Tomorrow is a special day, my ‘baby’ is 3. I still can’t believe that I had a baby on April Fool’s Day but never mind, I guess someone has to have it as a birthday. I hope she appreciates how awesome her date of birth is, 1.4.14 is like a maths whizz’s dream come true.…… Continue reading An April Fool’s Day Birthday
This card is big in two ways, firstly it is larger than A5 (the less asked about that the better!) and it is to celebrate a big birthday. Today my mother in law is 70! There’s nothing quite like the pressure of making such a special card to bring out the worst in a card…… Continue reading A Big Birthday Card
These weeks to Christmas seem to be flying by, but luckily this week I have managed to do a bit of crafting amongst other things. The advent calendar is coming along nicely. All four strips of pockets have been sewn together with border strips attached. I’ve ironed the bottom edges up ready for sewing to…… Continue reading WIP Wednesday
The weather here has been quite sunny again so we made the most of it and went to Belton House, a National Trust property not too far away which has an amazing adventure playground. The children were suitably filthy and worn out by the end of the day and we discovered new things. Even though…… Continue reading Woodland Inspiration
We were lucky enough to have a 4th Birthday party to go to today, so I made a card for the occasion. The layout might look familiar to those who follow my blog as I used the exact same one for this card. I thought it worked really well and decided it was perfect for square…… Continue reading Square Birthday Card
Pinterest-you either love it or hate it. If you love it, your time is stolen without you realising as you browse for new ideas for things you may or may not have the intention of actually ever making. For me, it’s a place to share some of my crafty projects as well as a mine…… Continue reading To Pin or Not to Pin
You know what it’s like-you need to replace something and you spend a bit more than intended. My old trimmer was 12 years old and a little ropey. It has done it’s fair share of work, both for my craft projects and school resources (which I originally bought it for!) I had a look online…… Continue reading A New Toy!
Following my last post I decided not to give up on making my own cake, but baked smaller cakes as I think some of the problem might have been the baking time needed for larger diameter cakes (as well as my amateur baking skills!) I made it 3 layers deep to ensure there would be…… Continue reading Bunny cake-or is it a puppy?
I had it all planned out-get the kids in bed, bake cakes, go to bed and ice them in the morning. This birthday cake was going to be decorated and ready the day before the party, no last minute additions whilst guests were arriving like the other times. It was going to be a veritable…… Continue reading An Epic Fail!
Tonight I got out the cardmaking things and ended up knee deep in pretty things as I experimented with colours and patterns for a birthday card for my baby. It was one of those projects where you think ‘all I’ll need is the Cricut machine, card and adhesives.’ Several trips to the craft cupboard later…… Continue reading Cardmaking Heaven!