Inspiration

Our WiP-Along* theme of the week is inspiration, so here are a few of the things that inspire me and get those creative juices flowing… Colour I love having colourful things around me and really enjoy playing with different colour combinations. My yarn pegs are great when I’m planning out a new project, or even…Continue reading Inspiration

WiP Tips – WAL18

It can be a daunting task sorting through all those WiPs and deciding what to work on. So the fabulous hosts have come up with a few tips that will hopefully help the choosing process a little easier, plus a few extra tips to help you keep going during the WiP-Along. So, in no particular…Continue reading WiP Tips – WAL18

WiP Tips

So, you’ve decided to join in with the Autumn WiP-Along – hurrah! We’re so happy to have you on board! This is going to be a great month, full of loveliness and encouragements and finished projects. But before we get started, we need to start deciding what to work on. And that can be the…Continue reading WiP Tips

August WiP Challenge

Does anyone else ever have so many different works in progress that some of them get sidelined? Maybe for weeks, months or even years at a time? Well that’s the state that I’ve found myself in. I love the excitement of starting something new, buying new yarn, picking out a great pattern… And I usually…Continue reading August WiP Challenge

Discovering hygge

Hygge (pronounced hoo-ga): cosiness of the soul – and so much more… I was given ‘The Little Book of Hygge’ for Christmas. I’d seen the cover a few times on Instagram posts/facebook, but hadn’t really paid much attention to what it was all about. But as I started reading it I realised that hygge is…Continue reading Discovering hygge

Noticing beauty

It often amazes me (although it really shouldn’t by now) just how wise children can be. My friend told me about how she was playing a game with her seven year old daughter. G was sitting on a cushion on the floor and kept looking at the cushion cover in between turns. Now, my friend…Continue reading Noticing beauty

Teaching opportunities

Those of you who used to read my old blog (Cute as a Button) may remember that I used to be a teacher. You may not know, however, that I haven’t been teaching since January this year. There were a range of reasons and situations which led to my decision, most of them were fairly…Continue reading Teaching opportunities

Waiting

  I used to think I was patient. I used to think that I didn’t mind waiting for things. I used to be fairly scathing of our instant society, thinking how ridiculous it was to need instant answers, instant access, instant replies, instant deliveries… You get the picture. But the last few months have shown…Continue reading Waiting