Monday, 22 December 2014

51/52..

 
"A portrait of my daughter, once a week, every week, in 2014."

Tallow: The cutest peg holding assistant around.. 

 Joining Jodi's beautiful 52 project
 Much Love
xxx

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Conscious Living - A Love List..

"If you have time to worry about things you have no control over, then you certainly have time to make a difference."

List #004.. 
A collection of blog posts, articles, short films & links to inspire and invigorate a more conscious way of life. 

For me this time of year is all about reflection and making new goals for the new year.  I love this article from Becoming Minimalist about intentional ways to challenge consumerism, some really helpful tips that I'm looking forward to applying to our my journey. This article about 'taking control of your stuff' also had some really useful advice.  

So much food for thought to see how it's possible to set up a self-sustaining homestead on just one acre.

This remarkable little film really inspired me this week. The hybrid situation of the old techniques coming together with the new technology is something that truly fascinates me. And the house is so wonderful.

And speaking of handmade homes, I've been catching up this week on the first season of Man Made Home.  I've got such a soft spot for Kevin and I just love the philosophy of making and doing rather than buying and consuming.

Nick and Kirsten from Milkwood have been hugely inspirational to us and I really enjoyed reading about their journey in this interview.  I also loved Kirsten's beautiful blog post about gratitude and preserving fruit.

I've been fascinated with natural dyeing since I studied textiles at University and one of my goals for the new year is to work more with natural dyeing in my own creative processes. This article about growing a dye garden on The Plant Hunter made my creative soul very happy indeed. I can't wait to get planting.

Another one of my goals for the new year is to make our kitchen plastic free.  It's the kind of goal that requires a little by little approach and a great first step is with alternative storage solutions.  I found some great ideas over at Attainable Sustainable. You can also find more ideas about ditching disposables over here.

I've been thinking a lot this year about breaking up with the supermarket.  While we try to get as much food as we can from alternative sources, we still use the supermarket for some store cupboard staples. A recent article that from 1 Million Women sparked my attention and got me feeling like I might be the only one who is feeling this way.  For some supermarket break up tips, this article is great read.

The Bharani Effect is one of my favourite websites and I was so delighted to read this interview with Mel, The Bharani Effect's inspiring creator.

Instagram is brimming with beautiful, creative souls connecting through a love for humble, conscious living. A few I particularly adore are Nurturing Soul, Fare Isle and Dancey Pants Disco.

Wishing you a wonderfully inspiring weekend!
Much Love
xxx

PS. You can find previous Love Lists here 

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Everyday Moments..

 
This year's handmade, foraged & upcycled festive mantlepiece.. 
Pretty florals fresh off the line and still warm from the summer sun..
A little handmade 'Flowersaurus' awaiting the finishing touches before going under the tree..
And a very special Christmas stocking in the making.. Hand printed with violas from the garden..
The cutest little hand-me-down, (now strawberry strained) t-shirt.. and a peg in each hand.
Our lone zucchini who defied the odds (and the slater bugs) to grow big and happy..

Much Love
xxx

Monday, 15 December 2014

50/52..

"A portrait of my daughter, once a week, every week, in 2014."

Tallow: Summer snack time...This little artist likes to paint with her yogurt 

 Joining Jodi's beautiful 52 project
 Much Love
xxx