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
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
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
One of my goals for 2016 is to capture more of life through photos and to then find more creative ways to get them off my camera and phone and into the real world. I’ve been sharing ideas like my insta-wall, printed canvases and photo gift tags so I was delighted when Snapfish challenged me to come up with a way to use their products to either … Continue reading PhotoGems: The Ultimate coffee table book with Snapfish
Next in my photo display series we have an awesome take on the classic canvas print. I’m sure you’ve all come across canvas prints before- it’s a lovely way to blow up a photo you adore to create a striking piece of artwork. It works really well for more dramatic images such as landscapes from your travels or photos that have more of a photoshoot … Continue reading PhotoGEMS: Say it with word art
In this digital age so many photos we take simply end up on instagram or Facebook… or even worse just sit on our phones and laptops where no one can see them at all. But it’s time for this to change! I love having memories of friends and family, and amazing events around my house, but it’s not always easy in a tiny London flat. … Continue reading PhotoGEMS: Make your own Insta-wall
Running workshops at this year’s Handmade Fair was an amazing, exhausting, inspiring experience. On day one I barely left the VIP tent to explore beyond buying delicious curry from The Peckish Peacock! However across the weekend I managed to fit in a few workshops, meet up with some awesome bloggers and makers, and trawl the shopping tents drooling over beautiful handmade goods, crafty kits and gorgeous materials, and even … Continue reading All the fun of The Handmade Fair
I met Suzi, the creative genius behind Sweet Izzi all the way back at the 2014 Handmade Awards – she had brought along a beautiful paper bouquet created and painted by hand and I was instantly struck by the artistic detail that ran through the whole design. I was only recently engaged at that point but that bouquet stuck with me, and months later I … Continue reading In Love with… Sweet Izzi
We’ve been back from our Honeymoon almost a month. It’s a bizarre feeling going from the intensity and adrenaline of the wedding (exhausting), to having two weeks in paradise where we had nothing to do but enjoy ourselves (and we did!) back to the real world (exhausting!). It almost feels like the wedding and honeymoon were months ago – except for the fact that it still … Continue reading Honeymooners need Honeymoon Luggage Bunting
These cards went into my DIY Bridesmaid gifts and I was so happy with them. They’re simple to create and I think they look really chic. To make them you just need to be comfortable using a craft knife – for the design itself you could freehand draw as I did or you could even trace the design you wanted. I’m looking forward to making … Continue reading Crafternoon How-To: Pretty patterns and papercut
After my recent foray into the world of Dip-Dye I was hooked so I couldn’t resist bringing some of my learning into my wedding preparations. I decided to give each of my bridemaids a little bag of thank-you’s (more on that later). I wanted to do something a little more interesting (and reusable) than a gift-bag so I bought some small canvas tote bags to transform … Continue reading Dip-Dye Oh MY – Raspberry Tote Bags
Hello hello – I’ll be taking a little break for the next two weeks while I head of on my Honeymoon with my new HUSBAND! Here’s a little sneak peek of our gorgeous day: Dress: Oleg Cassini Photography: Abi Ellson Photography Veil: Gillian Million Hair and make-up: Ava Belle Bridal Bouquet: Sweet Izzy (please note she’s taking a short break to revamp her etsy shop but you must … Continue reading I’m off Honeymooning!
I’ve been making a TON of bunting for my wedding. Making metres of bunting is really easy, casual and chilled (said no-one ever!). I was lucky – I had lots and lots of help from my mum who gallantly made all of the bunting triangles, so that I was just left with the job of sewing it all up with bunting tape. I love bunting (see … Continue reading How to make Kick-Ass Bunting
I’m developing a real love for making beautiful party and celebration decorations. Maybe I’m spending too much time on Oh Happy Day, or maybe my mind has been truly taken over by wedding planning (are you bored of hearing about my wedding plans yet readers?) but either way garlands and bunting and backdrops are filling my mind from dusk to dawn and back again. I … Continue reading Every day I’m tassling!
I love an upcycled vintage suitcase (who doesn’t). They’re a really fun and eyecatching, if no longer original, addition to wedding decor. It’s also fairly simple to DIY so keep your eyes peeled for unwanted cases and follow the steps below to see how you can transform them! You will need: Vintage suitcase Fabric – enough to line the inside Fabric glue Scissors Sewing machine … Continue reading Crafternoon How-To: Upcycle a vintage case into a wedding card box!