52 Weekends No.32 – Crafty Goings On

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!

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52 Weekends No.31 – Games in the Garden

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!

52 Weekends | Naughts and crosses | Tic Tac Toe | Stacy  Grant

52 Weekends | Naughts and crosses | Tic Tac Toe | Bees | Stacy  Grant

Meat Free Monday – Nowt Poncy

I’ve been so looking forward to posting this Meat Free Monday… I finally got my hands on a jar on Nowt Poncy’s Curry Sauce and I have to say it was so worth the wait! It’s vegan friendly so I decided to keep my curry Vegan too and cooked it with cauliflower and veg, but I hear it’s perfect with prawns.  This has got the be the most authentic tasting ready made curry sauce I’ve ever tasted… it taste like you made it yourself because it has a wonderful chunky tomato sauce base.  It’s nothing like any other curry sauce you buy in the supermarkets, it’s  closer to the authentic recipes you may have tasted with traditional cooked curries.  Just divine!

Curry | Nowt Poncy | Stacy Grant Food Photography

52 Weekends No.30 – April Showers

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!

April Showers | Air dry clay | Cloud Trinket Holder  | 52 Weekends Stacy Grant Photography April Showers | Air dry clay | Cloud Trinket Holder  | 52 Weekends Stacy Grant Photography

St. Ewe Dippy Egg and Soldiers

St. Ewe Free Range Eggs really are extra special, laid by free roaming hens, then hand picked each morning. I used the St. Ewe’s ‘Boost the Roost’ eggs enriched with Selenium & DHA and Omega 3, for my dippy egg.  Approved by the RSPCA and Vegetarian Society, plus 5p of each pack is donated to Pancreatic Cancer UK.

Can’t beat dippy eggs and soldiers for a mid week brunch!

St Ewe Boost the Roost | Dippy egg and soldiers | Stacy Grant Food Photographer