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
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
Simple, Fun, Festive – Paper Green Wreath
One of the things I enjoy with craft – is 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
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
The Handmade Festival ONLINE 2020 – the FESTIVE edition!
I think we can all agree that this year – hasn’t quite gone to plan… Some highs, but mainly lows… certainly different. From a crafting perspective – I finished maternity leave ‘officially’ in June 2020 – and in all sense of ‘normality’ I would be fully into festive mode with workshops here at the studio
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?!
Top 10… Christmas Crafts!
Oh… the ‘C’ word. The one that no one wants to mention. Well, not until at least December is here anyway. Me? I LOVE Christmas. I love the cold weather, the roaring fires, the indulgence and fun and high spirits. Normally, I am prepping WELL ahead of December. Usually there is a handmade advent calendar,
Top 15… DIY Advent Calendars!
I love Christmas. I am sure I will say that more than once over the next few weeks, but it really is my favourite time of year. I even like the wintery weather! Apart from the obvious – ‘big day’ – I love the build up to Christmas, perhaps even more than the main event.