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April 1, 2018
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My thrifty 50s kitchen renovation: DIY Retro artwork (using tea towels)

This week’s DIY project is a little different to my usual kitchen renovation posts; I’m turning some printed tea towels into framed art work for my kitchen alcove. Here’s how I did it, step-by-step…

March 5, 2018
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How to lino-print fabric + my upcycled napkin project is in Reloved Magazine!

Ever fancied printing your own designs onto fabric? Well, that’s exactly what I did for my latest project in Reloved magazine (with a little help from UnrulyPrint!)- here’s how I got on…

January 14, 2018
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5 Reasons you should take up a new craft in the new year

Today’s blog post is all about getting stuck in to a new craft this year and the five reasons why you should try a hands-on project in 2018… 

December 8, 2017
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DIY Christmas jumper bunting sewing project – The Second Hand Santa Challenge with Emmaus

This week has been an incredibly crafty one for me – first it was the wreath-making workshop and today’s blog post is all about my latest sewing project: Christmas jumper bunting. Scroll down to see my step-by-step guide to making … Continue reading

December 4, 2017
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Sew-your-own Christmas Angel + win the pattern!

Remember your childhood Christmas tree – I bet it had an angel on the top, didn’t it? Over the years I’ve spotted more and more stars adorning the tops of our festive trees, but I love the traditional look that … Continue reading

November 14, 2017
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How to upcycle your old Christmas jumpers into cosy fair isle cushions

Do you have a lovely Christmas jumper that you’ve shrunk in the wash? Did the moths nibble their way through your favourite festive pullover? Don’t bin them – you can turn your old knits into Christmas cushions! All it takes … Continue reading

October 27, 2017
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How to turn a Halloween t-shirt into a spooky cushion

If you want to get into the Halloween spirit (excuse the pun) by styling your home with spooky decor, I’ve come up with a quick and easy tutorial to turn an old t-shirt into a Halloween cushion. You could make … Continue reading

October 9, 2017
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5 Tips for choosing the right sewing machine for beginners

Last century, sewing was a skill that many people wanted to master. Sewing meant freedom of choice and the ability to be able to create your own textiles such as clothing, curtains, bedding, and other items for the home. Sewing … Continue reading

September 17, 2017
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How to refashion & re-wear your bridesmaid dress

Were you a bridesmaid over the summer? Do you have a gorgeous freshly-laundered bridesmaid dress hanging in your wardrobe? Think you’ll probably never get a chance to wear it again? Think again! If you’ve recently been a bridesmaid at your … Continue reading

July 26, 2017
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DIY picnic basket, lunch box & flask upcycling project

Have you seen this month’s issue of Reloved Magazine yet? If not, quickly get yourself a copy from WH Smith, Sainsburys, Tesco or Costco, because my picnic project is in the magazine with an impressive double-page spread (and 3 further pages … Continue reading

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