Make your own Fabric Painted Bags

I have seen printing using celery on pinterest. I think it’s the new potato printing. It’s very easy, just cut off the bottom of the celery and it forms a lovely rose pattern. I wanted to print something large to work as a design for some bags to store...

Shopping with children

I don’t go to shops very much these days, and by shops I don’t mean supermarkets – I go to them far too often. But a proper shop with clothes or books or music is a rarity. At Christmas, when I had to do some last minute shopping, I remembered why I...

Fabric paint T-shirts

Looking for a bit of sneaky blog promotion? Of course you are. I’m always looking for ways to get my blog into a conversation, so I decided to make a hand painted T-shirt. I can just imagine how it will go tomorrow at the school gates:SCHOOL RUN MUM: Ooooh I...

Tuesday tea and sympathy

Have you had a bad day? Or a bad week? Are you suffering from the a bad case of the terrible twos, housework hell, or teenage tantrums. It doesn’t have to be a parenting dilemma – you could be struggling with work life balance or a partner who won’t...

Craft projects – planning a tidier hallway

In Breakfast at Tiffanies, Audrey Hepburn’s character Holly Golightly says that when she gets a bad mood (what she calls the mean reds) “the only thing that does any good is to jump in a cab and go to Tiffanies. Calms me down right away. The quietness...