Archives for April 2015

Shortlisted for the Brilliance in Blogging awards 2015 !

Yesterday was a bit surreal. I found out that Artfully Carin has been shortlisted in the Britmums Brilliance in Blogging awards 2015 for crafts!!! I was scrolling through my Facebook feed and saw that several of my favourite bloggers mentioned having been shortlisted in their categories, and clicked over to see who else was on the list. I nearly spat my […]

4 ways to make your own wooden charms and embellishments

I have been making my own wooden charms and embellishments since I first started crafting with balsa wood. I usually make a big batch of them in one go and keep them in a jar in the craft room so I always have some to hand when I need them. So far I’ve added them to key chains, […]

6 tips for working with balsa wood

I have loved crafting with balsa since I first came across it. It has the lovely look of wood, but is incredibly easy to work with, so is good for a lot of fun projects. But I know most people have never heard of it before, unless they know someone who makes models, so I thought I’d […]

How to make easy wood gift tags

Have I ever told you that one of my favourite craft materials is balsa wood? I don’t think so. The reason I love it is because it has the beautiful look of wood, but is incredibly easy to cut through and turn into something else. The other day I was wrapping up a present for a friend […]