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5 Ways to Spark Creativity

5 Ways to Spark Creativity

Ever buy a really nice notebook, and it’s so beautiful that you don’t want to waste the first page on something rubbish? You want to create something wonderful but your mind goes blank and suddenly all that’s there is a thought that you forgot to buy milk, and a big question mark over what you will actually watch in the evenings now that Love Island has finished (FYI, the new season of Orange is the New Black). Sometimes it’s not just a new notebook when you get that dry spell. It can hit you unexpectedly, and suddenly you’re wondering why...

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Keeping it Cosy: Tilly and the Buttons Stella Pyjama Bottoms

Keeping it Cosy: Tilly and the Buttons Stella Pyjama Bottoms

Disclosure: This blog post features gifted fabric from Crafty Sew and So. All words are my own and based on my personal experience of using the product. Autumn is my favourite time of year; the weather turning cooler, pumpkin spice lattes, and an excuse to wrap up warm in lots of cosy jumpers and pyjamas. Each year I like to treat myself to some new loungewear ready for snuggling up on the sofa as the nights get colder. Pyjama bottoms with a big jumper and slippers are essential autumn and winter wear for me! You may recall that I had...

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Nine Months of Motherhood: The Story Behind the Mama Patch

Nine Months of Motherhood: The Story Behind the Mama Patch

This week marks a whole nine months since I became a mother. 39 weeks of having a beautiful daughter in our lives, filling each day with sunshine. When I look back over those 273 days, it’s easy to just remember the good bits. The sofa snuggles, the smiles first thing in the morning, that little giggle that never fails to lift even the worst of moods. Motherhood is wonderful, but admittedly it can be tough. As well as the nine-month milestone, this week also marked a significant milestone for my business; the patches from my first Kickstarter were delivered. This...

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5 Things I Learnt at Blogtacular 2018

5 Things I Learnt at Blogtacular 2018

It’s been a whole two weeks since Blogtacular, a weekend of colour and creative inspiration. I’ve really enjoyed the previous two events, and this year was no different. It was wonderful catching up with old friends and finally meeting all of those lovely people that I chat to online. Blogtacular is the event where you often find yourself walking up to people and feeling like you already know them because you follow them on Instagram. Truth be told, in the past two weeks I haven’t really done much apart from think about stuff a lot, which I’ve come to learn...

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The Great Parent Bake-off: Harper's Christening Cake

The Great Parent Bake-off: Harper's Christening Cake

The best part of any party is the cake, right? At least that's my way of thinking. Harper's christening cake was going to be the first cake I ever made for her, and although she wouldn't be able to have a bit, I still wanted it to be incredible. I don't know if it’s usual to have a colour scheme for a christening, but l'd already picked one: rose gold and mint. Incorporating mint green into the cake was easy as I'd simply use mint coloured buttercream, but rose gold was a bit trickier. There are so many options available...

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