d.i.y.friday ~ How to Knit a Simple Turtleneck Sweater Vest

This week on my instagram page,
I unleashed the show ‘n tell pics
of the knitted sweater vests
I made for the little bears!

Yes. They were completely thrilled
to receive these handmade lovlies.

And now you can make your family
as HAPPY as I made mine!!

First thing first,
You need to know how to knit.

Here’s a great tutorial
to get you started!!


Wow! She really makes it simple huh?

Great! So now you know how to knit!! Cool!!

Now I am going to send you away for the pattern
because it is not my own but –

I WILL GIVE YOU A HEAD’S UP,
it’s so easy.

For all three sections
(front, back and neck)
You just cast on 47 stitches
and then knit to the length that suits you.

When you’ve got your 3 sections finished,
Sew them together with your yarn.
Great tutorials how to do that
over at Wool and the Gang!!


I used Hometown Bulky yarn
Size 10 needles

To make this vest smaller,
You can cast on less for smaller sized front & backs
but still keep the neck at 47 stitches
So you can get it over their heads.

Learned this the hard way!!!

Click the picture below for the pattern:

Although, lol, maybe I should mention
it’s not in English!

Don’t let that stop you!!

Just copy and paste
http://bycila.blogspot.se/2013/11/lattstickad-troja.html
into:
Translate Tool

 

Happy Knitting!!!

Much love,  Sadie

 

You Can Raise Your Vibration

You have the power
to raise your vibration!!

You have the ability
to think good thoughts. 

You have the free will to make
choices that will benefit this world. 

You have the power
to choose how you want
to feel in every moment. 

You have talents and gifts
you can share with others. 

You can control
your energy,
your thoughts,
your reactions,
your words, and,
your decisions.

You have the power
to raise your vibration
to feel good
to love yourself
to love humanity
to love Gaia Earth.

Now is the time to heal yourself. 
Now is the time to heal the planet. 
Now is the time to help heal others.
Now is the time to raise your vibration.

You have the power to choose. 

You have the power to uplift. 

You have the power
to elevate your mindset. 

Allow yourself to be lifted
into energy that feels good!! 

You have the power
to raise your vibration!!

Therapeutic Touch Tuesdays

A few years ago,
it was a family tradition
to do Monday Night Massages. 

Well, it turns out that Mondays
can be kind of chaotic –
so that good idea 
sort of fell by the wayside. 

My intentions have reemerged
again in 2017 and we’ve now bumped
it up a day and relabeled it: 

Therapeutic Touch Tuesday

That way, it can encompass
all types of massage,
reflexology, shiatsu,
pressure points with acupressure,
healing stone work, reiki,
bodywork, and even,
good old fashion foot rubs. 

And that gives me an idea,
if we should forget all about
Therapeutic Touch Tuesday…
We will just follow up with a makeup day –
Foot Rub Friday!! 

Doesn’t that sound nice?

Make some new family traditions
for yourself and loved ones
this new year! 

Take care of each other!! 


Ps. Massage table from JCPenney lol 

Resolve to Slow Down in the New Year

 

A little new years doodle really needs to take place.

It’s one thing to talk of slowing down,
focusing and taking time to feel creative –
and another, to INTEND it to happen.

Seriously, every day – insist it MUST happen in your life!

Find something that zones you into zen &
chills out your brain for a bit –

Find something to focus intently on,
while slowing & regulating your breathing.

Some ideas:

drawing, doodling, painting,
knitting, kneading bread,
taking pictures of the world around you,
yoga, meditating,
listening to music lying down with eyes closed,
soaking in a hot bath, stretching,
staring into space blankly while drooling –
whatever works for you!

Just find ways to be peaceful & still… every day.

Make it top priority to connect with the peace inside of you.

Wishing you lots of Love – Bliss –
and the Freedom to just BE in the New Year!!

Love you lots ~ Sadie

d.i.y.friday ~ Make Natural Face Cream with vanilla bean & lavender!

This face cream should come with a warning
because it will smell so good!!!

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Lavender & Vanilla bean Face Cream
– 1 1/2 tbsp wax http://www.iherb.com/frontier-natural…
– 1/2 cup distilled water
– 10 drops lavender essential oil http://www.iherb.com/now-foods-essent…
– 1 tsp drops calendula oil
– 1 tsp vitamin e oil http://www.iherb.com/rexall-sundown-n…
– 3 tbsp coconut oil
– 6 tbsp almond or avocado oil http://www.iherb.com/now-foods-soluti…
– 1/2 vanilla pods beans

Melt the oils and wax together. Pour into a blender and allow to cool to room temperature -choose a cool place in the house to do this – then add vanilla beans and put the blender on high speed. Drip the water in slowly over a couple of minutes and then you will notice it thickens into a nice cream. Pour into clean dry jar/s and store in cool dry place X