Blog love

The first week of living as a freelancer is at an end and it has been a complete delight! I’m in the middle of doing a house makeover and a sewing commission for a magazine, as well as organising a lovely event for the gorgeous bloggers who are helping to launch Styling the Seasons this month. I definitely can’t complain, although I have begun to wonder how on earth I ever had enough time to squeeze in a full time job on top of blogging, social engagements, dog walks, cooking, events, appointments and housework. There still aren’t enough hours in the day! I hope your first week back to work has been good, too πŸ™‚

Weekends give us all a bit of time to breath and think – I’m going to have to make sure I am strict with myself and try not to work over the weekend as it is such an important time to switch off and free the mind to think of new things and reflect, a bit like when you go on holiday, which is always when I do my best thinking. So, if you have a bit of free time and brain space this weekend, I have rounded up some of the blog posts I have enjoyed most this week and hopefully will provide you with a bit of inspiration, that isn’t always top of the priority list during the week…


Artemis, a bit of a style guru to me, made the most delicious clothes for her gorgeous daughter over on her blog this week. The pictures alone are to die for, let alone the beautiful fabrics she has used. Pop over to read Sewing September Blue.

Children's sewing projects by Junkaholique on Apartment Apothecary


Lou has been driving me crazy with bedroom decor ideas over on her Pinterest account. I now want to change everything about my own bedroom! Check out her inspiration in her bedroom renovation post – she has such good taste.

Bedroom decor inspiration from Littlegreenshed on Apartment Apothecary

My Scandinavian Home

I always check this blog for beautiful home tours and this one really inspired me, so I hope you will like it too. Pop over to ogle over pictures of this Dutch home in a former children’s nursery.

Scandinavian interiors on My Scandinavian Home

Judith’s post about how to grow your own succulents came at precisely the right point for me as I have lots of baby succulents that I wasn’t quite sure what to do with next (and after reading this I realised I was giving them far too much water). Some very useful and practical tips, as well as lovely photographs in this post Grow your own succulents. I also love Judith’s idea of sending friends baby succulents in the post, I’m going to have to bear that in mind.

Propagating succulents advice from

Say Yes

I’ve been looking for some crafty inspiration and I came across Liz’s tea towel project, which is really simple, very cute and fits in perfectly with the back to school theme this week. Take a look at how to make herΒ DIY notebook tea cloths.

DIY notebook tea towels by Say Yes blog | Apartment Apothecary

Happy weekend and happy thinking everyone!

Katy x




  1. 6th September 2014 / 11:58 am

    Hooray! Congratulations on your first week freelance! Bet it must feel quite strange yet empowering at the same time!

    Love the DIY notebook tea towels too – might have to try that one πŸ™‚

  2. Farah
    6th September 2014 / 10:25 pm

    Thanks for introducing me to some great blogs with great ideas.

  3. 7th September 2014 / 4:07 am

    I remember feeling the same when I went freelance and still do! I think when I worked full time I was more disciplined to get things done in the evenings whereas now I think I’ve got loads of time to do things when really I don’t! To do lists are essential! πŸ˜‰

  4. 9th September 2014 / 10:43 am

    Hurray for your first week as a freelancer! (and welcome to the club πŸ˜‰ ). Thanks for including me in this beautiful weekend roundup, Katy! Those tea cloths are really cute, even though I’ve never seen a French use a tea cloth, it’s easy to turn them into hankies, which we DO use πŸ˜‰

  5. 9th September 2014 / 6:53 pm

    Well done lovely and congrats on the first week of flying solo. x

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