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Back in Winter clothing
June 2nd

June!  Ha! Here in the south of the UK the weather gods are playing with us like a cat with a mouse. One minute we think we have summer on our door step, the mouse is free to run and the next the weather turns almost autumnal and the mouse is caught between the paws of the cat.  Can you tell I'm fed up?  Luckily for me I am not that organised and my winter attire is still strewn across the unkempt floor of my bedroom and thus far in June I have re worn thick black tights and knee length boots, just as I would on a damp November day. Not forgetting last night I lit the fire and candles to bring some warmth and light back into the house.  June you say?  No you must be joking...

June 1st and the fire and candles are lit

Colouring in adult style
This week I wanted to share with you Internet goodness.  There is so much wonderful talent out there to be had but sometimes between getting side-tracked by other internet rubbish it can be hard to find or difficult to find the time.  Let me help you...

For sometime now I have followed Staci's blog Very Pink, where she shares her knitting expertise.  Her video tutorials are incredibly informative and helpful and her blog is a great source of help to me.  Yesterday she posted something very different and maybe even of interest to the non knitter.  Next week Staci will share her stranded knitting cowl pattern and in preparation for that has produced a knitted colouring in sheet.  It's half term in our household and with this foul weather I printed it off immediately and sat down for a quite few minutes and coloured away to my hearts content.  Mindfulness courses who needs that when you can colour in.  I feel much calmer and happier, give it a go...  Knitted colouring



Paula's colouring in of knitting


Staci mentions the clever lady, Paula Pertile, who produced her colouring in sheet for her and I admit to often not clicking on links others share a little ironic as that is what I am asking you all to do today and so many links too! but felt intrigued to see what else was to be had. For those of you, like me, who might not click on the link the photograph is a screen shot of some of her clever knitted drawings ready to be coloured in.  Drawings of Knitting







Many of you know that my favourite social media these days is IG and there is a new hashtag in town called #oneperfecthing  This is the brain child of Lizzie from the blog Marmalade Pie.  It's funny this blogging world we live in, often we look at other's lives and think they live the ideal and all is perfect.  What we, or should I say, I, need to remember is that we only show that which we are comfortable with.  Often it is just the rosy aspects of life.  No ones life is perfect and we all lead at times a bumpy path.  So why then do I like the thought of Lizzie's one perfect thing?  As a blogger I have defiantly become more aware of my surroundings and have found an outlet for my crafting but it has made me stop and look just that little bit more at my surroundings.  I think I 'noticed' before but maybe did not actually stop to look and soak it in.  My husband says I no longer live in the moment as I photograph so much and share on social media but I think he is wrong, I think the opposite; that I actually am aware and live more and feel better for it. So what is this #oneperfect thing?  Lizzie writes:
My perfect moment.  Away for the week end last week whilst all
were still asleep I popped into the garden and read and
drank a cup of tea all alone in the morning sunshine, sheer bliss.

Perfection often feels out of reach. But however imperfect you’re finding life, you can make an effort to find #OnePerfectThing. Something which makes you pause, smile and feel thankful.  It’s all about capturing a little moment of your day – a small piece of perfection. This might be a cup of tea in the sunshine or a new pair of shoes. It’s all about taking the time to step back and appreciate the little things.



You can read more about it here and see a sample of photos that have made it to the hashtag even if you are not on IG, some lovely photos to sum up simple perfection that can be found in every day life.  One perfect thing


We have entered into birthday frenzy here in our household with so many on the horizon.  That sometimes it feels a little overwhelming.  My dear friend turned 50 last week and what to get?  Nothing seemed right until I stumbled upon personalised bottle labels [Bottle labels] and I had a light bulb moment.  I think this could be particularly good for men in your lives of for those who are difficult to buy for .  So I made up 9 Prosecco bottle labels, they arrived within a couple of days, looked extremely professional, but I forgot to take a photograph of them.  I then purchased same number of Prosecco bottles but of different varieties, it meant I had to go to three different shops.  Scrubbing the original labels off the bottles was the tedious and time consuming part but it was worthwhile before placing my personalised labels onto each bottle.  Although I bought 9 labels I used 6 different quotes on them and Rosie's name was on each label, some with just her first name and others with her last name too, juts to mix it up a bit.  The quotes I used were:

Whoever said women preferred diamonds never drank Prosecco
 
Put the Prosecco in the fridge for special occasions, like a Wednesday
 
Is the glass half empty or half full?  There is clearly always room for more Prosecco
 
Let's drink and talk sh*t together
 
Prosecco is the answer but what was the question?
 
What though youth gave looks and roses, ages still leaves us friends and wine

Want to see..

9 different bottles of Prosecco

Close up of the personalised bottle labels

Finally the fifth on line share today comes from Gunnvor from the blog Wings of Whimsy.  She is a paper crafter extraordinaire and has an abundance of vintage material from sewing labels, sheet music, wall paper to birdhouses, calendars and Christmas paraphernalia as a small example.   Her latest 'gifts' to subscribers have been a wonderfully vintage wallpaper bunting to the below cake box.  Not having any plain white card in the house but wanting to make this straight away, I printed off onto white paper and stuck it to the only card I could find, not ideal as it was red!  But none the less cake box I wanted to make in time for birthday parties galore, a sweet take home cake box.

Cake box  Quick to print off easy to score on the fold lines within the pattern itself, I reckon I made the cake box in under 10 minutes flat.  Feeling quite smug and pleased with myself...


Cut out 2D net of the cake box




Having glued the paper to the card, you can miss
this step if you print straight onto card,
I was able to begin folding

Et voila a small cake box, just a shame I used red card...



Hoping you have enjoyed the eclectic mix of the five things I have shared with you and some of it may be of interest, do let me know and if you have any good internet shares that you think I might like to go and look at, please do shout out and let me know, it's a HUGE world out there.

Joining in with  Amy sharing my 5 with you. Do pop and see what others are sharing
♥  Hoping the weather is better with you than it is here  ♥



PS I shared photos of bonny Scotland this week, you may be interested...
 












48 comments:

  1. I just love the personalised bottle labels. An idea to steal straight away! Hoping for a return of the sun soon... Brrrr.

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    1. Sharon. I've only shared the link I've used but if you google there are many others out there that offer this service Let me know how you get on

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  2. What fantastic ideas there are to be found out there. I will have a look at those links later. I'm sorry you're not having the best of weather. I'm about to have dinner in the garden, it's been (and still is) a glorious day here. X

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    1. Now you are just showing off Jules. It's really really cold here there is no way we could eat outside tonight. Enjoy. I'm jealous x

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  3. Loads of interesting things to peruse, thank you. I must admit I've got the tights out again, it's so dark and chilly. I could just sit at your perfect table in the sun. Maybe next week. x

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    1. If the weather changes then you are more than welcome Karen

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  4. Those personalised labels were amazing, such a great idea for a gift. The weather is horrible here too on the East Coast of England, we have also been lighting the stove and wearing jumpers.

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    1. Sorry to hear you have the bad weather too. I've been receiving photos from friends in the SW of the UK experiencing glorious weather!!!

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  5. Loved your post. Personalised bottle labels sound fab! Hopefully your weather will improve :) B xx

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    1. I'm hoping so too Barbara. If it wasn't revision season in this household I would have packed us all up in the car and chased the sun where I believe it can be found in some places here in the UK

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  6. Love the one perfect thing, and thanks for the tip you left on my blog about getting up early and enjoying the peace first thing, I shall definitely aim for that. I'll be looking for one perfect thing today as well. CJ xx

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    1. It's hard to find the time when we have children who crave our attention but it's the only way I manage. I'm up with the birds doing my thing and it's so precious that time CJ. Hope it works for you. Enjoy finding and experiencing your perfect moment today x

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  7. Lovely post. I like the idea of one perfect moment and I love the personalised bottles and the cake box. I too like tht early morning feeling when no one else is up and you can wander around, drink tea, read and just think and take in everything around you:)

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    1. It's a great time in the day. I agree Rosie. Glad to know there is a fellow blogger out there enjoying the quiet time whilst I am too x

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  8. I love that cake box. And I think the red gives it a sort of extra trim. Nice!

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    1. Ah, thank you. Hadn't thought of the red as trim. Makes me feed happier, thanks

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  9. There are so many interesting blogs and websites. Thank you for sharing these ones. I like the personalised bottle labels. Your room looks cosy! Let's hope the fire is a temporary measure and the weather picks up again.

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    1. I agree Linda there really are. If only life didn't get in the way ;) then I could sit and peruse them all. But I suppose there would be no fun in not living and creating either. Happy balance I suppose. I shouldn't be greedy

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  10. Excellent choice of 5 to share, the bottle labels and cake box ideas are two I'll be checking out for sure.
    bon weekend.

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    1. Thanks Maggie. You too. Let me know how you get on x

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  11. Lovely post. I love present of the bottles with the personalised labels. What a terrific idea. I bet your friend loved them.

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  12. A lovely collection of 5 things. I'm always in awe of those who knit real garments with pretty designs!
    The paper cake box is a charming idea and I think the bit of red is a great accent.
    Personalized drink labels - what a great gift! Hope the weather clears up for you soon.

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    1. Thank you so much Lorrie. I'm hoping for better weather too. Have a great weekend

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  13. Well - I am so glad that you visited my blog as it prompted my visit - and I am your newest follower.
    The personalised labels are great - and I know someone who would love them!!

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    1. So glad you stopped by Pondsude. Your post today with your conversation with the Great Dane has had me smiling all day x

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  14. Love the view of your livingroom, and that wonderful fireplace! The idea of "one perfect thing" is awesome! And the cake box is a gem! Thanks so much for sharing it!

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    1. You are very welcome Marie hope you have a great weekend. Let me know if you make the cake box. Remember it is a SMALL cake box x

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  15. Your weather has been just like ours! I've been wearing my winter coat again since the 1st of June. We, too, had our fireplace lit. I did click on your links - thanks so much for sharing such talented makers.

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    1. Glad you clicked and even happier that you liked them Patty. Hope it warms up for us soon x

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  16. Hi Selma, so sorry to hear about your cold weather; I'll send you some warm sunshine as we're having a heatwave this weekend and it's suppose to be in the high 90's! I loved seeing all the creative items you have shared today. One of my favorite yarn shops, Churchmouse Tea & Yarn, have some charming ceramic mugs/coasters that feature a knitted design. The coloring charts look like a lot of fun. I also enjoyed reading about our blogging world and the world we live in. Today, I strayed away from my usual type of blog post and the comments I received were so kind; thank you for the kind words you left for me. I consider you a true friend although we have never met. Maybe one day! Stay warm and have a wonderful, fun filled weekend. Hugs, Pat

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    1. Friends indeed Pat I totally agree x

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  17. Thank you for visiting my blog as I have now found you! My summer clothes are still packed away under the bed, but hopefully, hopefully they may make an appearance this weekend. The labels are great - what a neat idea for pressies. I have not got to grips with Instagram yet but love #oneperfect thing and must go and look. It was great to visit and I'll be back again soon.

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    1. Hello and do very welcome Annie. Hope you enjoy the one perfect thing, it's such a simple yet perfect idea.

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  18. Flaming June....? What a joke....wearing woolies here too and the fire is lit. The fizz labels are a great prezzie, I had no idea one could purchase such a thing. I know a slightly different way to make a wedge box, I rather like the red interior btw.

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    1. Oh but it is flaming Fiona... Flaming bad!!!

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  19. a lovely collection of 5 on Friday, I am rather inspired by the bottle labels, how cool.

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  20. What a fun post! So many great ideas. Happy Birthday to all! :) Prosecco -- yum! Anything to make me slow down -- coloring, knitting, crocheting, Prosecco ....!

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  21. Four very good things, the cold, well, not so much! We had our heating on last night, it was so chilly. Brrr!! Crazy isn't it. I love grown up colouring so I totally get your joy in it. Love the Prosecco labels, how much fun are they!! That is so lovely isn't it. Thank you for your support of Five On Friday, I so appreciate it!!! Have a great weekend! xx

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  22. The weather in bonny Scotland has been mighty marvellous. I am still in my T-shirt and barefoot. Keeping my fingers crossed the weather migrates down south for you. Thanks for the links, will explore.

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  23. I would take a spot of cool weather right about now ..... with a bottle of Prosecco! lol

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  24. What a lovely collection of your photos with many good ideas! Your cake box is so pretty! Thank you for sharing.
    I hope you have a good new week coming up.

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  25. I agree, since I started blogging, I see more than I ever did before and with IG I seem to be noticing even the littlest things that might not have caught my attention before. It's hot as heck here ... currently 43 C at 4:00 pm in the afternoon. I saw your cake box on IG. So cute!

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  26. Ah you are so right about the weather. I for one would love to see more sunny days just as long as they aren't too hot. I admire other crafters work too but knitting is beyond me.

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  27. Today in Ontario we are a little wet & chilly, but it's most welcome after a long hot & dry spell. Your shot of the fire in your hearth is so cozy ;) That was a great idea with the personalized labels. It gets more difficult to find gifts for people these days when a lot of people I know just don't want any more 'stuff'! Glad you're enjoying the links around the web! Enjoy your day.
    Wendy
    ps my weekend mornings are always spent on the patio with a cuppa (and now my husband joins me there and we have such nice early-morning chats!) ;)

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  28. I want to agree with everything :-) I love Prosecco, the weather is crazy all over and the cake box is fab (especially if it comes with cake).
    Amalia
    xo

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