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Cricut Maker - Cricut Mountain Make-A-Thon Conference in Salt Lake City Utah
in Cricut, Life

Behind the Scenes: Preparation for Cricut Make-A-Thon Conference

The last few weekends have pretty busy for me, as I prepare for the upcoming Cricut Make-A-Thon conference in Salt Lake City. It’s now just one week until I fly out! I thought I’d give you guys a little look behind the scenes, so you can see how my prep is going. 🙂 First up, I’ve been cutting things out on my Cricut Maker like an absolute mad man! I want to have plenty of projects to show my talk…

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How to make a Scandinavian-Style DIY Wooden Lampshade | Easy woodwork project for beginners | DIY and Crafts | Click through for the full tutorial
in DIY + Crafts, Home décor, Interiors, Paper, Wood

Scandinavian-Style DIY Wooden Lampshade

Way back in May (feels like a lifetime ago, right?!), I went to the Handmade Fair at Ragley Hall. As part of the event, Mollie Makes invited me to take part in a craft challenge on the main stage… I was given 30 minutes to upcycle a lampshade, live on stage, against a fellow craft competitor. I went with what I know (and love) – wood, bold colours and geometric design. The result was a Scandinavian-style DIY wooden lampshade, made from…

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How to make a DIY embroidered handkerchief or personalised pocket square - Click through for the full tutorial
in DIY + Crafts, Mens Fashion, Sewing

Make An Embroidered Handkerchief (With A Personalised Monogram)

This embroidered handkerchief tutorial was made in collaboration with Singer Sewing Machines. But all thoughts and opinions are completely my own! Thanks for supporting the brands that keep me blogging. 🙂 One of my fave things about my Singer sewing machine is the mass of cool accessories it comes with. Honestly, there’s an accessory everything! Whether it’s a specialist foot, an extendable table, a dual needle, speed control… the list goes on. It’s the gift that keeps on giving! Recently,…

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How to make a DIY footstool Click through for the full tutorial | DIY and Crafts blog
in DIY + Crafts, Home décor, Interiors, Wood

How To Make A DIY Footstool

This project, like most DIYs before it, started out months ago with the seed of an idea. It was during my trip to Bruges. I was mooching around a décor shop, and came across a footstool. It was very cool: mid-century teak legs, with a really nice fabric covering. I was soooo close to buying it! However, I didn’t love the pattern on the fabric. It was probably an 8 out of 10. But I want 10 out of 10. What…

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Free tutorial for how to make a mens T-Shirt from scratch - click through for more - tutorial by The Crafty Gentleman
in DIY + Crafts, Mens Fashion, Sewing

How to Make a Men’s T-Shirt: the Ultimate Guide for Beginners

If you’ve ever wanted to make a men’s T-shirt, then you’re in the right place! In this article, I’ve outlined the step-by-step tutorial of how to make a T-shirt, in beginner-friendly language. That’s everything from creating your own pattern, to adding the final touches. No jargon, promise. I’ve also added my best tips and advice throughout–as well as giving an honest insight into how my first attempts failed! (and what you can learn from my mistakes). If you just wanna…

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Make a cushion from a shirt | Click through for full tutorial | DIY and Craft blog
in DIY + Crafts, Interiors, Sewing

How To Turn A Shirt Into A Cushion Cover

Crafts and upcycling go hand-in-hand. Whether it’s reupholstering a vintage chair, transforming a charity shop find, or simply altering some ill-fitting clothes. Being able to breathe new life into an old object, transforming it into something new, is awesome. It feels like a superpower! 🙂 If you’re just getting started with upcycling, then a good first project is to turn a shirt into a cushion cover. I gave this a try last month for my brother-in-law’s birthday. He’s in the Royal Navy and had…

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Learn how to make custom plywood shelves to fit in any space - Full step-by-step tutorial with tips - Click through for this and more DIY woodwork projects
in DIY + Crafts, Home décor, Interiors, Wood

How to make custom plywood shelves (to fit ANY space!)

At the bottom of the stairs in my house, there’s a really awkward bit of space. It’s a small walkway, around 1 metre square, with the kitchen on one side and the living room on the other. It’s got a little bit of wall space, which immediately faces the stairs – so it’s the first thing you see when you get the the bottom. For a good few months after moving in, we were unsure what to do with this bit of…

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How to make DIY travel chess set with Cricut Maker, click through for tutorial
in Cricut, DIY + Crafts, Other, Wood

Bauhaus-inspired DIY Travel Chess Set

I’ve been wanting to make a DIY Travel Chess Set for aaaages. I think the idea first started during my trip to Berlin last year (check out my video, here), when I visited the Bauhaus Archive. I fell in love with the harsh angles, minimalist geometry and clean lines that makes Bauhaus so distinctive. In the gift shop, I spotted a really cool wooden chess set. The pieces had been reduced down to their most basic shapes, then carved into…

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