I’ve been experimenting with something new over the last few months and I’m happy to say I think I’ve cracked it!
If you’re in the UK, you will have had a pretty disappointing summer so far. We had a few days of heat and sunshine but that now feels like a distant memory – did it actually happen?? Anyway, it looks as if we will have to inject our own fun and brightness into our days and that’s what my new range of knitted cotton jewellery is all about.
The range is made with funky vibrant colours of cotton yarn and silver plated findings to create knitted earrings and bangles. It’s colourful and light to wear and easy on the purse strings – allowing you to mix and match different colours. The chunky knitted bangles are particularly suited to this – I think three bangles in contrasting colours creates the perfect laid back summer look!
For the duration of the summer, you can get 10% off my new knitted jewellery (and indeed anything in my Etsy shop) with coupon code SUMMER2015. Simply use the code at checkout before 31 August 2015.
Here’s hoping for a brighter summer!
I’ve never been good at handling the heat. I’m Scottish, pasty and used to average temperatures of around 10 degrees. The last two days have been full of glorious sunshine and temperatures of up to 27 degrees – and not much cooler over night. I just can’t handle it! I can’t sleep, can’t walk at my usual “rapid” pace without risk of passing out and there’s no let up in the shade – even the breeze is warm!
I know I really shouldn’t be moaning, but today tipped me over the edge. The heat actually caused problems with the trains and I ended up squeezing onto a crowded platform waiting for my delayed train to arrive. Finally getting to squeeze onto a seat on the train, I think I was even hotter than when I was standing in the scorching heat. And the smell of stale cheesy feet and BO was just lovely(!)
I received a lovely big bag of wool today and I can’t even bring myself to start knitting a new scarf – it’s just TOO HOT!
Sun-Flower by Lυвαιв, on Flickr
So if you’re wondering why there’s very little activity on my blog this week – the heat is the reason! Plus my smartphone is being sent off for repair so I haven’t been able to take any photos with the dodgy little retro number I’ve borrowed in the meantime. It can literally only be used to send texts and make phone calls…how did we used to cope without push email?!?
I think that’s everything I needed to rant about…I’m getting too hot to carry on typing much more. My Thursday Feature post has already been scheduled and if I start to cool off then I’ll put together a heat inspired treasury for my Friday Finds. But don’t be surprised if you hear little else from me this week…
A selection of seaside treats and trinkets. Simply click on an image to be taken to the relevant Etsy shop for more details.
Treasury tool supported by the dog house