How to make fake embroidered patches

Have you ever bought a pair of shoes that you don’t wear? My childhood trauma of never being able to buy shoes back home- I had huge feet that they didn’t stock sizes for (and had to shop overseas)- is making me overcompensate byย being a total shoe fiend now. I have an entire cupboard of… Read more »

Top Tuesday: 10 best statement jewelry

To post or not to post. That is the question. I once read that Pete Cashmore posted up to 6 times a day when he first started Mashable. So obviously I had to 1 up him and post SEVEN times when I rebooted Hapiness, Wherever. Of course, that didn’t last ๐Ÿ˜› It dwindled, but posting… Read more »

Round-up: Best jewellery dish DIYs

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Begging notice: I only have 2 followers at the moment, so any new ones would be loved to death! Recently, I re-discovered my cheese obsession. Not the best choice when trying to lose weight. However, I did read that eating cheese and butter actually HELPS weight loss because they’re so… Read more »

Top Tuesday: Best Spray Paint DIYs

I think spray paint is an amazing addition to the cupboard of any DIY-er/ crafter. It really gives a piece more oomph and makes it look more upmarket. And it’s so versatile! Unfortunately, it doesn’t make sense to get it if you only have 1 project to make so I thought a list of 3… Read more »

  • How to make a 3D rhinestone charm using an old name tag

    I’ve made at least 1000 pieces of jewelry but I still get tripped up by mistakes. There’s nothing more annoying that when you’ve spent 30 minutes on 1 piece only to realise that you forgot to factor in something and the piece no longer functions. The 1 mistake I keep getting tripped up by is… Read more »

  • Links of London bracelet DIY

    Links of London is 1 brand I’ve never bought anything from- not because I don’t like their designs- I’d hardly be DIYing their work if I didn’t! ๐Ÿ˜› But more because I always feel like I can make what they sell myself, customise it to my exact specifications and save 100s of quid! Luckily, I’m… Read more »

  • Hermes inspired eye statement necklace DIY

    I was on my favourite Social Media platform (Pinterest) when I saw a Hermes statement necklace that immediately caught my eye. With a large round stone in the middle of gold chain, it looked like a huge eye, a motif we’ve been seeing all over the place, such as my leftover yarn eye wall art… Read more »

  • Faux vintage earrings using only rope DIY

    Earlier in the year, I did a collaborative DIY with a group of very nice bloggers in which we all upcycled something we found in a vintage store. My thrift store buy was a pair of clip on earrings, but even though it was 2nd hand, it wasn’t really cheap- you can spend less at… Read more »

  • All Mask Story Pore Prestige Korean sheet face mask review

    It’s been a while since I did my last beauty post. Did you think I’d given up writing them? ๐Ÿ™‚ I haven’t but to provide some structure for my blog, they’ll only be published on Saturdays. So if you’re just interested in craft & making, you can tune ย me out over the weekends ๐Ÿ™‚ (I… Read more »

  • Chinese knot tassel bracelet 1 minute DIY

    How long do you hold onto your craft supplies? I have beads dating from over 20 years ago that are just so precious I can’t bear to use them! This Chinese knot isn’t quite that old but as I only have 1, I’ve been deliberating on the best way to use it before deciding on… Read more »

  • Meet Melodie: London Etsy team captain with 80 shoes!

    One of the challenges of being a blogger and running your own business is the lack of colleagues. which is why I’m ever so grateful for creative communities such as the Etsy teams! I’ve really enjoyed all the Etsy events I’ve attended over the last year- I attended 3 Etsy Craft Parties in 2016, travelling… Read more »

  • How to turn stickers into real (long wearing) 3D earrings

    Let me tell you a secret. I took a long, hard look at myself and realised I’m a bit of a DIY snob. Even though I love a good upcycling tutorial such as these Tom Binns earrings I made from packaging foam, I usually avoid making jewelry from stickers, paper or plastic because (I think)… Read more »

  • Thrift store DIY: What to do with vintage earrings if you can’t work with pliers

    What’s your favourite social media platform? I love browsing IG and Pinterest the most, but I find Facebook the best for creating a community ๐Ÿ™‚ (I read somewhere that Facebook is the social media platform of choice for older people, so I guess I’m officially old :P) I recently joined the FB group “DIY/craft bloggers… Read more »

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