DIY cushion with piping
in DIY + Crafts, Home décor, Interiors, Sewing

How to make a DIY cushion with piping detail

I remember waaay back in early High School, when I first used a sewing machine. Looking back, it was probably a pretty basic machine, and I’m sure that I was useless at using it to start with – but that didn’t matter, because I loved it. As a young, naïve, budding crafter, my mind was blown at the sheer possibilities of the machine sitting in front of me! I could sew fabrics together! The only limit was my imagination! (and…

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Yosemite National Park travel video
in Travel, Video

Yosemite National Park travel video

Yosemite Valley is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been to. Looming sequoia trees tower above you as the sun filters through the canopy, peaceful streams trickle by and wildlife is abundant in every direction you look. In my Yosemite National Park travel vlog, you can follow along as I hike to Yosemite Falls, Half Dome village, El Capitan and more of the top sights in Yosemite Valley. We were only in Yosemite National Park for one day, but we…

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The Loch Ness Knit Fest, with Kyle Kunnecke (interview)
in Interviews

The Loch Ness Knit Fest, with Kyle Kunnecke (interview)

I’m really excited to be welcoming Kyle Kunnecke to the blog today! Kyle is a fibre artist, with a specialism in knitting – and his skills are insane. Living in San Francisco, he leads workshops and is a passionate advocate for public health awareness. And guess what?! Kyle is visiting the UK in a few weeks’ time to lead a series of workshops at the Loch Ness Knit Fest! It’s shaping up to be an amazing event – if you’re in the…

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San Francisco travel scrapbook
in Life, Paper, Travel

Look inside my San Francisco travel scrapbook…

I’m really excited to share something a little different with you guys today… a look through my San Francisco travel scrapbook! Now, I’m not much of a scrapbooker, so don’t judge me too hard. But I thought I’d give it a try during my trip last month. Gareth and I made this scrapbook as we went along during the holiday (instead of letting everything stack up, leaving us with loads of stuff to stick in when we got home). This…

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San Francisco travel holiday video
in Life, Travel

Watch my San Francisco video

I’m feeling some major post-holiday blues. I’ve been back in the UK for 2 weeks now, following my epic week-long trip to San Francisco. You’d think I’d be over it by now, but nope; I’m still day-dreaming of California… You know when you visit somewhere and it just clicks? I seriously could’ve stayed there and not come home! I can’t put my finger on what it was that I loved so much about San Francisco. The city just has SO MUCH…

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How to make fabric bunting from old shirts
in DIY + Crafts, Sewing

How to make fabric bunting from old clothes!

Guys, can you believe that it’s nearly September? Where the heck did August go?! The months might be whizzing by, but the summer isn’t over just yet – so let’s squeeze out the last drops of sunshine vibes! To help with this, I’ve whipped up this simple tutorial to make your own DIY fabric bunting. Perfect for those final barbecues of the year in the dog days of summer! The best bit about this tutorial is that it makes use…

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DIY ring toss game - make your own quoits
in Garden, Wood

DIY ring toss game (perfect for garden parties!)

The sun is shining (maybe), people are jetting off on their holidays… it must be the summer! Yep, the season for barbecues and garden parties is well upon us. Time to whip out the factor 30 and dig out those shorts from the back of the wardrobe (only for it to inevitably burst into an impromptu rain shower, of course… #BritishProblems). This is actually the first summer in years that I’ve lived in a house with a garden (up ’til…

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Carrot and courgette veggie fritters
in Recipe, Savoury

Carrot and courgette veggie fritters recipe

Back at the beginning of April, project garden began. We got the shed delivered, patio laid and then turned our hand to filling our garden with plants. Once we got the first raised bed finished and planted up, I couldn’t wait to turn over even more of our garden to veggies so we got to work expanding our raised bed plot. One of the first things we planted in phase two was a solitary courgette plant. Reading the label it…

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