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in Christmas, Christmas crafts, recipes and festive inspiration!, 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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Tips for an autumn party or Thanksgiving party
in Home décor, Interiors

Tips for throwing an autumn party

  I feel like this time of year is always really good for homeware. Maybe it’s because of the colder weather – everyone starts retreating inside and wanting to update their homes? I don’t know. But there’s definitely a certain cosiness to autumn, which comes through in home interiors. Because of this, it’s also a great time to throw a get together with friends! With this in mind, I thought I’d share some of my tips for throwing an autumn party….

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Tips for a cosy autumn home
in Home décor, Interiors

Six tips for a cosy autumn home

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll have no doubt seen me harking on about how much I love autumn. It’s true! This is my favourite time of year by far. One of my favourite autumn traditions is updating my home decor for the season. That’s why I’m so excited to be partnering with both Essence of Harris and the Tartan Blanket Co for this post, who have autumn decor down to a fine art. Read on to learn my…

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I’ve been nominated for a blog award!

YOU GUYS! I’VE BEEN NOMINATED FOR A BLOGGING AWARD! YAAAAY! Okay, I’ll stop with the all-caps now. Anyway, as I was saying, I’ve been nominated in the Dotcomgiftshop Blog Awards 2017. How cool is that? I’ve been selected as as one of the best craft blogs, along with twelve other awesome crafters. Woohoo! If you want to get straight to it, then scroll down to see how you can vote for me – you will even be entered into a competition…

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Make your own light up Haunted House decoration
in DIY + Crafts, Halloween, Halloween, Paper

Light up DIY Haunted House decoration

Even though I LOVE Halloween to crazy levels, I’m a massive wimp when it comes to anything actually scary… Horror movies? Hell no. Heights? No thanks. Spiders and snakes? Nope, I’m outta there. But there’s just something about the playful creepiness of Halloween that I can’t get enough of. My latest DIY project is a good mix of the two: creepy, but in a totally-not-scary, just for fun kinda way. Just how I like it! I made this light up DIY…

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