June’s Craft + Room for Improvement


June’s craft of the month is macramé.

It’s a craft that was popular in the 70’s, and makes most of us think of plant hangers and bracelets. I was inspired to learn macramé this month after seeing Sally England’s designs. (This macramé room divider is my favourite piece.)

If you’re not familiar with macrame, it’s a textile craft that involves knotting threads together. Plant hangers are the most common idea, but browse the macrame goodies on Etsy to get an idea of its versatility.

Room for improvement

In the three months we’ve lived in Crickhowell I’ve had a boatload of ideas for home decor. I love making things for the house (versus for myself to wear) so Sally England’s designs really hit a button for me. Airy curtains and lamp shades sound perfect and just a tad rustic.


Since we’ve moved in, I’ve focused on one room each month to put together. This month I’m working on our WC, with a £50 budget from Room for Improvement. I bought a new toilet seat, a pedestal mat, and a few bobs to bring everything together.

This is our downstairs toilet, and it catches the sun all day. I wanted to add some more white to take advantage of the light, and the chrome helps reflect everything too. Isn’t it crazy how big of a difference a new toilet seat can make? 


On top of the new purchases, I’m working on handmade pieces to add a personal touch to the room. I’ll share the projects here and show you how to do them, too. It’ll be fun to see how big of a difference a handmade touch can make!

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But while I love making things for our home (is it cheesy to say it feels a bit like our own personal temple?) it’s fun to make pretty things to wear, too. I reviewed Makeve’s zip brooch kit last week. These are the shoe clips! They were so easy and fun to make, and I love the result. If you think they’re cute, too, Makeve sell the kits here.

I’m looking forward to an exciting month! What do you think of macramé?

All the best,

Psst, the macrame bracelet in the first photo
can be purchased from the Help for Heroes charity shop.
It’s for a good cause. ;)