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Hi, I'm Pauline.
I believe that toy-making should be
SIMPLE and FUN for everyone ~
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Week 6 ~ Creative Spaces Blog Hop ~ Winner announced!!!

Posted under A day in my lifeBlog on 2018-08-26 00:51:06

It is the last week of the Creative Spaces Blog Hop.  This has been such a fun blog hop to participate in, I’ve had a chance to share my space with everyone and I’ve learnt a LOT from all the other designers. I want to say a big thank you to Tamarinis and Cherry Blossom Quilting for organizing such a great hop! AND thanks to you for joining me on my journey to get organized. I hope you’ve had as much fun as I have! 
 

* If you missed week 1 (My Studio before and after) you can read it here
and week 2 (My favourite Sewing Tools) you can read that here
and week 3 (Sewing Room ORGANIZING TIPS) you can read that here
and week 4 (Dealing with Scraps and/or Fabric) you can read that post here.
and week 5 (Storing threads, buttons and other sewing stuff!here.

 

 

Week six ~ How to organize quilting rulers and tools:

I’m really glad to see that my fellow creatives have given you heaps of great ideas for storing quilting rulers and tools because…. I am quite an ignoramus when it comes to quilting and I cannot offer any advice in this field!!! Not being a quilter myself – the only rulers I know how to use properly are stationery ones and they are stored with the rest of my stationery!!! 🙂 So I really don’t have any tips for storing your quilting tools~>

BUT I do have a winner to announce

for my Creative Spaces Blog Hop giveaway!!!!

First though I want to say –  I appreciate ALL your comments and great tips too!

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Week 5 ~ Creative Spaces Blog Hop ~ Storing sewing threads, buttons and other sewing stuff!

Posted under A day in my lifeBlog on 2018-08-16 20:02:14

OOPS, I am a litte bit late for this week’s Creative Spaces Blog Hop. This week’s theme is all about How to organise sewing threads, buttons and other sewing stuff ~ so I’m going to say, I was getting myself organised first! hee hee 🙂

* If you missed week 1 (My Studio before and after) you can read it here
and week 2 (My favourite Sewing Tools) you can read that here
and week 3 (Sewing Room ORGANIZING TIPS) you can read that here
and week 4 (Dealing with Scraps and/or Fabric) you can read that post here.

I’ve been having fun checking out all the fabulous organizing ideas from the other designers and seeing how they store sewing threads, buttons and embellishments! Don’t forget to visit the other blogs so you don’t miss an opportunity to win something fun from the fabulous sponsors: Aurifil, Bosal, Crafter’s Edge, Daylight as well as the giveaways on different blogs – you never know what’s there, unless you take a look!

**AND don’t forget to check out MY GIVEAWAY at the end of this post!!!**

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NEW Narwhal sewing pattern!

Posted under BlogNEW Softie Patterns on 2018-08-07 19:21:11

I’m very excited to show you my NEW toy pattern – a Narwhal sewing pattern!

Meet Nate the
NARWHAL!

Narwhal toy pattern

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Week 4 ~ Creative Spaces Blog Hop ~ Dealing with Scraps and/or Fabric

Posted under A day in my lifeBlog on 2018-08-06 23:39:21

Welcome to Week 4 of our Creative Spaces Blog Hop. This week’s theme is Dealing with Scraps and/or Fabric so you’d think this would be the most exciting post for a fabric-a-holic like me…

and it would be, IF I HAD FABRIC to SHOW YOU!!!

 

Before I tell you where my fabric’s gone – let me remind you – >>>
Don’t forget to check out MY GIVEAWAY at the end of this post!!!

* If you missed week 1 (My Studio before and after) you can read it here
and week 2 (My favourite Sewing Tools) you can read that here
and week 3 (Sewing Room ORGANIZING TIPS) you can read that here

AND… you will be able to get your ‘fabric fix’ by visiting the other lovely designers who are part of our Creative Spaces Blog Hop!!! Here is the list of the Blogs you can visit to check out how they deal with their fabric scraps! haha!!! 😀

Mondays

Tamarinis

Cherry Blossom Quilting

Tuesdays

Morning Glory Designs

Sew Many Creations

Wednesdays

Seams Like a Dream

Poor House Quilt Designs

Desert Bloom Quilting

Thursdays

Canton Village Quilt Works

Cranberry Pie Designs

Fridays

 Avery Lane Designs

Christa Quilts

Saturdays

Quiltoni

Swan Amity

Sundays

Simple Arts

Joanne Sharpe

 

 

OK, where’s my fabric gone???

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Is Bigpond too BIG to care about the smaller fish in the POND????

Posted under A day in my lifeBlog on 2018-08-05 21:20:34

Dear Bigpond customers,

I am writing this blog post so I don’t have to re-write this information for every one of my customers and Club members who are also Bigpond customers and have NOT been receiving my emails because Bigpond has decided to block them – EVEN THOUGH they WANT TO RECEIVE my emails – because they have purchased a PDF Pattern Download from me or are in my Sew Many Funky Friends Club!

Grrr!$@!^#%*!

 

Don’t get me wrong… I was a very satisfied Bigpond customer for 12 years WITHOUT a problems and I changed my email service provider only because I couldn’t get Bigpond Internet services in my area anymore. 

Email is great when it works, but when an email service provider like Bigpond blocks emails from getting through to their customers…. it’s incredibly frustrating for the sender and receiver AND it seems there’s not much you can do about it?

I wrote a blog post earlier this year about what you can do to make sure emails get through to you. I would start with that first…

BUT when all else fails it’s TIME TO SWITCH EMAIL PROVIDERS!

Sorry, Bigpond, but if you don’t respect our wishes to send and receive emails to each other we’re going to have to leave and go to another service provider.

OK, if you only have a Bigpond email addess – you need to start by getting another email address…

This is EASY!!!

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