Category Archives: Crafts & DIY

Christmas Wreath-ery

The festive feeling continues to mount this week as we’ve now put up our tree and I’ve just made the wreath for our front door; a combination of decorations we already had, garden greenery and some pussy willow that I … Continue reading

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DIY Advent Calendar

Firstly, apologies for the slightly dark photos; a combination of being vaguely clueless and the camera having a mind of its own means they are not all they could be. *hangs head in shame* More importantly though, look at what … Continue reading

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A little something (else) for the weekend…

Following on from my recent post about a simple idea for seasonal flowers, here’s a super-easy one for making your own gift tags or decorations, discovered via the very talented Sania Pell. It’s been doing the blog-rounds for a while now, but this is … Continue reading

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Stocking Fillers for the Creative Type

As much as I love Christmas, every year I have a sense of rising panic at the prospect of getting all I have to do done. The ‘head in sand’ approach not being a viable option now I’m (allegedly) a … Continue reading

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Papermash

I was excited to discover recently that the lovely online store, Papermash, now has it’s own blog too. Having been a fan of its predecessor Tea for Joy for a long time, I am intrigued to see what direction this new blog takes over time, … Continue reading

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Fairy Lights

Along with the seasonal flowers from last week, fairy lights are another decoration you could easily get away with now, that is if you ever took them down from last year. I’ll happily own up to being slightly obsessed with their twinkly … Continue reading

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A little something for the weekend…

Whilst it’s a few weeks before we’ll be dusting off the baubles, this simple idea for displaying seasonal flowers is something worth trying right now, especially as narcissi and hyacinths are starting to appear in the shops. If the lace … Continue reading

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Half Term Hiatus

It’s half term for my kids this week, which means my posts may be a little thin on the ground. If you’re in the same boat, here are some links to a few craft ideas I’ve found that may help … Continue reading

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Yellowstone Art Boutique

Whilst at Trentham Gardens in Staffordshire last month, I managed to fit in a visit to a few of the stores in the shopping village. Top of my list was Yellowstone Art Boutique as I had read about it in a recent edition of … Continue reading

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Shortlist # 6 – Jam & Chutney Labels

Last year’s foray into the world of jam-making wasn’t entirely a success for me. Giddy with the excitement of moving to the countryside, I felt it was my duty to get preserving. Whilst my strawberry jam tasted nice enough, especially as … Continue reading

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