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Join in with 12 makes in 12 months

Join in with 12 makes in 12 months

I’ll be using 2018 to design and complete 12 makes in 12 months and I want to share my joy of making and discovery with as many people as possible.  It’s really important to me to create a collective experience where we all connect, encourage, […]

Free tutorial for your Mind crafternoon – modern geometric felt Christmas cards

Free tutorial for your Mind crafternoon – modern geometric felt Christmas cards

 In this third blog post on hosting your own Mind crafternoon, I share a free tutorial for these snazzy Christmas cards.  They combine two this year’s big trends: geometric graphic designs and brush lettering.  Enjoy a peaceful afternoon at home or get together a group […]

Choosing your make for your Mind Crafternoon

Choosing your make for your Mind Crafternoon

So here’s the second of my three part blog on hosting your own crafternoon to raise money for Mind this Christmas.  I wrote in my first blog how the main focus for me is getting some friends together for tasty Christmas treats and a natter.  […]

Crafting and mental health

Crafting and mental health

I’m so pleased to be a guest writer on the Mind blog today.  Here’s the post below and link to the Mind website at the bottom. I’m almost embarrassed to admit it now, but before my first diagnosis of depression I didn’t even realise that […]

From novice to goddess – your initiation into the world of the Mind Crafternoon

From novice to goddess – your initiation into the world of the Mind Crafternoon

Amid the hurly burly of the countdown to Christmas, you can create a crafty little haven for yourself and your friends to get all festive with cosy slippers, some classic Wham, mince pies and mulled wine. Tie it in with raising money for Mind and […]

Friendly Forest Folk Garland Kit

Friendly Forest Folk Garland Kit

Fairies and pixies are perfect to entertain and feed little imaginations.  What better way to show your love and support for the new parents than by making and giving a personalised gift.  These friendly forest folk with their neutral yellows, greys and cream would look […]

Please take your litter home – Print me Pretty design entry

Please take your litter home – Print me Pretty design entry

Print me Pretty runs a regular design challenge on its blog for a pattern suitable for printing onto fabric.  It’s so amazing to be able to design your own pattern and then have it professionally printed onto cotton fabric to buy by the metre or […]

THE HUSTLER’S GUIDE TO SHOWSTOPPER BAKES

THE HUSTLER’S GUIDE TO SHOWSTOPPER BAKES

Too busy hustling to bake a cake from scratch? Here’s the Maiden Aunt guide to creating your own “get it down your cake hole and then come back for more” signature bake like a pro.  Tell your friends you just threw it together without a […]

SUCCULENT WREATH KIT

SUCCULENT WREATH KIT

Hitching a ride on this summer’s trend for botanicals, Maiden Aunt brings you a kit to make a succulent floral wreath out of felt flowers.  As with all Maiden Aunt kits, it’s carefully tailored to suit all abilities and so that everything is included.    […]