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It was a grey but warm-ish (for Edinburgh) day and we spent a good bit of it wandering around. Markets are my favorite and it was the perfect morning for one, so we started the day with hot chocolates and sausage rolls at the Edinburgh Farmer's Market at the base of the castle. What is it about an open air market that makes you realize you need all the soap and jams and veg and oh look they have pies?? #edinburgh #edinburghcastle #ukblogger #scotlandblogger #edinburghblogger #beautifuldestinations #travelphotography #passportlife #travelingram #igtravel #traveller #mytravelgram #instatraveling #travelblogger #traveltheworld #travels #traveldiaries #traveladdict #travelphoto #travelpics #travellife #travelbug #travelawesome #traveldeeper #welltravelled #worldtraveler #ilovetravel #traveldiary #vscotravel #bbctravel
I'm having a bit of a rough time settling back in after being in Ireland for a week. Madeline's birthday was yesterday and that has occupied my mind, but now I'm feeling a bit hum drum. Next week is fall break, but Scott is away to Berlin, so I'm not sure what to get up to with the girls. I feel like I've spent the week trudging back and forth to school and activities and errands--certainly nothing exciting. And then I had a reality check as we were walking to swimming lessons--we pulled off an international move with four kids. We actually live in Edinburgh now. Part of living here means we need to do the day to day things--just like it does anywhere else. I also realized I'm a bit lonely, so I'm going to need to work on that. I know it will all come together. It's my favorite season in my favorite city, so I can't stay moody for long.
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Madeline is ten! I can't believe I have a ten year old. Thank you for letting me be super emotional about it last night! It took me a lot longer than it should have to stitch up this Madeline Quote Cross Stitch Pattern because I kept getting so teary. She loved it and I have the #freepattern on the blog today. .
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This isn't the prettiest picture I'll ever post, but hear me out. I first discovered @butlerschocs when we were living in New Zealand. Scott and I would go into the cafe (I would always get a mocha!) and get a box or two of chocolates. We never had more than one a day (they're so fantastic that you don't need more). I had hyperemesis when I was pregnant with Madeline and it got worse from there. When I was able to eat, these chocolates were my treat. When she finally came home from the hospital after her NICU stay, these chocolates were my comfort. When I was in Ireland for #tbexireland last week, I was so excited to see Butler's everywhere. We had said for years that we would make it over to the factory one day. I didn't make it this trip, but it's just a short flight over now. The stands and cafes suited me just fine, though, and of course I brought a couple boxes home! Scott and I have had one a day and tonight I'm eating mine while stitching up a hoop for Madeline's tenth birthday tomorrow and am incredibly emotional over eating the chocolate that takes me back to when she was born all the way across the world. .
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I know I've said it before but I'll say it again--I absolutely love how the #CricutMaker cuts felt. I made this Embroidered Glasses Case from one of the free #makeitnow projects available with the Maker and I watched in awe as every single piece was cut. The beauty of this particular project is you can use any scrap felt and any stitching you want! Make sure to check out the post because we're giving away the coveted HSN bundle that was just released (and I think is now sold out!). .
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I've spent the day wandering around #Dublin with @mrsmajorhoff and this is definitely a city that needs more than a few hours! It's been my favorite kind of cool and windy fall weather (so much better than the giant storm they were afraid of last week!) and we stumbled on so many neat spots, like a street full of brightly coloured doors. We're at the train station now and will be heading on to Killarney for #tbexireland soon. It's been a great start to this adventure!
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I walk back and forth from the flat to the school three times a day. It's a decent slog up a hill for my unfit self, but the flowers blooming along the footpath make me happy. One of these days I'll start learning about the flowers I've taken to since we've been here. #flowers #scotland #edinburgh #scotlandblogger #edinburghblogger #myworld #abmlifeiscolorful #abmlifeishappy #garden
I am completely obsessed with watching my #CricutMaker cut out felt spiders right now--perfect legs every time! This Hanging Spiders Decoration is an easy project, but it's a striking addition to your #Halloween decor! @officialcricut @cloud.craft #cricut #cricutmade #madewithcricut #feltcraft #halloweencraft #pompoms #abmcrafty #craftblogger #myhandsmaking #wemakecollective #modernmaker #makersgonnamake #craftsposure #creativehappylife #cbloggers #craftblog
I picked up this piece of Halloween fabric when we were in Oslo and thought it would be fun to add some colorful stitching to it. It's going to take me a while to finish the purple witch's hat, but I'm really enjoying this project so far. .
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My @craftpod_ box couldn't have come at a better time. The boiler was finally fixed yesterday (no hot water or heat for a few days prior), but today we woke up to water dripping from our entryway. We're not so patiently waiting for someone to show up (going on hours now) and looking for alternative rentals, but there just aren't any three bedroom places available in our cachement right now. This box will be a lovely distraction. Look at those perfect autumn colours!! #craftpod #embroidery #hoopart #crafts #craftblogger #needlework #abmlifeiscolorful #abmlifeiscrafty #makersgonnamake #abmcrafty #craftsposure #creativehappylife
I don't have a lot of progress on #BlackHatSociety, but it's fun to see some color pop against the fabric. I had a bit of a mopey week as I've been trying to figure out my new working routine. We're starting to really get settled into our family routine, so I thought it would be really easy to just jump back into crafting. Not so much. I have to approach everything differently since I don't have my giant stash filled craft room anymore and it isn't coming easily to me. I took a deep breath yesterday and actually planned out projects, ordered exactly what I needed (and no more), and set some goals. I know I'll get there--if there's anything this year has tried to teach me, it's patience. Maybe that's why I've always been so drawn to cross stitching--it takes forever, but the finish is so worth it.
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#crossstitch #stitching #embroidery #crafts #crafty #crafting #handcraft #stitchwork #thread #stitch #diy #abmlifeiscolorful #projects #handmade #crossstitching #needlework #crossstitcher #crossstitchlove #stitch #needlepoint #sewcialists #handembroidery #embroiderylove #embroider #needlecraft #frostedpumpkinstitchery #thefrostedpumpkinstitchery #pointdecroix
I'm so happy that it's properly acceptable to start posting about Halloween again (no arguments!). I'm even happier that my @officialcricut Maker arrived and now I can make all the things! My first project is this fun 15 minute Witch Silhouette Hoop Art. The Maker cut the felt perfectly--so much so that I couldn't even see the cuts until I started pulling it off the mat! You're going to want to check it out on the blog because there's a chance for you to win a Maker of your own! #cricut #madebycricut #cricutmade #cricutmaker #halloween #hoopart #craftlightning #halloweencrafts