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Crochet-A-Long 2017 announcement 

As you may know I recently announced the WhimsyandCosy crochet-a-long challenge for 2017….it should be fun.

I think and hope there are a variety of you joining in -I also hope some will be a part of the discussion on how we are doing at the WhimsyandCosy Craft club on Facebook.   (Search ‘WhimsyandCosy Craft Club’ )

I wanted to tell you – for those joining in (you need to sign up to whimsyandcosy by email to qualify ) that the THEME of the blanket will be SELF CARE! 

How better than to use Crochet as a way of increasing your happiness and me time!

Read about the CAL Here

And my crochet history... Here

….I can’t give all the detail/secrets away here but if you want to join in please sign up and very soon I will send you details. ..it’s not going to be complicated at all if you know the basics. 

Remember details will come via the WhimsyandCosy free PDF book arriving on your email soon …covering a variety of topics to entertain you and give you some (I’m sure much deserved ) me time!

I’ve been working hard on it as a treat for you. 

So the WhimsyandCosy Self Care Blanket CAL…will be launching VERY VERY SOON!  EXCITING!  – It’s going to be special and, I believe,  could really improve your life! (I am not exaggerating! )

Dive on board!! – and get ready for detail…. make sure you sign up for blog emails to not miss out.

Happy Happy New Year Friends 



Whimsy Colouring Challenge 2017

Well I love a colouring session – full of focus..creativity. ..and a bunch of pens with pretty colours. ..so I decided to start a Colouring Challenge here at the blog…

The rules…

1. Have 6 colouring books (I do hope this is inclusive to colourists …feel free to adjust it to your needs)

2. A bunch of pencils/pens 

3. Enthusiasm 

4. A note to do the art😊

This challenge is to every month pick from your 6 books a picture to colour in the colours that best suit the season to YOU. 

Each book will be used twice for the challenge but do 6 in a row then start again so you rotate them well…

It’s going to be fun…I am going to select my books from my (heaving) colouring shelf…I am going to pick a varying selection. 

Feel free to share them via my craft club on Facebook – search ‘whimsyandcosy  craft club’



Here’s the thing… I’m a reader…and a book collector …now that’s a good thing BUT can lead to full shelves and a lot of decision.

Also there is the fact that of my physical books I have read MOST (pretty good one that) but some I hoard years and they get less appealing as I think I don’t fancy reading them…

Anna Hulse in my book club on Facebook  (search ‘whimsyandcosy book club’ to join us) has done the impressive and bold thing of clearing her unread books into a large shelf area and has plans to in 2017 read them or they must GO..

Harsh but fair…it’s like what they say about clothes but that’s for another blog piece.

I have a few books I’m just not sure I will read or even like and I would like to set myself the challenge. ..(I’ve not got 30 like Anna! – If I remember correctly what she said ) but it’s a motivator with my pile… 

I’m at this time planning to add the piece on just WHAT I have in that pile and why have I not read it yet into the whimsyandcosy PDF…which will be exclusive to my email subscribers. ..

So if you want to see pics of what I’m going to try and make the move on book wise so to speak …sign up for the blog fun and all will be revealed about the TO BE READ pile !

Do any of YOU fancy diving into those forgotten and ignored books this year? 



see Book Challenge for the whimsyand cosy challenge on general book aims 🙂