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Friday, July 6, 2012

Neat Findings At Michaels

Hello my dear friends,

slowly but surely Michaels is getting more and more neat new items in it stores here in Canada. We always seem to be behind the ones in the US so it is nice that the store where I shop had some neat things the last time I was there a few days ago.

I found a lovely piece of scrap booking fabric which I am going cover a small a pillow from my  Mum's chair. She is now gone just over 6 months and I miss her very much!

The clock faces on the fabric are meant to represent the time we had together ... the time it will take to heal from losing her and the time it will take until we will see each other again.

My other find were some small muslin drawstring bags. These are perfect to use in some of my creations! I love sewing but when it comes to little things like that it is nice once in a while to use something ready made. I have a few ideas for these but I need to think of a few more still. I think these would be great to embellish with all sorts of bits and pieces of old lace and neat stuff!

 I am not too happy with the finish of the inside really but I am sure I will be able to sort something out that the don't only look good on the outside but also on the inside.

One other thing I would like to share with you are some lovely little note cards I bought last week. 

My daughter Ashleigh spotted them, thought of me right away and showed them to me and I am glad she did. Now if I need to drop someone a note the good old fashion way, I have lovely cards to do so!

I have some more treasures to share with you but at another time. They are the treasures I had found at church sales so far this year and I didn't get around posting about them yet.

I hope you are well and life is treating you kind.

Have a peaceful and creative day,

Karen B. 


  1. I love the fabric and your reasoning behind using it. Very nice. The draw string bags will be great for embellishments. They look good. I do still like to send/receive hand written notes...the cards are lovely.

  2. Hi sweet friend, I just love your found treasures!! The fabric is beautiful and I love that it will remind you of your mother....I always love stopping by to see what you're up to and just to let you know that you inspire me! sending you hugs and love, Dawn

  3. Hi Karen, The fabric is so pretty. I wish we had Michaels in Europe.
    I love your scissors cases. They are very beautiful.
    Have a wonderful Sunday!