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Blogmas 2018 – Festive Shortbread

I love making my own shortbread, and it’s such an easy make, so it’s no surprise that Festive Shortbread makes an appearance each Christmas!

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At this time of year I tend to make either traditional shortbread, or some fun stars with various toppings. Makes approximately 20 stars depending on size… a couple of rounds you can score to snap into triangles if you’re feeling traditional, or of course the classic shortbread fingers.

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Posted in Crafts, Home Decor, Seasonal Content, Sewing

Blogmas 2018 – Christmas Hoop Art *

Hoop art, is definitely more popular now than it was a few years ago, and it is a great craft for making a gift, or even decorating at Christmas, there are SO many great Christmas fabric designs which are really good fun for many projects; and it is nice to have a different use if you’re not big on sewing, as I wasn’t up til a couple of years ago!

This post contains items which I have kindly been gifted * All opinions are my own.

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Christmas fabric is also a great eco friendly alternative to paper for wrapping! Especially for those harder to wrap gifts!

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Posted in Current Projects

Blogmas 2018 – Festive Christmas Tree Garland *

This Christmas I really wanted to show how you can get creative with decotrating! Thanks to the lovely people at Hobbycraft, I have a fun Christmas Tree Garland to share today!

This post contains items which I have been gifted*. All opinions are my own.

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I have several handmade decorations I get out every Christmas, and there’s something so nice about having something completely unique, which is why I wanted to share this fun handmade decoration kit!

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Posted in Guest Posts

Blogmas 2018 – Christmas with Adventure Accessories

I have invited some friends to join me this Blogmas; and my first guest this month is the lovely Sarah; owner of Adventure Accessories, and fellow lover of all things craft!

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Here to talk about her creative journey, and how she turned a love of creating into an award winning business! Featuring a new Christmas edition of her signature Traveller Notebooks

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Blogmas 2018 Cross Stitch Bookmarks

Throughout Blogmas I will be sharing some different ideas for handmade gifts and other items! Today I am sharing this easy quick project that makes a great stocking filler gift! A great, quick handmade gift idea is cross stitch bookmarks!

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As a cross-stitch project these are quick and easy to make; great for beginners as you really can make them as simple as anything, using patterns and abstract designs. Though if you are more experienced, you can choose a more challenging design.

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Posted in Favourites, Life

November 28th – My Birthday in History *

It’s that time of year again, birthday things are occurring!

The Christmas music has been playing in shops for a couple of weeks; everyone’s talking about parties and people are generally in that feel-good stage before the chaos of December…

This post contains a product I was gifted in return for an honest review, all opinions are my own*

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But in this house; as much as Christmas is in full swing in terms of shopping and preparing, it’s also my birthday…

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Posted in Crafts, Guest Posts, Knitting, Paper Crafting, Seasonal Content, Sewing

Perfect Gifts for Crafters – Craftyism

My guest blogger today is Christine, sharing fab gifts for crafters! A fellow craft blogger who I met through #CraftBlogClub on Twitter; I love her blog Craftyism, which is full of tutorials, tips, reviews and other crafty goodness.

Like me Christine is a fan of a variety of different crafts; and I’m so happy to share her gift guide.

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Thank you so much Christine for this fab post! So many gorgeous pieces, and some much needed Christmas shopping inspiration!

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Posted in Home, Life, Seasonal Content

Inspirational Gifts – Quentin Blake and The Science Museum*

Quentin Blake and his illustrations are well known; and well loved by many generations! I’m delighted to share this collaboration with the Science Museum; and look forward to hearing your thoughts.

This post contains gifted products in return for an honest review*

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Best known for his illustrations in books by Roald Dahl and David Walliams, Quentin Blake’s fun style is immediately recognisable, and has held a special place in my heart since reading many books featuring his illustrations from childhood!

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Posted in Blogging, Challenges, Crafts, Home Decor, Life, Seasonal Content

Blogmas 2018 – What is it?

I thought before it all begins, I should post a little explanation! SO what is Blogmas 2018 all about?

If you follow me on social media – and if you don’t; I’d appreciate it (links are below!); you will have probably seen mention of Blogmas, and my plans to take part this year.

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So what is Blogmas?

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Perfect Gifts For Bloggers – Bexa of Hello Bexa

Today I have a guest blogger discussing some fab ideas for gifts for bloggers this Christmas.

Bexa is genuinely one of my favourite bloggers to visit, I have joked that she is like me, only better! With posts on craft projects, book reviews, travel and more!   In her own words she is a creative lifestyle blogger with a passion for travel, pretty notebooks, emojis and creativeness.

Her blog Hello Bexa is SO gorgeous and always a great read, if you’ve never visited before I really recommend stopping by!  

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  Thank you so much Bexa; for writing this great post, sharing these gorgeous photos and inspiring us with some fab shopping gift ideas! 

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