Sewing Sunday: DIY Tote Bags

Sewing Sunday: DIY Tote Bags

Ever since I first thought of making these tote bags as Christmas table favours I’ve been dying to blog about them, but I didn’t want to risk spoiling the surprise for my family. Now it’s 2016 I can finally post about these babies!

This Christmas, inspired by my bestie Beth who handmade all of her gifts to people, I decided to make each of my family members a personalised present just for them. Since the government introduced a 5p charge for single use carrier bags, I’ve found that there’s no such thing as having too many reusable shopping bags. Therefore, I thought it would be a nice idea to make everyone roomy, strong, reversible but compact fold-up tote bags.

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Last Minute Christmas Gifts with Amazon Prime

Last Minute Christmas Gifts with Amazon Prime

In case you hadn’t noticed, it’s nearly Christmas! It’s a busy time of year, and it can be really easy to forget someone off your Christmas list until the last minute. Thankfully, if you haven’t finished your Christmas shopping yet, Amazon Prime is here to rescue you – beat the mad Christmas Eve rush at the shops and finish off your shopping from the comfort of your own home. All of the picks in this post are £20 or less, and are eligible for free next day Amazon Prime shipping. You have until 4.30pm today to order the Sleek palette in time for Christmas Eve delivery, and until 7.30pm to get everything else. So… on your marks, get set, SHOP!

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Holiday Souvenir Ideas That Aren’t Useless Junk

Holiday Souvenir Ideas That Aren't Useless Junk

Greetings from Spain!

For those of you who haven’t been keeping up with me on Twitter, I’m currently on holiday in Spain and I’m absolutely loving it! Ten whole days of shopping, relaxing on the beach and swimming around in my new bikini – oh, and a bit of blogging too!

Being on holiday has got me thinking about souvenirs, and what I should be bringing back for myself, my friends and my family. I love to bring back little mementos when I go away, and it’s a great way to share your enjoyment with your loved ones, letting them know that you didn’t forget about them when you were on holiday. However, it can sometimes be difficult to think beyond the typical crap sold in tourist trap shops. Everywhere I look I see tacky little souvenir shops selling keyrings, ashtrays and miscellaneous objects that I can only really describe as tat. I don’t want to bring back a load of old clutter, I wanted to bring back more meaningful items than the offerings of the kiosks just off the beach. At first I was lacking inspiration, but looking around the town of Calpe yesterday gave me plenty of ideas I’d love to share with you!

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Sewing Sunday: Cath Kidston Beach Bag (from The Bag Making Bible)

Sewing Sunday: Cath Kidston Beach Bag (from The Bag Making Bible)

Hello one and all, I’m back with another sewing project!

My parents are the best. Knowing that I don’t really eat chocolate, they decided to get me something much more special as an early Easter present – a sewing machine. Since my mum’s birthday was on April 9th, I decided that I was going to make her a really special present to show my appreciation for the sewing machine.

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