life lately

When it comes to blogging, I seem to be a bit ‘all or nothing’. I either don’t post for aaaages, or I post every day. I’ve just had a bit of a break after feeling like I was spending too much time staring vacantly at the laptop, while my crafty projects mounted up, the dust balls blew around the floor and my children turned feral. (Ok, they didn’t, but you get the idea.) So I had some time away, and this is what I got up to…

My clothes experiment has come to a bit of a premature ending, after I sent half my wardrobe to the charity shop. Out went dresses that still had tags on them, unworn tights (I love mustard tights, I really do, just not on me) and a whole load of clothes that simply didn’t fit. I replaced them with a few new things, all shirt-y blouse-y bargains from eBay:

Although the weather’s been a bit iffy, I managed to find the time to get out there and sow my Higgledy seeds, pot on my tomatoes and get some bedding plants into pots. I’m planning a whole post dedicated to the garden, but we’ve still got a fair bit to do before the big reveal – it was a total mess when we moved in, neglected and overgrown, and it’s taken a while to bring it back to life.

My beloved Higgledy seeds – germination after just four days!
Tomatoes and carrots
Strawberries in hanging baskets

I’ve been pottering around the house as well; finishing off curtains here and there, painting bits of furniture, putting up some pictures and finally getting round to making an accessories holder:

Getting addicted to cactii

Thoroughly in love with Ingela P. Arrhenius prints

And, of course, I’ve been spending a whole lot of evenings armed with tea, magazines and my trusty crochet hook. There have been a gazillion baby-related creations, forgotten projects finally finished off and new projects started (they’ll be appearing in a similar post this time next year… ahem…)

An intarsia experiment turned into a crochet hook purse thingy

Yes, that is a baby hat that looks like a boob.


  1. Lou Archell
    May 26, 2013 / 8:04 pm

    nice postcards!! 😉 Love that first shirt, is it H&M? x

    • Vicky
      May 26, 2013 / 8:10 pm

      I know, I got them from this right talented lady 😉 Yep, from eBay though – 99p or thereabouts! It's got a dipped hem back as well. Love it! x

  2. the linen cloud
    May 26, 2013 / 9:04 pm

    I love Ingela … and the boob hat is brilliant … Bee x

  3. KatGotTheCream
    May 27, 2013 / 10:35 am

    We're about to get some hanging baskets up with strawberries and tomatoes and whatnot – it's such a good idea if you're short on space and I think it will pretty up a wall of ours nicely. I'll let you know how we get on as you're my gardening guru if you didn't know.PS I love your crochet purse thingy and other makes. You're so creative x

  4. The Beach Hut Cook
    May 28, 2013 / 3:28 pm

    I hear ya on the blogging levels. I feel so bad if I haven't blogged for a while which is becoming the norm lately. Kids/work/bad weather all need factoring in. Time travel – that's the answer!

  5. Franca
    May 28, 2013 / 8:51 pm

    I love the cacti! And the boob hat made me laugh!

  6. LandGirl1980
    May 30, 2013 / 7:41 pm

    Oooooh!Liking the purse-thingy A LOT!

  7. Lisa-Marie
    June 3, 2013 / 12:34 pm

    Vicky, it's so lovely to see all you've been up to. A life filled with doing things you enjoy!

  8. Helen Woodward
    June 11, 2013 / 9:03 pm

    Just re-discovered your blog, tis so lovely and these pictures are beautiful 🙂 Now following on bloglovin! Hx

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