December

December came in with a curtain of white, though it was fog, not snow, that hid most of Wales yesterday. Everything has been very frosty and and foggy for the past two days, with -5oC temperatures. A perfect start to December. I’m hoping that the festive weather will encourage me to go out more and take lots of pictures this weekend. I’d love to visit a christmas tree farm, as we used to go when I was little. Nothing says christmas for me more than the scent of pine and getting covered in sap. Although we have an artificial tree, I spent my weekends as a 16 and 17 year old working for a farm shop which bagged and sold christmas trees all throughout christmas. Frozen fingers, bobble hats, dark nights, and twinkling lights made up most of my happier memories in those years.

We’ve had a rather sad November. I can’t go into too much but something, something that we were wishing on stars for, didn’t happen. It’s hard to move on from things when you set your heart on them. There’s no loss, but the absence of good news feels like a loss all of its own. Topped off with my childhood dog becoming very ill, and a leak in our kitchen, it’s made our already glum year end a little more dimly.

Still, it is the best season of the year and we’ve lots to be thankful for. I’ve got some lovely printables to share, and whilst my Nanowrimo challenge result isn’t as I would like it, I’ll still share parts of it. I was hoping to share with you an advent calendar paper manor, but I’ll aim for some village houses and see where we can go from there!

Happy December, all!

Nanowrimo

I’m not very good at remembering dates. Whenever January 1st rolls around, I always forget the significance of the date, and it’s usually a good four weeks later that I remember I should’ve started a diary. So today, when I looked in my calendar, I was thrilled to remember that Nanawrimo has started. Finally, I

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In a dark, dark house

The pumpkins are done, the apples are set for bobbing, the cobwebs and up, and the neighbours are ready with treats. What else is left to do this Halloween? Why, I thought you’d never ask! Today I have for you a printable horror house for your windows, fireplaces, tables, or anywhere else. Just cut the

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Things that go BUMP

Hello, campers! Today we have some amazing printables for you. After speaking to my nephew who, although only three years old, informed me I was seriously lacking a skeleton and zombie, I feel dutifully chastised. So, apologies to the skeleton and walking dead lovers out there. All files are set to print at A3 or

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Cats and Bats

I first met Jenna Lee Alldread whilst working as Art Editor for Pretty Nostalgic magazine. I fell instantly in love with her style. I think I would buy her entire stock up if someone let me. Her illustrations particularly fit with this time of year, with beautiful cats and cheeky bats making an appearance. Honestly,

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Fortune Favours

Since finding Tatty Design’s wonderful world of fortune teller ranges over the past decade, I’ve had a small obsession with tarot-inspired necklaces. Cue Misfit Makes, Norwich-based studio run by Bex. Her influences are taken from all things magical, and you can see her passion for the aesthetic of divination. If you’re less of a Halloween

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You are cordially invited…

Today it dawned on my partner and I that we’ve completely forgotten about a Halloween party this year. Um. Oops. So, in lieu of a proper invite, I decided to whip up a few invites in my favourite style, 1950s hotel stationery. I know. You’d almost think Halloween and mid-century penmanship wouldn’t be an obvious

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Halloween Past

Finding old photographs of occasions is a huge hobby of mine. I really enjoy seeing how generations before us celebrated the seasons, mostly because they did it as well if not better than us, even despite the lack of supplies! Here are a selection of some of the best I’ve found.

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Strange Women Society

I love October! It’s hard to chose which month is best, October or November, but both give me the excited feeling of dark nights, silently falling leaves, and breathing white puffs into the crisp air. Plus, I can crochet to my hearts content and not get boiling hot. Lovely. For October I’m going to try

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Feline Masks

September has finally rolled around, bringing with it my favourite season. There’s something about Halloween, Bonfire’s Night, and Autumn in general that gets into my bones, a feeling of happiness and warmth. I absolutely love it. So, how else better to celebrate than by starting to upload some of my autumn paper treats? I’m starting

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