Embroidered Christmas cushion DIY craft project
in Christmas, Christmas crafts, recipes and festive inspiration!, DIY + Crafts, Sewing

Embroidered Christmas cushions DIY

When we moved into our new-build house last year, we intentionally kept it pretty neutral. Bright white walls, grey carpets, no loud colours or patterns. We wanted to create a blank canvas, so we could interpret the house differently through the year (for example, we did this in the autumn). Now that Christmas is well and truly upon us, it’s time to update our house for the festive season! As well as the obvious (Christmas tree, decorations etc), I also…

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Awesome handmade Christmas decorations
in Christmas crafts, recipes and festive inspiration!, roundup, Wish List

10 favourite Christmas decorations

We’re into the final week of November! Yep, it’s nearly time to dust off the Christmas decorations and put the tree up. If you’re looking to treat yourself to a few new decorations this year, then I’ve compiled a list of the ones I’m eyeing up on Etsy. It was tough whittling it down to just ten! Click on any of the images below to be taken right to the relevant product page. Needle Felted Fox Personalised Wooden Ornaments Cement Christmas…

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Easy DIY Christmas decorations with wooden beads
in Christmas, Christmas crafts, recipes and festive inspiration!, DIY + Crafts, Video

Easy DIY Christmas decorations with wooden beads (video)

It’s almost that time of year… mince pies, festive films and a whole lotta Christmas crafting! Of all the Christmas crafts, I think tree decorations are probably where you can have the most fun. There’s no need to make them overly intricate or complicated; simple, easy designs often work the best! This year, I was inspired to make these very easy DIY Christmas decorations with wooden beads. I tend to go for a rustic wooden theme at Christmas, accented with bold pops…

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The Handmade Fair Ragley 2018 with Kirstie Allsopp
in Events, Life

See me at Kirstie Allsopp’s Handmade Fair 2018!

Remember last Christmas, when I appeared on Channel 4’s Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas? I took part in a tree decorating competition up in the beautiful surroundings of Blair Castle in Perthshire, Scotland. Well, EXCITING NEWS ALERT! I’m going to be working with Kirstie Allsopp again next summer! Kirstie’s Handmade Fair 2018 Each year, Kirstie runs a massive craft fair called The Handmade Fair. It’s full of craft demos, workshops, guest talks, meet-and-greets, indie shopping, networking and handmade inspiration. I’m honoured to have been invited to teach…

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DIY geometric clock made from wood
in DIY + Crafts, Home décor, Interiors, Wood

How to make a geometric wooden clock

Have you ever tried a woodwork project before? Or has the thought of thought of using jig saws, electric sanders, mitre saws and other power tools put you off? If it’s the latter, then don’t worry – I used to be just the same. I thought I’d inevitably end up with a messy, unprofessional looking project (and probably lose a few fingers in the process). But you know what? I started small, and gradually built up my skills (and confidence). I’m now a…

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Christmas Lino print designs, hand-printed art, Etsy UK
in Christmas crafts, recipes and festive inspiration!, Life, My Etsy Shop

Want to see my new Etsy shop?!

You guys, big news! As you can probably tell by the title of this post, I’ve opened a brand new Etsy shop. How exciting! Well, I say exciting… I actually mean terrifying and anxiety-inducing. But hey, anything that’s worth doing should scare you a little, right? (If you want to skip right to it, then you can visit my swanky new Etsy shop HERE – and I’ve put an exclusive offer code at the end of this blog post!). But first,…

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Easy mens scarf knitting pattern
in DIY + Crafts, Knitting, Mens Fashion

Easy mens scarf knitting pattern

Guys, I think I might be the world’s slowest knitter. I’m embarrassed to admit that I’ve been working on this scarf since my trip to Iceland last year – that’s over 18 months! Okay, so I obviously haven’t been working very hard on this project; just adding the odd row every now and then. But still, 18 months to knit a scarf?! Major kudos to people who can whip them up in a day or two! However, since it’s been such a long time…

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Rosemary, fennel and sea salt macaron recipes with Ottar chocolate
in Recipe, Sweet

Try these caramel macarons (with fennel, rosemary and sea salt flavours!)

A perfectly baked macaron is like a little bite of pure perfection. Crisp on the outside, soft and chewy in the middle, with a generous layer of gooey filling… give anyone a plate of macarons and you’ll be on to a winner! For me, one of the best things about macarons is their variety. There’s simply no end to the number of ways you can tweak the basic recipe to add in new flavours, colours, textures, shapes and finishes. A…

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