Mix and Matching - Creating a workspace

Mix and Matching – Creating a Workspace

Finding a desk that is affordable, fits in with your home and has the storage you need, can feel like an impossible task. so why not try a bit of  mix and matching to create a good workspace

Wanting to make a space for my sewing, arts and crafts and a space to teach J to sew, I started on my search to find something that would be perfect. Up until now I had a mix match of furniture, using an old treadle sewing desk, makeshift table on an old set of drawers and a little bench. It was a bit claustrophobic and no storage for my ever growing stash of supplies. Continue reading “Mix and Matching – Creating a Workspace”

Beginner’s Sewing Basket – A guide to get you started

Recently a couple of friends that have wanted to take up sewing, have been looking for advice on what they need to start. From what machine they should get to what items they need to start. This then inspired this guide – Beginner’s Sewing Basket – a guide to get you started.


Here is a basic supplies guide to get you creating

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A day etched in my mind forever

A Day Etched in my Mind Forever

16th of June is a day etched in my mind forever.  It was the day I would never have to walk out of the doors of SCBU and leave my son behind again. No more all hours phone calls to check how he was doing, holding my breath as I walked through the doors to the nursery room or sitting hearing the monitors beep. The day we could finally be a family, the day we could bring him home. Continue reading “A Day Etched in my Mind Forever”

Rocketbook wave review

A Mix of Paper and Digital – Rocketbook Wave Review

I doodle, write notes, plan things out on paper and write patterns as I go along. My office is organised chaos with what must seem random pieces of paper to everyone else. Although generally we are moving more to paperless, I do like to jot down ideas on paper, so when Dave was browsing amazon he came across the Rocketbook Wave and decided it would be a perfect present for me, so he brought it. Here is my review of the Rocketbook Wave.

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CraftyParents Series Sara Balls

CraftyParents Series – Sara Balls

This is the second edition in the Craftyparents Series, which will be moving to a fortnightly series on Mondays.

Working on this series, its been lovely to get to see  where people get their inspiration and what has been made, from toilet rolls with eyes and hair to enhance a story being told to big makes like an activity board.

For this Monday’s installment, I got to interview Sara Balls from Ballsy Mama, from making collages to her husband making an awesome Activity board for their son Arthur. Continue reading “CraftyParents Series – Sara Balls”

1st Birthday Gift Guide

Colourful and Sensory – 1st Birthday Gift Guide

In less than a month Ro will be turning 1, where that time has gone? It feels like only yesterday I held her for the first time.  Although now I have had to turn my attention to what to get her for her birthday and I thought I would put together a 1st birthday gift guide.

This is a birthday guide with a twist, as there is so many wonderful toys out there to help your baby learn all about the world around them. There is also things you could make as presents for them. Continue reading “Colourful and Sensory – 1st Birthday Gift Guide”