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The Table

Tables. I have talked about them before in this blog, but to me – they are such an important part of furniture. They are MORE than ‘just’ a piece of furniture. They truly are, and make – the heart of the home. Yes, they get covered in ‘stuff’ and random cr*p but they are still 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

More than ‘just’ a piece of furniture…

table ˈteɪb(ə)l/ noun 
A piece of furniture with a flat top and one or more legs, providing a level surface for eating, writing, or working at.   Except, it’s not that simple is it – a table, in a house context – for me anyway, is the heart of the home. Our dining table, for Read More

The Crafty Lass does… COLOUR! The ‘ultimate’ handpainted playroom!

40 paint tester pots 63 triangles 5 rolls of Frog Tape 3 months of painting(!!!) 100000s of brushstrokes 1 determined Crafty Lass 1 happy boy…   When we moved into this new home, one of the (many) selling points, was a little room just off the hallway next to the kitchen – destined to be Read More

The Crafty Lass does… A celebration of the discarded babygro!

Babies grow REALLY fast. Everyone tells you – “enjoy it, they won’t be like that for long…” I heard what people were saying when I first heard this… but I am not sure I really took on board just HOW super mind bogglingly fast time actually disappears… and that some days I think our little Read More

The Crafty Lass… aims to live The Dream…

It’s June. JUNE. I’m sure I start every blog post on a comment about time, or very British – the weather, but I seriously do not understand where time goes… Our little one is approaching 8 months. For those good at maths, that’s two thirds of a whole year, (what??!!) which to me is literally, Read More

The Crafty Lass does… The Nursery!


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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 Read More

Christmas Trees!

One of the most special times for me at Christmas, is the decorating of the tree. As a child – I really used to love the magic of it all – it meant if we are putting the tree up, the big day must be nearly here! Untangling the lights, looking over each bauble, the handmade Read More

The Crafty Lass does… The Brackley Community Carnival and The Bake Off!

Well…it rained. And it rained. And it rained. And, Oh! Cleared up a bit!… And then rained. To say it was ‘damp’, would put it mildly. However, what a wonderful day! The event, although slightly marred by the weather, was brilliant. It was very quintessentially British! We were very lucky in the ‘Craft and Bake Read More

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