Space Giraffe

Hi guys, another week has flown by and I’m still trying to get motivated. I’m working, but it’s coming in fits and starts. Everything is fine and I’ll be back on track soon; all of those 2am finishes in December took their toll and I’m not quite back on top of things yet.

I have giraffes, rockets, and pugs on my work table this week. I need a shopping trip to Peppermint Stitches to buy some more background fabric, I’m down to scraps in my stash.

My sweet boy turned 21 today. Twenty-one! I’m not sure where the time has gone.

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You know how they say never work with kids and animals? Kate found this on her phone. Rem is the devil when it comes to quilts. If I put a quilt on the floor, he does this (even without the laser). Have a lovely weekend everyone, toni xx

And the winner is… drum roll please…

WILD THINGS QUILT GIVEAWAY


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Good morning everyone!

I printed out all of the entries and had my visitors read them over breakfast. They unanimously picked the winner. A huge, wild things congratulations goes to BRENDA whose favourite memory had them spitting their coffee over the entries!

My favourite Christmas memory is… I vividly recall my sister and I getting up in the middle of the night, after our parents fell asleep, to peek at our Christmas presents under the tree by unwrapping small portions. Much to our dismay, we were unable to get a sneak peek because this particular Christmas our parents had our gifts wrapped and “canned” and a can opener was required to open the gift. These were large cans!! We ran to back to bed, and kept quiet about our plot. 
Later, as adults, we confessed and learned that our parents knew all along as they noticed the tears in the wrapping paper and the gobs of tape to repair the tears–from the previous Christmas. Our parents told us they most certainly were aware of our mischief and vowed to teach us patience for the following year–and they most certainly did!! That was the year of the “canned gifts.” We still get a chuckle out of this one.

Thank you to everyone who entered. We thoroughly enjoyed reading your favourite memories, the funny ones, the sad, the sweet, and the (OMG) bad.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!


BOXING DAY SALE!

Pop on over to our Etsy store to receive 25% off  your order.

Follow the link and the discount will be applied automatically. Otherwise use the Coupon Code BOXINGDAY2017. **Henry pin not included as he’s already discounted.

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Twas the weekend before Christmas…

and all through the house not a creature was stirring… because we’re all knackered! Five days of 2am finishes – I’m telling you I’m too old for this. Only two more days to go and we can sleep all day Christmas day LOL.

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Have you done all of your Christmas shopping and organised your Christmas dinner? We will be picking up our turkey on Saturday. Both Kate, Rem (our cat) and I love turkey. And gravy. Lots and lots of gravy.

I was going to write a big Christmassy blog post but it’s 12.40am and I have another 20 minutes to go before I have to pick up Kel from work. Instead I’ll pop some leftovers in the oven for her dinner, turn down the lights, and have a game of Mahjong to keep me awake. Happy Friday, toni xx

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I did the draw for the Thermoweb giveaway (Facebook). Congratulations to Kathy for winning the $25 gift voucher. Thermoweb have some amazing products and I’m proud to be associated with them.

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Merry & Bright Santa Sacks

Hi y’all, Happy Thanksgiving to everyone who celebrates, I hope you had a wonderful day with your family and friends. I was just thinking, it’s been over 20 years since I had a slice of pumpkin pie, I think I’ll have to find a recipe and get baking.

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We are having a huge Black Friday sale in our Etsy shop this week, pop on over and receive 30% off everything in store.

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I’ve uploaded the Merry & Bright Santa Sack pattern to the “Free Stuff” page. You can download it here too, just click on the file name below.

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A big thank you and hug to the lovelies at Therm-o-Web for their continuing support.

The Santa sacks have a ‘paper bag’ bottom which gives you more space for those odd shaped gifts and treats. They are really easy to make too. Sorry about the lousy photos, the constantly overcast weather makes it difficult to take a clear photo.


Miss 17 graduated from High School last week. My sweetie has all grown up :oD She’ll be at university (college) next year. Wow, where did the time go?

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She’s had a rough week this week, we spent last night at the ER and she was sent home in the wee small hours with a diagnosis of pneumonia and a bag of antibiotics. I’m feeling pretty exhausted tonight so please forgive any mistakes in the Santa sack pattern!

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We’re hoping for a relatively quiet weekend, No. 1 daughter is working the polling booths (State election) all day tomorrow and counting votes tomorrow night. I’m just hoping to catch up on some sleep LOL. Our crazy neighbours have caused a lot of trouble this week and broke into our house and car on Sunday.

Anyways, take care and have a lovely weekend, toni xx