Cricut Mini cutting machine #review

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If you like to craft on your own or with the children then the Cricut Mini Electronic Cutting Machine opens up an entirely new area for you. From making your own cards and tags to personalise gifts through to embellishing t shirts, mugs and bags, even crafting decor for your home.

It’s really [...]

Flower hair wreath or Easter Bonnet

flower hair wreath

I’ve been dreading the Spring for one reason only – it’s Easter bonnet making time and I didn’t have any ideas whatsoever on what to do for 2014.

Then watching and playing with the girls I noticed how much they still love fairies and princesses. A truly magical moment that I don’t want [...]

Memory Jar – a year in a jar

memory jar 2014

I started 2013 knowing it was going to be a year filled with joy and laughter, there was to be a wedding, our wedding, holidays at Butlins, in France and a trip to Guernsey. I also knew that the tiny things in life are also special and one day I came [...]

Fingerprint fairy lights: homemade Christmas cards

fingerprint fairy lights homemade christmas cards

In the blogging world you are surrounded by masses of very creative people, all of whom have some excellent ideas and often you will find me sharing their ideas as I genuinely am amazed at what they come up with.

You know that I am not on their level but I do enjoy [...]

The Guernsey Tapestry

Guernsey tapestry

One of the 10 panels of the Guernsey Tapestry

I have to write about this fabulous tapestry because I was so taken with it.

It was Sue Payne’s idea; a tapestry to celebrate the last 1000 years of Guernsey’s history in time for the millennium. The project was massive and was broken up [...]

The Gallery: I made this, cross stitch Emily Peacock

kiss cushion Emily Peacock

It’s been a very long time since I last joined in The Gallery over at Sticky Fingers and I’ve been meaning to join in for quite some time now but one thing and another, you know how it is, time flies and before you know it you’ve been out of the loop for EVER.


Bag of Happiness – wedding favour

Bag of Happiness JM

I have received many favours at weddings especially in Italy where the bride takes a lot of time and effort to give her guests something special and personal to say thank you.

When Paul and I decided to get married the wedding favour was high on my list of things to do and [...]

Alma Thomas – Snoopy inspired art

Alma Thomas Snoopy 1970 recreated

It’s been an awful long time coming that I wanted to join in Red Ted Art’s Kid’s Get Crafty but simply never got round to it, so as another New Year’s resolution I decided to do it this month. It’s a bi-monthly project where you take a painting, famous or not and it [...]

Christmas bunting – Make your own!

Happy Christmas bunting

When I was going through the remainder of last year’s wrapping paper and checking to see if there were any cards leftover I came across a bag full of old Christmas cards that had been forgotten to take to a recycling unit.

Later once our tree was up and [...]

How to make a shepherd’s head dress for the nativity

shepherd's head dress

Two shepherd’s ready for bed

You open your child’s book bag at the end of day and there it is, the school letter saying your child will be a shepherd in this year’s nativity, he/she will need plain coloured trousers/leggings (tick) a plain coloured t shirt (tick) and a head dress please all [...]