Today I'm sharing my thoughts on the watercolour paper and watercolour paints that can currently be purchased from Tiger Stores here in the UK. Tiger Stores sell many art and craft supplies and I'm a big fan, so when I spotted a block of watercolour paper (20 sheets 300gsm) and a watercolour paint pallet for … Continue reading Trying out Tiger watercolour supplies!
I've really been enjoying getting my garden looking nice this year. One of my main aims was to add colour to it, because it was a bit bland. We've bought new fences, and we cleaned the slabs (our garden is paved) with a pressure washer.This made the garden look a bit cleaner and a bit … Continue reading DIY hanging garden containers!
The Needlepoint Book, first published in 1976, has been updated and revised, making it an even bigger, more reliable turn-to book for everything you need to know about needlepoint. And I mean EVERYTHING. As a complete newbie to needlepoint (aside from embroidering "B" labels for my berets!) I will admit I found this book a … Continue reading Book Review – The Needlepoint Book by Jo Ippolito Christensen
The Jewelry Recipe Book by Nancy Soriano is ideal for those who are just starting their jewellery-making adventures. Filled with gorgeous pictures and minimal text, this book is just a delight to browse for inspiration. The projects, which use everyday items and easy-to-find supplies and equipment, makes it the perfect go-to book for a make … Continue reading Book Review: The Jewelry Recipe Book by Nancy Soriano
Need a notebook RIGHT NOW? Here's how to whip one up in 2 minutes using everyday items that you probably already have lying around the house...
Today I'm going to reveal how I made this photo display, which sat behind the cake at both venues (we had two "events", a week apart - wedding in a castle in Wales and reception party the following week back home in Bedfordshire). The cake. THIS CAKE WAS AMAZING! And best of all? It was … Continue reading DIY wedding inspiration #3 – photo display
I don't know about you, but once I begin a new craft (especially one that fulfills my geek-ometer) I go mad! This happened recently with handmade journals/notebooks. I'd seen some great tutorials online - my favourite is YouTuber "Sea Lemon" who has the most amazing videos on all sorts of book crafts including different types … Continue reading Handmade notebooks and journals… very addictive!
When it came to deciding upon a wedding guestbook, I wanted something that would be both unique and something that could be stylishly displayed in my home. What I came up with was both cheap and very effective. What you'll need: A large photo frame Wooden hearts - enough for all guests plus spares A … Continue reading DIY Wedding Inspiration #2 – Unique Guestbook
A while back I promised I would share my DIY wedding projects with you, so I am starting this series of posts. I thought it would be a good idea to start with my wedding jewellery, seen as this project was the kick-start to my new jewellery-making direction: metalsmithing. I knew I wanted to wear … Continue reading DIY wedding inspiration #1 – jewellery
I love "hatting" as I call it... Not only do I get to indulge in my love of "making stuff", but I can also indulge in a multitude of other crafts that I have previously only really approached as hobbies and which only lasted for a limited time. This includes paper crafts and jewellery making. I've even … Continue reading Getting crafty; why I love making hats…