, red jumper, sneakers.  Wednesday – jeans, white t-shirt… do you see the problem?  Next…

Tell your audience something interesting about yourself…  Ummm, ok.  I have a phobia of hairdressers and cut my own hair.  No?  Next…  I’m a fully ordained Minister and can marry you in a variety of countries and states.  No?  I hate the feel of nylon socks against my feet and love my 100% cotton ones so much that I’ve worn them out.  Maybe they are holy socks?  See previous statement.

holey socks

Not interesting?  Ok… I’ve got a thing for red vintage glasses, unfortunately I also have a thing for red lounge chairs and keep sitting on my glasses.  I’ve gone through two pairs in six months!  My optometrist thinks I’m insane… can’t you buy PURPLE glasses toni???


l do love fabric.  But I find it hard to blog about it.  I do love using my quilts, isn’t that why we make them?  There are three on this bed, it was cold last night *giggle*.


And moose are one of my favourite animals.  I do think the plural of Moose should be Meese.  The English language can be so boring sometimes.

meeses to pieces

Oh and I can’t live without my coffee but caffeine makes me ill.

Happy Saturday, xx.


Four Dollar Friday – Cuddle Bears & Paper Daisies

It’s Four Dollar Friday!

These are the patterns for this week -

Cuddle Bears. Kids LOVE these bears, they are soft and squishy and perfect for giving cuddles and kisses. And they are so EASY to make. You can whip them up in an afternoon!  You can make an entire Teddy Bear’s Picnic in a weekend!  I make mine out of flannel scraps to give extra softness.

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Paper Daisies.  Who doesn’t love all things pink and flowery.  This is a gorgeous quilt, perfect as a gift for someone you love, and it’s just the right size for a summer picnic.

paper daisies

And Panda Party.  Because Pandas just want to have fun!


You can find them all on the website here.

The moose are almost done.  It’s been a long week with them.  They’ve misbehaved and rejected all accompaniments but I think I’ve whipped them into shape.  I need to go thread shopping tomorrow though, I’ve run out of my favourite Cosmo colours.

Have a great weekend everyone, toni xx