Body Shop Rediscovery!

One of the things my hubby remembers about me from when we first started dating is that I always smelt delicious, like mango and papaya. It was of course the famous body shop body butter! I've tried other brands over the years from boots and superdrug but had kinda fallen out of love with body butter and was left feeling uninspired! However for Christmas my hubby bought me a brand new pot of mango body butter along with the exfoliating scrub. What a match made in heaven it is! I'd always used the body butter but had never thought to try the scrub - what was I thinking??!! The emollient and cleansing nature of the scrub makes your skin silky smooth and soft like a cherub. Followed by a layer of body butter and you are left with truly divine skin which retains its heavenly smell for hours - I've even caught my hubby taking a quick sniff of the back of my neck when he thinks I wont notice! Have you rediscovered anything lately?

Oh how I love crochet!

The past few months have been a bit crazy as we've been having a lot of work done on the house. It has quite possibly been some of the most stressful time of my life and we're still no where near completion; I'll spare the details for another post! Whilst all the work has been going on in the house I've been feeling a bit lost since i've been unable to do any craft projects; you can't even walk into my craft room due to the towers of boxes!! However over Christmas we went to stay with my family in Wiltshire and while we were there I popped to the local wool shop and picked up some balls of beautiful Rowan Big Wool and a size 10 crochet hook. Perfect for a brand new portable craft project! I've made lots of Amigurumi using crochet but haven't really tried anything else. I've been wanting to get making some granny squares for a while and thought this would be a great opportunity.

Using this video I had a few trial runs then got making.

I thought making a whole blanket would be a bit too adventurous (and expensive!!!) for a first project so I settled for a bed runner. I'm super pleased with how its turned out :)

I had some wool left over so thought i'd make a cushion too - which nicely complements our new owl cushion that we got from my brother in law and his wife for Christmas.

My hubby bought me this book for Christmas along with some other gorgeous craft books. I'm already itching to get started on my next project. Do you have any craft projects that you've recently started??

Happy New Year!

Ok so new year, new me.. yada yada... you've heard it all before, but hey!  Why shouldn't I give it a go?  First step, I've got to get back into blogging (not that I really started!).  Last year I started following some amazing blogs which made me bitterly jealous.  As I was pouring over their beautiful pictures and inspiring words I thought to myself why the hell not?!  This is totally something I can try myself if I can exercise a little discipline - one post a week is a totally achievable goal!

The blogger world seems like such a friendly community which I would love to be a part of and make a few friends.  However, I am fully aware that I may never crack the blogsphere or have many followers, but as long as I have this little part of the web which I can claim as my own I can't complain.  Unfortunately, despite having a wonderful and techie husband, my own skill set is rather limited so its all going to be a bit of a learning curve - so bear with me!


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