Welcome to PaintSewGlueChew.com  My little corner of the internet. Thankyou for stopping by.  Grab a coffee (or something stronger….I promise not to judge) and have a wander.


Who is PaintSewGlueChew?

Hi I’m Diana; owner and jack of all trades at PaintSewGlueChew.com




I’m *cough* 40ish and a compulsive maker and blogger living in london. I blog about simple crafts, recipes, design and anything that interests me, and that I think will interest you too.

Married to the long suffering and very patient Mr PSGC.  We met at University and have been together for over 20 years.  That’s a lot of crafting and diy that he’s had to put up with.  Unsurprisingly he and my children are slightly more enthusiastic about the food and recipe (chew) aspect of my blogging. I have 2 (sometimes) completely awesome children.  Jamie is 15 and Abbi is 13. They pop up a lot in this blog.


What is PaintSewGlueChew all about?

Handmade is my passion, and always have a number of sewing, crafting or arty projects on the go. I started this blog back in 2013 to document the ecclectic mix of things I make with and for my children. Initially they were a little reluctant to appear “on screen” but tears (from me), tantrums (also from me) and lots of bribery soon changed that.

The name PaintSewGlueChew embraces the range of projects we cover on the blog: Painting, sewing, sticking and of course eating.

PaintSewGlueChew aims to inspire its readers with crafts that don’t require huge amounts of skill and experience, but can provide huge satisfaction.  Each post provides a step by step tutorial with photos and easy to follow instructions. The emphasis on everything we make on the blog is EASY.  Crafts are often from recycled materials or using odds and sods you canfind around the house; Recipes are crowd pleasers, or make ahead for easy entertaining.

Hopefully not to take myself too seriously, comes across in my blog. I have no major crafting or artistic skills – Just truckloads of enthusiasm.

I blog about all the things I like making. They can be fairly random, and most require fairly low skill levels. You can copy slavishly, or maybe they will inspire you to make something else. I’d love to hear about anything you’ve made as a result of this blog.  I show you the fails as well as the success stories. Hopefully you can have the occasional chuckle while reading along.


What next?

As my children have got older, they are less interested in making things with me.  I will continue to blog about the things I make (roping them in whenever I can).

As well as that, I have developed the graphic design and web design aspect of my blogging.  And finally if you see something you like, and dont want me make one yourself, why not reach out to me. Maybe I can make a version for you.


But enough about me……I’d love to hear about you……

I love reader comments and emails (I mean really love!), and I reply to each and everyone. Though when I’m busy, it may take a while. Drop me a line any time.

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