DIY geometric clock made from wood
in DIY + Crafts, Home décor, Interiors, Wood

How to make a geometric wooden clock

Have you ever tried a woodwork project before? Or has the thought of thought of using jig saws, electric sanders, mitre saws and other power tools put you off? If it’s the latter, then don’t worry – I used to be just the same. I thought I’d inevitably end up with a messy, unprofessional looking project (and probably lose a few fingers in the process). But you know what? I started small, and gradually built up my skills (and confidence). I’m now a…

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Christmas Lino print designs, hand-printed art, Etsy UK
in Life, My Etsy Shop

Want to see my new Etsy shop?!

You guys, big news! As you can probably tell by the title of this post, I’ve opened a brand new Etsy shop. How exciting! Well, I say exciting… I actually mean terrifying and anxiety-inducing. But hey, anything that’s worth doing should scare you a little, right? (If you want to skip right to it, then you can visit my swanky new Etsy shop HERE – and I’ve put an exclusive offer code at the end of this blog post!). But first,…

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Easy mens scarf knitting pattern
in DIY + Crafts, Knitting, Mens Fashion

Easy mens scarf knitting pattern

Guys, I think I might be the world’s slowest knitter. I’m embarrassed to admit that I’ve been working on this scarf since my trip to Iceland last year – that’s over 18 months! Okay, so I obviously haven’t been working very hard on this project; just adding the odd row every now and then. But still, 18 months to knit a scarf?! Major kudos to people who can whip them up in a day or two! However, since it’s been such a long time…

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Rosemary, fennel and sea salt macaron recipes with Ottar chocolate
in Recipe, Sweet

Try these caramel macarons (with fennel, rosemary and sea salt flavours!)

A perfectly baked macaron is like a little bite of pure perfection. Crisp on the outside, soft and chewy in the middle, with a generous layer of gooey filling… give anyone a plate of macarons and you’ll be on to a winner! For me, one of the best things about macarons is their variety. There’s simply no end to the number of ways you can tweak the basic recipe to add in new flavours, colours, textures, shapes and finishes. A…

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DIY fabric santa advent calendar - Click through for more
in Christmas, Christmas blog posts, DIY + Crafts, Sewing

DIY Fabric Santa Advent Calendar

It’s officially here… my first Christmas blog post of 2017! (Well, if you don’t count Christmas in August, that is). I’m VERY excited to finally share my DIY fabric Santa advent calendar! I’ve been working on this guy on-and-off for a fortnight. If you’ve seen any of my Instagram Stories recently, you might have caught a few sneak peeks… but I’ve been dying to show you more! I’m so happy with how my Santa advent calendar has come out. He’s probably one of the most involved…

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DIY Personalised Coffee Stencils
in DIY + Crafts, Drinks, Other

DIY Personalised Coffee Stencils

  Sometimes, I spend weeks (even months!) planning a blog post or craft project. They can take hours of planning, and even longer to make/refine/photograph/edit/write up. However, there are some projects that simply pop into my head, fully formed and ready to go. These DIY personalised coffee stencils are one such example. I was wandering around Ikea the other day, when I came across these ready-made coffee stencils. I immediately knew I wanted to make my own! DIY Personalised Coffee Stencils…

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Life lately… October
Life lately… October
Life lately… October
Life lately… October
Life lately… October
Life lately… October
in Events, Life

Life lately… October

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! 🎃 Ugh, can you believe that it’s the last day of October already? I feel like Halloween has been a long time coming this year, but I still don’t want it to be over just yet! Anyway, the end of the month is a good time to share an update of what’s been happening behind the scenes lately… First up, I ran my first Lino printing workshop with Wiseheart Studio last weekend. You might have seen a few sneak…

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Swedish Apple Cake recipe - Scandi baking - The Crafty Gentleman
in Recipe, Sweet

Swedish apple cake recipe

   I absolutely flippin’ love all things Nordic. In the past few years, I visited Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Iceland, and have been really inspired by their baking traditions. Amazingly delicious, freshly baked treats seemed to be everywhere on my travels! This is hardly surprising though, given the prominence of fika (the Swedish ritual of pausing to enjoy a coffee and cake with friends) in Sweden and hygge (coming together with friends and family to enjoy life’s pleasures including baked…

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