Tuesday Huesday: Homemade bathsalts

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Home made bathsalts 'how to' from the Martha Stewart websitecredit

Who’d have thought homemade bathsalts would be so easy to make? 6 parts coarse sea salt, 3 parts Epsom salts, 1 part baking soda and then a few drops each of natural essential oils and food colouring – that’s it!

Perfect as diy presents decanted into pretty bottles and finished with hand-made labels and ribbons.

Tuesday Huesday: Jenny Grimsgård

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Photograph of a monochrome kitchen for Casa Facile by Jenny Grimsgård
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This image encapsulates so much of what interests us – interiors, cooking, styling, photography. The colours in the kitchen are so very Scandinavian – steely monochrome greys – cool, understated and sophisticated.

Stockholm-based Grimsgård has a gorgeous portfolio of interiors, fashion, food and portraiture shots – this is one of our favourites.

Tuesday Huesday: El Zurdo

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vintage poster from "El Zurdo" aka "The Left Handed Gun" starring Paul NewmanImage credit: Cinemamix

Happy Left-Handers Day!
Adelle is left-handed (along with about 10% of the world population). To celebrate we’re featuring a vintage Spanish film poster for El Zurdo (meaning southpaw). Starring Paul Newman, the original English title is TThe Left Handed Gun. It refers to the (disputed) fact that the infamous outlaw, Billy the Kid was left-handed.

Tuesday Huesday: Jumbo cable knit throw

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jumbo cable knit bed set

I LOVE this jumbo cable knit throw, it makes the bed look so inviting. Hand-knitted soft furnishings make a bedroom feel cosy, comfortable and luxurious.

I’d love Granny Glittens to make us one but the pattern on the NZ House & Garden website only gives the pattern instructions for the matching cushion cover. I’m sure she could rustle us something up that’s similar!

Tuesday Huesday: National Parks Week

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Loughrigg Tarn looking towards the Langdale Pikes, Lake District National Park, Cumbria

This week is National Parks Week so we thought we’d go with that theme for today’s Tuesday Huesday post.

One of our favourite places to visit in the UK is the Lake District National Park in Cumbria. It’s only about an hour and a half’s drive from where we live and the scenery is spectacular. We try to go at least 3 or 4 times a year – it’s lovely seeing the way the landscape changes throughout the different seasons.

This photo is of Loughrigg Tarn (Tarn is derived from an Old Norse word for lake). This lake is very accessible, there’s a car park and path suitable for push chairs and wheelchairs. The two rounded peaks in the background of the photo are known as the Langdale Pikes which, from experience,  are a fair bit harder to ascend!

Tuesday Huesday: Painted feathers

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DIY painted feathers from a post on the Free People blog

I saw this image of painted feathers on one of my Pinterest forays, it’s originally from the Free People blog. I’m always collecting pretty feathers on my dog walks along Rochdale canal or in the farmers’ fields up above our house. They’re normally from ducks, geese, crows and magpies – I’ve got a couple of beautiful jay feathers with their shock of blue.

I come across lots of drab ones that I don’t bother picking up but I may start pocketing those ones too – feather painting could be a new little hobby!