Creative things to do with glass bottles – upcycled cacti planter

April 7, 2019

What can you make with glass bottles? Today I am sharing two creative things to do with glass bottles. Why? Amazingly each household uses five hundred glass bottles per year with an average only one in six being recycled… This fact astounds me. Recycling one glass bottle powers a computer for 25 minutes. Recycling is fabulous but how about reusing this is even better for…

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DIY Garden planters – upcycle your old garden shed

April 1, 2019

Today I am going to share with you how to make some DIY garden planters, ready for flowers or vegetables. The sun is out, spring is in the air and we are busy sorting out the garden for summer.   Last summer we removed our semi-rotten sheds and replaced with one large shed. But naturally, that leaves pieces of an old shed to deal with…

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Sweet Home Embroidery Book Review

March 24, 2019

Do you love embroidery hoop art but are not sure where to start? Then this ebook is for you with step by step instructions, downloadable printable designs, and helpful and videos. I have to admit I am not usually girly girl but I LOVE these embroidery designs by Jessica, found in her newly released Sweet Embroidery ebook. The embroidery book is packed with 22 different…

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Use your fabric scraps to make a top

March 19, 2019

Where do you find inspiration for sewing from?  Dare I confess to sometimes catch myself staring at a garment a person is wearing wondering how it is made?! Plus of course Pinterest. On televisions, I am slowly watching Project Runaway on Netflix, and on UK TV The Great British Sewing Bee. The Great British Sewing Bee is made up of three sewing challenges per episode,…

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Succulent Planter DIY

March 10, 2019

  Are you a succulent fan? I am – they seem the best option for me, I’m not particularly good at remembering to water indoor houseplants! So the next question what design of planter to use? I love a DIY project and particularly enjoy something a little different – introducing you to my cake stand planter made from a teapot, cup and plate, a perfect…

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Sashiko Inspired Dress

March 5, 2019

If you have not heard of sashiko before it is a Japanese word describing embroidery frequently used to repair clothes with patches. It is simple running stitches made by hand. Sashiko is usually made with white thread on indigo fabric. I have been contemplating making a dress adorned with sashiko inspired stitching for some time. I am frequently inspired to complete a project by the…

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