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!
This is my image that was Shortlisted for the Pink Lady Food Photography Awards 2018
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!
Today I’m staring a couple of shots from last weeks fashion shoot for Bobbi Parka, happy NON FOOD FRIDAY!
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!
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!
I had the delight of working at the most beautiful location in Notting Hill this week. Pastel house heaven! The pink house from Love Actually is also in this muse, you can see pics of that house and me outside it (looking very excited about this fact) on Instagram. Happy Non Food Friday!
More of the lovely St. Ewe Eggs. So much to love about this brand from their ethics to there vibrant packaging!
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!
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.