Friday, 31 May 2013

A secret cave....

Mum took me on a bit of an adventure today. She took me to a warehouse where there didn't seem to be much life, we went in a side door and there in the most unexpected place was a room stuffed full of craft bits, but it gets better, the room led to another room and then another and another. Each overflowing with craft papers, stamps, card making bits, candi, wool, bead making stuff etc. It was just like a secret cave! 

The secret cave is called Craftzone and it's in Pontefract, check it out if you can if not the website is: :)

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Pink Pig Crafts

My mum has been telling me about Pink Pigs for months and this morning I finally got to go! It's a little craft shop based in Morley just outside Leeds. On a Thursday Stacy does card workshops, it really is the cutest place! 

You can check it out on Facebook here: or on the website here:

So here are the cards we made...

The front card is mums and the back card is mine :) Mum's design was the one Stacy gave you to make in whatever colours you chose and mine was just one I made up. I was experimenting with promarkers, they're very cool!

I also couldn't resist picking up some pretty washi...

I love having a mum who I can talk crafty things with and who will listen to my filo ramblings. I live in hope that maybe one day she'll catch the bug or at least the washi tape bug! :) 

Wednesday, 22 May 2013


I was reading through the Filofax for Philofaxy Fans page on Facebook today (probably for the umpteenth time but we won't go there) when I discovered a convo about following blogs and the tools people use. Well I love following other people's blogs, they're inspiring, so I checked out the recommended apps. 

The one I chose is called Feedly. I would thoroughly recommend it, it makes all the blogs you follow into a personal magazine just for you. You can categorize the blogs you follow and it just means you check one place instead of multiple. Very clever, wish I'd known something like this existed sooner! 

Check out Feedly here:

Hope it helps you too! I now have it on my tablet and phone as well as laptop. Works best for me on the tablet tho!

Happy reading!

Friday, 17 May 2013

New project

Having finished the baby blanket I needed another project to do for when I'm just sat watching TV or films so I decided to crochet a blanket but this one will be for the office cos it's always cold in there! I need 70 squares, 14 in each of the colours below and 14 a mixture of the 4 and then I'm going to crochet the squares together using a chocolate brown.

I love the colours and I love how they match exactly with the curtains in the office. I've nearly done 20 squares and slowly realising what a big project it is, but it's so easy to do in front of the tv. I'm looking forward to seeing the finished result! 

Friday, 10 May 2013

Martha Stewart Organisation

Been checking out Martha Stewarts blog and found this really useful tip on how to store bed linen so I reorganised the linen cupboard. 

The best bit was that when the hubby went in he was impressed and then even more impressed that he could find a matching set of bedding to change the bed! Simple things :) 

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Secret Swapper

I've been away for the weekend and got home to discover that my secret swapper parcel had arrived! I'm so excited and a bit overwhelmed with all that's in it! I feel so lucky!

There were stickers, washi tape, smash bits, postcards, post it's, martha stewart bits, moleskin folder, a pen, stamps, clips. It's just amazing! Off to play now :)