Found this fabric at the Makery Emporium in Bath and couldn’t resist. Not sure what to make with it yet, maybe a door stop or a cushion. Watch this space.
You may remember some time ago I posted a blog about my penchant for stripey clothes. Well, having abstained from any stripey purchases for about 6 months (a personal best!) I succumbed yesterday during an impromptu dash into Cos on Regent Street. In my defence I was on the hunt for a jumper and said jumper was 50% off. A lovely stripey number to carry me through to spring.
Scraps of ‘manly’ fabric? Check. Bag of rice I’ll never use? Check. Thirty minutes to spare? Check.
This evening I set about making a door stop for my boyfriend. I know this may seem like a rather random gift, however he’s just moved into a new flat and has shown an interest in the odd door stop or two during our many trips to town. I made it up as I went along and am pretty chuffed with how it’s turned out. I can pretty much guarantee he won’t check my blog before I next see him, so thought I’d take the risk and post some pics of my hardwork.
Here are a few snaps of some of the things I love in my flat the moment.
1) My beautiful patchwork quilt – need I say more? I still can’t believe I perservered with the project and now have such a beautiful handmade blanket to keep forever
2) The grape hyacinths my sister got me just after Christmas – I particularly love the cute mini buds that have popped up
3) My Daylesford Organic candle – it’s a real treat to light and even though I only light it once or twice a week I can still detect a slight ginger spice in the air most evenings
4) This rustic tatty old pot – picked up from a garden reclamation yard in Bath. The perfect ‘home’ for pretty mini daffs
For Christmas, I was lucky enough to receive both the ‘Primrose Bakery’ and ‘The Great British Bake Off’ recipe books. I have a long list of treats to bake from both and can forsee baking becoming a staple Sunday pastime. I’ll keep a couple of these sticky stem ginger fairycakes aside for myself (baker’s prerogative!) and take the rest into work tomorrow morning. There’s nothing like a mid-morning treat to ease the pain on a Monday…or Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for that matter!
Patchwork done, it is now time for my next domestic challenge…knitting! My mum took me through some basics over the Christmas break and I must say now, knitting does not come naturally to me at all. Anyway, with a head full of wonderful visions of knitted socks, snoods, blankets and hot water bottle covers it’s time to jump in at the deep end!