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Sunday, 5 August 2012

Mojo injection! Update on fountain.

A huge thank you to littlebluemouse for showing me how to put the title in the correct place! I was getting so frustrated trying to find out how to do it and it's something so simple as looking at the top of the post while writing, and, there it is!! So thanks again littlebluemouse and I'm sure she would like you to pop over and take a look at her blog.

I've had a bit of a mojo injection after losing it last week.....there it was just peeking out at me hiding in the weeds!

While I was browsing on Pinterest I have seen a couple of mini-mini samplers. I think that the one's I saw were about 1" square, but that's a tad to tiny for me with my eyesight so I'm doing mine 2" square (approx) The running stitch is with varigated red through to pink thread which stops having to keep changing colours. In the boxes you can put whatever takes your fancy. Of course my first box is a 'quirky' house!
I am going to put some things that having meaning to me and others just because I can! Also I might do some little embroidery samplers within the square.
The washing line represents all the childrens clothes I've washed over the years! The banners are in the 3rd box are....just because! As they are little pictures by themselves I thought that a square a day would be easily achievable. (here's hoping anyway)

The next thing I was having a go at is this...
We have a few very tatty coasters. So one of them has had a few coats of acrylic paint and then I'm going to............haha that's a secret :0P.......if it turns out OK then you will see, rotten arn't I!

For anyone who might have a smidgen of interest in the fountain fiasco, here it is this week....
Not much further on, but it has moved from point A to point B. haha. I wish I could just get on with it myself but I would need to eat a heck of a lot of spinach to get some muscles like Popeye to shift all those boulders etc. So looks like it's going to be one of those jobs that goes on and on and before you know it's winter time. The solar fountain probably wont work by then, although we have only had one day of brilliant sunshine this week, so maybe I am being over optimistic anyway!


Cheerio for another week and here are the linky parties;
http://handmadeharbour.blogspot.co.uk/
http://www.homemakeronadime.com/
http://www.flamingotoes.com/
http://sewmanyways.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/sew-darn-crafty-linking-partyweek-77.html
http://iamonly1woman.blogspot.com.ar/
http://thediydreamer.blogspot.ca/2012/08/from-dream-to-reality-linky-party-28.html
http://www.primpjunktion.com/
http://www.finecraftguild.com/party/
http://www.michellestastycreations.blogspot.co.uk/
 http://ivyandelephants.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/summer-holiday.html
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.co.uk/


31 comments:

  1. Can't wait to see what you are going to do with your coasters.

    As for your mini's that is going to both fun and a challenge for a guess. I wouldnt know what to put in all those squares.

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  2. I love the idea of mini embroideries in squares - looking forward to seeing how this develops!

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  3. How adorable! I love this idea. So sweet. I am intrigued by that fountain too!

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  4. Those mini mini samplers are so cute! x

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  5. I love this idea of a square a day. The ones you have done so far are amazing. It is hard to believe that they are as small as you say they are!

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  6. Mini sampler looks intriguing - will be watching with interest - superb so far.

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  7. Ooh what a great idea to do a mini sampler, you have made a great start, cannot wait to see it when you finish :)

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  8. I love mini things, so I'm definitely already a fan of your sampler- can't wait to see it develop!

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  9. The mini embroidery is amazing! I wouldn't have the patience!

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  10. The mini samplers are a lovely idea. I really like the washing line, will there be an ironing board square :)
    Can't wait to see what happens to the coasters.
    Ali x

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  11. what a fantastic idea! a square a day sounds ideal and the end result is going to be amazing i just know it :) i love your wee housey - so cute!

    re the fountain, progress is progress - one day it will all be done and you will forget all about what a headache it once was... perhaps!

    can't wait to see what you're up to with the coasters... i'm intrigued! x

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  12. Thank goodness you got your Mojo back. That is going be gorgeous I can tell. I love samplers and stitcheries

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  13. I love what you've done so far in your little squares, they're so cute.

    I'm intrigued by the coasters.

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  14. oh! brilliant creations! well done on the first two squares.
    ive always thought of samplers mostly as cross stitched samplers, now, you made me realise there are other great ways to make a sampler - with machine stitching and embroidery.
    keep up the good work, im curious what other sampler elements are going to be like :)

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  15. I'm in love with all your sock monkeys btw! :)

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  16. I love miniatures so pretty and me thinks this is going to be a work in progress through the years. Shame about your fountain, I love the sound of water in a garden, hope you get it fixed before the end of summer 2012 but know what you mean.....

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  17. I love the sampler idea, I think I'd struggle to come up with enough ideas to fill all the boxes though!
    Looking forward to seeing where it goes :)

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  18. Love your mini sampler,carnt wait to see your coasters :)

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  19. Love the little squares, feeling inspired. Thanks!

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  20. This is absolutely gorgeous, what patience you have! I am off to look at the others as that Quirky Village has really caught my eye. Hello from your new follower :)

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  21. You must have amazing patience to do something that small! Can't wait to see how it progresses.

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  22. Love the embroidery idea. Would love to have the patience to do this, maybe one day!

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  23. Your mini samplers are gorgous - so much detail in such a little space. Are you pinning them each day? x

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  24. That sampler is really really neat. I like that idea. I also love the fountain. We used to have a koi pond that my husband put in (so much work, but so so nice when it was done). I miss it a lot. Love water features.

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  25. I didn't know what you meant about the title so I had to look at a previous post!

    Love the mini sampler squares, I wanted to do one myself a while back but dn't have the time.

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  26. Your mini sampler sounds like it is going to be fun.
    I' like what you have done so far. Hugs Mrs a.

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  27. LOVE the mini sampler!!! SOOOO cute!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

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  28. Love your sampler. Do put on how you progress with it.

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  29. Love your mini sampler ! very cute !

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  30. So cute! I love the mini sampler- its turning out great so far!

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