My series of 3 candle covers

How to make Jar Candles

I have been so excited working on this project!  Mostly because it involves several of my favourite things; candles, crochet, and pretty buttons. These candles are made using some jars I had lying around after my big jam session a few weeks ago.  As you know, I hate waste, and why waste a good jar…

Love! Free pattern for crochet letters and heart for card from Make My Day Creative

Love! Card

I love mixing up my different crafty hobbies; this one’s card making and crochet. This is the card I made for my parents wedding anniversary last week.  It is based on one I made a while ago, but I made a note of what I did this time so now you can crochet your own! …

Fabric Heart Picture Tutorial

Fabric Heart Picture

This week was my parents’ 30th wedding anniversary.  We had a big family celebration last weekend; great weather and great food!  My contribution was my chocolate mudcake, made in a heart shaped tin. I also made this picture as a gift for my parents.  30 years is pearl, but similarly to when my grandparents had…

Hand printed paper

Wedding Card

It’s that time of year again, and this Saturday happens to be the first of the weddings we have been invited to this year. I spotted the hand printed paper (background of card) in a handmade gift shop and couldn’t resist buying a piece.  I knew I’d get a lot of cards out of it…

Customisable Crochet Basket

Crochet Rope Basket

I’ve been looking for a basket of specific dimensions for a while without any luck.  Then I saw a circular version of this idea and realised I could make my own! This uses a technique similar to thrumming, where you crochet over another thread to add bulk to a fabric.  If you have ever crocheted over your…

Painted wooden buttons and carved coconut buttons

Holiday Inspiration

I’m back!  I had a lovely holiday and found lots of things to inspire me craft-wise. We went to Northumberland and stayed just outside Alnwick.  Lots of sun, walking, countryside, castles, and wildlife.  Not to mention my great family (who polished off my blueberry muffins and banana and chocolate chip slice in 2 days flat)!…

Lots of bracelets

Lots of Bracelets

I’m lucky enough to be going away for a week, which means I will not be posting next week.  You may be hearing about my holiday next time I post! In the meantime here is a quick post about some bracelets I have been busy with this week.  As you may be aware I am…

Linoprinted cards

Introduction to Linoprinting

I picked up a flyer for the Ministry of Craft a few months ago and found myself quite tempted by a linoprinting course.  As you know, I am always excited to try a new craft, and since I have dabbled with most of the other courses they offered I thought it would be good to…

Sweater & skirt :)

Chevron stripes 3-season sweater

I used a lovely soft merino wool to add warmth to this lightweight sweater, which will be worn spring-autumn.  Yes, unfortunately British summer nights often require sweaters, but I will not be sorry now I have this zigzag striped one to snuggle up in! I really liked the simple stitch on this chevron stitch cardigan,…

Earrings - not bad for a first attempt?

Matching Earrings

I made this necklace a few months ago, and I love it, but none of my existing earrings tone in with it very well.  I don’t think everything has to match perfectly but I do like it to “go”.  So, I decided to try and make a pair which would – they aren’t the most…

Butterfly cards - available in my shop :)

Card making tips and tricks

I think most of us have made our own cards at some point, even if it was only as a small child at school.  Making a card in itself isn’t difficult, but I think most people struggle with making something they are really happy with.  So here are some of my top tips to help…

Too good to eat?

Easter Bunting Cake

I love this coffee and walnut cake.  It’s a Delia Smith recipe, and I’ve made it many times as it always turns out gorgeous!  If you can’t eat nuts, try substituting milk choc chips. This year I have decided to make this cake for Easter and decorate it accordingly.  I don’t often go in for…

How to make shamballa bracelets

Bracelet Giveaway!

Win your choice of one of these five bracelets! I have been having lots of fun this last week or so making some more items for my shop.  As you may know it was one of my New Year’s resolutions to sell a few more items through my online shop, and I guess this starts…