• Garden Gazing Balls
    Craft,  Gardening

    How to Make a Gazing Ball – DIY for your garden

    I am sure you have seen a gazing ball or glass sphere in gardens and probably thought how effective they are. Generally people now place them strategically in their garden to look pretty but originally they had a use. They were considered good luck and they were supposed to…

  • Pressed Flower Art
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    How to DIY Pressed Flower Art

    Pressed flower art can look amazing and is a great way of preserving flowers that are special to you. They could be from your garden, a special trip or an event such as a wedding or anniversary. You can press your flowers very easily. You can even make your…

  • Flowers arranged
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    How to Make a Pressed Flower Bookmark

    A pressed flower bookmark is so pretty and really cheery when you re-open your book. They also make fabulous gifts that you can post really easily and inexpensively. What a great way to remember a special occasion or simply your garden flowers. If you would like to make your…

  • 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
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    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
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    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…

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