#CraftBlogClub Secret Santa

I am a member of the twitter based #craftblogclub. Craft Blog Club is for anyone who is interested in crafting or runs a craft blog. Ran by the lovely Emma at Life is Peachy it takes place every Tuesday from 7-8.30pm. Just use #craftblogclub to join in! Emma organised a Secret Santa, so here is what I sent and received.

I had to make a gift for Caroline from Tea Is The Answer so I decided to have another go at paper cutting. The phrase “Time For Tea” seemed fitting, so I traced the letters, cut them out and framed it with a contrasting sheet of pink paper. I apologize for the bad photo, its so hard to get good light in the winter!



I received a scented hanging heart, a crocheted rose bookmark and a knitted bow brooch and a fox brooch which is already on my coat =D



I love them all but I particularly love the fox brooch! The builders working on a house in my street also like it… When I walked past they spotted it and broke into a rousing chorus of “What does the fox say?” Lol!

I don’t know who sent me my goodies, if it was you then thank you! =D I guess all thats left to say is Merry Christmas so…


Hayley x

Alice tea party baby shower ideas

This weeks Theme Thursday will be the last one for the foreseeable future, as I am going to move on to a different blog series in 2014. All the theme ideas from the series can be found here. This weeks theme is a little different and would be a real talking point at the baby shower! So here are my tips and ideas for an Alice in Wonderland tea party baby shower.


These invites from Miragreetings are just fantastic! They are personalised and then printed from your own printer. These invites can be used no matter what gender the baby will be and the illustrations are adorable!



While I was doing my research for this post, I stumbled across so many fantastic decor ideas, here are some of my favourites!


I love this idea! Create a confusing signpost, just like in the book, using a post, some cardboard and paint or felt tips! Photo from Hostess with the Mostess


This is a perfect example of how to decorate a table for a tea party! Candlesticks, doilys and pretty flowers, what else could you need? Photo from Tea Party Foodies


How awesome are these!? Unsourced photo on Pinterest but you can make your own card men with a pack of cards and a little creativity =)


Typical tea party food such as sandwiches and cupcakes is all you need! For an extra Alice in Wonderland touch, add “Eat me” and “Drink me” labels.


Photo from Pinning Lynda


Photo from Party Plan


Photo from Saddleworth Shindigs

Party Favours

Simply attach “Take Me” labels to party bags and fill with thank you notes and little treats. Photo below from Anders Ruff