Category: Christmas

All that glitters… Gilding!

Have you ever tried gilding? No, me neither. I expected it to be super difficult for some reason – I mean, how does the gold leaf stick? Doesn’t it go everywhere? (The answer in short to this is yes, the gold leaf can flake and go everywhere if you aren’t careful…!) BUT, it is super Read More

Personalised Door Mats!

I love doors. Front doors! Wreaths on doors, what colour they are, what door furniture. I am a door geek! And, I genuinely have a thing about doormats too – I love them! They are the welcome into our home (albeit done very little of that in recent times!) They make me happy. And after Read More

Simple, Fun, Festive – Paper Green Wreath

One of the things I enjoy with craft Рis quite often it is the quick and simple ideas that give me the most satisfaction. Being able to turn a few basic materials into something. This is made from 1 gold wreath, some white felt balls (both from Pompluspom and 3 sheets of card (by American Read More

Merry & Bright Cushion – NEW Cricut Infusible Ink Blanks!

I studied Printed Textile Design at Loughborough University – and I miss the old days of being in the print room. Mixing the dyes, calculating the fabric steaming requirements, preparing screen prints. Designing! Even thinking about the ‘smell’ of the print room brings back warm memories. But, this year – I discovered something new. Infusible Read More

Christmas Bauble Wreath

Normally I only put a Christmas wreath up from around December 1st onwards… and it’s normally a fresh greenery one, but I’ve decided to get one up early and make it sparkly and fun! This bauble wreath was put together in just a couple of hours using a LOT of different sized baubles, a hot Read More

Nail Varnish Marbling

Have you tried this before? It is something I have wanted to do for AGES! In fact, ever since I’ve been using Pinterest… I love Pinterest (do you use it?) I can often be found searching for ideas and inspiration around 3am when up with Rupert… 😅😴 Anyway, after buying some ceramic blanks from Hobbycraft, I Read More

Let It Snow!

I love a wreath. It’s no secret – as I have taken to having some sort of wreath on our own front door, all year round! It makes me smile, and it apparently makes people smile as they walk past too – so, wreaths it is… However, sometimes – it is nice to have a Read More

The Crafty Lass does… Quick Make: Bottle Gift Bag!

With the call for more ways to reuse and upcycle – here is a fun and simple make for a little gift bag. You could use any fabrics you like, and of course this wouldn’t have to be just for Christmas. You could even use something like an old shirt to turn it from unwanted Read More

The Crafty Lass does… Santa Hats Tutorial!

I know (and I say this a lot to myself, and here on this blog about various things) why would I want to MAKE one, when I could BUY one? Because, I am crafty. Mad too, I think. But also – for the sheer personal satisfaction. To be honest, I was given this beautiful feathers Read More

The Crafty Lass ADVENTure…

It has certainly been that… what an adventure it has been! 2nd October 2017 – we sold our first ever ticket for The Crafty Lass workshops at the Old Grain Store workshop studio… part of me feels like it was a lot LOT longer ago, and the other part says where has that year gone?! Read More

A wreath is for life, not just for Christmas…

Autumn. For some, this is purely just the long, grey transition from the warm and bright Summer days into our dreary, cold, drab – and of late, very snowy Winters here in the UK. For, me – it is the ‘calm before the storm’… and I actually really love this season. I’ve talked before on Read More

The Journey

People keep asking me, what is next? There are lots of exciting things happening, but the one thing about this journey – it is all about putting yourself out there, and seeing what happens. Saying ‘yes’ to things perhaps I wouldn’t normally do… and also learning when you actually can say ‘no’. There IS such Read More

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