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Lino Printing

Lino cutting has been on my list of crafts to try out for a while now. I’ve finally got stuck in and I love it! I’ve been enjoying this printing process so much that I am about to ‘attempt’ to venture into the world of selling. Yep, you guessed it. I have just launched my […]

Ways to creatively display plants in your home

Plants for your home

Anyone who knows me will know that I am plant obsessed. The downfall with this, however, is that I’m also a plant killer. It’s actually laughable just how quickly they die. That being said, over the past year I have been collecting and researching plants which even I can just about manage – most of […]

Personalised camera strap

Camera strap

So I am ashamed to say that it has taken me years before I finally got round to replacing the generic camera straps with my own unique strap. Amateurish or what! Anyway now that I have made one I could not be happier with the result! This strap is both easy and enjoyable to make. […]

Medal holder

Medal holder

My other half has been looking for a way to display his vastly growing medal collection for a while now, so I decided to make him one. This was made out of 5mm coloured perspex, however you could also use wood or aluminium for a different finish. Have a search for local printers in your […]

Homemade teabags

Personalised Teabags

I discovered this tutorial whilst reading 91 magazine. If you haven’t already stumbled across this beautiful magazine you are missing out. If you live local, pick one up in Magazine Brighton (aka my all-time favourite shop). 91 magazine is what I would call the print version of Instagram. It is jam-packed with inspiration from creatives […]

DIY Pom Pom cushion tutorial

Pom pom cushion

I fell in love with this simple DIY cushion straight away when I came across the tutorial on Molly’s gorgeous blog: Almost makes perfect.  It is so simple and affordable to make and will fool anyone into thinking that you paid good money for it from a high end homeware shop! Materials: Cushion inner pad […]

Embroidered tote bags

Embroidered tote bags

This is one of my favourite makes and one that I am the most proud of. A lot of time went into making of all of these but the end result was worth it. These were made for friends and family as Christmas gifts last year. Each pattern is different, with the same couple of stitches used in different […]

patterned napkins

Patterned napkins

I am still in the early stages of learning how to sew. It can be a rather slow, hair-pulling process but I am getting there! If you have the time and money to spend out on sewing classes I would definitely look into it. I am still considering taking a few classes to help me […]

Embroidered make up bag

Embroidered make up bag

After making my embroidered tote bags I decided to make small make up bags as extra gifts. These are the perfect size for carrying around your make up essentials. I’ll admit I cheated and didn’t make the bag for this project (I ran out of time completely after making so many tote bags!). If you […]

close up shot of my laser etched chopping board

Personalised chopping board

For Christmas this year I decided to set myself a challenge. I wanted to attempt to make or personalise as many gifts as possible. This was not really about saving money (although that is definitely an added bonus) but more about creating something that is personal to each person. It is so easy to get […]