December on Instagram

 

1. Crisp air and blue skies  2. Me in my favourite fluffy coat on a walk in a village near my hometown 3. Some lovely recently purchased vintage sewing goodies 4. My favourite new cat earrings from Catkin Boutique 5. A pretty pink sky 6. A vintage milk jug used to serve the gravy on Christmas Day 7. My Christmas Day table 8. A pre-Christmas hot chocolate and Baileys at the market 9. The latest additions to my fabric stash – leopard print chiffon and flower-embossed scuba

I’ve arrived fashionably late to the Instagram party – some might say too late – having only just got myself a phone with the capability to get involved in it (I know, I’m way behind, especially for a blogger). This will be the first of no doubt many monthly Instagram round-ups. December started off in a blur of Christmas shopping (with a bit of fabric buying thrown in for good measure, naturally) and finished on a rather calm note, with lots of good food, a bit of sewing and a few country walks. Here’s to more of the same in 2015.

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91 Magazine’s Latest Issue

December is a time for curling up on the sofa with a cup of something warm (and, preferably, mulled) and something good to read – and, luckily, the latter has arrived in the form of 91 Magazine‘s new issue. And it’s just in time too, as it really has turned rather frosty.

This issue has plenty to inspire you during December and beyond. The gorgeous feature on winter pastels is a particular favourite of mine, as is the piece on trend predictions for 2015 (you heard them here first, folks). Continue reading “91 Magazine’s Latest Issue”

91 Magazine’s New Issue

I’ve long been a fan of 91 Magazine – when I first stumbled across it, I couldn’t believe all those lovely articles were available to read for free. As a writer myself, I know how much hard work goes into producing articles like those – the research, the editing, the photography and, inevitably, yet more proofreading, fact-checking and editing – and it’s something that is increasingly being undervalued in a world where free (but not necessarily good) content is readily available online. Continue reading “91 Magazine’s New Issue”