Stitch 'a' long

We all know stitching is as old as the hills. Not only does it have its place in the record books through the making of garment essentials but it has a firm place in history as a decorative art.Through many a stitch, some of the greatest pieces of artwork the world over have been created by talented stitchers. What we really find exciting is the trend to replicate absolutely anything through stitches, with nothing too strange to put a needle to. How lovely is the simplicity of this paper plane project created by the girl herself Little Lovelies By Allison  

Make a rosette tutorial

There is something so darn charming about roses, whether they are crocheted, stitched or made from fabric. We’re really pleased to show you today a really lovely tutorial by Linda over at Craftaholics Anonymous.Thanks Linda.This lovely little rosettes are so cool and are the perfect adornment for headbands, hair clips or why not make a teeny tiny one and pop it on a ring.  

and the winner is…

We had literally hundreds of entries for the Jane Foster doll comp and were we surprised – er no! Jane Foster is a wonderous artist and designer and we totally love her work. In fact we are totes gutted we couldn’t enter.

So thank you to all of you that entered our fab comp and we are delighted to announce that we have picked a winner…Mollie Makes style drum roll please…

Congratulations Catherine Johnstone you are winner!! Whoop whoop!

Hello! I’m Tilda and i belong to Catherine!

Look book! Creative Walls

Whether you rustle up beans on toast from your basement flat or cook your supper on a rusty Rayburn in your country pad, your home is your castle. A book shelf always speaks a thousand words but don’t let your conversations stop there. Adorn, hang, stick up and pin, the walls of your home are just waiting for to document your goings on, real life scrapbooking. Catalogued clutter is cool.

Creative Walls – How to Display and Enjoy Your Treasures collections is a ‘living Pinterest’. This new book by Geraldine James applauds hoarders like us and says it’s ok to collect, it’s what you do with it that counts.