Review: Curio & Crochet

Back in September I heard that one of the people I follow on tumblr, foresthoney, had opened her shop, selling handmade crochet items and hand blended herbal teas. Straight away I noticed a hat she had made, that seemed to be screaming at me but I was in two minds whether I should get it or not as the colour was not in my “safe zone” (black/green/dark purple or green/brown), so I left it for a while.

For the rest of the week I decided to annoy myself by keep checking up on the item seeing if it had sold or not. The owner at this time had announced a discount offer (…until the end of October, I’m going to give 10% off to my tumblr followers using coupon code “Tumblr10” [x]) which gave me another reason to purchase this item.

With items that I have ordered they tend to take 2-3 weeks to get here especially when they are coming from America, so on Saturday (11th) I was really surprised to see the item was at my door.
The item was wrapped in a thin layer of organza fabric and attached to that was a small bag of lavender which made everything smell absolutely lovely (lavender is also one of my favourite herbs, so she get extra thumbs up for this).

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DSCF1050The hat itself is lovely and soft and normally I have some problem with certain materials as they cling to my fingernails and make me cringe with the feeling I get, but the yarn that is used for this hat doesn’t irritate me at all. When I’m wearing it, the hat doesn’t feel too thick on my head either and seems to fit nicely as well. As for the colour, I’m really enjoying having something that is bold and not in my usual safe zone, something that stands out but not so much that it is making me self conscious.

The owner listed this item at a lower price due to an error that was made towards the brim, in all honestly I couldn’t even tell where the error was and when I’m wearing it I can’t notice anything either. The owner has made a fantastic job of this item and I am so pleased to own it.

Where to find Curio & Crochet


My Top 5 Favourite Jewellery

A few days ago I decided to go through my jewellery and see what should be sent to charity and which should be kept. I ended up throwing most of my items to my local charity shop, could not believe how much jewellery I had kept over the years.
This gave me an idea to do a post on what my top 5 favourite jewellery would be.

5. Triskele earrings

I am in love with the triskele design and most of my current jewellery has this design. These were given to me by mum for my 23rd birthday.

4. Charm bracelet

This was given to me for my 21st from my oldest sister and now when anyone can either for my birthday or for Christmas they will try to get me a charm to be added to it. I love this so much, it is very simple but the meaning to it is huge.

3. Cross necklace

I never wear this necklace and I don’t think I ever will. But the reason it is one of my favourites is because my parents bought this for me on my 18th. My mum always wanted to get me a cross necklace for keepsakes and she thought this would be really good for me as it wasn’t the traditional style.

2. Triskele ring

I never used to wear rings because my fingers were an odd shape and they just wouldn’t feel comfortable, but when I saw this design I knew I just had to have it, every time I went to buy it it was out of stock, when last Christmas came round my partner had bought me this as I wouldn’t stop going on about it. Now I wear it all the time.

1. Amethyst, triskele and ankh necklace

I know this is technically cheating but these are the 3 necklaces that I always wear every single day and I now count these as one. If I don’t wear them I feel naked. These necklaces help me to calm down, if I am worried or stressed I always grab them, in a way they are my comfort blankets.

Natures Own Ankle Boot

I normally don’t talk about shoes or boots on this blog because well the style that I wear would not please anyone at all. I have to wear EEE (ultra wide fitting) boots or shoes as my feet are very awkward and I have never felt comfortable with normal fitting shoes.
Sometimes it gets difficult when finding shoes with this fitting as hardly any shoe will feel comfortable. I saw some boots on Ambrose Wilson and took a chance in buying them, hoping they will actually be good for me and thankfully they are.
I am in love with these boots, as soon as I put them on they felt perfect. They have a tiny bit of a heel which I am not used to either (I always wear flats as I tend to fall over easily, more on that a bit later on in the blog) but that doesn’t change my mind about these, they are just that comfortable.
The colour of them is a bit shocking as well as I never go for any other colour but black, so to have this colour in my collection is a bit of a shock for me but they just look so nice and its encouraging me to step away from black 🙂