• Craft,  Xmas

    Woolly Hat Ornaments

    These woolly hat ornaments are so easy to make and look fantastic hanging from a Christmas tree. You can use up all your old yarn scraps or buy yarn to match your decor. They are great for kids to make and cost so little. I will show you exactly how to make them. You Will Need: Yarn of your choice Toilet roll or kitchen roll tube Tissue paper Scissors   Step 1: Cut your toilet or kitchen roll tube down to approximately 2.5cm (1″). I got 4 out of one toilet roll tube.  Cut approximately 40 lengths of yarn 30cm (12″) long. If you are doing a pattern then consider…

  • Craft,  Xmas

    Christmas Fabric Bauble

    In my opinion nothing improves a Christmas tree more than a homemade decoration. These fabric baubles are really simple to make and very effective. Their size is only limited by the ball you buy so you can make large decorations inexpensively. This page contains affiliate links meaning I earn a commission if you use those links at no cost to you. I only recommend brands I use and trust. You Will Need: Polystyrene (styrofoam) ball from Amazon or The Works fabric – fat quarters available from Amazon scissors or pinking shears glue skewer ribbon (short piece for hanger)   Step 1: Cut your fabric into approximately 5cm (2″) squares. I used…

  • Craft,  Sewing

    Ragdoll Bunny Kit

    This Ragdoll Bunny Kit by Kirstie Allsopp really is a beautiful ragdoll and so easy to make using this kit. I took one look and loved it so I had to buy one and have a go. I will provide you with a full review so that you can see if it is a good choice for you. This page contains affiliate links meaning I earn a commission if you use those links at no cost to you. I only recommend brands I use and trust. It is a ‘Ragdoll Bunny Kit by Kirstie Allsopp’ and is available from Hobbycraft for £15. The kit is really nicely presented and as soon…

  • Craft,  Sewing

    Simple Bag Tutorial

    This is a full tutorial for making a simple bag. Depending on the size you make it can be used as a gift bag, a decorative storage bag or even a shopping bag. It is very easy to make and is great for using fat quarters if, like me, you hoard them. This page contains affiliate links meaning I earn a commission if you use those links at no cost to you. I only recommend brands I use and trust. You will need: Two different fabrics (for the A4 or A3 pattern 2 fat quarters is plenty) HobbyCraft  and Amazon have a great selection of fat quarters Iron on interfacing available from…

  • Gardening

    Seedlings – how to transplant

     I love growing plants from seed. It is so economical and you really feel connected to your plants. Growing your own plants from seed is so satisfying. If you have never done it I really recommend it. You do not need any fancy equipment to try, just some warmth and light ( a windowsill works really well) Once you have sown your seeds, kept them warm and watered them you need to move them on to the next stage in their development. You need to prick your seedlings out into their final planting place or a larger pot.  This is not tricky but you can easily damage your seedlings. This…

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