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July 19, 2016

Your makes, girls dresses from simplicity 8087

I am so enjoying seeing your versions of my simplicity pattern sewn up in a variety of pretty fabrics. Recently number 8087 is proving to be popular sewn up as a girls dress...

July 13, 2016

A Chlorophytum comosum trend revival

The ubiquitous spider plant or the Chlorophytum comosum’ has made quite a comeback in our house has it made it to yours yet?

July 11, 2016

Velvet sofa shopping list.

I was born in October, I sometimes think this is the reason I love the Autumn. Especially the early weeks when the sun is still shining and walks to the pub need neither a jacket or an umbrella!
The dog loves to kick up the leaves and there is a slight hint of wood smoke in the air...

July 06, 2016

Lately: a glance back at June.

June, it rhymes with tune and the moon. June also happens to be my Mum's middle name. I love the sound of the word. I even like the simple four letters that go into making it.


July 03, 2016

Our Handmade upcycled fire pit

If you are a regular reader of ‘Lazy daisy jones’ you will no doubt be aware that my hubby Marc is a talented and imaginative up-cycler? If not, you are about to find out just how clever he can be!

June 27, 2016

The back story: Jessalli Handmade.

I first met Sophia in person at Kirsties handmade fair last year. I was drawn like a magnet to a beautiful appliqued 'Alice in wonderland' cushion that was on display. Looking up from examining the cushion I saw a twinkling pair of eyes and a huge smile beaming down at me... 

June 23, 2016

A bobble stitch cushion

You might say I am obsessing over texture and monochrome lately. In crochet that translates to one stitch or a very simple combination of stitches in only one colour. I do still love colour but too many colours these days can send my head into a spin. I want calm and peace, some days are just like that am I right?

June 19, 2016

Are they bulbs or lamps?

We have a 'thing' going on in our house. My technically minded Mister, and the 14 year old tell me that electricians call light bulbs 'lamps' however I say they are bulbs as in 'light bulbs' and they say bulbs are what you plant in the garden! Aren't men funny things?

June 16, 2016

Crochet Book review: Mandalas to Crochet

I am happy today, another book that was on my wishlist and is now on my desk, yay!
Mandalas to crochet by Haafner Linssen is published by Searchpress. I have been sent a copy to review (I know its a hard job but somebody has to do it) 

June 12, 2016

Our Diy garden chandelier gets a seasonal update

Two years ago, actually it was June 9th 2014 almost to the day, spooky or what? I posted about how 'we' ie. the royal we as in Marc and I constructed a garden lantern, from tins, bits of wire and jars.We even grandly christened it our garden 'chandelier'...
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