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Sunday, 19 March 2017

Three Hobbies To Try This Spring

knitted blanket womens institute wool

Knitting
Not just for Autumn/Winter, Spring is the ideal time to knit and to start working on a snug blanket. That way, when the colder months roll round again your blanket will be nearly finished! I've combined stockinette stitch (knit one line, purl one line - love this easy to follow along tutorial) with this gorgeous wool that's speckled with peach, pink and lilac. It's such a cute mismatch pattern, soft, cosy and will look ideal thrown over the arm of my sofa!

flower pressing

Pressing Flowers & Leaves
Another great hobby for spring, the array of fresh blooms available make this the ideal season to press flowers and the perfect way to preserve some of your favourite blooms. 
Take your pick from wildflowers, daisies, leaves or petals - start with small pieces and place in-between sheets of blotting paper, or kitchen roll. Then place in a flower press, or within the pages of a heavy book and leave for a few days! Sometimes they need the paper changing and a bit longer to dry out and sometimes they're ready right away! I like to place mine in gilded glass frames, like this one - they look so pretty!  

hobbies for spring

Reading
My favourite Sunday activity, getting lost in a book with a hot chocolate is the perfect way to wind down and relax. Once the home is tidy and clean, I like to snuggle up on the sofa, light a few candles and completely switch off with a book for a few hours! From reading about the thousands of floating candles in the Great Hall at Hogwarts to getting lost in the enchantments and whimsy of Caraval - there's always something exciting to get stuck into!

What are your favourite hobbies to do in spring?
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