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How to Etch Mirror or Glass

| October 14, 2014 | 10 Comments
How to Etch Mirror or Glass

I’m really proud of this one, and I think I’ve mastered etching mirrors now.  The key is a little patience (not something I have lots of) and a little elbow grease at the end.  So if you remember my last attempt was for my youngest daughter, and it was a Disney crown (from the Cricut Design Space) etched onto a mirror.  So she could be a princess every morning when she woke up! Continue Reading

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Quick and Easy Fathers Day Card : Cricut Explore

| June 12, 2014 | 1 Comment
Quick and Easy Fathers Day Card : Cricut Explore

We make all of ours cards at the Ana Mum Diary house, well the girls make them really. Gorgeous handmade cards, lovely reminders of how my children are growing up, as their drawings and writing changes over time. I’ve always preferred things that are home-made when it comes to cards and gift tags.  I’ve written before about making my own before HERE and HERE.   Continue Reading

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Personalising my iPad case : Cricut Explore

| June 2, 2014 | 18 Comments
Personalising my iPad case : Cricut Explore

I am just a little bit obsessed with my iPad, its like a love affair that shows no abating. I hope I’m not the only one who feels like this. I use it for work, to check emails and social media.  In the evenings to watch Netflix or Skype, maybe a little more social media. It get so much use, it has to have a case, there is no question about that.

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For The Love Of Crochet

| February 22, 2014 | 15 Comments
For The Love Of Crochet

A couple of weeks ago, I attended a crochet course at my local wool shop – BaaYarn with Gail Dixon from Woolleymead, an expert in all things crochet and knitted. We all gathered as she took us through step by step beginners class in crochet.  We had hooks, yarn, coffee and biscuits, what’s not to love about a morning spent learning a new skill with other local people.  I don’t really knit, so I did wonder if it was going to all be beyond me, but I felt like I picked it up fairly quickly. I’m a leftie, so I have tried to follow youtube instructions before, but to no avail.

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