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DIY Mini Note Book Covers

Make yourself a pretty notebook cover with some designer paper scraps Continue reading

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Blind Drawing: Good Practice

Tapping into the creative or right hemisphere of the brain can allow us to visualize and draw shapes, contours and lines better. This exercise helps do all of that. Continue reading

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Rosemaling and Art Coloring in Designs

Colouring in can be very relaxing and a way to engage with art in a non-threatening way. Particularly for those who might think they aren’t artistic. My Rosemaling colouring in designs allow you to familiarise yourself with the forms and begin to understand this art. Build your confidence in drawing with this lovely Norwegian folk art. Continue reading

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How to Design your own Artwork – Week #2 Design Challenge

Learn how to design your own artwork examining the elements and principles of art and how it applies to design and to Norwegian folk art. Continue reading

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How to Design your own Artwork – Week #1 Design Challenge

There are a variety of elements used in every artistic design or piece. Principles applied to the elements bring them together in an eye-pleasing cohesive unit. Knowing this can make the difference between being able to produce an attractive or disjointed piece. A design challenge can improve your skill level, inspire you to extend yourself, and give you confidence in your designing skills. My focus is on traditional art but this challenge could apply to any artistic pursuit. Continue reading

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Blueberry Muffins with Brown sugar

We must take advantage of blueberries when they are in season. They are cheap as chips and so good for you, protecting against diseases and ageing, as well as helping to metabolise carbohydrates, proteins and fats, which is excellent if … Continue reading

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Kremowka – A Slice of heaven

Making traditional hard to find recipes with Lin’s rare cooking challenge. This month I nominated to make a polish version of a Slice called Kremowka and I loved it! Continue reading

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Lingonberry/ Cranberry Slice – Tantalizing Tuesday

LIngonberries are a great source of Vitamin C and other health benefits. They taste great in a sweet or savoury dish. Here is a great recipe that you will love. Everyone does! Continue reading

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Not Another Lemon Cake!

Something to Ponder About posts functional and proven recipes on Taantalizing Tuesdays, and recipes that use the humble lemon feature strongly. This one is a quick and super easy Lemon Cake. Lemons are a great healthy asset helping to detox and balance our metabolism. Continue reading

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D.I.Y Essential Oils Toilet Freshener

Why buy it? When it is better and cheaper to make your own.

No Harsh chemicals, and a lovely fragrance from essential oils, easily purchased in bulk. Continue reading

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Tree Painting Tutorial from Zachary Rau

Blog – Reform School — Zachary Rau. If you want to make your own Christmas decorative pieces for next year, here is a guide to painting a coniferous Christmas tree Blog – Reform School — Zachary Rau.

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Upcycling – Stool/potplant stand 30 minute Makeover

So many things are thrown away that are still useful. This stool was just begging me to rescue it from a kerbside clean up. And even with just a small embellishment, it has found a new home on my porch. … Continue reading

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Quick Christmas craft Table decoration – Craft for kids

Running out of time this Christmas? Looking for a quick and easy table decoration you can do with children …. Here is an idea that you won’t be embarrassed to have on the table… try this.. You will need: 1 … Continue reading

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Red & White Christmas: Fringed, Peppermint Stripe Tree

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More red & white Christmas decorating ideas today. Have you missed the Peppermint Candy Tree, Peppermint Stripe Sweater Wreath, or the Mitten & Snowball Garland? Today’s tutorial is for a Fringed, Peppermint Stripe Tree.…

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Easy, red & white Peppermint Pinwheel Topiaries

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These cheerful Peppermint Pinwheel Topiaries stand more than 12” tall. They would make a stand-out addition to your mantel or a buffet table. Or, add a hanger to the peppermint “candies” and they become…

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