Sunday, 15 June 2014

Sunday Spotlight - 15th June 2014

In my life this week…

Crafting with friends

This week I had a lovely visit from a couple of friends, one of whom I’d met before and the other I met through a friend and we’ve been texting for a few months. It was so lovely to see someone who isn’t a medical professional and to actually feel like a normal young woman for a while! We spent our afternoon celebrating my friend’s 21st with sparklers and cake, and then doing some arts and crafts on the lounge floor. We all do scrapbooking, so brought a load of stuff and laid it all out. As you can see, for three people we managed to take over the whole lounge and make quite a mess, but I like to think of it as a creative mess! I love doing scrapbooking, and doing it with friends has given me so much inspiration.


Hasn’t the weather this week been beautiful? Although a little too hot for me at some points, it’s been lovely being able to relax out in the garden and feel the grass under my feet and sunshine on my face. It makes such a difference being able to sit in the sunshine for a bit and really helps to lift my mood. One day this week I decided to head out into the garden and pick myself some pretty daisies. I love them – they remind me of my childhood; sitting on the school field with a load of friends making daisy chains and wrapping them round our wrists before heading back inside for lessons. I’ve actually done a vlog tour of my garden, which I’ll be uploading here very soon, so keep your eyes peeled!

Art projects

I used to do a lot of art, and really enjoyed the subject when I was at school because there was no wrong or right, and I could express myself in a way that was right for me. Since leaving school I’ve not had much opportunity to be creative, and I’ve missed it more than anything. But seeing my friends this week inspired me to get back into my drawing and colouring. One of the girls, Sophie, does this amazing art journal; doing a page each and every day, and it looks amazing. You can find her blog here. Although I don’t think I’m up to doing that amount of art, I’ve joined a couple of weekly art projects related to an eating disorder recovery group, and have also decided to get back into drawing and perhaps try and sell some cards.

What has grabbed your attention this week? I love hearing about people’s new discoveries and you may end up sharing something that makes it onto my list next week!


  1. The weather has been absolutely gorgeous, but I'm the same - It's a little too hot for me too! xxx

    1. It's been lovely hasn't it Nikki, although I've been glad for a couple of days of cooler weather! xx

  2. How lovely to get together to do crafts like that! That's right up my street. Hope you all had a fab time :)
    Faye |

    1. Thank you Faye, it was lovely to get together and do crafts as I don't often get the time to do them when I'm on my own :) xx