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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Crochet Jar Cosy Tutorial

I’ve been loving the crochet jar cosies around at the minute so I had a bash at making my own. I love the patterns they create on the walls when they are light with a tealight.

My design is simple, based on chain stitches and is a great way to use up leftover bits of yarn. I’ve put my pattern below so please feel free to use it.

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Jar Cosy Pattern:

This pattern is for personal use only. Please feel free to make your these cosies for yourselves or gifts but please don’t use the pattern to make and sell cosies.

Materials:

Yarn and an appropriate sized hook.

Clean Jar

Tealight (optional)

 

Abbreviations (UK terms)

Chain Stitch= ch

Double Crochet= dc

Slip Stitch= sl st

 

Pattern:

Foundation Row: ch enough to fit snugly around the neck of your jar, sl st to create a ring

Row 1: Ch 2(1st dc), dc into every stitch on ring, sl st

Row 2: *Ch 3 skip 2 dcand sl st into 3rd dc* repeat ** until end of row sl st

Row 3: *Ch 3 sl st into 2nd ch of loop* repeat ** until end of row sl st

Continue as row 3 until the cosy is long enough to fit snugly over your jar (it should stretch a bit to allow the light through).

 

I hope this pattern makes sense as it is the first pattern I have written. Please let me know if there are any unclear parts/mistakes.

Let me see your pictures if you do make up this pattern!

 

 

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?

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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Pinterest Picks

This week my head has been filled with thoughts of moving house so this week we have an interiors special for Pinterest Picks

 

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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.