Category Archives: THAT’S CRAFTY

I really enjoyed doing this little makeover project for Gurgle magazine recently. My daughter has spent hours each day playing with it since we gave it to her at Christmas! If your toddler loves pretending to ‘cook’ (which usually involves … …keep reading

I am currently on maternity leave so will be taking a break from magazine features for a while. If you want to make a peg rail like I did for our baby’s room, you can find the instructions in this DIY peg … …keep reading

I do like a rustic utensil. And, what with bearded ‘Barn the Spoon’ a-whittlin’ away over in East London, Hachet and Bear carving cute coffee scoops down in the south-west and Herriot Grace spooning around in Canada, I’ve had a … …keep reading

It’s definitely cold enough in our house now to start lighting fires in the evenings. To get our logs roaring, I make these easy firelighters every autumn using pine cones, cheap tea lights (such as GLIMMA, £1.75 for 100 from IKEA) … …keep reading

Clockwise from top left: 1950s ‘Tinsel Flitters’ – vintage glitter; Woollen mittens, hand-knitted in Iceland; Welsh blanket print oil cloth, Adra; French market basket liners I made using Wiltshire and Mitsi Tana Lawn fabric, Liberty.

Young French designer Loren Manquillet has created these clever light fittings that you can personalise with your own Bonne Maman jam jars. She plans to sell the fixtures for under 50 Euros each and showed them at the recent NOW! … …keep reading

OK, so imagine mt tape… but BIGGER. For walls. Appliances. Furniture. Floors. The lucky Japanese got it back in May. Then, in August, it spread to the US. Now, at Maison & Objet in Paris, mt CASA has finally arrived in … …keep reading

Have had a little break from blogging this summer as I just got married. More on that later, but in the meantime here’s our beautiful ring-bearer bowl, handmade by the talented British ceramicist Clare Gage.

I considered starting a new post category called ‘WTF’ for this book review… Originally published in Japan by Kaori Tsutaya (founder of niche website, The Cat Hair Craft Room), then translated into English and published in the US last year, … …keep reading