Review: Photo Gifts from Instajunction

Instajunction allows you to create all sorts of photo gifts from your Instagram photos – magnets, keyrings, calendars, coasters, you know the sort of thing. When I was asked to try the service out I was drawn to two things that looked quite unusual; a 15 x 15cm aluminium plate and some wrapping paper. Creating

Review: Doormat from Flamingo Gifts

Which way around should a doormat go? With the design/text facing the person entering the house? Or facing me as I go and answer the door? Twitter seemed to give me a mixed response when I asked the other day – it seems to depend what is actually on the doormat; “welcome” quite obviously needs

Review: Personalised Gifts from Gifts Online 4U

I used to see personalised gifts in two ways. They were either very high priced items – I’m thinking silver and gold – that were engraved with someone’s name to mark a very special occasion. Or they were tacky things like poor quality pens and magnets and seaside rock that we would bring home from holiday when we

Rock+Paper+Scissors – A New Crafterie in Lincoln

Last week a new cafe opened in Lincoln. A friend and I went to check it out at the end of the week and I think it’s fair to say we both fell in love with the place. Rock+Paper+Scissors is a “crafterie”, that is, a cafe, a place to do crafts, and a shop. Run