Weekly Event: The Laughing Medusa… ♥


A few weeks ago, I took up the offer to take part in Sarah Lamberts blog – ‘The Laughing Medusa‘ (such a wicked name!). Her blog is built up of all types of wonderful things, such as art, tattoos, skincare, photography, travel etc… All her pages are stunning and I’m very excited to be able to share the interview I did for her ‘Tattoo Talk‘ column.

Please go take a look, write a comment or bookmark her blog as I can tell you, you won’t regret it!


A Sunny Afternoon Read… ♥



A good few months ago, I got given the chance to join in the excitement of this special edition magazine.  All thanks to Shimelle Laine (who is guest editor of this particular edition and runs a wonderful papercraft blog), I was very lucky to get behind the scenes and see what it takes to create such a beautiful magazine, as well as doing some contributing myself. Let me talk you through it, before you go and head to the shelves!

Mollie Makes is a magazine full of DIY tutorials, interviews with fellow designers, craft templates and overflowing with ideas from the kitchen to decor to presents. If you love to get your hands tangled in colourful thread and a glittery mess, then its definitely for you. Every month it is full of different things and new people, so your brain is always getting refreshed and inspired. In between months, you can follow their blog and Pinterest, so you are never without creativity!

In this Special Edition, it is all about photography! Now, if you’re like me who loves to snap away at every moment but always looking for more, its definitely a read. Not only does it cover the technical issues when it comes to photography, ie. lighting, it takes you through how to use vintage cameras for home decor or how else to use a photo instead of placing it in a simple frame, featuring many freelance crafters. What I like about this, magazine the most, is you really feel you don’t have to be a professional photographer to take a decent photo and thats a great message right? Every person can take a beautiful photograph with the right techniques. It doesn’t use complicated jargon or ridiculously long words. In simple photo steps, you are told everything you need to know!

If you are feeling the itch to go and purchase a copy, you can find it from newsagents, such as WHSmiths and if you can’t see it on their shelves, they can order you a copy. However, if you wish to do it from the comfort of your own home, whilst drinking a cuppa’ then check out My Favourite Magazines.

I guarantee you won’t be dissapointed!

paper: pretty paper. true stories. {and scrapbooking classes with cupcakes.}: Two Tutorials :: Floral Headbands and Paper Pinwheels

Floral Headbands was the first project I did for shimelle.com. The idea is I do a practical project, whether it be fabric, stitching, photography… and the lady I work with re-creates the project but in papercraft. It suits all types of lovely crafters out there!

paper: pretty paper. true stories. {and scrapbooking classes with cupcakes.}: Two Tutorials :: Floral Headbands and Paper Pinwheels