Valentine’s Notebook

Valentine's Notebook

 

We had a little crafting session this week. As Valentine’s Day is fast approaching we used the theme of hearts to inspire us.   We bought some notebooks from Tiger. At £1 for 3 it was a bargain. We used a pencil with a rubber on the end as our printing tool. We mixed a number of different shades of pink. And we were off.

Valentine's Notebook 1

A sweet notebook to offer to your loved ones or a place to write love notes.

Have a fun Valentine’s

naomi x

Valentine's Notebook

Valentine’s Notebook

Valentine's Notebook

We had a little crafting session this week. As Valentine’s Day is fast approaching we used the theme of hearts to inspire us.   We bought some notebooks from Tiger. At £1 for 3 it was a bargain. We used a pencil with a rubber on the end as our printing tool. We mixed a number of different shades of pink. And we were off.

 

Valentine's Notebook 1

 

A sweet notebook to offer to your loved ones or a place to write love notes.

 

Have a fun Valentine’s

naomi x

Beach Time Tip (no sand in these sandwiches)

Having spent a week by the coast you can guess where we were each day…Yep, down at the beach either strolling back from the pier or making up games in the sand. We built sail boats, we made fabric flags, we played hide and seek with playmobil characters (and couldn’t seek one little figure out in all that sand, sad moment quickly rectified by assuring my littlie that it will make another child’s day when they dig it up).

One trick I have learnt, passed on to me by my maman, is an easy way of getting sand off your body parts. Yes, you can shower (but not on the beach when you’re ready to devour your sandwiches). Yes, you could give yourself a brisk exfoliation (but my 3 year old loudly objects to that approach). So that leaves you with dusting powder aka talc (without the nasties).

Talc tip

Dust your sandy limbs and rub. The sand comes off without so much as a yelp. Sand free to enjoy your picnic or to get back into the car without having to endure small sand dunes at your feet. Can I hear a Yay! and Woop!

naomi x

Quilted Love

Quilt Architextures

A few months ago a friend and I had a day trip to Tikki in Kew. Oh my. I was in fabric heaven. Whilst there I picked out some of the beautiful Architextures line by Caroline Friedlander made by Robert Kaufman. This fabric had just come out at the time so I was thrilled to find it. A friend of mine had just given birth to a darling boy whose father is actually an architect! It was perfect.

Those of you who follow on instagram (fiftytwocreate) will have seen the photographic progress over the following months.

Quilting Collage Architextures

It went pretty quickly and smoothly until I got to the binding. I halted. I didn’t want to hand sew. My hand stitching is slow, uneven and ugly which equals to a miserable time for all. After a chat with my quilting friend she showed me how to sew it by machine. To top it off, that weekend I was treated to a surprise trip to see Kaffe Fassett‘s exhibition. He is amazing. I was reved up and so inspired that I came home,  sat down and with the quiet buzz of the sewing machine I finished that quilt that very same evening. Now the gift has been gifted I feel I can share it here.

Quilt Front Architextures

So there it is in all its wonky glory!

Happy quilting friends

naomi x

The Diptych Project – Featured moi! & an unexpected win over at SYTYC! (A good day!)

Before I head out to the Britmums conference a quick update:

I was featured in the Diptch Project this week – exciting and an honour! So go check it out here

The Diptych Project

The Diptych Project

and I woke up to a lovely, lovely email telling me that I came first in the Upcycle challenge over at So You Think You’re Crafty competition. Blog post and tutorial to follow…

Upcycle Dress

I was SO shocked. It was a tight win as this week the entries were AMAZING.

 

Do check out my personal favourites:

Jessica at Cutesy Crafts

Haley at Welcome to the Mouse House

 

What a lovely day

naomi x