• Three silk ball flowers
    Craft,  Sewing

    Silk Ball Flowers – Make Your Own

    These adorable little silk ball flowers are ideal for accessorising so many items. They can be sewn or glued onto bags, hairslides, clips and many more. They are quick and easy to make and I have really enjoyed making them. It is quite relaxing, not too fiddly! This page…

  • flowers in flower press
    Craft,  Gardening

    How to Make a Flower Press

    Why would you want a flower press? Flowers can look absolutely stunning but most of them are not around very long for you to enjoy. One way of keeping those flowers for longer is to press them. This basically flattens your flowers and removes the moisture so that you…

  • Craft,  Sewing

    Felt Mouse Pattern Review

    I have been looking at the House of Zandra patterns and kits for a few years and I finally got on with it and bought one for a felt mouse. Here I will tell you all about my experience with the pattern and provide any tips I can to…

  • Primula
    Gardening

    Primulas – How to Divide these Perennials for Free Plants

    What is a primula? Primulas are a family of perennial plants that include primroses and polyanthus. Primroses have short stemmed flowers and polyanthus have long stemmed flowers. Perennial plants are plants that come back year after year. They grow by forming clumps that get larger and larger. This is…

  • Fabric flower
    Craft,  Sewing

    Upcycle an old t-shirt into Fabulous Fabric Flowers

    What should you do with those old t-shirts you are throwing away? Send them to landfill? No, create a beautiful flower or two, of course. This step-by-step tutorial will show you exactly how to upcycle those old – t-shirts into these beautiful long lasting flowers. At this difficult time…

  • Yarn Balls
    Craft

    How to Make Yarn Ball Ornaments

    Have you ever seen those stylish bowls of yarn ball ornaments in gorgeous homes or magazine articles? Did you know that you can make them yourself at home using some scraps of yarn leftover from other projects? You can use any colour you like to match your decor. They…

  • Yarn Bowl
    Craft

    Yarn Bowl from an upcycled wooden bowl

    If you knit or crochet then you have probably seen a yarn bowl at some point. So, what is a yarn bowl? A yarn bowl is a bowl that you put your ball of yarn into while you knit or crochet so that it does not roll around the…

  • Plug plant
    Gardening

    Plants by Post – what to do with them!

    Have you ever bought plants by post? Have you ever seen them advertised and wondered if it is a good idea? Do you worry about the quality? Or indeed, what to do with the when you get them. Well, this article will answer all your questions and set you…

  • creative live online classes
    Craft

    Creative Live online classes- A Full and Honest Review

    It is well established that lifelong learning is fantastic for our mental health. How do you go about it? Online classes are an obvious and excellent way forward. You can watch a class as many times as you like and you can work along at home if appropriate. There…

  • equipment needed
    Craft,  Sewing

    Simple Applique to Decorate Fabric Items

    What is applique? You may be wondering this? Well, strictly it is defined as ornamental needlework in which pieces of fabric are attached to a larger piece to form a picture or pattern. So, lots of decorative sewing is applique. If you attach fabric onto other pieces of fabric…

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