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100 Happy Days

12 May 2014 /

I imagine that most of you have heard of the #100happydays challenge by now, either via friends or family, or through social media. Several of my friends and family are part-way through the challenge and I was so inspired by their photos that I decided to take it on too!

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Instagram gallery: April 2014

30 April 2014 /

Here’s my Instagram gallery for April – a month when lots of cake was eaten!

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Vintage sewing books

27 April 2014 /

I love vintage finds – especially when they are craft related! I have to admit that these were not actually my finds, but Tom’s 🙂 He found them in the second hand bookshop during our visit to Clumber Park a couple of weeks ago, and thought that I would love them. I do, and at…

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Happy Easter!

20 April 2014 /
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Instagram gallery: March 2014

31 March 2014 /

March seems to have gone in a flash! Here are my favourite Instagram photos from this month 🙂

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Flow – Book for Paper Lovers

10 March 2014 /

  I discovered Flow magazine through Instagram – I kept seeing beautiful photos of things that were in the latest issue! Then I discovered that they had issued a special book to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the magazine. How could I resist?! 

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Instagram gallery: February 2014

28 February 2014 /

This month has been another busy one, and spring is finally on the way! 🙂 Here’s my Instagram gallery for February!

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Instagram gallery: January 2014

31 January 2014 /

It has been a busy start to 2014 with lots of crafting, cooking and baking – and lots of my projects have been things that I’ve been meaning to do for ages! Here’s to more next month 🙂 pop over to my Instagram account and say hello!  

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Instagram gallery: December 2013

01 January 2014 /

December was a busy month, but it was a lot of fun! Here’s my Instagram gallery for December 2013 – here’s to more fun and craft in 2014! 🙂

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My 2013 in pictures

31 December 2013 /
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Merry Christmas!

25 December 2013 /

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, wherever you are! This is Roger the reindeer (he doesn’t really enjoy Christmas – can you tell?!) 🙂

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Instagram gallery: November 2013

30 November 2013 /

Here’s my Instagram gallery for November – a month when my blog stats went mad thanks to my Cath Kidston travelling craft suitcase! 🙂 Follow me on Instagram – @somanyclare 🙂

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Winter sun(flower)

24 November 2013 /

I was out and about today and spotted this gorgeous sunflower! This is certainly not something I would expect to see in Newcastle in November – it was like a little ray of sunshine! 🙂

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Instagram gallery: October 2013

31 October 2013 /

October was a busy month for me on Instagram – so many pictures to choose from! These are some of my favourites 🙂

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Holiday Reads

04 October 2013 /

It seems like such a long time ago since the summer holidays doesn’t it?! The heavy rain today reminded me of that, and that I was going to do a short post about my holiday reads. I never seem to get the time to read as much as I’d like to during the year, so…

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Instagram gallery: September 2013

30 September 2013 /

Here is my Instagram gallery for September! For more photos, visit my Instagram page.

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Instagram gallery: August 2013

31 August 2013 /

I’ve really been getting into Instagram recently, and thought it would be good to have a monthly gallery round-up of some of my favourite photos. So hopefully this will be the first of many Instagram gallery posts! If you’re on Instagram, let me know what your username is by commenting below and I’ll check out…

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Introducing…Less Grafting More Crafting!

03 May 2013 /

I mentioned a long time ago that I had begun working on a new crafty venture with my fab friend Daria. Well, it has taken a while but we’re super excited to have announced it to the world today! We believe that everyone should take time out to be creative, and through Less Grafting More…

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National Stationery Week 2013

23 April 2013 /

This week is National Stationery Week, celebrating all things stationery (with an ‘e’) and with the aim of ‘getting Britain writing’. Last year there was a National Stationery Day, which was such a huge success that Chris Leonard-Morgan and his super team of stationery enthusiasts decided to turn it into a whole week – and…

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Holstee Manifesto

15 March 2013 /

Photo credit: If you haven’t read the Holstee Manifesto, then this post is for you. If you have, then it will serve as a reminder to live each day to the fullest. I first read it last year but a friend posted it on Facebook this week and after a pretty stressful week, it…

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Chinese New Year

10 February 2013 /

Today is the start of Spring Festival, also known as Chinese New Year, so I’d like to wish you all a Happy New Year! Many of the students who Tom and I work with come from China and no doubt they’ll be celebrating in style! We are often given gifts to mark the celebration, and…

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Kitsch Christmas Cake

31 December 2012 /

We spent Christmas in York with my Mum and Dad this year, and had such a wonderful time! It was really lovely to relax and spend some time with them. I just had to share this photo of the cake Mum had made – she said she’d decorated it how I used to do it…

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The first post on my new blog!

30 September 2012 /

The first post on a new blog is always a momentous occasion. It feels as though you should say something important and thought-provoking, which is always really tough! I have to say that I can’t think of anything like that at the moment (sorry!) but I am really excited to be writing this new blog about the things…

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