a hint of summer romance

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Hazy and dreamy. Feminine and sweet. Delicate scented roses in blush pinks and soft creams...

a hint of summer romance, Flickr mosaic curated by emma lamb
Image credits: 1. Daniel_Moraes, 2. charmfoundry, 3. dottieangel, 4. such pretty things, 5. CharmingLiisa, 6. hilmar_S, 7. lillie tres, 8. meplusmolly, 9. unravelling [susannah]

A touch of inspiration for a new idea I'm tinkering with...

tinkering... by © emma lamb
tinkering... by © emma lamb

Thank you all for your very lovely comments on my wee flower tags, both here and on flickr :) Sometimes the most obvious idea is staring you right in the face but it's not till one of your lovely bloggy pals points it out that you finally see the light!

Anyway, just a quickie today! But I will be back soon with a wee reveal and hopefully by then this soggy foggy weather will have cleared and we will once again be basking in the sun :)

Emma, x

studio details : desk thursday

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studio details : desk thursday by © emma lamb

I have been a busy bee today. My space has seen some colourful creativity... lots of little crochet flowers, a wee bit of punching, a drop of printing and a whole lot of stitching!

studio details : desk thursday by © emma lamb

I ended up with a whole lot of lovely new labels, which surprisingly aren't for a whole lot of granny cushions. Instead they're for a whole lot of _____? Well, I'm afraid that will have to wait for another day!

studio details : desk thursday by © emma lamb

But until then there will be one or two lovely ladies joining the granny cushion ranks in my wee etsy shop over the next few days, and this time they're square! I know, whatever next!?

Granny cushions by © emma lamb
From left to right: Norma, Edna, Ethel, Ruby, Audrey and Agnes.

If you're in need of more eye candy then check out more creative spaces on Kootoyoo's blog and the desk thursday group on Flickr.

Emma, x

a wee splash of colour

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Yep, there's nothing like a wee splash of colour to provide some inspiration on a grey and soggy Monday morning and afternoon. I'm so in love with this gorgeous granny blanket by Sandra Juto and dottie angel's collection of vintage multi-coloured knitting needles...

a wee splash of colour, Flickr mosaic curated by emma lamb
Image credits: 1. emma lamb, 2. cannelle vanille, 3. cannelle vanille, 4. bugsandfishes by lupin, 5. jamie lea karoses, 6. lobster and swan, 7. Black Dog Designs, 8. dottieangel, 9. sandra juto

And finally, here's a wee teaser of my own colourful crafty collection, crocheted goodies as far as the eye can see...

a wee splash of colour by © emma lamb

At least that's what if feels like in my wee studio right now! No matter which way I look at the moment there's some kind of crochet project that I'm working on and each one at a different stage of completion... and do you know what!? I absolutely love it!

a wee splash of colour by © emma lamb
a wee splash of colour by © emma lamb

I have known how to crochet for as long as I can remember, but in the last year or so I have fallen in love with it all over again. The act of actually doing it is so rhythmic and soothing, and being able to work so freely with colour is incredibly therapeutic. It's also such a versatile craft and every time I finish or start a new piece my brain is flooded with ideas and possibilities that I just want to start immediately... but, all in good time as I only have one pair of hands!

a wee splash of colour by © emma lamb

Not to worry though, more picturess of these lovelies will follow soon when they will be landing in my wee Etsy shop.

Emma, x

good intentions & delicious yarn

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Okay, so this week all my good intentions have gone completely to pot! The week got off to a really great start on Monday with not just a blog post but a bit of granny cushion finishing too. But then I got distracted on Tuesday with a trip up to St Andrews to meet some wonderful friends who I haven't seen in a wee while. Although I did manage to salvage the day by finding a great little yarn shop tucked away down an alley - it wasn't a dark alley as it was bright sunny, Scottish, summers day... try saying that in a hurry!

Anyhow, my stash is now boasting a lovely lambswool and cashmere blend from this Scottish company, who have only recently began producing yarns rather than just fabrics. These two colours were my favourites, Juno and Lissa. There was also a gorgeous silvery grey but that will have to wait till my next trip... *sigh*




Then on Wednesday I was a good girl again and put together some tags for the previously mentioned granny cushions, I also snapped some sneaky peek pics of a few of the things I've been working on lately ~ actually I got tons of pics but most of them were rubbish due to the dreary, rainy day light :( And yesterday (that is Thursday) I had intended to tweak those dreary pics and write a wee blog post, but I got sucked in by Ravelry and Flickr and the need to show off my new yarns to the world! Anyway, there I was drooling over all the knitting, crochet and yummy yarn groups on Flickr when it suddenly dawned on me that there weren't any dedicated to solid coloured yarns, my favourites... *collective gasp* ...well, what was a girl to do but start a new group!? Introducing...

And today? Well today I blogged about it all, not that it was very much at all really ;)

Emma, x

sunny mustard tones

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sunny mustard tones, Flickr mosaic curated by Emma Lamb
Image credits: 1. Rebecca Sower, 2. t does wool, 3. Hillary Lang, 4. {visages au sentier}, 5. Yorktown Road, 6. Ravenhill Designs, 7. tiel✳sk, 8. KirstyNeale, 9. dera Jewelry

So for this sunny monday morning I thought a bit of sunny inspiration was in order with another yummyflickr mosaic I love all of these gorgeous images for their rich sunny mustard colours, interesting textures and their beautiful detailling.

Emma, x