Competition!

I won a competition! This is very exciting to me as I don’t ever win things! It’s even more exciting as it was a competition by Simply Crochet  so the prize was incredible! I can’t wait to get it home and get to work with it all!

I got loads of yarn (6 balls of wool blend arran, 6 balls of Debbie Bliss Rialto, 4 balls of Rowan fine lace)

I also got 6 (count them…6!) crochet books! Patons Learn to Crochet, Debbie Bliss Simply Crochet, Edie Eckman Around the Corner Crochet Borders, Amy Palanjian So Pretty Crochet, Rowan Lace and Irresistible Gifts To Crochet Vol.2. 

I also got a year’s subscription to Simply Crochet and a selection of hooks and buttons!

What a good day!

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Goodbye 2012, Hello 2013

As we start out a new year I wanted to say a quick cheerio with some of my favourite pictures from last year. I had planned to have a picture from each month but it turns out I didn’t take any pictures in March or April (it may be more likely that I’ve lost them!). Anyway, here are 10 of my favourite pictures from each month last year.

January Western HarbourJanuary: This was taken on a bright sunny January day and is of Edinburgh’s Western Harbour

February Pipes in BerlinFebruary: My friend and I took a short trip to Berlin in February where I took a picture of these great pink over ground pipes. What an amazing city, I can’t wait to go back but probably will wait for a warmer time of year…February is COLD!

May-Wedding CraftMay: My friends got married and had the most beautiful wedding I’ve ever been to. The bride and her family made almost all of the decorations, the groom provided the music and his mum made this gorgeous cake. It was a day to remember on the banks of Loch Fyne.

June- AmsterdamJune: Campbell & I visited Amsterdam in June witha group of friends. It’s a stunning city and I took this picture while on a boat tour. I love the colours and reflections.

July-Olympic PreparationsJuly: This month was all about Olympic preparations. This was the day that the Red Arrows flew over Edinburgh.

August-CreteAugust: Campbell and I went to visit my mother in Crete this month, here is a picture of him enjoying a beautiful sunset one evening.

September- Pedal For ScotlandSeptember: I cycled 50 miles from Glasgow to Edinburgh and was very proud to get this medal. It was a great experience and one I hope to repeat this year.

October-Edinburgh CastleOctober: October (and November for that matter) saw the leaves turning and it was more beautiful than I remember seeing in a long time, the last few years the leaves have been frozen off or blown off before they can turn. Here is Edinburgh Castle at the start of this turn.

November-CairngormNovember: Here is Campbell enjoying the cosiness of his winter coat on the top of Cairngorm Mountain. We took the funicular railway up and enjoyed the views before having a fantastic hot chocolate.

December- ChristmasDecember: This was the festive season and to celebrate here is a picture of some of our tree decorations.

2012 was quite a year with it’s fair share of ups and downs. I’m looking forward immensely to 2013 and what exciting things it may hold.

 

Happy St Andrews Day!

30th November is St Andrews Day in Scotland and Edinburgh Castle started the celebrations off in style yesterday with a fantastic display of fireworks.

St Andrews Day

 

Here is the picture I took from the back door to my office. What a show!

Festive Discounting!

So, for Take a Look Tuesday this week I decided to have a wee pre Christmas sale and for one week only, everything in my shop on Etsy will have 15% discount with code TALKT15. Don’t forget that as all of my items have free UK & Ireland postage this means there are some real bargains to be had!
I’ve also got some lovely items left over from the market at the weekend to add tonight.

 

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Stalls but no shoppers

So today was the big day! I made the early morning trip from Glasgow to Edinburgh in torrential rain, to get to The Voodoo Rooms and get my stall set up. I was nervous and excited for my first market! I was all set up and waiting for the crowds to arrive, and waited a little more. Unfortunately, my first market was lacking in footfall which was a shame as there were some lovely stalls.
It wasn’t a waste for me to attend as I now have a good idea of what to expect at a market and how to prepare. Roll on the next attempt!
Anyway, here are some pictures of my stall.

 

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My flat is in absolute chaos as I prepare for Gin in Teacups next Sunday (does this happen to everyone before their first craft market?) so I can’t really take any good pictures of what I have been making, I promise lots of pictures of the stall though.In the mean time I have also been spending a lot of time looking through my old instagram posts so I thought I would share some of my favourites. Below are a mix of funny things I’ve seen, things I’ve made and places I’ve been, hovering over the image will tell you what/where it is. If you want to follow me on instagram I am sarahquinn27

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