I’ve always been fond of looking at pretty pictures of things that people have made, what’s not to like? Recently though it’s fair to say I’ve become more than a little obsessed with looking at people’s creations.
First there was Pinterest, well actually there’s still Pinterest and then there’s Instagram. I’m a massive fan, never really one to grasp the concept of Twitter, I completely get Instagram. It’s so easy to swipe my way through other people’s photos on my phone and I love commenting on the beautiful things people have made or are trying out. I’m happy to share my pics too and whilst it’s mostly of my knitting or crochet, I also post photos of my baking, travels, odds & sods and of course my family (they’re the odds and sods ;-0) I find it a great way of communicating with people whether I know them personally or not.
Now though, I’ve gone and installed the Bloglovin app on my phone and I can’t stop trying to find new blogs to read. Between Bloglovin, Instagram and Pinterest I’ve become hooked and could merrily spend a large portion of my day sussing out new ideas and then use the rest of the day playing. Who needs to work, feed the family, dust (I only ever dust what I can see anyway and I’m a little, shall we say, vertically challenged).
The blogs I’m loving at the moment are
Annie’s Place Sharron’s blog is full of pretty photos with crochet and baking thrown in.
Attic 24 Lucy is the crochet queen. Her blog is a riot of colour and family fun.
Brooklyn Tweed So I can drool over the knitted heaven that is Brooklyn Tweed, they’re new BT Kids patterns are soo yummy.
Cherry Heart Sandra’s blog is full to bursting with crochet, knitting, sewing, weaving and baking.
Dada’s Place Dragna’s blog is crochet heaven
Everything Etsy is areally cool blog, packed with ideas and tutorials for you to have a go at anything & everything.
Fiber Flux Jennifer’s blog contains lots of lovely, free crochet & knitting patterns
Handmade Charlotte A great place to find things to do with your kids and as a family
Heart Handmade UK All things crafty, shabby chic and inspiring.
Hopscotch Lane Becky’s blog is full of pretty photos of crochet & lots more. She has an Etsy shop too.
Little Woollie Jules blogs about her crafty adventures & family life.
Mollie Makes – An extension of their magazine
My Hobby is Crochet Lots of crochet goodies
Oh She Glows Meat free recipes, many of which are vegan too
P.S. I Made This This blog has a litle of everything from fashion to craft
Sarah London Crochet beauty
Sew Scrumptious Sewing, sewing tutorials and home of the pillowcase dress charity initiative.
Simple Fare, Fairly Simple Valerie’s blog is full of yummy recipes.
Simply Notable A little bit of everything here and it’s where the pattern for the washcloths comes from too.
Simply Recipes Elsie’s blog does exactly what it says on the tin.
Smitten Kitchen More recipes
Sweet Beet and Green Beans Recipe time again
Tatertots and Jello Jen’s creative blog has some really cool ideas
Thrums Susan’s blog is a wealth of information on weaving
Tin Can Knits Because I just love all things Tin Can Knits
Weave Away Amanda’s weaving blog, lots of lovely weaving ideas.
I’m never short of ideas now, just time.
This is a blog recipe from Oh She Glows. It’s the Green Goddess Dressing which I discovered and thought I’d try. I like my dressings a bit thicker so I didn’t use a s much water as specified.
Dolloped it over my salad and gave it a good toss around.
Happy to report it went rather well with my dinner of Quorn, spicy rice and peas and I’m not usually a fan of advocado.
If you’re stuck for inspiration go and have a look at some of the blogs I’ve mentioned and if you think there’s one I’d be interested in reading let me know so I can check it out.