Inspiration

Pretty Christmas Packaging Ideas

Following from my post on lovely handmade Christmas decorations. I thought it would be fun to put together some lovely ideas for packaging your makes or gift wrapping your gifts. Some are more Christmassy than others but the one thing they do have in common is that they are simply beautiful. (A la Parisienne) (Laughing…… Continue reading Pretty Christmas Packaging Ideas

Crafts · Sewing

Woodland Friends Felt Brooches

It’s an exciting day for me today. The first of my little felties will be listed in the shop! Each brooch is hand stitched by me using a beautiful quality wool mix felt from a pattern designed by Gingermelon on Etsy. I’ve really enjoyed making these cute little creatures, and I hope you like them just as…… Continue reading Woodland Friends Felt Brooches

Shopping

Shop Feature – Dinabijushop

I recently stumbled over Dinaijushop on Etsy, and oh my they have some lovely items. It’s the kind of shop where you just want to buy everything! From the Ukraine they make unique illustrations by artist Ksenia Kovalenko into wearable and very cute brooches and jewellery using polymer clay and polish. They are currently offering…… Continue reading Shop Feature – Dinabijushop

Baking · Chatter · Home

Cherry Yoghurt Bundt Cake

I’ve been meaning to buy a Bundt cake tin for a while now, and when I came across a recipe in The Clandestine Cake Club book, I was compelled to go out and buy one straight away. The recipe was Raspberry Yoghurt Birthday Bundt Cake. The icing was a lovely bright pink colour and with raspberry…… Continue reading Cherry Yoghurt Bundt Cake

Crafts · Inspiration

Lovely Handmade Christmas Craft Ideas

Photo source – Nana Company We can’t deny it Christmas is fast approaching just over a month to go! It’s a great time for crafting whether it be gifts, food or decorations. Today I thought I would share some lovely craft ideas I have come across on the internet. I’m not normally a Christmas person,…… Continue reading Lovely Handmade Christmas Craft Ideas

Crafts

Christmas Craft Fair Final Checklist – Sellers Guide Part 3

  So following on from my previous two posts and the craft fair I did at the weekend I thought it would be handy for people to do a final checklist you can print off and check it off as you get ready. There were a couple of things I wish I had thought of…… Continue reading Christmas Craft Fair Final Checklist – Sellers Guide Part 3

Crafts

A well deserved rest and a bit of crochet

The past week has been so hectic with the run up to the craft fair and then the craft fair at the weekend. I had been sewing like a crazy woman. The craft fair was a two-day event so it was a loooong weekend.  The floors in our flat were covered with bits of felt, thread, seed beads…… Continue reading A well deserved rest and a bit of crochet