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featured : a wee interview over at One Sheepish Girl

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Good morning! It is such a relief to see the sun shining over Edinburgh today, still bitterly cold mind you but it gives me some hope that spring hasn't forgotten us entirely... let's just gloss over that fact that the snow will be back with a vengeance tomorrow, shall we!?

Today I am having a wee bit of a day off since this day only comes around but once a year! But I do have something lovely for you, I did a wee interview with the super lovely Meredith over at One Sheepish Girl. So if you would like to see 'What's In My Yarn Bag?' go take a closer peek...

My 'What's In My Yarn Bag?' interview over at One Sheepish Girl | Emma Lamb

Happy Thursday everyone! I would say 'happy spring' but you know... it's not really!
Emma, x

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blog crush : Citrusandorange

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blog crush : Citrusandorange | Emma Lamb

I am sure many of you are already huge fans of Citrusandorange, the absolutely gorgeous blog by Susana Oliveira, but if you're not here is a wee peek of what you are missing. I know, right! So, so beautiful! I have been a long time fan of Susana's work and she has been a regular contributor to 'making eveyday beautiful'.


Over the last few weeks though I have been especially loving her festive styling where she mixes traditional morrocan inspired pieces with lots of vintage mid century Christmas decorations (her collection of hand painted mercury glass baubles is enviable!) in the most stunning colour combinations. Endless golden tones mixed with vintage shades of pink, warm turquoise and mint with hints of lilac and holly green. Festive pastels at their absolute best!

blog crush : Citrusandorange | Emma Lamb
All images: Susana Oliveira for Citrusandorange

Susana also styles dessert and birthday table settings and, as well as her lovely blog, you can see more of her work on her Pinterest pages and her Facebook pages.

Emma, x

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lobster & swan : matchbox challenge

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Lobster & Swan, February Matchbox a Day challenge | Emma Lamb

Have you been by Lobster and Swan recently to see what the lovely Jeska is up to? If you have then you will be quite keen to pop on over there today to see the start of her lovely new matchbox challenge.

Jeska has confessed to being obsessed with vintage matchboxes and has longed to do a wee project with her collection that contains such treasures as vintage postage stamps and snippets of broken jewellery. So for the month of February she has set herself the challenge of turning 29 of these wee boxes into miniature, and I'm guessing highly collectible, works of art. I say 'highly collectible' as she will be offering each of them up for sale in her Etsy shop and donating the proceeds to her husbands chosen charity as he runs the London marathon!

You can follow Jeska's matchbox challenge on her beautiful blog and see the gorgeous creations she comes up with based on the daily themes she has set herself. Not only that but you can also join in if you wish to as we have all been invited to get creative with any wee matchboxes we might have handy, yay! I know I have one or two boxes lying around that my crafty fingers are keen to get hold of, not quite twenty nine I know but it will be fun to play along just a wee bit!

Do stop by Lobster and Swan to find out all the details and see the first matchbox, that is 'The Airmail One' pictured above. I love it already!

Emma, x

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Celebrate Color : time for a celebration!

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Hello my lovelies!

Today I am so excited as at last I can share some wonderful news with you all, news about a three month long blogging event that starts today, yay! So without further ado, let me introduce you to Celebrate Color!

Celebrate Color

This fabulous celebration was dreamt up by the lovely Rachel Hauser, of Stitched in Color and is in honour of one of the most creative season's we have. The autumn! Or the fall if you are one of my lovely American friends! It is about inspiration and community (with one or two contests and prizes thrown in for good measure!) and about celebrating all things autumnal through our crafting.

a few crafty snippets from around my wee studio

Over the next three months Rachel, myself and the lovely ladies that are Mollie, of Wild Olive, and Shannon, from luvinthemommyhood, will be bringing you inspiration for projects with mood boards, guest posts, tutorials and round-ups of fabulous materials and supplies. Between the four of us we have a bunch of posts lined up for each week of this event that will cover all aspects of crafting including crochet, knitting, dressmaking, embroidery, kids art and more. So I am sure that each and every one of you will discover something you'll love! Oh, and as this project is all about community we really want you guys to join us and there are a bunch of ways you can take part.

Celebrate Color
To help launch Celebrate Color you can grab this handy dandy wee button to display on your own lovely blog and if you would like to do a wee post to tell everyone what autumn colour is to you that would be fabulous! Of course the best way to get involved would be to make yourself busy with a few autumn inspired crafty projects and enter them into the monthly prize draws. There are four categories in all that you can submit your lovely projects to...

1. Fabric {Home Decor}: quilts, pillows, runners, etc. Think anything at all for a home.
2. Fabric {Wearables}: clothing, bags, accessories (like jewelry). If it goes on the body and it's made of fabric, it totally counts.
3. Yarn: anything knit or crocheted. Really, anything.
4. Needlepoint: with elements of hand embroidery, crewel, cross stitch, etc. The finished item is probably sewn, but needlepoint is an important design element. This category spans a hoop for the wall, a bag embellished with embroidery, and even a quilted item that is decoratively hand quilted.

You can find all the nitty gritty details up on the main Celebrate Color page over on Rachel's fabulous blog under the 'how to enter' link. In fact everything you will need to know will be posted on this main Celebrate Color page, think of it as the hub for the whole event. At the moment a few of the links don't lead anywhere but they will just as soon as things get underway and we have lots of lovely posts to link to.

a few crafty snippets from around my wee studio

Really, I can't think of a more perfect way to bring our creative community together for a wee spot of seasonal inspiration and crafting... so exciting! Oh, an I'm not really keen on mentioning the 'C' word just yet, but what better motivation do you need to get a head start on all those pressies you're planning to make this year!? Come on, join in the festivities with Celebrate Color.

Emma, x

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tasty treats : the most perfect cup?

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Ah, one of my most favourite things about Pinterest is seeing the sheer joy people have for searching out the most gorgeous looking tasty treat recipes. Especially when those tasty treats feature chocolate high up in the ingredients list... ;)

As you all know I am a self confessed chocolate addict, but what you might not know is that I am completely rubbish when it comes to whipping up tasty treats with the stuff. Yes I occasionally dabble... I did make these for myself and yes they were very yummy, but so ridiculously addictive too and I ate almost a whole bar of Green & Black's in one sitting, which even for me is a wee bit excessive! But my dabbling is always with very simple recipes, ones that don't have a high dairy content, which I'm shouldn't eat a lot of. That is such a huge sticking point when it comes to the most yummy looking chocolate recipes, they are always laced with lashings of butter and double cream... *sigh* ...That's why I'm always on the lookout for simple and adaptable ideas and that's why I was completely smitten when I saw these yummy chocolate cups...

Hot Chocolate : recipe by A Taste of Koko | Emma Lamb
Image: with kind permission from Jane Ko, of A Taste of Koko. Recipe: Hot Chocolate.

Apart from the cream and coffee (another 'no-no' for me), I love the idea of the chocolate, rum and cayenne pepper combo. And I'm thinking it would work perfectly with a super simple mousse I make, extremely thick coconut milk and Nutella whipped together then chilled to set... maybe with a dash of rum or even the cayenne pepper in there. Oh, and I just had a thought of topping if off with delicious rum soaked raspberries. Yum!

Wishing you lots of chocolaty goodness,
Emma, x

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