Wednesday, 27 August 2014

DIY Envelopes Tutorial

Customised envelopes are perfect for birthdays, letters or any special occasion.  

Use will need a:
decorative piece of paper
pair of scissors
glue stick

Cheat Envelopes 
If you have a card that came with an envelope you can use it as a template, draw around it, cut and stick. Easy as that. 
Its important to think about placement before you outline.  

From Scratch 
You don't have an envelope? No problem! 
This time use the card itself as the template and build to fit. 
1.Place the card on chosen paper, outline and draw construction lines going up from each corner.
2. Use these lines to form the flaps, make sure the length is a little more than half the size of the card.      This ensures they will over lap.   

3. Its always good to cut larger than intended, this allows you to adapt to the cards shape if the fits not quit right.
4. Cut, fold, stick and your done!

I got the paper I used from Paperchase but you can use what ever you like. If you try it, let me know if you liked the results.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Knitting 101- Beginner's Guide

Recently I've started knitting and I'm in love. 
There's a chill in the air, winters coming. Scarfs are the perfect beginner project. The pattern is straight forward and you can experiment with aspects such as colour, length, width. Now I was going to do a step by step guide HOWEVER I don't have a video camera or tripod and have not yet mastered the art of one handed knitting.  

So I thought I'd pass you on to someone who has a little more knowledge. 

I've started making my scarf (as pictured above). Let me know if you've picked up any craft projects lately.  

Thursday, 21 August 2014


Well hello there!

It's been a while... Ok longer than that. It's been 3 years!

My absence is unforgivable.

But unlike the many other times I have promised to stay active (and not) this time I will!

I'm also on tumblr  Tumblr fun (have a peek!)

A song for your troubles...