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?