Back in May, despite my reservations and protestations to myself that I didn’t have the time, I wandered over Instagram and began to be, for want of a lovelier phrase, a Regular User. I started posting every day and found that rather than being a bind, taking a picture or twelve and choosing one to post became part of my morning routine and something to savour. What’s more, blogfriends of old are over there and each image is a mini post, a quick catch up with what they’re making, baking growing or stitching. It’s a very good place and I found I became rather hooked.
Image by Laura of circle of pines
rock.paper.love, sewrecycled, maisondevere
littlegreenshed, meandorla, c_colli
happylittlefeather, maisondevere, wealdblogRather shyly I emailed her suggesting we run a small Instagram project together during July -a celebration of what makes those few weeks joyous: making, scampering, sandcastling, cake-eating, stitching, collecting, harvesting, growing and well, all the good things about that excellent holiday-ish month. She agreed, which was excellent, and I did a small dance of glee and then we shared our plan on the internet.
lp_lisalisa, canarychina, suerap_art
ceramicmagpie, lewesmap, sew_simone
janickeeline, bristol parenting cafe, anskyeIn the last day or three (it has taken a w.h.i.l.e) Laura and I have chosen our favourite images from this joy-giving collection. It was almost impossible to decide and I fretted and machinated and paced for some hours yesterday. Finally I selected 27 beautiful pictures that capture the sheer summery happiness and then gnawed on my fingernails whilst struggled to whittle them down further to just two.