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I have been working on a new e-book that will be available in pdf format soon. It is called ‘Knitting Farm Animals’ and consists of 10 farm animal patterns. The book will include the animal patterns and also a detailed section on how to finish them off  ie. the stuffing and shaping aspect of finishing the toy. I thought it would be nice to have all the farm animals in one place.

It will be sold on Etsy, Ravelry and Craftsy soon, I will keep you updated:)

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 http://www.naturalsuburbia.com/ 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,
xo
Linda

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Creative Friday and my e-Book ‘Knitting Flowers’ has been Published!

'Knitting Flowers' e-Book by Linda Dawkins, Mamma4earth

Dear Friends,

There has been quite a lot of excitement here over the last couple of days. My e-Book, ‘Knitting Flowers’ has been published! I must admit, it feels good to see it ‘out there’ at the online book stores. Thank you for all the encouragement and support that you have offered and given me over the months while I was busy writing, I really do appreciate all your kind words and emails.

The next e-book will be about knitted animals from Africa, I have finished the pattern writing side of the book and just need to compile it.

These are the sellers that are stocking my ‘Knitting Flowers’ e-Book for download:

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 http://www.naturalsuburbia.com/ 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,
xo
Linda

 

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Us

 

It has been a busy weekend, Richard returned home after being away on a mountain bike race for 5 days at the Sani2 Sea Adventure. He had an amazing time, we missed him and were all so happy to see him again.This photo above was taken from his trip, he is riding across a huge, winding floating water bridge. If you look closely, you can see it floating on the water!! I am so proud of him! You can read further about his adventiures on his mountain biking blog here.

Erin and I went for a walk around our garden early on Sunday morning and took some photos just as the sun was rising over the trees… This is an Avo tree that we have grown from a pip. I will have to bring it inside soon to prevent the frost from killing it. Hopefully we will have delicious avos one day.

Our veg garden is full of these gorgeous Calendula flowers, I really would like to make some Calendula salve, I am on the hunt for a recipe:)

We all went for a walk around our lake down the road, a couple of Spoon Bills flew in to greet us…

Willa, the Koek-koek chicken.
Jenna’s first oil painitng, she has been working on this for a few weeks, I love how it turned out! One a week both Jen and Erin go to History of Art lessons and this was one of their projects. Jen was telling me that the sand in her painting has about 9 different colours in it!

I have been working on figuring out how to design an ebook cover all weekend. I have searched for tutorials everywhere, there are quite a few out there, but none of them really explain in detail, step by step, how this is done. I had no idea so much was involved!

Thank you so much to my wonderful friend K, who has been guiding me through this new learing curve and is always there to offer support and advice whenever I need it. (You are lovely!)

I can almost say Photoshop is my friend now:) At first it was quite daunting, I had never worked on this program before until Saturday and now I am getting the hang of it. What a clever program.

So this is one of the book covers I have designed for my flower knitting pattern ebook. It is simple, I didn’t want to create anything complicated to start off with.

Have an amazing week.
Linda             

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WIP Wednesday

I chose a new roving to spin up today from my stash, this is a Merino and Tussah Silk roving from the lovely Juno Fibre Arts. Her colours are so intense and rich and the added silk makes the spinning oh, so luxurious!
This will probably also be a cowl. Our autumn has been extremely mild so far, quite strange actually because usually by this time of year it’s freezing here. I am still walking around in my jeans and T-shirts, only adding a thin extra layer later in the evenings. So, I’m not complaining:)

The hippo pattern for my book is well underway and should be finished by tomorrow, it’s all so close now, very exciting!
(PS The stitch markers are from Jenna and Erin’s little Etsy shop called Magpies Aerie.)

Caiden and Kye discovered some beautiful visitors in our garden…

Hope your week is filled with fibre and fun!
Linda

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