Lagom Style Accessories

Happy NON FOOD FRIDAY! I was delighted when my copy of Lagom Style Accessories came through the post this week. I loved styling and shooting this book so much, I’m so proud to have been part of this project, it really is a beautiful book! AND… I was thrilled to see Ellie Cat made it in to the final version. I highly recommend you get a copy, author and projects by the talented Debbie Von Grabler-Crozier and available to purchase from Search Press.

Lagom Style Accessories | Stacy Grant | Craft Photography Lagom Style Accessories | Stacy Grant | Craft Photography

52 Weekends No.22 – Sugar Hand Scrub

I love the weekends – guilt free relaxing, lazy breakfasts, lots of coffee, reading books, hanging out and watching movies with the family. I find weekends especially lovely at this time of year – sunny and warm inside, cold and crisp outside, however this weather is playing havoc with my skin so this weekend I decided to make a lovely sugar scrub to give my poor dry hands a pamper.

It’s super easy – I used equal amounts of sugar and coconut oil (but you can use less sugar if you prefer the texture less abrasive) and two drops of pure lavender oil. The sugar is a great natural exfoliator, the coconut oil is the perfect moisturiser for dry hands and the lavender oil calming – the aroma when mixed together is sweet heaven! I found this cute little jar in The Range for £1.29 which is perfect for storing this scrub and has a handy little wooden spoon for scooping it out… also this would make a lovely handmade gift especially with Mother’s Day approaching!

Coconut Sugar Hand Scrub | 52 Weekends | Stacy Grant | Creative Photographer Coconut Sugar Hand Scrub | 52 Weekends | Stacy Grant | Creative Photographer

T-Shirt Yarn Macrame

52 Weekends No.21 – T-Shirt Yarn Macrame. I’ve been loving the recent trend of hanging house plants and I’m currently refurbing our bathroom with a tropical theme (or Vietnam Flashback as my husband has affectionally named the style) and my plan is to fill it with hanging plants. So this weekend I thought I would try my hand at Macrame for the first time, using t-shirt yarn (as it’s cheap. easy to make and lovely to work with) I had enough left over so I made a mini plant pot holder too. Give it a go… great sense of achievement.

T-Shirt Yarn Macrame | Stacy Grant | Craft Photography T-Shirt Yarn Macrame | Stacy Grant | Craft Photography

52 Weekends No.20 – Valentines Pressed Flower Keepsake

Love is in the air this weekend as Valentines Day approaches, which makes it the perfect weekend to make a Valentines Keepsake for this weeks 52 Weekends Project.

Just before Christmas my wonderful Husband bought me a beautiful bunch of flowers to cheer me up, in the bunch was some Gypsophila sprayed with gold, it was so lovely I decided to pressed it. I knew it would look great framed in my cute little Oliver Bonas kiko frame along with this beautiful quote ‘If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever.’ The perfect valentines gift.

Valentines Pressed Flowers | Stacy Grant | 52 Weekends | Creative Photographer

Valentines Pressed Flowers | Stacy Grant | 52 Weekends | Creative Photographer


52 Weekends No.19 – Traditional Afternoon Tea at the Palace

52 weekends is inspiration for craft projects, things to do or places to visit. This week it’s a little bit of everything. To celebrate my Mum’s birthday I’m treating her to a traditional afternoon tea at the Orangery at Blenheim Palace as a surprise. So I designed and made a cute little invite to surprise her with, I used one of my vintage tea cups to draw from and used tissue paper for the pattern, the idea is the tea bag being pulled out of the cup… I’m really pleased with how it turned out and Mum and I had a fabulous day!

Blenheim Palace | Traditional Afternoon Tea | Invitation | Stacy Grant