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Wednesday is study day

As I have mentioned more than once as well as Indigosky2Knit I have the pleasure of representing NYR Organics as an Independant Consultant, selling a whole range of organic bath, beauty and healthy living products. Some of those include a wide range of aromatherapy essential oils and other items.

So I am very excited to share that I have been working on my first 2 modules of my course to train as an aromatherapist. This is a mega step in my long term business goals and plans.

The art of aromatherapy 

I have been taken back in time to ancient Egypt and Cleopatra, Greece and Rome and Galen who was a fore thinking doctor of the time, and on to early 20th century France to learn some of the history of what would move on to be the foundation of modern day aromatherapy. Some of the information I’ve read I even remember from my High School study of early medicine.

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I then travelled right forward to modern times and the likes of Robert Tisserand who has been fundamental in getting the medical properties of aromatherapy recognised. This is all the kind of thing I love to learn.

 

 

 

Healing and caring for health has been an interest for so long when asked about my first experience of aromatherapy I struggled to think when it was, as I’ve known some basics for most of my life.

 

Of course the obligatory gluten free cake was consumed ūüėČ

I will be featuring aromatherapy in particular at my next NYR party over on Facebook at the end of September, so why not pop over and join me.

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The rest of my week will be fun with the kids and completion of 3 of my Indigosky2Knit orders, keep your eyes open for those on Sunday’s Facebook Live here, and on Monday’s blog post.

Much love to you all

Davina

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A new week, new plans

Here we are a few days into a new month, at the start of a new week, and I am FULL of all kinds of new plans. Over the coming weeks and months I’ll be talking about some of these.

For now I just want to make sure I post a blog after missing a week, to prove to myself, the universe, and all, that I am not going down old paths. I am continuing with this blog, and with my BIG career and business plans into my old age!

What are this weeks plans

Today, Monday, is admin day. I have been searching for knitted adult dress designs and then it was baby cardigans. So much variety and diversity. I have got the Etsy listings for the week planned out, some newbies, some relistings of Ready to Ship and Made to Order items. Do drop me a comment with any ready to ship items you’d like to see.

The projects of the week are Christmas coloured geometric elf slippers, a stunning lace adult cardigan and a unicorn, for custom items. Ready to ship items will include some adult headbands and one or two starts on Octoberfest projects, ready for the mega Facebook event I’m part of in a little over a month. So again if there’s any autumn or Halloween themed items you’d like to see then drop me a comment below.

Have a fabulous week and check back on Wednesday for what else I’m up to this week

Much love and joy

Davina

Glad to be Home!

My girls and I are safely back in West Yorkshire and grateful for it. It’s lovely to see family, but my parents are just over 80 and between my mum’s dementia and my dad’s deteriorating eyesight it is an emotional and mental strain.

For now I wanted to show you some of the beauties I have listed Ready to Ship on Etsy during last week!

First we have this adorable brand new baby skirt! 0-3 months, made from soft hand dyed 100% merino wool yarn by dyed Truly Hooked. The design is one by Paloma Perez.

Next we have this gorgeous green baby dress in 0-3 months, which always reminds me of woodland fairies. This is made from a hand dyed wool/sparkle yarn from Snugglebots. The versatile dress design which works for several more months as a tunic with leggings is by Truly Hooked (yes the same very talented Verity who dyes gorgeous yarn to <3).

Then we have a rainbow kids headband. This cable handband/earwarmer makes a great alternative to hats for chilly autumn days. This one is made from chunky hand dyed superwash wool, dyed by Young Yarns and the design is from Briana K. I have enough yarn to make matching kids mittens too, so do let me know if you would like those making.

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This cutie is a gorgeous hand dyed yarn wool nappy cover! This lovely spring rainbow colourways is from Rainbow Fusions. For details on why you should choose wool nappy covers if you use cloth nappies and how to care for them do pop over to my Facebook group.

 

Finally for last week I have this fox hooded cowl. This is a child size 4-10 years, on the Etsy listing it is modelled on my 7 year old. However if you want to see just how big it is, then pop over to my Facebook group again, where last week I did a live video wearing it to announce this month’s giveaway!

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All these are still in the big Summer Sale too, so do pop over and check them out. The Sale ends on the 31st August and anything not sold will be back up to full price, so completely worth shopping for a bargain before then!

My usual Facebook live will be Tuesday as I sadly was limited on data and Wi-Fi while away and am just settling back in and catching up on a few things I missed while away.

Hope you have had a great weekend and have a fabulous week this week too!

Much love

Davina

 

Cumbria trip prep!

It’s all a bit crazy here as my girls and I whizz off to Cumbria tomorrow (Aug 17th) to visit my parents, so there’s always lots of crazy packing and decisions on what clothes to take, should they take toys, how many Beanie Boos will the Teeny one want? And so it goes on!

Course for me it’s all about how much work I can take, how much realistically will I get to do, how many extra projects will I take with the dream of getting them done? Let’s just say I have been known to fill a WHOLE suitcase up and then not even get 2 rows done!

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I will, however, this time be taking those gorgeous Rainbow Fusions socks with me to finish off and have in mind some small amounts of yarn to turn into some smaller items to list on Etsy during the coming week! Also if you caught my Facebook Live in my group on Sunday I showed some tiny mini skeins I have of some wool I plan in turning into a nappy cover, so do keep you eyes open for those!

I’m So Lucky!

I am so happy to get the chance to go and visit another beautiful part of the UK where I have some lovely supportive family who I don’t see nearly enough, and to have my 3 gorgeous girlies who get to come and share it with me. We don’t get much chance to explore far when we’re there, it’s never for more than a long weekend, as my parents are in their 80’s and not up for much adventuring! However, the 5 hour train journey there and back, along the gorgeous Settle to Carlisle line, is always a great adventure for the 4 of us (Mr I2K sometimes joins us, but this time he’s working and will hopefully feed the cat).

One Last Thing – Giveaway Time

One last thing before I go today. I have announced my Facebook group August group giveaway this evening. Here is a sneaky peak of what that is, but do check over there and enter.

Thank you for reading, do click over on the subscribe button to receive emails so you can stay updated and on Friday I’ll be sharing all ¬†the Ready to Ship items I’ve listed this week on Etsy. Lots of Made to Order listings too, but Friday will ¬†always be about what I’ve got ready to go.

Much love

Davina

 

 

I do love Monday’s!

Happy Monday to you all! At I2K HQ we’ve had our usual busy weekend. Saturdays I tend to take the full day to work on custom orders, and this weekend was no exception! I got 2 small orders compeleted.

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First up, something always close to my heart as a full-term breastfeeding mum, a booby beanie. This one is my first ever 100% cotton one for a vegan customer, because even though I love natural fibres, not everything has to be wool!

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Next up were 2 very cute little kids bracelets, these a custom order for another vegan customer. Ordered while doing a Market event over on Facebook with Sam’s Magical Threads. The beautiful hand dyed cotton was from one of my favourite Indie dyers over at Rainbow Fusions

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That brings me quite perfectly to the project that will be ongoing into this week! These are for the fabulous dyer behind Rainbow Fusions herself. This yarn was dyed by her and sent to me to knit up. I always love getting to make beautiful things with yarn that I’ve not purchased myself. So this is Aurora colourway from RF. I also want to credit Evan Sent Crafts for my pyrography ruler.

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Time to Relax

Sunday I spent more relaxed, more work on the above socks, but some time out with my Small and Teeny girls to enjoy where we live. This river is literally at the end of our road, and if you pop over and check my Instgram there’s a couple of videos of this crazy pair!

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The calm, relaxing river walk prepped me for doing my first Facebook Live over in my group, these will be a regular feature and I loved my first one. More there on those orders I’ve shown above.

Why I Love Monday!

That brings us to Monday, which is always about week prep, and I’ve spent the day here planning and writing, two more posts are planned for the week, even though my girls and I are all off to visit family later in the week!

I’ve always made an effort to do something I enjoy on Monday, to shake that apparent negativity it often holds for people! When I was employed, I always tried to take Monday as my day off, and now as a small business owner I always take time to get away from the chaos of being a Work At Home Mum, of course this involves coffee shops and cake!

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Why not set yourself up for a great week by taking even just 10 minutes to do something just for you on a Monday, no matter what the week has in store determine to find some joy in this much maligned day! That will set you up for a fabulous week!

Much love to you all

Davina

 

 

Indigosky2Knit and More, All in a Blog

Hey all, and welcome to my I2K Blog! I have so much to share with you all, and non of the other mediums seem nearly effective as a blog. Facebook, Instagram and my Etsy shop all serve great purposes, but I have HUGE plans over the coming months and years, and this is going to help reach more people.

First of all, if you want to keep updated, please take a second to Subscribe to my blog, sign up for emails and add me to your bookmarks!

Now, if you don’t know anything about me, I have a more detailed amount of info over in my About section, but just a quick synopsis here for those of you landing on this post.

I am Davina, owner and face behind Indigosky2Knit. IMG_20170604_203658_685 I have 3 kids, 1 husband, 1 boy cat who lives with us, and 2 girls cats who like to pop in occasionally and then follow us to some random part of the town we live in. We live in the fabulous Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire, a gorgeous, popular little market town, which is renowned for its quirkiness, its passion for keeping business local, and its creativity.

We are a home educating family, so aside from I2K, my husband runs a gardening business, and dabbles in graphics work, our 2 older kids are always off doing some home ed group or meeting friends, or whatever, and the teeny one is a whirlwind, free spirited toddler, who is always wanting to play or run or snuggle with me.

Life is HECTIC, but fun, and always brings joy and creativity to our home!

As well as Indigosky2Knit I am an Independent Consultant for NYR Organics, 20170224_132645-01a UK based, ethical company that I am proud to represent. I host parties on line, through my FB page and through my I2K&More group and in my own, and host/esses, homes throughout my local area. This business had taken a back burner since I was pregnant with the teeny girl, but I am moving forward over the coming months with more parties and more fun. I ultimately want to bring both businesses together in one place, but that’s for future posts and conversations.

For now don’t forget to subscribe, pop over and check out my Etsy shop, and go and like and join my Facebook page and group. All links are in the About section.

Much love

Davina <3