SNAPSHOT - JAPANESE ANEMONE.

Snapshot - Japanese Anemone - Gathering Beauty

Here's something pretty for the weekend. I snapped this photo yesterday. Japanese anemones reaching towards the sky. 

Emma

Hi, I'm Emma.

I'm a crafter, blogger and paper enthusiast living in the North West of England.

Gathering Beauty is the place where I share craft tutorials and diy inspiration. I started this blog back in 2013 as a way of sharing all the things I love and make. I share paper crafts, clay crafts, origami, printables and desktop wallpapers as well as the odd crochet and weaving project. I hope you find something here that inspires you.

CURRENTLY READING - DANTE'S INFERNO.

Dante's Inferno

I picked up a copy of Dante's Inferno on the weekend. I've had it on my reading list for years but somehow never got around to reading it. I couldn't resist the beautiful embossed cover. 

Emma

Hi, I'm Emma.

I'm a crafter, blogger and paper enthusiast living in the North West of England.

Gathering Beauty is the place where I share craft tutorials and diy inspiration. I started this blog back in 2013 as a way of sharing all the things I love and make. I share paper crafts, clay crafts, origami, printables and desktop wallpapers as well as the odd crochet and weaving project. I hope you find something here that inspires you.

FIVE MINUTE CRAFTS - DIY BUTTON MAGNETS.

Five Minute Crafts - Diy Button Magnets - Gathering Beauty

I love these d.i.y. button magnets. They really brightened up my fridge and only took five minutes to make.

Five Minute Crafts - Diy Button Magnets - Gathering Beauty

Things you'll need.

1. Magnets.

2. Pretty buttons, glass beads and any other embellishments you've got lying around.

3. Glue. I used a glue gun but I'm sure any strong glue would do the trick.

Five Minute Crafts - Diy Button Magnets - Gathering Beauty

These really are so simple. All you have to do is glue your magnet to the back of your button, let it dry and be careful not to get glue all over the place. Easy, right?

Five Minute Crafts - Diy Button Magnets - Gathering Beauty

(love tag from Ikea, pretty papers from the Dear Lizzy range at American Crafts)

If you're looking for more craft ideas why not head on over to my craft board on Pinterest and take a look.

Emma

Hi, I'm Emma.

I'm a crafter, blogger and paper enthusiast living in the North West of England.

Gathering Beauty is the place where I share craft tutorials and diy inspiration. I started this blog back in 2013 as a way of sharing all the things I love and make. I share paper crafts, clay crafts, origami, printables and desktop wallpapers as well as the odd crochet and weaving project. I hope you find something here that inspires you.

FOUND.

Found. Old polaroids - Gathering Beauty

Old polaroids found lurking in the back of a wardrobe. All stacked and neatly labelled.

Cornwall, 2002.

Emma

Hi, I'm Emma.

I'm a crafter, blogger and paper enthusiast living in the North West of England.

Gathering Beauty is the place where I share craft tutorials and diy inspiration. I started this blog back in 2013 as a way of sharing all the things I love and make. I share paper crafts, clay crafts, origami, printables and desktop wallpapers as well as the odd crochet and weaving project. I hope you find something here that inspires you.

SPRINGTIME PASTELS.

Springtime Pastels - Gathering Beauty

It finally feels like spring around here. We're still getting the odd grey day but more and more we are getting beautiful bright, sunny skies and I love it. All the greys and pale pinks hanging around my desk have been replaced with these lovely springtime pastels. I can't get enough of that aqua.

How about you? What are some of the colours you're loving this spring?

(clockwise from left) pretty ribbon waiting to be attached to gift tags, practicing painting spots with new aqua nail varnish, pastel crayons crying out to be used in more of these and leftover handmade paper from Easter crafts.

Emma

Hi, I'm Emma.

I'm a crafter, blogger and paper enthusiast living in the North West of England.

Gathering Beauty is the place where I share craft tutorials and diy inspiration. I started this blog back in 2013 as a way of sharing all the things I love and make. I share paper crafts, clay crafts, origami, printables and desktop wallpapers as well as the odd crochet and weaving project. I hope you find something here that inspires you.