The days are getting longer and we are seeing much more sunshine. Thoughts are turning towards lazy days in the garden.
Whilst the pruning, which needed to be done weeks ago, isn’t doing itself, I have made a start on some more exciting garden projects.
I recently acquired a wooden step ladder,
which is currently holding up the fence until we replace the panels, but is eventually going to become a strawberry planter. I also have a vintage birdcage, which I plan to use for sweet peas, hoping they will grow up the sides. Look out for pictures as when they happen.
I love to make the garden an extension of the house and spend as much time outside as possible during the warmer months. This has lead me to create a selection of soft furnishings to bring some easy colour and a touch of luxury to the outside space.
Last year I upcycled a pair of vintage deckchairs.
This year I have put the scraps from this, and a few other past projects, to good use by making cheerful, coordinating bunting.
I used this really simple method from thesewingdirectory.co.uk and I am thrilled with the results.
I can’t wait to hang it in the garden, but for now it adorns my fireplace so I can admire it and dream of the summer.
Using the same technique I also made some baby bunting for a friend’s nursery with this cute dinosaur material I found in Hobbycraft.
I think it would be a nice way to reuse outgrown baby clothes too!