Archive for October, 2011

Gifting your Knits

Just a quick one today for you knitters. I love to knit and love to gift my knits. But recently, having taken up knitting for children and babies (where things will be washed frequently), I realised that the recipients of my gifts may not know how best to look after them.

Therefore it’s really important if you gift something you knitted specially (spent money and lots of time on) that you give the recipient the necessary information to take as much care of it as possible. I now always try to attach a little gift tag, with the special washing are care instructions. You can handwrite it, but for a more professional look, why not download this free washing care font? Then all you have to do is type out your care label and print it out. You could even print straight onto fabric and sew your tag into your gift.

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I’d Rather Be Baking

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OK, so October is a new month, and time to get some things in order prior to the madness of the Christmas rush. I’ve noticed lately, that this blog has cake coming out of its ears (OK, so maybe thats more me than the blog, and it is not so much my ears as my tum). Ever since going back to work I have established a rather heavy baking routine, fresh cakes every week – one for the office, one for home. That is alot of cake. And that is alot of incentive to eat cake. So instead of spending a great deal of my Sunday baking, I am making a resolution to give up baking for a whole month (big challenge, I’ll try to stay strong). So, with all my free time I am now going to indulge in some much loved, and missed activities. I promise to:

  1. Buy a new swimsuit and head for the pool – well this one is easy to explain, this is to counteract the effects of far too much baking. With my free time I must get to the pool. No excuses (also part of Project 2011)
  2. Visit a museum – I used to do this all the time, but when you move away from them and you get out of the habit, a visit becomes pretty rare.
  3. Start a new knitting project – The summer has been pretty lacking in knitting projects, and now that the evenings are closing in it is time to dust off those knitting needles. Plus it is an awesome way to keep yourself busy in front of the TV and stop you from snacking.
  4. Make a new Etsy listing – So many ideas and yet I’ve put so few into action! Time to get my finger out and get to it.
  5. Get eight new Pinterest followers (bringing me up to 40) – OK so 40 doesn’t seem that much, but it’s so flattering to think that other people are actually interested in what you pin. 8 new followers would be an amazing boost! You can help by clicking here!
  6. Paint the skirting boards and architraves in the apartment – This seems like a never ending task. I started about a month ago and I’ve only completed two rooms. Sheesh, four more to go……..

October’s Object of Desire

I am always on the lookout for cute tea towels. They are such a weakness for me. I’m always lurking about ToDryFor or Etsy looking for new prints. Tea towels are great because they are so affordable and changeable. Every few days you have a new one on display. Heck, I’ve even got one or two hanging on my wall -they are just that pretty. So this months Object of Desire is this little architecture/town planning inspired number from the Lisa Jones Studio. I discovered this artist through a card a friend gave me (I love finding out about new designers from friends, don’t you?).

You can buy the Town Tea Towel for £11.50 online at Lisa’s big cartel shop. And I think it is even so pretty you could hang it on your wall to brighten up your room. Why not? And if you are less of a city slicker, you can check out her Country Tea Towel. Fab.


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