Category Archives: Inspiration

Lunching Lusting- the Yorkshire Sculpture Park online shop

What do you do if you were all excited about seeing the Miró exhibition at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, but were too ill to go? Sulk, then remember about their website, then get distracted by the wonder of their online shop. I particularly like these letter press cookie cutters: And I have no idea what […]

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FLORIDA ahoy!!!!!!!!!

The long-awaited holiday is finally here, hurrah! Thus, I have nothing to post about, absolutely nothing at all apart from a picture of our hotel: The pool, hot tubs, tennis and basketball courts: A little map of City Walk and imagining I’m walking round: And planning my birthday Disney outfit!

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Weekly Inspiration- Cardcaptors

Ok, so this isn’t reeeally 100% about crafts. As I may have mentioned, we’re going to Florida soon. I’m making a notebook to take; it’s a little one, handbag sized, with a pocket in the back to put theme park tickets etc. The cover will be decorated with cartoon figures representing everyone going.  My first thought […]

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Weekly Inspiration- Buttons!

Buttons are awesome. Just look how fun this pile looks. They are sometimes misused because of this fact. Sticking buttons on something doesn’t automatically make it cute. That’s right. You heard me. Stop randomly sticking buttons on things! Each to their own though, I guess, but these, for example, are delightful: Check out absolutely small for […]

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Weekly Inspiration- Paper beads

I’m not talking about those rolled paper beads that everyone does, because everyone does those. Not that there’s anything wrong with them; they are simple, fun and effective, thus the basis of their appeal. It all started with the paper bead things in my Kirstie Book; they’re made by cutting lots of circles of the […]

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Weekly Inspiration- Paper, paper and more paper

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Weekly Inspiration- Steampunk & lace

You know sometimes you have what you think is a brilliant idea, so you look on t’internet for a bit of inspiration and find that it’s already out there? What started it all off was something my mum was telling me about; she’d seen somewhere about making little bowls out of lace doilies (you can […]

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Weekly Inspiration- Anissa Lee: Hand Cut Paper Art And Design

It was a blog post on the awesome Rock ‘n’ Roll Bride (yes, I still look at it, even though I am married) that brought the marvels of Anissa Lee to my attention. And ohmygosh I love, love, love what she does. Check out Paper Wonderland. I think this heart and rose dress is my absolute favourite. Looking […]

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Weekly Inspiration- Kirstie being back on 4!

Kirstie’s back, hurrah! I have missed having a weekly craft show to watch, I really have. I loved Kirsty’s Homemade Home. Ooh, and, Kirsty’s Homemade Christmas. And now there’s Kirstie’s Handmade Britain. Not only are the shows great to watch, the websites linked above are a great resource for crafts/ideas/projects/events/contacts. So excited am I that […]

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Weekly Inspiration- making things to stick on walls

I quite like the idea of sticking things to the walls in my house. Also, I like the idea of being able to get them off again. Happily, I found some handy adhesive things in Paperchase that say they stick to walls and things and come off again. Perfect. £5 for a pack of 50, not too bad. […]

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