The Red Wren

Update

A new habit

One of my latest new habits (aside from the big one) is to log onto my PC in the morning, drink my cup of tea and peruse craft blogs. It’s a great way to start the day; very inspiring. However, throw an eight hour work day (ten by the time I travel and have lunch) in the mix and all my inspiration vanishes. When I arrive home I’m no longer all motivated to pull out fabric and sew, in fact the highest level of motivation I achieve is to update my blogs. Sewing has become a  ...

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Gardening

Spring flowers

Aside from planting more veggies today we also pottered around in the garden beds admiring the flowers, commenting on how much nicer the garden is than last year and how much better it will be next year. We planted some allysum, lavender and raspberry canes in the beds today. I have a shady  ...

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Our Home, Sewing and Craft

Won’t you sit on me?

We have a beautiful chocolate brown leather couch in our back room that my dear kitty, Cinders, thinks is a giant scratching post just for her! We’ve had said couch hidden under a throw for nearly a year, but I’ve really been enjoying colour lately and wanted to add some to that end  ...

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Gardening

The first rose

One of my rose bushes has already produced a rose despite not having many leaves yet! Very odd! Here it is along with some other pretties currently living in the garden; the marigolds are in our new veggie patch!

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Our Home, Sewing and Craft

Busy Bee!

I haven’t done much over the past few days worthy of showing off because I spent all of Saturday tidying up my study. It was absolute chaos in here, completely uninspiring as far as making anything goes, so I decided enough was enough, bit the bullet and now have a lovely clean sewing  ...

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Sewing and Craft

Caterpillas and Ladybirds!

I made this bag for my friend Kylie’s daughter Ella a few weeks ago but didn’t want to post the photos until it arrived at their end given Kylie is one of my readers here and was bound to see it! I was really pleased with how it turned out, there were a few glitches here and there  ...

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Sewing and Craft

Chickadee!

A year ago I spotted some gorgeous pendants on Etsy by The Charm Lady. I never got around to purchasing them and as time went by I gradually forgot them. Fast forward to last month and I rediscovered her Etsy store and asked if she could still make the Chickadee pendant that I had fallen in  ...

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Gardening

Veggie Patch!

This weekend was spent installing and planting seedlings in our veggie patch! Never mind that it isn’t quite planting time yet, we’ll see how it goes! We put the garden in our front yard as it is about 4 times the size of our backyard and our house is north facing so lots of light  ...

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