1/31/2016

love & leche giveaway

January has come to a close but winter is still far from over..
During the winter my hands tend to get very dry, quite honestly just my skin in general.
Our hands are important.
 As a knitter my hands are very important to be able to do the knitting & crafting I love to do. 
I know many of you feel the same way about your hands as well.
I was recently sent a Love & Leche lotion bar to review and I was so excited try a bar.
Lotion bars are new to me, where have they been all my life!
First of all the scent was amazing. I opened the package and was blown away by the scent, in a good way of course. Lavender is one of my absolute favorite scents. 
There are quite a few things to love about Love & Leche, the ingredients are all natural, you're supporting a lovely company with a great story you can read about it here
I really love this stuff. Its amazing. Calendula is so healing for the skin and the other natural ingredients combined really make this a truly wonderful lotion bar. 
I loved the lotion bar so much I ended up buying more.
I also wanted to try the soap, goats milk soap.. need I say more! 
My husband really loved it and this is great because men sometimes are really 
picky about that kind of stuff! 


If you haven't tried Love & Leche, I urge you to give them a try.
If you do, I have a coupon code to share with you for free domestic shipping, thankyou!
Now to the giveaway...
I am giving away one full size tin, in the cedarwood scent.
Earthy, rustic... Its a great scent and cutest ever bee mold!
I'm going to ship it to the winner in a little linen drawstring bag that I embroidered with cute little bees. 
Just leave a comment below with the best way to contact you, either your ravelry ID or an email address and I will pick a winner by next weekend.  




disclaimer: All opinions are my own. 
The products were sent to me by
Stitchcraft Marketing to review. 

1/27/2016

test knitting

Its a bright, crisp and cold day here in Dallas.
I love this kind of weather. We have this really pretty lake right behind our apartment and I've been walking around it a lot with my dogs. I think they love it too and they love the ducks.
Today is my husbands 40th birthday.. I'm so thankful that I've been able to spend the last ten years of his 40 with him. He gets a little cake tonight, its in the oven. 
Yellow cake with chocolate frosting.. his request. 
I'm listening to an audiobook at the moment, one of my favorite authors, Agatha Christie. 
Of all the books I have read of hers, I had not read this one. And then there were none and 
its narrated by Dan Stevens, fans of Downton Abbey will recognize that name. 
So far so good and I love his accent! He narrates quite a few books from the look of it.
I've also been working on some embroidery, the hoop below is available for sale just let me know if you are interested, but I can do custom work too.  I stitch a lot of florals because thats just what I really love. Flowers make me happy!


I just cast off the sample I knit up for Heather. I just need to ship it off to her!
Pattern is Washington Park Shawl. You can check out my project page on Ravelry. It has a lovely knitted on edging, first time doing this particular one and I enjoyed it immensely. 
The yarn was fun, it was completely out of my comfort zone with the variegation but nevertheless it was a treat. I had a few qualms with the pattern but since it was a sample knit I didn't stray from the original pattern. 
On the needles right now is the Wellington Work Sock Shawl.  A test knit for Samantha, she has a great blog and beautiful instagram feed!!


I'm using De Rerum Natura. One of my favorite yarns! 
Speaking of lovely yarn, I received the best happy mail this past week. I got this big package of wool from We Are Knitters. If you haven't heard of them, please check them out here, the palette of yarns is so great and fun. I got the lovely petite wool and my plans are a big, cozy blanket! This yarn is just, yum! I also got another color which I will save for another post, but plans for that will be the farmhouse shawl
It was so generous of them to share their yarn with me, and for you all there is a coupon code you can use to give their yarn a try too, THISHANDMADEWAK for 15% off.




Lastly but not leastly I wanted to share with you a little giveaway preview . Its a Love & Leche lotion bar and one of my embroidered linen bags... so be sure to check back this weekend to enter!



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