Posted in Hobbies, Life, Personal

Graphic Backpack

Hi peeps, yes – I am still here; it has been crazy in our household since my last post.

So apologies for not posting lately but I will endavour to come back more frequently now.

Thanks for sticking around.

So, to start off my “comeback” I will show you one of my crochet projects I completed not so long ago. It is one that can drive you “bananas” as there is a colour change every 4th stitch or so. I found the free pattern on the Paintbox Yarn website and fell in love.

Most of the time I buy my yarn on LoveCrochet and at the time there were a few specials on the Paintbox yarn. So I sat down and figured out what I needed. Once the stash

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arrived I could begin:

Material used:

Skill Level as per pattern is said to be Intermediate but I think if you are comfortable with the colour changes it should be easier.

It is a great project because it is so different from other bags or blankets.

I can offer a photo while I was in the middle of the work and of course a finished result:

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I loved making it.

 

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Posted in BOOKS, Hobbies, Personal

Online Shopping Haul in August

I have been splurging at the end of July coming right into August:

  1. Yesstyle.com.au

blue backpack

 

2. Bookdepository (my favourite book shop 🙂 )

FiveChimneys

Having lost her husband, her parents, and her two young sons to the Nazi exterminators, Olga Lengyel had little to live for during her seven-month internment in Auschwitz. Only Lengyel’s work in the prisoners’ underground resistance and the need to tell this story kept her fighting for survival. She survived by her wit and incredible strength. Despite her horrifying closeness to the subject, FIVE CHIMNEYS does not retreat into self-pity or sensationalism. When first published (two years after World War 2 ended), Albert Einstein was so moved by her story that he wrote a personal letter to Lengyel, thanking her for her “”very frank, very well written book””. Today, with ‘ethnic cleansing’ in Bosnia, and neo-Nazism on the rise in western Europe, we cannot afford to forget the grisly lessons of the Holocaust. FIVE CHIMNEYS is a stark reminder that the unspeakable can happen wherever and whenever ethnic hatreds, religious bigotries, and racial discriminations are permitted to exist.

MortalInstruments

Love. Blood. Betrayal. Demons. First of 6 brand-new collectable editions of the New York Times No. 1 bestselling Shadowhunter series that has swept the globe. City of Bones is now a major movie. Irresistibly drawn towards a group of demon hunters, Clary encounters the dark side of New York City – and the dangers of forbidden love. Gorgeous cover illustration by Mila Furstova, the artist who created the album art for Coldplay’s Ghost Stories. Read all the sensational books in The Shadowhunter Chronicles: The Mortal Instruments, The Infernal Devices, Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy, The Bane Chronicles and The Shadowhunter’s Codex.

3. Baimeni – Skincare

Acne Trio

Three products that work virtually overnight.