Tag Archives: Tutorial

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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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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Mini “Ikea” Project Bag

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It is not much of a surprise to anyone who has been to our house that we like Ikea, there are many things that I love about their designs most notably their space saving designs. Also we LOVE their meatballs  and have many of their bags around the house used for various things. Recently we found out that they have… 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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