Holiday Inspiration

I’m back!  I had a lovely holiday and found lots of things to inspire me craft-wise.

Sunny beach walks

Sunny beach walks

We went to Northumberland and stayed just outside Alnwick.  Lots of sun, walking, countryside, castles, and wildlife.  Not to mention my great family (who polished off my blueberry muffins and banana and chocolate chip slice in 2 days flat)!

Dunstanburgh Castle

Dunstanburgh Castle

I picked up this sea-glass on a coastal walk.  I can never resist picking up a few things when I’m on a beach; it is usually shells but the blues of these glass pieces reflected the beautiful blue skies we had, so I went for these instead.  Not sure what I’ll do with it yet, maybe some sort of pendant?

Blue sea glass

Blue sea glass

I found a great little shop in Alnwick called The Linen Cupboard, which had a delightful selection of interesting buttons at great prices.  I kind of regret not buying more, but that’s ok because they are online.  These 25mm buttons will either be used on cardigans or big chunky cowls; watch this space!

Painted wooden buttons and carved coconut buttons

Painted wooden buttons and carved coconut buttons

On the car journey I worked on my latest project, a crochet basket, but was too busy relaxing to get any done on my actual holiday.  However, it is now finished and the pattern will be up in the next few days, so check back soon!

PRetty walk

Pretty walk

No parking

No parking

Love old post boxes.  They can be tucked away anywhere, including in the end of this old wall... :)

Love old post boxes. They can be tucked away anywhere, including in the end of this old wall… :)

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6 thoughts on “Holiday Inspiration

  1. Looks like a lovely holiday! And there are a million and one things you could do with that glass, as I’m sure you know. You could have a go a wire wrapping it to make a pendant or 3. Such unusual colours!

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