Hello May – An April Review

May is here already, and the year seems to be whizzing by (I can’t believe it’s the school summer term now!) With that in mind, I thought I should reflect on April and what I got up to:

1) My number one thing was joining Makelight. This is a lovely online community run by Emily & Stef who support small creative businesses in many ways. This month’s focus course for me was “Beautify Your Instagram” which is not just about creating beautiful images, it’s about connecting with others. This was my first image playing with natural light

2) Carboot season has arrived – both Phil & I love carbooting & now Fred is also a big fan. Here’s my pink flocked Buddha that Phil found for me!

3) I thought I’d try making Wool Felted Balls – these are needle & wet felted (I thought they’d make cute photo props). Watch out for the tutorial coming soon.

4) Easter holidays – we got quite lucky with the weather, and spent Good Friday afternoon in the garden & bank holiday Monday at the seaside!

5) I keep seeing peg dolls popping up on Instagram and thought I’d like a pug one. I found one on Etsy and was really excited when the artist said she’d paint it like our pug Jack!

6) Phil & I got to go and see Rag n Bone man live at the Academy in Bristol. It was one of the best gigs I’ve ever been to – his voice was amazing and so was the atmosphere.

7) I’ve been on the scrounge for interesting photo props for my Makelight course. My mum came up trumps with some gorgeous vintage sewing things, including this old book

8) I really wanted to give brush writing a go. I couldn’t find any prints with quotes I really wanted, so thought I could learn the art of brush pens myself. I did do calligraphy years ago, so the technique is very similar (luckily I have a handful of brush pens already from when I had a scrawlr box subscription.)

9) I would like to try natural dyeing on fabric and yarn. I’m a big fan of Sophie Digard’s crochet which uses natural dyed yarn. I bought this beautiful magazine which has a section on plant dyes but also a lot of lovely articles on the power of plants

So that was my April, how about you? What are your plans for May?

12 thoughts on “Hello May – An April Review

    • lollowe says:

      Since my daughter started school, the year seems to have condensed down to 36 weeks. I thought if I don’t start documenting it, it’ll be like it never happened 😆

  1. Debbie H says:

    Wow what a busy time you’ve had and very creative too!! I love the peg doll painted like your dog!! I also love Rag n bone man so am envious you got to see him live!! Bet it was great.

  2. StephJ says:

    What a great month for you. My month went by so quickly. I have been doing a monthly goal post for awhile now. It I think I might take your approach and try writing about my highlights. It’s. A great way to save memories big and small. Wishing you an awesome may!

  3. Sarah - Craft Invaders says:

    Doesn’t time fly, you sound like you’ve crammed lots in! Thanks for taking the time to visit our blog. I live just down the road from you (Minety) so it’s lovely to meet another local blogger. Hopefully our paths will cross at some point 🙂

    • lollowe says:

      Oh wow, I’ve friends in Minety! It’s lovely to meet you, we should keep in touch if any local blogger or insta meets look to be on the horizon – it would great to have a blogger network locally 😀

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