• 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 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…

  • Fabric flower
    Craft,  Sewing

    Upcycle an old t-shirt into Fabulous Fabric Flowers

    What should you do with those old t-shirts you are throwing away? Send them to landfill? No, create a beautiful flower or two, of course. This step-by-step tutorial will show you exactly how to upcycle those old – t-shirts into these beautiful long lasting flowers. At this difficult time…

  • 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…

  • Plug plant
    Gardening

    Plants by Post – what to do with them!

    Have you ever bought plants by post? Have you ever seen them advertised and wondered if it is a good idea? Do you worry about the quality? Or indeed, what to do with the when you get them. Well, this article will answer all your questions and set you…

  • 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
    Craft

    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
    Craft

    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…