We do hope you are all having a splendid week?
After a slightly longer break than anticipated we're back and ready to jump into bed with you with our 3rd instalment of "In Bed With Boys & Bunting!!"
We have tons to natter about, so go pop the kettle on, grab yourself a packet of Jammy Dodgers, a blanket and come nestle up in bed, as we talk your ear off for the next 40 minutes or so...
Some Links and Info from Episode 3
Candy Clock Homespun Feature
We were very proud at the end of last week to receive a copy of "Homespun Magazine", which we were lucky enough to have our work featured in.
The magazine from September of last year features all sorts of food inspired crafty projects. The magazine really is a feast for the eyes and our crocheted candy clock fits in nicely with all of the other wonderful creations.
All of the candy from our featured "Candy Clock" can be found here on our pattern page, so you can also try giving your own candy clock a whirl!
Yarn Shade Cards
When It comes to buying yarn we love to know exactly what we are getting.
Purchasing online is convenient, but means that you can't always guarantee that the colours and texture are going to be what you had expected.
As different types of yarn seems to be pretty limited here in Stuttgart, we have purchased these rather handy shade cards. They are great for being able to play around with colour and a sure guarantee that the yarn we order online will be exactly what we're expecting. At the moment we have two shade cards:
On my trip back to London, I definitely went a little wild spending my paycheck.
I don't feel too guilty though, as I could be wasting my money on a lot worse than books.
I loved spending my time browsing through all of the books in the gigantic Waterstones store, just off of Picadilly Circus. Such a treat!
Here's what I ended up buying:
- Crochet Home, by Emma Lamb
- Ultimate Crochet Bible, by Jane Crowfoot
- How To Crochet, by Mollie Makes
- Boho Crochet, edited by Marinke Slump
I also Picked up "Knitters Knowledge" by Debbie Bliss. A gorgeous encyclopedia of everything a knitter could need.
Knitters knowledge along with the very user friendly "Knitty Gritty" are our recommendations for harmonious knit learning. These two books will give you everything you need to know, to get started with your knitting.
As for the giveaway...
We are giving one of our lucky readers the chance of receiving this rather magnificent Boys & Bunting goody bag!
Inside the bag you'll find everything to keep those of you, "hooky at heart", perfectly content!
- A fabulous set of crochet hooks, the most comfortable we've used in a while!
- A collection of lovely Rico Creative Cotton, 10 shades in total
- A handmade Boys & Bunting Instagram Pin Cushion
- 2 Boys & Bunting Handmade Soaps
- Knit pro crochet hook, the ideal size to use with your Creative Cotton
- Crochet Stitch Encyclopedia
- All of the above in a handy (and pretty cool) project/stash bag, what more could you want?!!
How to win all of this awesome stuff?
We are doing it the "Old Fashioned Way" with a good ol' raffle...
If you would like to be in with a chance of winning this fantabulous Boys & Bunting goody bag, simply:
- Sign up / subscribe to one (or more) of our social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Youtube or the Blog)
- Leave a comment stating your name and city
We'll do the rest!!
We will be pulling the name of one lucky winner out of the hat on Sunday 17th April!! Anyone in any country can participate, as we'll ship the project anywhere! We can't wait to see who wins!!
Good Luck to you all!!
We hope that you enjoyed our second instalment of "In Bed with Boys and Bunting"?! If you have questions that you would like to see featured in future episodes then simply send us a quick note.
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Unitl next time...