Yarn Bombed Gift Tag

A short while ago, I posted about low cost sentimental wrapping. Brown paper, bright coloured patterned ribbon and padded hearts are just some of the materials I chose to decorate my gifts with. On my travels, I encountered the blogspot of Sarah Montrose, Sarah highlighted the crafty talent of cranny + b and modelled her take on […] Read more…

Shhh! No Spending!

Today, I did something I haven’t done in years… I visited my local library. It’s been more years than I care to count since I last went.  I panicked whether my scratty teenage library card, complete with tippex artwork, would still work. You know you’re old when your library card is older than the children you teach. So, why the excitement over a […] Read more…

EBAY HAUL

There’s nothing much that can brighten my day more than snapping up a few eBay bargains for a snippet of their retail value. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been lucky enough to find a few items that have taken my fancy. Sometimes, I find eBay can be a little bizarre… the things people sell! Most of […] Read more…

I Am a Winner!

Playlist :: Steeling Sheep – Shut Eye :: Dutch Uncles – Fester :: Cashier No. 9 – Lost at Sea :: Recently, I was lucky enough to step through my front door and stumble across a wrapped, shiny brand new edition of Grazia magazine. Perhaps lucky was the wrong word choice, considering I nearly knocked my front […] Read more…

ELF TIGHTS AT THE CHRISTMAS MARKETS

Playlist :: Bombay Bicycle Club – Evening/Morning :: The Weakerthans – Plea From A Cat Named Virtute :: Pavement – Cut Your Hair ::   Every year, I look forward to the Manchester Christmas markets. I love the hot pork barms with sage and onion stuffing,the Glühwein and the many sweet pastries on offer. Best […] Read more…

THE DAY THE PIANO CAME

Playlist :: Kindness – House :: Theme Park – Two Hours :: Band of Horses – Is There A Ghost :: Two years ago, I found my dream home. A 1930s, semi-detached home with stunning, original features. We’re talking Art Deco stained glass windows, a spindled staircase, huge bay windows… it was way over budget and needed complete […] Read more…

CHRISTMAS WRAPPING

Playlist (Theme – sentimental) :: The Lumineers – Ho Hey :: Bon Iver – Skinny Love :: Of Monsters and Men – Little Talk :: Mumford & Sons – I Will Wait :: Tallest Man on Earth – I Won’t Be Found ::Christmas wrapped upI adore I’m addicted to Christmas time. The decorations. The films. […] Read more…

MAKE DO AND TREND!

Make Do and Trend! For most, the idea of a second hand jumper would conjure up images of snot lined sleeves, bobbled underarms and shrunken hemlines. I will admit, until a few months ago, I would have agreed, believing it better to buy knitwear knew.  That was until I purchased a house and became the […] Read more…

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