I like to think that between my mum and myself, we have many of the skills to tackle most things wedding related. I choose the things I knew I could do well, without a huge amount of pressure falling on us in the lead up to the day, and opted to bring in others when I couldn’t. Without splitting myself in two, I knew I couldn’t do everything. Read the rest of this entry
With the wedding behind us, along with all the preparations, I thought it was high time I spent a quality girly day with my daughter before she jetted off on holiday for a fortnight with her other family. I ignored the grumbles of ‘if you’ve seen one stately home, you’ve seen them all’, as teenager ‘pretending to be cool’. I asked her to put on a nice dress (more grumbles) and with the promise of a drive through Starbucks (yes, I know) we set off for Castle Howard in North Yorkshire. My husband and I had spent our first few days as man and wife at Whitby, the location of our first weekend away 10 years ago. Read the rest of this entry
I was, quite simply, overwhelmed by the generosity of a friend made over the last year through our respective blogs, when early this year I received an email from the TheGrangeRange asking if she could contribute anything to my wedding day.
I thought long and hard about Geraldine’s generous offer of her time and skill when she could have been busy creating for herself. Read the rest of this entry
Yes, it did get a little messy with 60 adults intent on having a good time. Read the rest of this entry
Welcome to my fifth Minerva Crafts post. Where has that time gone?
This project was pure induldgence. I have always wanted to make a African Flower cushion. Read the rest of this entry
I’ve not even picked up a crochet hook this week. I’ve been working through my list of ‘things to get done’ before family and guests pop in next weekend. I’m hoping for a scene of organised calm rather than one in which you could plan a treasure hunt by following the threads on the floor and dig for gold under stash mountains. Read the rest of this entry