Monday, 13 February 2012

please come see my new blog...

I have set up a new blog which will be linked to my new business venture, and will mostly be using that one instead of this now. Please check it out here:

Thursday, 6 January 2011

New Year Postcards

I needed a little creative project for this evening, and I thought it would be nice to send some postcards to family and friends, part thank-you cards for christmas, part wishing them a happy new year. So I got out a pile of magazines and starting cutting and collaging. I think they've come out really well!

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Our Lovely Homemade Wedding : 30 Apr 2010

Although I had never been one of those girls that grew up dreaming of a wedding, I had pretty strong ideas of how i would like our wedding to look, and it was basically, green& gold, country fair. I love the rustic country style so wanted to incorporate as much of that as I could.

Also, we had both known people spend a fortune on their wedding day, ending up in a debt as a result, and really wanted to find a way to avoid that. In the end, we both spent a fair bit on our clothes, but everything else was done on a really small budget, and in total (including outfits) we think we spent about £5k - £6k. We also had our wedding list as a request for contributions to our honeymoon as we had agreed early on that this is where we should really splash out.

I made all sorts of items: all the bunting (loads of ebay fabrics), painted jam jars for candle holders, repurposed wine bottles as vases. Adding the ivy to my headdress, the bouquet and flowers for the register office were done by my mum and me on the morning of the wedding.

I also went hunting in local woods for a lot of twigs and put together a "wish tree" on which everyone left lovely messages for us (and some jokes and daft messages too of course!) I intend to pick some of these to make into a collage at some point.

Ebay was my best friend during the planning: so many things, including bridesmaids outfits, my jacket, decorations, fabric, yards and yards of ribbon etc came from there and saved us a fortune.

We provided some amusement in the form of hula hoops (my hobby) and juggling (my husbands hobby), lots of bubbles for blowing, we also had sky lanterns to let off in the evening which, given it was a breezy night was more entertaining than we thought as they headed dangerously towards local houses! All floated safely away in the end luckily!

I was lucky enough to have a good friend, who knows us well take all these wonderful photos, which give us such a great record of an amazing day, which really was both our dream come true!


Thursday, 28 May 2009


Friday, 6 March 2009


this is a really fantastic tutorial on how to darn. something i have never learned before, i've always tried to sew things and pull holes back together. this is amazing and i'm definitely going to give it a go soon!

Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Shrove Tuesday

in a hunt for pancake recipes i found bits and piece on the tradition of shrove tuesday, which led me finally to the answer i've been looking for for ages: the answer of how the calculate when easter falls!

according to this site, easter falls on the sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox.

now i know, it's off to find the perfect pancake recipe for dinner.
happy pancake eating!