Saturday, January 24, 2015

Grow Your Blog Party.....and a giveaway



A lovely hello to all of you whom are having a li'l bo-peep at my blog for the very first time. 'Tis a pleasure to be a part of Vicki's '2 Bags Full' Grow your Blog party.


And....for those of you lovelies who follow my drivel of a blog, you are most welcome as well......though I fear as we are already acquainted, you have  been enlightened as to the ins and outs of li'l ole me.....just pretend that we have never had the pleasure of meeting and 'enjoy' the ride!

My name is Kim and I live with my husband, in a rural idyll in Tasmania which is a tiny island way, way down at the bottom of the world. Our humble li'l ole abode is surrounded by vignettes of  lush green paddocks which change daily with a roving kaleidoscope of black and white bovine, a country winding road, aged gum trees perfectly placed as if nature had the view from my picture windows in mind when planting each seed; and majestic purple, opalescent mountains, ascending to kiss glorious, Monet-esque sunsets off into the distance......oh..... and  a pretty as a picture garden of floralicious delight lovingly tended by my li'l garden gnome husband. Yes indeedy, everywhere I look there is a richly, patterned tapestry of  God's glorious handiwork of joyous inspiration, stirring me to create.
















My ever faithful, walking companion, Miss Maisie, drinking in the fragrance of the beautiful lavender. She is always a willing participant for a model shoot!




Yes indeedy, this li'l corner of the world in which I live ain't half bad............ain't half bad at all!!

I'm a gal who delights in all things creative. I love to design, I love to create and I love to write. So for me, the designing, the stitching, the making; and then the writing of a blog is a perfect fit for me. I cannot imagine a day without some form of creativity being enjoyed; whether it is putting fingers to keyboard and penning a written piece, or stitching, or knitting some lovely. Creating for me really is play. Most every day (and some evenings) I pirouette along my botanical inspired hallway and enter my happy sewing room in readiness for a li'l dreaming, a li'l designing, a li'l creating and fun, fun, fun!


My sewing room is my own li'l creative hub. It is a place where I express my own unique style and create. It is a space to just be. My design process always starts with a whisper of an idea, then the dreaming, then the plotting, then the creating. I am always amazed how a smidgen of an idea, a teeny, tiny thought develops into a finished creation.


Yes indeedy, me thinks that by both day and night, my bright and happy sewing room is a wonderful place in which those teeny, tiny ideations, that seem to collide all too frequently around in my brain pan at a fervid pace, translate into a pretty of some kind! I could do a lot worse.....don't you think??


I adore quilts. I love to stitch quilts. Indeed, she who has the most quilts (fabric, ribbons, laces, buttons etc etc).....wins....well she does, doesn't she??

The two 'quilts' on the top, the cathedral window and the postage stamp, are two works in progress. I am a gal that seems to fashion oodles of pretties at once. 'Tis very naughty of me, but I have a sneaky suspicion I am not the only one.


I have a penchant for hexagon quilts. Oh all right, I'll come clean, I confess, I am addicted to them! Yes indeedy, when I spy with my beady li'l eye a hexagon quilt, I have been known to go in to a state of apoplectic shock, when only an oxygen tank can revive me! I adore hexies.

I happened upon a wonderful method for sewing hexagon quilts quite a few years ago. Individual hexagons are sewn with the top fabric, the batting and the backing fabric all at once and then a little of the backing fabric is brought to the front to form a narrow border or a frame if you like. Then the finished hexagons are whipped stitched together at the back to form the quilt.

My first 'hexie' that I ever fashioned is this pastel pretty. Stitched from hundreds of pretty fabric scraps, it is an oft-used and faded quilt and is one of my favourites.




My joyous, purple coloured, hexagon quilt tickles my bohemian spirit! This 'pretty' is embellished with oodles and oodles of french laces, vintage jewellery, antique buttons, beads and gorgeous flowers fashioned from a smattering of pretty ribbons. Oops an overload of colour I fear....but then I am an "over-the-top" kinda gal! This hexie is  a quilt where I twirled and twirled sumptuous fabrics, laces, ribbons; a li'l bit of this and a li'l bit of that, round and round in a merry dance.


My pastel hexie.....softer in hue but nevertheless oozing with embellishment and prettiness!


AND.....then there is "Little Miss Rhapsody in Blue". I fashioned this quilt for a dear friend's 50th birthday and I am afraid that I went a li'l overboard with the embellishment......just a tad!


This pretty hexie sits ever so prettily on my bed, in my boudoir.


Now of course, in order for me to embellish the quilts and cushions and other pretties that I fashion, I need an embroidered pretty or two....oh alright...... I need oodles of embroidered pretties......my dowry of cloth; which more often than not overflows from many, many receptacles.



I love to stitch baskets of  blossomy delight either filling them with  li'l snippets of crochet doilies or fashioning oodles of flowers out of pretty ribbons. Fashioning flowers and leaves from pretty ribbons is the most joyous of ways to spend a li'l time.








One can never have too many cushions.......can one?? These cushions went with me to a market.....and surprisingly enough they all skedaddled off to lovely homes to perk up others' interiors!




I am a gal that LURVES to dabble in free hand machine sketching! To draw or in my case, doodle with machine and thread is the best fun. Free hand machine stitching is something that really tickles my fancy. This style of stitching satisfies my love to stitch by the seat of my pants. It satisfies my impetus to veer off that straight and narrow line of monotonous straight stitching and explore the wiggly and crooked lines.

Have a lookity look at some of the lovelies that I have sketched free hand with my trusty ole machine.  A length of fabric upon which I free hand machine stitched a tableau of cute children picking apples from gnarled apple trees, children chatting, children swinging on swings, children climbing trees, children riding bikes....children laughing, chatting and having oodles of fun. I then adhered the fabric panel to the lampshade.



Here is another example of a li'l free hand sketching. This time I stitched a panel approximately 2 metres in length. I stitched a street scape where quaint Victorian houses, wrought iron fences, happy children, very chic ladies, the odd beetle car or two abound. I decided to make this panel into a valance to hang on my kitchen window.

I am a gal who adores all things vintage. I love wandering around markets, always on the lookout for a treasure or two to bring home to live with me for a li'l while......a piece of vintage jewellery, an antique button or two, or a pretty trifling or two. I am always fossicking for embroidered doilies and tablecloths lovingly stitched by ladies in a bygone era, to tart up a jacket, to embellish a quilt, to recover a much loved old chair that has seen better days; to add to a curtain that I am fashioning for our home. Yes indeedy, as 'hinted' previously, I re-use the embroideries in all manner of projects that make my heart go pit-a-pat.


Curtains fashioned with embroidered pretties abound in my li'l ole abode! Why buy metre upon metre of curtaining fabric when one can rummage around in one's plethora of suitcases/hat boxes and the like, all spilling over with embroidered pretties and fabric remnants, and fashion a unique, one-of-a-kind window covering.




Just a couple of upcycled jackets that I tarted up with a doily or two, some upholstery fringing, some french lace and the odd vintage pretty or two!




These lampshades had seen better days so of course I tarted them up with pretties from my dowry of cloth.


Just a few Christmas stockings I stitched using a slew of lace, vintage fabrics and oodles of pretties. Ooh-la-la.......oh so Parisian!



Every now and then my fingers are found clickity clacketing feverishly away on a woolly garment of some kind or another.


Most school day mornings I can be found designing and preparing a stitching project for the school children who visit my humble abode each afternoon in readiness for a sewing lesson. Yes indeedy, each afternoon, the school bus hurtles along our winding country road, screeches to a stop, ejects excited li'l earthlings in readiness for a fun afternoon of stitching, chatter and laughter. Here are some of the stitching lovelies that one li'l girl has created whilst she has been attending "The Kim Sharman School of Stitching Excellence"....(my tongue is firmly fixed in my cheek!!). Of course all the children who attend The Kim Sharman School of Stitching Excellence are prodigiously talented!


AND........when I do find a li'l time, there is nothing I would rather do than spend an hour or two, with my head buried in a book. Yes indeedy, love, love, LURVE to read!


So there you have it. I'm just a gal who loves to spend oodles of her time playing with all things creative. Creativity for me is a window to my soul....it is who I am; it gives every day a measure of oomph! If you have stuck with me to the end and read this rather lengthy post to the very last word......congratulations.....AND a very big thank you.

Me thinks just for that herculean effort on your part, you deserve to be rewarded with a li'l pretty, fashioned by li'l ole me. Yes indeedy, if you would like to leave a comment, I will draw out not one, but two of your names and one of these lavender-filled heart sachets with just a li'l embellishment, will be winging their way to you over land and sea. Now......just in case the two lucky winners take a liking to the same heart sachet, please inform me of your second choice as well.



If you are a No-reply Blogger, please add your email address at the end of your comment. Entries for the giveaway close on the 15th February. If your name is one of the successful ones I will contact you on the 15th February. Vicky from 2 Bags Full has done a stellar job in organising this blog hop, so do pop over  here to see the full list of participants who are kicking up their heels and partying on!!

So it's toodles from me. I am off to discover some delightful new blogs and have a bo peep at what other lovely bloggers are up to. Yes indeedy, I am off to be inspired by others' lovely blogs and their uniquely, beautiful imaginations and creativity. Thank you ever so much for visiting; it is truly a delight to 'meet' you. Please do pop by again; it would make my li'l ole heart sing a happy song if you were to stopover, down here at the bottom of the world for another visit!



91 comments:

  1. brilliant post as always Kim - you do weave a magic web with your words!! Stunning photos of your beautiful world and awesome creations!! Your giveaway is a gorgeous bundle of goodness - if I were to win one I couldn't choose so I would be happy to let you decide for me!!!lol I too have joined the GYBP again this year - it is a great way to find some of the most amazing creative lovely people in this big wide world of our!!

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  2. Good Morning Kim! Thank you for reminding me what it is to enjoy sewing just for the creative delight!! You amaze me with your continuous creations ... all so gorgeous and full of fun! I don't recall seeing many photos of your beautiful surrounding countryside as you have shown here today. Wow! You have visual splendour all around. You must continue to pop in an outdoor photo more often ;) I would love to be the happy owner of one of your pretty sachets! I love them all, so won't put in a number for preference. Enjoy your party hopping today! Wendy x

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  3. Hello Kim. I am already a very happy follower of your blog. I just love all your post and always look forward to what you will be sharing next. I do believe you are the most creative person. I love all the pictures you shared from your side of the world; so beautiful. The flowers and gardens so full of color. Your home is such a happy place. Each room is a delight to look at. Any child able to attend your school is blessed; you are so talented. You are pure inspiration! Your quilts are treasures. And then to top this all off you knit too! So, very many talents. Thank you for sharing all that you do with others. I can only hope that a smidgen of your talent will rub off on me someday! Take care my friend!

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  4. Well look who landed at the top of my inbox! Good morning. I love reading about your little abode. It truly is magical. Tasmania is much prettier than Kamloops. You have beautiful rolling hills. I can relate to being smitten with hexies. We've been having an affair for 13 years.....
    Any one of those pretties would be lovely : )

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  5. Hi Kim. I think I joined your blog a year ago when the blog hop was going on. I am so glad I did. I love seeing all the beautiful things you make. Please toss my name in the hat for the cute hearts. You know I love hearts.

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  6. OMG!!!!!!! This is the most glorious post I have seen!!!! Thanks for sharing the lovely photography and inspiring me. I'm doomed now, so many ideas I have rattling around in my head. I have always sewn up bits of fabric and made I spy table cloths but I have never thought to do the same for curtains....what a great idea!!!! Have you also made a backing on the curtains? I have to go and make a cup of tea and go through your pics again. Thanks heaps!!!
    Cheers, Anita.

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  7. Oh dear Kim, you are already one of my favorite bloggers and I look forward to every word you have to share... and oh.... the pictures. But I keep learning new things about you. I know, once the rest of the world learns about your marvelous blog they will be beating an even larger path to you blog than is already there! I know I look forward to EVERY post....... This Grow Your Blog thing is such a TREAT!!

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    1. Oh dear Beth, you are very, very kind and very generous; thank you! I agree, this party celebrating with other creative and lovely party goers is soooo inspiring and such fun.

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  8. Oh my goodness Kim - your photos are AMAZING!!! So very beautiful!! I could happily spend hours reading your blog and admiring all your photos - I never tire of them. I feel suddenly lifted and will now get out of my pyjamas and get dressed! Oh, and I love all your lavender heart sachets, though I think I do have a slight lean to numbers 1,2, and 8 (I love pink and green together). My you are so clever at creating beautiful things.

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  9. Your sewing room looks delightful!

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  10. Oh Kim, this has been such an enjoyable journey through your world of creativity! I have so enjoyed every photo in this post. Your work is beyond words and has put my creativity to shame. Thank you so much for sharing all you do and are. My choices would be 1 & 8...but they are all just beautiful.

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  11. Good morning Kim. Always a delight to read your posts and admire your pretty creative work. Love where you live and your amazing views, such lovely quilts, lamps, curtains and stitching work. Would be a joy to win one of your hearts, 1 and 2 being my favourites.

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  12. wandered in from the blog hop , totally amazed!!! Plus the sunshine helps on a grey UK morning

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    1. A lovely, warm and sun-filled welcome Kate! 'Tis lovely to have you wander by. Thank you so very much for your lovely comments!

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  13. Well kim , now I am just absolutely jealous, all that loveliness outside your door. What was the splash of red trees on the hill side, amazing colour. As always your crafty creativeness is just stunning my favourite is still your free motioned sewing scenes with carousel and dog and bicycles... just wonderful. Lovely, lovely, did I say lovely. PS thanks for your kind words re Matilda, I still look out the door expecting to see her, feel like I have lost an old friend.
    Favourites 2,3,1,8 really all lovely. xxMonique

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  14. PS when we going to see you in you multi coloured free style jumper, pretty jazzy stuff. Your upstyles camel coloured jacket - stunning xM

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  15. Hello Kim! My goodness I feel like I'm in the middle of a dream while viewing your lovely blog. And I don't want to ever wake up! Why I could just get lost in here all day! Ahhhhh, your fabulous cathedral window quilt! I made a purse with that pattern years ago and it was stolen from a laundromat when I was young and dumb and had my back turned. You inspire me make another! I hope you will visit me now, I have so enjoyed visiting you! Cindy from TheCranesNest.com

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    1. You are very sweet, Cynthia....thank you for your generous comments! You must stitch another cathedral purse; all your hard earned money deserves to sit in a cathedral pretty. I am off to visit your lovely blog right this very minute. 'Tis lovely to have met you! Kim xx

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  16. What beautiful work you do! Everything is so fresh and pretty! Thanks for the chance to win a lavender sachet. My favourites are 1 and 4! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  17. Oh my, I am in love with your pile of hexagon quilts. I have hexie love too an am making my first quilt with them, all be it very slowly. My favourite hexie make is a bag which I am now making number 8 of for a birthday present. I could happily live in your sewing room too, it is just perfect. Thank you for a sweet giveaway, my favourites are numbers 7 and 8. x

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  18. Oh, I think I love Number 1 or Number 3 ... but then Number 7 is also fabulous ... oh any of them would be delicious treat to receive :)

    I've come to your blog from Vicki's wonderful Blog Party - and you are inspiring me to get my sewing machine out ... A great fun read - I'll be back for more :)
    Fil @ Fil’s Place - Old songs and Memories

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    1. 'Tis lovely to meet you Fil! Yes, you must, must get out that sewing machine of yours and whip up some gorgeousness!

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  19. I am fascinated by your work. You are so very clever. I have to confess that I already have some ideas in mind for up-cycling some of the stitched "pretties" I have inherited and have never know what to do with! Thank you for a lovely read.

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  20. Oh. My. Goodness! What a feast for the eyes your blog is! First of all, you live in paradise! I so envy you! Secondly, your work is fresh, invigorating and flawless in craftsmanship! And finally, I adore your folksy way of talking us through it all! I am a fellow GYB-er and would love to win sachet #6 or #2. THANK YOU!

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    1. Thank you, J for your lovely comments and a very big thank you for visiting me way down here. 'Tis a glorious sun-filled day here today...me thinks I just might go for a walk and drink in all that beauty. Kim xx

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  21. I'm so happy I came across your blog--so much wonderful eye candy--just delightful! You live in such a beautiful place--no wonder you are inspired to make such lovely things. I am a blue lover, so #5 captured my attention, but they are all deliciously pretty.

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  22. HI Kim...I'm stopping in from the GYB event and so enjoyed meeting you through your post. I'm your newest GFC follower and I added ya to my blog roll under: Inspirational Places ...as that's how I felt while visiting your blog! I so hope ya stop by and like what ya see...and follow too...as it would be fun to get to know eachother. I love your vintage style and repurposing heart. Val:)

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  23. How could I NOT follow your blog?! It's gorgeous and already I am inspired to do something with vintage pieces I have collected over the years. The photos, garden, hexie quilts, wow! You deserve a BIG following. Love, love, love.
    (oh, and #5 first choice and #7 second choice)

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    1. Thank you, Marsha, 'tis very sweet of you. Yes, you will have to bring out those vintage pieces and fashion something beautiful from them. I look forward to seeing what gorgeousness you dream up!

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  24. Phew!And I thought I wrote a long Grow Your Blog blogpost! Hi there! I am Ariadne from Greece! Beth Laverty and I just met on GYB and she introduced me to you too so I thought of coming here. I was surprised to see that you are in Tasmania as I already follow two blogs there!Such a small country, so many interesting blogs! Anyway I am not a quilter. I am a teacher of English with love for sea glass and all things handmade!So maybe you would like to read my blog too! I loved your so beuatiful quilts and cushions and I would definitely love one of your hearts. Number one is my number one and number two is my number two choice as my bedroom is in pinks! But blue is my favourite colour in general out of the deep blue sea that is all around me in Greece! I just became a follower too!Regards. ariadnesky(at)hotmail(dot)com AriadnefromGreece!

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  25. Following by email, on Bloglovin' and GFC from the Grow Your Blog link-up. On behalf of Vicki, hostess at "2 Bags Full", welcome to the party!

    I cannot decide of I like your outdoor or your indoor pictures better, because they are all a.m.a.z.i.n.g! It's so nice to see the lush outside of Tasmania, compared to the bleak grey and white we have here right now in Kentucky, and I'm trying very hard not to be jealous! (j/k)

    It all just looks pretty close to heaven to me. Have a great week! :O)

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  26. I've had a ball reading my through your post def going to follow your bog is very inspirational and makes me smile! My favs are 1 and 2. Ali x
    acx.brand @ gmail dot com

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    1. Thank you, Ali, for your lovely comments, 'tis a treat to have you visit!

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    2. Roflol oh my lol I really must proof read my posts. I do of course mean your blog!
      Ali x

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    3. Think nothing of it Ali; it happens to me all the time. :)

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  27. hopped on over from the grow your blog party.
    i think your sewing room is ADORABLE. can't wait to peek through more of your posts through bloglovin!

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  28. Sarah, you are talented! The banner, your sewing room, the sachets- I'm jealous. My favs are #3 and #6. I'm soo hoping I win this one, lol

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    1. Thank you, Jade for your lovely comments! Fingers crossed that heart #3 or #6 are soon flying merrily your way! Kim xx

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  29. A new follower...and I will leave you my email sleecampbe@gmail.com I am over at WP.org, but I know what you mean about the no reply thingy, I was at blogger too once. I just shared your blog link on my personal FB page...I told my followers to enjoy the beautiful gardens and photos....my goodness, you live in heaven!! Just beautiful photos, and stunning scenery for sure. I normally never get jealous, but I must admit, my shoulders drooped a bit looking at your gardens! Lol!! Love those little hearts you made, just adorable.

    Well I am visiting from the Grow your blog hop, and so happy to have landed on your page. By golly, I am going to keep those flowers in mind this Spring when I plant.

    My site is www.sanderellascrochet.com and my FB fan page facebook.com/Sanderellas I have a lot of free crochet and knitting patterns on there you may enjoy. My personal page is this link https://www.facebook.com/sandra.campbell.12764874 that is where I posted your link.

    Lets keep in touch!! Sandy

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  30. Kim, I couldn't help myself, I am not following you on Bloglovin and shared a post with my FB fans on my Sanderellas page....you do some amazing, amazing work in so many areas...sewing, knitting, embroidery...just mind boggling work. Everything is just beautiful

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  31. Hello Kim, I have just become your newest follower :-) Funnily enough I didnt find you through the grow your blog party ... I found you through the recommendation of another blogger. Your blog is JUST beautiful & a wonderful place to visit. I wish I lived right next door to you :-) Thank you for this amazing post & sharing all your beautiful creations. I love all the hearts but I think my absolute fav's are 1 & 2. Have a great, creative week x0x Julie

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  32. A glorious blog!
    And the quilts...divine.
    All things bright and beautiful!
    Thank you. I'm signing up. 😀

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  33. All I can say is ...WOW!!! Everything WOW! From where you live, to what you create...to your writing and teaching! Amazing. I stopped by from GYB. It was awesome getting to know you.

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  34. LOVE your projects, photography and that gorgeous sewing room!! I'm a new follower! Hope you'll stop by and visit my blog, too.

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  35. Wow, you are one creative chic! I am absolutely in LOVE with your Hexie quilts, especially the pale pastels...just amazing! As for the sachets...#1 is so gorgeous!!!!

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    1. Why thank you, Heather for your sweet comments. I have had a bo peep at your lovely blog and was just thinking the same thing about you! Thank you for visiting.

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  36. I just LOVE your blog and have been following for some time :) you blow me away with your creations! such beauty! and the place you live.. WOW love it and your garden is to die for. am so happy to have found your blog :))

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  37. Oh my goodness, could I borrow your husband - or just move in with you? What a glorious setting (inside and out) in which to create! I would do a dance of joy you could see in California from Tasmania if I won one of your little hearts. My favs are #1 and #8, but really love them all! So glad I found your blog through GYB. I'll be following (and drooling).

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    1. 'Tis a treat to meet you, Colleen! My husband says he would love to till the soil in your garden, but he is a wee bit busy here!! As for me, I am delighted you found your way to my li'l blog because that has led me to your blog of gorgeousness! Thank you for your lovely comments....be seeing you!!

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  38. You certainly live in a beautiful part of the world. Your freehand embroidery is wonderful. I love your makes, your house must be so colourful. My favourites of your hearts are 3 and 7.

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  39. Hello Kim..

    You do realise you have more Lavender flowering than the Lavender farm we visited in Tassie years ago. Should have called into your place, probably drove past it oohing and aahing anyway.
    Favourite hearts 1 and 2.

    Have a great week.

    Happy days.
    Bev.

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  40. WOW!! Everything on your post is so amazing. The quilts are beautiful and your gardens--OH MY GOODNESS. I absolutely love them. New follower. Thank you for your giveaway.I like #1 and #5.

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  41. Oh my gosh I have just spent a most enjoyable time looking at all your marvellous handiwork. Awesome, over the top prettiness. I love the wallpaper in your passage and also the curtains in your sewing room. I made a quilt from some heirloom family garments for my grandson, and so enjoyed sewing it. it felt as though I was stiching the love from all of these generations of women into one big hug. My daughter said that if the next one is a girl she wants a similar one out of the old embroidered doilies I have. I see lots of inspiration for that on your blog.
    I think #1 and #5 would be my choice of sachets.

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  42. What a facinating and beautiful post to read! I love the beauty you create and surround yourself with. My first choice is the pink heart, and my second choice is the purple. Thank you so much! sarah@forrussia.org

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  43. Your photos of your garden are just stunning, and then along came the photos of your creations! You are very creative, and there are some really lovely goodies there. No.5 & No.7 are my favs out of those pretty little hearts. But it was hard just picking 2 :-)

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  44. I am certainly looking forward to following you. I enjoyed seeing your scenery and all those beautiful quilts and projects. My favorite hearts are #5 and#1. But they are all so beautiful.

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  45. You found paradise! I love, love the scenes you posted. Thank you so much for sharing another place in the world. And then there are all of your lovelies!! You must have the most creative mind ever. Thanks for the chance to win one of your beautiful sachets. I like them all.

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  46. Thank you for the wonderful magic!!
    Your creations are beautiful, amazing!
    Many greetings.:*

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  47. Visiting from St. John's, NL Canada via GYB. Your photos and your work is marvelous! I won't select a heart. If my name is drawn please give the gift to someone else. I can't have scented things in my house as husband has asthma that is triggered by ALL scented products. Yes, it's very difficult to have a scent free house.

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  48. All your glorious pictures make me feel like I've had a holiday. You do indeed live in the most beautiful spot and make it ever prettier with your lovely vintage finds and colourful creations :) If I happened to win one your sachets 2 and 1 are my favourites :)

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  49. Oh my goodness! Your tarted up lamp shades are to die for!
    http://heathermantz.blogspot.com

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  50. Dang it, for got my e-mail! Sixmantzs@sbcglobal.net

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  51. wow -- I love your creative surroundings AND your beautiful creations. Thanks for sharing with us. Everything is absolutely beautiful. And I don't care which heart I might win .. I would gladly take any of them!!!

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    1. Hi Peggy, Just letting you know you are the winner of my lavender heart sachet giveaway. Could you be so kind as to email me your address at sarahlizzieshandmade@hotmail.com so that I can send it to you. Thank you, Kim xx

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  52. Hi Kim! My name's Nataly and I'm from Russia :))
    I was impressed by your photos and creations! Fantastic! And I'm now your fan :)))
    This year I miss the GYB event, but I like it - so many talanted people have chance to meet together!
    Wish you a lot of followers!
    Thanks for chance to win one of your sweet hearts :). I like them all :)))))))))) OK, ## 1-3 & 5 are the sweetest! :)))) As for me ;)

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  53. What stunning photos! 7 or 3? I like your aesthetic!

    alexis @ cobcottagecraft.com

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  54. Lovely pictures! Love the way you write. Thank you for sharing your world!

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  55. Your writing style is such fun - and I really enjoyed seeing all your 'pretties' that you shared with us. I'll be following through my Inoreader. Thank you for having us over!!

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  56. How lovely your creations are!! Thank you for posting so much eye candy, love it.

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    1. Back for a closer and longer look, just clicked on the Bloglovin follow button!!

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  57. Total visual overload. You do beautiful work. 5 & 8 are my favorites. Came by from GYB, I look forward to see what's next. Thanks for sharing!

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  58. LOVE you beautiful scenic views - was that lavender I spied too! Looks like a magical wonderland by outside and inside!

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  59. Lovely to meet you - your photos are fabulous!
    I love your hexagon quilts and your free hand machining is stunning!
    If I were lucky enough to win I would choose the navy or the green heart!

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  60. Hi Kim, I visiting you from GYB party and I'm blown away by your fabulous creations! Stunning pictures!
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful blog. Can't wait to see more!
    Diana

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  61. Hands down, this is the neatest new blog I've seen! Outstanding and Amazing! You will have me visiting often to keep looking for anything I might have missed. Wow--I'm just wowed here. I love your vintage inspired, patchy, ethereal style.

    Most sincerely,
    Julie @ Pink Doxies

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  62. So happy to visit your blog, you are SOOOOO creative. Everything is beautiful. If I win I like #1,5,and 8. Thank you

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  63. Your work is just breathtaking! As is your view!! Wow--to see THAT everyday! How inspiring!
    I love #1 and #2 the best. :o)

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  64. Your stitched street is amazing. I have started to learn some thread painting. Nice to meet you.

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  65. Your photos are beautiful, and I love the hexie quilt!

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    1. Thank you, Arianna. 'Tis a pleasure to have you visit!

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  66. You have an enchanted fairy tale garden! I so love the flower combinations. Your quilts are amazing, you are very talented and have a enviable keen sense for colors. I'm really looking forward to see more of your work

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  67. Wow, just came across your blog - the visual and descriptive loveliness is breathtaking. I had the opportunity to visit Tasmania a few years ago and it really is beautiful... what a shame I didn't know about your lovely work then, could have popped in! Thank you for this treat

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  68. Hi Kim,
    I have been a follower since GYB 2014 but just wanted to say again how much I enjoy your creativity and photos. Tasmania is on the list for a visit when I have enough money in the bank!

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  69. Ah, you have given me a wealth of ideas and I've added you to my Feedly. I esp. like your post above this one on refashioning jean material.
    Please enter me tvonzalez at gmail.com
    Popped by from GYB.
    http://thriftshopcommando.blogspot.com/2015/01/grow-your-blog-and-repairing-vintage.html

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  70. Hi Kim, so nice to visit you on your wonderful blog! Your colorful header and background grabbed my attention right away....your blog looks scrumptious! You seem to have a real zest for life and it shows up in all of your handiwork. And your photos are simply beautiful!! Tasmania looks gorgeous!!...I know very little about your part of the world and it was fun to see a little glimpse here. Love your free-motion scenes of children...so animated and whimsical. Plus, I learned a brand new word: "fossicking"---that's a new one for me and I plan on using it often from here on out :-) If I were to win your giveaway, I'd choose #7 or #4, but all are so pretty. Stop by and enter my giveaway, too! Oh, and I'm your newest follower!
    maggieraguse@comcast.net
    www.themagrag.com

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  71. Hello from NYC! Oh my gosh, where to begin. Your blog is eye candy. Your quilts and knitting are amazing. I love your home. And I've been to Tasmania and absolutely loved it there and would move there in a heartbeat! I was with a birding tour group and fell in love with Tasmania instantly. I will follow your blog and oogle your latest creations. :)
    - afistfuloflemons @ gmail.

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    1. Why hello....and I would love to visit New York and stay awhile in your city that never sleeps. A visit to your city is on the top of my list! How lovely to have you visit my li'l blog. Thank you so much for your generous and sweet comments. I am now off to have a li'l bo peep at your lovely blog and oogle at your creations. Kim xx

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  72. Hello dear Kim, what a wonderful cozy beautiful yummy happy blog home you have! Full with gorgeous creations and inspiration. It took me a while to finish reading your post, lol, but I enjoyed every bit of it. I am going to follow your blog through bloglovin. And wow, in real life you do live in heaven on earth, such a stunning views everywhere... Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog :) Your hearts are all gorgeous. It would be hard to choose. But I think my faves are numbers 4, 8 and 2 Wishing you a beautiful day full of creative inspiration and love ~ Wendy of Apple and Apricot blogsvanwendy@live.nl

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  73. Hello! Stopping by on the GYB party. Your blog is a visual delight!! Love all your creations and your gardens are just gorgeous!! I live in eastern Canada where it is very cold and snowy, my garden beds are buried under at least 3 feet of snow...
    I hope you'll stop by and visit me too, if you haven't already.
    Linda @ Stitch Lines

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  74. Oh my gosh, you landscape photography and your craft designs are GORGEOUS! Great blog! It's my first time here... nice to "meet" you and so many other amazing crafters. God bless!

    ILuvTheEucharist @ aol.com

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    1. Thank you so much, Rose. 'Tis lovely to meet you! Kim xx

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