Posted in Home, Home Decor

Bedroom Redecorating – Boring to Bliss

The original talk about plans for bedroom redecorating happened back in 2020. And again last year. The trouble is, we rent, and we have a lot of stuff; couple that with two indoor cats and it all becomes a bit of a work up… We got there eventually!

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In this post I thought I’d keep it brief, but share how we changed our bedroom simply by changing the paintwork! I’d still consider it a bit of a work in progress, but it looks miles better now!

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Posted in Crafts, Seasonal Content, Sewing

Simple DIY Scrap Fabric Hoop Art Love Heart

It’s love season, and I couldn’t resist digging into my stash to make some pretty scrap fabric hoop art! I chose a simple heart design, to keep this DIY project quick and easy to make!

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Everything I used for this project was from my craft stash, and would make great home decor, or a fun handmade gift, for Valentines, Mother’s Day or even for birthdays, new babies, weddings and anniversaries! Changing up the colours alone makes this an incredibly versatile project.

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Posted in Challenges, Life

The Movie Chain Game – 2022 Challenge

In case you missed it, we usually have a year-long movie challenge, and this year is no exception! We have retired the A-Z Challenge for now, and are playing a new game this year – The Movie Chain Game!

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This is just a bit of fun for Friday nights, to make us think about watching something a bit different. How we go about choosing is the hard part. After Two years of random picking, and taking turns, we have deicded on a new movie challenge.

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Posted in Food and Drink, Home, Seasonal Content

12 Days of Christmas 2021 – Festive Gingerbread

Gingerbread is such a tasty treat, and it’s super easy to make, so I thought I’d share my recipe with you!

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I don’t do that much Christmas baking, but I like to do something each year, and it’s been a while since I’ve made gingerbread, so I thought, while I was doing it, I’d share it here on the blog!

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Posted in Food and Drink, Home, Seasonal Content

Scary Good Chocolate Cupcakes

As it’s Halloween season, it seemed only right to do a bit of seasonal baking! Of course I always do, whether it’s shortbread, or cake! This year I thought I’d make some scary good chocolate cupcakes! Just to do something a little bit different!

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The biggest change here was the frosting, which wasn’t remotely complicated!

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Posted in Crafts, Home Decor, Seasonal Content, Sewing

Halloween Bunting – It’s Sew Easy!

I decided what we needed above our fireplace was some fun Halloween bunting! (Stu has since suggested I make Christmas bunting, so watch this space)! This is a quick and easy sewing project for beginners or experienced sewists!

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I chose to decorate using some vinyl and my Cricut Maker. Of course you could cut out letters from paper or fabric and glue or sew them on; this is a pretty versatile project, and of course you can choose fabrics or colours that match your own preferences.

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Posted in Crafts, Food and Drink, Home, Home Decor, Other Craft, Seasonal Content, Sewing

Crafty Halloween Makes for Adults

I got to thinking this year about crafting for Halloween, for those who won’t be entertaining kids! There’s a little bit out there for the grown-ups, but some is excessively samey; and some is a little OTT for your average gathering. In this post I thought I’d share some quick crafty Halloween makes for adults; which can all be made of an evening, and will add a little whimsy to your ghoulish gathering; whether it’s a dinner party, or a movie night!

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I will be sharing more Halloween craft ideas throughout the month; and of course there is regular seasonal and NON seasonal content throughout the year. So if you’re not already; do give the blog a follow, or subscribe by email; so you don’t miss out!

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Posted in Crafts, Sewing

Envelope Cushion Cover – Quick Project

It’s been a while since I’ve shared a quick craft project, here on the blog; so I thought I’d share something I made recently for the rocking chair in the craft room. I shared the fabric over on Instagram ages ago, but in this post I’ll share what I made – a super easy envelope cushion cover.

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As I’m sure you’ll already know by now, my craft room is a mix of teal and grey (wonder where I got my blog design idea…) and it’s also dotted with Disney, and especially Alice in Wonderland bits and pieces! I have a rocking chair in there, and for the longest time, I’ve said I want to do something with it to make it more in-keeping with the room.

Well, not too long ago (a couple of months?) Stu’s mum tagged me in a pic on Facebook, of a local fabric shop’s latest fabric additions, which were all Alice in Wonderland themed!

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Posted in Favourites, Life, This Week

Rainy Day Jigsaw Puzzle [Ad: Gifted]

So, the beginning of this week, started with rain! If there’s anything I love about a rainy day, it’s that you can properly relax, and I chose to work on a jigsaw puzzle. I was recently contacted by Wentworth Puzzles, and they gifted me a gorgeous 1000 piece puzzle; to share here on the blog. With this in mind, I thought it would make a nice change, to share something I get up to that isn’t craft related!

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I love jigsaw puzzles, though I don’t always have time to do them; so on this rainy Monday, it was a really nice chance to sit down and take the day to myself! I popped on a podcast playlist, and got puzzling!

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