Recycle a Toilet Roll into a Pillow Gift Box

What do you need? Left over cardboard from an empty toilet roll Brown paper (or could been any patterned paper you want), enough to cover the cardboard toilet roll Ribbon  Bow (optional) All purpose glue Scissors Flatten the cardboard toilet roll. Fold over inwards each end of the toilet roll. I unfolded the ends to…

Sounds of nature 

I’ve always enjoyed listening to nature sounds. It’s a way of relaxing for me. One of my first CD’s I bought as a child was one with dolphins in. I built up a collection of thunderstorms, rain, waves, whales and more. Recently, with the aid of technology, using my phone, I’ve recorded small videos of…

Sherman 5 – The Sherman Theatre Cardiff

You may have read a previous post about me volunteering at the museum. I’ve wanted to do something with my time. Although I’m really poorly, and I hide it a lot from people, I try to push the very best I can through barriers and the very unpleasant conditions and symptoms. I would love to…

Roald Dahl Picnic ideas 

This coming weekend, 17th and 18th September, Cardiff is going to be transformed into The City of the Unexpected. The celebration is marking the centenary of the popular author Roald Dahl.  I’m looking forward to the 2 day long event. I’ve been to a rehearsal last weekend as I’m taking part in one of many…

Glamping at The Old Summer Dairy

Where do I start?  From the initial contact, to greeting us at the site, glamping at The Old Summer Dairy was a positive enjoyable experience, leaving us wanting to go back. Click here for video of our stay The Old Summer Dairy is located in West Lydford in Somerset. (It’s close by to Glastonbury). We…

The Wondercrump World of Roald Dahl

My passion for reading started when I was a little girl. I’m very thankful my parents encouraged reading stories to us (My brother and I) and introduced me to some fantastic authors, such as Judy Blume, Enid Blyton and of course Roald Dahl.  Roald Dahl’s parents were Norwegian. They came to Cardiff in the 1880’s….

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 – pyrography 

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…