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Crafts, Make & Do

Getting Creative at a Screen Printing and Origami Workshop

Have you ever tried screen printing? I recently got to try it out, at a brilliant screen printing and origami workshop with Flat 102 and Origami Est, at Oh My Cakery in Milton Keynes. So screen printing, origami and delicious hand made cakes all at once, it’s like they made my dream event! Here is a little review, so you can see if you want to try it too! Spoiler alert: if you like making things, you will LOVE this workshop!

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Ava, Life & Style

How to Hold a Homemade Creative Birthday Party for Kids

Ava is eight! It’s hard to believe that this time eight years ago, Ryan and I were sitting at home with a teeny baby, in shock that we were actually parents! This year we opted for a kid-friendly homemade creative birthday party, as she is a really creative kid. We arranged mug decorating, biscuit decorating and pizza making with her best girlfriends. In fact, this is the first year she hasn’t put any boys on her invite list. A sign of things to come, I guess. I spent a long  ...

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Ava, Make & Do

Colour Together Nature Adult and Children’s Colouring Book Review

If there was such a thing, I’d have an A-Level in Colouring In. I did Art and Geography A-Levels alongside English, and would spend a lot of time clutching a handful of colouring pencils. Ava and Thea are following in my footsteps. When the guys at Andersen Press sent me a copy of their latest colouring book Colour Together: Nature to review* I knew we’d love to colour it in together. The illustrator Annie Davidson has done a brilliant job – the illustrations are beautiful  ...

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Crafts, Days Out, Make & Do

My Craft Day at Kirsty Allsopp’s The Handmade Fair

I love craft. It’s in my blood: my mum always has at least five cross stitch pictures on the go at any one time, as well as patchwork, knitting or any number of other projects. My dad calls craft ‘tatting’ for some reason. He doesn’t get it, but I do. Handmade things are just so special, I think they have a bit of a magical quality to them. I have a cupboard full of my own crafts and crafting materials, which include paper cutting, lino printing, embroidery, cross  ...

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