• Irridescent scissors
    Craft

    Review of Craft Den and their Craft Products

    I first found @craftdenco on Instagram and loved their products. So, I bought a few bits and pieces. Since then I have made a few purchases! Craft Den is a small independent online craft retailer in the UK. Recently they have opened up their own shop, having started out…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • creative live online classes
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    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…

  • Easter chick
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    Easter Chick made from Pompoms

    Easter is a great time of year and one of the traditional symbols of Easter is the Easter chick. This has come about because of the connection between Easter and eggs. The eggs represent new life and are also associated with the Easter Bunny bringing them.  This Easter chick…

  • Using a blunt needle
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    Pompoms – How to Make them with Cardboard and Yarn

    Pompoms are so quick and easy to make and have many uses. Don’t you just love a pompom? They are great for garlands, hat decorations (everyone loves a bobble hat) and cute little toy animals. Great craft idea for kids and adults. But, do you realise how easy they…

  • Two simple drawstring bags
    Craft,  Sewing

    Easy Drawstring Bag to Sew- great for gifts

    This adorable little easy drawstring bag is such fun to make. YOU can make one any size you like even if you are a complete beginner. They are superquick and you can make them for lots of different uses. From cute gift bags that are a gift in their…

  • Piano stool
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    Stool Makeover (DIY) – a detailed tutorial

    You may well have an old stool at home that you like but is a little old and worn. Perhaps, like me, it is a piano stool but to be honest the process is similar whatever stool you have. You probably do not want to throw it away because…