• Honey Bee embroidery
    crafting

    Makebox – Bee Kind embroidery Review

    I’ve been seeing Makebox advertised for a while and when I saw the Makebox Bee Kind embroidery kit, I knew I wanted it. I was super happy when I got it for a birthday present and could get started. The kit contained everything needed to make 2 embroidery pictures, one of a large glittery bee (Honey Bee) and one of a posy of flowers (Rosey Posey), including felt backing and string so these can be hung on the wall in their hoops. There was also a sweet Bee Happy postcard to embroider. The instructions were short and straightforward. The charcoal paper was easy to use to transfer the picture to…

  • blue cover with girl who has lost her ears
    children's books

    The Girl Who Lost Her Listening Ears

    My first children’s book is published! Please click here to order a copy of the Girl Who Lost Her Listening Ears. This is a humorous story about a girl who loses her listening ears. She retraces her steps from the previous day but can she find them? With craft inspired artwork, this is an original story that adults and children can enjoy together.

  • mosaic splashback in white and blue
    crafting,  upcycling

    Mosaic Splashback

    After my son smashed one of my favourite mugs, I couldn’t bear to throw the pieces away. So, I began to collect any broken crockery that I particularly liked, mostly in blue and white with the thought that I’d do something with them some day. That day came when discussing what to do about a splashback. Here was an opportunity to use up my beloved smashed cups and plates and create a unique mosaic for the kitchen. First, I cut an offcut of plyboard to size to fit the space between my cooker and the extractor fan. Next, I started to place pieces of ceramic on it and soon realised…