Month: April 2015

National Stationery Week

I love stationery. If I really have to admit it – I am a stationery addict… I have drawers FULL of felt tip pens and pencils and biros, and fun and quirky notelets and post-it notes, the list goes on… I am sure enough to open a small stationery shop. However, amongst the quantity there Read More

Top 5… Spiffingly British Crafts!

With the Queen’s birthday yesterday, nearly the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s third wedding anniversary, still a V.I.B. (Very Important Baby) to appear sometime soon, AND it being St. George’s day tomorrow – it truly is a spiffingly British few weeks! Here are my top 5 jolly good crafts to make you feel truly patriotic!   1. TEA – Read More

The Crafty Lass does… Royal Birthday Celebrations!

With a V.I.B. (Very Important Baby) on its way within the next week or two – what better way to celebrate than a cup of (Yorkshire) tea and a cupcake (or three)! And so, why not get crafty with some creative baking? Royal blue, pillarbox red, and brilliant white to represent the gloriously patriotic Union Jack Read More

Top 5… Inspirational Days Out!

We all need to get inspired by something, whether it be the clouds across a morning sky, a flower that has blossomed in your garden, a visit to a gallery, or even day-to-day chores and activities. Whatever the inspiration behind our art, design and craft – here are my top 5 events that could inspire Read More

The Crafty Lass does… Paint Swatch Bunting!

Been decorating recently? I bet you have lots of random left over paint swatches – and rather than just shoving them in that drawer in your house that ends up collecting all the random stuff (everyone has one of those!) what better way to use them up than being crafty and making some bunting! Inspired by Read More

The Crafty Lass does… Desk Art – Washi Tape Letters!

I knew I wouldn’t be able to leave my lovely blank and pristinely white ‘The Crafty Lass’ ‘C’ and ‘L’ alone for long… When I bought them, I had intended to simply paint them – one in hot pink, and the other in bright green – but instead, inspired by some new additions to my ‘washi Read More

The Crafty Lass does… Chocolate Easter Eggs!

Happy Easter! So, the husband has gone out this Easter Sunday – the whole day – so, I have the house to myself – to do whatever I want. I could have spent a few lovely leisurely hours catching up on all my overdue to be watched Masterchef (I haven’t seen the last SIX episodes!) Read More

Top 5… Easter Crafts!

With three more days left of this Easter weekend ahead of us, there is no excuse not to get crafty! The weather may be grey, but why not release your inner creative streak with a few of these egg-citing (sorry!) Easter crafts to brighten up your day!   1. Easter Bunting! I am not sure about you, but Read More

Top 5… Traditional Egg Decorations!

Did you know, that actually the Easter eggs tradition didn’t start with chocolate…? Behind the rows and rows of commercialised packaging, brands and more sugary treats than you can shake a chocolate stick at – are symbols of fertility, rebirth and new life. The tradition of giving and receiving eggs goes back hundreds of years and good Read More

The Crafty Lass does… Easter ‘Egg and Soldiers’!

Are you having friends and family over for dinner this Easter? And need an interesting dessert? Well, look no further than this scrummy delight of ‘Egg and Soldiers’! I made this last year for a post-Sunday-roast-pud, and it went down a storm! Even serving it in empty egg cups/boxes, for extra presentation points! 😉 I was Read More

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