Books: Paper Parties with Berin Made

Summer is the ultimate party season for me.  From weddings, to festivals, to summery picnics and BBQs, to (ahem) my birthday there is so much to celebrate.  For someone who loves all things bright, beautiful, sometimes sparkly, and always eye-catching, throwing clever and cute handmade additions into any gathering is a bit of a dream.  So I was over the moon to be invited along to … Continue reading Books: Paper Parties with Berin Made

Pumpkin 101: It’s in your eyes…

It’s time for my final pumpkin DIY  I hope I’ve given you all some spooky inspiration!  There’s nothing quite like that creepy feeling of being watched is there… combine with some silly crafting and you get this eye-tastic beast! All you need is paint for the base and googly eyes – I had to create at least one golden pumpkin didn’t EYE.  Paint, stick and go! … Continue reading Pumpkin 101: It’s in your eyes…

Pumpkin 101: Walking into Spiderwebs

There’s just one week left until Halloween – plenty of time to transform your home into a gothic dream!  This glamorous pumpkin hack was inspired by the Sharpie Mugs trend and was a great excuse to finally use the silver paint pens that were tucked up in my Viking Arty Party goodie bag.  All your need is acrylic paint for your base colour (you could also … Continue reading Pumpkin 101: Walking into Spiderwebs

Pumpkin 101: The Glitterati

Another day, another pumpkin and the Halloween countdown continues!  This is probably one of the simplest ways to create a fun autumnal pumpkin centrepiece and all you need is GLUE and GLITTER! Drip, dribble or pour your glue over the top of your pumpkin – hell you could even create an awesome dip dye effect by painting half of your pumpkin with glue, and then shake … Continue reading Pumpkin 101: The Glitterati

Pumpkin 101: The Dark Side

Pumpkin carving not your forte?  No problem – there’s more than one way to style your squash! No need to be seedy, let your gourd down and while we’re in full PUN-kin force, get pumped for the first of my pumpkin DIY specials (ahahahaaaa). If dark, gothic, glamour is your thing then this simple but striking pumpkin design is for you!  All you need is a pumpkin … Continue reading Pumpkin 101: The Dark Side

Halloween: A Crafters Dream

Halloween is such a great time of year for making – from creepy costumes, practical jokes and pumpkin carving to spooking up your house with ghoulish designs there’s a ton of crafting fun to be had.  I’ve got some pumpkin themed DIYs on the way but in the meantime these are some of my favourite Halloween makes on pinterest!! And if you’re looking for DIY party decoration … Continue reading Halloween: A Crafters Dream

Tablescaping with IKEA

On a very very warm July evening I found myself wandering through Soho to a beautiful events venue on Greek St to learn about tablescaping with the gods of fun, stylish and affordable interiors IKEA! I have a special love for an IKEA trip: the beautiful room layouts, the cushions, the huge variety of I-didn’t-know-I-needed-that-until-I-saw-it’s, and of course meatballs! Needless to say I was excited! … Continue reading Tablescaping with IKEA

There ain’t no party like a Viking Arty Party

I spent a gorgeous Saturday recently at the Viking Arty Party – it was a jam packed afternoon of craft, croissants and meeting lots of creative bloggers plus finally getting to meet some internet pals in actual real life as actual people. We were at Lumiere London which is an absolute hidden gem of an event space in Southwark and boasts 3 stunningly designed rooms: … Continue reading There ain’t no party like a Viking Arty Party

Sewing plans

I’ve just been asked to plan out my next three months of makes for Minerva Crafts Bloggers Network so I thought I could share my ambitions with you.  I’m sticking with making clothes (although I loved making my tablet case, fascinator and crochet necklace) but I really want to start feeling comfortable with some of the terms and techniques used in construction.  I am of course watching … Continue reading Sewing plans

DIY: Flower Crown

Sunshine, blue skies, colour everywhere – could this be summer?  Yes please!  My diary is filling up with picnics, my garden has been overtaken by bluebells and it’s also Chelsea Flower show in just a few weeks so what better way to while away an afternoon than by making a pretty floral crown.  Flower headdresses have been a staple of festivals, rustic weddings and craft … Continue reading DIY: Flower Crown

DIY: Easy Tassel Cards

I wish so much that I was one of those people that is just all over making handmade birthday, engagement, new baby, anniversary cards.  Truth is I’m never quite organised enough to do it… plus I have various packs of beautiful cards I’ve been given over the years that need using up (so my laziness is helping me sort – kapish?).  However there are certain people … Continue reading DIY: Easy Tassel Cards

Paperchase Collaboration: Project Craft

Back in March I worked on a really exciting project with one of my absolutely favourite brands – Paperchase!  I LOVE Paperchase – their collections are so creative and pretty so I was really delighted to get to work with them to contribute to their new online and in-store craft workshops: Project Craft.   I created two tutorials for Paperchase – all about pompoms; fluttery feminine tissue … Continue reading Paperchase Collaboration: Project Craft

The Betty Dress

I’ve made my first ever dress and I can finally reveal it to the world!!  You may have seen my recent post all about the thoughts that ran through my head whilst sewing this bad boy – it was quite a… transformative experience…to say the least. See the full blog up on Minerva crafts now! What do you think? (ps photos are by my very … Continue reading The Betty Dress

DIY: Easter Egg garland

Need some last minute easter decor?  Look no further!  This simple garland will take you 20 minutes and give you instant eastery colour-pop joy! I have a bit of an obsession with Tiger Stores at the moment – particularly their pattern design.  Every few weeks a new range comes out with a beautiful new colour palette.  Recently they’ve had some seriously gorgeous geometric prints and … Continue reading DIY: Easter Egg garland

heart shaped photo bunting

PhotoGems: Loved up photo bunting with Snapfish

Valentines is such a great time of year to give photo gifts – whether you capture important life moments, travel, even food that you’ve shared with your beaux you have so many opportunities to make a gift with a little more meaning. We don’t normally do valentines gifts – we tend to stay in, eat all the steak and drink all the red wine… So … Continue reading PhotoGems: Loved up photo bunting with Snapfish