• Craft,  Sewing

    Autumn / Fall Leaves made from Felt

    It can be tricky to know how to bring that fall / autumn feel into your home. This week I am making some autumn / fall leaves from felt. They are super easy to make and very effective. There are lots of ways to make your leaves from felt but these are the easiest in my opinion. They look great in so many different craft projects. Perhaps hang them in the window, make a wreath, design a brooch, decorate a card, make a table runner and mats or produce a pretty picture for your wall. You could even simply place them around your home during fall / autumn. This page…

  • Craft,  Xmas

    Folded Book Angel

    Hand made Christmas decorations are so beautiful. What could be nicer than an angel made from an old book? A folded book angel is virtually free to make and as a result you can make loads of them if you want to. I have made 2 to sit on my mantelpiece over the festive season. You can leave them simply as books or add a touch of glamour with some spray paint. You could also add bows, buttons, tinsel, etc to make your unique angels. So, take an old paperback book and make your folded book angel in under 30 minutes! This page contains affiliate links meaning I earn a commission…

  • Craft

    DIY Magazine Holder from a Cereal Box

    How about making yourself some stylish magazine holders from old cereal boxes? We all have magazines and papers that we need to keep organised and available. You can select the size you want your box to be to suit your needs and you can decide on the colour scheme. How long it will take you depends on how much you want to decorate your magazine holders. The basic holder takes less than 15 minutes! Why stop there? Why not continue and make all your desk furniture match. Keep reading and see how! You will need: Old cereal box Marker pen and ruler Scissors White Paint (optional) Decorative paper or decoupage…

  • Craft

    Bring Autumn into your home with a DIY fall leaf bowl / basket

    The best thing about autumn (or fall) is the fabulous colours on the leaves. This autumn /fall leaf bowl brings those fabulous colours into the home with very little effort. If you love fall / autumn then you will love this leaf bowl in your home. Complete the bowl in less than 30 minutes and then just wait for it to dry. It really brings some seasonal joy into the home. It is quite delicate (that is part of its charm) but it would easily hold some pot-pourri. This page contains affiliate links meaning I earn a small commission if you use those links at no cost to you. I only…

  • Craft

    Painting By Numbers – Winnie’s Picks – Review

    Do you dream of being a painter but the reality does not quite match up? If so, painting by numbers for adults could be for you. A kit will allow you to be creative and produce a fabulous piece of art even if, like me, you lack natural talent.  This is a detailed review of a painting by numbers kit from Winnie’s Picks. I really wanted to have a go and produce something that I could be proud of. I think I did but you can be the judge of that! This is a completely unbiased review and I am not being paid to write it. The only connection between…

  • Craft

    Ergonomic Crochet Hook Set from Amazon Review

    This article is a full and detailed review of the ergonomic crochet hook set available on Amazon.com. It is branded differently in different countries but it is still the same set. I bought mine over 12 months ago so I have some experience of using it with different projects and yarns. It is a great starter kit and also suitable for more experienced crocheters. Fabulous gift idea for the crocheter in your life! This is a completely unbiased review and I am not being paid to write it. The only connection between myself and Amazon is that I am an affiliate so if you click on the links in this…

  • Craft,  Sewing

    Fabric Covered Notebook

    Turn any inexpensive notebook or diary into a luxurious, top of the range product. Make a fabric cover that slips on and off. You can even transfer it from book to book as you fill each one. A fabric covered notebook is a great gift idea. How about personalising them for those special people in your life? I have made one for a trusty notebook to carry around and one for my next diary for 2020. This tutorial will show you step by step how to achieve a great finish. This page contains affiliate links meaning I earn a small commission if you use those links at no cost to you.…

  • Craft

    Yarn Doll (Dammit Doll) – How to Make

    A yarn doll is really quick and easy to make and is a fantastic use for leftover yarn from other projects. I first encountered them many years ago as ‘dammit dolls’. I have included a free printable sheet of the labels to use if you would like ‘dammit dolls’. These make great gifts or craft items to sell. However you can just make them to play with as countless generations have done already. Involve the kids in making them with you! This page contains affiliate links meaning I earn a small commission if you use those links at no cost to you. I only recommend brands I use and trust. What…

  • Craft,  Sewing

    Super Simple Dressmaking Pattern Weights.

    On this site there are various tutorials showing you how to make your own sewing supplies. You can make your own needlebook, make a pincushion that sharpens your pins and make some pattern weights. This tutorial shows you how to complement those items with some small, simple dressmaking pattern weights. I use both kinds of weights when I am sewing but you may have a favourite! They are super quick and really inexpensive to make. This page contains affiliate links meaning I earn a small commission if you use those links at no cost to you. I only recommend brands I use and trust. You will need: Small pieces of fabric…

  • Craft,  Gardening

    Best Fruit Jelly/Jam Recipe Ever!

    So, you have all that fruit either from your garden or the hedgerows. Now what do you do with  it all? Well this fruit jam (fruit jelly) is gorgeous and so easy to make. No complicated quantities to remember and no specialist equipment needed. Just use your normal kitchen equipment. Then you can sit back and enjoy your fruit all year round. Toast and jam (jelly)! Obviously I am English and I call it jam but I do appreciate that many countries call it jelly so I will try and use both terms!                   This page contains affiliate links meaning I earn a…

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