• Craft,  Sewing

    Fabric Flower Tutorials – tried and tested

    Fabric flowers make beautiful embellishments for many items. They can be quick to make and use up fabric that you have left over from other crafts. Also, of course, you can make them to match other items you have already made.   I have been searching the internet for…

  • 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…

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    Craft

    How to Make Fabric Covered Boxes

    Fabric covered boxes can complement any room. There is no doubt that pretty boxes make your storage look so much nicer. However all storage boxes come at a price and perhaps you have everything at home to make your own for virtually nothing. Certainly we have had more items…

  • 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
    Craft

    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 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

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    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…