Two reasons for blogging today, that come together in some snowflakes.
I was contacted last week by the HomeStart UK charity, asking if I’d give a mention to their Snowflake Appeal and crochet some snowflakes for their campaign.
I know a lot of you are also small business owners, and I thought you might be interested in some of the websites that enable me to keep my sanity.
In this case, I’m not talking about the obvious sites that we all use as the foundations of our businesses – Hootsuite, Facebook, Pinterest, and so on – but some more obscure pages I’ve found that address particular needs and that you might not have come across. (more…)
I can’t quite believe it, but I’m about to hit 1000 sales on Etsy!
So as a thank you to all my wonderful customers, the person who places the order which includes the 1000th sale will receive a little something extra.
Here is the Little Conkers Eco-Friendly Pre-Christmas Surprise Craft Coffer! (I may need to work on the name)
Surprise craft kits, delivered to your door, or to someone you love, for a sustainable, creative, crochet treat in the run-up to the festive season.
I’m delighted to announce the arrival of the Little Conkers crocheted snails! They’ve been a bit slow getting here, but then they are snails…
Scroll down for the snail crochet pattern.
Did you know the collective noun for snails can be a walk, rout or escargotoire? The collective noun for slugs is a cornucopia.
We’ve been doing ‘Lego Week’ this week. A long time in the planning, and perhaps not as spectacular as it ought to have been given that, but it’s going well so far.
Mainly designating a day or week for something just gives me a little inspiration and the kiddies a sense of occasion that makes us approach some of the same learning we’d be doing anyway with fresh enthusiasm. (Do I sound tired? I’m tired…)
Today was Taxonomy Day at Conker Corner!
Okay you’re thinking that doesn’t sound quite as thrilling as Lego Week (that’s next week if I get all my ducks in a row), but it has turned out to be one of our more successful days, and I think I’ve got as much out of it as the kids.
A couple of weeks ago, I was getting very, very annoyed at not being able to find a nightdress for my 5-year-old daughter.
A nightdress that she would be comfortable in, and like, and that I thought was age-appropriate and practical.
I didn’t think my requirements were that exacting – (more…)