The last few weeks I have been absoloutly none stop with wedding things for our best friend who married her love this saturday. It has been amazing! but I am finally back to normal (be it extremely exhausted, yet alone still ill)
let me let you into a little secret… I have always been super jealous of those people who post pictures of their desk set up, the place where they work, craft, blog etc! I pretty much have a dedicated Pinterest board of all the 1000’s of things that I want to do when we have our own house one day. SO… I am super excited about this post. why? Because I finally own my very own desk, which means I totally have my own personalised working space right now and I am completely loving it.
For the last couple of years, the bed has been my creative space which of course causes obstacles when it comes to things like crafting! So when my wonderful girlfriend spent some of her compensation money on me for a Cricut machine, a desk became a rather Nesacary piece of furniture to own and ofcourse we got one each! YAY.
Having a proper desk to sit up at is a complete game changer for me! I love having a space to be organised and properly creative. So here you go. What I keep on my desk …
Cricut Explore Air 2 There is so much I can say about the Cricut, But I will be posting a review soon on my thoughts so far! let’s just say for now! I LOVE IT.
My Laptop (MacBook Air) I mainly work from my laptop whenever possible I am currently running a few projects from the comfort of my laptop right now!
Pen pot Well Since I own a million pens! I needed an extra place to have some more.
Bendy light My bendy light is a life saver for me when I’m crafting particularly, especially for fiddly things.
Photo frame Every desk needs to be personalised with photos and things right?
Im still personalising my space at the moment. So I would love to hear and see what your guys spaces look like! leave me a message below with what you think I should be adding!
Please note: the following content is not an advertisement or a sponsored post. I have not been gifted or paid to promote this however I wanted to do a review on something I have been enjoying.
Me and my partner have been signed up to The Craft Vine for 3 months now and so far I have been very happy with everything that we have been receiving in our post box.
As someone who is utterly obsessed with stationary, I was really psyched when I stumbled upon Craft Vine through Facebook. I get excited when it comes to stationary regardless.
I used to be a bit wary of signing up to subscription deals but I’ve seriously caught the bug now. Receiving the box has been like Christmas coming every month!
So… this fabulous subscription box includes a variety of themed stationary. It’s so cute! I would highly recommended this subscription to any stationary addicts like me.
This months theme was Japanese, and included lots of pink and florals. It’s safe to say I am very much in love with this box indeed.
I’m so excited that this months box also included a Mildliner I’ve seen these all over the internet and have been wanting to get my hands on these for a while so now I’ve got one. I’m pretty certain I’m gonna be buying some more. They are fabulous.
I love the fact that every box seems to include a variety of washi tape and stickers. This months washi tape is certainly gonna be used up quickly. It’s so pretty.
Are there any subscription boxes that you have a love for? Maybe you are a subscriber to the craft vine as well? What do you love?
So yesterday I mentioned that one of my favourite Smells is Gingerbread at Christmas time, So it’s no surprise that my favourite recipe would be Gingerbread. So today I wanted to share my recipe for the perfect little Gingerbread Men.
What your going to need:
300 g plain flour
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp teaspoon nutmeg
125 g unsalted butter
100 g soft light brown sugar
3 tablespoons golden syrup (optional) – Ive found that if you haven’t got any golden syrup then it hasn’t ruined the recipe!
What to do:
First things First, Dont forget to turn that oven on and Preheat to 180, Im terrabile at forgetting to turn the oven on, make sure that the oven has plenty of time to warm up, or your little ginger men will be too soft! Once thats done, line 2 baking sheets with baking paper.
Now to get started with the ingredients, In a large bowl combine the flour, bicarbonate of soda and the spices. Mix those together, so they are evenly spread, but dont worry to much because your be mixing these again shortly!
Melt the butter, sugar and golden syrup in a pan over a low heat, make sure your continuously stirring and stir until the sugar dissolves, Once you’re sure you have a smooth looking mixture then add it to the dry ingredients you prepared earlier! Stir in until it forms a tough looking dough.
Time for the fun bit, sprinkle some of your plain flower lightly on a clear kitchen surface, and place your dough on top. Roll this out flat but with about a 5mm thickness for a nice Biscuit. Cut out as many ginger bread characters as you like, I would say gingerbread men, but you could have gingerbread snowmen, rudolphs, stars, or anything!. Transfer these to the paper thats led out on your baking tray.
Place these in your oven for about 12 minutes, or until lightly golden. Keep an eye, and dont do my trick of forgetting there cooking till black.
Leave to cool on the sheet for a few minutes – if you want to hang them as decorations, now is the time to pierce a hole through the top of each with a skewer – then move to a wire rack.
Once completely cooled down, its your choice, ice the gingerbread men and decorate with sprinkles, sweets and edible glitter or what ever you fancy.
These go nicely with a nice hot choc!
So If you’ve had a go Id love to see pictures of your Gingerbread, so leave me a message through my facebook page here.
I couldn’t resist when I discovered this form of simple scrapbooking. Project life is my current addictive hobby that I am loving. Simple walleted album pages, with slots for these cute little card things, some have simple pictures and quotes, others just give me a space for journalling.
So Ive began putting a few of my favourite photos in with some of the cards….
And I treated my self too this expensive folder and my card collection is already growing 😉
Now Im even more inspired to take photos every day!