Christmas decoration ideas for book-lovers

What a novel idea! Get your quote on with these literary Christmas decorations and DIY craft projects.

Arts & Crafts

How I learned to love cryptic crosswords

Discover the world of doing and solving cryptic crosswords with the fiendishly brilliant Maitresse...

Interesting Hobbies
How to win NaNoWriMo 2015 (and beyond)

How to win NaNoWriMo 2015 (and beyond)

Win this year's NaNoWriMo with writing/life-ing tips from a NaNoWriMo veteran!


How to write a parody song – a creative exercise

Write a parody song in your next half hour and bring all the noise to your yard.

How to make leg warmers from sweaters

How to make leg warmers from sweaters

Learn how to make leg warmers from old sweaters with sew and no-sew methods.

How to make a glowing DIY Halloween wreath - photo tutorial

How to make a glowing DIY Halloween wreath – photo tutorial

This DIY Halloween wreath is cheap, and so easy to make. Spooky step by step guide with photos.


Arts and crafts mythbusting: Putting the WHY into DIY

The internet abounds with cheap, simple ways to craft your ideal life. Is it really that easy?


Why do we expect artists to work for free?

What would happen if other professions were paid like artists?


Sing your HEART out with indie women’s choirs

Fancy joining an indie women's choir? SING IT!


8 essentials for your twenties… and beyond!

Learning to Adult? Want a hand with that? We've got the basics covered...


How to cross stitch: Crafty fun that won’t ruin your carpet

Cross stitch beginner tips and patterns to unleash your inner evil crafter.


10 things to do with vintage lace and DIY doilies

These 10 DIY projects using vintage lace and doilies couldn't be simpler!


How to survive an ice age

How to survive an ice age when climate change hits and 'winter is coming' isn't just Game of Thrones.


The best colouring books for adults and what to look out for

Colouring books for adults - creativity with no strings attached. Which ones do people like best, and why?