it's {craft} party time!

Hello all!!

So today I thought I'd share with you my favourite snaps from our rather successful {if I do say so myself} Etsy Craft Party, or #SCP!

We had the most amazing day - ate some truly yummy cakes and treats, met some really wonderful like minded people, won some awesome prizes AND made ourselves some sweet motivational pennants and merit badges!


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Hello all!

Happy Wednesday - I hope you're all proud of me for actually keeping up with daily posts this week! I'm pretty pumped to have been to the gym everyday and got posts done....#PROductive!

Anyways, today I thought I'd finally share with you all a little insight into the rather successful first blogger meet for 2013!!
Laura, {me}, Rosie & Harriet
On the 9th I met three lovely ladies {lots about each of them below!} for lunch at the gorgeous White Star restaurant on Oxford Street in Southampton. We arrived at 1pm...had lunch and a cheeky lunchtime Mojito each and then ended up chatting until gone 5pm! The staff at White Star were really lovely and made sure we were very well looked after! I definitely recommend it to anyone in the area - for the archaeology geek like me it also has a really lovely history too!


my dessert had a happy little face!
So during lunch we talked about all sorts - from setting yourself up as full-time self employed, to registering your business, to setting up an Etsy shop, blogging, our lovely boys, travelling, wedding planning - all sorts! It was lovely!

Here's a little bit about each lovely lady! 

{Harriet}
Harriet sells a TONNE of awesome stuff in her Etsy shop here!
Harriet is an awesome freelance illustrator and all round lovely pal! You can find lots of her work on her website here, and all sorts of ace updates on her blog here {p.s. she has a super cool giveaway running at the mo!} AND you can also follow her on Twitter here!! wowza.

p.s. I borrowed these images from the wonderful Stacie Swift as she did a lovely little feature on Harriet last month which you can read amongst other wonderful posts on her blog here

{Laura}
Lovely Laura has a wonderful blog filled with all sorts of DIY projects and lots of nail art tutorials too - she is an utter gem, and has even begun to organise our next crafty meet up in her mother-in-laws awesome little workshop...we were thinking {DIY} terrariums??

Anyway - you can find Laura's inspirational offerings here AND follow her on Twitter here!!

{Rosie}
How cool are these gorgeous notebooks??

Rosie is a freelance graphic and surface designer - she, as you can see makes some awesomely colourful patterns which she has printed onto cards, fabric, notebooks and lots of other ace things. You can actually find her lovely items here & here, as well as read her little blog here AND like the rest of us, follow on Twitter here!

All in all an awesome day! I can't wait to see these lovely little ladies again!
xo.






{DIY} simple festive wreath...

Hello all,

Happy Friday - it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.... a mere 25 days to go! 

Today I have for you, a very simple, pretty {DIY} that you can customise to suit your festive colour scheme. Yay! Prepare for a positive myriad of pretty coloured photos!

All you need is a 'twig' wreath {I got mine from Hobbycraft for like £2}, a glue gun and some little baubles or other festive knick knacks!

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Isn't this just the most festive work space? I love it :)

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These gorgeous baubles {100 of them!!} are from Paperchase :)

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Need some Christmas inspiration?

Hello all!

Christmas is a mere 33 days away...goodness me it's come around quick eh? I'm itching to put my decoartions up...I think maybe it's because I work in retail and everything around me is Christma-fied {not a word?} so I feel like my home is not looking festive enough. I'm holding on in there though, I've snuck a few little decorations onto the massive branch over my desk...but the tree - I'm holding out on that one as long as I can!

Anyway, today I thought I'd do a little shameless self promotion - just with the idea to give you some inspiration in the way of gifts for those you love {or yourself, I won't tell}, as well as spur you on with some past DIY ideas to get you in the handmade Christmas spirit {Kirstie Allsopp would be so proud}!
'Ready to wrap'...all items avaiable here!
You can see all of my {DIY}s here :)

Don't miss the last posting dates though for your gifts...find out what they are {and get yourself a snazzy calendar} here!

xo.