My photo school – Lightroom Lesson 3

Running a little late, but happily playing catch up – Week 3 of the lightroom course. This week we have been learning about a variety of tools in the develop section of lightroom. The terminology is beyond my photographic knowledge, but this doesn’t matter because it is a visual course. As the course is taught … Read more

Reloved garden bench

Our garden is a spring garden, currently full of tulips – beautiful. The spring weather is encouraging us all out into the garden. My husband is working hard, on Wednesday he trimmed back part of the garden to reveal a rather collapsed bench. I didn’t quite capture the moment before it was dismantled but you can … Read more

World Earth Day 2015 – a day late

With the best of intentions I am a little late to the party. This years theme for world earth day is to plant a tree… our garden is somewhat full of trees so instead here’s some inspiration for growing your own fruit and vegetables. We are blessed with a large spring garden full of bushes, … Read more

How to Upcycle Cake Tins into Round Floating Shelves

My imagination has been sparked by #OneMetreChallenge being run by Off the Wall. The company is running a competition to see what people can make/create/do with one metre of wallpaper. Regular readers will know that I love to upcycle and recycle – what better than to transform old cake tins into shelving? Fancy your own round … Read more

Easter traditions and photography

Week two of my-photo-schools lightroom course is coming to an end already – and I’ve yet to submit my assignment… But I have managed to use the skills I’m learning to edit photographs of our family get together over Easter. One camera, and lots of budding photographers means I have no idea who pressed the shutter … Read more

My photo school – lightroom course

This year I am working on improving my photography, this covers both taking an image and editing it. I am currently studying the course Lightroom for Photographers  run by MyPhotoSchool. This four week online course provides an overview of Adobe Lightroom. The software Lightroom enables you to sort, store and edit your photographs. The first week focusses on … Read more

Book Review “Bags the modern classics”

  The introduction to the book is encouraging and enabling, inspiring readers to have a go at making their own bags to suit their own personal unique style. The book moves onto a section on sewing skills required for bag making, for example sewing a slip pocket, shortening a zip, creating your own bias binding. This … Read more

Try something new – chalk paints

  This months try something new is chalk paint. I recently joined a group on Facebook called Re-Loved and been inspired by someĀ great upcycled of furniture. This of course completely fits in with me:) Its somewhat surprising I have not tried chalk paint before, after a little deliberation about making my own versus buying I … Read more