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Sam
Kent, UK
Thirty something vintage loving crafter who is a pathalogical photographer.
Interests: scrapbooking, crafts, home improvemnts, collecting, photography
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So the garden at the back of our house was overgrown and had some trees growing out of control. So we trimmed those back and cut the lawn. It's nothing special but to us, after living in a flat with no garden, it is a luxury. We have already borrowed... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2014 at Everlasting Anemones
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Hello there. My name is Sam and I decided today was the perfect day to start this blog. Why? I will move on to that after I explain the journey so far. I wanted to record the memories of the transformation of my Nan's house into our home as we... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at Everlasting Anemones
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Let's go back about 6 months and talk scrapbook mini albums. For my 500 subscriber giveaway, I offerd to make anything someone wanted and the lovely winner received nothing. For once the Royal Mail were not to blame, it was me. It would have been easier to blame the postman... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2014 at Mamfa Makes
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At Christmas I wanted to make some unique presents and decided I was going to make some of the things I pinned on Pinterest and the best thing that came to mind was the record clock. A perfect way to show someone you care by using their favourite song or... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2014 at Mamfa Makes
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After moving into Nan's house, we finally decorated the craft room a pretty mint and peachy pink colour, the same as my wedding and blog colours, which could indicate the love of these colours has become an obsession. Regardless of the crazy obsession, I am really pleased with how the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2014 at Mamfa Makes
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"no amount of being skinny can feel as good as your man telling you that you look beautiful with a sparkle in his eye" Samantha Polley For me, this is probably going to be the hardest post in my DIY wedding series, purely because in my heart, I did not... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2014 at Mamfa Makes
I would love to see a picture of this in a year. Although you live in a very different climate to me. I can't imagine this working well for me in rainy England! It would sink.
Toggle Commented Jan 18, 2014 on backyard progress. at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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As someone who just painted all her downstairs white, I love this look. I can't praise the fresh white and accent colour enough. Plus I love the tiles, my Mum says they are 1960s underground (London) style but I think they look stunning and nowadays are considered modern vintage. This is how I imagine my kitchen when I finally get to re-do it. However, I am a mint/turquoise junkie so that would be my accent colour! Sam http://mamfamakesblog.co.uk
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So 2014 is a year with many 'new' ideas implemented in it, which always makes me feel better as starting a fresh always boosts my confidence and makes me feel more in control. This year, I decided it was time to have a proper home for the blog to accompany... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2014 at Mamfa Makes
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I am probably the worst person in the world to give out this wedding preparation advice, purely because at my wedding it was total chaos. Mostly, because there were 6 bridesmaids, 3 flower girls and some other people all in one hotel room. However, today I am not going to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2014 at Mamfa Makes
This makes me wish I could transfer it on the wall! Much easier than sticking glitter on it. Sam http://mamfamakesblog.co.uk
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Planning a wedding is not easy and when you start to gather quotes, you soon realise a major chunk of your precious budget can be taken up with flowers. Cheap wedding flowers normally mean smaller bouquets and less roses. Some might say they are not important, however, if you are... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2014 at Mamfa Makes
I love how when you take pictures of little things, people look at you like you are bonkers. Then you produce a scrapbook and people ooh and ah. Great job. I'm waiting for photos to arrive I ordered online to use in my next project! Sam (a fello crafting addict from England) http://mamfamakesblog.co.uk
Toggle Commented Jan 6, 2014 on December Daily Week 4 (Done!!) at A Beautiful Mess
I just fell in love and need to pin that chevron blanket on the back of the sofa, it's stunning. I need me one of those! Sam http://mamfamakesblog.co.uk
Toggle Commented Jan 6, 2014 on At Home With Toshiko Shek at A Beautiful Mess
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Yes, I said colours, plural. For me, the worst thing about weddings tends to be the fact it is colour coordinated to one colour, which just becomes overkill. Have you been to a wedding that was say blue? The chairs had blue organza ribbon, the cake was blue, the dresses... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2014 at Mamfa Makes
Your goals sound great to me. I am in much the same boat with decorating goals and also a plan to launch my own shop. I think it is healthier to set goals than resolutions. I also think the 101 in 1001 days is a bit difficult to achieve too, after doing that myself and not getting as far as I liked, mostly because I thought of it as a bucket list, when hello, there are more than 1001 days left in my life. I think weekly, monthly and yearly goals are sensible. I also think an ultimate bucket list (that constantly updates for new things) is another great must do. I'm pretty much running off to fetch my notepad to jot down some ideas I have now to blog about later. Thanks Elise.
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Want to find the cheapest online printing, let me show you a comparison that shows you picking one offer is better than picking a few. Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2014 at Mamfa Makes
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So the past 5 months I have not blogged or uploaded Youtube videos. I was just about to launch my rubber stamp line and start my own business, Mamfa Makes. However, sometimes things change. This is pretty much what has been happening the past 5 month. Changes. With the wedding... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2013 at Mamfa Makes
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For the love of my life and to my many loves. Thank you for making my world so beautiful. This poem was inspired by you and your love for what's deep inside. My love poem is dedicated to you all. My eyes, protected in seclusion, with love and faith as... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2013 at Mamfa Makes
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So we made our way from Kent to Dartmoor early Sunday morning and when we arrived, it was beautiful and sunny weather. This lasted pretty much that one day and ever since we have been adding to our camp with rain resistant extras like a gazebo and boy are we... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2013 at Mamfa Makes
Oh this is stunning and the most wonderfully designed and styled nursery I have seen for a very long time. I adore how you have all the books ready as well. Lovely. Wishing you well. Sam http://liveandlove.typepad.com
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What should you take on holiday or vacation if you want to scrapbook. Here Mamfa shows you what she is taking to Dartmoor so she can use every last bit of memorabilia! Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2013 at Mamfa Makes
Posted May 31, 2013 at Mamfa Makes
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I apologise, this is a soppy post! Yes. We got engaged. It was a while back but until everyone we knew was told in person we decided not to share it online anywhere. I was so thrilled to get this ring, it is the same as my Nan's and my... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2013 at Mamfa Makes
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How I went from dull and depressed to light and spacious! Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2013 at Mamfa Makes