Learning to crochet, chunky stitch cowl

Last years New Years resolutions included learning to crochet. I have made limited progress, I am certain the key is to find projects I am inspired to make. A photograph on instagram for a free cowl crochet pattern had me itching to pick up a crochet hook and have a go. On Christmas day and … Read more

Christmas lists

I don’t know about you but I find choosing present for the children tricky. From my perspective they have everything they can possible need. From their perspective they are hoping for the wow factor with their gifts from Father Christmas. As they grow older charity shop finds don’t feel as though they cut the mustard … Read more

1950’s inspired printing workshop

I am sure you can imagine my delight when I spotted an email from Norfolk Museum Service offering a free print workshop for museum pass holders. Within five minutes of reading the email I was booked on the course!! A local artist ran the course, using the new exhibition “Never had it so good” at … Read more

Healthy Christmas snacks, use what you have

Today is challenge 11 of the #12DaysofChristmasDIYChallenges The challenge – Using food you have in your house, create a healthy Christmas snack. Here’s a few suggestions for you – Chestnut Smoothie, this appeals to me. With a young boy in the house who loves foraging we tend to have a few chestnuts around!! These chocolate brownies … Read more

Fun party snacks, using what you have

Today is challenge 3 of the #12DaysofChristmasDIYChallenges The challenge – Using only basic food supplies you have in your house, create a fun Christmas party snack. I’m not an inspirational cook so instead  have found a selection of recipes for creating fun party snacks. They are making me feel hungry!! My son would love this combination of … Read more

Half term holidays – Antibes & upcycling

I love visiting France, it brings back happy memories of family holidays both as a child and as an adult. This year we were fortunate enough to have 11 days on a campsite on the edge of Frejus. We spent hours by the pool and on the beach. In return the children agreed to visit … Read more

Handmade Gifts for Fathers Day – Fabulous Ideas

Its suddenly dawned on me – Fathers Day is in a weeks time here in the UK… Eeekkkk! I’m not prepared, are you?? Here are some quick and easy makes for a thoughtful handmade gifts Earphone holders – this is so super easy and quick. A great idea from Agy over at Green Issues Singapore. Find … Read more

Coming up – One Planet Norwich

How very exciting – One Planet Norwich is an event being hosted by Norwich City Council to promote caring for the environment. Its this coming weekend, specifically aimed as a family event there is LOTS going on. “The One Planet Norwich Festival brings two days of free fun, events and activities right in the heart … Read more

Learning to crochet

This year I am feeling determined to learn to crochet. For far too long I have owned the book Crochet Workshop by Erika Knight  but was put off  with the first project, crocheting a dishcloth. Admittedly regular readers may well think that a DIY dishcloth that will last for years would appeal, but it just didn’t float … Read more

Scrappy Matt Giveaway

Hi, if you are visiting from Sew Mama Sew my name is Vicky. I regularly blog about sewing, crafting and upcycling. Passionate about using what we have, sewing does not have to be expensive! Some of my favourite recent projects include: This cable tidy really does work – my draw of messy jumbled up cables … Read more

Whirl wind of a summer holidays

I can’t quite believe it but we only have two weeks of the school summer holidays left… I have somewhat mixed feelings about the gorgeous tot starting schoool, I guess in blog land he will be referred to as my son. This week we had a few days in Copenhagen attending a family wedding. I managed to … Read more