Pinterest Picks #12

This week I haven’t picked a selection of pins to highlight, instead I have decided to share a page with you instead. This lovely Pinterest page by Sarah Catherine Designs is just lovely. She has recently tidied it up and sorted her boards and pins and has inspired me to tidy up my own page a bit.

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New Crochet Collars

Finally, I have managed to photograph and list some of the collars I’ve been making recently. They are in a range of colours, designs and yarns so hopefully there is something to suit everyone (who wants a crochet collar). I am more than happy to make custom orders so if you have a style, colour, yarn not listed just get in touch and I will see what I can do.

Don’t forget that until the end of January all items in my etsy shop are 20% off with the discount code JAN2013.

Here’s a sneak preview but visit the shop for the full range.

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Pinterest Picks #10

This week my Pinterest picks are all around the theme of winter warmers. It’s been chilly here in the UK and with a winter chill comes the desire to get cosy and warm inside. Here are some of my favourite ways to do this.

Firstly, food…what better way to warm up than with a bowl of something comforting (yes, comfort food should almost always come in bowl form).

red lentil coconut soup  - a house in the hills

Navy Bean Soup

Lentil and Sausage Soup for a Cold Winter's Night by AntoniaJames,  food52:  The beauty of this soup is that it manages to be soul-warming but not overly heavy. The broth is light, and aromatic with wine and marjoram, and you feel like you've won the lottery each time you come across a piece of garlicky sausage. #Soup #Lentil #Sausage

 

Next, what better way to enjoy this lovely food? Of course, wrapped up in something warm and cosy!

Who wouldn’t love to be sitting here right now?

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Banish those winter blues with some bright colours like these!

According to Matt...: Granny Square Blanket.....The Sequel!

 

Versatile Blogger Award

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Before Christmas I was given this award by Jennifer Ross at Winter Owls. I was so honoured that somebody had taken the time to give me this, I feel new and inexperienced in blogging and this was a real confidence booster. Unfortunately, in the Christmas madness I never actually followed it up so I am taking the time now.
There are a few rules that go along with the award:

1.  Display the award certificate on your website.
2.  Announce your win with a post and include a link to whoever presented your award.
3.  Present 15 awards to deserving bloggers.  Create a post linking to them and drop them a comment to tip them off.
4.  Post 7 interesting facts about yourself.

 

I have so far managed 1&2, number 3 will happen throughout the year as I want to take time to read and appreciate a range of blogs before I nominate my 15. I will update here whenever I add a new blog.

And finally here is number 4, I’m not sure I have 7 interesting facts but here are 7 facts (interesting or otherwise) about me.

1- I have been a DJ and club promoter for nearly 9 years now. My friend and I have worked together to build our reputation and we now DJ throughout the UK and across Europe. We play 1960s psychedelic music on original 45s.

2- I work in music education and love to watch students grow and develop in their time with us.

3- I am looking to buy my first flat with my boyfriend, though living in Edinburgh this is not an easy task.

4- I love to exercise, in particular I love cycling, spinning and yoga.

5- I love to cook, a trait that runs through my whole family- we’re food daft!

6- I could spend hours rummaging around charity shops but only if I’m on my own. I don’t shop well in a group.

7- I’ve lost days and sustained several injuries to crochet. Who says it’s for old ladies?
15 Versatile Bloggers:

This will be updated throughout the year.

 

Pinterest Picks #9

My first Pinterest Picks of 2013. There is no real theme to these picks, other than they are things I’ve made/taken inspiration from recently.

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This cranberry curd featured among the gifts I gave away this Christmas, although I did change the recipe a wee bit to make the curd set a bit more solid it tasted delicious and I’ve had some lovely comments about it.

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Taking inspiration from these wee jar cosies I made some of my own tealight cosies. I’ll get some pictures and the crochet pattern up on here soon.

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And this year I have another wedding to go to and so another crochet blanket to make. I’m currently trying to decide on a design but I love the edging on this one so I think no matter what design I go for this edging will feature.

And there we have my first picks of 2013!

 

2013- The year of creativity!

How has everyone’s 2013 been so far? I’ve been getting back into the swing of going to bed and getting up at a reasonable hour and getting out of the habit of assuming cheese and pate are a suitable replacement for dinner- you’ve got to love the holidays.
Anyway, there are a couple of things I’m pleased to do this week to kick off 2013 in creative style.

1: There is a 20% off sale on all of my shop just use code JAN2013 if you are ordering anything. Don’t forget that I offer free UK & Ireland postage! click here to visit

2: I’m taking part in 2013 Creative Pay it Forward. The first five people to like my facebook page and comment on my status will receive something handmade from me this year. It could be anything, at any time- how exciting!

I’m looking forward to being more creative this year, taking on more projects and hopefully building up my shop. What are you looking forward to this year?

Sales!

After a very sad family time I was perked up by making my first Etsy sale! I didn’t expect this moment to be quite as exciting as it was but I was over the moon to think that somebody would pay money for something I made! I was beginning to get a bit downheartened that nothing was selling but this has re-energised me and I can’t wait for the next sale. I have a feeling this crafting thing is addictive! It should come with a warning!

Crochet Rose Rings- Blue, Gray, Green, Red, Orange. Handmade, FREE UK POSTAGERed, White and Gingham Love Heart Brooch. FREE UK POSTAGE