Pirate ship nappy cake

A few weeks ago I wrote this post about a challenge I had set myself on Facebook (with the help of my lovely likers!) Basically I asked people to suggest objects for me to make a nappy cake of.

I have already made a lion and a butterfly: 



 Today I picked another suggestion, a pirate ship! I will hold my hands up right now and say that it looks more like a sailing boat… but I’m still pretty pleased with it =)


Bye for now,
Hayley x

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When did you "officially" become a crafter?

This is something that was being discussed on Facebook a while ago. A page I follow (can’t remember which one) posted a status saying that she felt like she was now officially a crafter because she had sliced her finger with a scalpel! 

This got me thinking… Before I started making nappy cakes I made greeting cards and paper crafts. I think the moment I became a “proper card maker” was when I had an accident with my hot glue gun… Well two accidents actually!

First I stuck two of my fingers together with molten glue. To explain how the second accident happened I will have to show you a photo of my desk. Ha it almost looks tidy in this pic!



Look at the wire basket hanging under my desk, my glue gun is on it (the purple thing!) which is fine when it is turned off… You can probably see where this is going…

So back to the story! I glued my fingers together, swore and put my glue gun onto the wire basket while I unstuck my fingers. Problem is when my glue gun is turned on, glue slowly comes out of the nozzle as it melts, without me having to press the trigger. So the glue dripped out of the gun and fell through the square holes in the basket onto my jeans… So I ended up with burnt fingers and ruined jeans! That was the moment that I decided I was a “proper card maker” and a clumsy idiot!

As for the moment I decided I was officially a nappy cake builder? Thats an easy one! It was the day that I realised that I regularly buy nappies, despite the fact I have no children! Haha =)

So I’ve shared mine… When did you “officially” become a crafter?

Bye for now,
Hayley x

Why do you craft?

I was browsing through Facebook last night, looking at the updates of the other crafty pages I follow, when I got to thinking about why people craft. What is it that makes it so appealing? No matter which craft you look at, sewing, crocheting, jewelry making, paper craft, etc there are an army of dedicated crafters who spend hours making products and posting them online. Why do we do it?

Apart from the fact that we obviously enjoy our chosen craft, what are the other benefits? I think they can vary from person to person. Last night I asked myself the question “Why do I craft?” and this is what I came up with:

Personally I craft because:

  • I enjoy it (the obvious answer)
  • It is theraputic
  • I can do it whenever I want, even in PJs 
  • I love making things and being creative
  • It keeps me busy
  • I love being part of the crafty community on Facebook =D
That is my list, what is yours? Feel free to comment with your reasons. I am sure there are also scientific reasons for enjoying crafting, such as it releases feel good endorphins (I have no idea if that is true, it is just an example!) I’ll have to look into it =) I would also be really interested in what the most common reason for crafting is, so please do let me know: Why do you craft?
Have a lovely day,
Hayley x