Creative Friday and I’m 40 Today!

Hello everyone,

Creative Friday is a little late today because I’ve been spending the morning with my wonderful, amazing and lovely husband for my 40th birthday. We have been browsing through book shops and enjoyed a scrumptious lunch. I have had a fantastic morning and feel so treasured and loved by my family! Tomorrow evening we will be joining some old friends for dinner, I am so looking forward to this…

Now without further ado, here is Creative Friday, enjoy!

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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Circumnavigate Cowl, Yarn Along

I am so excited to share this new project with you, the Circumnavigate Cowl. I love it, the pattern stitches and the shape of it. From the very start, I knew just which roving I was going to spin, a camel silk for extra softness… and it is incredibly soft to wear around the neck.

I knitted the pattern exactly as it was written and didn’t change a thing. The colourway of this roving reminds me of the ocean… My Ravelry notes are here.

I am looking for a new cardigan pattern to knit, Richard has been so sweet and has offered gift me with wool for my birthday on Friday:) So, I have been searching Ravelry for a pattern along similar lines as the Shalom and Tea Leaves, if you have any suggestions, please do share them.

Have a wonderful day and Yarn along, I am joining with Ginny today.

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How do you Spin on a Charkha?

 

I just had to pop in here tonight to share my excitement with you!

My dear friend Dana, has a friend called Linda who is moving down to the coast, she was giving away a few items and one of them was a Charkha for spinning. The Charkha is one of the oldest spinning tools and was also used often around the time of Ghandi, if you would like to read more about it’s history go here. Dana asked me if I was interested in having it and I said yes! This one is actually from India, I have seen them before, but I have no idea how to use one. Some wonderful new learning will be taking place here this week, that’s for sure. Have you ever spun on one of these? If you have please could you give me a few tips:)

Not only did she send me this lovely spinning tool, but she also sent me a whole bag of beautiful, soft roving! How very generous, I am incredibly grateful!

Hope you have had a lovely weekend.

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11 Today

Photos taken with Instagram eeeearly this morn…

Happy Birthday to our sweet boy, Caiden!

There was so much excitement here this morning, as you can imagine, he has been counting down the days for months! I think we all got up at 6:45 am and made our way to the birthday table prepared in the front lounge. I love preparing the birthday table, it has been a family tradition for quite a few years now.  I got the idea from this lovely book called The Birthday Book, a Waldorf inspired book, full of birthday goodness. I also made felt crowns for our children a few years ago and these little traditions have such great meaning to all of us. The night before each birthday I read a sweet poem from that lovely book and even though they are all getting older, they still love to have their poem read to them by myself and have that special table waiting for them each birthday morning…

The birthday cake has been baked and is cooling in the kitchen…

We wish you all the love and happiness in the world dear Cady,

Love from all of us.

xo

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