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Hello? *echoes* Hellooooooooooo?!

This place has been a little empty recently – I just haven’t found the time to blog. March has whizzed by and I fear that April will too! The Boy and I have two weddings and a 40th birthday party to attend in April, so three out of four weekends will be busy. I am not complaining though (unless we run out of petrol by then?!)

Anyway, today I want to share with you my latest craft crush. A craft crush for me is when I spot something that makes my eyes pop (in a good way), fills my head with inspiration and gets me super excited. Time to announce my first craft crush!

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Happy Monday everyone! I always feel like weeks just whizz by now. Since moving to Devon I’ve gone from working full time to part time (three days a week) and it is amazing how fast time flies when you don’t have a five day working week! I am determined to make more of my ‘days off’ every week and become a more accomplished crafter.

Anyhoo…on to this week’s Mentions.

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Have you heard about Resolved to Sew 2012 competition by Very Berry Handmade? This wonderful competition features a whole load of brilliant prizes, all of which I’d like to get my hands on! (by the way – how awesome would it be to join a sewing circle?!) Continue reading


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I don’t do New Years Resolutions as I ultimately fail to keep them! Instead, I’m going to set myself some mini missions for this year. I want to continue to use this blog to document my journey through crafting and also the minor matter of our wedding in September! My missions for this year are *drum roll*…

Befriend my sewing machine

I am now the proud owner of two sewing machines. One is a little red one that The Boy bought me, which I have used for taking up almost all of my trousers (short legs!) I’ve recently been given my late Aunt’s sewing machine which I want to get the most out of. I will learn how to use the machine confidently and make at least one item of clothing myself.

Meet local crafters

Pretty much self explanatory isn’t it?!

Furnish the house with handmade items

We’ve just moved house and it is the house of cream. Every wall is cream, the carpets are brown. It is screaming out for colour and personality! I shall be on a quest to inject colour, joy and a sense of homeliness (totally just made that word up) into the house.

Produce as much as possible handmade for wedding

We get married in just under eight months and something that is really important to us is that our day is a true reflection of us. We’re not particularly sticking with tradition, if we are it isn’t because we feel forced to, it’ll be our own choice. Part of what this means to us is to do as much of it ourselves as we can. We want people to come to our wedding and be able to say ‘this is 100% them’. So we are determined to do as much DIY for our wedding as we can.

There you have it, my first missions for 2012. If I smash these then I may make some more, you never know, I may like setting myself goals!


I’ve been keeping myself busy with crochet and embroidery, I find both so relaxing and enjoyable. There is nothing quite like settling down with a cup of tea and embroidery.

I like to have a couple of different projects on the go at the same time as it stops me from getting bored. The downside of this is that I end up with an overwhelming sense of things that need to be completed! To help organise my thoughts and wish list, I’ve written a little list of things I’d like to start (or complete!)

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