After 26 days far far away, the much missed Mr F returned home this weekend, and that, my friends, called for much joy and celebration in my heart and home! No decent celebration is complete without bunting, right?
Alas, my sewing skills and forward planning have much to be desired, and I generally have an easier relationship with paper and pens than fabric and needles and so, when I finished work for the day on friday I set about making some bunting suitable to celebrate a homecoming.
I hunted around my house and found an aptly titled old penguin book called ‘Love and the English’, which I had picked up ages ago in Oxfam with the intent of doing a spot of crafting with it, and no better time than for the return of my english love!
With the help of some scissors and a sharpie I made and lettered little flags that have page heading such as ‘Beautiful, romantic animal’ !?! ‘Chicken, champagne and caresses’ & ’Conversation, courtship and chastity’ (kinda makes me wish I had read some of it!)
And hung it along some old ribbon, securing it with trusty gaffa ( I would have dearly loved some washi tape, but that would have required some forthought.. next time!)
Perhaps, this might come in handy for those times when great celebration is called for, but time & pennies are not in abundance!
Over & Out
(Image via silkythecreature.tumblr.com)
Friday finds us smiling, as we welcome a glorious four day weekend, Thank you very much Your Majesty! We are planning much merriment with friends and family, so get you into the spirit of the weekend, here are a few finds:
Make some pretty bunting out of old tee shirts/sheets/jeans
The crafty and lovely Dot shares how to make your own bunting, in five simple steps to liven up your garden or street party: http://village.rhythms.org/howto/how-to-make-bunting/
Make (and drink) a Mojito Royale
I discovered this delight of a cocktail when out on Tuesday celebrating a new job… it would be rude not to try one of these this weekend – the title begs you to! Mojito + champagne = a potent and delightful combo.
- 20g Mint leaves, plus
- 2 sprigs to garnish
- 3 tbsp Granulated sugar
- 100ml White rum
- 40ml Lemon juice
- 400ml Champagne, chilled
- Using the end of a rolling pin, muddle the mint and sugar in a Pyrex jug or cocktail shaker. Add the rum and lemon juice. Shake or mix with ice.
- Strain into a flute and top up with the chilled champagne. Garnish with a sprig of mint.
Listen to this little tune (or something equally as happy) in an attempt to woo the sun to come out to play:
May your weekend be full of friends, pimms, cake and long lie ins!
Hanna, Celeste & Sarah