I’ve started a new Facebook page to go along with this blog, but it needs a little love. Are you willing to show it some love? In return I will give one person a £15 Etsy voucher in my new competition.
All you have to do is to pop along to my Facebook page and like this post. Then share with your friends and tag a friend in the comments.
The competition ends on 11th July so be sure to pop along and enter. I’ll be using my Facebook page to compliment my blog and to bring you lots of extra exciting news and offers. Including the latest money saving offers that I find. It’s really hard to get started with a Facebook page though, so I’ll be really grateful for your help in building it up for me. That’s why I’m offering you the chance to win a £15 Etsy voucher in my competition. Trust me, there are lots of things you’ll be able to use it on.
Happy 10th Birthday to Deramores, let’s celebrate together!
I am an affiliate for Deramores so I will be using my affiliate links. These are great, you don’t pay any extra if you use them, but if you go on to purchase I will earn a little money. So thanks for your support if you do pop along and buy something x
Offer: 20% Off Everything + £20 Voucher Giveaway Every Day! Start: Monday 15th June End: Sunday 21st June 23:59 T&C’s: See website.
Use code BIRTHDAY20 to get your 20% Discount.
More Offers from Deramores
Deramores also have their Summer Sale where you can get up to 50% off selected yarns. But Hurry, these are selling out quick. (although some stocks will be replenished.)
Then on Sunday 21st June they are offering Free P&P for all orders in UK. It’s a truly fabulous birthday week for all.
More Than Wool
Deramores is my favourite wool and pattern site and I’m always sharing my favourites. See my previous post on the fabulous Dera Dogs (Which I’m still making!)
Here is another of my latest projects which I’ve just bought, but not started yet. I can’t resist making blankets.
And I’m also working on a special little project with this lovely wool. I really like working with Scheepjes anyway, but this cotton is such a lovely wool. I’ll show you my project when I’ve finished, at the moment it’s a shell (literally!)
Here’s a sneak peak of a cardigan I’m working on. I saved loads of money using my own colour scheme and Stylecraft DK and it’s working up wonderfully. I’m nearly finished and can’t wait to show you the whole garment.
Do you Crochet or knit? I’d love to see your projects. Don’t forget to let me know if you have an Etsy store if you’d like me to help you promote it. Email me at athomealotblog(@)gmail.com if you want a mention for your Etsy Store. (even if it’s not wool related.)
Today I would like to share with you my favourite Etsy Shops. We all have different tastes and maybe this will give you a little more insight into me and the things I like. I am an Etsy affiliate which means my links may earn me commission if you click through and buy something. It won’t cost you any more though, isn’t that great? I love being an Etsy Affiliate, it’s a wonderful magical place of things to find and there is something for everyone. Most of it is home made and by using Etsy you are supporting small businesses which is a lovely thing to do, especially in these difficult times.
When I was 12 years old my Mum bought me a silver necklace for my birthday. I remember it was a Dusty Bin necklace from the gameshow 321 which I loved. I wish I’d kept it, I bet they are pretty rare now! It started my love of jewellery, I had my ears pierced when I was 13 and since then I’ve collected a lot of lovely items. I do love handmade jewellery though, especially things made with glass or crystals. Here are a few of my favourites.
Turquoise Tree of Life Pendant
Glass Butterfly Pendant
Leaf Ear rings
I love crystals and I have been collecting them for 30 years! Here are a few Crystal Items I’ve added to my favourite things.
I already have bracelets from Love Light and Harmony but I definitely wish to add to my collection.
Crystal Tree in Rose Quartz and Carnelian
I love candles, but I also love the adorable candle holders you can buy on Etsy.
I hope I have given you some inspiration and encouraged you to pop on over to Etsy to see what you can find.
I love yarn and I love using Deramores. Not only do they have amazing wool bargains, they also have some fabulous patterns and kits. I’ve made some of their Dera dogs before, wait, I’ll show you one of mine later, but here is their latest addition, Herbie the Basset Hound and he’s way too cute not to share.
I love him, and I’m so tempted to buy the kit. You can get the digital pattern for just £1, the pattern and yarn for only £8.87 (10% off at time of publishing this post) and the pattern, yarn and stuffing for £12.80. How can you resist? Problem is, I’m more of a crochet person than knitting, but it’s certainly made me think of picking up those knitting needles again.
Other Dera Dogs
The Dera Dogs are growing all the time and you can make so many different pooches. Some knitted some crochet. Here are a pick of my favourites. (And they are all 10% off at the moment.)
I am an affiliate for Deramores so all links are affiliate links. This means that even though you won’t be charged a penny extra, if you use the links and purchase something I may earn some money from it.
This gorgeous poodle comes as part of a kit of 3 knitted dogs. The patterns are free but you can get the yarn, stuffing, eyes and digital pattern for all three dogs for £12.33 (price correct at time of publishing.) The other dogs including are a Pug and a Rottweiler. Yarn is Deramores Studio DK.
This adorable vanilla labrador called Dexter is knitted in Deramores DK. The digital pattern is free while the yarn and pattern is currently only £5.52 and the yarn, pattern, stuffing and eyes only £7.74.
Poppy the Crochet Poodle
If crochet is more your thing then you won’t miss out at Deramores. You can make this sweet amigurumi Poodle called Poppy.
This Poodle pattern is also free but for the pattern and yarn you will pay £7.09, and for the pattern, yarn, stuffing and eyes the price is only £9.51
Dakota the Dalmatian
If it’s spotty dogs you like then you will love Dakota the Dalmatian.
Also made in Deramores DK the digital pattern is free, the pattern and yarn is currently £5.32 and the pattern, stuffing, yarn and eyes only £8.78
Dera Dogs Crochet Kit
This fabulous kit feature three lovely dogs to crochet. a French Bulldog, a Pug and a Rottweiler.
Today I’m bringing you some delightful crochet kits from Deramores who currently have a 10% off sale.
Being in lockdown means lots more time for hobbies and my favourite pastime is crochet. Especially when I have an e-book playing in my ears. Reading and crocheting at the same time is my idea of heaven.
Now, I’m not professing to be the best at crochet, I’ve had a few disasters for sure. Then some days my hands just don’t want to work which doesn’t help! But even if you are an amateur it’s a hobby that’s easy to pick up. I can knit a little too, but I love that crochet works up quicker than knitting. I can be a little impatient.
I love to shop at Deramores, a lot of their patterns are free to download but you can also choose to buy the wool needed for the pattern at the same time in their kits. And for this week they are offering 10% off their crochet kits. I’ll just add at this point that I am actually an affiliate for Deramores so if you do click my links and go on to purchase something I will earn a little commission…at no extra cost to you. So thank you 🙂
I’d love to make them all, and I’ll definitely make another rainbow for the window. I really would like to make the rainbow blanket, but first I need a new cushion cover and I love the dandelion one. Do you have a favourite? What have you made lately?
With the dreaded COVID-19 (Corona Virus) infecting so many of us, staying at home is the best option if possible. While you are keeping away from the crowds maybe you are wondering what you can do while you are isolated. Here are a few suggestions of mine. Including affiliate links of course. Remember, clicking these links will cost you no extra, but if you purchase I may earn a little money from them. So thank you in advance.
It’s a great time to get on with those decorating jobs that need doing, and you can ease your boredom while freshening up your home. Dulux are currently doing a March Special for Easter.
Save £5 off orders of £25 or more when you quote 5OFF25. Offer ends 31/3/2020. Conditions apply.
Add some colour to your home and your life indoors.
Can’t get out to see your Mother on Mother’s Day? Why not send her some flowers and a free box of chocolates and have them delivered from Prestige flowers.
There are loads of lovely gifts to choose from and next day delivery if you order before 10pm. Please note delivery fees are more expensive for the weekend. Every Mother’s Day order before 22nd March will be entered into a draw to win free flowers for a year!
Easter is usually my favourite holiday of the year, two weeks of no school, lots of chocolate and loads of fresh spring air. It’s not going to feel the same this year, but at least we are lucky enough to have a garden. We don’t have to go without chocolate too, we can always buy our eggs online from the Cadbury Gift Shop.
With most kids out of school for the foreseable future parents will be wondering what to do with them. Of course their education is important, and so is keeping their minds active and ready for when they finally go back to school.
Twinkl is a resource I have used in the past and they provide some fantastic learning resources. Why not pop on over and see what Twinkl have on offer for Kid’s out of school, and a lot of their resources are free!
Books are going to be more important than ever now, we have agreed as a family to have a reading time each day. I’m not going to force the literature on them but let them choose what they like. We have lots of books already but Waterstones is generally our go to bookstore, the variety is amazing.
If you fancy your chances of winning an educational book on The Plastic Problem, I am giving two copies away currently on my other blog. I’m hoping postal services won’t be affected but they seem to be okay for now.
I’m a huge fan of crochet so I’m stocking up on my wool stash and hoping to get a lot of works in progress finished. My go to wool store is Deramores They currently have some fabulous sales up to 30% off, and I’m thinking of joining in with their Easter Crochet along. I really enjoyed the Christmas one.
The kids are all keen to learn something new while they are off school. We haven’t decided yet what this will be, but it should be fun.
Remember, if you are not sick you can go out, just keep away from other people who may be sick, even if they don’t look it. There are plenty of wide open spaces to explore. Get some fresh air and enjoy a walk.
Cadburys Chocolate make fabulous Mothers Day gifts and this post is highlighting some of them.
I am an affiliate for Cadburys so my links, if you choose to use them, will earn me a little money with no extra cost to you. Thank you in advance for your support.
As I live near Bournville, and Cadbury World I do have a particular love of Cadbury Chocolate..and I’m lucky enough to be able to visit the Cadbury World shop whenever I wish. However, if you can’t get there you can always buy in the shops or take advantage of the wonderful offers online.
Personalised Chocolate Bars for Mothers Day
Cadburys are currently offering a fabulous 15% off their personalised bars for for Mothers Day. All you have to do is enter the code ToMyMum at the checkout.
You can put on whatever text you want and even add a photo if you wish. If you want to you can even add an extra message on the back of the bar. Make it personal and your Mum will love it I’m sure.
When I was little my Dad used to take me to the shop to buy my Mum her a bar of chocolate and I used to decorate the bar with stickers. How wonderful I would have found this offer back then.
Other Mothers Day Gifts
There is so much more you can buy for Mothers Day from Cadburys. Here are a few of my favourite picks.
A great affordable Mother’s Day chocolate gift! NEW Roses To My Mum gift box alongside a Dairy Milk Bar with an ‘Love you Mum’ sleeve. Made extra special with all your favourite bars wrapped in a Cadbury purple organza gift bag with ribbon.
Cadbury ‘To My Mum’ gift box filled with a Cadbury Dairy Milk 200g bar in a special ‘To My Mum sleeve alongside a Cadbury Dairy Milk heart emoji milk pour mug and bars.Send a chocolate gift you know will be loved- there’s a glass and half in everyone!
You know they will love our Cadbury chocolate and fizz basket filled with all your Cadbury favourites. This beautiful hamper delivers Cadbury chocolate love with a celebratory bottle of Prosecco.
A luxury chocolate hamper of Cadbury chocolate and wines, beautifully presented in an 16″ chocolate brown wicker basket. A stunning hamper basket sure to make an impression full of chocolate surprises with wonderful red and white wine! The perfect luxury gift to show your appreciation.
It’s Mother’s Day in the UK on 22nd March this year. I am going to put together a few lists of things that may help you decided on what gifts you’d like to buy or receive this year. I’m starting with Etsy as it’s my favourite place for special and unusual gifts. You can view the Editors picks for Mother’s Day Gifts for lots more ideas.
This post contains affiliate links which may earn me some money but cost you nothing extra if you buy anything. Thanks in advance for clicking.
I love this print which you can download or order pre-printed and have it personalised to suite you, including colours and words. Prices start from £6. Violet Grace’s prints would make a lovely Mother’s Day gift from Etsy.
I really love this Mother an Daughter print though, this would certainly make me smile.
Jewellery Mother’s Day Gifts from Etsy
What about a beautiful necklace set from Dear Ava. I think it’s so pretty and has the perfect sentiment for a Mother’s Day Gift.
Or how about a personalised disc necklace with up to five names.
These beautiful necklaces really deserve a look. There are so many options to choose from from the type of flowers and chains to choose from. I think they are really beautiful, and you can add an initial to the clasp too, just to make a little more personal.
Mother’s Day Keepsake Gifts from Etsy
I love this beautiful tree block, you can also change the word Family to Mother (or even Grandmother.)
Or maybe your Mother would like a cushion. This one comes as a cover or with the cushion pad and you can choose white or hession. The personalisation is completely up to you.
Mother’s Day Candles.
I love my candles and I’d be happy to receive something special. In fact, I’ll probably be doing a whole post on candles in the near future. For now, here are my favourites from Etsy.
This lovely scented soy wax candle comes in an apothecary jar. You can choose from six different scents and an amber or clear glass jar. You can choose what you want on the label.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my little round up. Please do check out all the lovely things you can buy on Etsy and consider giving your Mother, Grandmother, Mother-in-law, Sister or friend and lovely gift to celebrate this Mother’s Day. And if you are one of my children reading this, then I’d be happy with anything at all listed here. 🙂
I am an Avon Representative and this post will include links to my Avon Store which you can shop from anywhere in the UK. Today, I am featuring some lovely Avon Gift sets for Mother’s Day. I appreciate all my customers and offer plenty of competitions and free gifts. Please check out my Avon Facebook page for lots more information.
Meet the beary special PJs you need in your life. Our Panda PJs are the cutest kids on the block and guaranteed to help you snuggle in for a good night’s sleep! – 100% cotton – Cuffed leg – Glitter detail on top
How to wear me:
Get your PJs on, find your favourite slippers and drift off to he land of nod!
This goes-with-anything black Lipsy Chain Detail Tote Bag is tote-ally the one you’ve been searching for. With its sleek black style and luxury gold-tone chain detailing, it’s the perfect addition to your handbag collection.
• Approx. 33cm x 25cm x 13cm • Made from PVC with a polyester lining and features grab handles and an adjustable cross body strap • Has a main zip closure, and internal zipped and slip pockets for all your essentials
How to wear me:
Your latest wardrobe staple can be kept safely and stylishly attached to you with its cross body strap, which can be easily removed for an evening look.
Get your paws on this designer Radley Rosabel Watch Gift Set this Christmas, which comes ready to wrap in a gorgeous branded gift box.
How to wear me:
With its gorgeous navy design, silver-tone batons and hands, and adorable scotty dog charm, it makes the perfect gift… if you can bear to give it away!
Stainless steel watch features an adjustable genuine leather strap (15-19.8cm) and a replaceable battery. Includes a white bronze-plated adjustable bracelet set with a cubic zirconia stone. Comes with a 2 year warranty for your peace of mind
Smart meets style with our Active Watch, a perfect blend of technology and fashion. Its touchscreen display can’t cook you a healthy dinner or force you to go to the gym but it can do all of this: count steps, track calories, monitor sleep, text alerts, call notifications – oh and tell the time!
How to wear me:
With black and blush straps to choose from we’ve got an active watch for everyone and it’s stylish enough to wear even if it’s not a gym day.
Connects to your Apple or Android phone using Bluetooth, just download the App from the App Store or Google Play. Touchscreen with a silicone strap that adjusts between approx. 16.5cam and 21.5cm. Rechargeable lithium battery and USB cable.
Feeling sentimental? Our gorgeous Natalie Charm Necklace makes the perfect gift for a loved one, or a special treat for yourself. The hardest decision is whether to choose the heart, star or moon charm.
Heart – Family is the circle of strength and love.
Moon – I love you to the moon and back.
Star – Good friends are like stars – you don’t have to see them to know they are there.
How to wear me:
Add a touch of charming style to any outfit, Pair with the matching Natalie Charm Bracelet for the perfect sentimental duo. Product info: Silver-plated necklace with charm. For adult use only. Not intended for children.
I’m always on the lookout for new online customers as I can’t get out to put out the brochures and have to work most of my business online. So if you do fancy something then you’ll be making me real happy as well as receiving some fabulous treats. At the moment postage is free if you order over £15, or £3 if you want it quicker. Take a look at these fabulous perfume offers.
Or check my Facebook page where I’m giving as I’m also giving away a lovely cross body handbag.
The New Maxima and Maxime Perfume
With the offer you can buy both of these for £30!
Far Away is my favourite perfume from Avon. It’s tough to pick one but I think Infinity is my current favourite. If you want to know more about each scent then please visit my shop.
You could try two of these for just £16.50!!
Little Black Dress
Little Black Dress is a huge favourite and big seller.
Again, you can buy two of these for just £16.50. Of course you can mix and match too, for example you could buy one of the Little Black Dress Perfumes and one of the Far Away perfumes for £16.50. Or even one of either Little Black Dress or Far Away and either a Maxima or Maxime for £21. It’s a great offer, don’t you think?
Avon do great scents for Him too. You can choose something for both of you if you wish.
There are many more scents in the Avon Store and many of them are already reduced in price before you decide to buy a second one at half price.