Washi tape garland

Did you spot the cute little garland on the advent calendar yesterday? I made it in a few minutes using washi tape (Japanese paper masking tape). You will need: thread washi tape in various patterns scissors Instructions: 1. Fold a piece of tape...
I had actually not planned on doing any Christmas cards in my first year in business because I wanted to focus on developing Akimbo’s general range before adding any special seasonal collections. However that all changed when I was invited by...
You’ve probaby worked out by now that I did a lot of crafting for our wedding. To save you from hunting through the archives, I’ve compiled a nifty little long post summing up all the projects. Accessories   Fabric butonnoiere * Beribboned bridesmaids’ fans * Bridesmaids’ cameo jewellery boxes Decorations Book ring...
I’m not expecting you to have an unused embroidery hoop lying around (although believe it or not I do) but they’re an inexpensive and widely available item with loads of uses. Check out these ideas for starters: Wreaths by Knitting Box and Budget Wise...
I love Christmas as much as the next person, but I have a strong opinion that the festivitites shouldn’t begin until December 1 at the earliest. If it starts in October as the retailers would like, it makes it...
bird mobile

DIY bird mobile

I am taking some time off my regular blogging schedule during the final days before my wedding and while I’m on my honeymoon. Since you will be at home while I am having the time of my life, I have pre-posted some...
Boy do I have a treat for you today! As I allued to on Monday, I was recently approached by Mary & Gabrielle Events to create some stationery for a wedding inspiration shoot by White Wall Photography for The Lane. Enjoy the glorious dreamy photos… Isn’t that last shot...
Felt wreath

Felt wreath

The Man and I have never had a Christmas wreath and I was determined not to go a third year without one on the door. As it turns out we still won’t have one as the shops were all out...
As I mentioned yesterday, my family and I threw a surprise birthday for my mum last weekend. With the ‘let them eat cake’ theme of the invitation, a cake buffet was a must! Oh, macarons, where have you been all my life? I’d like...

Ribbon wands

I simply have too many fun wedding tutorials at the moment to fit into my regular fortnightly column on Polka Dot Bride so we’re going to have a few extras right here. Here’s another one from my own wedding. You will need: Dowels ...