It’s Chinese New Year – the year of the fire Monkey – so we have put together a round up of simple crafts to do with the kids. As always, do share your crafts with us, pop a photo on our Facebook page, we love to see what you have been up to! Looking for a […]
It’s not that long until World Book Day (3rd March this year), and as Lola is VERY fussy about what she will or will not wear to such things, I decided to get the sewing machine out to make her a cape, so I can convince her to go as Little Red Riding Hood. My thinking […]
Ali from The Bright Company has pulled off a whole village of presents! How amazing is this? We are in awe. That is all. Pinning this one for next year.
Hat tip to the lovely Tze from Jake & Maya for this one. A simple but pretty stunning craft and it comes with cutting templates. You literally need a piece of paper and scissors to make these gorgeous paper Christmas trees. Pop over to Hattifant to get your templates and do let us know how you […]
I love this! Such a simple idea that looks fabulous. Downscale it for gift tags or cards or use an art centrepiece. It’s actually faux embroidery, made with gold and red sharpies on foam board. Get the free printable and the full instructions over at Remodelaholic.
I am loving the animal headbands I spotted over at Lauren Conrad! How cool are they? And those antlers are very seasonal! Lauren breaks down exactly how to do all of these so pop over to her site for full instructions, and you’ll be pleased to know they look pretty easy!
Looking for a last-minute Halloween craft to fill a rainy afternoon? Then this is it. These were created by my pal Susan. They’re made with glass jars and paint. Use LED candles for extra safety points. Easy and effective and a great way to use up your jar stash – we all have them right?! Want more […]
Fed up with the mess and constant one-upmanship of pumpkin carving at Halloween? Fear not – we’ve searched the web for ten suitably stylish ways to pimp your pumpkin without getting the knives out. Click the links for detailed methods. Glitter dipped by Studio DIY. Spray paint, apply glue, then dip. Simple! Monochrome by Martha Stewart. Paint, […]
We know you loved our leaf bowl find, so we thought we ought to show you a few more fabulous Autumnal crafts that can help clear the seasonal treasure the little ones ask you to take home with them! And better still, the results of these crafts will look fabulous in your home. Ombre pinecones. Seriously. […]
We have a dog, Peggy, so we’re always out in the countryside and I usually come back with half of it in my pockets (seriously, I regularly pull out my phone and send a shower of sticks or acorn cups onto the pavement). At this time of year, the house is nearly buried until a […]
Lola’s birthday is coming up and the one thing she’s been asking for all year is a sewing machine. I love sewing and every time my machine is out she asks for a go, so I’ve decided to get one for her. It’s a big purchase in the sense I don’t want something that is […]
An oldie but a goodie – fruit-themed party decor made with balloons. This brilliant example is from Oh Happy Day, there’s a full tutorial over there, so grab a selection of balloons and get in some green paper for leaves. I’m going to try to make pumpkins for Halloween – watch this space!
Paper artist and engineer Lydia Crook’s Make A Mobile (Ivy Press) has just jumped to the top of my gift list! Beautifully illustrated, the artworks can be pushed out to create 12 original paper mobiles. They are easy to construct – clear instructions explain the assembly process – and there are lots of themes, ranging from butterflies and moths, […]
Judging by the amount of fabulous sketches I am seeing online from people of all ages, Jennie Maizel’s Sketchbook Club has become a phenomenon! I’m not surprised, not only are you being taught by a fabulous illustrator, you can buy the course for just £20, or each of the 4 modules covering houses, fish, washing […]
You loved our printables for children’s rooms (judging by the amount of shares that post received), so now we’re focusing on you, with fab free printables for grown-up spaces. Design Editor is offering her vintage Seagull camera image, plus an additional image of a vintage Brownie camera as a free download for you to […]