So, this post is a bit of a round up of random bits and pieces that aren’t really big enough for a post of their own.
I’m writing this while drinking a large mug of tea and watching the snow outside. I’m nice and cosy though!
I’m wearing the Tempt cardigan I’ve just finished knitting from Kim Hargreaves Enchanted book. It’s gorgeous, really cosy while still smart enough that I could wear it to work. Unfortunately with the horrible gloomy days we’ve had since I finished it I haven’t been able to get a decent photo of it, but I will do so as soon as I can.
You might have noticed I’ve added a couple of new things to my sidebar.
The first is a button from So I Sewed This, who is spreading her enjoyment of sewing this year. She’s encouraging anyone that wants to join in and sew for pure enjoyment to do so. So I will!
I’ll be focusing on enjoyment by making things I love, taking my time over them, finishing them as professionally as I can – but not beating myself up if they’re not “perfect” and maybe trying some new things along the way.
I’ve also joined Did You Make That?’s Sewlution, and I’ve pledged to make a pair of trousers this year, so I’ve naturally added a button for that as well. Karen’s got a huge number of people taking part in this (187 in total), with all sorts of sewing pledges and it will be interesting to see how many of us succeed.
And finally, I’ve joined Jacq at A Good Talking To... in the Creative Pay It Forward.
This is a creative version of Pay It Forward Day, which is on 25th of April this year, the aim of which is to inspire 5 million acts of kindness around the world.
Jacq pledged that sometime this year she will send a handmade gift to the first 5 people who commented on her blog post about the Creative Pay It Forward, on the condition that they make the same offer on their blog, Facebook, etc.
So... if you would like to receive a handmade gift from me, sometime during 2013, please comment below. It could be anything, knitted, crochet or sewn, depending on what takes my fancy! The only catch is that you need to make the same offer on your blog (if you have one). Although I won't be too strict if you aren't able to!
If you comment, please leave an email address so I can get in touch and find out where to send your gift.