Garden love; making hearts out of nature

February 10, 2014

Crafty hearts in the garden

I’ve been loving – no pun intended – all the Valentine’s inspired ideas on Pinterest¬†and wanted to do something along that theme with Eliza. However, after my recent adventures in the kitchen, I thought it wise to stay out of there for anything crafty or creative.

After a January where we’ve been tied to the house for various reasons, we have been spending a lot of time in the garden (apart from when it’s raining heavily, which it seems to have done almost none-stop since we moved). I’m bizarrely quite enjoying making over the garden – I’ve not really got a clue about what I’m doing, but so far it’s involved a lot of chopping down of dead things and pruning back overgrown bushes, which is almost quite cathartic. I must be getting old.

So I thought it would be fun for us both to make some Andy Goldsworthy-esque Valentine’s hearts out of nature and the things we found in the garden; tree trimmings, berries, rainwater, rocks and leaves.

Making hearts in the gardenPredictably, Eliza enjoyed it for a couple of minutes, wanted to touch the berries, then decided to run round the garden instead. And then it rained again. How was everyone else’s weekend? x


  • sarah louise gray

    February 12, 2014 at 12:11 am

    this is such a beautiful idea. hearts everywhere. how perfect. you have inspired me. x

  • Shirley

    February 22, 2014 at 11:02 am

    What a lovely idea and being outside for a few minutes saves your sanity even if Eliza wanted to explore her new garden

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