365 Day Challenge!

Welcome to my Recipes page!

I don’t know about you, but I am a lover of all food – sweet and savoury!

I really enjoy cooking and baking for loved ones and for special occasions. I especially love to use straight-forward, reliable, tried-and-tested recipes so I know my special meals will not disappoint!

Each week I will upload one of my favourite recipes and I only hope that you enjoy using them as much as I do!

Welcome to my Shop!

Hello and Welcome! Thank you so much for visiting! I truly appreciate your time.

I will be updating this page with my favourite “Product of the Week” from my online shop here [link to etsy]. For the specified dates on each post, I will have a special offer on my “Product of the Week” – so make sure you remember to check them out!

I will update you all of any Craft Fairs that I will be attending or any special appearances, features and milestones.

Welcome to my Arts & Crafts page!

Welcome to my Art and Crafts page!

Before long – this will be full up with inspiration, designs and development of my products (available to buy from my Etsy page).

My Creative “studio” is always full of varying materials, colours and textures so hopefully these will be able to brighten up your day!

There will also be a free monthly tutorial to look forward to!

365 Days Completed…

What a rollercoaster of a year it has been!

From a new niece arriving, an engagement and a feature on Noah Scalin’s Make Something 365 – there has not been a dull moment all year!

I want to thank everyone who has followed me and my little challenge – your support has helped to motivate me throughout the last 365 days more than you know! A part of me will miss making my fairies every day but I am so proud of the fact that I managed to complete this and motivate myself to do so.

Thank you to my family for putting up with my constant fairies and my bag full of materials, paints and glitter etc! Your support and patience means so much to me!

Especially thank you to my love – I know you of all people will be very grateful that I have finally finished my 365 challenge! You know that I would have been lost without you being there for me, nudging me when I needed it and encouraging me.

Below is a selection of my personal favourites from the past year. I tried to select my Top 10 but obviously failed miserably – I struggled to narrow it down to 45! Haha! What was your favourite fairy from the year?

Latch Hook Fairy

Day 365 – Latch Hook Fairy

I wanted my final fairy of this challenge to be special. I revisited an old favourite pastime from my childhood – latch hook.

I spent ages trying to create my own pattern and struggled trying to figure out how many different coloured wools I would need before I eventually came across this website which was so easy to use and straightforward and helped turn a jpeg image into a proper pattern and advised me how many colours I would need/how many strands of each wool I would need etc. It was very helpful although I did tweak the design a bit to accentuate some details.

I must admit that I have been working on this for a bit more than just today but I did finish it today! I am very happy with how it turned out.

(The reverse)

Paper Scroll Fairy

Day 364 – Paper Scroll Fairy

My penultimate fairy!

I have used paper scrolls to create todays fairy – this was not as fiddly as I thought it was going to be.

I cut numerous strips of red paper and proceeded to fold, wrap and weave the paper around itself before sticking them onto some pink card using all purpose adhesive glue.

Staple Fairy

Day 361 – Staple Fairy

Today’s fairy has been created by stapling some staples onto paper to create the outline of a fairy before attempting to build it up and layer the staples on top of one another to create the dress outline.