April 30, 2016

How to Make a Yo-yo Flower Wall Hanger

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        I love flowers. There are few ways to make a house more homely than with a bunch of fresh flowers. If like me you’re reluctant to let go of sunny summer months (okay, so we haven’t had much of them here in England) and want to hold on to that flowery […]

How to Make Shabby Chic Painted Word Signs

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    This is a great weekend project that will add a little personal touch to your home. It isn’t too time-intensive – you can pretty much do a bit at a time and leave it – so it’s the ideal project to do when you only have smaller blocks of time available.   What […]

Living Room Makeover Reveal and Shabby Chic Furniture Tutorial

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      Stephanie has been living in her maisonette flat for a while now but juggling two jobs and working above and beyond ordinary full-time hours only until very recently meant that she hasn’t had time, opportunity or spare money to deal with decorating. She had bought the flooring but that was another thing not yet […]

11 Ways to Encourage your Child’s Creativity

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    It has been said, probably for the last 50 years or more, that television is hampering children’s creativity. I’m not sure how true this is but with people now spending less and less time away from screens, there are perhaps fewer moments in which imagination can flourish. But creativity is an important aspect […]

Top 10 Craft Supplies Every Family Should Have

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    The opportunity to be creative is a vital part of childhood. Many of today’s successful artists, designers and makers credit childhoods spent making, creating and inventing with parental encouragement behind it all. As a family we all love to learn new skills. We love making things be it with wood, fabric, paints or […]

Because there is nothing quite like handmade…

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    Recently, a very old and dear friend of mine had a beautiful baby girl. While she was pregnant I had promised that I would bring something back from Italy for the new baby, whose gender was unknown. Despite the length of time we were out there for, we didn’t have much of a […]