What could be better on a hot summers day than the delights of dining al fresco with a picnic or barbecue with friends or just a really good book. We've pulled together some great, simple crafty makes to get you inspired - including the food!
We love our patchwork so what better way to show it off than with a simple blanket. This tutorial from Sable Fern shows you how to get started with a simple beginners patchwork blanket. Given the British weather, we'd recommend using a waterproof backing to be on the safe side!
These little baskets from The Red Kitchen are nifty; they can be packed flat, are easily cleaned and you could make one in any size you fancied.
We've made our own tutorial for a multi-bottle carrier. You can convert this easily to make a drinks cooler.
This is a rather posh little number from We Can Make Anything. This is something that can be used for parties indoors and out and is easily scalable to cater for friends and family too.
Now all you need for your swish picnic gear is some delectable eats to go with it, the Purple Pumpkin Blog have put together some fab recipes for afternoon tea that would go down an absolute treat.