After a month of buying grown up things such as wallpaper my bank account cannot wait for payday! I'm literally counting down the days - 9 days!!! I'm nearly all settled at my Mom's house now, wallpaper is up, carpet is fitted and I have my clothes back. I'm going through a little phase at the moment where I just want to change my whole wardrobe so I've spent a lot of time (wasting time) online shopping window shopping. As it's my birthday next month and I'm turning 24 I just feel like I want to dress a little more... grown up? I wouldn't say I currently dress like a child but I'm feeling like a change. It's either that or I shave my head again...
November! November was
the last time I sat here and did a little post on my little blog. I
mentioned in this post that my blog needed to take a back seat a few
months ago and it literally has taken a back seat! I haven't even
thought about my blog for a good few months if I'm being totally
honest, real life went a little upside down a few months ago and is
only just slowly returning back to normal.
As you may know I moved
out in October and well, now I'm moving back home to my parents
again. Yes it didn't work out well at all but these things happen,
it's apart of life, we learn, we grow and we walk away being a
stronger person. I won't get into why things didn't work out but I
will say that I am happy and I'm slowly but surely returning to
I'm in the process of
decorating a room at my Mom's for me to 'move into' which is all very
exciting. I'm spending most of my evenings looking online at
wallpapers and carpets. The thrilling life of a 23 year old!!
I'm looking forward to
getting back to normality and I want to get back into planning a few
posts, writing posts ect. I've got a few ideas but I've decided (for
now) not to have a schedule in place, I want to ease myself back into
it. I don't want 'real life' to get that overwhelming where I just
don't want to do what I enjoy – blogging!
I spent most of Sunday
morning feeling really inspired and wanting to get my craft on. There
was only 1 problem, I had no idea what to make.
I have a whole box
under my bed full of craft supplies and a huge bag full of fabrics,
why do I not know what to make. I decided to get out my favourite
craft books and get inspired! I posted this picture on Instagram and
thought I'd share a few of my favourite craft books as I adore them
and can easily (as I did Sunday) spend hours flicking through them
and getting all sorts of ideas.
My first one is this Mollie Makes Christmas: Living and Loving a Handmade Christmas. This is the book I was reading in the instagram picture. It's got loads of Christmas craft ideas in for gifts and decorations. The instructions are easy to follow I just wish the templates at the back were more to scale. My best friend brought me this last Christmas and it's been a favourite of mine ever since.
Another favourite of mine
is this DoodleStitching: The Motif Collection, I brought this from Amazon when I
was looking for craft books. I love doing cross stitches and wanted
to move onto something similar so I brought this book to try out some
embroidery work. Truth be told I've only actually used it once but I
find it a joy to flick through.
This next one I LOVE so much! I love the idea of having things around my house that I've sewn and made and every time I look through this book it makes me want to do just that! This Sally Walton Home Sewn Home book is easy to follow, lots of beautiful images and a massive inspirational read.
Then we have my queen, Kirstie Allsopp, I love this women - All her TV programs, all the books, all the events gah I just love her! My boyfriend brought me this book for my 22nd Birthday and there is so many projects in here that I want to try. It isn't just one craft either, there are loads of craft projects in this book with really easy to follow instructions and again of course the images are a dream to look at! Kirtsie Allsopp Craft, I highly recommend.
If your a crafter do you have any favourite craft books? With Love, Sian x