Hello, I'm Grace from BellaCrafts and I've gone a bit decoupage mad! We love decoupage at BellaCrafts. We run daily drop-in workshops where you can decoupage anything from a picture frame to a wooden hot air balloon, and that's where I caught the bug! Here are a few ideas for items you might want to try in your own home, to create some gorgeous and unique home decor pieces.  

As you may have seen we've been busy announcing new workshop dates over the last few days and this one we are very excited about! Floristry is one of our favourite crafts, the beautiful colours, the smells!!  We've been grilling (oh sorry I mean interviewing) our lovely tutor Clare, learn about how she started her floristry business, her favourite plants and more!  

Taken from the poem ‘Mother’ 
You filled my days with rainbow lights, 
Fairytales and sweet dream nights, 
A kiss to wipe away my tears, 
Gingerbread to ease my fears. 
You gave the gift of life to me 
And then in love, you set me free. 
I thank you for your tender care, 
For deep warm hugs and being there. 
I hope that when you think of me 
A part of you 
You’ll always see. 
"Today was good 
Today was fun 
Tomorrow is another one" 
Dr Seuss 
So, the New Year is in full swing and half term is just around the corner (although, didn’t the children just head back to School after Christmas?). It is a welcome break however, I’m sure most parents would agree, as the first term back can be a little tiring with the winter months still looming....not for much longer though as Spring is starting to show its face again, yay! 
From all of the BellaCrafts team, we would like to wish you all a very healthy and happy New Year!! 
With a new beginning and fresh start, 
Full of inspiration and positive thoughts, 
Let's begin this year with an optimistic thought. 
Taken from the poem ‘A new start and a fresh beginning’ by Somya 
It's a Tuesday morning in October (already?!), half term is just around the corner, Christmas is looming in the not too distant future. If you're anything like us at BellaCrafts, then you've been busy filling up your Autumn calendar and rushing round keeping on top of work, family, social life, chores etc.... But when was the last time you stopped and thought about YOU? 
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The leaves are beginning to turn, the air is beginning to cool, Autumn is nearly here… hooray! 
Autumn is one of our favourite months, just so much crafting inspiration to admire! 
We have a simple bunting make to decorate your home this Season.You will simply need, coloured card, yarn, a leaf and Ink Pads. 
Taken from the poem 'Chelsea Flower Show' by Ernestine Northover 
Come and see the flowers in bloom, 
Heavenly scents to fill a room, 
Elaborate blossoms, in every hue, 
Looking up, the sun to view, 
Summer's here, and what a show, 
Endless varieties for you to grow.... 
Hermoine here, part time BellaCrafter and full time Mummy, just starting the school summer holidays…! For us parents, the summer holidays can be viewed with some trepidation, what are we to fill our days with?! No need to panic, we are on standby to lend a helping hand! On those long summer evenings, with the small humans in bed, why not check out our Pinterest board, full of crafty inspiration to keep minds and bodies occupied! 
Summer seems to just lift everyone’s spirit, it is the time for infinite fun and holidays to sunny destinations! Even better, if our current heatwave continues, we may not even have to travel very far! 
One of our favourite things here at BellaCrafts (aside from seeing you lovely lot in The Barn) is the number of events and festivals we are invited to attend over the summer months. We will certainly be clocking up the miles!! Here are just a few of the events we will be attending…..brace yourself: 
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