Easy Living Digest

OK, so a guilty pleasure, Easy Living Magazine.

I don’t know why I feel guilty reading it, I guess because I feel it’s like I’m not quite in its demographic yet. It feels like its aimed at people with their lives together, families and careers. I guess I have a career but I still feel like just a kid reading a grown ups magazine. I aspire to have the lovely looking house, the glamourous dinner parties, the fabulous wardrobes, I feel like I am not quite grown up enough yet. I feel like a pretender!

Oh well, I love reading it, I always find a million things in there that I like, often I think “I could make that‘, infact ‘I could make that‘ is what I say whenever I go to any of those cute crafty shops, craft markets/shows exhibitions etc. I’ve been known to jot or sketch my ideas down in my  Moleskine notebook, sometimes I’ve even been known to buy the bots needed to start a project but more often than not it stops there, trapped in my craft cupboard or Moleskine notebook.

One of my aims for this year (I hate to call it a New Year Resolution) is to actually craft more, to go through the whole process. I don’t know what it is that stops me at the materials/notebook stage, I know I have the skills (I’ve made plenty of successful things in the past), I have the time and the means (I used to use my old job as a convenient excuse, but with my new job that excuse no longer exists), then it was settling into a new house (that’s done), my fiance being home (he works away a lot, in fact he’s away for 2 months at the minute, so I can’t use that excuse at the minute), so what I am getting at is that there is nothing stopping me from making all the lovely things I want to make. But before that I should probably get on with the aim of the post!

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February 19, 2011. Books, Crafts, Decoration, DIY, Fashion, Gifts, Graphics, home, Jewellery, Sewing. Leave a comment.

I Love Ribbon!

February 12, 2011. Crafts, Decoration, DIY, Fabric, Favour, Gifts, Sewing, Wedding. Leave a comment.

Beautiful Quote…

February 12, 2011. Crafts, Decoration, DIY, Gifts, Graphics, Quote, Wedding. Leave a comment.

Gift Boxes for Guests

Treat Boxes

http://www.projectwedding.com/wedding-ideas/diy-treat-boxes/8

Ideas for contents

  • Could have honey from the Faulkners Farm?
  • Cornish clotted cream fudge
  • Clotted cream
  • Mini scones
  • Cornish jam
  • Tide times
  • Cornish pasties
  • Stored in a beach bucket
  • Spade
  • Fishing net
  • Crabbing line

 

August 3, 2010. Tags: , , , , . Crafts, DIY, Favour, Gifts, Wedding. Leave a comment.

Custom Hangers

http://www.projectwedding.com/wedding-ideas/diy-instructions-for-wire-hangers

August 3, 2010. Tags: , . Crafts, DIY, Favour, Gifts, Wedding. Leave a comment.

‘Grow Your Own’ Favour

http://www.projectwedding.com/wedding-ideas/diy-seedling-kit-favors

August 3, 2010. Tags: , . Crafts, DIY, Favour, Gifts, Packaging, Paper, Wedding. Leave a comment.

Beautiful Shortbread Buttons

Beautiful Shortbread Buttons, I think I may make some for my upcoming birthday!

 

 

I saw it on http://fortysixthatgrace.blogspot.com/2010/01/tutorial-shortbread-buttons_8809.html but am new to blogging so please excuse me if I have not accredited it properly!

January 23, 2010. Tags: , , . Baking, Cake, Crafts, DIY, Favour, Food, Gifts. Leave a comment.