Christmas and crafting are synonymous with one another. You could say that the two go together like a needle and thread. But when it comes to crafting around the holidays, where has all of the romance gone? Here is how you can use your creative gene and crafting skills to add a little bit of romance to your home around the holidays, adding spice to more than just your chai latte this holiday season.
We love getting our Baker Ross craft boxes, especially this time of year as you get the pretty flowers and the Mothers Day goodies. The Spring craft box is always a good one to get stuck into on the rainy days, or the days where it’s just a little too cloudy for going outside. We had so much fun making, I love seeing that concentration on her face.
I have been sent a fabulous Cricut Explore Air machine and I can honestly say I do not know what I would have done without it. I have been busy making gift tags, cards and even T-shirts for the children. It’s so easy to use and set up, you could spend hours making different items for yourself or for other people.
As you may have read we went away to West Yorkshire the other weekend with a group of friends. It was a fabulous weekend break full of outdoor fun and indoor fun too. What’s better than crafting with the little ones, listening to the log fire cracking in the background and drinking a nice warm cuppa. The children spent a good couple of hours decorating their Christmas tree ornaments and colouring in their window decorations. They loved it.
Autumn is my favourite season, mainly because you get a great mixture of indoor and outdoors. When it’s not raining, we wrap up warm and go outside – collecting leaves or twigs. If it’s raining then we tend to stay inside and do arts and crafts (sticking and glueing as Isla calls it) and when we have these days, Baker Ross comes to the rescue.
I was asked to get creative for International Friendship Day (July 30 2016) and of course the first thing I thought of was yarn! My favourite type of creative material. When I was younger I used to love making friendship bracelets and I just know this is something little Isla will love doing too. I thought I would make little Isla a friendship bracelet to show her what is involved. I selected some lovely colours from Deramores and found some friendship bracelet guides on YouTube.
Over Easter, Cath Kidston stores across the UK invited customers to participate in Gnome painting workshops. To celebrate Easter and to also celebrate the new Gnome Cath Kidston print, which is really cute and perfect for green fingered folk! We were sent a craft pack with our very own Gnomes to paint and sparkle, also some beautiful aprons – including the Gnome print apron.
As many of you know, we love crafting and messy play and we had the opportunity to do both when Baker Ross sent us some of their fun Easter crafts to try out. I love the Easter goodies, eggs and cute bunnies and chicks, it’s great seeing the children be so creative with the goodies too.
What’s better than a bunch of flowers, breakfast in bed or a box of chocolates? Hand-made goodies of course! Cath Kidston sent me a very special parcel full of my favourite things: craft goodies. Along with a set of instructions to make a lovely rosette for Mothers Day to celebrate Mothers #CkcelebrateHer. You can follow the instructions on the Cath Kidston blog if you want to make your own one.
You know the kind of presents I mean, perfectly boxed and ribboned with great big bows that sit on top? A traditional present. If you draw a present as a doodle – those kind. I love the look of traditional presents. This is my little guide to making your very own.