Just a simple creative lifestyle blog post from me today, for two reasons. One, it’s not a how-to – it’s a ‘show and tell’ (do you remember those in primary school?), in the hope it inspires you to be creative yourself. Two, I’m purposefully taking it easy this week and not doing too much work. I’ve had some amazing projects lately, but that’s meant some long hours and extended working weeks – and I know I need to take some time out. When you love your work, it can be all too easy to forget to take much needed breaks. I’m listening to my body/mind and consciously balancing work with relaxation this week, and what better way to action that idea than some spring creativity, just for fun.
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With fun festivities just around the corner, I felt another urge to share a creative project with you. This time it’s the yummy type! Though I said goodbye to creating wedding cakes (my first business) at the beginning of this year  – I still enjoy baking, and thought I would let you in on my own Chocolate and Hazelnut Cake recipe. It took me a couple of hours to make and bake, then a further hour or so to decorate the following day. Whether serving it for Christmas tea, a New Year’s Eve celebration, or even a winter birthday – it will hit the spot. It’s rich, indulgent, very celebratory…and ooh so naughty but nice! Let’s get started…
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My husband and I have been together nearly eleven years, but for some reason we haven’t accumulated many Christmas decorations. This is our second Christmas as a married couple, and I’ve decided it’s time we had some more Christmas bits to make our home feel festive. I will probably get tempted to buy things, but I also wanted to do something creative and make a decoration myself. I get to work with inspiring and creative women in my business, and on some amazing projects that bring me a lot of fulfilment…but sometimes it’s nice (important, even) to remind myself what it’s like to create something just for the sake of joy alone. So, today I want to share a little creative project I made this week. I’ve also created a tutorial, so you too can make a DIY Christmas decoration with hand-painted ‘the stars are brightly shining’ text.
It was quite simple to create, and I’ve even included a free download template* so you can paint the same text design yourself. After all, if I can live a more creative, light, and fulfilling life – then why can’t you?
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It’s about time I did another creative lifestyle post and what better project than some ‘strawberries and cream’ cupcakes to celebrate two of my favourite weeks in the calendar – Wimbledon. I’ve created not just one but two recipes for you (aren’t I nice?) so you can either take your pick and make your favourite or live a little and whip up a batch of both!
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Have you ever looked at a blank wall in your home or office and thought ‘you need some inspiration’? Well – that’s exactly what I did the other day. I was looking at the blank white walls of my studio/office and decided it would be nice to add some creativity and colour in the form of inspirational quotes. I quickly thought it would be a lovely project to cover in a blog post and then (quite excitedly) realised I could even add the finished designs to my shop as digital downloads so you can print them out and add some inspirational quotes to your own wall too!
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These Easter Marshmallow Crispies were so incredibly easy to make. They were also incredibly sticky to make, but easy non the less! There are just six items for the shopping list (five if you just want one variety), and you can mix up a batch within minutes.
I want this blog space to be somewhere inspiring, full of interesting articles and fun posts. For that reason I plan on regularly sharing creative projects with you. Some will be step by steps that you can follow, while others might be a more general overview of a project I’ve created with the hope it inspires you to do something creative too.
With Easter celebrations just a couple of days away I thought it was a great excuse to start with an edible creative project, and to make it even more fun I chose a recipe my little niece and mum could help with too. Three generations all together.
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