Back to School – Personalised Pencil Cover Printable


You may be enjoying the summer holidays, but Back To School is not far away. Personalised pencil covers are quick and easy to make, and would be a fun and colourful addition to their pencil case at the start of the new school year. You can find the download and instructions at Diana’s The Girl Creative, where I […] Read more…


Growing Flowers for Gifts – First Flowers and Tackling Pests


Finally, I have some flowers in my cutting garden to share with you. Cornflower, Calendula and Blue Clary are now in bloom and are adding some long-awaited colour to my patch. This hasn’t been without its challenges, however, as the resident pests are out in force and clearly have a taste for flower tops. PRIME SUSPECT #1: […] Read more…


6 Gorgeous Craft Tutorials for the Weekend


This week’s favourites: Weaving tutorials are very popular right now. This lovely woven trivet by Arounna Khounnoraj of boohoo for Poppy Talk is part of their best of DIY selection. I love the colours and subtle glitter in this clay bead necklace from Lebenslustiger. Glorious macrame dreamer by Pippa from Ouchflower for A Pair and A Spare. You can also find […] Read more…


Hand Embroidery for Beginners – Stitches, Videos and Patterns


I adore embroidery. It is a perennial on my list of skills I need to practice more. A quick search on Pinterest will throw out the most amazing and beautiful stitch work. One of the wonderful things about embroidery, however, is that even the simple stitches can create lovely results. With just two basic stitches — […] Read more…

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DIY Gift Idea – Jewellery Kit with Printable Matchbox


If you are looking for a summer activity gift, this jewellery kit in a matchbox is affordable and fun to do. I’ve used a selection of paper beads — you can find the tutorial here — and added findings, a few metal beads, and a piece of thread. If the gift is for someone crafty, […] Read more…


6 Colourful Summer Craft Projects for the Weekend


Colourful and fruity DIYs for you to try this weekend: The smiling face is the perfect finish for these fruity placemats from Wild Olive. A great, detailed tutorial which includes a template download. If you are a dab hand with a set of pliers, why not try these elegant clay pendants by Ama Ryllis at DIY Read. Another fruity […] Read more…


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Truffle Box Printable


If you were tempted by the White Chocolate Cranberry and Almond Truffle recipe, and still have enough left to give away as a gift, this printable truffle box is perfect. You will need The PDF download. Glue. 4 truffles in mini muffin cases. Instructions: Download and print the PDF box and wrapping strips. Cut along […] Read more…


6 Lovely Craft Projects for the Weekend


Some lovely DIY gift tutorials for you try this weekend: Colourful and personal, these polymer-clay bridesmaid necklaces are by Fall for DIY for Rock N Roll Bride. If you are looking for a holiday activity for a crafty teen, this would be perfect. A great gift to swap with their friends. Heading for the beach? Or, maybe […] Read more…


Recipe: Cranberry and Almond White Chocolate Truffles


Handmade truffles are such a beautiful-looking gift, and yet they are so easy to make. A perfect hostess gift, a delicious thank you, or perhaps a handmade teacher’s gift. I can’t imagine there are many children who wouldn’t enjoy rolling white chocolate in their hands — although I can’t guarantee, of course, that you will still get 24 truffles […] Read more…


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