July is the month of birthdays here, lump June in to the mix and we have a rather busy summer. The next month will be filled with celebratory champagne, cake (probably lots of it), some entertaining and guests aplenty.
I’m officially rubbish at knitting, it’s one of the crafts I really struggle to master and it annoys me that I can’t knit. I remember in primary school we had to knit a granny square for a charity blanket. The teacher gave up trying to teach me as I just couldn’t do it. Surely if I try knitting with my arms it must be easier? I’m hoping this tutorial from Flax & Twine will help me.
Summer Berries Tarts
Lou over at Crumbs and Corkscrews has recently restyled her blog and it’s worth having a good look at. To keep up with my current obsession with summer fruits these Summer Berry Tarts will be perfect over the next month. I think I need to fill the freezer with pastry tart shells so I can make them in a flash.
Owl Creamer Jug – Hannah Turner Ceramics
I love ceramics, I love quirky design and I love birds. Need I say more? Before Hubs says I don’t need jugs does he not realise they are not just for pouring milk from, you can also use them as vases. This Owl Creamer Jug from Hannah Turner Ceramics ticks all the right boxes for me.
Supper Club by Kerstin Rodgers
Kerstin Rodgers (aka MsMarmiteLover) is the queen of the Supper Club movement in the UK. As well as running supper clubs she’s also writes cookbooks. Her first book – Supper Club, is not only full of menu inspiration but also a beautiful book to look at. The cocktail recipes and menu using edible flowers look very tempting for the next month.
Fabulous Places Summer Market
I’ve mentioned Fabulous Places before in MEGRG and it’s worth a second mention. Their Summer Market, with around 100 exhibitors, is back at Derby’s historical Roundhouse on 5th – 6th July. As well as lots of stands selling food, drinks and gifts there are also a few workshops you can book on to. I’m very tempted by the 1hr lifestyle photography workshop.
What plans do you have for July?