Sunday 1 May 2016

On Instagram In April

April for me marks a definite shift in the seasons- there are April showers and chilly blustery winds at times, but the mornings and evenings are noticeably lighter, the countryside is in bloom and there are spells of bright blue skies- sometimes even whole days of beautiful sunshine. I love this time of year because everywhere looks so pretty and sunshine just makes me happy! 

Today I'm sharing a look back at April through my Instagram photos. I hope you had a lovely month- what did you get up to?

I've spent a lot of time outside this month, which I've loved. Mr Writer and I are RHS members and we took a trip to Hyde Hall in Chelmsford, Essex to see the gardens in full Spring bloom. See more photos from our visit in this post

There is a fantastic view across the Essex countryside from the highest point in the gardens

At home, the garden has sprung into like with flowers and blossom!

It's Bluebell season!

Blossom on our plum tree

It's tulip season!

A seaside walk from Frinton to Walton (Essex). As you can see, the weather was typically Spring like and mixed with spells of gloomy cloud and bright sunshine!

Beach huts stretch for miles along the walk. See more photos from our walk in this post

Baking! My first attempt at making Portuguese Custard Tarts and they were yummy!

There is a lady called Bridget who lives at the top of our road and she has a stall in her front garden where she sells her homemade cakes, sweets, biscuits, jams and chutneys. She makes the best Brownies and needless to say Mr Writer and I visit her often! 

Nelson has been enjoying the occasional sunbathe in the garden  between his naps on my bed, lucky thing!

I took this photo at a more reasonable hour in the morning following him waking me up at 4am for breakfast!

Chuffed to bits to have a new stockist for my jewellery thanks to the lovely Daisy from Make Thrift London (pictured). Find out more in this post

My Felt Flowers How To proved popular!
Using my yarn wrapped peg dolls to decide on colour ways and designing Fair Isle necklaces

Fair Isle necklaces WIP. I love working with Jamieson and Smith Shetland wool, it's beautiful to work with and comes in a huge range of colours

A necklace Fair Isle Necklace order off to its new home

My ball winder is one of my favourite crafty gadgets. At the moment I'm winding small balls of yarn for an upcoming workshop- more on this soon!

Going for the double Fair Isle look! Teaming one of my Fair Isle brooches with a fab jumper find from H&M. Knitting a Fair Isle jumper is definitely on my challenge list!

Here's to a fab May!

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