The one with the Instagram notes | July

Calligraphy Lessons | Icecream & Puppy Walks | Lunches Out

Summer Walks | More Icecream | Flower Power at Work

Where have I been?

Things have been so quiet around here lately, the last few months have been crazy busy and the blog has definitely taken a back seat. If you follow on social media hopefully you will know that we are still around ( a bit ) and haven’t fallen off the planet haha!

To cut a long story very short, uni finals crept up on me so quickly and unfortunately so did a spell of bad health…on a more positive note towards the beginning of July I finished off everything for uni and graduated at the end of the month. There is no better feeling than finalising all the little bits and waving bye bye to your last assignment and the classroom! This is my second time round at uni so it felt extra special to be graduating again in something I was really passionate about, more on that soon!

With a little more freedom, free evenings everyday aswell as weekends, I was able to enjoy the month aside from work and get back to myself a little. Everyday i’m getting a little better and so thankful for that!  As you can see from above, lots of ice-cream was enjoyed haha aswell as trips out for lunch and pretty walks, some of my favourite things!

 

I also had the time to enjoy a few hobbies old and new, I particularly enjoyed getting back to writing. Crazy I know right after all those assignments, but lettering of the creative type is so much more enjoyable. It was so fun trying out modern calligraphy but this time with a dip pen it brought back lots of childhood memories….definitely something I want to carry on.

Finally my whole month was filled with flowers, so many flowers! If your reading this and don’t already know I retrained in Floral Design, so now all the theory is out  of the way I can concentrate fully on the flowers and that I did. We have so many exciting workshops coming up soon with my company Millefiori and Modello so it has been lots of prep and flower power for the last few weeks, just how we like it!

Our grandma’s ginormous blooms she grew from a cutting just made my month though, I hope to be as good in the garden as she is one day!

 

So August is just around the corner, absolutely crazy….can’t wait to see what adventures will unfold for the rest of summer! If you’re reading this, have a lovely summer.

Hannah  

The one with the Instagram notes | February

Beautiful Messes | Making A Dress | Thought of the Day

So it looks like February was the month on flatlays. Sorry there wasn’t much more going on around here or the blog i’m in full planning mode now for uni finals, we have two month of intensity to go and then I will be done and graduating by summer…..(until I’m silly enough to sign up for something else haha).

I don’t like to let things slide around here, but sometimes something has to give. As you can see from the pics, when I do set aside an hour or so to de-stress from course work I have been turning back to more creative activities. I am not really one for just being able to sit and watch telly doing nothing else or lounging around in a long bath without twitching too much. As much as I get told to ‘stop’ for five minutes. I would rather be spending my time doing something, anything; and crafts isn’t stressful, right? I have made a real effort to get back on my sewing machine and keep creating little bits. Sewing totally sucks me in, you have to fully focus and I think that is why I feel it is an escape for me, before you know it an hour or more has passed, you’ve cleared your head and you have something cutesy at the end. In the last few weeks, i’ve made a bag, some earphone purses and a newborn dress for a little princess who is on the way any day now.

At the start of the year I also treated myself to a subscription of Mollie makes, i’ve had the first three now and they are great, if you are a crafter or just a lover of colour, design. They are filled with inspiration from all kinds of designers. It is great to also have a physical magazine and not just a peruse of an Ipad. When I’ve been sat watching telly, i’ve actually been reading one of these. Haha!

So February is done, here’s to an equally stressful but hopefully better planned out March.

What  did you get up to this month?

Hannah  

The one with the Instagram notes | January

Family Birthdays | List Life | Retro Treats

Kind Friends | New Babies | Lush Delights

As I sit here writing this at the end of January I cannot quite believe that we have finished off the first month of 2017 already. It has flown by, quite scarily.

January for me was a month of catch ups, new starts, and setting things in place ready for the upcoming months. I am now in full swing of my last few months of uni before graduation, I have a couple of workshops to run, reports to write and a research task to tackle and then I will be free to flourish and make some huge changes i’ve been waiting almost a year for. Some have already begun, I’m so excited to see where we will be at the end of this year; determined to make it a good one in so many ways.

So how was your January, do you have an exciting plans for the year or month ahead?

Hannah  

Instagram Log: December 2016

Window Dressing at Work | Ballooning in York | New Baby-ness

Homemade Advent Calendars | Family Gifts | Cheesy Cards

December has felt like a super quick month, we’ve been very busy and it’s just passed by in the blink of an eye! It was a creative kind of month in lots of ways, I helped with the festive window dressing at work. I ran my a Christmas Wreath workshop for my own business Millefiori and Modello, which went really well and has spurred us on for lots of exciting things in 2017. Outside of ‘work’ I got the chance to get back on my sewing machine and enjoyed making our very advent calendar trees with the help of Lucy at The Vintage Sewing Bunny aswell as other festive bits! Call me a geek but I absolutely love sewing and the land that it whisks me away to.  Towards the end of the month as work was finished, I got the time to go back home to Yorkshire and visit some of my family in York. Seeing the sights is always fun in a city as beautiful as York but meeting my brand new baby cousin topped it all. It was a perfect way to finish off the year.

It has been a years of up and downs, but overall I have so much to be thankful for. Here’s to 2017 and all that it may bring. What are you looking forward to in the new year?

Hannah  

Instagram Log: October | Blogtober #31

Current Beauty Faves | Barcelona Adventures | Birthday Month

Press Tent Essentials | Welcoming Autumn | Learning To Sew

 

Oh October, my love forever! It’s birthday month for me so feels exciting all the way through right to the big day at the end of the month. However inching past mid twenties, yeah I’m not to sure about that part. It seems to have whizzed by, heading back to uni, getting back into work, taking up a new hobby and having a sneaky trip to Barcelona all before my birthday.

This is just a snippet of my month, what did you get up to?

Hannah