How to make fabric bunting from old shirts
in DIY + Crafts, Garden, Garden, Garden, 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, Garden, 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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My San Francisco travel journal
in Cricut, Life

California Dreaming…

Hi guys! I’m writing just a quick blog today, to let you all in on some exciting news… I’m going to San Francisco tomorrow! A whole 8 days holidaying in California: seeing the sights, eating far too much food, and taking zillions of photos. I am so excited! I’ll try my best to share updates over on my Instagram Stories – so make sure to follow me, if you’re not already. Also, Gareth and I have decided to do something a little different…

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Trimcraft bloggers day 2017 Christmas
in Events, Life

Christmas… in August?!

Ahh, it’s that time of year already. Christmas trees, mince pies, gifts from Santa… hold up, what do you mean it’s only August?! No, I’m not crazy I might be getting into the festive spirit a little early, but it’s all in the name of craft! Last weekend, I spent the day at the Trimcraft offices in Nottingham to see a special preview of their 2017 Christmas ranges. Yep, a day full of Christmas crafts. It was awesome. The team really…

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Cricut Explore air unboxing and first makes
in Cricut, 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: 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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