The Crafty Lass does… MUSH!

I love my little one – more than I can describe. You only need to look at my Instagram feed for #babyspam! However… sometimes – there can be very hard days that don’t always make the Instagram feed and filters! 90% of days are brilliant, but there is the other 10% that don’t quite cut the

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The Crafty Lass does… Christmas wreath!

I could have a wreath on my door all year round and with so many ideas and crafty ways to make your own whatever the reason or season, why not! However, certainly when it is Christmas, for me it is a must – and something I look forward to making every year. It provides a

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The Crafty Lass does… The Nursery!

So, the cot is built. The car seat has been bought (and fully test run in the car) and finally – the nursery is done! The jobs are being crossed off the list (or highlighted as complete on my spreadsheet – such a geek!) This. Just. Got. Real. I will be 37 weeks pregnant on

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The Crafty Lass does… Wedding commission!

Going back to the beginning of 2016, The Crafty Lass was asked to make something special for a couple’s beautiful wedding – I was honoured to have been allowed to make something for their big day! After discussions on colours, themes, styles – we decided on making some paper peonies in pinks and creams – and some

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The Crafty Lass does… Learning to Crochet!

Driving through the rolling green hills of the British countryside, beautiful unspoilt views, an exciting morning of crafting ahead – no matter the worries on your mind – you can’t help but allow a sudden and overwhelming sense of calm. This, is how I felt last Saturday. I was driving up to TOFT in Dunchurch, Warwickshire –

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The Crafty Lass does… Pinterest!

Isn’t Pinterest amazing. That is just one of those facts of life. Seriously – what did we actually do without it before it existed?! I can while away hours (literally) exploring and searching for new ideas on whatever I happen to be thinking of at that moment in time. If you’ve never used it (A

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The Crafty Lass does… Jewellery making!

It’s certainly been a crazy few days in our little nation. And, amongst all this craziness – it is calming and restorative to return to think about crafting. The calm before the politics storm – last Thursday 23rd June – I had a wonderful trip out to ‘Nude Jewellery’ in Reigate to meet the lovely

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The Crafty Lass does… Commissions!

Looking for a way to personalise your wedding with some unique handcrafted decor and favours? Looking for a special personalised gift? A new baby celebration? Throwing a party with a difference? If you have an idea, want something creative, have an event you would like to make extra special – see if The Crafty Lass can be

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The Crafty Lass does… Bridesmaid Dress into Cushions!

I know, sounds crazy right!? Happy New Year! I can’t actually believe it is January 4th – where did Christmas go?? How did that happen?? I had been planning ump-teen blog posts for Jan 1st – but, here we are… Well, time flies when you are having (lots of) fun… I was both humbled and

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The Crafty Lass does… Talk at Women In Business Group!

I am very excited to announce that on Thursday 25th February 2016 – I have been asked to do a talk at The Women In Business Group! The location is TBC – but likely to be in/around the Basingstoke area… get the date in your diary! “Paula will be talking to us about how she went from

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The Crafty Lass does… TV!

Wow.   That’s all this post needs. If you had asked me 1 month ago a) would I work for a shopping channel on Sky in the buying team and b) would I do the on air demos?? I would have laughed in your face. In fact, what I will do instead is tell you

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The Crafty Lass does… Nautical Cake Topper!

Inspired by my recent blog post on the birthday cake topper I made for my dad’s birthday – someone saw this and asked me to make another nautical themed version! Their daughter Nadine is apparently mad on boats and sailing… So, this is just what she got! 🙂 All handcrafted out of paper and card – a

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