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Handmade DIY autumn wreath
in DIY + Crafts, Halloween, Halloween, Interiors, Paper

Handmade autumn wreath tutorial

Happy autumn equinox, guys! This weekend (Friday 22nd, to be precise) marks the official start of autumn… YAY! I bloody love this time of year. The leaves are starting to fall from the trees, golden orange and brown. The sun is low in the sky and there’s a chill in the air. The knitwear is dug out from the back of the wardrobe (at last!). Pumpkins, chestnuts, damsons and figs are in season. Not to mention that little old thing…

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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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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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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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Cricut Explore air unboxing and first makes
in DIY + Crafts, Life, Paper

My new Cricut Explore Air! Unboxing and first makes…

YOU GUYS, I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS BLOG POST! Yep, an all-caps intro sentence. I’m that excited! Why? Because I’m going to tell you all about my brand new Cricut Explore Air. I’ve been eyeing these up for months, so when the guys at Cricut offered to send me one to use in my makes, I absolutely jumped at the opportunity! But first, let’s back it up a little and explore what a Cricut is… So, what is a…

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Make a mini herb garden | Click for step-by-step guide
in DIY + Crafts, Garden, Garden, Garden

How to make a plant pot herb garden

Picture the scene: it’s a balmy summer evening and you’re standing in your kitchen. The sun is streaming in through the partially opened window, catching the light of the wine glass in your hand. You’ve just finished preparing the most delicious meal, while your guests are having a merry time in the next room. You can hear their laughter, mingling with the music, dancing its way to your ears. Just as you’re about to serve your home cooked meal, you…

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How to make DIY raised beds for gardening
in DIY + Crafts, Garden, Garden, Garden, Wood

DIY raised beds for planting vegetables

I’ve recently become obsessed by gardening… At first, this came as a bit of a surprise. Whilst I’ve always loved cooking and baking (I love turning a bunch of boring ingredients into something delicious), gardening was never something I’ve been interested in. My parents didn’t really garden either – perhaps because my childhood garden was too shady and small. However, despite the lack of green fingers in my immediate family, my grandparents had fruit and veg plots that were always bursting with…

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