Friday, March 23, 2012

Home of the week and lots of sewing links.....

This weeks home of the week is a stunner, I could even live with all the furnishings if I had too, well minus all the little kids stuff, as we don't have any little kids around.  The only thing other than the price that lets this place down is the back yard, it's not very big and very over looked, if I was paying that price I would expect a lot more privacy.


The condo of the week, is not my cup of tea, although in a very desirable area, look at the monthly maintenance fees...........way, way over priced.  Very limited photos, so have no idea what half of the place actually looks like?


I get Sew News magazine, the kids got it for me as a birthday gift a couple of years ago.   I was reading the April/May 2012 issue the other night and it had some really neat things in it.  One thing they features were Comfort Dolls, they are handmade dolls people make for domestic abuse victims in the States, here is a link to the blog  I wonder if we have such a thing in Canada, or is there something similar in other parts of the world?


They also provide a link to an article on how to make a waterproof raincoat out of a shower curtain.......yes a shower curtain.  It actually looks really neat!!  They also feature a how too from Sew It All where you collect thread and other odds and ends from your sewing room and make a bowl.  There is obviously a few other steps but it really looks neat, the link to that is here.

Are you looking for Applique's?  Here is a link to some free applique's, there are many more that you can buy.  Even though Sew News is an American Magazine, I see there is an advert for the Creativ Festival here in Mississauga in April.  Dd and I plan on going in April, I haven't got the tickets yet, hoping to find a good discount code.........haven't yet.  Is anyone going?

For those creative types out there, here is a link to a competition that is open to everyone around the world.  It's the 2012 Tea Cozy competition and entries must be received by June 30th, 2012.  Click on the link to find out the contest details and rules.  Let us all know if you do decide to enter.

14 comments:

Fran said...

Beautiful home but think about all that cleaning! I think I'll stick to the boat xxxx

Buttons said...

You always have the most interesting posts. I am going to check out some of those links. Thank you. B

Jane and Chris said...

House of the Week....for that price I'd want a house on a tropical beach with a butler bringing me cool drinks!
Jane x

Kaisievic said...

thanks for all the great links, Gill. I will check them out when I get home from my trip.

hugs, Kaye xoxox

The Happy Homeowner said...

Wow, that house of the week is amazing! I agree with you--I'm not too fond of the condo of the week...

So happy to have stumbled upon your blog! :)

~Carla~ said...

Thanks for all the links! :) I'll get the odd sewing magazine now & then... Some of them have really neat ideas!!

Colleen said...

House of the Week...hhhmmmm....$4 million doesn't buy you what it use to...but then...nothing does :)

Theanne said...

Interesting to see the real estate...beyond the back yard the upstairs/downstairs thing would get me with both places! Impressive though! Hadn't heard about the dolls for abuse victims! Hope there's something in Canada! Great post!

The Witch said...

Gill,
Great links as always. I love the winners of the tea cozy competition. My Grandmother really liked tea cozy's and I have been looking into making one so this link was great. I wonder how many people even know what a tea cozy is? I'm starting to get some great idea's forming around in my head.

Cash Only Living said...

Love the house! It would have to come with a cleaning staff though...

mommy2two said...

In Canada the kids and I make blankets for the Linus project, we try and make 4 a year. http://sites.google.com/site/projectlinuscanada/history

EG CameraGirl said...

Gee, Gill. The home of the week is a stunner and ONLY $4.3 million (plus tax). :))

Rose said...

I don't know where to begin...first thanks for all the links. Never thought about a shower curtain raincoat...now every time I see a showercurtain, I will think of this.

I too liked the home of the week, and with Lorelei, I would even like the play stuff...BUT, I would not like all the blacks and grays. It looks nice and clean and neat but I would want color and would hate it on dark, dreary days. But sure is a pretty place.

Boyett-Brinkley said...

Beautiful home but I am not at all sure about a charcoal gray nursery! However, I could live there if there wasn't a small matter of $4 mil.