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Carla
London, Ont. 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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**** My 'baby' is now 10 and loving every single minute of it! I truly don't know how time goes by so quickly, but I do enjoy these wonderful days with my 'older kids'! I know everyone always seems to miss the baby & toddler days, but I don't know...... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at My Happy Haven...
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There are just 11 days left till the Spring Merry Makers Fair & it is arriving fast! Eek! I've been sewing like crazy but still have so much more to go! It seems like I'm not ready so I *really* need to focus and get as much done as I... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at My Happy Haven...
I'd have to have it done by 7am at the *latest*... not really keen on setting an alarm for 5am laundry. lol! I'm up most nights till 1am. Sent from my iPod
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Sunday Things.. at My Happy Haven...
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1. I wrote a new pattern today and it's currently being tested by a few volunteers! Hoping to get this into my Craftsy Shop this week, or next weekend by the latest! *** *** 2. I finished a few curvy pouches for the Merry Makers Fair! I used heavy oxford... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at My Happy Haven...
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Happy Saturday! It's a beautiful & brigh sunny day here today, 12c right now, but I feel pretty "blah" with this head cold, my throat isn't as sore as it was yesterday thankfully! However, I didn't sleep much last night, so that's probably not helping my cause. It's been a... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at My Happy Haven...
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The other day I started pulling fabrics from my scrap bin to make a handful of pouches for the Merry Makers Fair... *** **** The cat was as helpful as ever... *** *** Yesterday I had them assembled and ready to be sewn together... *** *** After I had some... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2017 at My Happy Haven...
You're welcome!! Thanks for your comment, it's nice to know when I post these things people find them useful!!
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*** I love English Paper Piecing. It's a nice "slow sewing" project that can be done in the evenings or even "on the go" while you're waiting for appointment times, car trips (if you're not driving.. haha!) at kids sports games, while they play at the park, with a cold... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2017 at My Happy Haven...
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Today was actually pretty productive even though I'm running on only a few hours of sleep. Mya didn't sleep well last night which means I didn't sleep well last night. She can't sleep upstairs as it's too hot and stuffy, so I set her up on the couch and I'll... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2017 at My Happy Haven...
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*** Mya has strep throat, and as per usual, it came on fast & furious! I'm going to assume she picked it up at the Globetrotters game the other day during the pre-game show with oodles of kids all sharing the same balls etc. Mya just doesn't do well when... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2017 at My Happy Haven...
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It's actually Easter Sunday right now as I'm up far too late once again... but I wanted to do a quick post with some Easter related stuff! I've decided to have a *very* relaxed and laid back Easter this year with no big Easter dinner and no hosting or going... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2017 at My Happy Haven...
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*** I started my day by pulling and matching fabrics to make *twelve* slimline wallets for the Spring Merry Makers Fair! Then I, ironed both stacks, cut all fabrics for 12 wallets, matched zippers to each wallet and finally, I set them aside to get to know each other... lol!... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2017 at My Happy Haven...
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This is going to be a short post... it's been a long & busy, but great day! Tomorrow is my daughter's 14th birthday, so I have another full & busy day ahead. I won't be around much tomorrow, and I know that I'm behind on emails & PM's, but April... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2017 at My Happy Haven...
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I woke up to someone wanting a cork wallet and a couple of business card wallets, but custom made to fit her business cards. These business card wallets below were custom made for square business cards... I didn't have any square business cards to show these off, but I'm quite... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2017 at My Happy Haven...
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With spring and summer weather (hopefully) on the way, Mya has been itching for some new clothes! Her very favourite place to shop is Carters, so the other night she was online browsing and showing me all her favourites. She's a shopper. What can I say... whereas Maria couldn't care... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2017 at My Happy Haven...
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It's been a while since I've set monthly goals, but I think this is the month to pick up this habit once again! It'll help give me focus and direction. So without further ado here are a handful (or two!) of goals that I'd love accomplish this month! Be 90%... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2017 at My Happy Haven...
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*** My laundry baskets runneth over... along with all the rest of my housework. I've really over-loaded myself for April/May and i'm now feeling & seeing the full effects of that. I have something on my list that I said yes to, and is due in about a week and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2017 at My Happy Haven...
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*** I've been working on these over the last week, but had been waiting on a tool from my sister before I could redo my original wallet I had made. The other night she dropped over what I had been waiting for and I was able to complete these wallets... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2017 at My Happy Haven...
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This morning started out with putting away groceries with the kids (Dh did most of the grocery shopping for me, yay!) then after the groceries were all put away I had my coffee, checked my email and private messages, then finished off my last 2 March custom orders! Two scrapilicious,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2017 at My Happy Haven...
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*** I haven't posted a "Budget Thurday" post for a while, so I thought that I'd post a few financial things that are happening for us! I just finished off our budget for the month of March and overall things went well. Nothing out of the ordinary or crazy expensive... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2017 at My Happy Haven...
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*** Yesterday was a very nice & relaxing day... I pretty much did nothing at all for the first time in a long time! I did manage to get 2 English paper piecing panels sewn together, one of them being the "Mischief Quilt" block above. I now have 6 blocks... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2017 at My Happy Haven...
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*** I'm tired. Mya was sick a couple of weeks ago, then my oldest got sick, and now my 2nd oldest is sick, and I've been a full time nurse maid for the last few weeks trying to get everyone healthy, keep everyone happy & keep up the house up,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2017 at My Happy Haven...
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It looks as though the end of March is going to be a busy one for me! Here are a few of the main things I have on my list for the upcoming week... Get our taxes done & filed. Appointment with Realtor. Appointment with bank. Yes, I think we're... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2017 at My Happy Haven...
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Thank-you, Jackie! :) I will email you a link to my visual pricelist and some information for you to share with your kids... I'm sorry to hear about your arthritis... sounds so very painful! :(
Toggle Commented Mar 24, 2017 on WIP Wednesday... at My Happy Haven...
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The other day I shared a pic of my new bundle of Storybook Playtime that I had purchased from Canadian National Fabric... well it's just so bright & colourful that I haven't been able to put it away yet! So I left it out to drool over till I had... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2017 at My Happy Haven...