I can’t believe how fast August is speeding by. Please hang around for a bit longer, summer! Wayne and I headed off to Scarborough for a few days last week (think seriously good ice cream, lots of walking on the front and general fun-time antics) but I was so pleased to see that #craftyaugust was still going strong. Here are my highlights from week three!
Day 15: Current Inspiration
Hannah posted this amazing picture of plaited rainbow hair. I love the colours and the braid so much. Lara was one of a few people who gets her inspiration from everywhere (so lovely to be constantly inspired!) while Claire is currently inspired by wooden knitting needles (and I love the jug too).
Day 16: Favourite Make
I LOVED Amber’s mini red tutu for her cute dog while Justine chose this lovely amigurumi teddy as her favourite make as it was the first pattern she wrote. I am also a HUGE fan of Michelle’s bright and beautiful giraffe. I mean, totally gorgeous.
Day 17: Glitter and Sparkles
Hats off to Rachael who made a glittery purple crochet frame especially for Glitter and Sparkles day while I loved Sue’s mega tub full of crystals and Lisa shared her glittery bridal bouquet. I’ve got to say I’m having a real glittery moment right now (watch this space!) so I really enjoyed today, although it seemed like it was a bit of a marmite one – people either loved the sparkle or weren’t so keen!
Day 18: Love
Everyone really shared the love on the 18th! It was awesome. Hearts galore, but my favourite pic (and in fact my favourite pic of the week – main image too), was the LOVE spelling by Polly spotted while walking her dog. So clever! As I’m a soppy so-and-so I’ve included my pic for love day too as it’s a collection of things I crafted for mine and Wayne’s wedding day earlier this year. Ah, lovely memories! (We celebrated six months married on Wednesday! Here’s a link to a post about our wedding if you would like to have a look!)
Day 19: Craft Storage
I am total lusting over Vicky’s turquoise IKEA cart. I mean, just how perfect is this? I wonder if I can put this on my Christmas list…? I also love Tracy’s very pretty (and beautifully organised) shelves and pink baskets. A pastel dream! Also, how cool are Louise’s colour-coded buttons. I’ve got a bit of a thing for buttons right now.
Day 20: Name a Crafter/artist who inspires you
I’ve got to admit that while I’ve loved all of #craftyaugust so far, my favourite days are the ones where everyone helps to share and promote the talents of other people. There were so many supremely talented people nominated on this day, but I went for Kerby Rosanes (chosen by ami_amour) and his amazing illustrations, A Morning Cup of Jo (chosen by Tamara) for her gorgeous crochet inspiration while Simone is inspired by everyone who is taking part in #craftyaugust – aw! – and she shared that by posting a picture of this lovely Sarah Jane fabric.
Day 21: Fabrics
Last but by no means least for week three was fabrics day. And it seems that pretty much everyone has a place in their heart for a pretty patterned piece of fabric or two! I loved every picture to be honest but I can only share a few, so here’s Jacki’s frankly amazing VW Campervan material, Angel Vintage Home’s beautiful muted colour palette and Lowri’s gorgeous bunting.
So what were your highlights from week three? Thanks again to everyone who is taking part and sharing the crafty love this month. I’m absolutely loving the crafty community over on Instagram – long may it continue!
Lots of pretty picture love,