This month has been rather busy, but some lovely things have come my way. Here are my favourites for November.
This wonderful bunch of flowers were given to me by my Mum when I hosted a family lunch. Who knew cabbages were so pretty?! Family days are also one of my favourites, especially when we eat tons of sandwiches, take my niece and nephew to the park and discuss the wonder of handmade gifts with my Grandad.When my Grandad visited, he gave me this frame which my Nan had displayed in her sewing room. I remember it fondly and the messy scene reminds me of the ‘craftermath’ in my studio which happens often. I shall treasure it. I have kept up my monthly subscription to the Lucky Dip Club and it just keeps getting better and better! The Diner themed box for November included a gold donut necklace which I’ve hardly taken off. Leona has been getting a lot of press and she so deserves it – the boxes are ace! One of the items in the diner box was this amazing ice cream sundae tea towel. OK so maybe I love subscription boxes….but the Kawaii box is too cute and super afforable. Obviously the Pocky gets eaten way before I have a chance to photograph the box contents. Beauty favourites this month include this Body Shop mango hand cream, No7 Damson Dream nail polish and the Seche Vite Top Coat. I had some Not On The High Street vouchers to spend this month, so I treated myself to some new bamboo calligraphy pens from Kate Moby’s store. I plan to practice in my handmade sketch book which I made using the japanese stab binding technique.
I did a lot of calligraphy as a child but I’d like to learn the modern styles now. My sister got me a fab book my my birthday so I hope to have some time over the holidays to try it out.
I also spent my voucher on some Cable and Cotton String Lights as I’ve wanted some for ages. I think they make the studio desk space much cosier.I’ll be back tomorrow with the first of my Christmas gift guides.