The Creative Craft Show and Scottish Quilting Show, SEC Glasgow

Fancy getting creative in 2018? Then a trip to The Creative Craft Show and The Scottish Quilting Show is a must.

The co-hosted shows are back at Glasgow’s SEC on March 8 – 11 bringing together over 100 exhibitors showcasing artisan, handcrafted gifts, supplies and inspiration and demonstrations for crafters and quilters.

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The Craft Scotland Summer Show 2017 is here!

If you’re like me and like to support local businesses and like unique pieces of jewellery and crafts, hearing the story behind the designs and how the makers created the piece, you’re in the right place. The Craft Scotland Summer Show is back for the 70th Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Designed as a calming escape from the hustle and bustle of the Edinburgh Festival, 33 of Scotland’s most talented makers and designers have been given the opportunity to contribute to the Craft Scotland Summer Show. Continue reading “The Craft Scotland Summer Show 2017 is here!”

Wedding wardrobe complete: from start to finish!

My 3 dresses for the wedding: the Chinese wedding dress, the white wedding dress, and the evening reception dress

The Maid of Honour (left) and Bridesmaid dresses

I can’t tell you how satisfied (or how relieved!) I was to have finished all 5 dresses for the wedding: 3 of my own, the Maid of Honour and Bridesmaid dresses. Continue reading “Wedding wardrobe complete: from start to finish!”

You are a Dancing Queen! Bringing sexy back to your shoes

Last week, I wrote about an unexpected discovery at Sushiya when we were there for dinner. The lady at the table facing me had on the most amazing pair of glitter T-strap heels! I mentioned it to the OH and couldn’t take my eyes off them…until I noticed they had a low, chunky block heel.

I have a thing about the style of the shoes themselves. If it’s a pair of boots, they would be fine with a block or Cuban heel depending on it’s design, but T-strap and Mary Jane heels are something of an obsession for me – they have to come with a tapered/slim or stiletto heel. I scoured high and low for a pair T-strap heels that I can customise into a pair of mood-lifters and eBay did not disappoint.

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All the ways I love you – a DIY project

Last week, I asked Lauren of blog By Lauren Hayley to write a guest blog post for me. Not only does Lauren fight her inner mental health battles, she also tries to help others suffering from similar issues and to try and raise awareness on the issue.

I do what I can in my job to support those with difficulties and/or disabilities, and through my blog encourage others to develop a more open view of what people are going through and to bring words of inspiration to others. I’ve taken a page out of Lauren’s book and made my own Valentine’s day present. It is another 5 days away after all, what better way to give the gift of love by giving them something simple and homemade?

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Get inspired with creativity: the West End Craft Fair at St John’s Churchyard

Every year, the Fringe Festival is one of Edinburgh’s biggest events, the other main one being Hogmanay (Scottish New Year’s Eve celebrations). Without fail, there’s always a West End Craft Fair at St John’s Churchyard on the West End of Princes Street during the Fringe. Apart from the one show I’ve seen so far in the Fringe, I haven’t really had a chance tolook at the programme to see what other shows would be interesting. I seem to always manage to miss the Craft Fair though, so I decided to drop by last week and I was most definitely glad I went.

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