The Stitching, Sewing and Hobbycraft Show starts today at the NEC, Birmingham

An exhibition designed for knitters, stitchers, hobbyists and crafters opens at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, just off the M42.  The event is perfect for anyone looking to discover new ideas, get inspiration and buy craft supplies.  As well as the usual marketplace of exhibitiors the event also hosts a range of workshops and demonstrations. Continue reading The Stitching, Sewing and Hobbycraft Show starts today at the NEC, Birmingham

National Camera Day

We take for granted our ability to capture all aspects of our lives on film or more correctly today in digital format so it seems appropriate to devote a day of the year to celebrating the camera – And let’s face it is a great excise to escape from your desk (or the children!) and grab your camera, ipad or phone and start snapping. … Continue reading National Camera Day

Free Alice Activity Book for Kids

Whether you are looking for some little activity books for a children’s birthday party or to keep the ankle biters occupied at a wedding here’s a free Alice themed activity book for children. A word search, maze and some pages for colouring in or drawing, you could even add a few extra with some of the Disney printables. Alice Activity Book Continue reading Free Alice Activity Book for Kids

Alice Themed Table Decorations

Another couple of ideas for an Alice themed  wedding or birthday party.  These are two to decorate the table. The first are simple name cards or place settings, using the a playing card design.  With the Mad hatters tea party such a central theme of the Alice books I decided to set each guest a tea cup and saucer. The second uses the same templates … Continue reading Alice Themed Table Decorations

Easy to Make Alice Table Runner

For our wedding I made some themed table runners so thought for the Alice party I’d do the same.  I wanted something that reflected the Alice theme but didn’t distract from the other bits and bobs I had made so opted for a playing cards runner. I drew some cards at larger than playing card size.  Mine were close to A6 size, basically four of … Continue reading Easy to Make Alice Table Runner

Make an Alice Table Centrepiece

Whether its an Alice themed birthday party or even an Alice wedding with some cardboard, paint and tissue paper you can make a simple but stylish centrepiece to decorate a table. You start by cut cutting out some leg shapes from an old cardboard box.  Fold the legs at the top as you will need this to fix them to a base. Once you’re happy … Continue reading Make an Alice Table Centrepiece