Monday, 31 December 2012

Calendar Of the Soul - Week 39



Surrendered to the spirit's revelation,

I win back the light of cosmic being.
It grows and grows,
enlightening me,
to give myself back to me.


And this feeling of self--

awakening--
unravels itself
out of my strength
as a thinker.


- Rudolf Steiner

Monday, 24 December 2012

Festive Greetings


Before I start my Festive Blog Break I would like to wish all of you, my wonderful readers, a wonderful festive season and a fantabulous start to 2013.

I will be back in Blogland from the 1st of January 2013 onwards.

Hope to see you all again then :)

Keep warm and well.

x
Natalie

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Tutorial Thursdays

Welcome all to Tutorial Thursdays on Marigolds' Loft.

This is the place where I will bring you a tutorial of sorts every Thursday.

Not only do I share something with you, but I would thoroughly love it if you joined in too.

This is your opportunity to link up your weekly crafts and creativeness for all to enjoy.

That all said, I unfortunately do not have a tutorial to share with you today as I have been so busy getting prepared for the festive season (as I am sure all of you out there also have been).

Here are some of the Tutorials I have posted recently.






Please feel free to visit one that happens to tickle your fancy.
You can find other Tutorials that I have made throughout the year above in the Tutorial Tab or in the left side bar.

Thank you so much to all of you who linked up their amazing work last week. I always try to visit each and every one of you.

Amazingly, there was only one link visited last week :( and so I am very proud to feature her work here.



This craft is too adorable, thank you for sharing.

Because there weren't too many visitors bloghopping this week, I am featuring my favourite 3 from last week:


Definitely not just something for this time of the year, I can think of many other occasions where I would like to try this :)


Sooooooo cute, just had to post it because of the picture :D


I love this idea, thank you so much :)

Your Posts have all been Pinned on the Tutorial Thursday Board.


Please feel free to grab yourself a button below if you haven't already...

”Marigolds
If you would like the chance to be featured on next week's Tutorial Thursdays, please link up your recent crafts below. 

I am always thrilled to be able to visit each and every one of the links that I find linked up.

Rules for the Linky Party:
  • Be a Follower of Marigolds' Loft, this is not a MUST, but I would appreciate it :)
  • Grab my button below and showcase it somewhere on your blog OR create a visible link.
  • Do not Link if you are selling something. 
  • Be sure to only link the relevant Blogpost and not your whole blog.
  • Do visit the at least 2 other posts linked below, it is always nice to receive visitors :)
  • In linking below you are giving me the permission to use of your image if it is being featured the following week. If I am unable to use your image I can unfortunately not feature you, even if you are the most visited site.
  • Please note: I will remove content that does not abide by the rules mentioned above.    
”Marigolds

  As I am taking a blogging break over the festive season,  I will showcase the 3 most visited links on Thursday the 10th January 2013.

I wish you all a very, merry Festive Season and look forward to partying with you all again in the new year.

x


WIP Wednesday



Well, I am just about done with my Xmas goodies. 
I finished my other cap on Sunday, (Will show you it in its' glory on Friday) and have my Houndstooth scarf blocking as we speak. I hope it will be dry later so I can back it and give it to the recipient tomorrow :)


I did have to admit that I probably won't be managing the mittens to go with the caps and scarves :( If I had until Christmas I would make them with no big stress, but I need to give them away tomorrow, so I don't think I will make it, we will see depends on how adventurous I feel this evening!

The top image is of handmade goodies that I still need to work on today for tomorrow. Will show you the completed projects on Friday.

How is your handmade gift making going? 
Are you done?
I look forward to seeing some of your amazing creations this week on Tutorial Thursday tomorrow.

If you missed my Filofaxiness post this week, you can go HERE to grab your FREE Printable on "Yarn Lurv"

See you tomorrow
x
I will be sharing over at Tamis and Ginnys today.

Monday, 17 December 2012

Calendar of the Souls - Week 37


This is the blissful striving of my heart's desire:

To carry the light of the spirit
into the cosmic winter night,
so that sparkling seeds of my soul
may take root in cosmic soil--

and that the word of God may resound
through the darkness of my senses,
transfiguring my entire existence.

-Rudolf Steiner

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Filofaxiness - Yarn Lurv


Welcome back to the last segment in my knitting section of my Filofax.

Today I am going to take you through my Yarn-Wishlist / Shopping List.

If you missed last weeks post on "The Queue" You can visit it HERE for your FREE Printable.

This is a "Newish" printable that I have created and will probably will be evolving over the next while. 

I usually have so many projects that I would like to undertake, but when I come to ordering for my immediate yarn needs, I always kick myself afterwards when I realize that I could have saved myself some money by buying a little extra yarn to save on postage, but I never quite know which yarns to get.

So, I started a list which I keep in my knitting section, where I can note which yarns are necessary for future "Wanna-be" Projects. This way, if I can, I will try to purchase some of the yarn with my orders so that they go from "Wanna-be" to Definite Projects :)

I would love to hear from you if you use my inserts.
How do they work for you, are there details that still need to be included/excluded?
Let me know I am always open to suggestions.

Please feel free to print out a copy of my inserts for your personal use.

Click on the images below to download your FREE PDF copies.

Note - These pages are for personal usage only and may not be reproduced and/or sold. If you are using my inserts, please give me the credit, thank you.


I have two options of my Yarn Wishlist for you:





Click below to see how I use the inserts.


The next two Sundays will be Filofaxiness Free :( 

Too much to do, to much to prepare, sorry.

I will have my next Filofaxiness Post up for you on the 6th January 2013 (Wow, that feels weird to write!)

I will start the new year introducing you to my new........



Filofax Domino :D YEAH!!!!

See you then, I hope you all have a Fantastic, Filofaxy, Festive Season.
x

Will be sharing with my Link Ups

Friday, 14 December 2012

FO Fridays - Almost on Track

Did you have a good St. Lucia (Lucy) day yesterday?
If you missed my post I showed you how to make these amazingly tasty Saffron buns, especially for the occasion. You can get the recipe HERE


I am so thrilled to have an FO to show you today, makes me feel a little better knowing that I am getting somewhere in my Christmas Pressie department :)

I managed to finish my Wurm so here it is in its' glory:




I will be sharing this post over at LindaTami and Wisdom Begins in Wonder today.

I hope you all have a super weekend. 

Don't forget the next section of Filofaxiness that will be up on Sunday evening. 
The post will be on "Yarn Lurv"

See you then.
x

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Tutorial Thursdays - Traditions


Welcome back to the 3rd last Tutorial Thursday for 2012.


Thank you to all of you who shared their creativeness last week, especially those loyal souls of you out there who come back week after week, I feel so honoured :)



It is always a pleasure to feature those of you who are most visited.



So, without further ado, here last weeks' most visited links:



1. A Vintage Poster with Free Printable by Crystelle @ Crystelle Boutique.
2. Savoury Platter by Linda @ With a Blast
3. Christmas Decorations by Elisabeth @ About Crochet

Well done, your crafts were all wonderful. I have also pinned them on the Tutorial Thursday Board :)




If you haven't already grabbed a button, please feel free to grab yourself one below :) 


”Marigolds
If you would like the chance to be featured on next week's Tutorial Thursdays, please link up your recent crafts below. 

I am always thrilled to be able to visit each and every one of the links that I find linked up.

Rules for the Linky Party:
  • Be a Follower of Marigolds' Loft, this is not a MUST, but I would appreciate it :)
  • Grab my button below and showcase it somewhere on your blog OR create a visible link.
  • Do not Link if you are selling something. 
  • Be sure to only link the relevant Blogpost and not your whole blog.
  • Do visit the at least 2 other posts linked below, it is always nice to receive visitors :)
  • In linking below you are giving me the permission to use of your image if it is being featured the following week. If I am unable to use your image I can unfortunately not feature you, even if you are the most visited site.
  • Please note: I will remove content that does not abide by the rules mentioned above.    
   I will showcase the 3 most visited links next Thursday.

”Marigolds
This weeks' Tutorial is based on today's' date: 13th December - St. Lucia's Day - a Swedish celebration.




St. Lucia is the symbol of light and the ceremony is so rich in the symbolism of Light. We celebrated our St. Lucia Festival yesterday at work...why then you ask, well because it was convenient ;) as we were all there!


It started with our Lucia adorning her head with her candle crown, and then the group went through the house at 7:00am waking up all the inhabitants of the house with song.



Once everyone was awake, they all convened in the dining hall to have breakfast together, including the typical Saffron Buns - another symbol of light.



Today I want to share this recipe with you, to bring a little light into your lives and festive season.


Saffron Buns

1 Cup Milk
125g melted butter
3/4 Cup of Sugar
1 tsp Salt
1 packet of Saffron (powdered)
2 packets of Yeast
6 cups of Flour
2 Eggs beaten


 Add the saffron to the melted butter. 


Allow to stand for 30 minutes.

Bring milk to the boil and remove from the heat. Add the sugar, salt and butter.





Allow to cool and then add yeast. Allow to stand for 10 minutes.


Add 3/4 of the flour to the liquid. 


 Add the eggs and the raisins.




Mix until you get a nice doughy consistency, adding more flour as you need to to get a nice smooth dough.

Stand, covered for approximately an hour, until the dough has doubled in size.

Remove from the container, form and place on the tray. 



Cover and allow to double in size again.

Place in a pre-heated oven at 180 Degrees Celsius.


Bake for 15-30 minutes until brown.

And there you have baked sunshine.....Enjoy!


Until next week
x
I will be sharing this post with my Link-Ups


Now it is your turn....What have you been up to this week?
Link up your Creativeness below :)




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I am interested in alternative therapies, studied as a vibrational therapist and incorporate my beliefs into my everyday life.

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