Personal highlights from 2017

It’s the time of year for reflection, I know we are hurtling back into everyday normality at rapid speed (I’m back at my day job) but I have taken time to stop and reflect on the year that has been. Each New Years Eve as a family we fill a blessings jar, pausing to give thanks for … Read more

Blog update – goal setting

Time seems to have flown by – somehow we are half way through the year already?? How did that happen??! Do you set yourself goals? I do, this year I set myself a target income for the blog and etsy shop. I LOVE blogging, sharing creativity, being part of an online community, the accountability but … Read more

Review of 2016, I need your help for 2017

2016 has been a varied and exciting year for me. There are many more tutorials added to the blog, which are always popular. A personal highlight was taking part in the 12 days of Christmas DIY Challenge‘s organised by Jill at Creating my Way to Success. During the 12 days I published ten tutorials. I love … Read more

Craft Party #31 with DIY Crush

Today I am excited to be joining up with DIY Crush & Easy Sewing for Beginners as Guest Host for their LINKY PARTY this week. Welcome to week 31!! In America Mother’s Day is coming up, so many folks are busy creating and hope you are too! We can’t wait to find new inspiration, so what have you been … Read more

2015 Review, a little late!

Its been a busy year and I’ve loved it!! Occasionally cursing myself for over committing, time management is a goal for this year (or the ability to say no to the odd opportunity!) A big thanks to you readers, it warms my day when I receive thoughtful comments:) Plus a big thanks to my husband who … Read more

Food for thought #blogfest15

Not many things motivate me to set the alarm before 6am – yesterday I manage to crawl out of of bed before the children woke me up!  I attended a blogging conference hosted by Mumsnet. I booked, drawn by the speaker list. Somehow I missed Margaret Atwood on the list, so it was a lovely surprise … Read more

Fabulous Upcycling Ideas with Tutorials

I have been mentioning the word upcycling a few times in recent posts.. so what does it mean? Good question – I think it is the process of transforming something old and/or reaching the end of it’s lifespan into something new, adding value to the original item through the transformation.   An amazing day took place on … Read more

How to use pinterest to grow your blog

Have you noticed I am passionate about blogging? I love it when people visit and take time to stop and comment. One key way to grow your blog is through pinterest, here are my top three suggestions for growing your blog with pinterest: Pin regularly Create pinterest friendly images Join group pinterest boards Pin regularly Its … Read more

Dont throw it away blog hop

I’m excited to be taking part in the  I Didn’t Throw It Away Blog Train hosted by Agy. “Is there a story behind every item that we keep? How do we form that special connection with them, and why does it last so long? “ Having signed up for this fun blog hop I scratched my head, did … Read more

2014, the year that was

As usual the turning of the year from one to the next leads to a period of reflection.. I have been blogging for two and a half years now, how time flies! The TOP 5 posts viewed in 2014: Upcycled tweed skirt 5 Wallett Tutorials Rush Hour blog hop Recycled denim foot pouf 5 tablet … Read more

Blog hop

I am delighted to be taking part in this fab blog hop that’s going around the creative crafting blogland. I was invited by Anna, thank you so much! You can read her blog hop post here. Anna was the first designer to accept me as a pattern tester, I have learnt many bag making techniques through pattern testing … Read more