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Home made playdough

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A little faith …

Those who have read my fb page Sparkarella know that I wear the word Fidem tattooed on my left arm.

Fidem is Latin for faith. 

It’s the word I chose as my mantra many years ago. A reminder to always have faith as with all situations “this too shall pass” and better  days will come .

I wear it on my left arm so that I can remind myself when nothing is going right I have my faith left. 

So this cute mustard seed faith bottle craft really struck a chord in me ….

Simply place a mustard seed in a small glass jar.

Screw a eyelet in and attach chain.

Drill a hole to join a wooden disc to the chain and paint, stick or write the word faith onto the disk.

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5 best couple gifts

I’m not a big fan of gift registers for many reasons .

Whilst I understand their function I was brought up to believe a gift is given from the heart and so you should be great full for what you recieve.

I also feel it rude to demand a particular gift and quite uncomfortable for those who can’t afford items on your list.

As for the tradition of asking for cash ….that just makes me cringe. 

Whilst planning our wedding goodies I happened to find some fantastic ideas to gift couples that I thought I’d share with you for if you like me and prefer to just ignore the registery and buy a gift to give.

Couple shirts

These are too cheesey not to be cute. Not sure if I’d personally find them that adorable to wear out in public but they’d be great for a photo or seven.

Personalised scatters

These are my favourite and I plan on having some printed for us. Such a thoughtful and practical way to remember a special day.

Sensory gifts 

Gift the couple a gift to  match each sense.for example sound …a favourite cd,  sight…a photo of them in a cute frame,  smell …a Reed diffuser for their room,  taste …a box of chocolates and touch …a fluffy throw for the bed.

Shell and stone pictures

Make a romantic image by using shells and stones to form a romantic picture. There are many examples online.

Word images

These can be created using free image generators online and can incorporate the couples names and sentimental details.

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Biscuits of love

Most of you will know by now that I’m someone who goes oooh I like that idea and goes with it, often leaving those in my wake to figure out my plan of unsure details, but none the less I get things done …usually the way I invision and like it.

And this afternoon was no exception.

I felt like something sweet and so bear and i went to bake a few biscuits.

Using my old time go to biscuit recipe I made a batch of dough.

After cutting 25 or so biscuits I got the awesome idea of baking papa a love note.

Out came my fondent pens and icing colour powder. .. before long I’d scribbled a primitive stick man note of love.

All that was left to do was bake it …

Because nothing says I love you more than hot biscuits with coffee on a rainy day

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Make a tshirt scarf

Every season I throw out a handful of shirts that I just won’t wear again

 Repurposing them would be a much better idea. 

So this shirt scarf is ideal to turn your unwanted summer shirts into wearable winter warmers.

Simply cut the arms and neck off. Leaving you with a double square of fabric. 

Cut lengths on both the top and bottom edge and knot as above.

Stylish and economic friendly