Friday Favorites 01

Friday, January 7, 2022

Happy Friday and Happy New Year! I thought it would be fun to start a new series of posts that will go up each Friday. I want to sort of combine two different things that I used to post regularly, years ago. First, I used to do a Friday Favorites post where I would choose nine photos from Flickr to showcase each week. Second, I used to end my posts with a little "what I'm loving right now section" which included things I was eating, listening to, watching, etc.

These posts will be a mix of sewing/crafting stuff as well as just regular life stuff. Rather than spend tons of time trying to figure out the perfect plan for this new version, I figured it would be better to just start. I'm sure it will evolve over time or it might not stick! It may also end up changing what I include in my monthly report posts, we'll see! Hopefully you'll find them enjoyable.

- My favorite (and only finished) make of the week is a lined drawstring bag. Shocking, I know! I needed an Artist size to wrap a gift in, and I didn't have any in my stash I wanted to part with. Pulled out some of my Geometric Bliss fabrics for it.

- Loving the simplicity of the Gum Blossom Quilt by Hopewood Home (found via Pinterest). The mix of prints is really appealing to me.

- These paper pieced blocks by Amy Friend are so striking (found via Instagram). I love the color she chose!

- How cool is this giant peg board in the Megan Nielsen Patterns studio? I would love to make something like this one day! Their whole space is lovely.

- The week of Christmas I got an incredible surprise in my inbox. I won a giveaway from Leckerlee! A puzzle featuring their 10th anniversary artwork and a giftcard to their shop. I was (am) legitimately giddy. I have been a huge fan of their lebkuchen and tins for many years. Combine that with my puzzle craze of 2021, and I couldn't have won a more perfect giveaway!! Thank you so much, Leckerlee.

- I made this Cauliflower Salad with Roasted Chickpeas & Quinoa by Platings and Pairings for lunches this week. This is maybe the fourth or fifth time we've made it? It's so good.

- Baked my first batch of rye bread! It turned out really nice. Soft and falvourful. I used the Caraway Rye Bread recipe from King Arthur Baking.

- Currently burning a new-to-me candle scent from KSM Candles, East African Amber. Love their soy candles. Americano is my very favorite from their range.

- I'm giving our upstairs bathroom a little facelift with some colorful textiles. I ordered the Molly Folk Floral Bath Mat, which I saved a link to years ago. Can't wait to pull it all together.

- Ordered some flower seeds from Floret Flowers this week. Excited to grow strawflowers, zinnias, and rudbeckia in 2022.

Have a Great Weekend!


  1. i love this new addition to your blog jeni. thank you so much for taking the time to add all your little favourites. best of this crazy new year to come dear lady.

  2. Your bag is lovely, I keep thinking I should make some in advance but then I'd probably become attached to them and want to keep them! Thanks for all the links, that gum blossom quilt is lovely!

  3. Thanks for all the great links. Have a nice Sunday!

  4. I'm glad you are bringing this back to the blog. I really want to try that cauliflower recipe.


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