Pinterest Picks – Paper Flowers

September 22, 2014

I recently posted a gorgeous Paper Flower Bridal Bouquet tutorial
by Lia Griffiths, here.

You see,
I absolutely adore making paper flowers. I have Created a myriad of flowers in my time in many shapes, colours and sizes. I just love using the Creative efforts of others as a spur to try a new technique, medium or manner of display.

in the early days of my Blogging,
I would constantly compare my work to that of other Creatives.

A HUGE mistake!

Mark Twain did say,
“Comparison is the death of joy”.

Nowadays, I get such a thrill from seeing
the imaginative constructions of others.

It genuinely inspires me to ‘have a go’ and try my own version
of their beautiful composition.

So feast your eyes on these inspirational fleurs.


Pinterest Picks - Paper Flowers


1. Emily’s Board: paper flowers
2. Kathryn Grady: paper flowers
. Classicly Amber: Paper Flowers
4. Shannon Bell: Paper flowers

 As always, if you do make some of your own spring blossoms,
then share a link in the comments.

I would genuinely love to see what your hands Create.







Calligraphy Letters? No Probs Baby

March 22, 2014

Have you ever wanted to have crack-a-lack at doing calligraphy?

I know that you can get kits and books and heaps of online tutorials.

How would you like a really simple version,
that will get you writing
– yep you read that correctly WRITING –
your own place cards (wedding)
door sign (bedroom door)
or even a title page (homemade recipes)?

Here’s a couple of tutes,
that will show you how just doing it
is all the skills you require.




Here’s my attempts.

Attempt #1

Attempt #1

Attempt #2

Attempt #2


Not so appalling is it?

I panicked,
when trying to think of words to write!

I suppose if I practice a bit
I could actually get good at it.

Will you have a crack?
I’d love to know if you do :D

Sorry just had to share this – it’s just a tad funny!






Personalised Tea Bag

February 5, 2012

It’s a simple idea, takes very little time and can be personalised to meet everyone’s taste. Ooh . . . I love it when a plan comes together : )

Print, cut, staple

Here’s a simple gift to give someone who may need as little as a cup of tea to have their spirits lifted . . . by you.

Or use it on Valentine’s Day or Mothers’ Day or for a birthday surprise!

Here’s a free downloadable template. Personalised Tea

Have fun :)

Where have I been?

January 23, 2012

For the past week I have been flat out getting ready for the Old Broadwater Farm Wedding Expo.

I’ve thrown some quick photos up @ PerfectDIYwedding blog. Go check it out :)

Pia woz here

Today’s Sign

January 20, 2012

I had to remind all my peeps. If you’re in the South West at ALL this weekend, come and say hello @ the OBF Wedding Showcase. I’d love to give you hug, wave or slap on the patootie (your choice).

FYI – There is a licensed bar . . . if you need an incentive :)

My sidewalk blackboard for today and tomorrow :)

A Wedding Expo with style and a whole lotta pizzaz

January 18, 2012

I am attending the Old Broadwater Farm Wedding Showcase this Sunday & I have to admit, it looks a tiny bit AWESOME.

There’ll be live bands & DJ’s, fashion parades (what woman doesn’t love looking at wedding dresses – seriously?!?), workshops (by moi), giveaways, exhibitors (obviously), tastings and sooooo much more.

I’m a cited (that means I’m so excited that I can’t talk proper :)


As I have so much free time . . .

September 28, 2011

. . . I have decided to launch a new blog. The Perfect DIY Wedding blog.

Hopefully the name says it all.

 I’d love to read your comments about it.

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