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.
Good Morning NON FOOD FRIDAY! Check out this amazing cross stitch cat sewetrope by Tom Katsumi. The design pattern and zoetrope instructions are in Issue 1 of X Stitch Mag, which is now available in Hobbycraft… quick grab yourself a copy whilst you can!
Thinking about lunch already and it’s only 9.30!
Looks like it going to be a hot one today… so let’s eat buckets of ice cream!
The only way to start a Meat Free Monday, followed by a little bit of yoga!
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?!
It’s NON FOOD FRIDAY! Happy to finally be able to share some of the awesome cross stitch designs in the latest Issue of X Stitch Mag (out now).
This awesome piece is by StitchDotCom and I’m sharing this one first as it was a fun challenge to shoot. As always Mr X (The Editor) and I sat down at the beginning of issue 4 production to discuss all the designs going into this issue and how we imagined the best way to shoot them. For this piece Mr X wanted to see it through a rainy window… never once to shy away from a photographic challenge and armed with a glycerine spray I excepted and this is the out come! I look forward to sharing more designs from Issue 4 – Green over the coming weeks.
As June is National Cheese Month I am going to (over) indulge in all the cheese!
National Fish and Chips Day…whoop whoop, I know what I want for dinner!
What better way to start the week than with a scorcher of a bank holiday and the beginning of National BBQ week! Also being Meat Free Monday don’t forget all the great veggie options available, personally I don’t think you can beat a summer salad eaten outdoors with a corn on the cob cooked on a BBQ!