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Being Proud of Who You Are

Being Proud of Who You Are

Two weeks ago, I turned thirty. I had a wonderful day surrounded by family and friends, who definitely spoilt me rotten. I was lucky enough to receive lots of wonderful gifts, and I can say that all of them were incredibly meaningful. From new pin badges, to products from my favourite creative, through to a hipster colouring book, all of them showed that my friends and family really understood me. One present in particular, meant a lot. Mr Makes commissioned a custom sunshine doodle from the wonderful Jo of Hello Sunshine. As you will spy from my Instagram, I am...

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Rediscovering Drawing: Lisa Congdon's Creativebug Classes

Rediscovering Drawing: Lisa Congdon's Creativebug Classes

I’ve always been a doodler. If there is a random piece of paper, and some form of drawing instrument, you can pretty much guarantee that I’ve drawn something on it. At Blogtacular this year, the Artist Lisa Congdon delivered the keynote speech. As well as giving a completely inspiring, confidence-building speech, she shared snippets of her sketchbooks, which instantly inspired me. When I then discovered that she had filmed some Creativebug classes, I knew that I needed to give them a watch. Earlier in the year, I took the Basic Line Drawing class, which does exactly what it says on...

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Mini Makes: Planner Dividers

Mini Makes: Planner Dividers

A few months ago I treated myself to a bargain planner in the Kikki.K sale. My planner came with lots of sub-dividers, but some of these sections are still quite large and it would be useful to be able to quickly open the relevant month of the calendar, or my latest to do-list. When shopping in Tiger recently, I found this single hole punch for just £1, which is exactly what I needed to make my own custom planner dividers. This is a really simple make that can easily be completed in around 20 minutes and doesn’t require too many...

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Fabric Storage Tubs DIY

Fabric Storage Tubs DIY

If you hadn’t already guessed, I love buying fabric. I often find myself going into fabric shops ‘just to look’ and then buying something. I tend to purchase fat quarters, because they are an affordable way of getting that gorgeous fabric you fell in love with. But aside from a quilt, what do you actually use them for? In this post, I’ll be showing you how to make some practical, yet pretty fabric storage pots using fabric I’ve been lucky enough to have supplied by The Fabric Fox. These pots are simple to make, and are an ideal way to...

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Mini Makes: Decorated Boxes

Mini Makes: Decorated Boxes

Crafting can be expensive; it can also be time consuming. I’m hoping to begin sharing some mini makes with you, projects that can easily be completed in an evening, and won’t break the bank! First up are some super cute storage boxes. If like me, you have had subscription boxes from Lucky Dip Club, Birchbox, Papergang, etc., you’ve probably got a nice little stash of cardboard boxes just waiting to be turned into something beautiful. For my box, I used a little cardboard one from my Hello Sunshine surprise box, some of the lovely Mollie Makes papers, and my new...

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