Quick & Simple Way to Shorten Curtains

March 12, 2015

This week I have been working on my list of things to do around the house, which includes shortening curtains. I don’t know about you but curtains are fairly low down on the priority list when moving house, I always ending up refashioning ones I have or scouring charity shops for new to me curtains. These curtains have been up for nearly 5 years at 5″…

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#Remarkable2015 Update

March 8, 2015

Do you remember I am doing a free photography course for the year? I had fallen a bit behind, however yesterday a day trip out gave me the opportunity to practice. I took my phone plus DSLR and snapped away.     Some of my favourite pictures are ones I took on my Iphone. Just how much sea water can the tot fit in his wellies ?!! With this…

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5 Great Odd Sock Upcycles

March 5, 2015

Is it only me?? Our household seems to grow odd socks, almost with every wash!! At the moment I am attempting to declutter/sort out piles around the home, this includes dealing with the odd sock pile.. 5 Great Odd Sock Upcycles Here are some ideas for what to make..   Sadly my kids have outgrown the hobby horse stage – but this is a fantastic tutorial…

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Recycled Crisp Packet Apron DIY

February 22, 2015

This upcycled crisp packet apron is a little quirky,  certainly a fun recycling craft idea.  Regular readers may remember a post with 8 different ideas for upcycling crisp packets.  At the time my husband suggested an apron, a google search later and it seems no one has made one. I am delighted to say I have created his idea – one DIY recycled crisp packet apron:) I…

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DIY T Shirt Sundress, Kids Clothes Week

February 8, 2015

My final make for kids clothes week is a t-shirt sundress. Its quick and easy, have a go:) DIY T Shirt Sundress Start by cutting out the bodice part of the dress, either using a pattern or following the layout of an existing dress. Sew together the shoulder seams. Cut out and add two layers of t-shirt fabric, this create the length of the skirt. Optimise the…

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Raglan T Shirt – Kids Clothes Week – Upcycling

February 7, 2015

Today I have whipped up two t shirts, using three of my husbands old t shirts. I followed a fab tutorial from stitched by crystal for drafting a pattern. My tot seems singularly unimpressed, not seeming in the slightest bothered.   Its a pity the neckline on this one is way too big – I’m wondering about attempting the neckline again with a 1″ hem, would…

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