19th October 2012 Helen

One of my recent Pinterest sessions was all about cards and paper.  I found a lovely, simple idea by a Montessori teacher for making cards for her class with brightly coloured shapes, stitched onto plain cardstock. I was due to send out a mixed batch of ‘Thanks’, ‘Birthday’ and ‘Thinking…

30th August 2012 Helen 6Comment

At last. The epic is over! The Roses and Daisies blanket is complete and, I have to admit, it really is beautiful! This is a 40th wedding anniversary gift for my parents – albeit a year or so late!  I blogged about this back in June and (optimistically) thought I’d…

30th July 2012 Helen

My first forray into stamping was fairly simple-adding names onto T-Shirts using Versacraft Ink and a simple letter set, but recently I’ve been making some nice cards and am delighted with the results. I had read a lovely tutorial on making your own stamps (found through The Making Spot it’s a great step-by-step guide…

5th July 2012 Helen 2Comment

It seems every child we know has a birthday in the early Summer months!  I love birthdays and picking up pressies but it’s a bit of an expensive mine field trying to get everyone a little something special. I know myself the perils of a growing mountain of plastic on…