life lately

The eldest has been off school this week with an ear infection and perforated eardrum, which meant I’ve spent most of the time administering medicines and trying to entertain two fractious kiddos, nightmare. I did manage to grab some time in the evenings to do a bit of making, and last weekend I tackled the disgustingly messy craft room as well – this was mostly me just shoving things under other things with the tip of my toes, but at least we can walk across the floor again. It’s a start.

This week I’ve been mostly:

Sorting craft supplies, yarns and rolls of lovely printed papers
Enjoying the longer days, and beautiful sun drenched rooms at home. It’s been heavenly not to have to put the lights on at 4pm.
Working on new crochet patterns – bright cottons and geometric intarsia. Lovely!
Filling the house with plants and flowers – Wilkinsons have some lovely succulents for only £2.50 each. Just the right size for all my vintage china, hurrah – it’s the little things!
Spending more time outside, inspecting the garden for new shoots and blooms. I dug some horse manure into the soil as well, ready to plant out in the next few months – if you’ve treated your soil right, you’re well away.

What have you been up to this week? Has anyone been doing anything in the garden?


  1. laura redburn
    March 14, 2014 / 3:29 pm

    ooh do you have more photos of inside your home? i'd love to see! i really like your style 🙂 must say i'm a little jealous of your tape collection haha!

  2. Lemon
    March 14, 2014 / 3:54 pm

    It's a good feeling when you sort out all your crafty bits. I did it recently and find myself in my craft corner a lot more now. It looks like you had a lovely flowery week x

  3. Kate
    March 14, 2014 / 4:20 pm

    Lovely photos Vicky. I've been back in the garden this week too, pruning and tidying and enjoying a sneaky glass of wine in the sun! It's so great to see everything starting to come back to life isn't it!

  4. Polly Davies
    March 14, 2014 / 5:44 pm

    such pretty photos! Nothing better than having tidy craft stuff!!

  5. Lori Taylor Arnold
    March 14, 2014 / 8:48 pm

    Lovely pics, it's totally making me want to come visit. Your tape collection is cool! x

  6. Fiona Peacock
    March 15, 2014 / 9:46 am

    Beautiful photographs, I love the bursts of colour. Hope your eldest is feeling better soon x

  7. Laura Side Street
    March 15, 2014 / 10:31 am

    Really love all the colours, textiles and patterns in your home and life – so beautiful :)laura x

  8. Claire Evans
    March 15, 2014 / 4:52 pm

    Beautiful post. Love all your fabric and tape. Your pot plant holding tea cups are so familiar. Think my mum or nan had them- love them! x

  9. Jess @ Along Came Cherry
    March 15, 2014 / 7:37 pm

    I'm so jealous of your washi tape and fabric collection! x

  10. LandGirl1980
    March 15, 2014 / 11:19 pm

    Oh! So many glorious colours!

  11. abigailemily
    March 16, 2014 / 9:09 am

    So many colours in this post, I love it! Totally fits with the time of year, and of course having a good old Spring clean!

  12. fritha strickland
    March 16, 2014 / 8:12 pm

    we have lots of similar pieces in our homes! Love your washi tape stash 🙂 x

  13. Lia
    March 17, 2014 / 1:53 pm

    Lovely pieces dotted around your home, and i'm very jealous of the washi tape hoard!! I'm hoping to plan our garden summer plans this week 🙂

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