It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of Christmas. I adore all the traditions, I love the build-up and that bubbly feeling of excitement. Fairy lights! Candles! The tree! So much magic and sparkle. So when Teri from The Lovely Drawer approached me way back in September with her idea of a creative Christmas collaboration called ‘The 12 Styled Days of Christmas’ with West Elm, I jumped at the chance. The project? To get 12 bloggers to style up a Christmas table top, and post the results throughout the first 12 days of Christmas. Our kitchen table is where… View Post

Next weekend is the first Sunday in Advent, and there’s still time to make your own Advent calendar. We always have a handmade calendar, and rather than fill it full of gifts, we opt for a different Christmas activity each day. I’ll share our Advent activity list later in the week, but first I’m going to share how to make a simple advent calendar out of copper pipe – perfect to tie in with the copper trend that’s still going strong. Materials: 15mm copper pipe (I used 24inches in total) 15mm pipe cutter Wooden rod (this is actually borrowed from… View Post

I have Christmas craft projects stacking up, and it’s probably time to face the fact that I’m not going to have time to make them all this year. Luckily I can head over to Etsy to buy decorations that are still handmade, just not made by my fair hand. All of these ten decorations are things I’d choose to adorn my own home with over the festive season. Etsy product details 1. Merry Christmas vintage card banner by AmyKristineVintage, £6.31 plus postage (from US) 2. Felt Christmas tree decoration by JessQuinnSmallArt, £14.50 plus postage 3.  Winter Christmas town paper decoration… View Post