Victorian style cake stand


How to make a cake stand from vintage plates

The traditional afternoon tea is back!  And this Victorian style cake stand is bang on trend and will add real glamour to your tea party.  ...

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Summer time and the living is easy…time to get out the barbecue and enjoy the long hot days in your garden. You don’t need a huge garden to make the most of your outdoor room, even a small balcony or patio is more than enough. ...


How to make your own face masks - recipes

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Don’t throw away the left over fruit and veg etc from your fridge – turn into fantastically rich face masks.These simple recipes all use ingredients that should be to hand at home - or are easily obtained. great newsletter… ...


Growing, cooking and preserving strawberries


Strawberries are the very essence of summer. There's nothing nicer than sitting in the garden eating freshly picked strawberries with cream. As the strawberry season is usually quite short we need to make the most of them while they're ...


How to make decoupage hearts

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Show your loved ones how much you love them by giving them a handmade  decoupage heart. It's a great way to practice your decoupage skills before you tackle a bigger project >> How to decoupage a chair >> Decoupage a ...


How to make a quilt out of old sweatshirts

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Children grow out of sweatshirts at a rate of knots, but what do you do with them once they are past their sell by date. You can always turn them into dusters and cleaning cloths, but sometimes the shirts themselves are just too nice to ...


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Short of inspiration? Nervous about making something for the first time? wanting to learn a new skill? Trying to save a bit of money? Keen to use up those leftovers or find a use for that old chair or those old school sweatshirts? Eager ...


How to paint kitchen cupboards

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Bored with your kitchen? You don't need to spend a fortune having a new one fitted... A quick coat of paint to your cabinets can really lift your kitchen and make it feel like a whole new room. Once you have done this basic paint job, you ...

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