Sewing for a golfer – DIY golf gift

It is so easy to spend time on Pinterest browsing many lovely ideas and creations. When I questioned my daughter re her teacher and a suitable gift she stated all he talks about is golf in a ugh how boring way. Just visualise a nine year old practicing to be a teenager. Pinterest had limited … Read more

Quick and effective plant pots – Teachers gifts

I can’t quite believe how the time has flown, it doesn’t seem but a blink of an eyelid since my youngest started school. Like all children he has his own little ways and is learning how to manage change – not something that any of us naturally find easy. The settlement into a school routine … Read more

Refashion July with House of Estrela

Do you have clothes hiding in your stash, just waiting to be refashioned? Oh good, I’m in great company then!! There is nothing better than reusing a former garment for its fabric – I hate fabric going to landfill. I don’t quite like to admit how long ago my daughter begged me to buy a … Read more

Cable Reel as display stand for plants

Months ago I couldn’t resist this cable reel, but then it sat in the shed for months on end whilst I deliberated about what to make. The kids are a little old for toad stools and similar, but I knew I wished to use it in the garden. We have a rather boring porch area … Read more

Half term holidays – Antibes & upcycling

I love visiting France, it brings back happy memories of family holidays both as a child and as an adult. This year we were fortunate enough to have 11 days on a campsite on the edge of Frejus. We spent hours by the pool and on the beach. In return the children agreed to visit … Read more