Sunday, 1 March 2015

Sunday Smiles

Love this quote and artwork - find the link in my pinterest board here

Friday, 27 February 2015

Faux Taxidermy

I've wanted to do this for so long so I'm experimenting with these to start off with
I love the colours and hopefully others will too, they are attending their first event at Milton Keynes Handmade and Vintage fair this weekend on my lovely friend Debbies stall, see the details here if you want to pop along for a visit

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Wreck This Journal

an update into the world of my ~ wreck this journal ~
I love the collage page of bright wallpaper samples out of magazines but my favourite has to be tie up this page with string, wool in my case! still lots more to do, especially the mucky pages

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Cheering up a dreary day!

Sunday was wet! very very wet! there was a huge downpour for most of the day!
The boys were happy playing on games and watching movies, I was happy (not) cleaning and tidying up the home!
So to cheer up my space I thought I'd share the pretty floral delights in our hallway! showing the downpour behind it!

Monday, 23 February 2015

Craft Group Sanctuary!

I ran a craft group for three years prior to opening up my gift shop, sadly when I was left to run the business alone I had to make the decision to close the group as time was so limited with my family as it was!
Thanks to having no ties at the weekend anymore I made the decision to restart the group as it was such an important part of peoples lives, which may sound kind of silly but when you just need to take a break from family life to fulfil your crafting hobby needs, to finish a much needed project, to chat to other adults who enjoy the same things then the group became a haven for this

I'm excited because I've fully booked the hall up from February to December and the regulars and newbies are already booking in
Our first meet up was this weekend and it was fabulous to see so much craftiness going on
If there is nothing like this going on where you live then I think its something for you to look into, find a small village or community hall, message all your friends, post on craft groups, you will find it so fulfilling

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Sunday Smiles

I made these, they made me smile so I've added them to Sunday Smiles....

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Monthly Goals

I found this great printable on pinterest and thought it would be good to jot down some much needed monthly goals to add to my blog
I can add more goals on future months, but tick off ones already completed too
I've added the design to my pinterest board here

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Fur Babies

Last week was one of those weeks, me and the little one had the dreaded lurgy so not much happened, but something super fun did happen amongst all the tissues and sneezing!!!
My lovely friend was moving house and to a much smaller garden, so we have happily rehomed her bunny rabbits, there super gorgeous
So please meet the new additions to our fur baby family
Bruce and Lee!!! (renamed by my son)
They've settled in really well, Bruce (brown bunny) is really good to handle, Lee (black n white) is a little more 'adventurous' but he'll come round
They are currently living in the conservatory in indoor hutches which are great, but whilst cleaning them out, Lee decided to escape and have a look around the rest of the house!
I'm sure i'll be updating how the bunnies are getting on along with the rest of the fur baby family...

Monday, 16 February 2015

Crochet Face Scrubbies Tutorial

These face scrubbies are simple to make so I thought I would share, as they are super lovely to use as well

You will need some 100% cotton yarn and a hook (I used a size 4)
Round 1 -
Magic Circle, Ch2, 12dc, pull closed and slip stitch in top of beginning ch2 to join
Round 2 -
Ch2, 1dc in the same space as ch2
2dc in each dc space (not the top loop but inbetween each post)
slip stitch in top of beginning ch2
Round 3 -
Ch2, 2dc in same space as ch2
3dc in each 2dc space (as in round 2 not the top loop but inbetween each 2dc post)
slip stich in top of beginning ch2
Round 4 -
Ch1, sc in each top stitch (through both front and back loop)
slip stich to join
Fasten off and weave in ends
Get your favourite face soap lathered on it and massage over your skin
Who needs a spa break eh! (me)

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Sunday Smiles

More Quotes on my Pinterest board here