Quill This

Quilling – the fine art of paper rolling – has been around for centuries but it’s never really been a craft for the cool kids. Until recently that is, and now modern artists around the world are pioneering something of a quilling revival, creating some truly astounding works of art that are leaving traditional quilled cards and invitations behind in their dust.


The Royal Exchange’s A Moment in Time: In pictures

An exhibition of nostalgia is on at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester until April 28th. Here’s a little taster of what to expect.

Monday’s Points of Pinterest: Mad Men

To celebrate the start of Mad Men season five on the tellybox, here’s a very special collection of the best pins on Pinterest. And remember, folks – happiness really is the smell of a new car.

A washi tape how-to

Don’t be wishy-washy with your scarf upkeep. Fashion yourself this amazing washi tape tie rack and give your wardrobe a bit of added pizazz.

Monday’s Points of Pinterest

Never heard of washi tape? Then just where the hell have you been? Here’s a brief Pin-troduction to these groovy little rolls of tape.

Swap-apalooza with Popular Crafts

Every month, Popular Crafts holds a craft swap for handy guys and gals who like to spread a little home-made love. The theme for March is spring, so expect lots of fluffy bunnies, cute chickies and an over-abundance of flowers winging their way up and down the country.

Happy Valentine’s Day, one and all!

Say it with flowers? Pah! Say it with one of these cute Valentine’s Day cards and win your object of affection’s love for all eternity. (Disclaimer – these cards can’t really make someone fall head over heels for you. But they sure are pretty!)

Craft it Forward: Sign up here

Ah, the excitement! My Craft it Forward pressies arrived in the post on Saturday, courtesy of the wonderful Lou over at Ooh la Lapin, so I’m now on the lookout for five people to send something just as amazing to. Join in the fun!

Craft it Forward

Don’t be selfish with your crafty projects. Get to grips with Craft It Forward and share the handmade wealth. God bless us, everyone!

Christmas cards the Black Cat way

This year, I found the joy of recycling all last year’s cards to make new ones. I only made five, but they are darn tootin’ good, even if I do say so myself.