Purfylle: January 2016

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Friday, 29 January 2016

Pinbellish 22

Welcome to Pinbellish!

A Pinning Celebration



I'm still finding my groove for 2016. How about you? I love when Friday comes around and all I have to worry about is getting the party ready for you and playing in Pinterest. Pinterest is my guilty pleasure.

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Off Ya Trolley

I had this lovely post written for you all, but it's gone. Pouff. Existeth no-more. I don't know what happened to it, maybe I deleted it by accident, perhaps I dreamed the whole thing, perhaps I've finally lost my marbles.

It was one of those lovely posts that just writes itself. I doubt I'll be able to replicate it, certainly not today. So please accept my apologies for having nothing to say I can only put it down to being off my trolley. o_0


Tuesday, 26 January 2016

1788 Destined For New Shores

Destined for new shores

On the 13th May 1777 eleven ships departed Great Britain on a fine day with calm seas ahead of them.

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Two Uses Tuesday Linky Party
Two Uses Tuesday is LIVE until Friday at 11pm EST (3am  Saturday UTC).

Announcement - 

Would you like your post to be featured? Due to the increasing amount of non craft, DIY, recipe and upcycle posts that don't fit with the #2UsesTuesday theme, we have decided that only those posts that fit the theme will be selected for features, including the Last 2 Link feature and Most Clicked features.

Sunday, 24 January 2016

Australian Darter

Australian darter drying it's wings on the river bank.
  ISO 200 | f 5.6 | 1/400
lens 55-250mm

Friday, 22 January 2016

Pinbellish 21: a pinning celebration

Welcome to Pinbellish!

A Pinning Celebration



I'm still finding my groove for 2016. How about you? I love when Friday comes around and all I have to worry about is getting the party ready for you and playing in Pinterest. Pinterest is my guilty pleasure.

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

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Two Uses Tuesday Linky Party
Two Uses Tuesday is LIVE until Friday at 11pm EST (3am  Saturday UTC).

Announcement - 

We're looking to hear what YOU'D like to see in the Tip of the Week section! More blogging tips? Social media? General crafting? Let us know!

Monday, 18 January 2016

Tasmanian Devil

Tasmanian Devil

I was asked just the other day if the Tasmanian Devil is a real animal or not. They are absolutely real and this weird little critter is the perfect choice for our next zoo animal. I can't believe that November was the last time we talked zoo animals, the time has just flown!

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Cactus flower: bud to bloom


Cactus flower the bee was feasting on last week. Shot with 150mm macro lens. It takes the prettiest photos.

Friday, 15 January 2016

Pinbellish 20: a pinning celebration

Welcome to Pinbellish!

A Pinning Celebration



I've been really busy this week, how about you? I'm still working on my blog overhaul and learning a lot about CSS and HTML and Blogger specific code. But right now it's time for a break from template changes, updating  landing pages and old posts and it's time to PARTY! Now let's all go and PIN ALL THE THINGS!

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Knitted Scarf Throw


Ada-cat give her paw of approval

Some of you may remember that way back in February (last summer) I was digging in the bottom of the laundry basket and found a knit UFO that had been used for tug-of-war amusements.

I think somewhere since then I may have determined that this was one of the projects I intended to finish over winter last year and if I ever find that post again I will try to link back to it here.

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

The Year Of Looking Good!

Ada-cat helping out with the photos
2016 is going to be the year of looking good! As last year come to a close I shared with you my plans for purfylling (embellishing) the coming year.

As my regular readers will know 2015 was very focused on purfylling life through simplifying by reducing excess.

This year I want to focus on purfylling life by looking good, because looking good makes you feel good! And quite frankly, things are looking a bit shabby around here, unless you're Marie Kondo, who dresses up for decluttering and cleaning anyway?

The main areas I'm going to be focusing on are Self Care and Home Improvement, but not both in the same post so lets just talk Self Care today.

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

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Two Uses Tuesday Linky Party
Two Uses Tuesday is LIVE until Friday at 11pm EST (3am  Saturday UTC).

Announcement - 

We're looking to hear what YOU'D like to see in the Tip of the Week section! More blogging tips? Social media? General crafting? Let us know!

Friday, 8 January 2016

Pinbellish 19: a pinning celebration

Welcome to Pinbellish!

A Pinning Celebration


Is your blog ready for 2016? Did you catch the Inaugural Pinbellish Awards



5 Simple Ways To Help Animals Displaced By Bushfires

Gallah's

Helping wildlife affected by bushfire's can be the difference between life and death.  Here's 5 ways you can help. 

Thursday, 7 January 2016

Crochet Lace Tape - part 2

Crochet Lace Tape 2
I've promised you this post for a while and it's finally up! Lace tape number 2.

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Free Apps That Purfylle My Life

Apps That Purfylle (embellish) My Life

Applications That Purfylle (embellish) My Life

There are so many apps available now it's hard to know what will be useful and what won't. I'll often try out new apps based on friends recommendations. I want it to be worth my time to download and learn how to use. I thought some of you might like to know which apps I use regularly; apps that I'd be sad if they went away; apps that I use daily or almost daily; apps I've been using for years, even before I started blogging. 

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

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Two Uses Tuesday Linky Party
Two Uses Tuesday is LIVE until Friday at 11pm EST (3am  Saturday UTC).

Tip of the week 


Is your blog ready for a great blogging year?

Let the new year shine with ambition and expectations! The first step in achieving your goals is writing them down. So let's do that this week.

What do you aim to accomplish this year for your blog? Maybe you simply want to write more. Or, a complete overhaul of your sites design?  Let us know what you'd like for your little corner of the internet this year!

Monday, 4 January 2016

Dragonfly Barefoot Sandal

Dragonfly Crochet Barefoot Sandal

Today I have something very special for you. Purfylle's first guest crochet post brought to you by the fabulous Millie from 2crochethooks. Millie and Kristina are a mother and daughter crochet team that seem to have an endless supply of awesome crochet patterns that are eminently achievable to get you hooking right away. I can hardly believe that she has created this pattern just for our us over here at Purfylle. I hope you love a bit of unusual bling as much as I do!



Hello everyone, Millie from 2crochethooks here

Saturday, 2 January 2016

Get Your Blog 2016 Ready


10 Ways To Prepare Your Blog For The New Year

Friday, 1 January 2016

Pinbellish 18: a pinning celebration

Welcome to Pinbellish!

A Pinning Celebration


Is everyone ready for 2016?