I’m rather fond of stationary and I love planners so having read a fair bit about bullet journals recently.
I have got myself a pocket notebook – A Leuchtterm1917 pocket note book in black like this one
These are lovely note books, they already have index pages at the front and all the pages are numbered, the paper is really nice quality too.
I did a fair bit of research on layouts before putting pen to paper and I found these sites to have some great tips and layouts to help get started:
So far I have laid out my key, a selection of lists to fill over time (projects to try, books to read etc), pages of monthly layouts, and a section for daily tasks.
As I am a notorious list maker, this seems like a great way to organise everything in one little notebook and I am excited to see how it all grows!
So…. I have managed to finish up 2 of my previous WIPS!
The main one i finished was my block stitch blanket! I loooooove the finished effect of this stitch but boy oh boy were there some ends to sew in!! 😱
I settled for a very simple border of a round of treble crochet in the grey just to finish it off!
Doesn’t the pink just pop in this one! 💕
Secondly I have managed to finish up this adorable crochet cactus 🌵
The pattern for this can be found on Ravelry (just search Flo & Dot cactus)
I have also managed to add another WIP to my list…. I started a gorgeous waffle stitch blanket by following a youtube video by the lovely Bella Coco – Link for the video is here.
This one is so far all in grey, i’m planning on adding a splash of colour in the border.
I just love how this stitch works up, it comes out beautifully squishy!
I’ve realised I have quite a few projects on the go!!!
I started this block stitch blanket back in January as a pressie for my mum, I’ve now finished all rows and just need to start sewing in the many many ends 😱
I also need to decide on how to border it!!
I’ve also very nearly finished this little pouch (pattern: Cindy case by wool and the gang) all it needs now is a tie or clasp of some kind to finish it
Next in my WIP list… I’m halfway through the oh so cute cactus pattern (no pics yet) by flo and dot (available on ravelry) 🌵
Lastly I’m about halfway through the little gift bag pattern by little doolally, this one is pushing my skills a little bit, it involves tapestry crochet which I’ve not done much of at all so it will be interesting to see how I get on with this little project, I’ll share once I’ve finished it!
How many WIP’s do you all generally have going at once??
I have been thinking about freshening up my living room, the walls and sofa are already mid grey with oak flooring, a grey rug and a mix of white and oak furniture.
Its just a bit boring now, so I want to introduce shades of mustard, teal and maybe plum so I got out my yarn pegs and had a play!!
my first option is……
Colours are Stylecraft Special DK in – Emperor, Graphite, Sunshine, Teal and Silver.
Love this combo but though that the sunshine maybe a bit too bright yellow, sooooo dig around in the yarn pegs a bit more and…….
Think I love this combo even more, these ones are Stylecraft Special DK in the colours – Silver, Emperor, Gold, Teal & Graphite 💜
Right, off to the shops soon in search of cushions etc!! 😄
Well HAPPY NEW YEAR Peeps!! hope you all had a good one.
Its been a while since I last wrote a post but since then I have been working on loads of things!
I whipped up the hessian and pom pom wreath for Christmas and then got requests from Mum and Sis wanting one each too!
I made the puff stitch beanie following this tutorial I made mine slightly less slouchy but nothing as many rows before closing and adding a cute pom pom.
The Ripple blanket was a request by the hubby! he picked his own colours, this is following the fab tutorial on Attic 24 blog and can be found here. All the yarn is Stylecraft special DK and I used Cream, Grey, Emperor & Empire.
The blue striped blanket is one I made up as I went along! I did even rows of treble (UK) crochet in three shades of blue broken up by the beige colour. This one was gifted to my newborn Nephew, Harley, born in September. The yarn colours I used on this one were Stylecraft Special DK in Parchment, Aster, Cloud Blue & Denim.
I have been wanting to try out some new crochet techniques so using the Attic24 neat ripple pattern I worked up this super cute peachy toned baby blanket for my niece.
The colours I used were:
- Stylecraft special DK – Apricot
- Hayfield bonus DK – cream
- Hayfield bonus DK – punchy pink
I love how this has turned out, and I’m looking forward to making more ripple blankets.
One of my favourite little treats to myself every month is the arrival of my subscription box. I have been subscribing to My little box for over a year now and I love it!
This is a French based beauty and lifestyle box and every month has a different theme.
I thought I’d share the May edition – the Dolce Vita box – an Italian themed box, the packing is always so pretty.
Inside this months box there were a couple of lifestyle items, a cute ring which is a really pretty leafy design and a turban/headband which I doubt i’ll use much unless its to keep my hair out of my face when applying makeup.
also you get a selection of beauty products in a canvas bag, a magazine and an artwork card.
The perfume is La Fille de L’air – Its quite strong when you first apply but settles quite nicely – not really one I would wear all the time, but perfect as a handbag sized perfume for emergencies!
There is a body oil by Baija – Green tea and jasmine scented and this is my favourite item in the box so far, I found it lovely to apply and found that the scent lasted well.
There is also an illuminating moisturiser for legs, this has gradual tan in and a nice lemony smell, I have not used this one much yet so haven’t seen the tanning effects of it.
Overall I really like this months selections and I think I’ll use most of it.