Book review – Blissed out with Buttons

January 26, 2014

I LOVE buttons so reviewing “Blissed out with Buttons ” seemed a perfect fit:) There are a large variety of ideas in the book, spanning from jewellery, to CD suncatchers. I found a few ideas I already do, (so to speak) christmas card and button magnets. However there are lots of new ideas. The projects vary in difficulty, with lots which children would enjoy making. It…

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Grow Your Blog

January 24, 2014

I am so excited to be taking part in the “Grow your blog” event, squeezing an entry in at the last knockings! Who am I? I am a Mum, wife, housewife, team leader, christian, daughter, sister, aunty…. I live in Norwich UK with my family. Why do I blog? I started blogging 18 months ago due to advice to do so to drive traffic to…

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Upcycled Magnetic Baking Tray Notice Board

January 22, 2014

Introducing this weeks Quick Mid Week Upcycled Make, an upcycled magnetic notice board. This is made from a rusty baking tray and some old buttons. This is a fab quick make, which I am really chuffed with (can you tell?!) You will need: old baking tray fabric buttons magnets Bondaweb (or similar double sided fabric adhesive) Take one backing tray, and create an oblong template. I…

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Upcycled Shirt Quilt

January 19, 2014

For some time I have had the desire to have a crack at making a quilt. I am far from precise person so I have hesitated quite a bit about the quality of quilt I would be able to make – lining up 10’s of squares accurately did not seem that plausible. However the time came to bite the bullet, and combine the quilt making…

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Felt Jumper Hot Water Bottle Cover

January 15, 2014

I am delighted to announce my Quick Mid Week Upcycled Makes series. I am very excited about this, and just about holding off writing and scheduling a months worth of posts right now! Felt Jumper Hot Water Bottle Cover You may be inclined to agree with me my current hot water bottle cover is in need of replacing! This time I am using a jumper…

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Fabric Selvage Cushion Cover

January 12, 2014

I’ve been gathering my fabric selvage’s for some time, it reached a point where I felt I had enough to create a project. That or it was time to make another storage basket.   My cushion covers are looking somewhat the worse for wear. An ideal chance to redesign, recover. I used the old cushion cover as template, and utilised the old zip as the…

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