Archive For The “Crafts” Category
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 [...]
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 course, not really. But I’ve had a fair bit of attention from across the pond recently and although it’s not in my nature I thought I’d tell you about it. Early in the new year a freelance journalist got in touch to say she was writing a piece for the Associated Press (AP) news [...]
When Hebden Bridge was devastated by floods last summer, the thing that stood out was the incredible resolve of this Yorkshire town and their determination to club together and get businesses back on their feet. That’s why this etched apothecary bottle by [vinegar & brown paper] caught my eye. Few stricken communities bounced back like [...]
I printed this and wrapped it around my husband’s coffee cup for his Valentine’s Day morning coffee. Aren’t I sweet?
I love Pinterest - it’s where I constantly find inspiration (sometimes coupled with a dose of envy) about what to wear, how I might decorate my house or the next DIY project I could try. Sometimes I pin stuff I blog later but not always, so I thought I might start a regular post featuring a [...]
I am telling you what you see in this post will make you grin from ear to ear. Am I right? That’s just what I did when I saw the work of textile artist Holly Levell and when I emailed her to tell her so, she said that’s just the reaction she wants!
A small corner of West Yorkshire which is a haven of independent businesses is opening its doors for a ‘taster’ day. The shops and boutiques populating the three-floor Victorian Byram Arcade in Huddersfield want to give visitors a taste of their skills and services ~ and it’s all free. They promise the chance to try everything from [...]
Where better to spend the day after GB heptathlete Jessica Ennis became Olympic champion than her home city of Sheffield. Grown men had been brought to tears by her triumphant performance in London and if Yorkshire was in love with her before, there is so much more competition for her heart now. She carried her [...]