Crochet eggs for Easter

   I rediscovered my love of crochet around three years ago after I had had my first child, Etta. She wasn’t a sleeper then and still isn’t a sleeper now, so I would spend long evenings lying next to her … Continue reading

The creativity gene

  This is a typical scene. My daughter and stepson sitting at a crowded table covered in art and craft supplies; creating. In fact, my daughter is never happier then when she is ‘cuttin’ and gluin”. It led me to … Continue reading

Mothering Sunday Cards: 4 designs

      Mothering Sunday is the 6th March in the UK this year (middle Sunday of lent). Also known as refreshment Sunday so you can cheat if you’ve given something up! I’ve put together this tutorial to give you four … Continue reading

The ultimate princess dress 

When you have a three year old girl that goes to nursery full time, their social schedule becomes busier than yours. If it’s not play-dates, it’s parties. We are fortunate to send Etta to a ‘posh’ nursery thanks to her … Continue reading

Heart felt bunting

Just in time for St Valentine’s day! So first things first, this is not my idea originally. I saw a picture of a similar thing on pinterest yonks ago but there was no tutorial. Over the past couple of years … Continue reading

“A party without cake is just a meeting.” ~ Julia Child

I make A LOT of cake. Always have. I really enjoy it as long as I have the time to plan and organise (cake nerd) so that I can get the cakes how I like them. Mainly for family and … Continue reading

Placenta painting – the tree of life

   I never realised how truly amazing the human body is until I became pregnant.  I didn’t enjoy pregnancy, I was miserable. It felt to me like an alien invasion. With my first I threw up till well into my … Continue reading

The difficult first post…

So this blog is exactly what it says on the tin. My name is Holly and I am a frustrated creative.

My background is design – I have a degree in product design but I have never worked as a designer.

Instead I have ended up working in publishing (long story I may tell you one day).

“But that’s artsy, that’s a creative environment!” I hear you cry. Alas – I am a supply chain specialist and have been working in supply chain and operations for the past ten years.

Don’t get me wrong – I really love it – it’s problem solving, but if i had a choice I would rather be making stuff – and who wouldn’t!

So in order to alleviate my frustrations I make, bake, craft and create in pretty much every spare waking minute.

My favourite things to make and do include, baking, crochet, sewing, dressmaking, DIY, woodwork, gardening, painting, drawing and generally making things aesthetically pleasing.

I’ve always got something on the go and more often than not I have several things on the go at once (much to my husband’s frustration when he can’t get to the kitchen table).

Over the years I have drawn inspiration from many different people, especially those blogging on the web and so I have started my own blog to try to give something back.

I hope to include some simple tutorials so that you too can make the stuff I like to make (if you are that way inclined)!

Please do contact me if you have ideas of something you would like a tutorial on and don’t be scared to pin, Facebook, tweet or share me in any way you like.

Let’s do this thing!

Hol