Wild birthday celebrations

Our recent visit to the Norfolk coast was planned to coincide with the twins fourth birthday as the beach is their most favourite place to play.  Their birthday started with the usual balloons, birthday cake (made and decorated by us … Continue reading

Making life look pretty

As promised I have been crafting my way through January, the plan is to learn some new skills, spend time doing something I love and to make life look pretty at the same time.  I have found that the pretty things in life can make you feel so much happier.

My bathroom unfortunately continues to be a source of stress so I decided I needed to make something to introduce some positive vibes and happy memories.  While we were on our amazing summer holiday in Cornwall we went to the beach almost every day.  While the twins entertained themselves with sand, stones, shells and seaweed (supervised by A I should add) I would take a trip down the beach to collect shells with holes in them.

Heaven on Earth

Heaven on Earth

One evening a few weeks ago I settled myself in front of a film (Julie and Julia) with a lap full of shells and got stringing, several hours later and I had, I think, a beautiful shell garland to hang along the walls of my bathroom, what do you think?2015-01-27 13.57.26

As previously mentioned this month I have started crochet lessons, while  M’s illness took me away from one of two lessons I still think my efforts at crochet aren’t looking half bad.  I am really looking forward to learning to make flowers, I have grand plans for a spring wreath for my front door…. excited!

It's beginning to look a bit like crochet

It’s beginning to look a bit like crochet

On Saturday I went on a one day dress making course, I met some likeminded people, learnt a lot and ate a lot of cake.  I haven’t finished my dress yet but despite my measuring and following a pattern I’m a little concerned that it looks a little like the gown I wore in the hospital for my c-section or…. a maternity dress for someone with bigger boobs than I am blessed with.  I think I might need to go back for a bit more help.

dress making progress so far

my progress so far

hospital gown

possibly not the best fabric choice…

Future crafty plans include covering some wooden magazine files to match my bureau and making some flowery paper bunting.  Paper bunting tonight I think…