Sunday, 3 March 2013

Handmade Monday 106

Welcome to Handmade Monday.

We've seen some very welcome sunshine this week in Cheshire - I'm hoping the sun has shone on you too, wherever you are (and, possibly more importantly, continues to shine!).

The weather has seemed just right for a summery project or two, hasn't it? And, with summer very firmly in  mind, I've spent some time trawling through my holiday snaps for Craftseller magazine this week!  The project I'm doing for them needs some photographic images and they asked for summery and quirky...




so my (possibly rather strange) habit of photographing beach huts and campervans has finally come in useful and not just for inspiration!


What have you been doing this week?  Feel free to join in with Handmade Monday and

20 comments:

CatkinJane said...

Beach huts, and all sorts around the sea, seem to be such fantastic subjects for photos - I love the fact that you can get such lovely bright colours.

knitnrun4sanity said...

It must have really lifted looking through your summer photo's. Summer is coming I am sure :)

Free Spirit Designs said...

Oooh i love those stripy doors!! Isn't it lovely when people celebrate their buildings with colourful decoration... i've always fancied a bright pink garden shed - just for fun! :)

We haven't had much sun this week but i'm glad someone has :) x

Patchworkfairy said...

I love camper vans and have always wanted one!

Ros Coffey said...

Just the sight of those stripey beach huts tells me that Summer is on the way... and I cannot wait!

Fiddly Fingers said...

Even if the sun is not out, these images always conjure up thoughts of summer and fun :)

Clare Lewis said...

We finally got some sun this afternoon, which was lovely, totally not odd at all photographing beach huts it must be great to have a collection of varying styles

Mythillogical said...

We've had a couple of days of sunshine- still very cold, but the light really does make all the difference!

Picto said...

I love beach huts, I was at Wells Next to the Sea on Saturday taking pics of beach huts, we were lucky enough to have a bit of sun too. :) there were some for sale at £69.000!!!

Anna from Little Crab Designs said...

love the camper! - as a "campervan owner" - can't wait for the weather to improve a bit so we can get out more in it - roll on summer :)

fatmonica said...

Beach huts and camper vans-I feel summer coming on!

Sue said...

Have just been looking at Thursday's tutorial - have got to cut myself some slack to make one of these!!!

Adaliza said...

Lovely photos to remind us of summer - and the sun is out today, so everything seems happy. Can't join in with HM this week as completely snowed under at work. WIPs are stacking up and ideas are overflowing! Back soon Ax

tickledpinkcrafts said...

Hasn't it been wonderful to see the sunshine again, if only for a brief period of time. Love the bright colours in your photos.

Bev Newman said...

I love the huts, must get down to the coast soon with a camera to take some snaps for some work I have in mind! Can't wait to see the finished piece for craftseller :-)

EleanorLucy Millinery said...

We have a thing for beach huts and campers too, I think it's because they're so happy! (Mum and Dad restored a VW a few years ago for their festival adventures, and Mum's currently converting our old shed into a 'bottom of the garen / beach hut' too!) Roll on the summer! x

AliceAndFlorence said...

A great combination, beach huts and campervans! I have a few photos of those myself. By the way I bought my first copy of The Craftseller Magazine. I loved it. I heard about it through your blog Wendy. It was full of things to make, (your photo frame) and informative too. I will certainly buy next months edition.
Wendy x

Martha said...

Love your seaside interests - we love the same stuff so we can share them! the beach huts are simply pretty to look at - whether is painting, cross stitch, photo or a card. The camper vans have been very trendy in the UK for a while now, they are a symbol of British summer to me!
You're very ahead with your thinking... about summer! I havent gone as far as Easter :) but its mothers day on its way too!

CHRISTMAS PIE CRAFTS said...

Sunny today and it makes such a big difference to how you feel. I love your pic of the VW - a really great shot. Hope you have a good week.

Gertie said...

Just seen your scissors keeper tutorial on today's totally tutorials.

Here's hoping more craft bloggers get to see your great website. xx