MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU! (… and because I’m full of the Christmas Spirit, here’s my first little competition/giveaway!)

**COMPETITION NOW CLOSED** Simply leave a short comment on this post to consider yourself entered in the running for personalised printables, designed just for you :). Merry Christmas! It’s Christmas Eve and I am super-busy getting the last of the preparations done before tomorrow’s parties (yes, more than one!)… and I really wasn’t going to […]

SIMPLE HOLIDAY-THEMED CHEVRON BUFFET LABELS (another little printable gift to you)

And hot on the heels of the thank you tags and hot chocolate jar labels, come the quasi-retro chevron buffet labels! Designed for an Advent-themed crafting night supper I held for the girls three weeks ago (on the other side of the planet from where I now sit and type!), my original buffet labels had all […]

SIMPLE HOLIDAY-THEMED CHEVRON THANK YOU TAGS (a FREE downloadable printable for you)

Having whipped these up quickly to compliment the labels I’d already created for my Christmas hot chocolate mix jars, I thought I’d share them here (a little pre-Christmas gift) in case anyone is searching for a simple holiday-themed printable thank you tag. My previous thank you tag post with free downloadable template continues to get […]

“NICE” REFINED SUGAR-FREE APPLE PARSNIP GHOST & MUMMY CUPCAKES WITH “SLIGHTLY NAUGHTY” VEGAN BUTTERCREAM (plus Halloween/All Souls’ round-up with links to recipes & FREE templates!)

Halloween, Dia de los Muertos, All Hallows’ Eve, Alla helgons dag/All Saints’ Day… yes, it was a big weekend for many people around the world. Here in Sweden, the “American version” of Halloween is a relatively new celebration, and not one as yet embraced or understood by all Swedes. Case in point, my husband’s grandmother called from the […]

THANK YOU TAGS FOR PRETTY GIFT BAGS (& a free download for you!)

My blessingway/baby shower was yesterday (it was lovely :)) and now I finally have time to post about all the projects I undertook in preparation for the day. As there were so many little projects, I really don’t know where to start, but I suppose here is as good a place as any ;). I […]

QUICK BASIC MANICURE

As a new mama, I am rather hard pressed to find “me time”, however I am determined to employ quick, easy and inexpensive ways to take care of myself. These days I may occasionally be seen springing out of the house, cardigan inside-out, bus card between my teeth, sporting a somewhat disheveled side ponytail, pushing […]

BABY’S TOY BOX, PART 2 (AKA cheeky monkey)

Here is Baby’s Toy Box addition number 2; a cheeky monkey (IRL a small plush toy that hangs by the tail from my baby’s play gym). “Cheeky monkey” is something I call my baby sometimes when he gives me a cheeky smile or does something funny. And he loves his cheeky monkey toy. It was […]

BABY’S TOY BOX, PART 1 (AKA a friendly T-Rex)

When I worked as a nanny, travelling around Europe a few years ago, I would occupy some of my time while my charge slept by drawing her toys. When I left the position to return home, I presented her family with a scrapbook filled with photographs I’d taken during our time together and the drawings of the […]