If there are topics that are sort-of asides here on the blog, it is movies and music. I’m an avid movie watcher, and have always loved music! I’ve tried to incorporate both of these into my craft projects over time; as well as devoted posts here and there, in terms of favourites, and other features!
This year my A-Z Challenge theme is: The Craft Room and Beyond – A Retrospective. A look back at previous content and basically a chance to share and revisit some things from the archive. As well as exploring things that haven’t made it to the blog yet! As I have said before; if you see something that piques your interest that I don’t link to; certainly seek out the search bar, or get in touch!
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I see these “easy string eggs” all over the place online, but rarely see HOW to make them. So I thought I’d put some together, and share the process here; in case you wanted to make some of your own!
So, they’re super easy to make, and you don’t need much in the way of supplies or preparation. There IS however a lot of mess, so what follows is a simple step by step process. Of course these work for any time; depending on the colour, and you can make them any size you like, using thread, or yarn or even string!
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When thinking about Easter this year; and how I was going to create content aimed at everyone, not just kids; I geared my thoughts more towards home, than Easter itself. One easy thing to do; for any season, is creating a simple table runner to set the tone for the season.
A table runner Kay, Really? Honestly, it’s true though. We don’t have much in the way of dressing for our dinner table; (which is usually home to piles of junk; and very occasionally my sewing machine). It’s mostly covered with an oilcloth tablecloth, with a bright funky diner design. But sometimes it’s nice to clear it off and actually eat there; and making a bit of a feature of it, makes it more special. And it’s EASY!
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It’s no secret I love an excuse to bake; and for Valentines what else could I make but red velvet cake?
Red velvet cake is actually not that difficult to make, and add cream cheese frosting and you’ve got something truly special for any event!
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I was having a think this week about Happy Mail; and given the time of year, and the current situation here in the UK; it made me think of what Valentines gifts (or “galentines” etc etc) you could send in the post.
So I thought I’d do a little post sharing some ideas, great if you wanted to step away from the simple flowers and chocolates, or even if you were just looking for ideas to send something nice to a special friend!
And as a bonus I’m also sharing a super cute and easy craft idea anyone can do, for almost any occasion!
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When coming up with Valentines craft ideas, I wanted to take the opportunity to try some new things; and do something a little different. With that in mind; I thought I’d try my hand at decorating these cute wooden hanging hearts; which you can find in most craft supply shops.
In this post I’m going to share four hanging hearts, decorated three different ways.
There’s also a tiny cross-stitch update right at the bottom of the post too!
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I thought I’d begin my Valentines crafting with a really cute; easy papercraft project – a heart shaped valentines gift box, made from regular cardstock.
I thought I’d have some fun while in lockdown and get creative for Valentines; with some quick and easy craft projects; all made using my stash!
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This month we’ve been watching a TON of Christmas movies, and I’ve been sharing them over on Instagram, using the # 24 days of Christmas movies; and thought I’d share the list here on the blog!
Marking the end of this year’s 12 Days of Christmas; I thought I’d share the whole list here on the blog now it’s Christmas Eve, as we always watch the same two films on Christmas Eve!
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We weren’t sure if we would manage a festive day out this year, what with how this year has been. We did manage to find a little bit of Christmas at Trerice; so headed there for a little walk this week!
Christmas at some of the local National Trust properties; is such a wonderful thing to experience. In the past we have visited Lanhydrock and Trelissick to see the decorations.
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I thought I’d share something a little different this year, and throw in one for the grown-ups; with some fun Christmas Cocktails!
We all like a little tipple at Christmas, and as some of us are going out a little less this year, why not have a little fun at home. Please drink responsibly!
These fab Christmas Cocktails, can all be made fairly easily, with ingredients you may even already have at home!
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