Thursday, 30 September 2010

Velo video

I'm doing a little train travel to London & St. Albans this weekend, as my uncle is getting married, and am very much looking forward to it. I also have some exciting news to share when I get back, so watch this space ;)

Here's a little something different for the weekend...enjoy! (via here)

No Gears to Belgium from No Gears on Vimeo.

Friday, 24 September 2010

The Big Knit 2010

big knit 2010
Innocent - the people behind those delicious smoothies - are once again running the Big Knit! This year they are raising money for Age UK.

the innocent big knit 2009

How does it work? Well, you (and anyone else you can rope in!) knit little hats for their smoothies, send them to Innocent towers and for each behatted smoothie sold (in Boots or Sainsbury's) this winter, they will donate 50p to Age UK, a charity dedicated to helping improve the lives of older people in the UK.

The deadline for all hats this year is Friday 15th October, so there's still time to get involved - get knitting, use up some stash scraps, have fun *and* raise money for a good cause, all at the same time! Bonus!

If you don't know how to knit, or aren't yet very confident of your knitterly skills, don't fret - they have downloadable 'How to Knit' guides and even feature the 'Hat Pattern of the Week' on their blog if you're in need of a little inspiration.

P.S. They are also looking for student knitting ambassadors to encourage folks to get busy with string and sticks - find out more information right here.

Friday, 10 September 2010

Finders Keepers

I adore this stop-frame animation/film...and not just because the music (a song called 'Sleepwalking' by A Fine Frenzy) seems to marry perfectly with the visuals. You may have seen it before on etsy or elsewhere, but it's such an inspiration that I thought I'd share it here anyway!

Have a fabulous weekend... might even see some of y'all at Magpie! ;)

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Crafty Roundup!

Sooo... there's been rather a lot of crafty happenings lately, and some of them really do sound like fun. Here are my pick of things in and around Edinburgh at the moment!

The Spider & the Fly is hosting a new exhibition called "Foiled" which opens next week, and features "biscuity drawings" - I do like the sound of that. All things biscuit are good in my book! More details here.

DK knit poster

DK: Knit is an exhibition at the Danish Cultural Institute, exploring all forms of knitwear from the traditional right through to the (experi)mental. It's a travelling exhibition though so won't be here much longer (until Wednesday 15th September) - I'd best get my skates on then!!

The next Magpie Market is almost here! Crafty, vintage and handmade goodness in the heart of the Grassmarket.

I'm very much looking forward to checking out the goodies at The Lot on Sunday already ♥