This is what happens when craft eats itself. At 3am on 23rd December, I attempted to make a pom pom garland as featured in Saga Magazine*. The results were not at all as expected. But it made me laugh!
I haven’t had much chance to blog lately as you can see. But I have been taking lots of pictures (www.instagram.com/thisbetheday) here’s some I took yesterday at one of my favourite shops, Attic in Hampton. The owners are always so lovely (I was doing a photoshoot outside) and their creative displays could rival the larger department stores.
I didn’t know too much about the National Centre for Craft and Design before I visited Lincolnshire but am really glad I stopped in Sleaford to take a look.
I visited with Emma who like me, loves craft and we were both fascinated by Helen Snell’s ‘Paper Flotilla’ pictured here. The colours used make it so striking but the detail is incredible. There’s just so much to see!
On Tuesday evening, I pitched my caravan at a site just outside the National Trust village of Lacock. I’d never been there before so really enjoyed wandering into the medieval village to explore. It seemed that nearly every house had its own honesty shop whether it was plants (one stall offered tens of varieties of mint - eau de cologne anyone?) or veg (buttercup yellow ‘patty pans’ were on offer). One thing that really caught my eye though, was this tray. All the items on it were being sold to benefit the Wiltshire Scrapstore based in the village.
This great organisation champions creativity by salvaging materials destined for the dump and using them for community projects. They even offer a travelling scrapstore!