Wow, it has been such a long time since I actually wrote a blog post. It probably seems like I've completely forgotten about my lovely little bit of the internet but in reality my mind has been full to the brim with ideas and I've been beavering away designing and creating a new site for ISOSCELLA.
No doubt, Blogger has been good to me over the years. Google Adsense approval was a breeze, you can easily sync with Google Analytics and the user interface is intuitive. But as I approach my final year of the Doctorate and quite possibly the end of my 23 years in education (I'm not even exaggerating), I'm getting to the point where I want to spend more of my free time focussing on this blog, my art and on crafts. And who knows, with all that time, maybe I'll have time to make enough stock to have my own stall at local craft fair...!
I love how easy Blogger is to use, but call me a perfectionist, I want a bit more freedom and flexibility to create blog posts that look and feel exactly how I want them to. So, in a bid to do this, I've spent the last 2 months (in between essays and deadlines) creating this website on Squarespace. Although a lot more expensive than Blogger, Squarespace is a drag and drop blogging platform which I'm hoping will give me the flexibility I'm after.
I'm really pleased with how the blog is looking now. I'd love to hear what you think - so please do leave me a comment below - it will be my very first on here after all! :)
On with this next adventure... do come and join me on it!
The beginning of a new year is always a great time to get organised and start planning for the days and months ahead. If like me you like to have all your important letters, dates and reminders out on display to keep you organised, then you are going to love this easy and pretty triangles noticeboard tutorial!
January is the time to get organised and plan, and having a calendar really is a must. I've always loved using printable calendars but this year, given my new found free time, decided to make my own and share it with you!
Happy Friday! It's been far too long since I did a Five Faves Friday post and what better way to get back into it than by sharing some art prints that I've been loving recently!
It's the new year and that time again when we all inevitably reflect back on the year that has just ended. Last year, I really enjoyed sharing my top DIY projects from 2016 and so this year I thought I would again share my 10 favourite DIY posts from 2017!
Christmas is over, which can only mean one thing; the new year is almost here and it's time to start decorating for those New Years Eve parties. If you're hosting this year, you're going to love these quick and cheap origami stars - perfect as a backdrop for your New Years table or as a backdrop for a homemade photo booth!
Still not decorated yet for Christmas? Don't worry, we've got you! With this easy, simple and cost-effective DIY you'll have you tree decorated in no time!
Pillar candles are a staple for my festive fireplace and I love seeing the different ways people decorate theirs. However at this time of year I get through them so quickly that it always seems a bit pointless to try and decorate them. If you feel similarly, then you're going to love these easy reusable candle pin decorations!
If you follow me on instagram, you'll know that with my new found freedom I have been busy decking my metaphorical halls with festive decor. I don't usually put photos of my flat on here but this year I'm pretty pleased with my budget Christmas decorations and so thought I'd share them, and where I got them, with you.
It may technically be November still, but December is just a matter of days away and if like me you like to craft some of your Christmas decor, now is the time to get started. So if you're looking for a cheap and easy way to make some decor yourself, then this DIY paper christmas tree decor may be for you!
Who doesn't love homemade Christmas wrapping paper? It's cheap, unique and theres something so special about receiving a gift in wrapping paper that's been handmade just for you. Though, if you're anything like me, by the time you've done your last minute present buying, there isn't much time left to wrap your presents, let alone actually make the wrapping paper. And that's where having some pre-made handmade wrapping, like this printable watercolour festive wrapping, can be really handy!