Tag Archives: Crafts

HOBBYCRAFT ANNOUNCES NATIONAL KIDS COMPETITION

This month, Hobbycraft the UK’s largest craft retailer has launched a national competition to create a Mini Makers Panel. The panel will be sent products to test and review before they hit the shelves and will be encouraged to share their feedback with Hobbycraft.

The feedback of the panel and their makes will be showcased on the Hobbycraft blog and social media channels.

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Pop Art from Boxcitement

Excitingly I got sent the latest box from the amazing Boxcitement to review. This months theme is Pop Art and it did not disappoint. Filled to the brim with fun little gifts, each one picked to make you smile. 

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The Handmade Fair 2017

It is no secret that I love to craft, so I am really excited to be attending Kirstie Allsopp’s Handmade Fair at Hampton Court this year. Running from the 15th to the 17th of September this year looks like it will be fantastic. 

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Flying Tiger Father’s Day Canvas

Flying Tiger sell amazing value and great quality crafting goods, with paints and canvases starting at only £1. They kindly sent L and I bundle to get creative with and L asked to make something for his Daddy, so that’s what we did. 

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Make Your Father’s Day with Hobbycraft

You all know I love to craft. So what better at this time of year than to make something special for your dad ready for Father’s Day.

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Make Father’s Day so special

If you head over to the Hobbycraft Blog they’ve got some fab ideas, including this amazing Family Tree box frame idea. It is so quick and easy, but looks amazing. It really is a great gift. Especially if you’ve got little ones who aren’t at the age to craft with you.  Continue reading Make Your Father’s Day with Hobbycraft

Aquabeads Review

We recently received an Aquabeads New Beginners Studio. I was really looking forward to this, it struck me as an easier version of the beads I used to have to get my mum to iron for me when I was a kid. I didn’t know how L would get on with them though.  Continue reading Aquabeads Review

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.

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Love, love, love these Nuvo Crystal Drops

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Feeling Calm #61

For my birthday last year I was given a great book ‘Calm’ and a journal from my friends. To help me find some calm in my life and to de-stress a little. I have been writing in my journal everyday since and on Wednesday’s (or late on a Tuesday) I go through the daily highlights I’ve written down and pick out my 10 favourites. 

It hs been one busy week! Husb has been busy, I have been busy, even little L has been busy. Having the Bank Holiday was a nice treat though.

Whilst we have been doing some lovely things I am hoping this week and next are a bit calmer.

Feeling Calm
Just too busy for the little man!

So without further ado here are my top ten moments from the last 7 days:

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How To: Transform Your Garage into a Play-Den

With summer just around the corner, I’ve been thinking of fun activities to do around the home. Juggling life with a husband and toddler can sometimes leave play time a little stagnant and repetitive so I had a brain wave. What if I transformed our garage into a garage play-den? Continue reading How To: Transform Your Garage into a Play-Den

National Stationery Week with Stabilo

As you may or may not know, next week is National Stationery Week. The guys over at Stabilo believe that stationery matters and so do I. They aren’t just making functional and practical items, it’s so much more than that.

To me stationery is a bit of an obsession. I love it. As well as needing it for everyday and mundane tasks, I need it for my own peace of mind. To find my inner calm and sanity. My stationery says so much about me and I belive that if you can have a better, more fun, prettier item then why would you not use it. 

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