This is how it works: you see something fabulous on Flickr, send the link to your mum and five weeks later she gives you the most amazing present ever, made by the hands that wiped your nose as a child and applauded your every success. Isn't she clever?! She didn't have a pattern, she just… did it. I don't have a crafty bone in my body, but my mother and sister are both wizzes with needles, fabrics and crochet hooks – they have that inner resevoir of handmade knowledge that means they can whip up a pair of curtains or a laptop sleeve blindfolded. Sewing on buttons is all i can really manage.
Mum, thank you so much for my blanket – you've made me a heirloom and I'm going to treasure it forever x
Happy birthday, my sweet beautiful sister. I love you xo
Meg made us scrumptious leek & potato soup, Emma brought home-made scones and strawberry jam, Leonie had chosen the juiciest fruit, Penny and Jo brought loads of fabulous magazines and I trudged through the rain yesterday to collect our Unfolding Your Life Vision Kits from the post office…. and so it was that six bloggers cosied themselves into Meg's sweet cottage and stuffed their faces with food and laughter before taking lots of photos and sculpting their dreams with scissors and glue. Such a lovely day.
* Brit Bloggers Collective.