Instalife July: Summer’s Here

Goodness me it’s August already?! Time for another Instagram round up for July.

We finally saw the summer in the UK and there were some especially hot days in Cambridge. I took time to enjoy it as much as I could (being wary of migraine triggers!).

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Cycling home from work through the meadows / Enjoying a WI picnic

Sharing my travel smashbook / New postcards from The Calm Gallery

Claireabellemakes Bicycle Bracelets Etsy

Launching the Macrame Bicycle Bracelets in my Etsy store 

Sharing customer photos and a coupon code / Bird Necklaces in store now

DIY Projects Claireabellemakes

DIY projects including a cowboy coffee sleeve for G and a macaron print apron

DIY Braided Watch Strap guest post / Geek crochet for the amigurumi R2-D2!

Tammy Persian Cat on Claireabellemakes

Tammy got into the yarn stash / a cute notebook from Primark would you believe?!

Falling asleep with her mouth open / Helping with laundry

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This weekend I am going to Suffolk to watch my sister do a charity sky dive! It’s going to take a while on the train, so I’m taking my backlog of craft magazines and some crochet. What are you guys doing this weekend?



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Instalife: Bring on Spring

I haven’t posted an Instalife update for a while, so I thought with the change of season it was about time. Here’s a little bit of what I’ve managed to get up to during a month of horrendous migraines!

Cambridge Yarn Bomb

Quentin Blake Exhibition at The Fitzwiliam Museum / The latest Cambridge Yarn Bomb

My DIY Pom Pom Bike Basket / Taking a train journey & loving the ticket stamp

Work Life in Cambridge

My City commute with the cows! / Anthony Gormley’s Feet (and mine)

Being frugal with the stationery at work & tidying the office

Remembering Nan

Sorting Nan’s things & finding her sewing machine / My new Janome – named Romy

A travel sewing tin of Nan’s (She was named Poppy) / Her garden in the sun

Claireabellemakes Jewellery

Making up some new pendants /organising my ring display for a stall

Setting up for a vintage fair / new galaxy print studs (more coming!)

Claireabellemakes Instalife

A kind gift from a friend in the mail / Tammy sleeping against G’s arm (silly thing!)

Daffs always bring me a smile / My faves from the Vivid Please gang

A month of mixed emotions and tricky times, but at least I managed some craft and to keep blogging, which keeps me going for sure. I hope you enjoyed my month of giveaways on the blog! May will be fun as I have lots of crafty meet ups planned and it is G’s birthday. He has requested an ice cream bar at home, so I am busy planning that!

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