Christmas at the Black Cat flat!

I love Christmas! Here’s how I’ve made my house look festive – and I really didn’t spend much money at all!


O, Christmas tree

None of this pine needles malarkey for the Black Cat. Oh, no – this Christmas, I MADE my tree (from scratch…mmmmmhmmmm…)

Knitting a Christmas jumper by Christmas: An update

Yes! I’ve moved on from knitting a rather dull repetitive pattern to making Norwegian stars. Can I get a woop woop?

Knitting a Christmas jumper by Christmas

Challenge time! I have ten months to knit a Christmas jumper by Christmas. Here’s how I’ve got on so far.

T-shirt pom-poms, how do I hate thee?

Let me count the ways. I’ve tried many crafts in my time, but making T-shirt pom-poms is by far the most annoying I’ve turned my hand to so far. Big sigh.

My Christmas loot

No one likes a show off, I know, but I couldn’t resist posting up all the amazing Christmas presents I received this year. See how spoilt I am?

Gifts in a jar

I thought outside the hamper this year and supplemented my festive foodie offerings with a homemade beauty treatment. Bellissima!

Quick festive fixes

Hip hip hooray for the festive season! Like you need an excuse to craft it up, but Christmas is definitely up there with the best of them. Here are some quick little ideas for making your home look hot in the cold this year.

All Brussels sprouts are good for…

Brussels sprouts are the stuff nightmares are made of. When it comes to eating them, that is. Where arts and crafts are concerned, this evil little green ball actually comes into its own. Big up the Brussels sprout!

Meringue snowflakes? Surely not!

That’s right, folks. I’ve added some meringue snowflakes to my edible Christmas tree – and they’re just so very pretty!