Today, exactly 10 weeks after the builders arrived at our house, the baton was passed to us. They have finished the basics of our extension-the walls are plastered and woodwork is in place, so now we begin the mammoth task of decorating. Upstairs we have a bathroom to decorate, as well as our daughter’s room…… Continue reading Let the decorating commence!
If, like me, you are gardening this weekend (now that it is finally spring) you might be running out of pots, compost and space to put everything as you desperately try to catch up. I can’t help with the last two things, but I do have a solution to running out of pots. The humble…… Continue reading DIY compostable plant pot tutorial
After last week’s DIY sock blockers (which worked superbly), I thought I’d give Mr C another ‘being married to a craftaholic’ test and asked him to make me a crochet blocking board. I showed him a photo of one and he disappeared into the shed to find tools and materials. He used exterior plywood again…… Continue reading More DIY!
In preparation for sock two finally being finished, I thought I’d look into sock blockers. I know blocking is essential really with socks so I had a little search online. I showed them to Mr C and he thought we could whip some up ourselves. We went to B & Q to buy some exterior…… Continue reading DIY Sock Blockers
As I mentioned in my WIP Wednesday post, we decided to decorate our bedroom this week. This had been in the pipeline for a while, but we hadn’t agreed on an exact timescale. Then Mr C got his operation date through and we thought we’d better get it sorted ASAP. We swiftly laid out some…… Continue reading The Best Laid Plans…
Welcome to my second Tutorial Tuesday, this week’s is a papercrafting one. I subscribe to Papercraft Inspirations magazine, and this month the free gift was an embossing folder and heart shaped mask. I tried it out and was really impressed, but it also got me thinking. Since the mask is the thickness of a cutting…… Continue reading Tutorial Tuesday-DIY Embossing Mask
Craft has been put on the back burner again, in fact this post is nothing to do with craft at all, it comes more under the heading crazy plans. After the party last weekend we had a huge heap of presents and a very lucky boy. Our house is small, more of a starter home…… Continue reading The Great Tidy Up of 2016
You know when you see something on Pinterest and think ‘that’s a good idea’? Well, that was me a couple of weeks ago. I’d seen polymer clay crochet hook handles and mentioned it to a friend who very kindly gave me some of her polymer clay to play with. I had images of beautiful swirls…… Continue reading Branching Out-Polymer Clay Crochet Hook Handles
Welcome to the first post in my new blog series, which will focus on my expanding crafty repertoire. (I know I only finished the last series two days ago, but I’m a tad excited about this!) There are so many crafts I’d love to explore, even if they are one-offs and never get repeated. There’s…… Continue reading Branching Out #1 Furniture Renovation
I wanted to make my niece a Lego card to go with her birthday present but I didn’t have an embossing folder suitable for making the bricks. I remember seeing somewhere that you can emboss pretty much anything using a tan embossing mat. I got mine online for around £10 and it is really versatile…… Continue reading DIY Embossing Plate