3. Making time for creativity | un:CUT - the makers' podcast
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Episode 3: making time for creativity 

Today Atia will be chatting to Alice and Juliet about how to make time for crafting when life is already so busy. We talk about why it’s important to us to include making in our daily lives and some tips and tricks we use to get the most out of our limited crafting time!

WeCrochet Podcast
WeCrochet Podcast
WeCrochet
Some of Your Crochet Questions Answered
Whether you're brand new to crochet or have been doing it for decades, questions about a pattern, yarn or technique can come up. In this episode of the WeCrochet Podcast, we added an extra person to our team and we answer some your most important crochet inquiries. First, meet Katelyn, our new Outreach Coordinator (what does that job title mean? Katelyn does just about everything associated with our crochet patterns)! Heather throws her into the deep end with some questions as part of Meet the Team: Lightning Edition. Next, don't miss our 12 Weeks of Gifting: We're giving away a free crochet pattern every week until mid-December, to help get you ready for gift-giving season. Find out how to get these patterns! Finally, Sara, Heather, and Katelyn put their heads together to tackle your crochet-related Frequently Asked Questions. Does this stitch have a name? Does Right Side / Wrong Side really matter? Is hook size important? We'll give answers, opinions (both informed and un-informed), and maybe we'll all learn a thing or two. Mentioned in this Episode:  Hawthorne Yarn Palette Yarn WeCrochet Magazine Issue 2 12 Weeks of Gifting  Foundation Stitches Guide to hooks  Meet the team Katelyn  Extended single crochet in best stitches for tapestry crochet  Podcast episode about gauge  Foundation stitches tutorials  How to get a straight edge in Crochet  Joining yarn: Knit Picks video  Russian join  Felted join  The Hook Nook Ends Weaver tool  Magic circle video tutorial  Stitch Fiddle  Stitch Works Software   Making charts with spreadsheet blog post  Right Side/Wrong Side stitch marker  Get a Knit Picks catalog  Connecting Threads catalog  Episode 16: The Art & Business of Crochet Ashley Stallsworth of A Crafty Concept site  Episode 19: Crochet Self-Care  Timestamps: 0:00 The Introduction 3:06 Meet Katelyn! 10:33 12 Weeks of Gifting 11:34 Frequently Asked Questions 46:32 Credits
48 mins
How to Decorate
How to Decorate
Ballard Designs
Ep. 163: designer Breegan Jane
In this episode, we sit down with the multi-talented Breegan Jane. She is an LA-based designer, entrepreneur, lifestyle blogger, TV personality, children’s book author, and mother. She’s been featured on HGTV, the Hallmark Channel, and more. We talk with Breegan about using design as a way to keep some order and cleanliness in the house, tips that we can learn from a 23-bathroom house, and how to keep things fresh and new using what we already have while at home with our family. What You’ll Hear on This Episode: How Breegan’s impressive and diverse resume has helped to shape her design style and visual expression. What exactly designing a 23-bathroom house entails. What kind of tips designers learn from their clients that they use for their own homes. How Breegan uses design to keep order and cleanliness with two young sons in the house. Why Breegan insists her 4 and 6-year-old share a bedroom (at least for now). How you can transition spaces, especially as we are at home more, without buying all new things. The opportunities and challenges Breegan has faced while working on HGTV’s Extreme Makeover and how she balances work and motherhood. Breegan talks about her go-to elements for glamour and what she calls “modern approachable luxury” including mixing textures. In our Decorating Dilemma, we dive deep into modernizing a space with color tones and having faith in the changes your designers suggest. Mentioned In This Episode: Breegan Jane Breegan on Instagram Breegan on Facebook Breegan on Twitter HGTV Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Decorating Dilemma Breegan thinks you know your biggest problem; you just have to be willing to fix it! The color tone in that wood is really dating the space. If you were to paint or stain over those cabinets in white, put two new pendants lights over the kitchen island and add a rug with some color in that space—you would be done! If you (or your husband) are not willing to part with the wood aesthetic, you could paint the kitchen white and try to ebonize the wood with a dark stain. Any color that gets you away from the yellow tone in the wood is really going to modernize it; you could do white, grey, brown or black. You already have a great, neutral style in your home and then you can accent it with any color you want; maybe even some fun bold-patterned drapery. There’s no getting around that dated tone, unfortunately, but you have a beautiful space with wonderful natural light! It may be labor-intensive, but you could do this yourself and it’s not very expensive. In terms of the backsplash? Leave it! You don’t need it and then you can put that money into the other things we recommended. Please report back, Megan! __________________________________________________________________________ To sort of play devil’s advocate, Caroline thinks you could start by painting the doors, trim and fireplace while leaving the kitchen alone. Breaking up the uniformity of the space will help it look less dated. If you start small, you can get your husband on board with bigger changes.
1 hr 6 mins
Knitmoregirls's Podcast
Knitmoregirls's Podcast
The Knitmore Girls- Jasmin and Gigi
Maximum Fang- Episode 597 - The Knitmore Girls
This week's episode is sponsored by: Carry your creativity with Erin Lane Bags! Whether you show your fiber fandom with the woolly wonder Sheepleverse, or dive into history with the Curiosities collection, our project bags, totes, and hook and needle organizers are at the ready to keep your hobby happy. When was the last time your knitting yarn was a work of art? Infinite Twist produces one-of-a-kind semi-solid gradients featuring speckles, high-lights, low-lights, and gorgeous color transitions. From 700 y Giant Gradients to 200 y matching sock sets, Infinite Twist Gradients will hold your interest from cast on to bind off. See the currently available gradients at infinitetwist.com, or be the first to know when new colors are posted by signing up for our newsletter at infinitetwist.com/newsletter-signup Have you ever had to frog because you forgot a step several rows back? Or lost your spot because you dropped your magnet board or lost track with your highlighter tape? Instead of wrestling with paper, use the knitCompanion app. It keeps you on track so you can knit more and frog less. knitCompanion works with ALL your patterns and is available for apple, android and kindle fire devices. Do you know what October is a great time for? Making the switch to an all-natural deodorant. Our long-time sponsors LoLo Body Care have the best product for when you’re ready to swap out your conventional deodorant for an aluminum-free, probiotic deodorant. LoLo’s Pitty Perfect glides on smoothly, doesn't cake or crumble, or leave white streaks. Their effective recipe contains natural ingredients that work together to kill odor-causing bacteria and keep you smelling fresh. Choose from Bergamot, Cucumber Melon, or Lavendar Rose Geranium scents. If you prefer no scent at all, LoLo even has a version called Plain Jane. Check them all out at LoLoBody.com. The One minute PUPdate: Han's GoFundMe link On the Needles:(0:37) Gigi's new arbitrary knitting rule: finish something out of the UFO bin before casting on something new. She did some top stitching to finish a blouse from the Beginning Clothing Construction class at West Valley. Jasmin is making slow progress, 2rd to last stripe on her Match and Move shawl. It’s perfect for waiting. (by Martina Behm #behmalong); knitting it in Black Cat Fibers Nomad Sock. Gigi finished the 4th pair of Xmas socks, in purple. She found the missing ball of yarn for the third pair. Jasmin is nearly at the armholes on her adult Bandit cardigan by Jacqueline Cieslak in Little Skein Harvest Sport in “Sugar Maple.” #MatchyMatchyKAL Gigi added I cord edges to finish the Ridgeline cowls, Jasmin is nearly finished with the Dragonfish sweater for Rex #ProjectSweaterChest Gigi is working on another cowl with the (Ravelry link) Knitmore cowl dimensions in Onyx yarn. Jasmin talked about buttons from the Button Emporium from Mavis for the Toni cardigan. Check your voter registration here. Here's the Vote Tracker Gigi finished knitting the emPower the People cowl in Neighborhood Fiber Company DK in Remington. Jasmin started her Toni Cardigan, in TheDyeProject’s Ecola Worsted “Justice” Gigi worked on Baby bear hats. Five have ears now Gigi started a pair of Non-Euclidean socks out of Patons Kroy in Mexicala stripes. Events:(27:27) The Operation Sock Drawer book will be published in October. Call Hicklebees for a PERSONALIZED, SIGNED preorder; we’ll be doing a live signing on October 12th at 11am PST! We’ll be doing a live Zoomcast with the Stockinette Zombies on October 10th at 11AM PST/1PM CDT, which you can watch here. Pacific International Quilt Fest Oct 15-18 has been cancelled Bay Area Fiber Fair! Ends October 15, 2020 XRX Stitches at Home Halloween craft all the things hosted by the Knitgirllls 9/15/2020 to 10/31/2020 #KALloween/ #CALloween! Mother Knows Best:(33:32) I knit, therefore I am When Knitting Attacks: (37:29) Gigi was working on the rainbow cowl. Christmas socks , she misplaced 2nd ball of 3rd pair. Knits in Space:(39:29) Acorn TV Great British Bake -Off Walks with My Dog Walks through some of the UKs most gorgeous landscapes. British actors, and the dogs sometimes get to wear go pros. Another episode of Savile Row. And Sew On:(47:37) Gigi is taking a virtual tailoring class at Cañada college.
52 mins
Decorating Tips and Tricks
Decorating Tips and Tricks
Bespoke FM
Top Pinterest Trends Discussed
We love Pinterest, and unlike the experts telling us what the trends are, when we look at Pinterest, it can tell us what is trending with real people. Let's dive in. Here are a few of our favorite pins. PINS: One of Kelly's favorite outdoor fall decor pins - click thru to see 19 beautiful doors and porches elegantly decorated. Get inspired HERE. (https://www.pinterest.com/pin/134122895138031849/?nic_v2=1a21itIUJ) Anita loves this pin about growing your own microgreens HERE (https://www.pinterest.com/pin/1055599892665018/) Home office ideas pin that Kelly has pinned HERE (https://www.pinterest.com/pin/703756181850481/?nic_v2=1a21itIUJ). Anita loves the idea of an indoor garden room. She loves this garden room pin HERE (https://www.pinterest.com/pin/79727855893290837/) Workout at home pin - Kelly's favorite workout with Heather Robertson. Click HERE (https://www.pinterest.com/pin/178736678951130640/?nic_v2=1a21itIUJ) to get to Heather's FREE 12 week challenge. Interested in home brewing? Check out this pin HERE (https://www.pinterest.com/pin/13721973853238876/) Looking for a granny pod? There's a cool one HERE (https://www.pinterest.com/pin/3096293482607066/) This gorgeous coffee station is is gorgeous! Check it out HERE (https://www.pinterest.com/pin/70437465543036/) Kelly's crush is the grey Ludlow pedestal table from Lamp's Plus. See it HERE (https://www.lampsplus.com/products/ludlow-28-inch-high-gray-slate-accent-table__77n57.html). Join Kelly on the new FREE home & garden app Smart Healthy Green Living HERE (https://shgliving.com/joinkelly). Check out Shoptagr HERE (https://www.clkmg.com/shoptagr_inc/mysoulfulhome)and save $ when you shop online. Find Diane James Home on Instagram HERE (https://www.instagram.com/dianejameshome/) Have a look at the "Quiet Charm" arrangement by Diane James Home. The subtle fall colors are a favorite of Kelly. See it HERE (https://www.dianejameshome.com/store/bouquets/petite/Quiet-Charm) and use the code DTT for 15% off your purchase at Diane James Home. The hot topic is HERE (https://www.housebeautiful.com/design-inspiration/a34166192/skinny-blue-london-home/) You can see the actual listing for this home HERE (https://www.winkworth.co.uk/properties/sales/goldhawk-road-shepherds-bush-w12/SHE121014#about) _ We participate in the Amazon affiliate program, so if you make a purchase thru our links we may receive a small fee from Amazon. Our participation in no way effects the price you pay._ Anita's crush is this charming gift set of Taylor's tea HERE (https://amzn.to/3jxj4Da) Kelly's crush is the Ludlow table HERE (https://www.lampsplus.com/products/ludlow-28-inch-high-gray-slate-accent-table__77n57.html) Sign up for our insider emails here on our site. Click HERE (https://mailchi.mp/8791ceb431db/dtt) and enter your address. If you have a moment we would so appreciate it if you left a review for DTT on iTunes. Just go HERE (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/decorating-tips-and-tricks/id1199677372?ls=1&mt=2) and click listen in apple podcasts. Thanks in advance! xx, Kelly & Anita
42 mins
The Montessori Notebook podcast :: a Montessori parenting podcast with Simone Davies
The Montessori Notebook podcast :: a Montessori parenting podcast with Simone Davies
Simone Davies, Montessori teacher and parent
S1 E12 Your Montessori questions answered by me
Happy to be back with another Q&A episode. So many valuable questions, it was hard to choose! I've selected the most commonly asked questions as well as a few less often asked but useful to answer as I haven't seen them often discussed elsewhere. In this episode I answer your questions about: * when you learn about Montessori, make some changes, and things seem to be getting worse rather than better * how much to let our children play independently and how much to do together like cooking, playing football together etc * how much to show our child how to play with an activity vs letting them explore for themselves * a child who has never put away toys and when asked says, "you do it" * training to become a Montessori teacher * whether picture to picture matching is a Montessori activity or not * ideas for integrating Montessori into the early infant days * dealing with a toddler who is avoiding bedtime and using every excuse and getting up constantly * not interfering with the child and observing them, but feeling like they could be doing something more interesting or meaningful themselves * dealing with family who buy lots of battery-powered toys without being ungrateful * what to do when friends have battery-powered toys and merchandised toys that you don't allow them at home * how to arrange a sleeping area for a newborn and 3 year old * what I recommend as a crash course for beginners * applying Montessori with children with special needs, ie, physical and learning difficulties * what type of children Montessori is best for * how to talk to a family member who cares for your infant but is not in agreement with the Montessori approach * talking with a young child about upcoming medical procedures, scars etc * finding space for Montessori with a 4 year old and 6 month old in a small space * what to do when your 18-month old keeps getting to the sink to play with water * dealing with a child screaming with frustration So many fun questions, right? I hope you all find some useful answers to your Montessori questions. Sadly this episode of the podcast is the last of Season 1. That went by so quick! I don't yet have a date for Season 2, but if you'd like to be kept up to date, be sure to subscribe here to receive my regular e-newsletter with the latest news and always packed full of Montessori inspiration. And in the meantime, there are also lots of podcast episodes in this season to listen to or revisit, you can follow me on Instagram, check out the blog and free resources, and there are lots of online courses to explore too. Til Season 2! Watch this space... *Links from this episode * Click here for full show notes: https://www.themontessorinotebook.com/your-montessori-questions-answered-2/ Want even more Montessori inspiration? - website: themontessorinotebook.com/the-montessori-notebook-podcast - instagram: instagram.com/themontessorinotebook - facebook: facebook.com/themontessorinotebook - my online courses: themontessorinoteb<
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