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…

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…

Is it the A word?

There is a lot of talk at the moment about autism , whether it’s because it’s an issue at the forefront with us and we seem to be noticing it more, or whether there is an increase in the media at the moment. I read an article on Wales online about the Welsh government making…

A weekend with baby chicks

“Mum my school having chicks next week”.  “Me too. My class too”  I always like to hear about my sons day in school and my little girls afternoon in playgroup.  When my children talk about their day and are enthusiastic about something, I love to see it. It makes me feel confident that they are…