The Berylune Blog / Zoe

Rainbow Crochet Scarf - Free Pattern!

Zoë crocheted Amy a very pretty scarf for Christmas. As she couldn't find a suitable pattern, she wrote her own! Zoë has offered to share it with us, in case any of you fancy making one for yourself. Can't crochet? Don't worry, we've got that covered too...


This pattern uses UK crochet terms.

Use a 4.5mm hook and double knitting yarn in red, yellow, orange, green, blue, purple and pink. I used...
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Berylune Book Club

I have a message from the Berylune Librarian:

We had a book club meeting this week, but forgot to tell anyone else about it! We read World War Z by Max Brooks, it was a good read, but I do keep worrying about zombies coming after me!



We have chosen our next book which is going to be The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie. We have selected this book because it was voted the best crime...
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What a year

What an amazing year we've had!


We've completely changed our logo to something we think suits us far better.


We're stocking brands we love and have more home made items than we've ever had before. We trashed the shop and re-arranged it so the layout is much more to our liking.


Our craft workshops have become increasingly popular, we're really proud of the fantastic skills people can now learn in the...
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That's my house that is.

So, Fiona came to photograph my house recently. 

Yes, I have a wooden Ark in my living room. 


Amy, Zoë and I have relatively similar tastes in our houses - we're all pretty thrifty. Nothing we have in our homes costs very much, aside from the untold number of hours spent finding, painting, covering, restoring and revamping. Don't get me wrong, we have the odd luxury. For example, Nic kindly bought...
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Friday Finds - You can't fight the kitsch.

As you might be aware by now, I am a sucker for all things kitsch. If it has doe eyes, thick eyelashes and some sort of bow round it's neck, I'm usually all over it. Amy is less of a fan (remember the Horse Head Book Ends?), but I think she's finally coming round. Ever since we met Zoë, who is also a bit of a kitsch-lover, Amy has started to see the light. Or she has just given up fighting it.


I...
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Friday Finds

Our find this week lives on top of our till, guarding our pot plant. Or at least he will until some kind soul falls in love with him and gives him a new home...

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Don't forget Book Club on Wednesday is Pride and Prejudice! Zoë and I watched the whole BBC mini series this afternoon in preparation... Laura pointed out we should perhaps have a field trip to see this.

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Changes afoot

I totally forgot it was Friday on Friday, so Friday Finds didn't happen this week I'm sorry. Which is a shame, because we found some beautiful new retro bits, but they'll have to wait until next week now.

We've been preparing for the C-Word around here. Amy and Zoë have been busily making and planning. I've been carding up new wooden brooches - this one is my favourite:

'Hey, I'm walkin' here'

We've...
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Washi Wednesday

How do you store your Washi? I thought I'd share how I store mine. I have a dedicated Washi-Wench, who follows me round all day and satisfies my Washi needs. Her name is Zoë.

Below, my wench is modelling her Washi necklace.

It's nice to see someone enjoying their job. 


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Washi Wednesday

Thank you Zoë for climbing a step ladder and sticking up this week's Washi Wednesday!

Zoë mostly made this pattern up, but you could copy a simple cross stitch pattern to make a temporary mural on your wall. We used a template to make sure all the bits were roughly the same length.



We are running low on Washi Wednesday ideas, so would appreciate any suggestions! 

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Book Club - Choices, Choices

I have an announcement from Zoë regarding our next Book Club meet up:

 
For our next book club meeting we have an interesting pair of books for you to pick from! Either the well loved classic Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen or the fascinating look at the coverage of science stories in main stream media, Bad Science by Ben Goldacre. You have until 24th September to cast your vote below or on...
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Friday Finds

This week's Friday find is a bit late, sorry! Yesterday, we celebrated Zoë's birthday. We had a lovely time showering her with gifts, drinking champagne and eating delicious food from Kayal (our second visit in as many weeks!). Zoë got me drunk, but really I think it was Amy's fault for not turning up early enough to help with the champagne.

This pretty Midwinter conserve pot was found by Zoë, and...
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Friday Finds

Zoë & I were out searching for goodies the other day when we spied this pretty little tin. Imagine our glee when we found it to be full of buttons! Buttons, buttons, buttons. Nothing makes our pulses face faster than finding a hidden button treasure. Joy.


The tin will be made in to one of our 'Vintage Tin Sewing Kits'. The buttons will be added to our growing stash which, once we have finished...
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