What beautiful weather we’re having this weekend! There was no doubt how I was going to spend this weekend… in my garden. First day of the year I’ve spent time out there, I love just wandering around admiring the plants and flowers I’ve grown – the garden was empty when we moved in so everything out there is all my own work. I had little tidy up, put up some new trellis, brought out the garden furniture and gathered together some tired looking pots and an old broken watering can which I decided to bring to life. I was also given an old chimnea recently and I decided to set that up a planter. With £10 spent in Morrisons on new plants (that included a Wisteria and Clematis, which I also potted) and some old paint I had stored in the garage it was a happy little weekend project that brought some more colour into the garden and gave me a good dose of vitamin D.
It’s NON FOOD FRIDAY! Here’s a little sneaky peak from the fabulous Rug Hooking book by Carole Rennison that I had the pleasure of shooting this week for SearchPress.
It’s that time of year again… grab a cup of Joe and going the coffee celebration!
This week I’ve been having all the fun, styling and shooting these tiny mini hoops for Dandelyne‘s upcoming book…aren’t they the cutest?!
I’ve had my French Knitting doll since I was five years old, it’s had it’s pin replaced over the years but I still love it. It’s easy and fun to do, it’s also very handy to carry around with you (I took mine out with me yesterday and knitted whilst the kids played in the park). The dilemma is what to make with it once you’ve made a string. You can thread wire through it and make words or shapes (like hearts) or use it as chunky wool and knit with it. Or like me add a big button and make a lovely bracelet!
(You can see me modelling it on my Instagram feed)
My Easter weekend would not have been complete without a little Easter themed craft project and this air drying clay bunny planter was the perfect project!
This weekend was perfect, it ticked all the boxes. We went out to watch a band on Friday night, Saturday I had a fun photoshoot followed by lunch with friends and on Sunday I had the most inspirational and fun day – we went to the Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs exhibition displaying the amazing detailed sets and models from the movie, they also recreated the noodle bar to actual size and were serving. We then went onto The Other Art Fair and saw some truly amazing artists and there work… very inspiring!
I did also find time to fit in some weekend craft… as I’m currently loving discovering all the things you can make from old T-shirts… I bring you 52 Weekends No.26 – No Sew T-Tote!
52 Weekends – giving you ideas for what to do or make every weekend throughout the year. Today’s 52 Weekends No.25 – St. Patrick’s Day shamrock.
The weekend, a time for you, to relax, spend time with the people you love, doing the things that you enjoy. My ’52 Weekends’ is here to help inspire you with things to do, places to visit, things to make and to bake. 52 Weekends No.24 – Handmade Mother’s Day Gift (because every mum loves a handmade gift). I bought the cross stitch kit from Hobbycraft and Ive had the material that I covered the hoop with in my sewing basket for years. It took a lot of hours to complete (check out all those French knots) but I’m really happy with how it turned out.
This week’s NON FOOD FRIDAY is supporting Dementia UK ‘Time for a cuppa’ campaign which runs from now until the 8th March. Pop over to their website to get your fund raising pack and take part in a cause close to all of our hearts!