IT'S FRIDAY AND I'M IN LOVE...

IT'S FRIDAY AND I'M IN LOVE...

with these macarons...

with this diy...

this party backdrop...

and this embroidered beauty.

P.S. I wanted to let you know I'll be taking a Summer break for the next two weeks and will be back Spetember 4th. In the meantime please feel free to catch up with some past projects in the archives and check out the things I'm loving above. See you soon and enjoy the rest of your Summer.

AN OLDIE BUT A GOODIE - SIMPLE CROCHET CARDIGAN.

AN OLDIE BUT A GOODIE - SIMPLE CROCHET CARDIGAN.

Hello and welcome to the final oldie but goodie. I hope you've enjoyed this stroll down memory lane. It's been so fun to look back at everything I've made over the last four and a half years and share it again here with you. Since we started the series with one of the most popular and all time favourite it seemed only right to end with the other one.

My simple crochet cardigan was the first thing I made that wasn't a hat or a scarf but the crazy thing is it wasn't that much more complicated. It's basically a large rectangle of crochet folded in half and seamed at the sides to form armholes. I made this one using chunky wool and single ribbed crochet to create a warm cardigan for Autumn/Winter but with a few changes you could easily adapt this to become a light weight Summer shrug instead. Double knit instead of chunky yarn and a non-ribbed double crochet or a larger crochet hook would be all it took. You can find how to make the cardigan here with a link to the original free pattern over on Lion Brand Yarns website.

CURRENTLY READING - PATTERNS.

CURRENTLY READING - PATTERNS.

Ok, so technically this isn't a book or least one you can read anyway. This is a giant A3 colouring book that I'm absolutely in love with. Before you know it you could have a gallery wall full of bright, colourful art work to call your own.

You know how much I love colouring but this one is a bit different. Each page is made of wonderfully thick paper so you can use watercolours and sharpies without them bleeding through or warping the design. I've used a few different paints and markers and so far there has been zero bleeding.

CURRENTLY READING - PATTERNS.

There's 27 different designs that can be easily removed and framed. Some are more complicated than others. I've currently got two on the go that I swap between depending on my mood.

CURRENTLY READING - PATTERNS.

You can find a copy here in the U.K. and here if you're in the U.S.

And is if that wasn't enough there's also a Letters book and Botanicals book in the same series that both look absolutely beautiful. Happy colouring.

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FAVOURITE SUMMER POPSICLE TREATS.

FAVOURITE SUMMER POPSICLE TREATS.

For me nothing screams Summer like an ice cold popsicle. I've got 9 of my favourite icy treats that will cool you down and satisfy your sweet tooth at the same time.

1. Summer dream creamsicles from Studio Diy.

2. End of Summer grapefruit popsicles from Paper & Stitch.

3. Rainbow whole fruit ice pops from 84th & 3rd.

4. Roasted peach and cherry popsicles from Sugar & Cloth.

5. Layered ice cream pops from Sugar And Charm.

6. Yogurt parfait popsicles from Le Zoe Musings.

7. Boozy coconut ice pops from Sugar & Cloth.

8. Lemonade popsicles from Salty Canary.

9. Blackberry lavender popsicles from Tutti Dolci.

AN OLDIE BUT A GOODIE - DIY SHADOW BOX FRAME.

AN OLDIE BUT A GOODIE - DIY SHADOW BOX FRAME.

Looking for a cool way to display your photos? Try these diy paper shadow box frames. Framing all your photos or art work can really start to add up so these paper frames are a fantastically inexpensive way to display them without breaking the bank. And if that wasn't enough, there's also the added bonus of being able to customise them to match any theme. What are you waiting for? Head on over and get crafting now.