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Hello and a very warm welcome to Episode 3 of the Curious Handmade Podcast.
On the show today, I’m talking about fairy light installations, advent calendars and a slightly subversive English tradition
Its been sparkling and crackling here this week with Guy Fawkes night or Bonfire night as its also called happening this past Tuesday.
What’s in the WIP?
Making festive fairy light installations. Check out my Fairy Light Pinterest board for some inspiration.
If you would like me to add your own fairy light creation to the board take a photo and pin it or tweet it to me at @curioushandmade with #curiouslights.
(Just as a tip – if you are outside the US and dont have the “#” symbol on your keyboard its ALT + 3. This is because Apple decided that the local currency symbol such as the £ should go on the 3 instread…knowing that helps me to remember it!)
I’m knitting with Rowan Kidsilk Haze Eclipse but its still a secret project!
Advent Bunting/Christmas Stockings by Ruth Chester
Advent Treats by Emma King
Advent Stockings by Paula Gaumer Tooke – crochet
Wee Tiny Elf Sock by Meg Bakewell – super cute and free!
DIY Advent Wreath by Isabell Kraemer
Advent activity card ideas from the All Things Simple blog
Stonehaven by Laura Aylor – Sweater pattern
Indie Gift Along (Ravelry link) – 25% patterns from 177 indie designers!! Until 15 November.
The Simple Things
Ways to stay chilled out during the hectic holiday season:
1. Meditation – I’m aiming to do 5-10 minutes each morning
2. Breathe! Simple to do, easy to forget
3. Stay present – try not to be distracted by social media and work while hanging out with my kids
4. Go for walks
5. Knit! Fantastic for relaxation.
Renegade Craft Fair on 9-10 November at The Old Truman Brewery in London
Wrap up and Thank yous
Thank you to my lovely listeners for your comments on the Ravelry Curious Handmade group: