My Johanna Basford Colouring Day-To-Day Calendar

I am so happy with this treat from the sales of Johanna Basford Colouring Calendar that I wanted to tell you about it and show you how lovely her artwork is to colour.

This is a wonderful set of colouring to do, as you may know I love colouring , see the Whimsy Colouring challenge HERE and more Johanna talk Colouring Fun – Johanna Basford

There is something so calming and creative about colouring and there are some amazing results that can be had.

What I liked about the idea of this was that the pictures were smaller and I thought probably faster to colour, although it’s not a race I wanted to feel I had completed more pictures from my growing colouring collection.

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Life with Zozie January 2017

Hi all, so good to catch up with you and I thought today I would do a bit of a ‘my latest’ type post, it feels like a good way to say hello and get you up to date with some of what is running around my head.

January is often not an easy month is it, I LOVE Christmas and as such although start the new year with a fresh start mentality I think it still is not the positive boost to me that November and December is, in fact I love Autumn so much and Winter can sometimes feel not as fun BUT I am determined to embrace every single season and its joys and what I love BEST about winter is the COSY aspect. 

It is the season for warmth (even if its easy to feel a bit chilly) and for hot drinks (same in Summer though!) and for blankets see Crochet Fun HERE and in my case ‘slankets’ … more on that later.

I wanted to tell you what I am up to, reading, craft and more this January .

For starters…

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Author Interview – Amanda James

The treat for you today of an author interview.

As you know I love reading…  I had so enjoyed reading ‘A Stitch in Time’  that I  wanted to share the interview I did with Amanda James the author, a while back.

‘A Stitch in Time’ was a FASCINATING read…GREAT for those that like adventure in their reading… with some time travel reading excitement thrown in. 

WHATS NOT TO LOVE reading a good book… To hear more about the writing of the book from the author’s experience, do read on…

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Crochet – Talking Work in Progress

Work in progress – I guess that’s  common to nearly all of us who get into crafts especially the yarn ones like my crochet! 

I love crochet  ..it is relaxing and yet poses a challenge regularly if you experiment with it …oh and the THINGS YOU CAN MAKE! 

That’s half the trouble with craft – starting…  it comes from being inspired…. and then you KEEP being inspired… and feel all excited for the next project as it looks so – usually cute –  in my case.

Unless you spend almost full days on crochet it can be hard to do a make quickly .

For me, crochet is all about the relaxing – the process. ..and yet then I want results for my inspiration, but that does, of course, come with a lot of concentrating and time – when you crochet to relax – often I choose evenings to crochet too…then it means you are tired so that is why I love snugly fulfilling and colourful crochet blankets. …

I start 2017 with 4 works in progress – will I finish them all …not sure (and I am finding them a bit hard ) but do I want to start another YES!

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Zozie’s Turmeric and Cheese Loaf

I have been busy baking with the help of my trusty Kitchen Aid and a bit of CREATIVE INSPIRATION, to make a lovely  (I hope, it’s in progress as I type,… raising on the kitchen table in the sun shine)…  Turmeric and Cheese Loaf

I put my creative hat on metaphorically speaking and thought about WHAT would add a small delicate kick to what is a VERY LARGE batch of dough that I have created this morning in the kitchen, while overlooking my frosty garden on this cool day outside.

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WhimsyandCosy free PDF – Have you got yours? 

Just a mini blog post to draw attention to the fact that I finished the PDF… sent Monday the big wave of them … and hope so very much you enjoy the extra read.

I wanted to let you all know HERE especially in case those spam filters are naughty and put WhimsyandCosy’s treat to you there. .. and I’m pretty sure MANY of you are wanting to find out what you need to know to join in the Crochet-a-long…

☆Add WhimsyandCosy to your safe senders list if you can.☆

Read about it Here.. and  Here…

Anyone joining the email list now will get the PDF and can at any point join/do the Crochet-a-long.



Have fun. …and let me know your colour choices etc. wherever you can

…I would love hearing how you are doing

  ..am already enjoying hearing about some getting started via my club on Facebook  (search ‘whimsyandcosy craft club ).

I LOVE talking crochet and am starting the whimsyandcosy project soon myself

Remember if you want to join in hop on the email subscriber list😊

The box to sign up is usually under comments on mobiles and to the right on desktops. ..

Speak soon….

Happy Crochet! 

ZOZIE

Newt Scamander from Fantastic Beasts as Doctor Who?

I love the Harry Potter Books and as such was keen to read the book of ‘Fantastic Beasts and where to find them’ by J K Rowling.

At Christmas I was lucky enough to be given the book, a lovely deep blue and gold look lettering, hardback, and it is of the screen play so reads in a very unusual way.I had high hopes.

Just finished reading it!  and can really see ‘Newt’ as a Doctor Who…

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