DIY Book + Magazine Markers

Me and these easy-to-fold markers go back quite a few years now. One Christmas, I was struggling to find gifts for my dad who can be tricky to buy for. Books are generally a safe bet, or maybe a good whisky, but it’s nice to be a little less predictable once in a while. As […]

Paper flower DIY

So, you might have already seen this if you’re a fan of the Cloth, Paper, Scissors website, but just in case you missed it, they’ve been kind enough to share an excerpt from my new book, Paperie.   The project is this paper flower display (part of a bigger plan, in which I campaign for […]


The card I made for my Papercraft Inspirations column this month involves bits of old neck-ties. If you're thinking it looks like I wander round the house picking out supplies at random for these things . . . well, yeah. Busted.  It really is the best kind of challenge, though. You should try it. Find […]

Marimekko Stool DIY

  When Alice asked if I'd like to work up a tutorial for her blog, I knew I wanted to have another shot at one of the techniques used in Paperie. You might not be able to tell what the technique is at first glance, but I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out. […]

Blethering on

So, I've been getting about a bit over the last few days. First of all, chatting to my sweet online friend, Alice, over at her blog (we've also got a fun project to share with you tomorrow), and then spilling some behind-the-scenes beans about my new book, Paperie. I may not always be the most loquacious of […]

En Français

Although the title may lack a little snappiness in translation, the cover of the French edition of my book, 100 Idées Déco Avec les Tambours à Broder (*), is really pretty, don't you think? (*That's Hoop-la, should your French be a little lacking.) You can find it here (in Europe) or here (via Amazon Canada). x

Handmade For Kids

A couple of months ago, I finally got round to writing up a set of instructions on how to make the soctopus toys which have occasionally appeared both here and in my Etsy shop. They've proved pretty popular over the last few years, especially on Pinterest Which is fantastic. Of course it is. Except when […]


 So, I mentioned Paperie here last week, and just wanted to share a little bit more about the book and the ethos behind it.  The basic premise is really straightforward – 100 contemporary, lifestyle-based projects, all made from or with paper. There are a range of different techniques, including origami, screenprinting, papercutting and papier maché, […]