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i like these things

{totally adorable embroidery of my Banksia pattern cover by Tilly here}

I’m having a rather rough week with probably the worst flu i’ve had in months. I was hoping to post more interesting things this week – but honestly, i just feel too sick. Sometimes you just need to give in to resting and getting better. So instead I just wanted to say hi…


And thought id share some of my favourite links of the week…

  • I have been so incredibly touched by this amazing family’s adoption process.
  • Melissa is inspiring me to think more creatively when decorating my home with her zero budget home decorating project
  • Morgan’s pins are always my favourite – and want my home to look like this.
  • Think you can’t fit a sewing space into your home? Think again. My dear friend Miranda made the most amazing sewing corner in a coat closet!
  • Any time i need a smile I watch this clip and then i make everyone in my family watch it
  • My current favourite personal style blog is Harper&Harley
  • i think chris is probably getting realllly tired of me repeating back to him everything tweeted by Honest Toddler
  • I love love Design Files – it’s full of beautiful aussie homes and home decor – whats not to love?
  • Bunny is obsessed with elephants and the colour green, so i think this is a no brainer for a stocking stuffer (yes i plan christmas presents early, i am weird)
  • Tilly made an embroidery design based off one of my pattern covers – could this be more cute?
  • I want to do this with my granny’s handwritten recipes
  • I’m thinking of getting a stall at Made on the Left in November – trying to think of some good stall decorating ideas!
Anddddd now i will go curl in a ball and watch You’ve Got Mail over and over again till i feel better :)
About Author

Meg is the Founder and Creative Director of Megan Nielsen Patterns, and is constantly dreaming up ideas for new sewing patterns and ways to make your sewing journey more enjoyable! She gets really excited about design details and is always trying to add way too many variations to our patterns.

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11 years ago

If you’re thinking of getting a stall, has recently done a very interesting series about her preparation for a stall at a craft fair that you might find interesting.

11 years ago

Ugh.. The flu! Feel better soon!

11 years ago

awwww feel better and get some daisies!!! :) they’re cheerful flowers! :)

11 years ago

Megan, I got my banksia pattern today and the booklet is such a great idea! i’m so excited, I don’t think I can wait til the sew-along!

Deborah Randall
11 years ago

Hi Megan,

Just a word to be extremely cautious with this flu you have. My whole family had a horrendous flu a few months ago, and my hubby ended up in hospital with pneumonia. It was scary. We think he pushed himself too hard instead of resting. We are in Perth too, it’s probably still going around. I hope you feel better soon. Lots of hand washing and mouth covering!


11 years ago

Hi Megan,
I want you to know that I love reading your blog! I hope you feel better soon!-Janeane

11 years ago

Oh, no, feel better soon!

11 years ago

Hope you feel better soon! I am as well down with a nasty cold… Loved all your links, great selection!! hey from australia! kristina x