Posted in Life, This Week

This Week #1 – Starting the Year, Handmade Gifts, National Trust Trelissick, and Sale Shopping

We’re 10 days in to January, and it’s been pretty quiet! I’ve been working a lot so there’s not been much going on so far! The weather’s been pretty terrible too, so it doesn’t exactly make you want to go and spend time outside!

These posts will be a bit of a mix of places we go, cinema trips, anything interesting happening, as well as any short mentions that don’t really warrant a full post, I’ll also use Fridays as a way of sharing any online challenges and updates on the big 35 before 35 challenge!

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Posted in Crafts, Home, Home Decor, Paper Crafting, Seasonal Content

Shadow Box Frame Gift*

I was very kindly gifted a product within this post from Hobbycraft,

the gifted item has been clearly marked with an *

For Valentines day yesterday, Stu and I didn’t really have much planned. Neither of us really buy into the day, though we use it as an excuse to give each other a little present, and some chocolate (because any time is a good time for chocolate!). This year I decided I was going to make Stu something I’d promised a while ago!

valentines

I worked until 9pm, so we didn’t actually see each other until the evening! So we got a kebab and chilled watching Game of Thrones (we’ve been re-watching from the beginning, ahead of the new season coming out soon!) romantic huh!?

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Posted in Crafts, Cross-Stitch, Paper Crafting, Seasonal Content

Valentines Gift Ideas – Handmade With Love*

I was gifted some of the products within this post from Hobbycraft,

gifted items have been clearly marked with an *

Valentines Day, is something neither Stu or I take very seriously, though we sometimes give fun gifts to each other anyway! It’s only a couple of weeks after Stu’s birthday, so we’re usually pretty relaxed about it.

Valentines HC

It is however a chance to do a bit of crafting here on the blog, though I would say that although some are Valentines products, they could be made and given for many occasions, from birthdays, anniversaries to Mothers Day (March 31st UK readers),  and of course weddings!

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Posted in Crafts, Paper Crafting, Scrapbooking, Seasonal Content

The Crafty Lass ADVENTure – Craft Advent Calendar – A Recap

Throughout December on Instagram, I shared the wonderful craft supplies advent calendar which I was gifted by The Crafty Lass.

I thought I would share each photo of The Crafty Lass ADVENTure together here, from each of the 24 days. The Crafty Lass ADVENTureThe advent calendar itself was 24 individual small boxes, each numbered and containing a crafty surprise for every day! It came beautifully packaged, and even came with a lovely note from Paula!

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Posted in Favourites, Life

November 28th – My Birthday in History -A Keepsake Gift Idea*

This post contains a product I was gifted in return for an honest review,

all opinions are my own*

It’s that time of year again!

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…

birthday

It’s also my birthday…

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

Guest Post -Perfect Gifts for Crafters -Christine of Craftyism

My guest blogger today is Christine, 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 on many different crafts, and I’m so happy to share her post today.

Gifts For Crafters Craftyism

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

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Inspirational Gifts For Kids – Quentin Blake and The Science Museum*

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

Quentin Blake is well known, and well loved by many generations!

QB Science

Best known for his illustrations in books by Roald Dahl and David Walliams, his 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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Traveller Notebooks – For a Blogging Journey

I am a self-confessed stationery addict. Needing to stay organised; I have notebooks all over the place; an essential for everyone, blogger, traveller or just those that are busy! But recently have been utterly lost because my handbag sized notebook ran out; and I hadn’t got round to buying one! I just couldn’t find one that suited what I needed…

It is used for a lot; mostly blog planning and social media, but considering I’m also running #CraftBlogClub, I note down chat plans too. And then there’s day-to-day to-do list stuff.

Chatting on #CraftBlogClub fairly recently Sarah was sharing her handmade Traveller Notebooks from her site: Adventure Accessories. Which are utterly beautiful –

Adventure Accessories Traveller Notebooks
Photo stolen from Sarah on Twitter (@AdventureAccess)
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