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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…

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    Craft

    Diamond Painting – an introduction

    What is diamond painting? How do I get started? Is it for me? Do you need great artistic talent? All great questions that you may be asking yourself. In this article I am going to try and help you answer these questions and introduce you to diamond painting. I…

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    Craft

    Paper Flower Tutorials – tried and tested

    Paper flowers can be absolutely gorgeous and last so much longer than fresh flowers. You can use paper flowers to enhance a room, give as a gift or decorate a party. However, they can be really expensive to purchase or difficult to make. I have found some easy to…

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    Gardening

    May Top 5 Tasks for the Garden – Updated for 2019

    May is a really busy time in the garden and it is looking fantastic. The variety of greens is spectacular and there are many flowers to enjoy. So get outside and enjoy it! My top five jobs to do this month are: This page contains affiliate linksĀ meaning I earn…

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    Tasks for April in the garden

    Top 8 jobs to do in April in your garden to maximise your enjoyment throughout the summer. April is a busy and exciting time in the garden. So, weather permitting, get out there and enjoy it. 1) Weeding Yes, weeding is number one as it is the most important.…

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    Craft

    5 Top Tips for having a go at crafts

    As you know, I love having a go at different crafts so I thought that I would share my top tips for ‘having a go’. 1) Research Do your research. Make sure you know what you want to achieve and how you might do that. It is really tempting…