HG Designs Crochet ♡ Vlog 13 // HGDC High Street Yarn Haul

HGDC High Street yarn Haul

Hey Tribe, happy Friday ♡

TGIF! I show you my latest yarn haul from the highstreet as well as my new patterns. Pound world, Aldi, The Works and charity shops. Think bargains and goodies for all budgets.

Aldi – So Crafty 400g aran in burgundy

PoundWorld 100g Chunky

PoundWorld 100g aran tweed

Geek Chic Crochet by Nicki Trench (brought from The Works)

‘Retro’ patterns from various charity shops.


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Thanks for watching.

Heather Boo xxx

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Heather – Namesake Inspiration

Heather Namesake Inspiration

Hey Tribe,

Today’s post is a little round up of all things HEATHER. I might have spent a huge amount of time on Wool Warehouse eyeing up yarn for dream projects, might have. And whilst browsing (read as: filling my shopping basket with all the yarn) I noticed that there is a lot of Heather named yarn bands in orbit. Like, a lot.

My namesake, Heather, is a sturdy little flower which covers the Scottish moors and is happiest in the rocky and uneven places. Heather symbolises independence and good fortune.

The Urban Dictionary defines Heather as:

“Fun, crazy, beautiful, witty, sarcastic, loving, kind, stupid funny, precious, good-catch, smart, kinda psychic, loves to be looney, loves chocolate way too much, eyes the color of the carribean, empathetic, a girl you can’t live without, once you’ve met her…you can’t get her out of your mind. Once you’ve kissed her, you’re hooked. When she falls in love with someone, she falls hard and deep and will stay by you forever…unless you do some dumb shit. She loves to laugh, play, and have fun. You don’t want to ever see or make her cry. True inner beauty, loves God, babies, and small animals. Hates spiders and roaches. Loves to cook and bake…a very good mother. Total package.
Wow..that girl has it all.. her name must be Heather
#beautiful#kissed#inner beauty#hooked#witty”
Anyone else love the meaning behind their name?

I am really liking all the purple/lilac/mauve tones. It’s a colour I can pull of with my complexion and I am seeing a lot of it on the highstreet too. And FYI did you know that the Pantone colour of the year is Ultra Violet, basically a hyped version of Heather.

That’s a pretty deep description of a colour.

Heather yarn inspiration

Here is a round up of some of the yarn inspired Heather’s out there.

Heather - Namesake Inspiration

Top left: 1. Scottish Moor Photo credit. 2. Drops Kids Silk Heather. 3. Close up Heather Photo Credit. 4. King Cole big Value Chunky Heather. 5. Scottish Moor photo credit. 6. Sirdar Purple Heather.
Top right: 7.  Stylecraft DK life Heather. 8. White and purple Heather photo credit. 9. Cascade 220 Amethyst Heather 10.  Drop Andes Heather. 
My me made wardrobe is going to be Heathered out this year.
Happy Sunday Tribe
Heather Boo xxx

Elevation – Ten ways to use your One Little Word


Ten ways to use your One Little Word

Hey Tribe

Last week I blogged all about my One Little Word and how to pick your own which you can read here

This week I have ten fabulous ways you can use your One Little Word. 

1. Create a Vision Board 

The key to your One Little Word is visibility and once I have chosen my word the first thing I do is create a vision board. 

Inspiration zone

In the past I have created a vision board within my journals which I looked at regularly. Now that I have my own place I have 2017 and 2018 framed and on top of my dresser which I see as soon as I wake and just before I go to sleep. 

I start with a piece of paper the size of my frame, usually the sheet that is between the glass and backing board when you buy the frame, and gather my supplies together. You can get inexpensive supplies for your vision board from The Range, The Works, Poundshops and Ebay. I lay the larger items out and play with the layout until I like it and then I begin sticking, embellishing and adding detail. This year I have also picked a clear colour scheme of pinks, rose gold and metallic which is going to be my colour palette for my projects this year. 

So what are you waiting for! Set aside a few hours, gather your materials and make yourself a vision board of your one word for your year. Get creative. Cut up magazines. Draw. Print from Pinterest. Paint. Use scrapbook embellishments. Make it any size you want. Frame it. Bookmark it. Photograph it. 

2. Write a Manifesto 

Writing a manifesto for your word is a great way to encapsulate exactly what you want from your year ahead. Write it out anyway you want, in a journal, on a post it note or type it. Then review it regularly. I tend to reread my manifesto on Sunday’s when I prepare my journals for the week ahead or if I have a big decision to make. Make your routine work for you. 

Manifesto: For me Elevation is about being my best self, An inspiration. Believing in myself. Testing my abilities. Pushing myself. Following my intuition. Inner peace. Alignment. Shedding doubt and worry, judgement and others opinions. Shining my own light. Spreading love and kindness. Stepping into my best self. Reaching New levels. 

3. Create a Pinterest Board

Pinterest is a huge resource! Pinning on your word regularly keeps it fresh in your mind and keeps you working towards it. I create a Pinterest board early on in my word’s creation, so either when gathering my prompts or when I am preparing to make my vision board. I then use my Pinterest board throughout the year, adding regular pins. I add pins containing my word and any which relate to my prompts. You can see this years board here and last years here

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4. Post Quotes

Use the quotes on your Pinterest board you’ve created regularly across your social media by posting quotes and so, keeping them visible and you accountable. 

5. Books

The year I picked Resilience as my word I also picked five books with Resilience in the title or as the subject and this had a huge positive impact on absorbing this word into all areas of my life. 

Here are a few Elevation titles: 

1. Elevate Your Life With the Power of Positive Perception by Nkechi Ajaeroh

2. Elevate: The Three Disciplines of Advanced Strategic Thinking by Rich Horwath

3. You Are Enough: How To Elevate Your Thoughts, Align Your Energy & Get Out of the Comparison Trap by Cassie Mendoza-Jones 

4. Elevate  by Thando Masiko

5. Designer Crochet: 32 Patterns to Elevate Your Style Paperback by Shannon Mullet-Bowlsby 

Search on Amazon and GoodReads to see what books you can find and don’t forget to add me to GoodReads so I can see too.

6. Music

The same principle applies to music as to books. Find songs with your word in the lyrics or title and create a playlist. Add songs which help you feel your word. Listen to them over and over again. 

7. Hashtag search your word

Use Instagram and Twitter to search your word as a hashtag to find others using your word. You can find accounts and users solely dedicated to your word. I frequently search Elevation on Twitter and retweet the decent tweets that I come across.

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8. Affirmations 

Affirmations are a positive short statement in the present tense that you repeat to bring into your life. Affirmations level up your mindset and attitude. Change your thoughts, change your habits, change your life. Try making three affirmations involving or relating to your word to speak daily.

1. I am working towards better things daily.

2. Every day I take positive steps to elevate my life.

3. I believe in myself.

Louise Hay is the Queen of affirmations so check out her website. I also have a Pinterest board for affirmations which you can look through for inspiration here.

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9. Wear It. Decorate It


What better way to make your One Little Word visible then by wearing it? You can have jewellery made up. A bracelet or a necklace. You can also add your One Little Word to your decor, you can have the word printed on a canvas, add it to post it notes, make it into your desktop screensaver (or any device wallpaper!) Surround yourself with your word.

10. Light Box

Spell out your One Little Word and light it up!

    So, what is your One Little Word and in what ways will you be bringing it into your life?

Heather Boo xxx

Everything will work out



Elevation – My One Little Word & How to pick one

Elevation – My One Little Word

Hey Tribe

My One Little Word for 2018 is


What is One Little Word?

I found the concept in 2012 when I had just graduated uni, had a demoralising evening bar staff job, and having just ended a six year relationship I was left feeling completely lost with what I wanted in life. I found a pin about the Ali Edwards Blog and her One Little Word on Pinterest and had some of that life changing magic sprinkled about from then on. 

Your One Little Word is a word you set as your guiding principle throughout the year. It will be your focus, it will keep you on track, something you continually work towards, and something to reflect upon day-to-day. The word becomes a part of your life as you make your life more like the word. 


How to pick your One Little Word

Your One Little Word is selected based on what you want to bring into 2018. What is it that you want to breathe into existence? Is there something you want to focus on? A state you want to reach?

Your word is personal to you and unique for your year ahead. It doesn’t have to be a fancy word. It just has to work for you. 

Usually, when picking my One Little Word, it makes itself known to me. I will repeatedly hear the same word or I will repeatedly come across it online or in books. You may already have a word immediately come to mind for you. 

But don’t worry if you are pulling a mind blank. This year rather then a word presenting itself I chose one to represent the visions I hold for this year. I wrote down all of the images, thoughts and goals swirling around in my head as prompts so that I could find word to encapsulate it.

To Me: Higher self. Authenticity. Dignity. Self Love. Self respect. Being True. Levelling up. Stepping up. Glow up. Adventure. Experiences. Progression. Being myself. Eery. Vibrations. Inner guidance. Bigger. Stepping into my space. The answer is in me. Removing barriers. Overcoming. Self care Head High. Self belief. 

Elevation came to me as I mulled over the the list whilst knitting socks. I think that counts as mindful meditation! 

Grab a piece of paper and jot down all of your prompts and see if a word comes to you. Do this when you are comfortable and in a space where you all not be interrupted.

Word suggestions 

Here are some word suggestions (including some of my previous words). Scan over the list and see if anything calls out to you. 

Action. Attitude. Believe. Breathe. Build. Celebration. Change. Choice. Complete. Connection. Courage. Create. Dare. Decide. Depth. Direction. Do. Dream. Embrace. Empire. Empower.
Energy. Faith. Fierce. Flourish. Forward. Gift. Gratitude. Grind. Happy. Heal. Honesty. Journey. Organise. Ownership. Passion. Patience.  Perseverance. Possibility. Prosperity. Recovery. Relax. Rise. Shine. Simplify. Slay. Strength. Surrender. Think. Time. Trust.

You can find further suggestions on Ali Edwards website

More about My One Little Word


Elevation: (noun)
1. The action or fact of raising or being raised to a higher or more important level, state or position.
Synonyms: promotion, upgrading, advancement, moving up, stepping up, next level. 

Manifesto: For me Elevation is about being my best self, An inspiration. Believing in myself. Testing my abilities. Pushing myself. Following my intuition. Inner peace. Alignment. Shedding doubt and worry, judgement and others opinions. Shining my own light. Spreading love and kindness. Stepping into my best self. Reaching New levels. 


I already feel and see big things manifesting. 

Has anyone else picked one word? 

Check back next week, I have a post giving you TEN ways to use your One Little Word. Subscribe to have it sent straight to your inbox. 

Heather Boo xxx




My Top 5 Yarn/Crochet/Knit Podcasts

My top 5 yarn/crochet/knit podcasts

When I crochet or knit I like to watch Netflix, twerk videos(!) and more recently podcasts/vlogs. I have always YouTubed tutorials and YouTube recommended Amber’s Yarn Hoarder podcast and I HAD to watch just so I could find out more about that stash.

Number one – Amber’s Yarn Hoarder 

Amber covers knitting, spinning a little crochet and sewing a Me Made wardrobe. She live sin America and has a whole range of pets, home schools her kids and is just surrounded by yarn. Bliss.

Number Two – Molly’s A Homespun House

Molly lives in Germany and has her own yarn line. She is gentle and her podcasts are so soothing. She knits the most beautiful garments and gives insights into he lifestyle. I am a little bit impressed when I hear her speak German ad then switch back to English. No biggie. Bilinguals are cool.

Number three – Ami’s A Little Tailoress

Ami has adorable baby Jack and Gaddesby the dog.  She talks about knitting and sewing. Her projects are so on point and so stylish. She is colour pallet goals and home decor goals. She also has her own yarn line and project bags.

Number four – Lindsay’s Lottie & Albert 

Lindsay is all about the colour, all about the chunky and all about the crochet. She uses acrylic yarn which I rate her for and do myself. She is also an editor for a crafty magazine and is an ambassador for HobbyCraft so she shows you all the latest must haves. She is a trend setter, like she creates the IG hypes, and she also churns out some amazing pattern.

Number 5 is Rosina’s Zeens & Rogers 

Zeens & Rogers gave me the inspiration behind my Crochet Cowl Granny Triangle and I really want to try her jumper!

There are so so many more podcasts that I am subscribed to. There is just something nice about watching crochet and getting new ideas and cooing over someones projects whilst working on your own. The enthusiasm is infectious. Kinda like a knit and natter in your own home.

These podcasts where also the inspiration and push for my own Podcast!

 What are your favourite Podcasts?