The Spring Tide Food Festival

Hosted by the National Trust the Spring Tide Food Festival is situated on Hive beach. Although small it has all the best local food producers from wheat flour to chilli salt, from seaweed sausages to homemade gin. It certainly had variety. This is the perfect family day out for Foodies. It is a family-friendly festival…

Upholstering a Chair

Three years ago I wrote a blog post about upcycling, I was painting pieces of old furniture using Annie Solan chalk paint after reading what to do online, I just took the plunge and now my home has a few upcycled pieces. However, this time thanks to my awesome husband my Christmas present this year…

A visit to Higgs & Higgs РQuedgeley, Gloucester 

In January my auntie paid me a visit and she started to tell me about her crafty adventures. Coming from an artistic and crafty family, I was in awe of her achieving a new craft; patchwork quilting. I have always wanted to do this and have one loving made and draped over the end of…

How to make a Lampshade

2015 has been a crafty year for me and 2016 will be no different. With the crafty bug taking a bite, I am certainly hooked. I am also lucky to have one friend who is as crafty as me so together we are embarking on crafty adventures with workshops and courses around Gloucestershire. Our first…

Upcycling

I started upcycling old pieces of furniture after seeing a La De Da in Montpellier chalk painting furniture. Little did I know it would grow into a hobby. I was given an old toy box which was in desperate need of TLC, I purchased my first can of Annie Solan Paint without planning or thinking…