Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Hearts on a string

Brrrr! Today, I'm really,really struggling to keep warm. Even after copius amounts of hot coffee, surrounding myself with blanket and cushions I'm freeeeeeezing! I think winters definately here!!!
So, we've had a fairly happy couple of weeks here in the frog prince (new) house. We've had fun and decked the halls (I may post a pic or two later!) and we've had lots of nice "family Time". To many of you this might not seem so special, but because of our drastically altered lifestyle we are lapping up every moment of free time by taking the children on various little jollies. The above picture was taken last weekend when we visited the humber bridge country park, which is just litterally past the humber bridge. So, off we pootled in the car all wrapped up with blankets, coats, hats, scarves and gloves for a bit of woodland exploring!

Don't you think its lovely? ::

I've also had time to do lots of crafty projects which I've been looking forward to for ages! I'm really into making garlands/bunting at the moment. I think it's a nice cheerful way of bringing a bit of fun and colour in to your home without having to make any drastic changes! So, I came up with this little lovelie::

Hearts on a string! can you think of anything more darling than that? no, thought not! Mine have been crocheted following the pattern over at Bella Dia's blog. It's a fab pattern very easy to follow and produces fab looking hearts......what else could you ask for?!
I decided to use red and white........I think at this stage I was aiming for something a bit festive, although I think you could hang out your hearts any time of the year, not just christmas! I had lots of fun delving into my buttons stash and embellishing with ribbons and beads and lots of buttons! I even got to play with my new glue gun (I do love a new toy) to make sure the embellishments were well and truly fixed on. I've decided to put this one up for sale in my etsy shop, to share the handmade love so to speak!!!
I've also grabbed the bull by the horns and finally signed up to twitter! I'm still not really sure what it's all about, but I do know that it's a good way of posting links up of all your handmade goodies from etsy! My shop has even had a bit of increased traffic :) It's nice to know that social media can be good for you!!! It does get a lot of bad press sometimes. I wonder if this is how we will start to sell more of our handmade goods in the future?

Well, the kettles calling me once again! If anybody knows any good ways of keeping warm I'd be glad for your tips lol

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