Friday Links :: Giveaways, Illustrations, Christmas Song

Liberty fabric and candle
On Tuesday I met in London with a friend and she gave me this lovely homemade soy candle and pretty Liberty fabric. Which reminded me of some fabric (top) that I have been hoarding for years. I just can’t bring myself to use it, it’s so pretty… :-)

Right now there are two happy chances of winning a copy of Mandalas to Embroider. Yay! Visit the myBearpaw blog to enter (and read a lovely review!) and/or visit Cloud Craft on Instagram to enter their giveaway.

100 Questions to Spark Conversation. Or maybe just get to know yourself better?

Cut-Out Ink and Pen Illustrations of London’s Oldest Pubs and Other Landmarks.

What happens to light in clouds?

A treat I always think of as very Christmas-y is brændte mandler. The literal translation is ‘burned almonds’ but they aren’t actually burned, they are covered in a hard sugar layer. They are delicious. I came across a recipe which is safer than trying to deal with melted sugar, Veganske brændte mandler lavet i ovnen med aquafaba. The recipe is in Danish, but I’m sure Google will help you with a translation. I’m definitely going to try this. :-)

Artist Who ‘Paints’ Japanese Landscapes With Excel.

Are you planning on opening a shop on your own website? I recommend Ecwid. I’ve been using it for years. It is easy to use and you can customize it if you want to. You can even embed it in a WordPress site. The thing I really like about it is that digital products (like my embroidery patterns) are included in all but the free plan, it’s not an option you have to pay extra for. Try Ecwid here. (Full disclosure: I get a commission from all paid accounts using that link.)

I think it’s ok to start listening to Christmas music now, isn’t it? Well, to be honest, I started in late November. ;-) One song I have been enjoying is Vanessa Carlton’s version of John Lennon’s Happy Xmas (War Is Over).

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