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Raspberry and Almond Shortbread

Wanting to feed some good comfort home bake that will be appreciated by all ages. I will share the recipe with you here. 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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Up- cycling DIY Tutorial From Tired Placemat to Pretty Tea Cosy

What can you do with an old fabric placemat, that feels too good to throw away. Use the extra thermal padding and pretty fabric as a Teapot Cosy.
10 minute upcycling project, that will leave you with endless cups of hot tea,( or as much as your teapot holds) and you will be helping the planet. Waste less, enjoy more! Continue reading

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Completing a Renaissance Baroque art project – Another UFO down.

When you live at least four decades and more, you tend to accumulate a lot of ‘stuff’. Particularly if you are into craft, as I am. At some point, it becomes overwhelming and this is when you need to have a good look at your stash and perform a swift and sometimes cruel cull. But another less painful way to clean up is to complete some Un Finished Objects, hitherto referred to as UFOs. And do so with a determination akin to that of a Tasmanian devil hanging on to its prey. Continue reading

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Tutorial ‘Upcycle’ an “Environmentally-friendly” Bag to a Stylish Tote

When we think Green bags, what comes to mind? Those ugly, bland ones in garish colours, with some corporate log stamped all over it. They might be practical, but more often, ugly. Or they get dirty and you can’t erase the marks, no matter what detergent you use.

Solution: “Upcycle” your green bags, by adding a pretty fabric cover which is machine washable. This gives you the chance to use some pretty fabric from your stash. Continue reading

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