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I know, the tragic life of bloggers eh? A little while ago I was contacted by Groupon to see if I would be interested in reviewing something for them. As you can imagine this was a very hard decision to make. Is a spa crafty? No. Is a spa nice? Yes. Sounds like a perfect fit to me! And besides, as far as I’m concerned I am interested in blogging about places local to me and what could be better than checking out a local business? It took me about 12 seconds to reply to the email taking Groupon up on their offer, and that’s only because the first 11 were spent by me going ‘woo-hoo!’  View Post

That’s what I tell my son anyway. This week at least two people (at least! That I know of!) have very kindly nominated CraftsonSea in the MAD blogging awards. There is a large part of me that says ‘Not worth mentioning this. I’ll never win because my blog is too small and I only started last March. Have you seen the competition? Those other blogs are massive, MASSIVE I tell you.”

MAD blog awardsBut you know what, AT LEAST TWO people that I know of have voted for my blog! How lovely is that! Out of all the blogs in the world. I should stop giving myself such a kicking all the time and learn to take a compliment. View Post

I am absolutely shattered tonight. Home alone, the house looks like a bomb has hit it, the lap top has broken, I have a to-do list that could rival War and Peace for the word count and a toddler who has decided that bed time is for wusses. So far he’s on two hours later than normal. I’m not convinced its over yet either.

Despite all this, the one thing I really, really wanted to do today was to share my postcard from Team Honk

team honk bakerySorry it’s a bit small. Tired and all that stuff above.


This is a digital postcard sent from TeamHonk (aka the fabulous bloggers behind Mammasaurus; Alexander Residence and Mummy Barrow) during their travels with Comic Relief in Ghana celebrating #goodwork. The Bakery is the Virtuous Women’s Bakery and the money that the women there earn allows them to employ a teacher to educate their children. What’s not to love about that?!

For the past 25 years the money raised through Red Nose Day has been changing the lives of the poorest and most disadvantaged people in the UK and Africa. Let’s Keep Up the Good Work. Find out how at

For other digital postcards please do check out the linky on

Last night I made the fatal mistake of looking at twitter. On it Mrs M was tweeting her post about how she had been to an #imapiece stitch in in Reading and how it had been fabulous. Being of a bit crafty and of a vaguely activist slant I thought ‘that looks nice, wish there was one of those in Southend’. There wasn’t, but being home alone on a Wednesday night means I had too much time to think, so now I’m organising one. Are you coming?

Photo from Mrs M Makes

Photo from Mrs M Makes

The project was started by Sarah from the Craftivist Collective and is supported by superstar crafters Mr X Stitch, Deadly Knitshade and Hilary from Craft Blog UK (what I love). They, along with hundreds of others are working to support Save The Children’s Race Against Hunger Campaign. Everyone is asked to sew a jigsaw piece with a positive message on it with all the sewn pieces to be joined together in a massive jigsaw art installation. Cool huh? You can also make one for your MP to get him to support the campaign and one for yourself. You can read all about the #imapiece campaign here.

Every year, 2.3 million children die because they don’t get enough of the right food. 2.3 million children. Every year. An amount so mind bogglingly big the brain has a tendency to gloss over the numbers. Lets not gloss over the numbers. Lets join together and urge David Cameron to use his G8 presidency in 2013 to tackle hunger and save millions of children’s lives.  View Post

As someone who has a mild addiction to collecting pretty vintage things I’ve found myself with quite a few vintage teacups in the house! As such I’m a big fan of sharing DIY teacup craft ideas here on the blog and these DIY teacup candles are relatively simple to make! Once you’ve got the hang of it you’ll want to make loads and they make great handmade gifts too!

teacup candle tutorial

teacup candle tutorial View Post