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Three Free last-minute Valentines gifts

I saw a tweet this week from a magazine, something like “Our list of Valentines gifts for under £50″… I almost spat out my tea and the just-dunked biscuit I was inevitably munching (this womb-baby is a total biscuit fiend.) … Continue reading

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Transforming rubbish old tins with old paper

I really, really hate throwing stuff away. If it wasn’t for my husband I’d probably get written about in the Metro, how I have to tunnel myself in and out of my house because it is wall to ceiling with … Continue reading

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Bumblebees and Boats- stitching on books

What CAN’T you do with a needle and thread?* It can be therapy- like these prisoners who learnt to stitch their stories. It can raise political consciousness and beautifully challenge social norms.  It has helped people find the meaning of life … Continue reading

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Easy resin craft – Bambi and scrabble letters get Pompei’d

I want to let you into a little crafter’s secret. I’ve mentioned it once or twice before. It is the key to making stuff that really doesn’t look home made. Sometimes homemade IS the look you want; mismatched fabrics, crazy … Continue reading

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Delicious body scrub in a fancy jar – a Mothers Day craft

I am absolutely rubbish at Mo Day usually but my New Year’s Resolution was to do something for people on their birthdays and special days. This Sunday it is my mum’s turn, the lucky devil. I love giving gifts in pretty … Continue reading

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