3 Creative Ways to Gift Wrap Books

Crafty gift wrap with brown paper

Wrapping gifts is one of my favourite things about the countdown to Christmas! I just love settling down with a glass of mulled wine in front of a festive film and getting all creative with my wrapping. And I know it's still pretty early for it, but I've already been getting extra crafty with wrapping … Continue reading 3 Creative Ways to Gift Wrap Books

Simple Ways to Get Creative with Embroidery

Simple embroidery tips for beginners

Crafting is one of my favourite ways to spend time, and for anyone who is nervously considering trying a new hobby, I’m here to tell you that crafting doesn’t need to be time consuming and your results don’t need to be perfect. The joy is all in the process! I’ve spent a lot of 2020 … Continue reading Simple Ways to Get Creative with Embroidery

10 Adorable Toy Knitting Patterns

I absolutely love knitting toys! There’s just something about a character or object made from wool that makes it so much more adorable than any other material. Knitted toys make the perfect gift for baby showers and birthdays (for adults as well as kids!) and it’s so rewarding watching someone enjoy something you made for … Continue reading 10 Adorable Toy Knitting Patterns

6 Stunning Contemporary Craft Kits for Adults

This year I have been getting creative with a variety of craft projects and even developing some new skills. Learning to knit has been a really nice achievement for me this year, and there's so much satisfaction to be had from completing a creative project. If you fancy getting creative like me, but you're a … Continue reading 6 Stunning Contemporary Craft Kits for Adults

Review: ALDI Harry Potter Craft Kits

Now is a great time to take up a new crafting hobby, and readymade craft kits are the perfect way to get started because they have everything you'll need for a complete project. Last summer ALDI was selling a great range of Harry Potter craft kits, including knitting, crochet and sewing, and I'll be reviewing … Continue reading Review: ALDI Harry Potter Craft Kits

10 Creative Things to Do at Home

Lockdown is proving to be a strange time for us all. I know I'm personally making a lot of use of our Netflix and Now TV subscriptions, as well as the very welcome addition of Disney+. But being a creative person I also find that being creative has to be an essential part of my … Continue reading 10 Creative Things to Do at Home

How to Make a Truly Wonderful Wedding Photo Book

It’s been almost two years since our wedding day, and we have only just taken the time to put together a wedding photo book album with our professional digital photos! It’s been a lovely project to work on though, as it brought back all the happy memories from the day. And now I have experience … Continue reading How to Make a Truly Wonderful Wedding Photo Book

DIY Wedding Calligraphy

I developed an interest in calligraphy since I attended a Brush Calligraphy workshop a few years ago, and have been creating various calligraphy projects ever since. When it came to our wedding stationery I knew I’d want to incorporate beautiful lettering, and once I realised how expensive it could be to have invites printed with … Continue reading DIY Wedding Calligraphy

How to Make Fairytale Photo Booth Props

Disney photo booth props

As part of my fairytale-themed hen weekend I wanted to do something a little crafty, and after a lot of deliberation*  I finally settled on photo booth props as it was a craft session we could do ourselves without guidance or instruction, and we could buy all our own materials from places like Wilkos and … Continue reading How to Make Fairytale Photo Booth Props

Crafting Ideas Using Very Basic Items -#VikingArtyParty

Last weekend I spent a sunny Saturday afternoon getting crafty at the #VikingArtyParty in the gorgeous King Street Townhouse hotel in Manchester. Now, Viking are generally known for their office supplies, but as this event showed me, it is very possible to get crafty with some very basic and low-cost items and I came away … Continue reading Crafting Ideas Using Very Basic Items -#VikingArtyParty