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How to make DIY travel chess set with Cricut Maker, click through for tutorial
in Cricut, DIY + Crafts, Other, Wood

Bauhaus-inspired DIY Travel Chess Set

I’ve been wanting to make a DIY Travel Chess Set for aaaages. I think the idea first started during my trip to Berlin last year (check out my video, here), when I visited the Bauhaus Archive. I fell in love with the harsh angles, minimalist geometry and clean lines that makes Bauhaus so distinctive. In the gift shop, I spotted a really cool wooden chess set. The pieces had been reduced down to their most basic shapes, then carved into…

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Make your own Easter Egg stickers using this really easy method! Easter crafts and DIY. Click through for more.
in Cricut, DIY + Crafts, Easter, Easter

Make your own Easter Egg stickers!

I don’t know about you, but for me Easter means two things: chocolate and crafts! Although I also feel the same about Christmas… and Halloween… maybe I have a chocolate-eating-craft-making problem?! Anyway, one thing that sets Easter apart for me, is that it’s a lot more light-hearted than the other seasons. There’s just something about it that I feel lends itself to fun, simple and easy-going craft projects. 🙂 With this in mind, I turned to my trusty Cricut to…

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How to make DIY Fabric Flowers using the Cricut Maker - click through for full tutorial and step by step photos
in Cricut, DIY + Crafts, Easter, Easter, Sewing

How to Make DIY Fabric Flowers

Here in the UK, it’s Mother’s Day next weekend. I usually buy my mum some flowers and make her a handmade card – but this year, I’ve done something a little different… I’ve made some DIY fabric flowers! I always kinda resent buying fresh flowers, since they inevitably die after a few weeks (please tell me I’m not the only one who thinks this?!). But there’s no chance of her flowers dying this year – they’ll be fresh and colourful forever!…

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Nottingham Light Night - The Crafty Gentleman installation at Handmade Nottingham
in Cricut, DIY + Crafts, Events, Life, Wood

See my DIY window display for Nottingham Light Night!

I’m lucky enough to live in Nottingham; one of the most creative cities in the UK. (Don’t believe me? Nottingham has more indie/creative businesses than any other UK city outside of London!). I love this city. It’s been my home for more than four years now. I moved here straight after Uni, with no friends nearby, no family, no-one. But I consciously threw myself into the creative scene, and quickly grew a strong network of friends, fellow blogger pals and like-minded creatives….

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My new Cricut Maker: unboxing and first impressions.
in Cricut, DIY + Crafts, Life

My new Cricut Maker: unboxing and first impressions

This week, my obsession with Cricut reached new heights… because I’m now the proud owner of the new Cricut Maker! OMG OMG OMG. Still freaking out about it! If you read my blog regularly, you’ll no doubt be aware that I love Cricut. I’ve been chatting about them for months, ever since getting my first Cricut Explore Air last year. (If you’re wondering what the heck I’m chatting about, then a Cricut is an electronic cutting machine that’s specialised for crafts.)….

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Minimal Christmas wreath doodle - Cricut Explore Air
in Christmas, Christmas crafts, recipes and festive inspiration!, Cricut, DIY + Crafts, Giveaways

Christmas Wreath colouring in doodle (FREE DOWNLOAD)

I’m spoiling you guys this week – first with my Cricut giveaway, and now with a FREE Christmas download! ‘Tis the season and all! But before I tell you how to download the colouring in sheet, I wanted to share a little about how I made this design using Cricut Design Space. If you’ve not heard of it before, Cricut Design Space is the software used to control a electronic cutting machine called a Cricut. Cricuts are sooooo cool –…

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Personalised christmas jumper decorations with Cricut Explore Air DIY
in Christmas, Christmas crafts, recipes and festive inspiration!, Cricut, DIY + Crafts, Paper

DIY personalised Christmas jumper decorations

Last weekend, I had some friends round to stay for a couple of nights. It was the first time in freaking aaaages that I’ve seen them, and it was awesome! We spent the weekend browsing Christmas markets, scoffing homemade pizza and catching up. Perfect weekend really. As a little welcome gift for when they came to stay, I decided to make some DIY Christmas jumper decorations. I do think it’s little things like this that make guests feel extra welcome when they visit. I even personalised their decorations with…

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DIY Personalised Coffee Stencils
in Cricut, 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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