DIY wooden pumpkin with neon lights Halloween decoration
in DIY + Crafts, Halloween, Halloween, Wood

DIY wooden pumpkin with neon lights

Guys, this is not a drill… Halloween is in less than a month! I feel like I’ve been waiting for it for months, then, bam – it’s upon us. I’ve already started seeing pumpkins appear in the supermarkets, which makes me happier than a spoilt kid on Christmas. At long last, I can blab on about my love of Halloween without weirding people out! (Because yes, I do like to talk about Halloween from as early as July…). I know…

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Life lately… September 2017

Whoa, September has been a busy ol’ month! In some respects, it’s zoomed by… but I also cannot believe quite how much has happened in just four weeks. It was definitely a month of two halves. I started off in full-on summer mode, reminiscing about my San Francisco holiday. But now we’re at the end of the month, I’m definitely in the autumn zone. I’m day dreaming of pumpkins and golden brown leaves!    Like I say, way back at the start…

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Handmade DIY autumn wreath
in DIY + Crafts, Halloween, Halloween, Interiors, Paper

Handmade autumn wreath tutorial

Happy autumn equinox, guys! This weekend (Friday 22nd, to be precise) marks the official start of autumn… YAY! I bloody love this time of year. The leaves are starting to fall from the trees, golden orange and brown. The sun is low in the sky and there’s a chill in the air. The knitwear is dug out from the back of the wardrobe (at last!). Pumpkins, chestnuts, damsons and figs are in season. Not to mention that little old thing…

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DIY cushion with piping
in DIY + Crafts, Home décor, Interiors, Sewing

How to make a DIY cushion with piping detail

I remember waaay back in early High School, when I first used a sewing machine. Looking back, it was probably a pretty basic machine, and I’m sure that I was useless at using it to start with – but that didn’t matter, because I loved it. As a young, naïve, budding crafter, my mind was blown at the sheer possibilities of the machine sitting in front of me! I could sew fabrics together! The only limit was my imagination! (and…

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Yosemite National Park travel video
in Life, Travel, Video

Yosemite National Park travel video

Yosemite Valley is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been to. Looming sequoia trees tower above you as the sun filters through the canopy, peaceful streams trickle by and wildlife is abundant in every direction you look. In my Yosemite National Park travel vlog, you can follow along as I hike to Yosemite Falls, Half Dome village, El Capitan and more of the top sights in Yosemite Valley. We were only in Yosemite National Park for one day, but we…

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The Loch Ness Knit Fest, with Kyle Kunnecke (interview)
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The Loch Ness Knit Fest, with Kyle Kunnecke (interview)

I’m really excited to be welcoming Kyle Kunnecke to the blog today! Kyle is a fibre artist, with a specialism in knitting – and his skills are insane. Living in San Francisco, he leads workshops and is a passionate advocate for public health awareness. And guess what?! Kyle is visiting the UK in a few weeks’ time to lead a series of workshops at the Loch Ness Knit Fest! It’s shaping up to be an amazing event – if you’re in the…

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San Francisco travel scrapbook
in Life, Paper, Travel

Look inside my San Francisco travel scrapbook…

I’m really excited to share something a little different with you guys today… a look through my San Francisco travel scrapbook! Now, I’m not much of a scrapbooker, so don’t judge me too hard. But I thought I’d give it a try during my trip last month. Gareth and I made this scrapbook as we went along during the holiday (instead of letting everything stack up, leaving us with loads of stuff to stick in when we got home). This…

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San Francisco travel holiday video
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Watch my San Francisco video

I’m feeling some major post-holiday blues. I’ve been back in the UK for 2 weeks now, following my epic week-long trip to San Francisco. You’d think I’d be over it by now, but nope; I’m still day-dreaming of California… You know when you visit somewhere and it just clicks? I seriously could’ve stayed there and not come home! I can’t put my finger on what it was that I loved so much about San Francisco. The city just has SO MUCH…

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