Aside from papercrafts and baking, I also love to sew. Up until now all I could really do though was cross stitch and although I enjoy it and am good at it, learning something new is always good! So when I saw the LivingSocial deal for a starter class at SUPER+SUPER in Brighton for £8 instead of the usual £20, I couldn’t say no!
I love my Silhouette Cameo, and think that the Silhouette Store is pretty darned awesome! I was looking through the newest designs (I usually do this every week) and thought I’d share some of my current favourites on my ‘wish list’ with you!
Silhouette have just released a fabric cutting blade*, which I cannot wait to get – I hope that it’ll help me to get more into sewing by pre-cutting the fabric and then all I will need to do is learn how to use my sewing machine! I love the fox and owl sewing patterns 🙂
You can download some svg, gsd and dxf files for free from Daniela Angelova’s blog, but she also has some awesome files in the Silhouette Store, my favourites are:
I love some of the KI Memories designs, my favourite of theirs right now include:
Do you have a Silhouette cutting machine*? What are your favourite cutting files for it?
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I love a good cupcake, but haven’t had the opportunity to bake for a while. However, just recently I invested in some new baking bits, and thought that it was worth giving them a try out!
I usually don’t like using mixes, but I picked up a couple in the US last year as the baking stuff over there is so different! A strawberry cake mix, and a red velvet one. They were heading towards their use by date, so I thought I’d use the strawberry one first after I bought a bag of Marks and Spencer Percy Pig Rosy Noses and had a brain wave! I know – I’ll make piggy cupcakes!
I’m not the most artistic baker, but my cakes usually turn out pretty tasty. I started coming up with the idea of what else I’d do to it…. what I’d use for the eyes, ears, and filling them with jam. The ingredients were gathered, and I started to assemble my piggy plan…..
|The whole process|
They were very delicious and although they haven’t all been eaten yet, it won’t be long until they will! Some might say that these look a bit immature or childish, but I am very proud of them.
Now, which animal shall I do next?!
It’s not an uncommon fact that I love to read. I have a Kindle, but also like books. I never really read magazines much though, only really for the free gifts they’d have every so often.
Just recently, however, I’ve gotten into 2 magazines that are new to me. They aren’t brand new magazines or anything, but I think they are fab and have me yearning to make almost everything in them!
They are both from the same publisher and you can get some really good discounts on subscriptions for them (which I’ve taken advantage of) complete with an additional free gift! I’ll add sub links underneath each of the magazine descriptions.
The first is Mollie Makes, which is a pretty cool and trendy magazine, covering many different types of craft. There are some features with blog links, lifestyle photos, tutorials and patterns, and they give away some fab free gifts. You can subscribe here and you can get a free gift of a jelly roll of Amy Butler fabric.
The second is Cross Stitcher, which from the title you can tell that it is a more specialist magazine, and it features some really cool and younger style of magazine approach. Similar to Mollie Makes, if you will. It contains many a pattern to create some less old-lady style cross stitches, and you can subscribe here-free gift is a selection of cross stitching threads.
Do you read any craft magazines or specialist hobby magazines? Leave me a comment below if you do!
Floral teas have got to be one of my favourite types of blends and when I found Twinings Rose Garden black tea, I just had to try it!