Hello! How are you all? I've missed this place. September in a primary school is an unrelentingly busy month and I am working full time at the moment, leaving precious little time for anything else apart from sleeping and drinking wine (I'm highly skilled in these areas). But, as you know, pottering around the house is how I relax, and I wanted to share some recent crafty makes with you.
Do you have many plants in your house? I didn't think I had many until I counted, and I have about twenty, dotted here and there. I am not remotely green fingered and have no idea what I'm doing with plants, but they lift a room so much and are just gorgeous to look at, so I persevere.
Some time ago I inherited this beautiful mid-century planter from my Grandma. I remember it in her house, it lived in the dining room, and I've always been very fond of it - for the memories, as much as the design.
The metal trough which holds the plants I painted pink. I like the way it goes with the green of the leaves, and I also just really like pink, the way it can be both warm and light at the same time. I'd have a lot more of it in the house if it was up to me.
I read somewhere that it was good to have plants in a bedroom. I've no idea what the health benefits might be, but the design argument is strong.
I also made a macrame-style hanging planter. I've wanted to make one of these for ages as I think they are such a good way to brighten up a corner, especially one where you don't have a surface which could hold a plant pot.
It hangs in the back of the hall, opposite the front door. The front of our hallway receives lots of natural light but this section at the end, by the kitchen door, can be gloomy, hence the cheerful wallpaper. I love the little white pot and green leaves against all those busy pinks and reds.
I found this site had loads of brilliant ideas for hanging planters. I want to make more, for the bathroom (anything to draw the eye away from the tiles...) and the bedroom too.
One last thing: do you remember me telling you that my blog had been nominated in the Amara Interior Blog Awards? Well, I was shortlisted! And that is thanks to you and your votes. THANK YOU. Really, thank you.