Posts Tagged ‘craft’

LITTLE LAVENDER SCENTED PILLOWS

LITTLE LAVENDER SCENTED PILLOWS

Morning! Little shop update as I am full of the joys of Spring – my handmade lavender bags are filled with dried Yorkshire blooms and they have a cushion style back so the rose printed muslin sachets inside can be removed and refilled when the scent finally fades x back in a bit!


BRIGHT AND SUNNY SPRING JEWELLERY BOX DIY

BRIGHT AND SUNNY SPRING JEWELLERY BOX DIY

Hello Wednesday people, how are you? We have been enjoying the sunshine here, although it seems to have disappeared for now, so that means I don’t feel guilty about abandoning the garden chores to settle inside at my table and make something pretty. This week I have been repurposing an old cigar box into a […]


A LOBSTER & SWAN BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

 A LOBSTER & SWAN BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

Hello to you, it seems it’s Monday again and so soon. Yesterday marked a special day for me and L&S as it was my 7th blogging birthday! I usually completely bypass this event – not intentionally – maybe just one of the hazards of being an Aquarius – but as I am partial to the […]


THINGS TO TRY AND DIY’S – FEBRUARY EDITION

THINGS TO TRY AND DIY’S – FEBRUARY EDITION

Wet windy and worse than ever, there is a moat around our house, but we haven’t slid into the sea yet and the roof is still attached. As you can imagine – with all this grey, gloom and giant puddles I’ve not much felt like leaving the cabin, instead I have been seeking out more […]


HANDMADE VINTAGE VALENTINE ART BOXES

HANDMADE VINTAGE VALENTINE ART BOXES

Hello! Happy Saturday to you, I am just about to embark on steaming a wood chip ceiling and ripping up a cheap laminate floor! But before that I just wanted to share a little shop update. Some of my handmade vintage wooden matchbox Valentines are listed and ready to be posted to romantics all over […]


TEN HANDMADE VALENTINES GIFT IDEAS

TEN HANDMADE VALENTINES GIFT IDEAS

The most loved and (hated by some) day of the year is fast approaching. I like Valentines day as I am a romantic and I’m not talking roses, rings and chocolates – although a heart shaped box of anything does make me smile – I see it as an excuse to make gifts for friends […]


MOLLIE MAKES – PAINTED LACE NECKLACE DIY

MOLLIE MAKES - PAINTED LACE NECKLACE DIY

Hello and happy weekend to you, just popping in to share some outtakes from the photos that I took for my Lace necklace DIY – featured in Mollie Makes Magazine this month. I was so excited to be asked to write an article and create something pretty. The fabric paint colours were mixed down to […]


RAINY DAY CRAFTING – LIBERTY FABRIC MOBILE

RAINY DAY CRAFTING - LIBERTY FABRIC MOBILE

Don’t worry I haven’t gone completely mid century modern and forgotten my fascination with florals and all things pretty. While the grey clouds gathered outside my windows today, I had a rummage through my bowl of Liberty fabric to find some pieces that would be the right size to make colourful rain drops. I have […]


91 MAGAZINE CRAFT SPECIAL ONLINE NOW

91 MAGAZINE CRAFT SPECIAL ONLINE NOW

The special craft issue of 91 magazine is out today! Pages filled with creative projects to get you inspired, beautiful homes, makers interviews and a little seed box DIY by me on page 58, hope you like it. Put your feet up with a cuppa or sneak into the stationery cupboard and take a break!


*HANDMADE BAUBLE – SHOP UPDATE*

*HANDMADE BAUBLE - SHOP UPDATE*

Afternoon to you! Swooping in with a quick post, just to let you now that I had four baubles left after my Christmas craft market, and a few people have asked about them so I have listed them over in the shop now! x


TINY GLASS AND GLITTER WORLDS FOR THE TREE

TINY GLASS AND GLITTER WORLDS FOR THE TREE

Old photographs I have been collecting for years have found new homes, inside these tiny glitter and twig decorated glass worlds. I have been meaning to make something like this for so long and this year I have been lucky enough to find time to get a few creative projects finished. I love imagining stories […]


CHRISTMAS MERMAIDS AND RUSSIAN BAUBLES

CHRISTMAS MERMAIDS AND RUSSIAN BAUBLES

Hello and happy Monday to you. We had a lovely weekend, in Rye on Saturday and Hastings Old Town on Sunday, soaking up some December sunshine and spoiling ourselves by eating breakfast out two days in a row. We scoured all the antique and junk shops for bedside tables, I found a bargain £7.50 number that […]


PARIS INSPIRED MINIATURE LACE ARCHIVES

PARIS INSPIRED MINIATURE LACE ARCHIVES

Happy Monday to you, I hope you had a beautiful weekend? We had a festive Saturday, a DIY Sunday and unpacked a few more boxes! Every day I open a new box and find more of the things I have made, yesterday I happily stumbled upon this little collection of miniature lace archives that I […]


JUNK SHOP RESCUE FAIRY TREE TOPPER

JUNK SHOP RESCUE FAIRY TREE TOPPER

I found this little lady in a junk shop, wearing a ridiculous hat and a threadbare embroidered dress. All pinks and creams with german metal braid, she immediately caught my eye and I snapped her up for £2 knowing she would be the perfect angel to sit on the top of our Christmas tree this […]


STARTING EARLY WITH HANDMADE GIFTS

STARTING EARLY WITH HANDMADE GIFTS

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting the author of Junk Genius the lovely Juliette Goggin. It was a sunny Saturday and as we made our way through the twisting lanes out past Battle and into Ashburnham, we were welcomed by a smiling Juliette at her garden gate. Not being able to drive […]


AN ICY COLD WIND AND WINTER FAIRIES

AN ICY COLD WIND AND WINTER FAIRIES

I hope you have had an enjoyable weekend? It’s already over a week since I last posted about these little peeps! An icy cold wind has been slowly gathering pace outside today, so I have stayed safely indoors adding the finishing touches to their boxes. The long awaited glittering tissue paper finally arrived last week (I […]


SATURDAY SPARKLES AND WINTER FAIRIES

SATURDAY SPARKLES AND WINTER FAIRIES

In amongst all the chaos of decorating, other projects, having no storage and still no work room, a little sparkling magic is happening, first started last Autumn I have finally gotten around to finishing my Winter Fairies. Now I just need to package them and they will appear on the almost bare shelves of my […]


WIN A £100 ETSY GIFT CARD!

WIN A £100 ETSY GIFT CARD!

Hey happy Thursday! Today I have a lovely treat for you, to help launch Etsy Gift Cards in the UK I have been given a £100 Etsy Gift Card to giveaway to one of my readers. Keep reading and enter below and you could win the Gift Card to spend in your favourite Etsy shops. You can […]


AUTUMN CRAFTS – KNITTING

Nothing conjures up a vision of cosy like knitting by an autumn fire, this is exactly how my mum (a master knitter) spends many evenings relaxing. Unfortunately I have not inherited her skills, I just can’t get my head or hands around the needles. But someone else who can is Stephanie Dosen of Tiny Owl Knits, […]


SIX THINGS ETSY – OCTOBER 2013

SIX THINGS ETSY - OCTOBER 2013

I have found six lovely things from Etsy to share with you this morning, hand made and delivered from all over the globe straight to your nest. 1. Stay Wild – limited edition giclee print – Helen Dardik, 2. Bay armchair – winter – Name Design Studio, 3. Blackbird singing - Vintage tin artwork – Hens Teeth, 4. Bohemian […]


YELLOW OCTOBER – BEDSIDE MAKEOVER

YELLOW OCTOBER - BEDSIDE MAKEOVER

October is rolling in with a heavy and dark sky, so I set out to create a sunny indoor spot to last throughout the Winter months. An old chest of drawers, some Farrow and Ball and Little Greene tester pots, a tray of white trade emulsion, a hammer, some patience, new drawer handles, a lot […]


WEEKEND READING – MAKE IT YOUR OWN

WEEKEND READING - MAKE IT YOUR OWN

This chilly September weekend read is the book Make It Your Own by Anna Alicia, the designer-maker behind eco-ethical home-ware and jewellery label A Alicia. Arriving just in time to inspire idle hands to get busy when trapped indoors with all that Autumn rain rolling down the windows. My favourite projects include a Plaited Floor […]


THE ROSE KEEPER

THE ROSE KEEPER

My roses second flush of blooms are better than the first, which I have to admit, makes me feel very proud, I have kept them alive! When I discovered them in the garden I was so afraid that they would be hard to look after. The first aphid attack nearly sent me over the edge. […]


SOMEWHERE TO KEEP SEEDS

SOMEWHERE TO KEEP SEEDS

Hello! Today I wanted to share with you this seed packaging I made a few weeks ago, I put together a collection of these decorated vintage matchboxes (you can see some of my other matchbox creations here) all containing different types of seeds, this is the last one left now. I do hope to make […]