Creative Friday

My Tea Leaves Cardi is patiently lying in my basket while I work on this new design, it’s called the Cotswold Cowl and I am really enjoying the design aspects of it. I love how maths can be incorporated into knitting, so I have based the design for this cowl on the 8x table. The double knitting Merino wool I am using is from Colourspun, the colour variances are wonderful, chocolate brown, pink, maroon and even a little red. I should have it finished to show you in a few days.

Update for my dad:

Thank you so much for the continued support you have shown me concerning my dad, I am thrilled to say, that he is more awake and is speaking to us, he is also able to sit up now, which is amazing!! He’s going to be moved to a rehabilitation centre on Monday so that they can help him to gain strength in his arms and legs again. There has been a dramatic change and I am so grateful!! Spending time in the hospital has has left me humbled and filled with joy…


I have two lovely giveaways running on my blog at the moment, if you would like to enter there is still time to do so:

The first is from Jeni from The Blog Maven:

Jeni is offering a custom designed header for your blog to the value of $150.00 enter here

The second is from Rachel from Little Woodlanders:

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Jeni and Rachel are both amazing women and it is such an honour to host them here.


Welcome to Creative Friday!

Thank you so much to everyone who shares the love and their beautiful links:) Please feel free to post your links to anything you have created and would like to share, it can be a recipe, sewing tutorial, knitting tutorial, felting, crochet, crafts, art, spinning, weaving, working with fibre, photography, poetry…etc…

I also love to hear from you, so if you have a moment, please leave a comment:) Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talent with us! Just add the name of your blog to the widget and then add your blog link with the http:// at the beginning of your link address:) I have added a Creative Friday button on the sidebar of my blog, please feel free to add it to your blog for Creative Friday and link it to so others can find this space and share their creativity too:)

1. I have started a Creative Friday Flickr Group where you can post your beautiful photos that you link to each Creative Friday. To join the group, please go here.

2. If you would be so kind as to link back to Natural Suburbia in your blog post that would be lovely:)

Have a wonderful day,


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19 Responses to Creative Friday

  1. Heather August 10, 2012 at 2:46 pm #

    I am so glad you dad is ready to move to rehab. Such good news. Your design looks intriguing and such beautiful yarn.

    • Linda August 10, 2012 at 3:35 pm #

      Thanks so much Heather:)

  2. Kristi August 10, 2012 at 3:22 pm #

    Love the creative Fridays, seeing lots of other people and what they are doing. I’m lucky this week, I get to work with another local artist, a photographer whose work I adore. It always gets the creative ideas flowing!

  3. Rachel~At the Butterfly Ball August 10, 2012 at 3:23 pm #

    So good to hear happier news of your dad! Thanks again for hosting this every week! I love visiting everyone’s links!

  4. Deb Potter August 10, 2012 at 3:25 pm #

    So pretty! And thanks for encouraging us to post 😉

    • Linda August 10, 2012 at 3:35 pm #

      Thanks Deb:)

  5. Gracey August 10, 2012 at 3:27 pm #

    Great news about your dad….I went through something similar with mine a few years back and he is doing great now…

    Beautiful yarn and the cowl looks very interesting! Can’t wait to see the end result…

  6. Linda August 10, 2012 at 3:36 pm #

    That is so good to hear Gracey, thank you:)

  7. Heather Woollove August 10, 2012 at 3:48 pm #

    Linda–What happy news about your Dad!!! If he’s like most men I know, he will need you in a new way, now…and that is to reassure him that progress, even slow progress, is plenty. (It’s hard not to be impatient or frustrated when you just want to get back to normal.) I know that you will continue to
    be a great source of comfort and encouragement for him! XXO-

    • Linda August 12, 2012 at 4:07 pm #

      Thank you so much dear Heather xo xo

  8. TheSittingTree August 10, 2012 at 8:37 pm #

    I’m glad to read that your dad is recovering quickly, and I hope he continues to improve.

    I have to admit, I’m a bit of a math geek when it comes to knitting, too. Right now I’m working on creating some plant dyed yarns for the first time.

    • Linda August 12, 2012 at 4:05 pm #

      Thanks so much about my dad.

      Your plant dyed yarns are amazing, I had a look at some you had dyed the other day!

  9. Melanie August 10, 2012 at 9:17 pm #

    Great to hear good news ! Thoughts and prayers are coming your way still 😉

    I have been saving a ball of cashmere yarn for about a year and I think your cowl would be perfect!! Will you post your pattern or link to purchase it when it’s done?

    Btw I love your blog !!


    • Linda August 12, 2012 at 4:06 pm #

      Thank you Melanie:)

      I will link it to Ravelry as soon as it is finished:)

  10. Jeni August 10, 2012 at 9:23 pm #

    That cowl is lovely! I can’t wait to see it finished!

    • Linda August 12, 2012 at 4:07 pm #

      Thanks Jeni!

  11. Marie August 10, 2012 at 10:13 pm #

    Wonderful crafts and links, cheers Marie

  12. ~ joey ~ August 11, 2012 at 4:15 am #

    I hope it’s ok to post two of our craft projects? :o)
    ~ joey ~

    • Linda August 12, 2012 at 4:06 pm #

      Of course you can:)

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