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Long haul flight survival kit: contents

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So I have mentioned this a little bit in our “Sunday” sevens series but here now is the complete blog post for it. One of my close friends recently flew to Australia for a secondment and since that is an exceptionally long journey I decided for her birthday present I was going to create the ultimate long-haul flight survival kit…. Read more »

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Quick project: Framed organisation lists

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So this is a tutorial for a very quick project, I think it took me less than 30 minutes to make 2 of these and take photographs. For this project you need: Some frames – size doesn’t matter (these are from IKEA but you can pick up cheap frames lots of places) Card – enough to cover the opening of… Read more »

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Making My Memory Jar

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Making a memory jar As a resolution for this year, I have decided I need to document my life better. As part of this I have decided I want to make a memory jar. This was something I saw a friend post about on Facebook and the concept of it is very simple. You take a jar (or any other… Read more »

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Lego Cake!

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So it’s been a very long time since I have posted… Mainly because I have been very busy and I haven’t had the time to organise photos for posts about things I have made previously but also because I haven’t really done that much new stuff to post about… However this cake that I made recently was definitely worth posting… Read more »

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How to: Embellishing shoes

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So in a few weeks (far too soon in fact) I will be performing in our annual Strictly show where I will be dancing the waltz with my ‘celebrity’, who up until Nov/Dec time had never danced before… my partner is shorter than me and so I am most likely going to end up wearing flats instead of heels for… Read more »

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Oreo Vanilla Ice cream recipe

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The inspiration for this was taken from pinterest when I was looking for oreo recipes and came across a recipe for cookie monster ice cream from Our family of Seven – given my previous cookie monster cupcakes I made, I thought it would be a great idea, unfortunately I didn’t have the chocolate chip cookies to make it complete, so that will… Read more »

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Rag Rug Project: Completed! (plus a tutorial)

Well I previously posted about my Rag Rug Project and it’s progress, well it has finally been completed! It took quite a while firstly just because it was quite large and fiddly, but also because it was quite difficult to find periods of time to actually sit down and spend a decent bit of time working on the rug. But now… Read more »

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Latin skirt: using crinoline – tutorial

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For my Ballroom Dress (see inspiration here) I have decided that I would like to use crinoline to give shape to the hem of it. But this doesn’t seem to be something that is used in tutorials very much (at least not where the crinoline is visible on the hem of the skirt). The look that I am going for… Read more »

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Tutorial: Making filofax dividers!

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So both me and Pippa have got ourselves lovely Filofaxes, Pippa has had hers for over a year now and I’m a more recent convert. Pippa bought me one for my Birthday in November.  Our filofaxes left: Pippa’s, right: Nikki’s Pippa saw a post on pinterest (from the blog a bowl full of lemons) that inspired her to create filofax dividers…. Read more »

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