I would leave my garden, loft and conservatory dream living just like that to live in Battersea Power Station (close second after Barbican obvs), with the #lightfestival on and the wondrous Thames promenade it's much further away from the High Rise (the film) feel we got as we drove into the village, past the security and the ultra retro general store.
Angelo Bonello's Run Beyond instalation is about making leaps, the power of imagination and freedom, really spectacular against the backdrop and by the river walk, and such a joy to run around and play.
#batterseapowerstation #londonlove #artsandculturelondon #microblogging #londonwithkids #outdoorart #artforkids #lightinstallation
My current project is a psychedelic extravaganza that I've been working on free of pattern, just bearing this wonderful trippy rainbow in mind and my love of hexagons, while binge watching Nine Perfect Strangers. This is my January highlight and I have started like I mean to go on, just like yoga instructors say - "set your intention for the day". I can't help making.
Ps: crochet + films = happiness
#crochet #crochethexagons #crochethexies #hexagon #psychedelic #extravaganza #handcraft #handcrafted #handmade #maker #crochetlove
What a splendid experience @waddesdonmanor_nt Winter Lights is!! Phone camera doesn't do it justice and barely captures the epicness of the castle dressed up like this and the light trail that turns the grounds into magic.
Blasting cassical music, long frosty walk, fish and chips and mulled apple juice on top = our kinda day out with kiddo and friends. You know you're happy when you don't look at your watch and the darker it gets, the prettier the lights look - such a proper chasing away the January blues.
Free for @nationaltrust members. Thanks @museummum for recommending.
#waddesdonmanor #nationaltrust #winterlights #lighttrail #daysout #microblogging #familydayout #dayoutwithkids #londonandbeyond #getoutside
I still pinch myself that this is my home office and I get to be creative in a space I made.
So rewarding yet very challenging, this new normal. Mother and graphic designer working from home - remember when we used to want precisely what we have now?
What an epic mosaic of a year this was, reflecting on its highs but proper glad to put it behind now and start again. Lots of challenges and adventures, another year as mother to a wondrous little girl, evermore of Lucian's ❤️, plenty of glamping, crafting, crocheting, graphic designing, freelancing, changing jobs, working on some a-mazing stuff full time, from home. This past year took away someone very dear to me, gave me new fears and worries, but also new hopes and dreams, covid, a much healthier life-work balance, it let me see my family after too long, introduced me to new wonderful places on walks and road trips, great new people I'm lucky to call workmates, granted me times with the sweetest people I'm grateful to call friends, some decent me time and a big pause button at the end of it. Aaaand rebooting.
How many angels, nutcrackers, crocheted baubles, wooden, ceramic, (Nina) handmade ornaments, charity shop vintage is too many? And this is just half of it. Just bragging really, our Christmas tree is now a shrine dedicated to arts and crafts. And we love it so dearly.
Merry Christmas 🎄
#artsandcrafts #handcrafted #handmadecrafts #handmade #crochetchristmasdecoration #crochetchristmas #crochetlove
Last of the many angels I made while watching Breaking Bad have gone on my Etsy shop and you can now get them individually or as a garland. These ones come in a special folk costume and resemble two motifs: a sprightly sunrise in yellow, orange and green, and a melancholic sunset in blue, pink and purple.
Brilliant @attysloveforcrochet (whose pattern I used, thank you) has since released another of her wonderful and free crochet patterns for Christmas angels, but I'm massively behind on my crochet baubles this year so I'll have to leave more angels for next year!!
Link in bio, or find me on Etsy at AlexandraBeeCrafts.
Epic autumnal wall of leaves spotted last month off of Gentlemans Row, one of my favourite places in Enfield ~ where we got married and every time we walk by the registry we smile sweetly at each other and Nina catches us and asks us where was she that day.
Crocheted garlands are such joy to make and gift - if I do say so myself! Here are five little rainbow sprites (I know, what a sweet yet underused word!!) for a bit of a fairytale Christmas.
Ready to fly from me to you (pushing it now with the metaphor). Available on my Etsy shop and at @bohofloarts.
Wonderful and free angel pattern courtesy of brilliant @attysloveforcrochet.
And I'll never rave enough about @angrydan's artwork.
#rainbowismyfavouritecolour #crochetersofinstagram #crochetlove #crochetgarland #crochetbunting #handmadecrafts #handmadegifts #etsyukseller #designandcraft #make #sprites #christmasdecorations #christmasornaments #christmascrafts
Nina's first advent calendar!!
Painting a plain wooden @hobbycrafthq advent castle in all these whimsical colours and filling it up with little bits, crafts and treats has brought me just as much joy as it did her discovering it this morning.
#hobbycraft #paintyourown #handmadecrafts