July Favourites 2015

I feel like I’ve made the most of summer so far, although I am feeling pretty worn out. I decided to enjoy some time with family and made sure to enjoy Cambridge as much as possible. We’ve been punting, visiting food fairs and my Grandad and I went on the annual boat trip with his Parkinsons group which I always enjoy.

Boat-Ride-Cambridge

G went to France and returned with a big box of macarons! Obviously I scoffed a load before I could snap a photo. They were delicious.

French-Macarons-Paul

I decided to treat myself to a Ban.do Watermelon Bag from The Hambledon. It’s actually a cool bag so I’m thinking it will be useful for our trip to Florida later this year.

Ban.do-Watermelon-Cool-Bag

Continuing the bag theme, I was gifted this Cambridge Satchel by some friends who know of my obsession! I now have 4, but they are oh so practical. I think they are having a 50% off sale at the moment so it might be worth checking out the website if you’re after one. For my shoulder bag, I managed to grab it in a previous sale for £70 reduced from £240!!

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I think the addition of the ‘Cambridge’ logo on the buckles is a new thing, but I really like it! The studs have tiny little bicycles on too.

Cambridget-Satchel-CompanyThis month I also got a new bicycle watch from Light In The Box.

Bicycle-watchWhen I’m in the studio in the summer, I like to drink iced tea. I got this cute cup from The Hambledon. Perfect for a clumsy person like me who tends to knock drinks over frequently. A sippy cup with a lid haha!

Shop-Bando-Cup Kittens-Get-Thirsty-Too-CupBeauty favourites this month have included a selection of bath bombs. I tried an avocado one from Lush and the new Zoella bath fizzer from her Tutti Fruity range. As it’s a bar rather than a ball, you can just break off how much you’d like. It definitely smelt more subtle than the Lush ones though.

Zoella-Bath-BombsMy favourite craft supply this month has been Liquid Leaf Gold Metallic Paint.This stuff isn’t cheap, but it’s bloody marvellous. Once my calligraphy improves, I think I’ll try writing with it. I also want to use it in some jewellery DIYs so watch this space.

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It worked really well for giving my marbled clay dish a fancy edging.

Strawberry-Quartz-Necklace

Another lovely gift I received this month was this awesome watermelon pin cushion kit from The Make Arcade. I can’t wait to make it! Funny how my watermelon love continues on since last year…..

Watermelon-Pincushion-Kit

Last month I said my Fitbit was one of my favourites. It still is, and this is why…..

I’ve been working on a Wool and the Gang Julia Sweater Kit which is made with their Shiny Happy Cotton yarn. It already feels soooo nice, I know it is going to be a great sweater for the autumn.

Moss-Stitch-Sweater

Do you have any favourites this month? I’d love to hear what you have been enjoying in the comments below.

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