I always mean to do such a lot, at Christmas. Back before I had a child & a business & a napping addiction, I did used to do a lot. Handmade cards, gingerbread palaces, whole-house decorations. Now, it feels like a tremendous achievement just to string some lights on a tree. And I’m all for
I shared this simple summer wreath on Instagram and got a few requests for a tutorial, so here it is. It’s really easy to make; something about weaving the flowers through is really quite soothing, and it gives me a valid excuse to go out and gather up a basket of wildflowers. The Instagram wreath used cow parsely;
This is my new favourite way to display prints. I’m not a huge lover of conventional picture framing; I always seem to leave the framer’s about £100 poorer, with something less attractive, more bulky and difficult to display than what I took in. Plus, do we really need the glass? Maybe everyone has priceless oil
Ah, lovely summer! A house full of visitors necessitates a house full of cake. Love this one for its summery flavour and its reliably even texture. Plus, it has yoghurt, so it’s basically a breakfast food, right? Adapted from here. Ingredients: 3/4 cup butter, room temperature 1 cup caster sugar 2 Tablespoons lemon juice Zest
Sat at the kitchen table, weaving these little wreaths out of rosemary to use as last-minute napkin rings on the 25th. Glass of red wine & radio 4 for company, the only light from the fairy lights. My fingers smell of winter.