Easy To Make Colourful Tin Can Planters

Colourful Tin Can Planters and Pallet Holder

I live in a Victorian semi townhouse, so I just have a small town garden. When the sun is shining there is nothing more I like to do than to bask on my outdoor sofa. This year I decided to brighten up my...

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Knitting V Crochet


Yarn and Snow

  The other day while I was crocheting some dim sum (as you do !), the analogy that knitting is to crochet as skiing is to snowboarding popped into my head. Before explaining my reasoning, understand that I am coming from the background of someone who used to ski and knit (not at the...
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The “WOOF” instead of “The Scream”

It was my husband’s birthday weekend, grandparents were watching the kids, so of course the city break destination was going to be Oslo. After many idyllic childhood summers  spent in the fjords, Paul always hankers to go back to Norway. I’d been to Bergen and the Fjords a few times, however I’d never been to Oslo so...
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Sweet Pickled Radishes and Courgettes

One bite of my Norwegian mother in-laws homemade sweet and spicy pickled courgettes and I was hooked, I ended up not only taking home the rest of the jar but the recipe too. I have been making these delicious pickles ever since. I have used the same recipe to make pickled radishes as well....
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Make an awesome DIY glasses case from your old jeans

Upcycled jeans DIY glasses case with killer pocket feature

The sun is finally shining and my shades have come out. I'm fed up of damaging my sunglasses when I'm not wearing them. They normally get lost to the depths of my handbag or crushed in my pockets. To stop this happening again I designed...
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Supersized cross stitch cushion

Supersized Cross Stitch Cushion

Supersized cross stitch is really easy and much faster compared to conventional cross stitch (some people call it needlepoint). I have used this technique to make a cushion which commemorates my favourite song.   “Sit Down” by James may seem an odd choice for your wedding song especially when you are trying to...
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