It’s an exciting day today as I have a meeting with Mr X Stitch to discuss the brief for issue 5 of XStitch Mag… Heroes and Villains. Which prompted me to share this cute little cross stitch Bonsai by PixlStitch from issue 4 for this weeks NON FOOD FRIDAY!
This weekend we celebrated the 40th anniversary of The Cure by watching them play live in Hyde Park as part of the British Summertime Festival and they were amazing!
A beautiful summers day spent relaxing in the park watching live music is my idea of bliss! If you get chance to get tickets for these type of events they really do make a great weekend.
Inspired by all the music we heard today I gathered together some of my favourite CD and decided to make myself a good old fashion compilation mix for the car. Cover it in doodles with a magic marker and boom.. CD Mix tape!
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.
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!
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!
Todays NON FOOD FRIDAY is all about the flowers. I love this shot, which was taken on a recent photoshoot for the wonderful new wedding supplier website I Do Marketplace and this beautiful centrepiece was created by Charlotte Elizabeth Bespoke Florist.
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!
This weekend I couldn’t resist the urge to make something inspired by the Royal wedding so here is 52 Weekends No. 33 – Royal Tote.
I’m not one for sewing so I decided to use the tape that you can buy to hem clothes to iron on the fabric and ribbons… genius (I know)!
Welcome to NON FOOD FRIDAY… this week I’m sharing a cute little incidental shot from the photoshoot for Dandelyne‘s upcoming book ‘Mini Hoop Embroideries’, I cannot wait to see this book in print! Available for pre-order at Search Press.
National Vegetarian Week runs from the 14th to the 20th May and it’s all about eating delicious vegetarian food. I’ve been a vegetarian for over 20 years and I love it and I love to share vegetarian food ideas and inspiration. Maybe this week can help inspire you to experiment with a new recipe and try something new!