Archive | November, 2013

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale!

29 Nov

If you haven’t already started, then now is the perfect time to get on with your Christmas shopping! ImageThis weekend I am holding a Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale in my Etsy shop and everything has been marked down by 15%!

ImageThe Candy Tree is currently offering a wide range of goodies that are just perfect for giving. From Cross Stitch Christmas Cards, to bImageeautiful sterling silver jewellery and my new range of knitted hats which are ideal for keeping warm in these cold months. Of course you could always treat yourself to a new scarf whilst you’re at it!

The sale runs from first thing on Friday morning right the way through to midnight on Monday (GMT). There is no need to mess around with coupon codes as all of my products have already been marked down by 15%.

Happy Shopping!

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Wordless Wednesday – South Queensferry at Dusk

13 Nov

The Week Ahead – Hats and Scarves and Cards, Oh My!

11 Nov

Last week I had a little break from my blog – I was concentrating on getting my new slouchy beanie hats ready to list and was working on a custom merino wool ribbed scarf. This was the first time I had used this 100% merino chunky wool and it was a dream to knit with. Lovely and soft with great stitch definition. DSC_0416

2013-11-04 21.52.43I have also started knitting a new diamond patterned scarf which combined with this multi-coloured chunky yarn creates a Fair Isle style (but not nearly as complicated!) I still intend to teach myself the Fair Isle knitting technique, but that might have to wait until the Christmas holidays!

Speaking of holidays, I’ve been working on more Christmas card designs and just love this geeky QR code design! When scanned, this design simply shows the message ‘Merry Christmas!’, but the ChristmasQRCard1beauty of QR codes is that they can be programmed to read any message you like (up to 200 characters). They can even link to a photo or website address. Just get in touch if you would like to order a custom QR code design!

So what’s next? I’m so pleased with my new beanie hats, and once I’ve finished this chunky diamond scarf I’m going to create a new pattern to broaden my range – keep ‘em peeled!