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!
Really excited to be sharing one of the lovely shots I did for a recent photoshoot for Tigerlily Makes new range of ‘Vegan Friendly” felt making kits. I wasn’t sure how I was going to style this cute little needle case and then it just came to life when it was on set!
This time last week was one of the hottest days since records begun and guess what I was shooting that day?!
I’m working from home today and when I do I love to start the day with a cooked breakfast. It could be poached eggs, dippy egg or even a fried egg sandwich, even I don’t know yet!
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 😀
It’s an exciting day today as I have a meeting with Mr X Stitch to discuss the brief for issue 5 of XStitch Mag… Heroes and Villains. Which prompted me to share this cute little cross stitch Bonsai by PixlStitch from issue 4 for this weeks NON FOOD FRIDAY!
This weekend we celebrated the 40th anniversary of The Cure by watching them play live in Hyde Park as part of the British Summertime Festival and they were amazing!
A beautiful summers day spent relaxing in the park watching live music is my idea of bliss! If you get chance to get tickets for these type of events they really do make a great weekend.
Inspired by all the music we heard today I gathered together some of my favourite CD and decided to make myself a good old fashion compilation mix for the car. Cover it in doodles with a magic marker and boom.. CD Mix tape!
I had a bit of a hectic one this weekend, busy, busy, busy! So there was only one way to end it…with some serious relaxing! I made a deep conditioning hair mask. I mashed one banana and added 2 eggs, 1 tbsp coconut oil and 1 tbsp honey. Mixed it all up and applied it to clean wet hair. Wrapped up my hair in a plastic hair bag and a towel, then left it on for 20 mins. Just enough time to sit and relax with my book! This is how to turn a busy weekend into a calm one 😀
Happy MEAT FREE MONDAY… trying to keep the birthday celebrations going just a little longer!
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 😀