Category Archives: Crafts

DIY 1st birthday photo frame

DIY first birthday gift: month-by-month photo frame | www.angelinthenorth.com

Recently the daughter of one of my best friends celebrated a big milestone - her first birthday! My DIY gift to her was this: a pretty boxed frame showing month-by-month how she's grown. Don't you think it's amazing to see, during those precious early months of life, how much children change and grow from scrunched-up newborns ...

DIY ‘home sweet home’ banner

DIY Home Sweet Home fabric banner | www.angelinthenorth.com

Hillarys Blinds are running a brilliant competition at the moment and this DIY fabric banner is my entry. Bloggers could choose from four fabrics from Hillarys' new Country Retreat range - I chose the pretty painterly 'Calluna' - and we received a square metre for a craft project. That's not all: the winner gets £1,000! Told you it was ...

DIY geometric bowl

DIY Sharpie project: monochrome geometric bowl | www.angelinthenorth.com

This old black and white bowl had been hanging around in our various bathrooms for a number of years. It was about to go in the bin, but its life was saved because it happened to be the perfect size to fit on a particularly awkward shelf below the new bathroom cabinet. I've been shopping around ...

Handmade leather bound notebooks

Are you or do you know a scribbler? Those old-fashioned kind of folk who like putting pen to paper? These handmade leather notebooks, journals and diaries by Hope House Press caught my eye the other day. While I can now work a keyboard with my eyes closed, I don't write in the more traditional sense very much ...

DIY Christmas hessian bunting

DIY silver and gold hessian

Having got the hang of working with my Cricut mini and being pretty pleased with how my first project turned out, I began looking around for something else I could make with it. Obviously, in the run up to Christmas, the idea that first came to mind was to make a festive decoration, and I had plenty ...

DIY crafty Christmas cards

DIY crafty Christmas cards | www.angelinthenorth.com

My good friend Helen posted her pretty DIY-ed Christmas cards on Facebook recently and I immediately pounced and asked if I could share them with you here. She agreed straight away and wrote this. Isn't she lovely? She's been learning to sew lately too so I'm hoping she'll share some of that too. ♥ ♥ ♥ Crafting seems to ...

DIY Christmas ribbon wreath

Country Baskets Festive Face-Off: DIY Christmas wreath | www.angelinthenorth.com

Country Baskets is usually my first port of call for well-priced crafting basics, so I was pleased to be asked to get involved in their Festive Face-Off challenge. I'm one of 30 bloggers taking part, and we have to create a Christmas decoration with a generous hamper of materials sent to us. We stand to win £250 ...

Jewellery-making workshop at Bead Hive

bead hive jewellery making workshop corn exchange leeds

In the outfit I posted yesterday, I wore a necklace I'd made recently at a workshop at the Bead Hive in Leeds' Corn Exchange. The Bead Hive is a relatively new addition to the city's jewellery-making and crafting shops but its owner had a similar shop in York for several years. As you know, I love jewellery-making ...

DIY cake stand with neon pink edge

DIY glass cake stand with neon pink edge

I've seen quite a few DIY cake stands around the internet with various items used as the base - glasses, vases, candlesticks, you name it! For my version I went for cut glass and used a plate and dessert glass both picked up in charity shops for a few quid. I decided to give my cake stand ...

Custom design new address stamp

custom new address stamp

It's official: stamps have made a comeback. They're perfect for giving stationery the rustic, homespun feel, that is so loved at the moment. Sad as it may sound to the unconverted and uneducated, I'd been thinking of getting a stamp for a while when I received an email from Stamps Direct inviting me to review one of their ...

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