Wedding flowers

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Wedding flowers

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

Girls day out

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Girls day out

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. Castle Howard 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

A gift of crochet

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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.

Table settings

Table settings

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

Wedding daze.

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Yes, I’m back.Handmade wedding bouquets Yes, I have photos.

Yes, it did get a little messy with 60 adults intent on having a good time. Read the rest of this entry

African Flower Yumminess

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Welcome to my fifth Minerva Crafts post. Where has that time gone?

African flower cushion

This project was pure induldgence. I have always wanted to make a African Flower cushion. Read the rest of this entry

Mandala

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Mandala

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

Hen night bunting

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Not made by me, this gorgeous bunting, but my friend Claire.Wedding bunting

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