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

 

52 Weekends No. 36 – Elderflower Cordial

I love summer weekends, they’re long, warm and flowery. Have you noticed all the Elderflowers in full bloom at the moment? I’ve been seeing it everywhere and I couldn’t resist picking some and trying to make elderflower cordial (for the first time). I was really pleased to discover it’s very simple and worked out just perfect for this week’s 52 Weekends No.36 – Elderflower cordial.

All you need is 8 elderflower heads, 250g caster sugar, 2 tbsp honey, 500ml water, 1 lemon (zest and juice 1 half and slice the other half). Slowly bring to the boil the water, sugar and honey and when the sugar has dissolved take off the heat and add the elderflower flowers facing down then add all the other ingredients and leave in the pan with lid on for 24 hours. Finally strain through muslin and store in a sterilized jar. Why not give it a try?!

Elderflower Cordial | 52 weekends by Stacy Grant

Elderflower Cordial | 52 weekends by Stacy Grant

52 Weekends No.35 – Festival Flower Crown

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!

Festival Flower Crown | 52 weekends  | Inspiration by Stacy Grant

52 Weekends No. 34 – Needle Felting

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!

Needle Felting Dinosaur | Stacy Grant Creative craft photographer Dino Project | Needle Felting Dinosaur | Stacy Grant Creative craft photographer

 

Juicy Cola

I cannot shout loudly enough about this new cola I recently discovered made by The Juice Shed Company, which is made from all natural ingredients! As well as original flavour it also comes in cherry and blueberry and wait for it… WHICH COUNT AS 1 OF YOUR 5 A DAY! Amazing, I know! So amazing I made this cue little video if them!