Celebrating World Book Day with Viking *

AD, GIFTED | The 5th March is World Book Day and this year I’m celebrating it with the help of Viking*, one of the largest stationery suppliers in the world. Who’ve kindly sent me a box full of stationery goodies to create some book-ish crafts with. Their challenge? To celebrate your favourite books, stories and characters, using the pages from old books. The idea is to give the books a new lease of life, rather Read More…

Gifts for penguin lovers

Anyone who knows me will know that I love penguins, they’re my favourite animal and I’m always greatful for penguin themed gifts this time of year (or anytime of year really 😉 ). Here are some ideas for the penguin lover in your life, I’d love any of these myself (family take note!). Penguin bath bomb set Penguin shower gel Penguin hottie or hot water bottle Penguin jewellery, like the bangle below. Penguin Ice / Read More…

Gifts for Bakers

Ever struggle with what to get for the baker in your life? If they’re anything like me they probably already have just about every baking related thing ever invented (slight exaggeration there!). How about a hamper full of stocking fillers like baking supplies or small items of bakeware? Or a novelty gift? I’d be happy to receive something like this and often ask for flavourings or piping nozzles in my stocking. I’ve tried to cater Read More…

Make your own dream catcher

Sorry for the lack of pictures – I forgot to take any. 🙁 To make your own dream catcher you will need: 2 colours of medium or heavy metallic-braid embroidery floss 30 cm (12 in.) metal hoop pony beads a shaped bead (heart, dog, flower, etc) colourful feathers ruler, scissors, glue Instructions Tightly tie one end of one colour of floss to the hoop, leaving a 20 cm (8 inch) tail. Wrap the floss all Read More…

Recycled Christmas cards into tags

What do you do with your Christmas cards once the holidays are over? Bin them? Store them? Why not reuse them! Mum and I have been taking old Christmas cards and making tags from them for years, it’s fun and something a bit different to store bought tags. You Will Need Greeting Card(s) Pinking Shears Embellishment(s) Glitter Method Sort through your old Christmas cards, you could also use Birthday cards. Choose ones with a nice Read More…