Sunday, 27 October 2013

Glasgow Fabb Event!!


About three weeks ago I attended the Fabb Event with Nikki (Lunar Lights) in Fanelli's in the Merchant Square in Glasgow. Fabb events are run by the lovely Tor and Ray and they give bloggers the opportunity to sample new and established brands whilst meeting other bloggers at the same time! It was a fabulous day (get it?) and an excuse to take lots of photos!! 

View of the Merchant Square from the balcony of  Fanelli's

Lush!! I'm in heaven!!
Love these shoes!!
The Goodies!!
Can't wait to try all of this!!

It was such a good day and really nice to meet some lovely Scottish bloggers!! It was a great opportunity to discover new brands and try out new products!! Fabb spoiled us rotten with freebies and I can't wait to try out every single one!! My favourite brands were definitely Crystal Clear, The Beauty Kitchen and Iconic Body art, who gave us the really cool star tattoo!! So expect a lot of posts on the products we were kindly given to try out!!

As this was my first blogger event I did feel a little nervous but the blogging community is such a warm and welcoming place that these nerves were soon gone! I love being a part of this and I am so glad I went and I am already looking forward to the next event!! (totally didn't mean for that to rhyme but love that it did, haha)

A huge thank you to Fabb events for coming to Glasgow!!

Katrina X

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Patchwork Quilt!!


Being the nostalgic person I am, I have always loved the idea of family traditions and passing things on to next generations. Throughout my childhood I can remember my Gran was always knitting something. I was always fascinated that with two sticks and some wool, she could create just about anything. So a few years ago I asked my Gran to teach me and it is something I've loved doing since. Although don't ask to see any of my work as it is a pile of unfinished scarfs and hats because as I have mentioned before I am quite the procrastinator!! 

My Knitting Bag!

So last year I decided to start a knitted version of a patchwork quilt. I asked my family and friends if they wanted to contribute and it could be passed onto our family for hopefully many generations. The patch could be any colour, pattern or theme. The only requirement is that it is to resemble a square of some form. The beauty and charm of a patchwork quilt is that it doesn't have to look perfect! My Mum and sister made their patches within about two weeks of me asking but because of my procrastinating ways I kind of gave up on my patch and put the project to one side. So after a year of not doing much with it I have decided to stop wasting time and get back to creating a family tradition!!

Top: My Mum's patch
Left: My Sister's patch (she loves all things Spanish!!)
Right: My attempt!!

This is just a selection of the wool and knitting needles I own because I went a bit mad on buying these last year and this post would end up just being lots and lots of photos of different coloured wool and different sized knitting needles!! I wanted to experiment with different sizes of needles as I wanted to create large and small patches for the quilt. I usually buy the needles from Amazon as they have a good choice of widths and lengths available. For the wool, we usually go to B&M who have a great selection and at really cheap too (but still good quality). 

So I am going to start work on a new patch next week and hopefully it will soon start resembling a quilt of some form!! 

Do you knit? Do you have any family keepsakes?

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Tuesday, 15 October 2013

The Autumn Tag!

So in the past few weeks there has been a real change in the weather and Autumn is definitely here!! So roll on my first ever tag - The Autumn Tag!! 

I was tagged by Mallow Beauty blog whose lovely blog you can find here!!

So let's begin!!

1) Favourite fall lip colour?

Right now it is the revlon lip butter in the shade red velvet. It is such a nice rich red/maroon colour perfect for Autumn! I love how moisturising it is which is essential at this time of year!

2) Favourite fall nail colour?

Surprise surprise it is a maroon colour!! The Lunar lights bought me this essie nail polish (in the shade bahama mama) for Christmas last year and I love it for the Autumn/Winter!!

3) Favourite Starbucks fall drink?

I don't go into Starbucks that often because I don't like coffee or tea! I do like the occasional Caramel Frappucino (without coffee because I am a child) but for this time of year I would probably go for a hot chocolate!! Perfect for warming up on a cold crisp Autumn day!! 

4) Favourite fall candle?

I don't have a specific candle but anything that has a cinnamon/spiced scent because it reminds me of this time of year and makes the house smell of Christmas!!

5) Favourite fall sweater/accessory?

Definitely my scarf and hat!! I got my maroon scarf from H&M and my maroon bobbly hat from New Look last year and they are both so cosy!! Can you tell what my favourite Autumn colour is?

6) Haunted house, hay ride, or corn maze?

Haunted House!

7) Favourite Halloween movie?

I'm a bit of a wuss when it comes to scary films but I do enjoy the final destination films and what I saw of Sleepy Hollow (when I wasn't hiding behind a cushion) I enjoyed!! 

8) Favourite candy to eat on Halloween?

It would not be Halloween without Toffee apples!!

9) What are you dressing up as for Halloween?

I have no idea yet!! If anyone has any ideas for me I would love to hear!!

10) What is your favourite thing about fall?

I love the way everything looks outside!! There is a tree outside my house and it is such a lovely autumn colour at the moment!! I also love being able to wrap up all warm with my scarf and hat!!  

So that concludes the Autumn Tag!! I would now like to tag Beauty Loves, The Lunar Lights and Cardigans And Nails!!

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