• McCalls 6466 Tulle Skirted Prom Dress Pattern Review
    Fashion,  Sewing

    Pattern Review: McCall’s 6466 Tulle Skirted Prom Dress

    I’d set my heart on making myself a dress for my work’s Christmas party. The dress code was black tie so what better to create than an evening dress? Not sure if I’ve mentioned this before but my dream job would be Thelma Madine’s (Big Fat Gypsy Wedding) but in my life, there’s not much call for gowns or even cocktail dresses so this was my chance to do something special. It took me a while to decide on a pattern – I’d fallen in love with this McCall’s pattern as soon as I saw it but it took me a while to convince myself that I could pull it…

  • Washi Taped Jars Tutorial
    Recipes,  Tutorials

    Gift Idea: Decorative Washi Taped Jars of Fudge

    Recently with decorating the house, making a Christmas party dress, prepping for Christmas and a million and one other things my blog posts have been few and far between. Happily, whilst I haven’t had time to post about my makes I have managed to squeeze in some crafting, here’s one of my recent projects… I’ve already admitted to my hoarder like tendencies but sometimes they do pay off! In this case, my reluctance to throw away coffee jars has helped me make cute homemade gifts for my friends and family. You need: Empty coffee jars of any shape or size – the are Nescafe Gold Blend Crema Jars Washi tape…

  • White Hot Chocolate Recipe
    Recipes

    Winter Warmer Recipe: White Hot Chocolate

    I’ve only recently discovered the phenomenon that is white hot chocolate and, having been introduced to it by Costa, am not ashamed to say that I’m now addicted to it. I love a hot drink, particularly in the winter and this one feels particularly christmassy (maybe because it’s white?). The problem is that Costa isn’t cheap and it’s not on my doorstep so the only solution is to make my own. Ingredients: 100g white chocolate 1 glass and a half of milk Half a tsp vanilla essence Topping: Whipped cream Mini marshmallows 1. Break the chocolate into pieces. For a richer flavour you can increase the amount of chocolate. 2.…

  • Crochet Christmas Bauble Greetings Cards
    Crochet,  Tutorials

    Crochet Christmas Bauble Greetings Cards

    It’s the 1st December so about time I got into some Christmas crafting! After making the rabbit I thought of a way to use crochet to spread the festive love by crocheting in the round for a Christmas card. You can make these in various sizes, it’s just a matter of deciding how many rows you want and adjusting the number of stitches for the hanger at the top. It’s also a good one for using up any wool remnants you have hanging around. I used a 4mm crochet hook, each bauble took about 10 minutes to complete (less for the small ones). 1. Using the magic ring technique DC…