Easy to Make Advent Calendar – FREE Printable

This advent calendar is easy to make and looks great – especially if you’re opting for a simplified colour scheme. Start by printing off the templates for the pockets Once you have all the pockets cut them out  and attach double sided tape to the flaps.  Before you peel the tape fold the pockets into shape.  Once scored peel the tape and make up the … Continue reading Easy to Make Advent Calendar – FREE Printable

Tea Advent Calendar – Free Printable

As we head towards the festive month it’s time to sort out advent calendars.  This year I’ve decided to make one to open at work as well as home so decided to create a Tea advent, perfect for that mid morning break. To make all you’ll need is a selection of different teas, paper, access to a printer, double sided tape, scissors and something to … Continue reading Tea Advent Calendar – Free Printable

Inside Stories

At the weekend we headed over to Compton Verney for an autumn walk around the grounds and to visit the Quentin Blake exhibition. If you live locally I’d definitely recommend it for a day out.  The exhibition itself is beautiful, several rooms displaying his illustrations and a video room showing the master at work.  A very relaxing couple of hours and it’s great to see … Continue reading Inside Stories

Handmade Paper – a Tutorial

I found a children’s handmade paper kit in the Works recently so thought I’d give it a go, especially as I often use handmade paper for wrapping and cards. You start with shredded paper, I used some newspaper from the recycle bin for the first sheet and added some strips of red tissue paper to add colour.  Pour 150ml of water into a jug and … Continue reading Handmade Paper – a Tutorial