Are you a knitter? Do you love buying yarn in hanks? Then you need to know about Yllep's ball winder! If you ever thought about buying a ball winder and did some research on what's on the market, you very likely found a plethora of plastic winders, and none or very few made from natural materials. Before I got mine (a lovely gift from my parents – thanks, Mama & Papa!), I contemplated buying a ball winder for the longest time and just couldn't really bring myself to invite a plastic one into our home and my making space. When I stumbled upon Yllep's website during my research and found out that she and her husband ...Read More
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A good night's sleep is crucial to our wellbeing – how we sleep impacts our everyday life in many ways, from our mood, emotions and memory to how our bodies react to stress, just to name a few (more details can be found here, for example). One of the various factors that influence sleep is the environment we sleep in, which is conveniently also relatively easy to tweak. Thinking about the importance of sleeping well and given how much time we spend asleep (ahem, or aim to spend asleep), bedding and bedroom textiles are very likely the home items we get the most use out of, and I'd venture to say also one of the key ones. Last month, I shared about our bedding upgrade in In Bed With Wool (Part One) (and I can't wait for it to arrive!), and we recently also treated ourselves to some new winter bed linen.Read More
Can I introduce you to one of my absolute favourite beauty products? The packaging is by far not the only thing that's truly "green beauty" about Weleda's Skin Food – nothing but natural ingredients create one of the most effective all purpose moisturizers I ever met. It's relatively rich and thick, but not at all only fit for treating dry spots.
For those of you who are interested in the fine print, I've listed the full declaration of ingredients at the bottom of the page. Skin ...Read More
In all honesty I'll have to admit that I might have been a bit biased when Sonja from Blacker Yarns told me about this year's birthday blend and asked if I'd be interested in reviewing this new base. Blacker Yarns is one of my absolute favourite yarn companies – we share core values like the importance of ethical and sustainable processes, and I admire what they have done and continue doing for the European yarn industry and our knitting community. Plus I haven't met a single one of their bases I didn't like (love, to be exact!). That being said it feels only fair to say that I kind of anticipated a love affair with Brushwork, but still I found myself in awe when I had it on my needles for the first time. Before I continue gushing, let's get to a few yarny facts.Read More