Monday, 26 October 2009

Wedding photos

I'm still catching up with various bits and bobs so the blogging has taken a bit of a back seat. I have plenty to talk about, though, so hopefully I'll be updating you over the course of this week.

In the meantime, our wonderful wedding photographer, Malin Widstrand, has blogged about our day, here.

And my security envelope notebooks were mentioned on this blog by Monami.

We also had a fabulous time at Inver Cottage. They are launching a newsletter to go with their shiny new website so you can sign up for information about future events. There is always something going on and it is well worth a visit.

Thursday, 15 October 2009

New new new

Here's a sneak peek at a new line I’ll be sharing with you on Saturday, so make sure you come along to Invercottage to be the first to see! Over the last couple of months I’ve been spending a lot of time knitting in front of the TV, on trains, at home and away, even on the ferry from Victoria Island to Vancouver last week.

The result of all this activity is not only a more chilled out and relaxed crafter – I do love me a good, simple knit – but a plethora of gender-neutral yet stylish and modern baby sweaters to get the little ones through autumn, winter and into next spring. After my niece was born last May my sister turned to me with a request for anything but pink, and I was pleased to oblige. Now she’s a little bit bigger (my niece, not my sister) I’ve found myself a little bit addicted to making a few little knitted panels of an evening when my busy little head is too tired to do anything but relax in front of a good film. Or if I’m really tired, The Hills. Or as my followers on Twitter will have heard, Gossip Girl.

Any guilty viewing pleasures you’d care to share with me?

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Catching up

Hello again! I'm glad to be home but I have a million and one things to catch up on. I'm back on the scene with a bang, though, as this weekend the Glasgow Craft Mafia sails out to the Cowal Peninsula for a market with a difference.

The excellent Invercottage restaurant is hosting a craft market against a backdrop of stunning scenery, delicious food and the cosiest fireside pints known to humanity! I hope you can join us there for a fun day full of crafty goodness. You can treat yourself or steal a march on your festive shopping - I know that most of the mafia members in attendance have been beavering away on new lines and ranges over the summer time.

You can find out more at the Mafia website, or come along and see for yourself. In the meantime I'll leave you with a snapshot of the spot itself. Stick your walking shoes and camera in your boot, along with your shopping bags, you can't beat a good Autumny stomp amongst the leaves with a hot chocolate by the fire afterwards!

Friday, 9 October 2009

And I'm home again

Here's some upcycling news just in from the BBC - just while I catch my breath!

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Vancouver Island

Ahhh, this place is so relaxed and awe-inspiring, I can see where farmlass gets her ideas from. Everything about this shop has me reaching for my loonies and toonies, but especially darling Ursula.

Sunday, 4 October 2009

I'm still on holiday

Won't be long before I'm back, though.

p.s. Deja vu, anyone?

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Portland, and Seattle

We've been to Portland, and now we're done with Seattle. Check out local etsy seller, Lemon Lollipop. This stuff would definitely blow away the cobwebs on a grey morning - and no, it's not a link to a vat of Starbucks.