I'm so, so sorry to all of you who asked about the table linen in my simple summer post back in May. I started to put together this post and then the sun started actually shining for more than a few minutes, my mind turned to freckles and ice lollies, and I completely forgot to come back to it. A few weeks on, I hope you still find it useful. Looking at the forecast, we have plenty of warm evenings ahead of us, so lots of opportunities to dine outdoors.
Decorating and gardening seem to have well and truly eaten in to my blogging time recently. I was a little bit naive to think that once the chaos of moving had subsided, I'd be able to write more. In fact, the packing and unpacking was only the beginning. Making our house a home has turned in to a permanent distraction at the cost of all other (somewhat limited, admittedly ... I have a five and a seven year old, after all) hobbies.
Tea towels and pom pom tiebacks, not two things which naturally go together, right? One performs a humble household task and the other adds a touch of frivolity or glamour to your curtains. But let me tell you, combined in the right way, they are crafting dynamite. Well, dynamite might be a slight exaggeration but a few minutes spent on a sewing machine can leave you with a seriously cute bag. Yep, a little drawstring bag made from an inexpensive cloth and a length of cord. Crazy! And actually, even if you don't have a sewing machine, you can probably use a sewing needle. They are that easy to make.