New in Handmade June

Here is your monthly round up of all the gorgeous handmade loveliness that has taken our fancy this month. We are lusting hard for these new offerings from our fave designer makers and this month we have some new additions to the maker party as well as new goodies from our mates.

I am just smitten with the gorgeous subtle colours that Sophie uses for her Embroideries by Junk and Glitter which are now available to be personalised with your choice of initial too! Lush!  Talking of embroidery you need to check out Hello Hooray brand new Etsy Shop, it is filled with fun, colourful hoop designs and an epic pattern to have a go at yourself. If you are off to a festival this summer you need to head over to check out some of the jewellery in Mels Etsy Shop I particularly like this Tassel Necklace by Little Gems by Mel but I also love her wrap bracelets too.  I have shared Sarah's 'Spread the Love' hearts on toast pin before but there are new additions to the toast brooch family including everyone's fave Avocado Toast! Brooch by Rock Cakes. I am loving all the fun patches coming out at the moment, it makes me feel like a girl guide again. Kim's Pads Before Lads Patch by Finest Imaginary is right at the top of my wishlist, you know how important my fur babies are to me. You also may know both H and I are acrylic jewellery fans and I am a big fan of this awesome Unicorn Necklace by Miroo who is also a new to me find! Last but not least my pic of the pins this month are of course these epic Planner Pins by Claireabellemakes!! This amazing spinning Crafty Decision Pin by Fickle Craft Room and obviously Mint Icosahedron Pin by Geo Heaven.

If you fancy a crafty read, head over to check out how Rachel got on with her 30 Create challenge on www.elistonbutton.com and see how she got on with her 30 before 30 challenge. Well done Rachel!

Phew! I hope that is enough to keep you going for another month.

If you are a designer maker and want to have your newest goodies in next months post get in touch and we will add you to our facebook group.

Sammy xxx


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Quick DIY's for Dad

Mini Trophies by andweplay.com // DIY medals by andweplay.com  //  Doughnut cake and topper by ohhappyday.com  //  Kids Wall Art by projectnursery.com         

How cute are these Dad's day treats, any father would be happy to receive these hand-crafted gifts this Sunday. You know we love adding a personal touch to our DIY's and these all have multiple ways to make each one special to your father figure.

These two are my particular favourites though, these cookies are so fun, and you could spell out any word you like, also a great one to do with the kids and let them decorate them. This adorable embroidered letter is just so sweet, a simplified version using your little one's handwriting with a simple 'I love you Dad' would be quicker to stitch up in a hurry but have just as much sentiment.


Rad Dad cookies by tellloveandparty.com  //  Stitched Note by urbancomfort.typepad.com

What do you have planned for the weekend? We are off to spend some quality time with our Dads, hope you get to do the same.

Sammy xxx


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Let's Talk about: Now Blog Conference

Well, hello there! and how are you doing this week?  It has been a bit of a slog over the last few weeks for us with the weather and just time!  Where do the days go I want to know!  I thought that all this extra daylight should help make it feel like there are extra hours in the day, not so much!  

Anyway, that's not really what we are here to talk about, what we wanted to chat about was the NOW Blog Conference coming the way for everyone north of Watford Gap! ha ha.  The Lovely Nicolette from Archie and the Rug and Kimberley from Swoon Worthy with their team of helpers are bringing the wonderful world of blog conferences to all those up North and anyone else who fancies trying out somewhere different to London.

The Venue chosen for the weekend is Victoria Baths in Manchester which is just up the road from the Whitworth Art Gallery - I think I might well find myself there at some point in the weekend!  As if I need any more art gallery in my life! ha ha.  The venue is beautiful, full of Victorian features and green tiles - I do love tiles.   Also, I am super into going to give Manchester all the love after what happened a few weeks ago.

But enough about the interior stuff, what you really want to know is who is going to be speaking!  Well, just this little lot that's who: Sophie Robinson - TV personality & Interior Designer, Emma Chapman and Trey George from A Beautiful Mess - as if you don't know who they are! Igor & Judith from Urban Jungle Bloggers - bloggers and friends who just love plants, Carole Poirot - a Stylist and Photographer and finally but by no means least, Jen Stanbrook - a blogger and Pinterest expert.  Phew!  that should keep us going for a couple of days.

Alongside this, there will be brands to meet, workshops to try out and of course lots of other creative bloggers to chat to.  So a full on Friday to Sunday plan!  Maybe that trip to the Whitworth will have to wait till the Monday!

We are really excited to be going to the event, with our trusty notebooks and planners in hand.  We are also planning to take some secret new things with us, so watch out for announcements on those.  We can't wait to hear what advice and passion we can gleam from other people to enthuse us to make our 6th year of blogging this year into more and more years.

You can pick up tickets for the event over on the NOW Blog Conference Website, which there are still some Early bird tickets left for £90 for the whole weekend! oh yes!

Let us know if you are going to be there, so we can say hello!

H, xxx

Disclaimer: We have been given free tickets to this event and been asked to publisise it, but have not been asked to write anything we do not feel that is true to what we know.  We are really looking forward to this event and will write an honest and open review after the conference.


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