Friday, 15 April 2011

Nearly Easter

Something I'm trying out for Easter presents....
I'll let you know how I get on with them.

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Knitted Allotment

One of the best features we found at Seedy Sunday back in February was this adorable knitted and crocheted allotment by the ladies of the B&H Organic Gardening Group.

The attention to detail is just amazing. And it's all based on their actual allotment layout!

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Community gardening

We were never allowed to watch Sesame Street when we were little so I've never quite understood its appeal.

But here's a sketch they recently did about Community Gardening...

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Dansens Dage

Dan's entry into the Dansens Dage 60 seconds Dance competition has made it into the final 30!

Here is Dan's film:

And here is a link to the other videos, some of which don't seem to contain a great deal of dancing but all of which are suitably wacky! They're brill.

Monday, 4 April 2011

Favourite blogs: Hello Friend

I've decided to start sharing some links for my favourite blogs with you, the ones that I check most days to see what's happening. The majority of them are about crafts or vintage finds and are quite often a source of inspiration for bits and pieces that I make around the house or presents for friends.

I'll start with this cute blog, hello friend. It's full of beautiful pictures in pastel colours and Danni runs a lovely package exchange every so often in which people all over the globe send each other pretty parcels. I've never taken part in it but have borrowed a couple of lovely ideas in the past.

Danni is also a huge fan of Glee and recently went to see Gaga live. So as you can imagine, she's my kind of girl.

Here are a couple of things I've made for friends inspired by the lovely package exchange.

Friday, 1 April 2011

Wildflower planting

If you talk gardening with anyone who lives in Brighton, chances are, the topic of the wildflowers will quickly come up.

Last year, hundreds of wildflowers were planted on the Lewes Road creating a stunning display which lasted throughout the summer and had everyone talking. I never saw them myself but have heard about them from dozens of people and saw some pictures when Josie Jeffrey of Seed Freedom gave a talk at World Book Night Pecha Kucha last month.

Encouraged by the popularity of the Lewes Road flowers, St Nicolas Church successfully applied for a council grant to plant wildflowers on the grass verge just above the wall onto Dyke Road. A group of us volunteered to help plant them and spent a few hours one Sunday lunchtime sowing hundreds of plants, and scattering seeds in preparation for the Summer, when it's hoped that bees will be attracted to the garden by the blooms.

The Church is where the beautiful Birgit was married to Ben last summer. So as well as enjoying the colourful display myself each time I head into town, I'm hoping they'll take pleasure in seeing the flowers too when they come to visit.