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

6 Ways That Being Creative Will Help You Feel Great

I’ve had quite a creative few weeks and it has put me in such a great mood! As well as continuing with scrapbooking I also spent this past weekend painting pottery at Glazey Days, making teacup candles (see my tutorial for this here), and creating calligraphy quotes to put up around my apartment. Not only that, … Continue reading 6 Ways That Being Creative Will Help You Feel Great

Getting Crafty with Paperchase’s Crafting Workshops

As if Paperchase wasn’t already exciting enough (gotta to love that stationery), they have now launched a series of crafting workshops in their 3 flagship stores in Manchester, Glasgow and London. “Project Craft” focuses on 6 key crafting themes, but actually there are various different workshops to choose from within these theme areas: Scrapbooking Paper flowers … Continue reading Getting Crafty with Paperchase’s Crafting Workshops

Learning a New Skill: Brush Calligraphy

It’s always nice to learn a new skill, and it was my casual New Year’s resolution to myself to give calligraphy a go this year. It’s something that I’ve been thinking about for a while – I’d just love to be able to write and frame beautiful quotes, and create my own pretty gift tags, … Continue reading Learning a New Skill: Brush Calligraphy

Christmas Crafting Ideas

Christmas is the perfect time to get your craft on. Homemade decorations and gift wrap always have that lovely traditional homey look, and I love Christmas crafts more than any other crafts! Last weekend we went along to Kirsty Allsopp’s Handmade Christmas Fair in Manchester, and as part of our ticket package we did 3 … Continue reading Christmas Crafting Ideas

The Handmade Christmas Fair is Coming to Manchester

Christmas is well and truly on my radar now, and as someone with an interest in crafting I was really excited to find out that Kirsty Allsopp is bringing a festive version of her Handmade Fair event to Manchester! The Handmade Christmas Fair will be held at Manchester Central across 3 days from 20th-22nd November, and … Continue reading The Handmade Christmas Fair is Coming to Manchester

Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas

I love seeing Christmas gift guides created by my favourite bloggers, and I thought I’d put a different spin on it with some DIY gift inspiration. Homemade gifts can be a thrifty yet very personal and thoughtful option, and I think they are such cute little extras for family and friends. Here are some of … Continue reading Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas

DIY Christmas Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate Truffle Recipe

Christmas DIYs are my favourite kind because I really feel that homemade touches add something to the magic of Christmas, whether it's decorations, gifts or tasty treats. I've been wanting to make my own truffles for a while, and as you can see, if you wrap them up festively they make a gorgeous little homemade gift for … Continue reading DIY Christmas Chocolate Truffles

6 Inventive Halloween Costumes Using Items You Already Own

If you’re anything like me you want to embrace the spirit of Halloween without spending too much money. It’s only one day after all, and not even in the same league as Christmas! So you want to be a little thrifty but you don’t want to turn up to a Halloween party dressed as a … Continue reading 6 Inventive Halloween Costumes Using Items You Already Own

Guest Blog: 2 Nail Art Tutorials

Today I’m hosting my first ever guest blogger! I’d like to welcome Helen from AboutANail.blogspot.com, whose blog is full of her amazing nail art projects and today she’s sharing a couple of these with you. She's got plenty of great tips, so I hope you enjoy! Hi, I'm Helen from AboutANail.blogspot.com. My blog mainly focuses … Continue reading Guest Blog: 2 Nail Art Tutorials