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

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: 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

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

DIY: EMOJI keyrings!

I am an emoji addict.  I love those little critters.  I’ve swapped to an iphone recently and honestly the main improvement I talk about is the fact I now have unicorn and champagne emojis.  And I’m not the only one – have you seen the hundreds of emoji makes coming from blogs like Studio DIY and Aww Sam?  Some of my favourites are these awesome … Continue reading DIY: EMOJI keyrings!

DIY: Leather Look Tablet Case

I’ve got a new DIY up on Minerva Crafts: this gorgeous leather look tablet case.  I am so so in love with this fabric – I adore the rich colour and the marbled effect makes it look really expensive.  I’ve needed to make a case for my tablet for over a year (oops) so I’m really glad I’ve finally done it! You can view the full … Continue reading DIY: Leather Look Tablet Case

10 Creative Easter DIYs

Spring is in the air (finally) and easter is on it’s way which can only mean one thing: my pinterest is about to become full of very beautifully designed eggs, cute bunny crafts, florals and baking!  There are tons and tons of cute DIYs for kids out there but your easter decor doesn’t need to be all card cut-outs and glued on pompoms (although I … Continue reading 10 Creative Easter DIYs

pompom and wool wrapped wreath

My favourite posts of 2015

It has been such a huge year for me – both in my personal life, in my day job and in the fun filled world of Crafternoon Cabaret Club. I’m planning a post all about my goals for 2016 (along with every other blogger I’m sure), and a roundup of my highlights of 2015 (ditto!) But I also wanted to share some of my favourite … Continue reading My favourite posts of 2015

Festive Makes: Pompom Wreath

My first christmas craft post – feel the festivity! Hooray!  Today I’ve combined some of my favourite things to bring you the first (of a few) Festive Wreath posts coming your way: Pompoms, bright colours and a hot glue gun. Win.  This isn’t hugely Christmassy as I wanted to create an option I could keep up as a fun home decoration.  That also means this … Continue reading Festive Makes: Pompom Wreath

Cosy up with this free cable knit scarf pattern

I used to tremble at the words cable knit – there were so many gorgeous patterns I came across, ooh’ed and aah’ed over before realising cable knit was involved and running for the hills.  The silly thing is I didn’t even really look into what cable knit was.  I simply assumed it was far too complex for a beginner like myself and fled.  However winter … Continue reading Cosy up with this free cable knit scarf pattern

DIY carved pumpkin eyes

Everyone Hail to the Pumpkin Song!

This is Halloween, everybody make a scene Trick or treat till the neighbors gonna die of fright It’s our town, everybody scream In this town of Halloween HAPPY ALMOST HALLOWEEN!! I spent an awesome evening carving up my pumpkin – this year inspired by The Nightmare Before Christmas!  From some angles it looks more cute than creepy so I added these little spiders from Tiger … Continue reading Everyone Hail to the Pumpkin Song!

painted wooden beads with gold

Crafternoon How To: Gold Dipped Necklace

Gold, Gold beautiful gold – I adore wearing accents of gold in summer: make-up, accessories but particularly jewellery.  For  me the trick is to find ways to incorporate gold without ever looking over-the-top, too bling or tacky, and by combining gold highlights with a plainer texture like wood, as I have for this necklace, you get all of the glamour but none of the showiness! … Continue reading Crafternoon How To: Gold Dipped Necklace

Making Lately

Anyone else feel like the past few weeks have. not. stopped? I do!  It’s always tricky to get that perfect work-life balance and for most of us (crafters, artists, designer/makers, creatives) we’re working a full time job as well as trying to find time to maintain creative projects and/or businesses (and that’s before even finding time to hang out with friends, try and keep up … Continue reading Making Lately

Crafternoon How-To: Yarn Wrapped Vases

Yarn wrapped vases I spotted some really beautiful yarn wrapped vases in Mollie Makes recently and instantly thought ‘Now THAT’S a design I can hack’. I think these yarn wrapped bottles and jam jars are a beautiful way to add a pop of colour to your home (and a great excuse to buy flowers!). They’d also make fantastic wedding centre pieces if you gathered a … Continue reading Crafternoon How-To: Yarn Wrapped Vases