Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Celebration GIVEAWAY ❤️

Earlier this week I realized I'd all of a sudden gone past 200 sales in my Etsy shop.
Definitely an excuse to celebrate so I'm doing a giveaway! 

Giveaway ends 5th March 2014 so don't forget to head over to my Facebook page before then to enter (link below)

*** Please note the Celebration Giveaway is over ***

Friday, February 14, 2014

A New Look!

I suddenly realized that my last hair cut had been before we moved to Nova Scotia... it     had been a Christmas present in December 2011! WOW time really does fly by! 

This got me thinking about how I've been stuck in a rut with my hair style for much longer than that... in fact for even longer ago than these photos were taken but those old ones are not digital & in a box in the attic somewhere.
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SO earlier this week I made an appointment & Thursday lunchtime off I went for a trim. Of course I completely forgot to take a before photo of how long my hair had got.. but this photo on the left from when we went trick & treating last October with today's on the right will give you an idea... I had at least 6-8 inches chopped off YAY!

Now 6-8 inches may not sound like a very big change but it makes a huge difference.. My new shorter (to me) hair feels so much lighter. It's much easier to de-tangle & also means I can have some fun trying out a new look - a 1950s retro up-do. This one was surprisingly fast to do so you may see me out and about with it like this for a while ;) 

Friday, February 7, 2014

Wild Weather Wednesdays!

Snow storms here at the moment definitely have a favourite day of the week! For the last 3 weeks in a row we've had a midweek snow storm.. so in our house we've renamed this midweek day as 'Wild Weather Wednesday'. This last dumping of snow was quite fluffy which has made for some very picturesque scenes about our town.

I may not have noticed that every storm was arriving on Wednesday's but for the fact that since the beginning of January 2014 I have been teaching a beginner knitters course at the Firefly Makery here in Bridgetown on Wednesday evenings. These wild weather Wednesdays have given us some hazardous driving conditions.. so our class unfortunately has had to be re-scheduled twice in the last 3 wks.  Despite these delays everyone has been doing great with their knitting! So far they've learnt how to cast on, knit, purl, increase/decrease stitches, pick up dropped stitches, neaten edges, make button holes and cast off.

Although disappointing to have the weather interfere with our class over the last few weeks.. there is always a silver lining.. a bit more practice knitting time before starting the stitch sampler neck warmer I designed for our class project :) Hopefully next week will break the wild weather Wednesday trend though as I can't wait to see how everyone's neck warmers are turning out!