So today was the day I mentally planned to do some kind of diamante pumpkin thing and while my son was at playgroup I got busy. And you know what? It was not good. Too much faff. So I started again. Kept it simple. And I’m much happier with the results.
The other week in our local woods I saw some huge lumps of wood and instantly started planning at least a million tutorials with them. Then my dad kindly reminded me I had no room for huge lumps of wood at home. Boo. However he also pointed out that he had loads of bits of wood at home I could have and I figured if nothing else I would have room for some wooden drink coasters! Go me!
In my dream world that I like to think about after a few drinks, I live in a cottage in a field in Cornwall. I listen to folk music all day and do quilting and my children play nicely outside. Bliss huh? Lets leave it at that! I think everyone has a hankering for luxurious crafts, the ones that make you feel like you’re living that dream lifestyle. Thankfully the blogs I’m sharing this week make it feel like it might be more achievable than you think. (Though if anyone wants to buy me that cottage go for it!)
So, it was BritMums Live at the weekend and I wanted to take some business cards with me. But then I went on holiday and forgot to order any, oops! A quick jaunt into town for a quote which even the sales assistant said was silly meant I was going to have to go without or make some myself and so hurray! It’s washi to the rescue again with these washi tape business cards!
With two small kids I’m always trying to think of crafts I can do very, very quickly. I thought it might be fun to do a tutorial on how to make a tag blanket as I knew it would be something my daughter would enjoy and therefore also meaning I felt rightious in doing some sewing rather than the housework! I did the majority of this while she had a nap and (as she woke up earlier than planned, boooo), finished the last bit after she’d woken up. I think the whole thing took less than an hour which makes this not only a ‘how to make a tag blanket’ but also a ‘how to get stuff done very quickly while your kids nap’!