• Crafting,  Cricut crafts

    Design Space sets to help organise your pantry

    When buying your Cricut there’s a rite of passage, and one of them is that you have to use vinyl to label everything in your house. There are plenty of TIKTOKs that take this to another level, but on a whole it’s one of the easiest first crafts or first activities that you can do with your machine. As I mention in other blog posts, I have a maker, but this can be used with any machine. Although Design Space is £7 a month, I personally don’t use it enough, and this is something that I’m trying to use more, however they don’t make it easy to find amazing templates…

  • Crafting,  Faux leather crafts

    Bow templates: Want to know where to buy amazing bow templates from?

    Let me guess, you’ve found some free bow templates which are amazing, you’ve used the design space templates, but you want more. This is how it starts, you’ll end up buying tonnes of templates, but it’s well worth it. These templates all come with commercial licensing and take your bow making to the next level. There are so many templates and designers out there, but here’s some of my favourite ones Maisie Moo Designs bow templates Probably the most talked about designer on my Tiktok. Not only is her customer service just amazing, her designs are out of this world. She honestly is so talented and answers all your questions.…

  • Crafting,  Cricut crafts

    Cricut tips for once you’ve taken your out the box

    I’m not exaggerating when I say the first month of owning any cutting machine (whether it’s Cricut or not) will test you. There are plenty of times that I thought maybe this isn’t for me, maybe I’m just not this kind of crafter. Stick with it, you will get there, but for now here’s some tips that changed how I crafted. If you want more tips straight to your inbox, sign up here. What should I make? There are plenty of websites, youtube videos, tiktok videos and facebook groups that can help you figure out what items you’d like to make, but if you’ve bought cutting machine it’s likely that…

  • Crafting,  Cricut crafts

    Cricut (hand drawn) Christmas Cards

    Each day I am going to try and create at least one item using my Cricut. The aim is to find ways to use it that I haven’t tried before. Whether this be for Christmas crafts, or just things to brighten up our home I’m hoping for a handmade Christmas. The first thing I decided to make was a Christmas card for my Mum. She’s a care worker and loves Christmas so there’s a fair few crafts coming her way this year. Here’s what I used Cricut maker fine point pen in black Heavy cardstock (mine was from Hobbycraft but you can pick anything you want). Strong grip Cricut matt…

  • Crafting,  Faux leather crafts

    5 fabrics that I love to make bows with

    Hair bow making started off as a hobby for me. Shortly after I started making hair bows, I even decided to start an Etsy store (and it was a great learning experience!). Creating my own Etsy shop and getting my first set of sales really pushed me to go beyond my comfort zone and improve my bow making further! What I have learnt is that there are tonnes of different bow-making fabric available. Some make perfect bows but you might not enjoy working with them. Alternatively you could find a fabric that isn’t quite right for bows, but you love the way the fabric feels, which is how I started…

  • Crafting,  Faux leather crafts

    Tips to get the most out of your faux leather

    It’s no secret that having a hobby can cost you a fair amount of money, especially if you have a bit of an addiction to it. As creatives, we like to spend as little money as possible on things. And it’s possible to spend a lot on your hobbies and interests – especially when a lot of templates aren’t created to work with other templates. Here’s some tips to get the most out of your faux leather. Try and create a couple of items at once By creating a few items at once, you’re able to use design space to rotate templates to cut out as much as you can…