Many games, especially outdoor ones, are able to replicated with simple craft skills. This page provides may DIY tutorials and ideas for toys and games to make yourself at home.
The Addams Family movies are amongst my all-time favorites, and the range of bizarre characters which feature in them are ideal for basing your Halloween costumes on! This page offers DIY inspiration.
Water is often viewed as an extremely difficult substance to draw realistically, but I hope that my step-by-step tutorial will make it seem a lot easier!
The flapper girl costume is an excellent choice for fancy dress parties because it's fun and glamorous at the same time! This page offers tutorials for making your own 20's dress and accessories.
If you want to move on from basic jewelry making techniques to more challenging methods such as soldering, hammering and stone setting, this page gives a comprehensive introduction for beginners.
If creating curved hems in your sewing projects is driving you to despair, then check out my step-by-step tutorial, plus tips and tricks!
As a kid I always left the beach with bags of shells, sea glass and all kinds of oddments...but I never knew what to do with them! This page offers you loads of DIY ideas for your beach finds.
A review of trackball computer mice, with a list of advantages and disadvantages.
Sketching outdoors, whether you are travelling the world or just sitting in your garden, can present new challenges compared to when you are indoors. This page offers useful tips and inspiration.
If you would like to learn the differences between the larger members of the Cat family, please take a look at this page!
Calligraphy is a beautiful art to learn, and needs very little expense to get started. On this page you will find online lessons for beginners, free alphabet templates, plus lots of inspiration.
Stop-motion is a wonderful form of animation where puppets and props are moved a tiny amount between the individual frames. This page offers beginners information about how the characters are created.
Mosaics are a fun, attractive and long-lasting craft which can be used to create indoor or outdoor art. This page provides a guide for beginners and lots of DIY project and pattern ideas.
Decoupage is one of the simplest crafts you can do; just glue fabric or paper onto a surface and you're done! This page helps beginners to get started, and offers many project tutorials and DIY ideas.
Building your own shed is a great DIY project, and you can make the plans as simple or as creative as you wish. This page offers photos and examples of the best shed designs to give you inspiration.
Watch me revamp a vintage wooden chest in this step-by-step tutorial. I sanded and painted the interior before adding padded MDF panels...and I love the finished result!
Transforming wool roving into an array of wonderful shapes in front of your eyes is both satisfying and fun! This page gives you an introduction to wet & needle felting, plus creative project ideas.
The craft of yarn spinning allows you to turn loose fibers into beautiful yarns with unique pattern, colour and texture combinations. This page offers an introduction and inspiration for beginners.
Resin is a wonderful material to work with, and can either be cast into a 3D mold, or used as a glossy surface coating. This page is made to help beginners get started with some simple projects.
Mobiles are often only hung up in baby nurseries and kid's rooms, however this type of decoration can look fantastic in any room! This page offer tutorials for making your own DIY ceiling ornaments.
Automata are charming objects that offer entertainment in the form of mechanical movements. This page gives an introduction to the world of automata and provides links to free toys for you to build.
Origamic architecture combines paper cutting and folding to produce amazing pop-up displays of buildings and landmarks. This page offers a beginner's guide to the craft.
Unless you are already interested in papercraft, it is unlikely that you will know much about the world of paper sculpture. This page offers you an inspiring introduction to this wonderful craft.
Creating pop-ups is a form of paper engineering that is easy and really fun. This page guides beginners through the basics and also provides ideas, templates, and video tutorials for projects.
Revamping old or broken furniture is a popular hobby for adding value and personality to your home, and it's also lots of fun! This page gives guidance on technique, as well as masses of inspiration.
When you throw a party or have a get-together, party games can be fantastic ice-breakers and get everyone behaving like a kid again! This page lists my favorite ideas as well as some fun classics.
People often complete small weaving projects as children, but never revisit the craft. This page offers weaving lessons for use with both cardboard and wooden looms, plus many DIY project tutorials.
You don't have to be an electrician to make your own lamps, especially with the simple fittings you can buy. But if you don't want to build from scratch, embellishment projects are lots of fun too!
Crochet is a very popular craft and is easy to get started with....you just need yarn and crochet hooks! This page contains links to the best beginner's tutorials and a large number of free patterns.
Sewing stuffed toys is a fun hobby that enables you to really let your imagination take flight! On this page you'll find many tutorials, free sewing patterns and awesome inspiration to get you started
Craft tutorials online are mainly aimed towards women, so to make things a bit easier for the guys, I've compiled a list of butch and beefy DIY projects, plus various sewing and clothing ideas too.
In recent years, yarnbombing and other guerilla art activities have become more popular - and easier to organize thanks to the rise of social media. This page displays examples of this type of art.
Gifts created with your own fair hands require more effort and thought, and as a result are often valued more highly by the recipient. This page contains masses of ideas for inexpensive DIY pressies.
Sewing your own clothes from scratch gives you the opportunity to create totally custom fitted, unique garments, full of your own personality and style! This page points you to many patterns and tips.
Often seen as seating for kids and students; beanbags are the ultimate in fun and comfort! This page offers crafty types a range ofDIY tutorials for a range of cool beanbags, poufs & floor pillows.
The craft of papercutting is such a simple idea but the results are amazing, especially in the more advanced projects. This page is for helping beginners to get started and try out some easy patterns.
The craft of needlepoint is quite inexpensive to start, and once you have learned the basic technique you can really get creative! This page offers an introduction for beginners, plus design ideas.
This page gives an introduction to the craft of embroidery, with links to beginners tutorials as well as a large number of beautiful projects and free patterns.
If you feel you'd like to make the world a bit nicer by doing good deeds purely to make others smile, then I hope you find lots of inspiring ideas on this page.
Instead of buying a 'vintage effect' file for using with my Photoshop graphics work, I like to make my own 'distressing' patterns using photographs. This step-by-step tutorial shows you how I do it.
If you want to make drawing a regular habit, then hopefully this page will help you! I've compiled lots of ideas, blogs, inspiration and drawing prompts so that hopefully you'll never draw a blank :)
Keeping a journal is a joy for a writer; keeping an art journal is a joy for an artist. This page gives an introduction to a delightful hobby and passion, and also offers plenty of design inspiration.
Jewelry making is a very popular craft and can be made as simple or as complicated as you like. This page offers tutorials and DIY ideas that beginners can accomplish with only the most basic tools.
If you prefer to dress up in the same theme as your friends rather than in individual fancy dress costumes, then this page should offer plenty of ideas and inspiration for you!
Purses are a great sewing project because they can be made as simple or as complex as you wish. They are fun to make, and even beginners can create something awesome using the tutorials on this page!
This step-by-step tutorial shows you exactly how to bind your own journal and create a leather wrap-around cover. You can achieve a professional finish with this project, even as a complete beginner!
Most people have sweaters and knitted jumpers in their wardrobes, but what do you do with them when they get a hole in or don't fit any more? Well, this page should give you plenty of upcycling ideas!
It can be confusing to know how to cook meat due to the many different joints, cuts and cutting methods available. This page hopes to make it all a bit clearer and provides lots of yummy recipes!
The world of dental technology is quite hidden, and not many people know how dental fittings and appliances are made. This page shows you the detailed work behind making a porcelain crown for a tooth.
Banksy is no doubt the most famous graffiti artist around, and his street art can range from humorous images to serious political statements. This page showcases some of his work along with locations.
Gap years are a popular year-long break from traditional education, and the options for how to spend this time wisely are huge and varied. This page lists the best resources to help you make a choice.