16 Jun 10

Getting crafty for Fathers Day

Dads are difficult, for some reason mothers day is easy perhaps its something about being the same gender. New shoes, a handbag, trip to the spa all these things are great for Mums but what about Dads?

I’ve got my fathers day just about wrapped up but if you’re still struggling for ideas heres some great craft tutorials of things you can make yourself. Handmade always means more, perhaps its not as expensive but you put in the time and effort to make something just for Dad.

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9 Feb 10

Be a crafty valentine

Its almost valentines day, this year its on a Sunday and I thought what better an excuse to get a bit crafty. Unfortunately because my other half will more than likely read this blog I’ll try not to give away any of my valentines secrets!

Valentines day dates back to the 18th century in the United Kingdom and the 19th century in the United States. Its often referred to as a ‘Hallmark holiday’ – one thats designed to push product rather than declarations of love.

Its often associated with romantic love and more often than not unrequited love. In other countries its also a time to show appreciation to your long suffering friends!

In trying to buck the trend of stuffed animals holding hearts heres some of my favourite crafty items some of them you can make yourself and others made by someone else.
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