A truly beautiful Minxy mix of charm, inspiration, practical advice, and pretty projects to simplify and beautify your life and home. - Jane Brocket, The Gentle Art of Domesticity
Okay so it’s Autumn here in Sydney, but to celebrate the release of Crafts for Every Season (a.k.a. The Crafty Minx) with US publisher Thunder Bay Books, here’s the instructions for my super-simple ‘Spring is Here shopper bag’, made from lovely linen fabric from No Chintz. Fold and pop one of these cloth shoppers in your handbag year-round to avoid plastic and remember: it’s all about the print!
Here are some of the images from the recent workshop held at No Chintz to construct a handmade apron… it was a really lovely morning, and you can see how inspiring the environment is – I wish my craft space looked like this (alas, I’m still doing all my crafting at the kitchen table or in the living room… maybe one day I’ll have my own craft space).
…and it looks something like this.
Ages ago I read an article in UK Vogue profiling women who kept vintage caravans, and why. It showed detailed shots of all the interiors, which were just gorgeous and romantic and a bit like grown-up dolls’ houses.
I’ve often thought of buying one and keep my eyes open still, on the lookout. I quite like the rounded 50s chrome style. Its purpose would be to provide a writing room and my own little getaway.
Don’t you just love this caravan, taken from the No Chintz catalogue and reproduced here in Vogue? One day she will be mine!