52 Weekends No.43 – Sun’s out Tum’s out!

The weather this summer has been amazing but it’s made me realise my wardrobe is not cut out for this heat. So I decided to customise a few things to suit the weather… cutting down jeans, cutting sleeves off shirts, that sort of thing. However I’m not confident enough to wear a crop top, so with a bit of careful cutting and knotting, I made this perfect little breezy top!

Customise T-Shirt | 52 weekends | Stacy Grant Craft Photography Customise T-Shirt | 52 weekends | Stacy Grant Craft Photography

52 Weekends No.41 – Handmade note books

For my birthday a couple of weeks ago my Mum kindly bought me a sewing machine. I’ve never really done much sewing but I’m really keen to learn. Since I received it I’ve been gathering ideas and patterns on Pinterest, buying fabric from various shops and this weekend I felt ready to try it out.

I started by learning what all the bits on the machine do and practiced a couple of different stitches and learnt about thread tension. Then I was ready to start my first project, what was it going to be… the floppy summer hat? The house slippers, an apron, pin cushion, wall storage, summer dress, bunny doll? I’d collected so many ideas at this point I got a little over whelmed. I needed to real myself back in and write a list of projects in order and build up my confidence. That’s when my first project found me… a note book made of scrap paper. Maybe not the most obvious first sewing project but at least I now have a little note book to write down all my ideas, put them in order and work through them 😀

Handmade Notes Books | 52 Weekends | Stacy Grant

52 Weekends No. 38 – Hitching Lavender Fields

The weekend always feels so different to the rest of the week, they feel so relaxed, happy and everything just seems easier to deal with. I love spending mine doing the things I love, which could be making things, learning a new craft, visiting interesting places or just chilling at home watching movies and doing puzzles. Whatever I’m doing I like to share it to help inspire you with ideas, that’s how the 52 Weekends series was born.

This week…52 Weekends No.38 – Hitching Lavender Fields. It’s currently the perfect time of year for picking your own lavender. For £5 you get a bag to collect your cuttings and the lone of scissors too… it’s a simple fun afternoon that I highly recommend! And think of all the crafty things you can do and make with all that dried lavender 😀

Hitching Lavender Fields | Stacy Grant | 52 Weekends

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52 Weekends No.37 – Fathers Day Memory Bracelet

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.

Fathers Day 2018 | Memory Bracelet | 52 Weekends | Stacy Grant creative photographer

 

Non Food Friday – Go Green

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.

Seattle City StitchDotCom | XStitchMag | Photography by Stacy Grant