Category Archives: Crafts

Behind the Scenes a Hochanda

A couple of weeks ago now I was invited to the new Hochanda studios for a behind the scenes tour and a master class crafting session with one of their presenters.

In case you’re not familiar with Hochanda, it is a TV Channel dedicated to selling crafting products. I can’t think of a craft material you can’t get from them, it’s very inclusive, which I love. So if your passion is needle craft or woodwork, or anything in between, you will be catered for. Plus because it is a TV shopping channel you get to watch these great shows demonstrating the products, filled with inspiration and handy tips.

Hochanda
Love, love, love these Nuvo Crystal Drops

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Spring Crafts with Baker Ross

We had an amazing box of goodies to get crafting for Spring from Baker Ross. Some great Mother’s Day crafts, as well as an Easter Train, alongside all kinds of nature themed arts and crafts.

Baker Ross Easter Crafts
Baker Ross Easter Crafts

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The Spectrum Noir Colorista Range

Just before Christmas I was contacted by the wonderful people at Crafter’s Companion, a leading papercraft company who create and sell some amazing products that get us crafty types all excited. They wanted to know if I would like to review the recently launched Colorista Range from Spectrum Noir.

Colorista from Spectrum Noir
My delivery

I love colouring in, it’s something that is quite easy to fit in around everything else and something I can even do with L. I can set him up with his own colouring book and crayons whilst I enjoy my own. So of course I said yes. Continue reading The Spectrum Noir Colorista Range

My entry for the #PHWinterWorkshop Campaign

I’ve joined in with Parcel Hero’s Winter Workshop campaign, #PHWinterWorkshop, which is supporting the fabulous and worthy Great Ormond Street Hospital!

So what’s is this all about? Well I, along with many other far better crafty bloggers, were set a challenge.

#PHWorkshop decorate with Duck Tape
When it came to decorating I of course reached for my sparkly Duck Glitter

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Amazing ways to #MakeItScary with Hobbycraft

Do you want some a bit of quick, easy and fun Halloween decoration ideas? Well you’re in the right place. L and I got our crafting on with some of the amazing products available from Hobbycraft and really dressed up our doorway.

#makeitscary Hobbycraft
#makeitscary Hobbycraft

We were lucky enough to be sent a #makeitscary gift hamper and we’ve had some real fun.

Halloween Hamper #MakeItScary
Halloween Hamper #MakeItScary

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Halloween and Autumn Crafts with Baker Ross

It seems to be ages since we last had a Baker Ross delivery. L and I have missed the fun crafts and easy inspiration they provide.

Baker Ross
Baker Ross Autumn and Halloween Taster

Last week, to get us ready for Halloween and get into the Autumnal spirit we got a great selection of crafts delivered. I love the fact that at only three years old they still have loads that L can join in with. From simple colouring in to more interesting crafts.

Haunted House Photo Frame Kits
Haunted House Photo Frame Kits

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Making Painting a Doddle

I little while ago I was approached by Lakeland to review one of the amazing products they stock, Doddle Bags. We were completely won over and you can read why here.

Not long after the review, Nadine, the creator of Doddle Bags got in touch to say thanks and sent us a lovely gift of paints, canvas’s and more Doddle Bags with the paint brush attachments.

Ready to paint with Doddle Bags
Ready to paint with Doddle Bags

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Fun Summer Crafts with Baker Ross

We love being part of the Baker Ross Blogger Network. Our latest delivery contained loads of amazing and fun crafts perfect for summer.

Baker Ross Snails
We’ve been racing our Baker Ross Snails

L was so excited about this latest box. On top of all the crafts, there were some party bag style goodies. Including some toy snails!! The snails are a simple pull and go, so we’ve been having a lot of fun racing them.

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Father’s Day Fun from Hobbycraft

I recently took a trip to my local Hobbycraft in Norwich to grab a few bits so that L and I could make some fun Father’s Day gifts. Now L is only two and half years old, there is a limit to what he can craft but no limit to the mess he can make, or the fun he will have making it!

Fathers Day Crafts
Fathers Day Crafts

So we pushed back the rug, got him into his little craft apron, these are brilliant and only cost £1, well worth purchasing one, and then we set about immortalising Daddy by creating a portrait of him.

We love these play aprons
We love these play aprons

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April Crafts

I love to craft, really love it, but like many of my hobbies it has been put on the back burner since becoming a mum. Just like reading, looking presentable and using the bathroom by myself.

I’m lucky enough that I get to work with Baker Ross regularly so I’m never out of fun crafts to do with the boy and I also make things for the Hobbycraft blog quite often, every now and then I get asked to things for other companies as well. I relish these opportunities as it means I get to do something I love, but it’s never just for me, which I miss.  Continue reading April Crafts