I’ve a lot of ground to make up since I’ve totally neglected this blog for however many months… But here we go…

I don’t know if anyone else’s grandparents are the same, but my nan is an absolute pain to buy presents for. So, as a last resort at Christmas she got a sketch. Desperate times etc!

She opened the present, looked at it and said “lovely, thank you”, then 10 minutes later, “have you signed this Katie? What, have you drawn this?” The penny dropped, bless her! She liked it of course. It just begs the question, how many Christmases can I get away with getting her the same thing?

Sketch of the boy and my nan

Sketch of the boy and my nan


If you’re into graffiti names or slogans, caricatures and cartoon drawings (all personalised of course) then look no further than Canvas Creations. My little boy loves Bananas in Pyjamas, not the most manly, I know, but he absolutely loves his Canvas Creations canvas… and so the award for the best bedroom decor goes to….

Canvas Creations Personalised canvas - Bananas in pyjamas

Canvas Creations Personalised canvas – Bananas in pyjamas

http://www.twitter.com/canvas_c go visit his page ­čÖé

In honour of my husbands magnificent hot chocolate making skills comes the next little creation… #ilovephotoshop


It’s my little’ns 1st birthday very soon… With motivation partly fueled from my love of making stuff & the other being a money saving exercise I eagerly bought some tissue paper from Tesco! Yay! Lets make some home made birthday┬ádecorations!!!!

A few google searches, snips, gluing and folding later and we have some decorations!

1. We have tissue paper

.Tissue paper

2. Abra codabra, we have Pom poms


3. and then we have stuff to hang up!Image

I’ve gone with a safari theme, so with a bit if tinkering on photoshop we have some basic cartoon like animals & a bit of inserting text & we have paperless invites!


Animal safari graphics

Oh & there’s more to come… Some bunting, loot bags, hanging decorations still to be made! Oh the joys ­čÖé

It’s been a while since I last made a card, but with a close friend getting pregnant & the lack of cards available on the market that congratulate both the mum & dad – I thought I’d give it a go! I managed to find some card (stored away for the past 8 yrs) and had a pen. Only trouble is its blue & I don’t know whether it’s a baby boy or girl. That wasnt going to dishearten me though!┬á

I sketched out an idea quickly & 20 minutes later, you have a card! I’d forgotten how much I enjoyed making cards! Although, with my maternity leave coming to an end soon, I don’t think I’ll be making many more. But all the same, here it is:


So here’s the sketch of my little boy finished. I could have done with spending a bit more time on it, but there was a bday deadline! Hubby liked it anyway!


With my hubby’s birthday approaching and with no money’s to my name, I’ve had to scrape the barrel and blow the cobwebs off my pencils. My hubby is going to have to settle with a ‘personalised’ ‘unique’ bla bla bla etc present. However, after 1 and a half hours of sketching, it’s not looking too bad. So here it is, the start of my masterpiece of our little boy. And below that, what it should be looking similar to….ImageImage

Ultimate baby giggle – from the most mundane thing… Funny stuff!

Home made decoration for christening: paper baby booties

Paper baby booties: Too much for a Christening?

Hubby thinks I have far too much time on my hands (which I do to a certain extent) as I’ve made these paper baby booties. Plan is to fill them with sweeties and have a pair on each of the tables at our sons christening. Love it when a plan comes together! Cheap as chips to make too!