Growing Flowers for Gifts – Make Your Own Flower Food with Comfrey

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If you are a fan of organic gardening, or would like to keep the cost of your flower growing down, investing in a Comfrey plant is money well spent. Comfrey can be used in the garden in a variety of ways. Today, I’ve focussed on making a plant feed — Comfrey Tea. It can also […] Read more…

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6 Beautiful Projects To Try This Weekend

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A selection of beautiful sewing and knitting projects: Not a project to complete in a weekend, but one to admire and get started on. You can find the instructions for this elegant needlepoint clutch at Purl Bee. Minki’s thread calligraphy is an beautiful way to use handwriting to make a treasured gift. You can find the […] Read more…

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Back to School – Personalised Pencil Cover Printable

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You may be enjoying the summer holidays, but Back To School is not far away. Personalised pencil covers are quick and easy to make, and would be a fun and colourful addition to their pencil case at the start of the new school year. You can find the download and instructions at Diana’s The Girl Creative, where I […] Read more…

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Growing Flowers for Gifts – First Flowers and Tackling Pests

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Finally, I have some flowers in my cutting garden to share with you. Cornflower, Calendula and Blue Clary are now in bloom and are adding some long-awaited colour to my patch. This hasn’t been without its challenges, however, as the resident pests are out in force and clearly have a taste for flower tops. PRIME SUSPECT #1: […] Read more…

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6 Gorgeous Craft Tutorials for the Weekend

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This week’s favourites: Weaving tutorials are very popular right now. This lovely woven trivet by Arounna Khounnoraj of boohoo for Poppy Talk is part of their best of DIY selection. I love the colours and subtle glitter in this clay bead necklace from Lebenslustiger. Glorious macrame dreamer by Pippa from Ouchflower for A Pair and A Spare. You can also find […] Read more…

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Hand Embroidery for Beginners – Stitches, Videos and Patterns

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I adore embroidery. It is a perennial on my list of skills I need to practice more. A quick search on Pinterest will throw out the most amazing and beautiful stitch work. One of the wonderful things about embroidery, however, is that even the simple stitches can create lovely results. With just two basic stitches — […] Read more…

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DIY Gift Idea – Jewellery Kit with Printable Matchbox

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If you are looking for a summer activity gift, this jewellery kit in a matchbox is affordable and fun to do. I’ve used a selection of paper beads — you can find the tutorial here — and added findings, a few metal beads, and a piece of thread. If the gift is for someone crafty, […] Read more…

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6 Colourful Summer Craft Projects for the Weekend

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Colourful and fruity DIYs for you to try this weekend: The smiling face is the perfect finish for these fruity placemats from Wild Olive. A great, detailed tutorial which includes a template download. If you are a dab hand with a set of pliers, why not try these elegant clay pendants by Ama Ryllis at DIY Read. Another fruity […] Read more…

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How to Make Paper Beads

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Truffle Box Printable

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If you were tempted by the White Chocolate Cranberry and Almond Truffle recipe, and still have enough left to give away as a gift, this printable truffle box is perfect. You will need The PDF download. Glue. 4 truffles in mini muffin cases. Instructions: Download and print the PDF box and wrapping strips. Cut along […] Read more…

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