I've really loved seeing everyone's interpretations of #wipsandblooms since I joined as a co-host, with Kate from @aplayfulday, for this hashtag, a little over a month ago. We all love a bit of voyeurism and it feels like a privilege to see how people's makes evolve. So in this post I'm going to share some September favourites aswell as tell you what we have in store for October.
Earlier in the month I chose my favourites over on Instagram. In case you missed them they are below, and head over to @aplayfulday's IG account to check out her favourites from the month of September too.
Rather unusually for me, but I was drawn to all the soft pinks in these images. I think these hues seems to sum up September for me. But my favourite image has to be from @redagape_styleanddesign who is a wonderful designer, and has such a good eye for colour in her crochet. She shared a beautiful calming image using paper and real flowers to accompany her work-in-progress, which was also her #craftastherapy_favourite, and has a moving and personal story to go along with it, which I will leave you to discover.
September for me seemed like such a short month with the arrival in the house of a new puppy, Waffles. But I held a couple of workshops and was so happy to see creative blossomings from the participants, including this image I took from a friend, and 'crafty mutha' Ceri.
I also had an exhibition at the Rugby Art Gallery which has now finished, and I've been busy with commissions and making new work for an exhibition at The Brewhouse Arts Centre, in Burton on Trent from 22 October - 21 November.
As we move into October and garden blooms become more scarce Kate and I thought it would be fun to have a 'foraged' theme to this month's #wipsandblooms. And this month we have teamed up with a lovely independent store, Mimosa Street to offer a a floral themed gift package for our favourite image. Here's a little taster, but head over to Kate's blog for the full details.
We've been so lucky with some crisp autumn days and I've already been collecting a few foraged treasures for future pics.
I can't wait to see what October has in store for all my maker friends and the new creative people that I'm discovering through #wipsandbloooms.