As the winter months roll in I find my self reaching for the coco powder instead of the tea or coffee more and more. One thing I love about the changing seasons is that there are always special drinks reserved for each one and that first hot chocolate of the Winter is always the most … Continue reading The Only Hot Chocolate Recipe You’ll Ever Need.
I have always loved up-cycle projects. When I first got Pinterest, I immediately created a board called 'DIY' and started pinning insanely complex up-cycles that would no doubt take the good part of a month to complete, thinking; 'yes, one day when I have my own home I will up-cycle EVERYTHING and I will be … Continue reading How to Up-cycle a Wooden Farmhouse Chair
I've said it before, I'll say it again; I hate product photography. There is a never ending list of reasons why I hate taking photos of the products I make, but thankfully, over the last 6 months, I have picked up some tips and learnt a few ways of making the whole process slightly smoother. … Continue reading How to Take Crisp Photos for Beginners.
n Since joining Etsy a few months ago, the idea of promoted listings has been simmering in my subconscious, but I'd never really considered it as option because my tight arse doesn't want to split with anymore money than absolutely necessary. However, as I have progressed through etsy, I have realised that promoting some of … Continue reading Etsy Promotions: How and If They Work.
Garlands are a great spin on the classic bunting; say goodbye to the thoughts of county fetes and multicoloured plastic triangles flapping about noisily in the wind and rain. While I know fabric bunting can be dainty and sweet, garlands are where the real fun comes in. They can be a little time consuming to … Continue reading Heart Garlands: How to Make you Own
Lino printing on fabric has been something I have been trying to get to grips with since I first started printing; from finding an ink that's suitable to choosing the right fabric, it entails much more than simply rolling out colours and pressing prints onto the fabric. I have spent a lot of time trying … Continue reading Lino Printing on Fabric: Product Reviews, Tips and Hacks
Throw pillows and cushions are a great way to adorn a piece of furniture or spice up a room to add a burst of colour, but often finding the right cushion at the right price is a task in itself. That's where being able to sew your own comes in handy, and honestly a basic … Continue reading How to Sew a Simple Cushion Cover
One of my favourite things to do when I have a spare minute here or there is to scroll on my Instagram feed. I am very much a frequent visitor to the world of slime videos, cake decorating and cute babies doing ridiculous things. I remember when I discovered that the search section of Instagram … Continue reading Video Ideas for Creatives When you Have Nothing to Post / Why Instagram is Hard
Before I started selling my handmade products online, I had never really put much thought into staging photos or creating visually appealing photos. I just thought as long as they were crisp and clear they would be OK. This is technically true to a certain extent. However that's not going to be enough if … Continue reading DIY Backdrop Boards – Create Sleek, Eye Catching Photos Without Breaking the Bank.