• heart lavender bag
    Craft,  Sewing

    Lavender Bag Hearts to sew for Valentines Day Gifts

    This Valentine’s Day why not show someone how much you care for them by making them a beautiful gift? These gorgeous lavender bag hearts are really quick to make but look gorgeous. You could make one really special one or a collection to wow your loved one! They can…

  • Completed fabric covered notebook
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    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…

  • Yarn Dolls completed
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    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’.…

  • Fruit jelly / jam
    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…

  • Completed pincushions
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    How to Make a Pincushion (that sharpens your pins!)

    This tutorial will show you how to make a gorgeous pincushion that you can use for all your sewing tasks. If you include wire wool in your pincushion it will also sharpen your pins whenever they are inserted. You can use any item you like to make these. As…

  • All Christmas Tags at an angle
    Craft,  Xmas

    Gift Tags

    Well, I made some lovely gift tags for Christmas presents and I wanted to share them here. They are so simple and effective. I did not need any fancy equipment yet the results look very professional. They are completely freestyle so you could make yours with anything you like…

  • Ragdoll Bunny Kit
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    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…

  • Fabric pinboards
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    How to make a Fabric Pinboard

    Step 1: Cut fabric and wadding Lay the fabric out on a flat surface and position the board on top of it. Cut around the board ensuring that you have enough fabric to wrap around the edges of the board. I allowed enough to form a folded hem as…

  • Pockets sewn and brushes in place
    Craft,  Sewing

    How to make a tool/make-up brush storage roll

    This tool roll is so easy to make in under an hour and fabulous for keeping all your make up brushes tidy and easy to select. It is a great project for beginner  and experienced sewists alike. In this tutorial I have made a tool roll for a set…

  • Completed Decoupage Case
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    Decoupage Tutorial and Project Ideas

    This tutorial will show you how to decoupage your life and make it a little bit prettier – no great skill required! I am sure that you have seen lots of items that have been decoupaged but are you aware how easy it is to do. I have decoupaged…