Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Lincoln Xmas Market

Last weekend I ventured over to lovely Lincoln, where my Mum lives and I grew up.  Every year they have the most amazing Christmas market, which I used to get really annoyed by when I lived there, but now get really excited about.  They have loads of fantastic stalls offering hand-crafted and artisan goods, not to mention the hot-chocolate and baileys and hog-roasts (yum)!

As usual I forgot to take my 'real' camera with me, so I had to make do with my snapshot camera (hence the slight out-of-focus on some of them).

I had a great time, ate lots of food and drank lots of hot-chocolate-baileys and wine.  Winner.  I'm now officially in the Christmas spirit.

- Lois x

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Style Crush: Binki Shapiro

In the quest to find my style I have made a board on Pinterest to help me hone in on exactly what I like.  In doing this I've found that most of the outfits I've pinned so far are casual... you know jeans, jumpers, t- shirt, boots or flats.  There's nothing wrong with this - it's a big part of my taste, obviously.

This lady manages to "do casual" perfectly.  If I can emulate the way she puts things together half as well I'm, well, half way there!  Her music's not bad either.

- Lois x

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Shop Update: crocheted cloud brooch

I love crocheting clouds.  I'm always trying to think up new ways of using my clouds for accessories or decoration, and here is just one of the things I have done with one of them recently.  At the moment there is only one available (my first ever created), but I shall definitely be making more of these babies in the future.

I hope you like.

- Lois x

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Best of Xmas crafts (so far)

There are so many amazing ideas out there for Xmas themed craftiness that I don't know where to begin.  Every day whilst catching up on my on-line reading (thank you Bloglovin), I stumble across new ideas and fresh inspiration.  If only I had more time in the day!

So anyway, I've compiled a list of links to some of my favourites so far.  Take a peek...

 Globe snowman family by Emily Henderson (via CRAFT)

Washi tape Christmas tree (Omiyage Blog)

Snowflake garland (Itchin' Stitchin')

Bauble wreath (Matt & Becky)

Paper hanging decorations (Nest)

Reindeer button portrait (The Daily Telecraft)

I will definitely be trying out at least one of the above.  I'll keep you posted.  In the meantime I'm thinking up lots of easy-to-accomplish gift and wrapping ideas to make giving that little bit extra special this year.   Notepad at the ready...

- Lois x