We've had a fun week at CO+K with a trip to Newcastle, lots of fun things in the mail and plenty of crafting. You can also keep up to date with us on Instagram - just follow us @cutoutandkeep
We started knitting an awesome knit kit from Wool & The Gang. Keep an eye out for the finished result and maybe even a giveaway soon.
We discovered a coffee drive-through in Edinburgh.
We received a box of tentacle looking garlic scapes from The Really Garlicky Company which we turned into pesto.
We visited Edinburgh's trendy new bakery Twelve Triangles and tucked into chocolate cardamon donuts.
Cat baked some liquorice & vodka macaroons with Iordanov Vodka and will be sharing the recipe in a couple of weeks.
We took a mini road-trip to Newcastle, saw a band and even visited The Grove from 90's TV show Byker Grove.
We watched the Millennium Bridge rotate.
We waited for the sea to go out so we could drive to Holy Island.
There was a huge box of crafting goodies from MakersKit waiting for us when we got home.
Our friends had a baby so Cat crocheted him a set of baby converse booties. Pattern coming soon.
We cooked some super chunky non-meaty Beetroot, Feta & Olive Burgers. Try out the recipe here.
Have you had any adventures this week?
Crafterella, Cat & Tom xoxo
Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at CO+K HQ? This week we've joined Instagram so you can get a sneak peek of what we've been making, the cute animals we've been meeting and the adventures we've been having in the name of craft. Follow us @cutoutandkeep
Our car, Figgy had his 1st birthday with us.
We celebrated the 4th Of July by baking a pecan pie and you can find the recipe right here.
Jenny (CO+K's own Knittin' Kitten) & Dave came up for the weekend.
We ate breakfast straight out of a frying pan at the Roseleaf
... which we topped up with cakes at Lovecrumbs.
We visited Seymour, the adorable dog at our local coffee shop Odds & Ends.
There was an amazing lightening storm and Tom took these photos.
We watched Andy Murray at Wimbeldon with strawberry & goats cheese bruschetta.
Cat's been sketching Edinburgh with her new Chameleon Pens.
What have you been up to this week?
Cat, Tom & Crafterella
It's Mother's Day in the USA this Sunday!
Stuck for ideas? You could give her flowers or you could give her a gorgeous set of petal studs from Bling Jewelry which will last forever. We've got three sets of petal studs to give away and for your chance to treat your mum to a pair, just click below!
"The Sewing Party is the first ever online-all-day DIY event in history! On November 8, 2014, join thousands of attendees for a fun-filled day of sewing and crafting classes taught online by leading bloggers and educational experts. It's all about Connecting. Crafting. And Creating. Let's Party!"You can find out more info at The Sewing Party website »
Fujifilm sent us their new Instax Mini 8 instant camera to play with and give away to you guys in a super special contest. Aside from the sleek new design, the cameras come in a range of new pastel colors making them look even more adorable.
The camera is simple to use - just load the film in the back and then press the chunky button at the bottom to pop out the lens. Turn the wheel around the lens to select the best function for your shooting conditions. The camera even has a flash for shooting at night.
When you're happy with the settings just press the shutter button to take your photo and watch as the photo develops from white in front of your eyes. We love it and think you're going to love it too!
Win Crafterella's Pink Instax Mini 8
For a chance of winning your own camera, simply draw, scribble or paint your own fan-art of Crafterella and upload it at the link below. Good luck and she can't wait to see your art!
Submit your fan art here »
Calling all crafty jewelry makers! UncommonGoods are running a jewelry design challenge with the chance to win $500 and an UncommonGoods vendor contract.
Here's some more info:
"Third time is a charm, so show us yours in our third annual Jewelry Design Challenge. We're looking for your unique necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings to appear on our website and possibly the pages of our catalog. Will your design dazzle our buyers and judges?"
Contest closes: June 30, 2013 at 11:59 PM ET
You can find out more about the contest and enter your design at UncommonGoods now »
We're so excited to tell you that Cut Out + Keep have been chosen as the stars for Google's latest advert and you can watch it right here on YouTube! It's already had an amazing 5,800 views but we'd love it if you can help make the video go viral by liking, commenting & sharing with your friends.
Spotted something you liked in our office? Here are the tutorials for making your own Cut-Out Wall Map, Chalkboard Bunting, Union Jack Cushion, Light-Up Sign, Owl Cushions and Cut-Out Placemats.
We've been busy setting up the Christmas tree at CO+K HQ and have made a wishlist of new decorations to make. Here are our top five:
We love Carotte & Lychee's paper snowflake. These would look great on the tree, hung from the ceiling or taped to the windows. Check out tutorial here.
These look amazing and it's hard to believe they're made from plastic bottles. These would also look great hung in your window. Check out the how-to here.
3. Sequin Balls
These sequinned baubles are so glitzy and would be perfect on a glamourous tree. Check out the how-to here.
This cardboard wreath looks modern and arty, while recycling your old coffee sleeves. Good for the environment and your Christmas. Check out the tutorial here.
These snowmen are so adorable and d'ya want to know the best thing? They won't melt and leave your friendless. Check out the crochet pattern here.
Which decorations will you be making?
We've got one hundred 5x7 bags from the Stateline Bag Company in Kansas to give away to a lucky blog reader. These little draw-string pouches are so handy for packaging up your crafts, decorating and stamping be want to hear what you would do with them.
Here's some more info:
"State Line Bag Company manufactures cotton muslin bags in a variety of designs and sizes. Our popular drawstring bags and backpacks appeal to every market - event planners searching for party favors & gift bags, artists needing product packaging or crafters looking for a fun project. You can search for ideas and inspiration on our website www.statelinebag.com . You can also buy wholesale from our webstore or from a list of local retailers"
How to enter:
Simply leave a comment below letting us know how you'd decorate or use these bags? The most unique idea will win - so good luck!
Contest closes on January 20th.
Congratulations to Judy!