How to start a blog to be proud of

how to start a blog to be proud of

So many people decide to start a blog at this time of year when people are making resolutions and setting goals. Blogs are also becoming more recognisable even to people who aren’t usually spending al their time online.  There’s so many reasons why people want to start a blog: You want to write a book….start with a blog You’re making a change in your life…start a blog You’re starting a challenge….start a blog It’s new year’s resolution time and you… Continue Reading “How to start a blog to be proud of”

How to make pretty labels in Word or Powerpoint

how to make pretty labels in word or powerpoint

We all love the gorgeous mason storage jars, and the funky storage solutions we find on Pinterest.  Many require labels.  You might want to paint some chalkboard paint on or buy some stickers, but why not make your own bespoke labels using simple computer programmes like Word or Powerpoint. Why make your own pretty labels in Word It’s obvious to me: You’re not restricted by themes or colours that are on offer You can print off as many as you… Continue Reading “How to make pretty labels in Word or Powerpoint”

How to use your own fonts in Picmonkey

how to use your own fonts in picmonkey - Bubbablue and me

In talking to some other bloggers, quite a few were Picmonkey users but didn’t realise they could pull their own fonts into Picmonkey.  This is one of the great things I love about Picmonkey – that you can use your own overlays or fonts easily. So I thought I’d do a quick run through of how to get your own fonts in Picmonkey. We all know we should be using pinnable images in our posts, and the perfect way to… Continue Reading “How to use your own fonts in Picmonkey”

Easy Easter egg decorating ideas

ideas for decorating easter eggs with Sharpies - Bubbablueandme

We don’t really do a big celebration at Easter.  N gets a few eggs from family, and there’s a big family meal.  Then we try and get out somewhere locally if the weather’s good.  We don’t decorate the house either, but last year I decorated eggs for the first time.  This year I’d been planning to try naturally dyed ones again, as well as using lace to dye a pattern, but decided to opt for an easier method, ie Sharpies.… Continue Reading “Easy Easter egg decorating ideas”

Make a pretty origami flower notelet

origami flower wreath

You might have seen my post on 5 ideas for easy and cheap (or free) paper ideas for children.  At the time of writing I’d not quite worked out the template for this one, but now I can bring you a template to make a pretty origami flower notelet. N received one of these as a thank you note, and I grabbed hold of it because I loved how it was folded.  I’m planning to make lots of these in… Continue Reading “Make a pretty origami flower notelet”

Washi tape ideas – bookmark tutorial

Washi tape ideas - make upcycled folder bookmarks

Months ago I bought some washi tape after seeing some great washi tape ideas over on Pinterest and other blogs.  My intention was to make some bookmarks amonst other things, but it’s only been recently that I got round to finding some time to do it.  Usually when I read books, I just grab whatever bit of paper is around, but it is nice when you use a proper bookmark, especially as then there’s less chance of it being removed by… Continue Reading “Washi tape ideas – bookmark tutorial”

How to make children’s washer necklaces (or medals)

tutorial for washer necklaces

I spotted these really simple fun necklaces over at We Made That, and decided that we’d have a go at making our own versions.  Ok so N’s a boy, but he’s quite happy making these kind of things, and you could in fact put them in party bags if you wanted or have them as an activity at a party. They really don’t take a lot of work, just a bit of drying time.  In fact, I found they needed… Continue Reading “How to make children’s washer necklaces (or medals)”

How to make a crotcheted ear warmer (headband)

crotcheted ear warmer

I’ve just recently got back into crotcheting again.  My mum had wanted to make a blanket for the hospice she’s been looked after in so I’d bought her wool, but then found that she wasn’t going to be able to actually do the crotcheting herself…a bit overambitious of her.  So I’ve been crotcheting a blanket at home, and then while visiting her in the evenings I’ve been crotcheting bits and pieces. Then I spotted a couple of lovely items on… Continue Reading “How to make a crotcheted ear warmer (headband)”