Arts & Crafts: How to do macrame

One thing that I have been missing a lot recently is crafting. I used to spend a lot of my spare time making things, all of which were self taught. Pom poms, tissue honeycomb balls, wall hangings, signs and dream catchers. Lately, I just don’t seem to have (or make) time to do things like…

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Arts & Crafts: Chinese New Year crafts

The Chinese New Year is also known as the Spring Festival. This ancient celebration marks the end of the Winter season and the beginning of Spring. This year it falls on February 5th, 2019 and it is the year of the pig. Everything is new and coming back to life, making the start of a…

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Arts & Crafts: Christmas crafts

How has another year almost gone already!? Seriously? I am not at all prepared for Christmas to be approaching this fast! I am always a late present buyer and often end up wrapping presents in a mild panic on Christmas Eve. One thing I do love though is getting our home looking all festive and…

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How to carve the perfect pumpkin

Halloween’s here! Have you been swept up in the hype and visited a pumpkin patch or been to a themed event? Pinterest is full of spectacular ideas for carving amazing looking Jack o’ lanterns. Most of us probably don’t have mad carving skills but it is pretty easy to create a simple design. There is…

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Arts & crafts: Autumn crafts

Crisp mornings, crunchy leaves, conkers, conkers everywhere! It must be Autumn. If your kids are like mine they have probably started collecting conkers and acorns? It’s all well and good having pockets full of treasures but I have asked some of my crafty friends what sort of arty things they get up to in this…

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Arts & Crafts: Painted rocks

You have probably heard of this craze (unless you have been hiding under a rock!) painted rocks have caused a storm on Facebook. Most towns have a local painted rocks page set up. So what is this craze all about? Well, adults and kids have been painting pebbles with various colourful designs, they then hide…

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