Bristol Balloon Fiesta 2016

I finally got my wish to go to the Bristol Balloon Fiesta. I’ve wanted to go for a long time but for some reason or another didn’t make it. This week I have been watching the weather and wondering whether to go. As my partner works night shifts the only possible days to go were…

Toilet roll fairy houses! 

I love recycling and using materials that would normally just be put in the bin, for making crafts.  What materials and equipment did I use to make a toilet roll fairy house? The left over roll from toilet paper  Decorative paper / card Glue Scissors  Drinking mug Pencil I cut out a little door on…

Volunteering at the National Museum Cardiff

Part of me wishes I could go to work. I have looked online at jobs and I’ve seen quite a few I would be happy with. Even some that have 2.5 hours 3 days a week. It seems perfect and I think let’s apply. But when I think of the actual reality of it, at…

Wood burning Рpyrography 

My latest wood burning projects have been personalising mostly teacher thank you gifts just before the summer holidays started. This is one of my latest favourites. A wooden oval trinket box with a Welsh dragon and Celtic knot around the outside of the edge. This is an original design by myself.   Contact me via…

Isle of Fire Barry Island

I’m always on the look for activities and events, especially ones that are free!  I set up a Facebook group called Funtastic Arts, Crafts and Outtings. In this group I share any events, activities, and craft ideas. I try encourage others to share any ideas too or events they have heard of. In the past I…

The big 30! Goodbye 20’s!

Oh yes I turned 30 last week! I don’t feel any different (my physical body already feels much older than I am) but it seems strange to not say I’m twenty something anymore!  Last weekend we had a tea party at my parents house, my brother and niece joined us which was lovely. On my…

The Last Mermaid at the Wales Millennium Centre

When we approach the Wales Millennium Centre, it always looks so grand and modern. The beautiful bronze building is so striking.  At the moment they also have an impressive field of red lights to look like poppies, to commerate the people who lost their lives in World War One and the battle of the Somme….

Revamping an old doll house

I was at the GP surgery waiting for my appointment, and my personal assistant said she was having a look at her Facebook and her friend was offering a dolls house for free. I said yeh go on say yes we will have it.  A few days later, Gemma very kindly dropped it around to…

Searching for bluebells!

We have been keeping an eye out over the last few weeks for beautiful bluebells. For me, they are definitely a sign of Spring has sprung!  We took up a trip to Forest Fawr at the end of March and there were no signs of bluebells at that time. It’s a fab place for a…

Pebble throwing!

Llantwit Major beach has become a favourite of ours to visit. It’s accessible for me to be able to join in pebble throwing into the sea or by the stream entering it. Obviously I haven’t been able to go on walks exploring the coast line but I’m able to join in with my children making…

Wrap scraps to bag!

Surprise post! I love receiving mail! And I enjoy sending it too.  Today I received some scraps of material, from a baby wearing woven wrap, sent by my lovely friend Sam.  I managed to gather the largest bit of material to make a small shoulder bag.  Been a while since I got my sewing machine…

Make up!

I thought I would share with you some pictures and the make up I use. I’ve used Maxfactor lasting performance in Ivory for many many years. It’s the only one I can find closest to my skin colour and at an affordable cost.  I decided to try a change. I came across Avon online and…