If I had a penny for every time someone said to me “I’m not creative at all” or ” I haven’t got a creative bone in my body”, I’d be rich. I honestly believe we are all creative, we all did it when we were younger, we’ve all painted, glued and got messy, we just … More Learning new skills at my workshops
I’ve always said inspiration is everywhere but it’s also in the people around us. I’m constantly inspired by other creatives, designers, artists and bloggers. In person, online, in magazines, people I meet randomly so I thought it would be a good idea to interview some of these in my new Meet the Creative series. ©image … More Meet the Creative: Powder Butterfly
I am my fathers daughter through and through. We’re both hoarders, both skip rats and both love a Yorkie. He was a truck driver in his early career and I was always playing drivers mate, keeping him amused while my mam and sister slept on! When I grew up my Dad always did all the … More Cheerz Dad
On a recent holiday to the North Yorkshire Dales we stumbled upon the White Rose Candles shop. It was actually on the list of things to do near Leyburn but to be honest it wasn’t top of our list. Don’t get me wrong I do like a nice candle but it wasn’t on my son’s … More Candles the old fashioned way.
With interest rates at a new low, it’s a great time to get on the property ladder. There are some fantastic deals to be had for first-time buyers that don’t require a huge deposit. The higher the deposit you have saved up, the lower the interest rate will be so it pays to put as … More Thrifty tips for First-time Buyers
It’s that time of year again. It’s the Maker Faire UK at Life Science Centre in Newcastle. One of my favourite weekends of the year. A weekend full of crafters, coders, inventers, diy-ers and artists inspiring us to invent and create. Last year I was lucky enough to be a Maker there and took my … More Getting creative at the Maker Faire UK
There has been a shift in wedding styles in the last ten years. No longer the sole domain of church service followed with a hotel function room, we find ourselves guests at barns, farm buildings, entire restaurant takeovers, gardens, quirky historical buildings and even empty castle ruins. Couples are getting creative with their wedding decor … More Five ways to use chalkboard paint at your wedding
The big day, the dream wedding, the perfect dress, the venue, hen parties, stag parties, guest lists, invites, wedding breakfasts, drinks packages, music, photographer, flowers… the list could go on and on. Whether you’re recently engaged or whether your wedding is looming, you should probably pull together your ideas as soon as possible. Magazines, pinterest, likes … More UK Wedding Show ticket giveaway