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Carla
London, Ontario, Canada.
One line biography... Not possible. Read on...
Interests: My passions: My family, sewing, patchwork, quilting, photography, reading, and when I find the time, sleep.
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It's still Friday so let's do a quick "Five Things Friday", shall we? 1. I've been asked to be on the OLFA team as an OLFA Ambassador!! I love OLFA and have been using OLFA products since I first started sewing five years ago! There is no better fit for... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at My Happy Haven...
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I have a set of 6 modern, quilted placements on my custom order list and today I had them on my calendar, so I pulled out my bundle of KONA solids from Mad About Patchwork along with some Carolyn Friedlander prints from my stash and get to work! **** ***... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at My Happy Haven...
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*** This week ended up being far busier for me than I had thought it would be, I was out almost every day I think doing this or that. The week is pretty much a blur at this point honestly because I'm absolutely exhausted. Next week I have more running... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at My Happy Haven...
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**** Good morning! If you read my blog regularly, you'll know that we deal with a lot of food allergies in my household. Three of us have food allergies which makes shopping a time consuming, expensive task & finding snacks a challenge all in it's own! Until now! SPOKES is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2018 at My Happy Haven...
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One week into our new budget & I came in under budget by $139.16!! Here's what we spent this week: Groceries $101.36 Medical/Personal care $19.48 Pizza Delivery $40.00 including tip! *I caved and let the kids talk me into ordering them Dominoes pizza on Super Bowl Sunday. Not that we... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2018 at My Happy Haven...
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*** Good evening everyone! How was your day? Mine was good! I spent the afternoon hanging out with my sister & have been relaxing on the couch since after dinner tonight, snuggled under a quilt. I’m cozy & warm which helps my body as I am super achy & sore... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2018 at My Happy Haven...
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Sometimes I'm a bit too busy to come up with new products and designs in the time I'd like to, because when I do, I *know* that I'm going to want it to be absolutely perfect. I'm going to want it to work to perfection, be functional and look fabulous... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2018 at My Happy Haven...
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Happy Friday everyone! Yesterday I shared photos of some fun goodies from Fabric Crush & today I found some time to create a Slimline Wallet with the beautiful fabrics & cork that was sent to me! This fun fabric line is by Michael Miller Fabrics and these 2 fabrics inparticular... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2018 at My Happy Haven...
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Read on to win this fabulous Tula Pink rotary trimmer! *** Good morning! Have you heard of Fabric Crush? Fabric Crush, owned by Jenna-Rae, is an online fabric store distributing from Ottawa, Canada. Buy high-quality, designer fabrics handpicked for the whole family! You will find everything from jersey knits to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2018 at My Happy Haven...
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*** The dentist appointment today went well! Poor Mya though, the needle for freezing made her cry and my momma heart just broke for her, but other than that she was so brave for her first, and hopefully, only filling. The dentist we chose to go to was so gentle... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2018 at My Happy Haven...
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A "Star Wars" pencil case I made today... *** I knew that moving back to London would be financially straining on us, and it has been. But still, we're making a go of it, and so far, so good. Well, good enough anyways! Bills are being paid and there's food... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2018 at My Happy Haven...
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*** It's a soft & snowy Monday, with fluffy little flakes of sky falling from the sky. I have declared today a pajama day for myself as I have a tonne to get done this week and having a very productive Monday would be a good thing! So I am... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2018 at My Happy Haven...
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My little photogenic man... ***I In the last 6 months I've accomplished 2 huge moves (almost 5000km in total!) and preserved most of my sanity. At least this time. Child #2 & I packed up the house 2 times, unpacked the house 2 times, organized the house 2 times, did... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2018 at My Happy Haven...
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*Look at how handsome my boy is! He's a handful, but he makes us laugh! **** Good morning! Things have been busy, but good! At this point we almost have the entire house unpacked & organized! I have just a few items left on my "house" list to check off,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2018 at My Happy Haven...
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**** Spent the morning out getting some bins & buckets for organizing Mya's room and the hall closet. Then home only to run into the ER with a sliced finger that was spurting blood for well over 1 1/2 hours. Not mine. Child #2's finger. After finding out we'd literally... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2018 at My Happy Haven...
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**** Well, it's balmy if you take into account that the last 2 weeks have been sitting mostly -25c to -35c!! So the mercury going all the way up to 1c with a windchill factor of -5c this afternoon is a nice, nice day!! And that's a good thing because... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2018 at My Happy Haven...
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**** Weather & Boredom: Happy Saturday! We are currently living in a blizzard of a snow globe world... we have several feet of snow, at least, and we're sitting at a bright & sunny -33c (-27.4F), so to say it's chilly would be a grand understatement. I have *zero* intentions... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2018 at My Happy Haven...
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Things are going really well with the redo of my sewing room! Before we started the room was a *VERY* dark plummy-mauve-brown colour.. it's really hard to get a good photo of it, but I took a quick video and posted on my IG account if you want to see... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2018 at My Happy Haven...
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**** The last six months have been filled with lots & lots of sewing, but honestly for work only. Nothing simply for *me*. Not that I could really help that, but all the same, I really need & want to get back to being more creative on my own terms.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2018 at My Happy Haven...
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**** It's January 1st which means it's time for a fresh, new start! I'm not going to make any resolutions as I'm just not into them. There are things I'd like to work on (self-care) but those need to be in little bursts, weekly or monthly as I know that... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2018 at My Happy Haven...
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**** So tell me, who has exciting New Years Eve plans? My plans include hanging around the house with my husband & kids! Fabulous right!? In about an hour I'm going to run some errands since everything is closed tomorrow, and with both girls being home today (*scratch that, apparently... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2017 at My Happy Haven...
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It's been a whirlwind of a week... hours are running into hours, days into days. I only know that today is Saturday because I asked Dh to do something at the bank and he told me that it was closed early. We left Sydney, NS on Christmas Day at 5:00... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2017 at My Happy Haven...
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**** It's our first snow, besides a few little snowflakes here & there. It's cold today with a brisk -13c showing right now with the windchill. It's not quite 9:00am yet and it's still not bright out... soon I hope as I really need to 'wake up'. I have zero... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2017 at My Happy Haven...
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We are getting soo close now! 10 days and we are home. I really don't think I can put together a coherent blog post so I'm going to use bullet form to cover what's running through my head for this post! We have NO hot water in the kitchen. Zero.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2017 at My Happy Haven...