These aren't exactly new, I made them a while ago, I just never got round to posting about them. They've been taken photo of in some of my outfit pics, but I think they deserve a close-up and a post of their own, especially the circles-bracelet. Isn't it fun?
I bought a pink wooden necklace last autumn because I liked the colour of the beads. I knew I wouldn't wear it as it was, but I wanted to use the beads for my crafting. I really liked the wooden circles but I had no idea what to do with them. Then I got my scraps of Liberty fabric and started making all sorts of things with them. And it dawned on me that I could just as well 'dress' the circles in Liberty, tie them together somehow and have a lovely, unique bracelet. I had the exact image of it in my mind but it took a while before I was happy with the actual product. And now I'm really thrilled with it!
The other two bracelets are much simpler. One is made of fabric-covered paper beads and the other one is just natural wooden beads with a Liberty bow. Lovely and simple.
How's the weather treating you? I'm really enjoying myself. I'm one of those (annoying) people who start living when the temperatures rise well up into their thirties. I'm just constantly cold otherwise and my body is really grateful for the warmth (heat by most people's standards...). So, yay for the summer!
I have found the most perfect basket for my Peacock! I mean, look at it, could it be any more 'peacocky'? The colours, the beaded handle, the daisies...! Yay!
The basket is from Rice, and I've added the corsage from H&M. I love it! Unfortunately I haven't had a chance to take a pic of the basket on the bike itself - even though we've already been grocery shopping - I promise to show you the lot A.S.A.P.!
We spent the weekend on a family picnic in a forest cabin (mainly outside the cabin, of course...). It's a sort of tradition in our circle of friends - we book this cabin for a weekend at the beginning of summer, usually before we all go away on holidays, and spend two days having a fabulous time together, eating yummy food, and exploring the wooded hills surrounding our town.
The kids really enjoy themselves, every year they look forward to spending a couple of nights sleeping on bunk beds in their sleeping bags. And all that only about a-quarter-of-an-hour-drive from our flat! I don't even bother joining them in the car, I prefer to take a hike!
We had a lovely weather again this year (it was pouring last year, but we didn't mind; there was a large covered area for BBQs and on our final day we even got some sunshine...).
Whenever we picnic up here, the place is buzzing with children - this year, I'm happy to say, with quite a few 'new additions'!
It was a lovely weekend. We spent a lot of time outdoors. On Saturday we had a family B-B-Q in my parents' back garden. My Mum celebrates her birthday in July. It's at the end of the month but my brother & his family will be away then so we celebrated early.
This is my little girl on a swing. She loves her swing. It was a well-deserved rest after she'd helped Granny set the table for nine people.
Yesterday we attended an outdoor mass. In the middle of the woods. It was a solemn occasion, and yet extremely enjoyable. Ought to make it a family tradition...
How was your weekend?
P.S.: Belated congratulations to all American bloggers!
OK, since I started the month of July with a wishlist I've decided to add another item on it. I've only recently discovered - with a little help of a friend & the charming S. from Academichic - Electra bikes. And now I'm in love.
I've loved bikes all my life. I can still remember my first one, sunflower yellow with training wheels and a silver bell with an embossed duck. Not having any pics of my beloved 'four-wheeler' is one of my few childhood regrets...
These days I'm a proud owner of two bicycles, a Marin Kentfield (ten years old, present from husband when I graduated from university) and a Nakamura Sense Smile (a couple of years old, again present from husband, you can tell he's a bike lover as well...). I've always wanted a cruiser, though. And now I've found THE ONE. Let me present...