Since arriving home from Sri Lanka, we’ve been busy getting ready for the holidays. Much of Christmas day this year will be spent visiting our family and friends to exchange gifts. I’ve mentioned how I take extra pride creative gift wrapping before, but this year as I’ll be doing a lot of travelling with gifts I wanted to make sure all my hard wasn’t wasted by just stuffing presents in a boring old carrier bag. So, I decided to be super organised and make my own personalised Santa Sack. I have been desperate to try cutting material with the new Cricut Maker and thought this would a good time to really put it to the test by using everyone’s favourite fabric, FELT!

For as long as I’ve been using the Cricut, you always had to stabilize felt with an iron on stabilizer such as Heat N’ Bond before cutting with a deep cut blade but with the Maker that’s all changed. Now you are able to cut felt using just a strong grip mat and the new rotary blade, so was it really¬† as simple as that?? It really was!


We Visit the Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza… Its All about EWE.

Wow!! We have had a very busy weekend, two wedding fairs in two days and lots of mingling with some awesome businessess and personalities in the wedding industry.

Sunday was the first ever Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza organised by the lovely Sassy of Assassynation, Jo  from the Couture Company and Vikki of Liliia (both of whom will be having their amazing dresses featured on Fashion Friday over the following weeks so keep your eyes out).

And as promised the show was very EWE-nique (see what we did there?). First we paid Victorian Gothic designer Michelle, a visit at her beautifully creative stand, where there was a mini theater complete with all the dresses that couldn’t make it to the show.

Can we just say this is one awesome lady, the dress (not worn) you can see on the left hand side of this picture was made on Wednesday. Yes she really is that amazing at designing and making wedding dresses!