The theme of this month’s issue is The Secret Garden. Our designers have been inspired by that touch of magic felt on a warm day spent wandering round an English country garden. Will you spy a fairy dancing by the babbling brook? Or perhaps you might discover a secluded patch of wildflowers perfect for making into posies. The result is a collection of quirky and dream-like projects perfect for warmer weather, garden parties and dining, celebrating or just relaxing en plein air.Buy this issue →Go digital →
Whether you desire the perfect party dress, pretty spring accessory or some understated decorations to invite some mystery into your own back yard, we have all the bases covered. In fact, there are so many projects I adore in this issue, I can’t even decide which to mention here! However, if I must, then Liz Ward’s enchanting miniature toadstool earrings (page 42) perfectly encapsulate the wonder, humour and magic of the theme. They’re sure to be a talking point at any party, and a single motif would also look just as pretty hanging as a charm from a necklace or chain or adorning a child’s hair grip.
If you have a wedding or big celebration to plan for this summer, then the gorgeous bunting on page 36 would make the perfect decoration. Embroider the letters to spell out “Mr & Mrs” onto each flag, and hang behind the bride and groom’s seats, or drape from trees dripping with blooms. Alternatively, create your own personal greeting for birthdays, parties or christenings that can be pulled out for any occasion, or live a double life as an everyday garland inside or outside. This is sustainable decorating at its finest!
Claire Montgomerie, Editor
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