DIY: Copper and wood side table

I have been itching to try my hands at making something using copper piping for months, and the Christmas break seemed the perfect time to tackle a more demanding project.  I always think winter is nesting season i.e. the perfect time to make some changes round the house, throw some clutter away and restyle your living space.  My go to for this is making new … Continue reading DIY: Copper and wood side table

DIY: Festive Felt Garland

My final make of the year is up on Minerva Crafts and handily it’s a no-sew last second Christmas garland! Made simply with fabric and felt, and linked together with some pretty lace ribbon from my stash, this is an easy make with lots of room to create your own design. Check out the full tutorial here and have a very Merry Christmas!!  Continue reading DIY: Festive Felt Garland

Christmas Jumper Hacks with John Lewis

Who doesn’t love a Christmas jumper? Whether it’s silly, stylish, scandi or sparkly John Lewis have got the jumper for you (just look at them here). Recently they invited me to a festive night of fun where we not only got our very own Christmas jumper from their collection to take home but also had the chance to craftily customise our choices – just in … Continue reading Christmas Jumper Hacks with John Lewis

DIY Festive Orange garland

This year I’ve been really looking forward to making my flat really cosy and ready for Christmas and I’ve been finding lots of inspiration in more natural decor. I spotted a beautiful orange slice garland on Pinterest and, of course, had to make my own. This garland is really simple to create and the best bit is that your house will smell amazing while you’re … Continue reading DIY Festive Orange garland

DIY: Fit and Flare dress

My latest make is up on Minerva Crafts… and this one was a right old drama!  After following the pattern initially I finished the dress and it was laughably huge (I promise I measured it properly).  I increased the seams once, twice, three times (lesson learned – if your dress is laughably huge be bold when taking it in so you don’t have to do … Continue reading DIY: Fit and Flare dress

DIY: Leaf brooches

This DIY came about while I was stuck inside hiding from the rain.  I love a quick project and now I’m layering up pins and brooches make perfect accessories.  What’s lovely about the leaf design is that you can adjust the shape and colours in any way you fancy – golden browns, dark rich greens, or fiery oranges… love those autumn colours!  I don’t think … Continue reading DIY: Leaf brooches

Rings and things…

I’ve started getting back into jewellery making recently – kick started by creating lemon earrings for a fancy dress party… but that’s a story for another time… I find jewellery making really relaxing but it’s been ages since I sat down to do any.  I’ve been much more focused on sewing projects.  So when I saw that Minerva Fabrics also sell a really great supply … Continue reading Rings and things…

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

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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

Denim dreams and summer time tops

Hooray for bank holidays and all that extra making time. The august bank holiday was a real treat because I managed to find time to continue celebrations for my birthday (woop), sort another whole section of my flat out and make time for some all important sewing. This month for Minerva Crafts I tackled the New Look Ladies Easy Skirt sewing pattern for the second time -this … Continue reading Denim dreams and summer time tops

PhotoGEMS: Personalised Notebooks

We all need more notebooks right? One for thoughts, one for plans, one to look pretty on your desk, one to carry around to look efficient and so on.  I love buying a new notebook but I’m also very very particular about the styles I like.  This year I’ve been doing an embroidery project and I’ve been taking photos of each finished piece – so it … Continue reading PhotoGEMS: Personalised Notebooks

The joys of sewing rogue…

Have you ever just started making something (crafting, painting, drawing, sewing, whatever your creative outlet of choice may be..) without really knowing how it would turn out? And I don’t just mean whether you like it once it’s complete, but where you go a little rogue in the process; with no set plan but only a spark of an idea of how it might turn … Continue reading The joys of sewing rogue…

Jumpsuit Joy

Do you love jumpsuits? Because I love jumpsuits! They’re comfy, awesome for going from lounge to lively in one leap and they’re so stylishly laid back. I love them. Now annoyingly as I’m pretty tall but not super skinny I find it really hard to buy jumpsuits that properly fit me (I have a longer body/shorter legs than most for my height) so I figured … Continue reading Jumpsuit Joy