Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Shimmer and shine

Now that the presents are all wrapped up. A little bit of crafting session can begin again. Since having a table in our bedroom, little things like writing letters or drawing feels like a luxury. Having the sewing machine placed at your daughter's room since we moved to grandma, was not such a good idea.
This Saturday we managed to do a quick trip to Hobbycraft in Worthing, after picking up a Nordman Christmas tree in a garden centre. Grace's cousin are coming over again for a sleep over. I thought I would gather easy festive theme craft materials for the little ones. Having a good supply of crafting material is a way of to keep the house peace and calmer (even if its only 30 minutes). 
Papier mache christmas decoration were mostly down to 50p already. And cute Christmas stickers picked by Grace were snapped at only £1 per packet. I was so amazed at the tools and art supply that they have for children and grown ups too after amost half of year not  visiting this shop. My best buy was the foldable cardboard shop for £7.50 to complete pretend play of the food and tea sets we have already (mostly birthday presents). I saw this item online so many times online in the past months, and was really pleased with how easy it is to set up and store (especially when you have a small living area for play). 
Really you could spend a fortune in this shop if you're the kind of person who would rather sit and make things rather than going to the pub and watch football. 
Fortunately a little bit of common sense on that day managed to just influenced me a tiny bit to grab a stunning, very cheap, and slightly shimmering gold glitter leaf garlands. 


What on earth is for? Well in my head at time it was just pretty (a bit tacky but not too worry), then after two rounds of the shop trying to find what else that I don't need. I've decided it's perfect to wrapped around a wreath bone that I picked up at Merchants and Mills's stand, in Knit and Stitched show last year. In my head two weeks ago, was to draw flowers and leaves on a spare felt I have bought for a freelance project last year. Hand cutting your drawings for a garlands shape was just to time consuming. And I really am was too tired after catching up with housework when you just come back from trip to Yorkshire. So this gold, glitter leaf thing is just perfect for a lazy two minutes craft. I just inserted the branches in and out like you are weaving. And hey glitter presto! You are done.

I was a bit obsessed with the copper bone of the wreath last year. Now that the novelty worn off with the copper trends. I was really happy it where it smimmer and shine nicely, sitting on a wall to decorate the bedroom.

This is not an advert (thou it would be amazing if suddenly the company contact me and give me a Voucher or recognition for this post) I have bought everything with my own money. All photos and opinions are my own. If you want to repinned any of the image please do that, but it would be nice also if you could add the link where its from. 


Saturday, 8 October 2016

Green without the envy.

Since moving to the countryside, the colour green is slowly becoming my best friend. You noticed the different stages of blackberries bush slowly pruning into decayed leaves. Or the same rose you walk past every other day, floating into a skinny bride corpse with its yellow tint, or slightly orange green this week.
September was especially green during my walks. I wanted to enjoy every dry and sunny days before the temperature drop. Before layers of autumn clothing prepared and folded to the top of the drawers ready to be wear.

From warm green; olive green on the 70s Camper Van; even to the deepest petrol green shade I noticed on Brighton Pavilion grand door, will cool down a hot headed mummy mood when dealing with toddler tantrum. We have been blessed once more with food derived from G's grandma little patch of vegetable garden. Courgette were especially thriving this summer. We have courgette in almost everyday of our meals, and into almost every possible courgette meals we could thing of (yes including cake and endless length of zoodles (zuchinni-noodles) ).

Some of my fantasy 'green' clothing I love to wear this winter.

From top left.
Cos green cotton poplin top; Toast needlecord boatneck dress in slate green; Green stone gold coated brass bracelet from &Other Stories; and drapey viscose shirt from Olive Clothing.

Thursday, 8 September 2016

September moon 2016

The new set of September's harvest moon seemed to bring me to this platform of journaling once again. The temptation to spend sometimes alone to blog are so rare nowadays. I wondered every evenings while putting Grace to sleep if I ever get to draw, write or sew for myself again one day.
So here I am pretending to look forward on the idea of Grace going to nursery. She was two in June. Since we moved to a little town in West Sussex from London. We both decided to find the closest nursery around where we lived. I feel that it's for the benefit of the mother's sake and to better Grace's social skill.
This summer for once has not been the happiest one. Yet at the same time it has been the biggest one in terms of planning our future. Middle of the year always have been my happiest time to form memories. However this year mentally and physically has been one of the heaviest one to burden. My dearest family and having Grace around has thankfully got me back to a healthier me as mum again. I would so love to share these snippets of ups and down in the near future as soon as new routine is starting to settle down. In the mean time here are some pictures of Grace from this summer so far.

One from our last backyard in London and the later from Brighton seafront.

Her hair is getting bigger but her foot still fits on a shoes that was bought since last Winter. I love that all the bigger size clothes fits her better now.