Monday Link List: 030

Monday, December 17, 2012

 
I'm a sucker for anything with a schnauzer on it, but this print by Tiny Confessions is just stunning!
  
A collection of really useful hints and tips for making sewing that little bit easier from Made By Rae
  
I spent a lot of time last night looking through Bethany's bows, but I think this burgandy one is my favourite
  
I love learning about antique books, and these harlequinade ones are absolutely beautiful, you can learn a little more about them on Jenna's blog Kitty Cat Stevens
 
I would pay for this scarf, the fact that I can make it just makes everything better. How ridiculously cute? Check out the instructions on Prudent Baby
  
I've never wanted to visit Portland more! Best advertising ever, I just wish I knew who to credit. So awesome.
 
My Worst Christmas: You get a lot of sugary, overly positive Christmas posts, when we all know reality isn't quite like that. I really enjoyed Becky's post on her worst Christmas.

Sock Puppet Theatre: Internet drama acted out by sock puppets. Absolutely hilarious.

DIY Indoor Photography Lighting: Chantilly's instructional posts about taking outfit photos inside is really useful for those of us living in colder climates at the moment.

Christmas Fairs in Edinburgh & Glasgow: Just what it says, a list of upcoming (and past, now) Christmas fairs around the central belt.

You Are Not a Photographer: Oh so funny. I consider myself a bad amateur photographer at best, but I think even I could manage better than these. I spent ages going through past posts laughing.

Some Thoughts on Feedback: Beca talks about the Etsy commenting system, and how it can mean the death of a small business. I like to give people the benefit of the doubt, but it is good to remember there is a huge different between a small business and a mammoth like Amazon, and your feedback should reflect that fact.

The 25 Pieces That Should Be Required Reading For Women: The Huffington Post collected some of the best articles of 2012, I've got to admit I am only part way through the list but it is definitely an interesting read if you have the time.

Rainy Days: Elizabeth talks about the fact that sometimes (and especially at this time of year) it is ok to get a little bit behind. Blogging can definitely take over your life, and it is good to remember that a few late posts aren't the end of the world, especially if you are spending time with people you love instead.

DIY Half & Half Cardigan: Katherine posted an awesome cardigan DIY, I actually had to stop myself buying a couple of Primark cardies, today and trying it out myself (after Christmas when I have more time though, definitely)

Share the Love - Dog Rescue: It's horrible, but Christmas is still the worst time of year for people abandoning animals, if you are thinking of getting someone an animal for Christmas please check that they are 100% committed to caring for it, and as always, rescue, don't use breeders.

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4 comments

  1. I am DYING over "you are not a photographer".  Oh my god, this is THE BEST!!! I've been considering offering some photography services for a very modest price to build up a more diverse portfolio, and looking at what people are actually charging money for... well I feel qualified for wedding photography now :P.  Okay not really but WOW these are some terrible shots, hahaha!!!

    --Erin

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  2. i really liked that article on sewing.  i just got a sewing machine... and while i might not be confident enough to make a full-on dress yet, it made me really excited to try things on it!  yay!  and i've seen you are not a photographer before... omg!  x

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  3. I love Portland, I lived in Eugene, OR for 12 years, it is amazing there!  loved the photography link you provided, great lighting tips for indoors!  

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  4. Haha, love the Schnauzer print! 
    {Em ♥ teatreevintage.blogspot.com}

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