It’s that wonderful time of the week…the weekend! Time to rest, to have fun, spend time with the ones you love and generally feel a little more carefree than usual.
This Sunday is Father’s Day, for some of us this day isn’t an easy one to get through, it’s hard seeing all the cards in the shops when you no longer have someone to buy for. But I didn’t want to let this day go by uncelebrated so I decided to use an old vintage watch I picked up in a charity shop, remove the clock face and replace with one of my favourite photos of my dad and I. It makes a lovely piece of jewellery to wear on those tough days.
Good Morning NON FOOD FRIDAY! Check out this amazing cross stitch cat sewetrope by Tom Katsumi. The design pattern and zoetrope instructions are in Issue 1 of X Stitch Mag, which is now available in Hobbycraft… quick grab yourself a copy whilst you can!
It’s NON FOOD FRIDAY! Happy to finally be able to share some of the awesome cross stitch designs in the latest Issue of X Stitch Mag (out now).
This awesome piece is by StitchDotCom and I’m sharing this one first as it was a fun challenge to shoot. As always Mr X (The Editor) and I sat down at the beginning of issue 4 production to discuss all the designs going into this issue and how we imagined the best way to shoot them. For this piece Mr X wanted to see it through a rainy window… never once to shy away from a photographic challenge and armed with a glycerine spray I excepted and this is the out come! I look forward to sharing more designs from Issue 4 – Green over the coming weeks.
This weekend we enjoyed sunshine, live music, Halloumi burgers, hippy stalls, axe throwing and Morris dancing at the Strawberry Festival in Cambridge. Inspired by all the flower crowns seen at the festival I decided to make my own with some garden wire and some ribbons and artificial flowers I had in my craft box… it’s so pretty i don’t want to take it off!
I’ve had such a busy week working really long hours that it made me look forward to this weekend more than usual. Saturday morning on the way to the supermarket to do the weekend shop I detoured into Hobbycraft to buy some supplies and have a browse. Ever since I’ve been getting more involved in the craft world for work I’ve been drawn towards the needle felt creations I’ve seen (possibly because most of the time they are cute little animals), so when I found this sweet little dinosaur felt making kit for £4 I knew I had found this weekends project.
I was completely new to this and it was a great craft to learn, the instructions were simple and easy to follow and all you needed to add was a tons of patience. I sat on the sofa whilst the kids watched a movie stabbing away and bringing my little creation to life (stabbed my fingers a couple of times too). It’s quite addictive, therapeutic and has left me feeling very inspired to make my own designs, maybe some cute little aliens next! For £4 I would highly recommend giving this mindful little craft a try!
This weekend I couldn’t resist the urge to make something inspired by the Royal wedding so here is 52 Weekends No. 33 – Royal Tote.
I’m not one for sewing so I decided to use the tape that you can buy to hem clothes to iron on the fabric and ribbons… genius (I know)!
Welcome to NON FOOD FRIDAY… this week I’m sharing a cute little incidental shot from the photoshoot for Dandelyne‘s upcoming book ‘Mini Hoop Embroideries’, I cannot wait to see this book in print! Available for pre-order at Search Press.
This weekend was the Kirstie Allsopp Handmade Fair at Ragley Hall… just the place to get inspired by all things handmade, buy craft supplies and photo props, treat yourself to jewellery and try out a workshop or two. I opted for the Mr X Stitch embroider your own handwriting workshop (obviously… any excuse to hang out with my X Stitch buddy) which was an awesome workshop, I learnt chain stitch and came home with a work in progress. Plus in the Craftmakers tent I got to say hi to my good friend Tigerlilly Makes and admire all the gorgeous treasure on her stand and I treated myself to some beautiful handmade cat earrings by The Old Farmhouse Jewellery and a couple of brooches by Jazzy Menagerie.
It was the perfect Crafty weekend!
52 Weekends No. 31 – Games in the Garden. What a lovely hot sunny bank Holiday weekend! I spent mine in my Mum’s garden in Kent, we cut the grass, pulled up the weeds and planted lots of seeds. I found an interesting looking log in her garage and decided to use it to make a naughts and crosses board. I then gathered 9 pebbles and decorated them with a garden theme and bumble bees and flowers… looks super cute!
I find it rather cosy when it’s heavily raining outside and you are wrapped up all snuggly and warm on the sofa listening to it tapping on the windows. So when the weather forces you to stay in what better way to spend your time than making something crafty.
This weekend’s project, inspired by the April showers is a cute cloud trinket holder made with white air dry clay, a cute, quick and easy project, give it a try!