Saturday, 31 August 2013

Friday Link Love (on a Saturday!)

So! What has caught my attention this week?
Have a look...

This makes me want to go write a pile of good ol' fashioned letters.
I need to paint one of these on my wall!
Some female empowerment here and here.
I love Emma's recipes, and this is the latest one I want to try!
Cafe Culture - have you bought into it?

Have a nice weekend!!

Monday, 19 August 2013

Field Trip!

Last week I went with these lovely two ladies to The Festival of Quilts in Birmingham. It was a lovely day out, and very inspiring! So many pretty things to see!
As well as purchasing some needles and thread (and maybe some fabric!), as you do at these kinds of things, I also had a wander around the quilt show. There was so much talent shown there, and if I could I would share so many more pictures!
As it is, here are a handful of my favourite things - I could sense a few themes in what my eye was drawn to!

First up - quilting! There were some lovely examples of wholecloth quilts...

Blanket Stitch also featured...

 All I seemed to take photos of were stars, stars, stars!

I particularly loved this one (below), submitted by Spain in the EQA exhibition.


And last, but not least, Hexies! Hexagons have taken the quilting world by storm, and are a favourite of mine - keep your eyes out for an upcoming post about my take on the hexagon craze!
In the meantime, look at these lovely examples!!!

 It was an absolutely fantastic day out, and has left me wanting to get a move on with some of my WIPs! :-P

Friday, 16 August 2013

Friday Link Love...

Hello! As per usual, here are a few things from around the interwebz that I have liked this week:

I adore this outfit of Katie's!
Here are some words of wisdom - useful for anyone, not just students!
Something to think about... and this is too!
Beautiful words.
This is adorable :-)

Have a great weekend!

Monday, 12 August 2013

Doin' the Bunnyhop!

Voila! My latest pair of socks-in-progress! They are an identical pair to these ones, made out of a love of the pattern and a spare ball of the lovely soft blue yarn!

The socks in progress...

 A close-up...

Another close-up of the eyelet pattern - I love the slipped stitches as well... they add another interesting detail!

Pattern: Bunny Hop Socks by Cathy Campbell
Yarn: 1 ball Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Worsted
Needles: 3.75mm DPNs

It's such a lovely pattern, and they knit up so quickly! :-)


Sunday, 11 August 2013

Sunday Somethings...

Oooops! Okay, so I may have possibly lost track of the days and completely forgotten about Friday Links! So you lucky people are getting it on Sunday instead... :-)

Here they are:
Something to make you smile!
I want to live here - please??
This is a really beautiful post.
The introvert in me loves this and this.
Something pretty...

Hope you've had a good weekend!

Friday, 9 August 2013

A trip to Oxford...

A few weeks ago, I had the good fortune to meet up with some good friends of mine in the beautiful city of Oxford. Not sure of what to do, we sheltered from the rain to have some lunch before deciding on the Pitt Rivers Museum. I was unable to take pictures in the museum, but I assure you it is well worth a visit - it is a treasure trove of interesting artifacts from around the world, ranging from jewellery, to intricate wrought-iron keys, to weaponry and transport.

Luckily, I snapped a few photos on our way to the museum - just a few things that caught my eye...

...a lovely old building... just one of several in Oxford!

One of the stone heads guarding the University...

...and this mysterious doorway! I've no idea where it leads to, but there is something intriguing about this lone doorway... :-)

It was a lovely day and it was great to catch up with some lovely people who I hadn't seen in a while! :-)

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

I've caved!

Okay, I'll admit it! I've given in! I've joined Pinterest!
I've resisted it for quite a while - I knew that once I joined, I would get lost in the world of pretty pictures, funny memes, and DIY links, and nobody would see me for days!!!
But alas, like any other crafty gal, I just couldn't resist the allure of another source of inspiration... :-)

You can find me here.

Hope you're having a good week!

Friday, 2 August 2013

Friday Link Love

Happy August!
Phew! Things have been busy around here! I shall try and post about what I've been up to in the next few days... :-)

But now for some link love! Here are a few things which have caught my eye over the past few weeks...

This tutorial is one of the best I've seen.
I love love love this picture - it shows perfectly how textiles can bring people together.
This and this - so. true.
On that note, I want to have this room in my house!!!
Blog love here and here.

Have a good weekend!