My dramatic pouffe making Monday

So I bought another craft book, shocker I know. This one is called the Makery by Kate Smith and it’s brilliant. After a quick twitter search I found that she runs a little craft café in Bath so if anyone is ever in that area please go check it out for me. As I’m obsessed…

Upcycle your dolls! – Tree Change style

I used to be in to dolls in a big way. I’m talking Barbie dream house, sports car, Bratz cafe, the whole shabang. I thought they were gorgeous and glamorous and I wanted to be just like them when I grew up. But why oh why do the dolls we give to kids have to…

Bom bom bom, shake your pom pom (banner)

I’ve been seeing these everywhere recently, selling for actual money! Why oh why would you buy one when they are so easy to make? Pom poms were a staple make when I was a girl guide, so please forgive me if by telling you how to make them I’m stating the obvious. I used some…

When cross stitch says it so you don’t have to

I was always put off cross stitch by the twee and irritating designs I saw online and in craft stores. Why would I want a limp stitched bear carrying a heart or a shaggy stitched dog staring at me from the wall? I had almost entirely written off cross stitching, but then I found it….

Hello Interweb!

I’m Emily Bishton, bookworm, communications person, Gilmore Girls super fan and keen crafter. I’ve been wanting to start a blog for ages now, but to quote my lovely friend Skye ‘every twat has a blog these days’. This is so true, especially for craft blogs. The internet is chocca full of them, but here’s another!…