How to DIY a festive star-print phone case with sticky vinyl

If you fancy personalising your mobile phone by creating a case with a Christmasy vibe, look no further than this quick and easy star phone case project. I’ve shared a step-by-step DIY video to help you craft this cute festive-inspired case in no time…

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3 Ways to make your own no-sew handmade Christmas stockings

I’ve created a DIY video to show you 3 no-sew ways to make a Christmas stocking without ever picking up a needle and thread! Check out how super-quick they are to make – they’ll be hanging on your fireplace in no time..!

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4 Things to consider when starting an indie business

If you’ve found yourself with free time during lockdown this year, you might be thinking of setting up a side-hustle to make extra money, or may even be planning to launch your own business. Here are some tips for getting started with your indie biz…

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Festive family traditions – New pyjamas on Christmas eve

I think Christmas traditions are more important than ever this year, especially as many of the festive things we would usually do are cancelled. So, if you don’t already have a tradition of gifting new pyjamas on Christmas eve, why not give it a try?

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3 Ways to prepare for Christmas by making space in November

Let’s face it, as soon as December hits, it’s going to be full-on Christmas mode this year. Here’s are 3 ideas to help you get organised & make space so you can enjoy a stress-free December and crack on with the festive fun..!

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Easy sewing project – make your own felt device case

If you want to make a homemade Christmas gift or birthday present for your friends and family, you can easily sew this felt case for their devices or to use as a make-up pouch or pencil case. Here’s a step-by-step video to show you how…

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Christmas gift guide for creatives and crafters

I have many creative folk in my life so when it comes to selective a Christmas gift for those talented makers, I’ve certainly done plenty of research over the years. Here are a few ideas for festive gifts that artists, sewers and photographers will love…

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How to decorate with mid-century colours for a cosy autumnal home

As autumn approaches, there’s nothing better than feeling cosy & comfortable in your home. Textures add to that feeling, but I tend to focus colour on the most, which is why I’m exploring how my favourite mid-century colours create a feeling of cosiness…

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How to deal with darker days for better physical & mental health

With the clocks going back at the weekend we’ve now got to deal with darker days and the impending winter. And when there’s not as much daylight it’s not particularly good for our mental and physical health. Here are some easy ways to take care of yourself…

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6 Messy habits that save me time and money

In today’s post, I’m admitting to some rather messy habits I have but I want to share them for good reason – I think they actually save me both time and money every day. Do you do any of these hacks or have any similar time-saving tips? Let me know!

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3 Home and garden maintenance tasks to tackle in the autumn

After a long summer relaxing at home and in the garden there will no doubt be a few maintenance tasks that need doing. Some can be added to your spring cleaning list, but others would be good tackle now to keep you safe & happy over the winter months…

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8 Handmade autumn and Halloween creations from independent makers

Many of us love to decorate our homes for the seasons, and Halloween is a great excuse for a pre-Christmas celebration. I’ve pulled together some of my favourite Autumn and Halloween items to help you get spooky while supporting independent makers…

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3 Autumn/Winter wardrobe essentials for work, rest and play

Although I already have a wardrobe full of my absolute favourite clothing (and I get excited when it’s time to pull out the jumpers and jeans for autumn!) I’ve noticed a few gaps and have found the ideal seasonal items to fill them…

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Ergonomic work & sleep tips for Backcare Awareness Week

It’s Backcare Awareness Week so I thought I would share my own experiences of pain, posture and preventative measures in today’s blog post, including the ways I’ve set up my work and sleep environments to help…

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6 Thrifty party planning ideas for your at-home baby shower

Like many special events, such as birthdays, anniversaries and hen parties, baby showers are another occasion where we have to think outside the box if we want to celebrate. Here are a few ideas to plan your at-home baby shower…

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4 Autumnal hot drink recipes for International Coffee Day

Did you know it’s International Coffee Day today?? There’s nothing better than wrapping your hands around a steaming cup of something hot, is there? Here are 4 tasty hot drink recipes to keep you cosy and warm in throughout autumn and into winter…

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Why making future travel plans can help boost your mood

While most of our travel plans are on-hold this year it doesn’t stop you from dreaming about future trips. In fact, looking forward to a something can be beneficial to your mental health. Here’s how to make exciting plans without spending a penny…

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10 Easy upcycling ideas for national Recycle Week

Seeing as the majority of items in my home & wardrobe are second-hand (or rescued from a skip), Recycle Week gives me a chance to shout about all the fab things you can make from unwanted furniture or waste materials – such as these fun upcycling DIYs…

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7 Easy ways to make your living room cosy for autumn (on a budget)

Our living spaces seem to get smaller during the cooler months, don’t they? I think it’s because we’re indoors more & can’t use our gardens as much if the weather is bad. Here’s some ideas to make your living room more cosy & liveable for autumn…

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Freelancers: How to get the support you need when working from home

Many people – freelance or otherwise – are choosing to work from home if they can. While this may minimise the impact on our physical health, our mental health could suffer – so it’s important to know how to get the support you need if you’re staying in…

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Step-by-step beaded honey bee sewing project

I feel very lucky to be able to bring you a sneak peek of ‘Weekend Makes: Hoop Embroidery’ craft book, share this cute step-by-step beaded honey bee project AND give you the chance to win a copy of the book for yourself!

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4 Ways a clutter-free home can help to boost your mental health

When you look around your home do you ever you feel unsettled, tired or even sad by state of the space? If you’ve got clutter in your rooms, this can have an effect on your emotional state – here’s why it happens & how you can improve it…

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House tour of stylist Tamsyn Morgans’ fairytale vintage home

When I first discovered stylist and photographer Tamsyn Morgans, I was blown away by her beautiful images and fairy-tale-esque interiors. Today I’m sharing a house tour of Tamsyn’s home on my blog so read on to step inside her whimsical, vintage world…

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How to keep your pets safe and happy in both sunshine and storms

It’s a summer of extremes, isn’t it? We’ve had scorching hot days alongside epic thunderstorms. It’s been uncomfortable for us humans, so I can only imagine how my fluffy cats are coping in the heat. Here are some hacks for helping your pets to stay safe:

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House tour of pattern designer Rachael Taylor’s vibrant home

After having the pleasure of writing about surface pattern designer & illustrator Rachael Taylor’s home, I just knew that her vibrant interior & gorgeous garden would inspire you to inject some colour into your own home. Check out this exciting house tour:

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Seven tips for restoring and renovating a period home

While writing about home restorations for Reclaim magazine, I’ve heard many stories from homeowners who uncovered problems during their property renovation. Here are some handy tips for renovating a Victorian, Edwardian or Georgian home…

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Why I love using vintage record players and radios in my home

There’s something really soothing about listening to an LP on a vintage record player. Likewise, I quite like the occasional crackle of an analogue radio tuned into my local station. Here’s why you should include retro music players in your home…

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My little vintage caravan project – renovating the crumbling door

It’s been a while since I posted any updates on my little vintage caravan makeover but that doesn’t mean it’s been put on hold. While a lot of work has already been done, there’s still a lot more to do – some of it rather more practical than aesthetic. Here’s what I’ve been up to…

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How to get round to doing the things you never get round to doing

I bet you’ve got loads of things on your to-do list that you WANT to do, but don’t really NEED to do, so they never get done. A third of people say completing a to-do list is one of their top ‘little wins’ so here’s how to start ticking things off…

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Quick and easy lap tray makeover with wood-effect adhesive vinyl

If you’re using a lap tray for your lunch or to hold snacks during film night, it’ll probably get sticky & icky quickly. Even after wiping them down regularly & being careful with spills, they still ended up with little stains & grease marks on the surface. Here’s how to give a lap tray a quick makeover with self-adhesive vinyl…

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