Handmade Father’s Day card

I spent an hour or so this week making this handmade card for my amazing Dad for Father’s Day. I used a selection of blue papers I had in my stash and tried to find a few different patterns that worked well together. I used alphabet stencils I had to create the big letters and cut them out using scissors and my small craft knife. Clear stamps and a silver ink pad were used to create the ‘best in the world’ lettering and the zig zag cuts were made using pinking shears. I was really pleased with the end result, and […]

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Time to enjoy simple weekend pleasures

Weekends are such a precious time to relax and do all the things you enjoyโ€ฆ I love having time to catch up on sorting out the house, pottering around in the garden, spending time with my latest crafty project, cooking special meals and seeing friends. I really look forward to simple weekend pleasures such as getting up without an alarm, drinking lots of cups of tea whilst leisurely flicking through books and magazines, and generally enjoying spending time in our little home. Despite the shockingly wet weather we had this weekend, I had plenty of things to keep me amused. I […]

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Make your own spice rack labels

I spent many months looking for a new spice rack for our little kitchen. We have a kitchen with limited surface and cupboard space so finding the right option was important. Mr C is a bit of a dab hand in the kitchen and cooks the most fabulous meals, normally requiring a variety of herbs and spices. He mainly uses fresh herbs for cooking, hence the types of herbs planted in the garden last week, and a variety of spices. I knew we needed a spice rack with plain jars, as the pre-labelled, pre-filled jars just werenโ€™t going to be suitable […]

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