I love collaborating with my husband, Colin, and putting our heads together to come up with an awesome project. We love visiting The Wood Store, which is an amazing charity run organisation in Brighton. They collect wood, that would otherwise end up in landfill, from building sites and other places that have ‘waste’ wood.
We had previously bought a really cool little bottle opener and of course we couldn’t leave without some wood to put it on. Once we decided what size we wanted the bottle opener back board to be, Colin got to work making a design. We both like to brainstorm the design ideas together, sketching, talking and making notes. Once we’ve both got a clear Colin will use his superior computer skills to bring our vision to life. A custom made bottle opener was in the works….Continue Reading
After being inspired by the amazing Paper Panda I had wanted to have a go myself at creative Paper-cutting. If you don’t know already Paper Panda had really seemed to re-popularise hand made paper cuts.
Using only a scalpel and a steady hand, I was commissioned to make a Beauty and the Beast paper cut design. In doing this paper cut project tutorial I’d love to show you how it turned out and some of the things I learned along the way.Continue Reading
This post is more of a crafty update to what I’ve been doing but I hope you can find some inspiration in it too!. Just lately I’ve been lucky enough to get back into watercolour painting…
I used to do a lot of painting years ago so it’s been just wonderful to get back into it. I had forgotten what a joy it is to just sit and paint. There’s never an excuse needed to do some creative watercolour painting or any crafty activity for that matter, but this I especially enjoyed.Continue Reading
Just lately I’ve really been able to get back into painting again. I used to paint a lot years ago and really enjoyed painting just for the joy of doing it. I’ve been lucky to have some time recently to get back into it and I’d like to share a few new things I’ve been doing.
I’d like to show you this little gift frame set I made for a friend. Now with my own toddler who’s now three, a lot of my friends are also having babies too. What better gift for a friend with a newborn than some handmade nursery decor? For this gift set I painted a cute little baby lion character holding a ‘bloon. Who doesn’t love baby animals and bloons?Continue Reading
Wow! Where has the time gone?! I was so busy in the run up to Christmas 2018 with custom order requests! In this post I’d love to show everyone what I’ve been up to!
This is just one of many things to come that I was asked to make for a Christmas gift in 2018. I’d like to show you a little bit about how I created this Star Wars string art portrait.Continue Reading
It’s been a while I know, we’ve been so busy, not to mention the end of the 2018 has come round all too quick!
With papercut crafts being really on trend at the moment, we have finally been commissioned to undertake some papercut projects! We are super excited with the results we’ve been able to achieve. Read on to see some of the things we’ve been up to.Continue Reading
I’d like to share a creative way to showcase your handmade items and products, a way that really draws your audience in to click on your product, hopefully resulting in a sale.
I’ve found that this technique really helps to draw your potential buyers into to clicking on your product. By spending a bit of time creating a ‘hero’ image for your product you can help to encourage your audience to click and invite them for a better look. This technique assumes you’re able to use Photoshop or some other graphic editing software. If you’re not good with that sort of thing then I would be more than happy to help you.Continue Reading
I’ve been having a lot of fun this weekend trying my hand at some creative string art. String art has definitely made a resurgence in the craft scene recently, so after creating a comic book inspired piece I wanted to show you how I did it.
String art is super cool, loads of fun, and always looks amazing as long as it’s executed properly. Read on because I’m going to show you some new techniques and best practices while we make an awesome marvel character inspired design.
Impressed? I’m-Pressed Letterpress
On the 10th December ’17 my husband and I attended an amazing letterpress studio and workshop. It’s called Inkspot Press and it’s in our home county of Sussex. If you’re a creative or crafty type living in Sussex, I would highly recommend it. Continue Reading
With Valentines Day fast approaching I thought I’d like to share 5 of my favourite Valentines craft ideas with you.
Making gifts yourself and going DIY with Valentines Day is still as popular as ever. Handmade items offer a touch of authenticity and genuineness, plus it can be a lot of fun. If you’re stuck for gift ideas, why not set yourself and your partner the task of making something for each other? So in no particular order here are some of my favourite Valentines Craft makes! Continue Reading