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Easy Easter Chick Crochet Pattern

Easy Easter Chick Crochet Pattern

I’m a bit of a squirrel — whenever I come across a craft pattern in a magazine that I like, I tear it out (or online, pin it) and keep it safe for a rainy day. That’s how I am in possession of a 15 year old pattern for these cute crocheted Easter chicks. Since the […]

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Make Your Own Gift Tags

Make Your Own Gift Tags

In last week’s Christmas DIY I showed you how to make easy and chic Christmas cards. Today it’s all about those pretty gifts tags. Last Christmas I made some pretty simple, yet pretty gift tags made with white paper, pattern scissors and a Christmas sticker. This year I’m giving you three more options. Since gift tags are so […]

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Make Your Own Christmas Cards

Make Your Own Christmas Cards

Making Christmas cards is one of the most fun crafting sessions I have during the year. I listen to Christmas carols while trying out new ideas or recreating designs I’ve seen in magazines or in the shops. Here’s instructions for how to make seven different Christmas cards. I promise, neither of them are difficult to […]

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Christmas Workshop

Christmas Workshop

Thursday has been dedicated to my annual Christmas workshop. My main focus will be to create this year’s Christmas cards, but I will also look for inspiration for gift wrap, including self-made gift tags. Christmas cards — Last year I embossed most of my cards, but this year I want to mix up my techniques. Panduro, the largest […]

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How To Knit a Christmas Piglet

How To Knit a Christmas Piglet

As I was retreiving my knitting supplies from the basement to get cracking on this year’s Christmas gifts, I came across a knitting pattern for this cute little piglet. It’s the perfect pet for my handmade Santa couples! Since the piglet is so cute and incredibly easy to make — you only need to know how […]

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How To Tailor Your Trousers

How To Tailor Your Trousers

I believe that the term saggy bottom was invented by a tall girl buying ill-fitting trousers in the non-tall section. I assume you agree, no? Well, here’s my reasoning: Since I tend to wear non-tall clothing, I often have to size up my trousers to make the rise tall enough, since the waistband hits me much […]

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How To Re-hem Trousers To Fit Long Legs

How To Re-hem Trousers To Fit Long Legs

My recent post on how to tailor a top to fit a tall body was so well received, here’s a second post in this series. Now it’s time to make those trouser legs a little longer! I’ve had these nautical wool mix trousers for years and always thought they were a tad short. Luckily, most […]

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Golden Easter eggs

Golden Easter eggs

A batch of eggs drying on skewers Despite being very busy these last couple of weeks, I managed to squeeze in a couple of hours of crafting, which always makes me happy! Last year, I made the colourful Easter eggs photographed below, decorated with silk and lace ribbons and feathers. Learn how to make them […]

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