On turning daily life into art

on turning daily life into art

Blog posts on Artfully Carin may contain affiliate links to products or services I think are awesome. For more information, see my disclosures page.. Thank you so much for your lovely, supportive comments on last week’s post! They were so encouraging. Thank you! Today I thought I’d ask you what turning life into art means to […]

Blog plans for 2015

blog plans 2015

Hello my lovelies and happy new year! I hope you had a great break. Mine was so relaxing. I think I had a nap on the sofa every single day over Christmas and New Year, which was just what I needed, then spent a wonderful week catching up with my mum when she came over to celebrate Kirby’s […]

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas 2014

I would like to wish you a very merry Christmas and a fantastic, creative new year! I’ve struggled a bit with my health lately (which is why I haven’t been around much this autumn), so have decided to take a couple of weeks off to recover and recharge. I will be back bright and early in the new […]

How to make an easy personalised gift tag

how to make easy personalised gift tags

I love a beautifully wrapped gift. To me, it’s another layer of thoughtfulness. It doesn’t have to be all that fancy, just nicely done, but a great gift tag can really finish it off. I adore tags. They’re unassuming, but full of potential. They don’t take up much space, don’t cost much, and can dress up […]

10 great apps for creative mums

10 great apps for creative mums

There are tonnes of apps out there for all kinds of situations. It can be hard to find the right ones for you. I have found most of mine through word of mouth and personal recommendations, so today I thought I’d pass it on and share 10 great apps for creative mums. I use these […]

Scandinavian woven hearts placemats

Scandinavian woven hearts placemats

It’s November! It’s okay to make and post Christmas crafts openly now, right? For the past few years I have made felt ornaments for our tree. This year I fancied doing something a little different, and adapted a traditional Scandinavian Christmas craft, woven hearts, and turned it into placemats. Scandinavian woven hearts are usually made from paper, […]

Autumn on Artfully Carin

Autumn on Artfully Carin

Hi lovelies, Thank you so much for all your wonderful responses to my reader survey back in May! I’m so grateful to each and every one of you who took the time to respond. You were so sweet and supportive. I took my time this summer to think over your answers and work out the new direction of the […]

Organising photos for the creative mum

organising photos for the creative mum

Hi, hope you had a lovely summer. Mine just flew by. I spent a few early mornings last week editing and organising photos I took over the summer and was so glad I had a system in place. I could just launch in and get it done, then go out and enjoy my day (and take […]

Using value scales to improve your drawing skills

using a value scale to improve your drawing skills

When I started working on my realistic drawing skills earlier this year, all my drawings were a little “off”. After reading The Big Book of Realistic Drawing Secrets, I started using value scales to help me see the value changes in my reference photos a bit better, and it helped a lot. It seems a lot […]

Reflections on Britmums Live 2014

Reflections on Britmums Live 2014

On Friday 20th June, I travelled down to London to spend the next day and a half with 700 other bloggers going to the blog conference Britmums Live 2014. I had an amazing time! I’m lucky enough to live fairly close to London, so I didn’t have to drag myself out of bed at the crack of […]