16. How to Make a Tassel Key Ring

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This episode is subtitled: ‘Put your sunglasses on…’

I was flicking through my recent posts and was startled by the fact that they’ve been a bit lilac lately. And not only that, my photography skills being what they are, it is a very murky lilac. So this week you have yellow. Get your sunglasses on and prepare to be dazzled by today’s fun tassel key ring.

I was inspired by the lovely Guus, our Dutchman who brings us his truck packed with flowers every week. I can’t believe I’m 50 and my heart skips a beat whenever I see him climbing down from the cab, his long lean legs making short work of the distance to the ground. Jaz gives me a knowing nudge and I have to really focus on being nonchalant.

There were no emergency flower requirements this week, we just needed a bit of a top up to tide us through to our next main delivery. While Guus played with Blue salvagebox.co.uk - Blue sittingI chose a few items including some beautiful white roses, some gerberas and a big bunch of craspedia. Craspedia is such a useful little flower – it adds a touch of the unusual to a bouquet and it’s obviously very trendy at the moment because it pops up a lot in magazine photographs, its small but bold structure seemingly ideal in a modern house setting. I have some on my Yellow Pinterest board.

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10. Painted Egg Decorations

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This episode is subtitled: ‘Yellow…’

After the gloomy winter, with so much wind and rain (was it like that for you, too?), suddenly everything is spring-like and…..yellow. The daffodils are bursting into colour on the roundabouts and grass verges, Easter chicks are everywhere (in magazines, anyway!) and even the sun was shining earlier this week.

I’m going with the spring theme myself for this post, hoping to get you inspired and prepared for Easter. Yes, you could buy your friend a chocolate egg, but why not put a little bit of effort in and paint a real egg instead? It’s much less fattening.

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