Feeling the Bullet Journal Love

Tweet The Bullet Journal…I could be totally late to this particular party, but I prefer to think of myself as the VIP guest who arrives fashionably late, yet sidles quietly in the back door so as not to draw too much attention. Whatever the arrival method, I haven’t been so excited by an organisational stationery-based concept […]

Upcycled Placemats Tutorial

Tweet It’s been a while since I did anything useful and crafty – mostly it’s just been for pleasure, or as silly gifts. All lovely, but nothing especially noteworthy. But while dreaming of new placemats to adorn my table for Christmas dinner, and feeling sentimental about the thought of throwing away my rather tired-looking 13 […]

The One With The Post-Christmas Lull

Tweet Have you polished off the mince pies yet? Got room for another turkey sandwich? I’ll bet I can tempt you with a small festive tipple though? Make yourself comfy, and settle yourself down in the post-Christmas lull. Did you have a perfect Christmas Day? Did lunch go without a hitch? Or, like me, did […]

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Happy Halloween! Headless Man Tutorial

Tweet I’m not usually a fan of Halloween (in the slightest, if truth be told) but this year we are taking our children to Lowther Castle and Gardens for their Haunted Halloween event. Amongst the plethora of spectacularly scary activities, such as falconry displays and snot making, ghost hunting and wicked witchcraft, there is the traditional […]

Country Living Christmas Fair…It’s Beginning to Feel a Lot Like Christmas

Tweet Yesterday I made a spur of the moment trip to Glasgow to have walk around the Country Living Country Fair. It’s not often that I spoil myself with a treat such as this, and I have to say, strange as it seemed to be doing something for me, without my children or husband in […]

Kitten Playing Football

Tweet My youngest son requested a birthday cake with his new kitten, Bella, on. As his other favourite thing is football, I decided to combine the two and came up with this cake featuring his kitten playing football in the grass. I used a Pyrex bowl to make the football part of the cake, and […]

World Cup

Tweet As Mr’s birthday fell on the first day of the World Cup, there was only one real choice for his cake this year. I carved this cake from sponge, then decorated it using fondant icing, which I sprayed with metallic food colouring spray to give it a bit of sheen.

Harvest Scarecrow Cake

Tweet This harvest scarecrow cake was made as an offering for the local church’s harvest festival supper. My sons’ school hold a supper, in conjunction with the church, followed by an auction, and the funds raised go towards supporting a child in Uganda. It was a simple, but deliciously moist,  vanilla madeira cake recipe, with strawberry […]