Category Archives: creativity

Danish ‘Hygge’ – What is it and do you do it already?

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Relaxing read next to my bed, finding out about the Danish way to live well with ‘The little book of Hygge’

I have just been introduced to the Danish word ‘Hygge recently, I am very excited as the essence of it is how I like to live my life anyway, and what this website is all about at heart, read on…

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Level 10 Life – what IS it?

Level ten life has become extremely popular on the internet/in groups/blogs, I keep seeing it pop up and have dabbled in it myself.

Some seems to wonder just WHAT Level Ten life is about and what do you actually DO? So here is a quick rundown for you on it as I see it anyway 🙂

The concept seems to have sprung into popularity from the big success of the book a while back called ‘Miracle Morning’ by Hal Elrod.

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‘Zozie’ Blanket Crochet-a-Long Update

I am so enjoying the rows of yarn pleasure as I do my own blanket in crochet for the blog crochet-a-long.

I want to thank all of you who signed up and let you know that I am busy myself making the Zozie blanket too. It’s FUN, fun fun.

I thought seeing as so many of you are into crochet I will make sure I do plenty of posts to update you – you need to email subscribe to get the full picture – see It’s the WhimsyandCosy Crochet a long 2017 and Crochet-A-Long 2017 announcement 

The idea is a self-care blanket and it really could change your life if you let it – but I can’t tell you HOW as that’s for the special PDF (see HERE) to give you the treat of. ..along with other exclusive articles by me.  Hope you enjoy it – I worked hard on it for you 🙂 Sign up today and join in the ZOZIE fun 🙂

How is my blanket coming along you may ask? read on for pictures/info/ on my and others ‘Zozie’s’

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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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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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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