Pretty wild poppies
Bits & Bobs: June 2015

My bits & bobs post for last month is a little late – sorry! I have been really poorly over the last week with this horrible virus that’s going around, so haven’t really been doing anything other than sleeping. And to be honest, I’m not really a sleepy person so it has been a bit strange for me! It felt like someone stole our weekend last weekend (Tom had it too) so we’re looking forward to doing some of the things we had planned to do this weekend. Fingers crossed for nice weather so we can get out in the garden! These poppies in the main photo are growing on the old waggonway near our house, and I’m keeping an eye on them so that I can get some seeds from them when they’re ready. Read More

One week until Blogtacular! | Hello! Hooray!
One week until Blogtacular!

I can’t believe it’s only one week until Blogtacular – this time next week I’ll be on the train to London! I bought an early bird ticket last year and have been really looking forward to it since then. There have been so many exciting things happening in the build-up that I’m even more excited about it every day, and I didn’t think it was possible to be more excited than I was before! But I am, and I have a few things to do in preparation for what promises to be an incredible event… Read More

Secret Garden Embroidery - What Delilah Did
A natter with…What Delilah Did

Photo credit: Secret Garden Embroidery – What Delilah Did

 

A few weeks back, I was really excited to see that the latest book by What Delilah Did (created by Sophie Simpson) is about to be released. A limited number of advance copies of Secret Garden Embroidery (pictured above) were available to buy so I snapped one up! I know people always say that you should never judge a book by its cover, but this is one that you can instantly fall in love just by looking at the beautifully stitched bee and the sweet cover illustrations. These illustrations run right through the book, and the projects are all tied together with the story of Mrs Merriweather and her wonderful garden. I am a big fan of Sophie’s books and wanted to find out more about What Delilah Did, and I’m delighted to say that Sophie very kindly agreed to do a little interview for Hello! Hooray! to tell us all about it…

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Bits & Bobs: May 2015 | Hello! Hooray!
Bits & Bobs: May 2015
It’s time for my monthly round up of Bits & Bobs for the month – yay! This month has been really busy in our day jobs, and I haven’t felt like I’ve had much time or headspace to do lots of crafting. So I’m really looking forward to having more time in June now that things will be a bit quieter!  Read More

Caboodle Magazine | Hello! Hooray!
Caboodle Magazine

Are you a fan of all things vintage? Love crafting and find yourself flicking through magazines for inspiration? Then you’ll love Caboodle Magazine! I found out about it through Instagram and decided to buy myself a copy – and I wasn’t disappointed. It’s a wonderful mix of food, fashion, craft and more, and is just jam-packed full of loveliness.  Read More

Daisies in a tea cup | Hello! Hooray!
May madness

Hello everyone! Just popping in to apologise for my lack of blogging over the last 10 days or so. It’s May madness in my day job, which means far too much marking in hardly any time at all, and general brain fullness. So not a lot of time for fun things, sadly! But I’m hoping to get a few posts written and scheduled tomorrow, in time for for the coming week. It looks like tomorrow is going to be a bit cold and grey, so that’s perfect for a blogging day!  Read More

Bits & Bobs: April 2015

April has been a jam-packed month – it started out with the Easter holiday, which was just so lovely and relaxing! Since then things have been a bit hectic with my day job, but that hasn’t stopped me trying to fit in as much making as possible. The weather has been a bit unpredictable this month, but with all this lovely sun and rain the garden is flourishing. Lots to be thankful for this month!  Read More