Just like that, October is gone and November is here with its wintery winds. Soon the trees will be completely bare and all the colour of Autumn will be gone.
It was this time last year that I sat and wrote the very first Monthly Voice. I can’t believe that twelve months have passed, and here I am again thinking about what filled our days during October.
Here’s what we’ve been loving, and where I have found some inspiration this month…
I have had the pleasure of contributing to ‘Stitch and Forage’ – a Seasonal Summer Living E-course created by Hannah Bullivant (aka Seeds and Stitches) and Herbalist Natasha Richardson.
Stitch and Forage is a guide to natural Summer living on a budget. A self paced e-course, made up of four core modules; ‘Forage’, ‘Make’, ‘Gather’, and ‘Tend’. You will receive a beautifully designed PDF with all the tutorials, planning tools, resource links, and printables you need for the course.
April means two things to me. As the Easter holidays fall during April, it always reminds me of spending extra time with family. It’s also the time the magnolia trees blossom. Here on the South Coast of England there are about 3-4 glorious weeks, when I get to witness the magnolia buds appearing, opening and then the petals gently falling from the trees. It’s one of my favourite things of the year, as suddenly the trees burst into life and colour.
I found this beautiful vintage wooden toy cot for Bailey’s 3rd Birthday. It is in a lovely condition, has these really pretty decals on it, and it is the most fantastic shade of pale sea blue.
It came without a mattress, so I cut a piece of foam to the right size. I think the three year old will very much enjoy making dolly’s bed, and I was worried the foam might moult when the cot gets made and re-made, which it will undoubtedly do. I thought it would be wisest to encase the foam in a piece of white fabric that I had sitting in my stash.
I wanted to do something a little different for this months Styling the Seasons. Since it is still bitterly cold, I wanted to come up with a fun activity that would involve Bailey, and that would fill a chilly February afternoon. I thought that since it is the month where we think of the ones we love, that that I would style a ‘Tea for two’ for Bailey and Bear – as there is no one Bailey loves more than her bear.
For this months Styling the Seasons Katy and Charlotte have teamed up with Laura Ashley to help them launch their Spring range. 12 of us regular Styling the Seasons bloggers have been lucky enough to choose a Laura Ashley product and roll of wall paper from their Spring range to help style our February surface.