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




HGDesignsCrochet – A crochet blog

Hey Tribe, HGDesignsCrochet just levelled up with  a blog.

About HGDesignsCrochet

The ‘HG’ comes from my name.

The ‘Crochet’ was a non-brainer.

The ‘Designs’ is a one day hopeful/semi-reality.

I started my Instagram page in June 2016 as a way to share my crochet adventures with fellow yarn lovers. The type who squeal over new yarn, stroke blankets and use all the emojis when you post a progress picture of the next row because its exciting and it makes my soul happy, and obvs the colour change is must see (LOL). I didn’t even dream of how amazing the Instagram #CrochetCommunity would be. Now I have even more to share and a blog is born.


Really this post is an expanded about me and HGDesignsCrochet’s upbringing. So. Hi, I’m Heather, 27, living in Leicestershire, UK with Darcy, my lurcher boy.

By day I am a trainee Legal Executive in Private Client (my views here do not represent my employer). I am gym obsessed (#GirlsWhoLift), avid reader, journal keeper, with an addiction to all things craft but CROCHET will always be my number one love.

Crochet is my happy place. A way to be creative.  A way to let my soul be true. A way to keep my mind busy. I crochet when I need to think something through. I crochet to switch off. Creative individuals seem to struggle with more mental nasties then others, something which I have experienced, so through my blog I also want to touch upon that and help anyone I can. Connect. Support. Empower. IG followers know all to well I love a good quote and some inspirational affirmations.

How it all began

My grandmother  taught me how to crochet after I fractured my wrist as ‘physio’. My wrist set wonky but my crochet skills are unprecedented. That was about six years ago. My first ever project was some naff looking granny squares in an awful colour scheme that are hidden a box never to be seen again. Then the crochet bug hit hard. I had to have all the yarn, try all the patterns, all the stitches and have every magazine to start every single project in the world now, now, now.

I have pretty much only ever made crochet blankets. They are my thing. Making something pretty but functional appeals to me. Making something pretty and warm is the one. I love, love, love when the blanket hits that stage where it is big enough to snuggle under whilst you work on it. This is also the stage where I tend to get that itch to start yet another new blanket, which I justify as needing a travel size project. Out of the six or seven crochet blankets I still own, maybe two are finished. They all get used though! Totally negates the unfinished state…

Here is a gallery of sorts of all the blankets I still have the pleasure of owning.



Now I tend to use solely DK and I am showing almost championship self discipline skills by using up my stash and scrap yarn. Best believe it. I decided it was time to use up the ridiculously sized stash that was stuffed in every bag, gap, hole, crevice,  in my house to eventually make way for new yarn because I want to be able to buy more yarn guilt free and actually make a pre-planned colour co-ordinating blanket. Imagine that. So stash busting has commenced so far in these two blankets;




My next post will be dedicated to my stash busting scrap yarn blankets.

So for now, thank you for visiting and reading.

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