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 […]

Over to you: 2014 reader survey

I have been thinking a lot lately about what I’d like to do with this blog. The kids are getting older, Aoife is about to go into juniors and Kirby preschool, and I’d like to bring the focus of the blog back to family friendly arts, crafts and creative pursuits. Their stories are no longer […]

I’m going to Britmums Live 2014

I’m going to my first ever blog conference in June- Britmums Live. I’m really looking forward to it, even though I’m a little bit nervous too. I’m especially looking forward to meeting some of the wonderful bloggers I’ve connected with online since I joined last year. I just missed out on the 2013 conference and […]

Happy Holidays!

Wishing you all a happy and peaceful holiday season!  Thank you so much for your support over the last year! I’m so grateful to have you all in my life. and can’t wait to share a new year with you. I have some exciting things planned and hope you come along for the ride. Lots […]


Yay, you’ve made it over! I’m so happy to see you here! I am so excited to finally be able to share with you the big project I have been working on lately… a brand spanking new blog! So… A huge welcome to Artfully Carin! I hope you’ll like it here. I am so excited […]

Look what I won!

I had such a good mail week last week, getting envelope upon envelope of sweet pretties from fellow bloggers. I felt like I’d won the lottery. The ATCs I got back from the swap will have to wait for another day though. Today I want to show you what I got from Helena over at […]

6 reasons I love Pinterest

A note to anyone who comes across this now that Pinterest has been around a while. This post was written when Pinterest was very new,  so the information is outdated.  How times have changed.  I’m pinning. Are you? I tried to resist, I really did. I thought Pinterest was just another time suck, and that […]

1st blogaversary and giveaway winner

When I wrote my first post a year ago today, I didn’t have a clue how true my words would turn out to be. I just knew I wanted to move away from having cross-stitch as my only real crafty/ creative outlet. I secretly dreamed of returning to my youthful passions of drawing and painting, delving deeper […]

Blogoversary Give Away

In just under two weeks, on September 26, my baby blog will turn one. In honour of her first birthday I’m also very happy to announce my first ever giveaway.    One winner will receive the following: :: 2 moleskine books (1 sketchbook, 1 watercolour notebook) :: 5 sheets mulberry paper in assorted colours (tan, cream, green, lilac, […]


  Hi there and welcome to Created with Love! I am Carin (37), a Swedish expat in the UK, wife to Alan, mother to Aoife (our soon to be 3 year old girl), and crafter of many a thing. My craft of choice for the past 15 years or so has been cross-stitch. For my […]