this evening I’ve been ‘helping’ Lily make an Easter bonnet... as predicted Lily became bored & distracted after 10 minutes so the creation is mine & if she wins, the prize is mine also 🙌🏻 ...now I think I’ll relax on the sofa with a glass of wine
Taaa-dah! Finalmente il mio sito è online 🎉
Ho ancora un nodo allo stomaco perché da oggi sono una freelance che lo dice ad alta voce e si racconta.
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Today has been about planning the hands on sessions for the Spring Lifestyle Workshop on Sat 14th April. We have two practical sessions & one is all about bringing Spring into the home with floral touches. Both @atticbirds & I are excited with what we have planned... it’s going to be a beautiful way to celebrate Spring 🌸 If you would like to join us, follow the link in my profile or visit www.fabulousplaces.co.uk
two days until half term begins & I cannot wait! It has been a busy month & I’m ready for days out, catching up with friends & family, cinema trips & fun with my little lady 💛 I still have hopes of a few nights away, fingers crossed!
Very soon it's✨Giveaway✨ time! To celebrate the fact that 10,000 people clicked follow on my account which has made me very happy and eternally grateful. I'll be giving away two necklaces! 😄🌺Secondly, I saw these beauties at @thebloomery as I was walking past, after all, 'the earth has music for those who listen' and I know you are all listeners too! Do watch this space 👀 and have the nicest possible Thursday you can... 😄🕊and check my stories for my 'Day in the Life' from#marchmeetthemaker yesterday 💫 #inspiredbynature_#tfispring#springishere#createinspring#savourtheseasonalshift#serendipitystyling
This rather cute wobbly bird is one of four lovely crafts your little ones can make with the contents of the My Little Makes Easter Craft Jars. Packed full with all sorts of high quality materials, these are sure to keep the children busy over the long Easter weekend.
• Size - 7x7cm
• Suitable for children aged 5 - 10
• Cost - £5.00 each plus £3.40 postage Royal Mail 1st class (UK only)
If you are interested then please direct message me with your email and I will send a paypal request. There are some more pics of the jar in my stories and if you have any questions, feel free to ask. XX
In all honesty, today has not been the best of days. Whilst I think it's important to approach life with realism - we don't always get what we want - that doesn't mean it's not disappointing too! Really was hoping to spend this evening with friends but then that got cancelled too. So it's time to find some positives in it all. I love foxes. Fox was my nickname at school. @islachlebowska is amazing at finding me random fox items and I also love that. So when I spied this fox illustration by the awesome @alisonsoye a) it made me smile and b) it was fully necessary to use some of my @bloomandwild foliage to add him into our #bloomandwildlife series! So... tomorrow is a new day and I'll just focus on Mr Fox as a keeper from this one!
About a decade ago, my father shared all the report cards he’d kept from my school years, from kindergarten on. When I was 5, my kindergarten teacher said on my report: “Karen excels at English and mathematics, but shows no artistic ability.” Regardless whether this was an accurate assessment of my 5-year-old abilities or not, it is the story my family internalized, and a large part of the reason I ended up with an engineering and a law degree, and waited until my mid-20s to pick up a camera, hiding my photographs until I was 30. And while I’m certainly no gifted sketch artist, it is only in recent years I’ve even dared to pick up a pencil or pen and dared to illustrate anything in the privacy of my journal.
The stories we tell ourselves have power, make no mistake.
So today, as I sit on a beautiful beach on the Pacific Ocean, I’ll challenge you as I challenge myself: what story that you tell yourself are you willing to confront - even if it’s in private?
You never know ... you may surprise yourself. ❤️✨ #makelight
We're officially in Spring, the Sun's out (ignore the frost on the ground 🙄) and Easter is on its way! If it's time to have a little home refresh our new runners and napkins are now in our Etsy shop with free shipping all this week 😊
This really isn’t an “Insta” picture at all. It was taken a year ago on our holiday to St Agnes in Cornwall. I found a fabulous little florist and discovered Ranunculus for the first time. And completely fell for them 🌸🌸🌸
Whenever possible, we like to get outside and enjoy nature's wonders. This doesn’t always mean going on an epic expedition though. I find even just a short walk in the woods or along the coastal path appreciating the nature is great for our physical and mental health. Rock pools are a favourite, they are an ever changing source of inspiration for me. It is a simple fascination, no two are ever the same and whatever the season or weather, there is always something interesting happening beneath the surface in this funny little mirco-world.
Good morning! I get asked quite often which nude nail polish I’m wearing so I thought I’d round up my current faves... (from left to right)
💅🏻 base + top coat @zoyanailpolish 💅🏻 Gelly Hi Shine in Pink Lemonade 💅🏻 Coconut Infusion in Surfboard
💅🏻 Frosted Cupcakes in Strawberries and Cream
All colours from @barrymcosmetics
We our so proud to have @craftist_in_residence in The Boutique & Co. Her hand drawn bouquet illustrations are an incredible gift to brides to be, and make such a beautiful heirloom to be treasured for many years to come. It's always so inspiring to watch true artists at work... Follow the link in our bio to check out more of her beautiful bespoke wedding illustrations.
Repost: Over the past few months, I’ve done several one-week courses or one-off webinars to help me get my head around turning my passion into a viable business. I can highly recommend @ruthkudzicoach for seize-the-day success mentoring, confidence coaching and and strategy, and @makelight with @emilyquinton for creatives and makers. One day, I’ll share with you what I wrote about myself in my first video chat with Ruth, but for today, I can look in the mirror and say “we’ve come a long way”. #makersgonnamake#createeveryday#mumpreneur#makelightspringclean#makelight#inspireme#femaleboss#bouquet#2018brides#weddingbouquet#lecreuset#peonybouquet#rosesofinstagram#roses#liveyourbestlife#makeithappen ( #📷 @craftist_in_residence )
With the first official day of Spring, it seems perfectly timed for me to be making plans for the Spring Lifestyle Workshop. This is a collaboration with Klara from @atticbirds. The workshop will be filled with spring interior inspiration, practical floral sessions, an introduction to brush calligraphy, table dressing for those special gatherings & so much more. I’m so excited for this one... we’re also inviting @thegreenery_derbyshire & @miss_sammiedesigns along to be part of it too! Sat 14th April | Derbyshire | To book, follow the link in my profile or pop over to www.fabulousplaces.co.uk 💛