Dream Catcher Workshop | ALAS & The Department Store

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My darling Mother’s Day began earlier in the week when Dave asked me what I would love to do on Sunday; my reply surprised him as it did not involve either he nor Ethan, and it did not involve shopping (technically)!  I had RSVP’d to a morning celebrating the arrival of ALAS Women’s Sleepwear at The Department Store.

We were treated to a scrummy brunch by Little Bird Organics whilst we got the chance to get acquainted with the gorgeous organic/Fairtrade textiles used in the sleepwear range and the inspirational ladies behind the ALAS brand and philosophy, Kelly and Betony.

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After the eats and greets concluded {actually, if I’m being truthful the eats continued throughout the morning!}, we settled in to our crafting, and whipped up some beautiful dream catchers.  I had been wanting one for the nursery so was quietly chuffed that I made my own and was able to incorporate some special bobs and beads from broken jewellery that I had saved over the years – for no good reason until now!

Crafting is good for the soul, as is beautiful, soft sleepwear {you wouldn’t believe how soft}.  Thank you ALAS for a lovely Mother’s Day with some fab ladies x

Dream Catcher Workshop

Dream Catcher Workshop

Dream Catcher Workshop

Dream Catcher Workshop

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Dream Catcher

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We made it | Crochet Granny Square Blanket

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We thought we would never finish it, Dave certainly thought we acquiring an unlimited supply of very large crochet coasters……but it is finished!  Mum finished sewing it up in the weekend and added the border and tah-da!

I purchased the wool for this on a rainy Saturday afternoon probably 18months ago having never attempted crochet before.  I purchased ALL the wool, {$$$, enough for 71 very large granny squares}.  Dave rolled his eyes and thought about the large bag of wool sitting abandoned in my hope chest form my last knitted blanket project.

Mum taught me how to crochet granny squares and decided to join the project so we could get it finished before winter.  I have loved making this blanket with my mum, she did the majority of it as she was just so damn quick at knocking out those squares, plus she did the finishing – however I do feel like I  have made something – which was the whole point of the exercise.  I realised one day as I look around my house that there was nothing handmade in it.  Now there is!

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Of course the ‘ugly colours’ were just made to go in our lounge, not our bedroom, they match that rug just perfectly.  I’m so looking forward to snuggling up with baby and the boys this winter!

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I made it | Antler Necklace

Antler Necklace DIY

A crafting virgin no more!

I discovered this easy-peasy necklace DIY on the gorgeous blog Always Rooney and knew it was well within even my limited crafting capabilities!  A quick trip to Spotlight and I was able to pick-up the few supplies required for this pretty set of yarn-bombed antlers;

1 pack of natural coloured Sculpey Clay

1 length of chain {per necklace}

1 pack of jump rings

3 colours of embroidery thread

These turned out perfectly, I was quietly quite proud of my first crafting attempt and was super happy to gift them to some lovely ladies over the weekend at Around the Table.

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Joining in  {for the first time ever!} with Sunshine x 3

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