Wow, we are officially half way through what has become a really awesome challenge. It has certainly been a bit of a scramble finishing a new craft every day, but I have managed to complete so much more than I ever expected! Here’s a little recap of what we’ve seen so far… Continue reading
Today’s post is a little on the late side because I have been crafting like a mad thing all day! I mean, except when I was working… Anyway, let’s get to it!
On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…
Fourth day of Christmas, ahhhhh! Where is the time going?? It’s the most wonderful time of the year and it’s going by way too fast!
I wanted to share this recipe with you today because these cookies are the perfect thing to take along to a holiday party – they look impressive (which is why we do this, right?) and they taste DELICIOUS. They are soft and buttery, without being too heavy. I’ve never been a huge fan of shortbread, but these cookies have converted me. Continue reading
Last week I showed you the crochet bunting I whipped up for Mario and my engagement party (although I plan to use it for many more things in future!). Today, I wanted to show you how I finished off the bunting with crochet letters!
I wanted to spell out our names along the bunting, but never having made crochet letters before, I wasn’t sure if it would be beyond my skill level. Luckily, I found an awesome (and free) set of instructions for the whole alphabet over at Moogly. Continue reading
The idea for this project appeared fully formed in my brain, as if by magic. One moment I was thinking ‘Is that salami still good?’*, and the next, ‘Well of course, why wouldn’t I make crochet bunting for my engagement party with only a week and a half to spare?’.
(*This isn’t what I was really thinking, but just FYI, I find that salami is almost always still good…) Continue reading
These jars are not waterproof!!!
See that sentence above there? That sentence is important for three reasons. The first is that it shows that I am a hands-on D.I.Y. craft blogger. No aspirational re-blogs and Pinterest compilations for me. If it’s on my blog, I actually made it (or failed to make it!).
The second reason that sentence is important is because unlike some bloggers, who feel the need to present everything as though it is perfect, I am real with you, my lovely readers. I have too much respect for you to lie or photoshop the crap out of my failed projects! We, who spend our lives and our free time on the endless quest to make things, we know what it is to fail. And we are not ashamed. No. We are proud. Continue reading
It has been suggested to me once or twice that I have a very real chance of being identified as what is colloquially known as an obsessive compulsive hoarder. Personally, I think such a characterisation is grossly unfair, but what can you do? The fact of the matter remains that I really really don’t like to throw things out. Continue reading
When we moved in to our house, I think I went colourblind. For some reason I thought it might be nice to have a bright red in-tray and a bright blue binder sitting in our laundry (actually I think ‘some reason’ might be because they were really cheap). Continue reading
This is a super cute space-saving project for the backyard – use a wall or fence to create a hanging herb garden! Continue reading