Too much yarn? Let’s Bust That Yarn Stash

I want to start this post by saying that there really is no such thing as too much yarn. I might have boxes full of it to the point that I’m running out of storage space, but it still isn’t enough and no one can convince me otherwise.

But sometimes you’ve had yarn sitting around for months that you just want to use up. That’s where I can help.

I wanted to use up quite a lot of my yarn collection so I could buy new yarn. So, I sat down and made a list of everything I could do/make to quickly use up my yarn stash.

Since I’m feeling in a sharing mood, I decided to share that list with you all so you can bust your yarn stash too.

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6 Creative Uses For Label Makers

Since buying a Dymo Label Maker, I’ve been feeling the need to label absolutely everything. At first I was just enjoying labelling everything with what they are but then I started to wonder if the Dymo label maker (or any label maker really) had more uses.

I love to get creative so when I started to think of uses for my label maker, I wanted to think of some ideas that weren’t just labeling things. Of course, labelling things will always but fun. But sometimes, you’ve just got to get creative and try some new things.

That’s how I came up with some creative uses for a label maker.

So, here’re some ways that you can great creative with a label maker…

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I’m Learning To Crochet

For most of my life, I’ve know people who can crochet. Whether it was a family member, a friend or someone who I chatted to online, I feel like I knew a lot of talented people. I found myself owning quite a few crocheted pieces that I was gifted from people and I loved all of them. I love the idea that someone put all that time and effort into making a blanket, gloves, scarf or whatever else, just for me. It warms my heart that someone would put effort and time into something for little old me.

Since I love the look of crochet, I wanted to try it out for myself. I’ve tried a few time in the past but I was never able to stick it out.

I recently tweeted out that I wanted to be able to crochet and people’s responses were so lovely that I decided to give it another go for myself.

So, I set off on a mission to start learning how to crochet..

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Four People You Should Be Writing Letters To

The art of handwritten letters are dying. It’s sad but it’s true. Letters are the art of the past, a way to hold on to a moment or to share a memory. Letters are special and we shouldn’t let them die.

That is why I’m trying to bring back handwritten letters.

But if you’re not sure who to write a letter to then keep on reading..

Your Grandparents

All of my Grandparents have passed away now but I seriously wish that I had written them a letter while they were still alive. Simon has a letter from his Grandad that he treasures and I wish that my Grandparents and I could have shared a moment like that.

Your Grandparents are special because they have seen your parents grow up as well as yourself. They have witnessed two generations of their own in their lifetime and they deserve to be congratulated for being there every time anyone fell down. Grandparents aren’t so used to all this modern technology so it would be nice to remind them of the good old days but sending them a letter.

Your old best friend

You know that old friend who you no longer speak to much or you just fell out of touch with. Well get writing because you need to tell them about how important they were to you.

Tell them about your favourite memories with them and tell them all about how they made you feel. Guaranteed, they will appreciate the thought and you may even become friends again.

Your ex

You probably won’t want to write this letter but it’s an important one. Thank them. They broke your heart and thanks to them, you now know how to mend it.

They helped you to turn into the stronger person that you are today. Sometimes it’s just not meant to be and the earlier you learn this, the better.

Your favourite childhood teacher

You favourite childhood teacher was there for you while you struggled through the school years. Let’s be honest, school sucked but those teachers who were there for you just made it that little bit more bearable.

For me, it’s Dr Davies, my old maths teacher. Thank you for believe in me when I didn’t believe in myself. Thank you for continually pushing me and making me a better person.

Who are you going to be writing letters to? Let’s bring back handwritten letters..

Two Of The Best Ways To Find A Penpal

I have been snail mailing for five years on and off and I still love it. There’s nothing more special than receiving a handwritten letter in the post.

Whenever I tell people about my love of penpals, one of the things that they always seem to ask is how I find my penpals. Since finding a penpal seems to be the question that most people have, I figured that it only makes sense to write a post to explain the best two ways to find a penpal and star snail mailing.

So you want to get into snail mail? By how?

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