78: Upcycling into a Fire Engine Box

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My son Leon is totally obsessed with fire engines so I decided to upcycle an old wooden MDF toy box that my brother and I used when we were children. I sanded it, primed it and painted it fire engine red (of course). I found a brilliant website called Smartwalls that create personalised vinyl fire [...]

59: Another Heart Garland & An Amazing B&B

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I went to a wedding last weekend in the beautiful Sussex countryside and made another of my crochet heart garlands (see original post & pattern here). We stayed at such a lovely B&B in nearby Petworth, called Buckfold Cottage. The owners, Sylvia and Andrew (an antique’s dealer) were very welcoming and the B&B itself was [...]

58: Crochet Christmas Star Ornaments

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  All the shops are now selling their Christmas decorations so it got me in the mood to make some of my own! I used some Rowan Handknit Cotton DK in Rosso and a 3mm crochet hook to make the stars (pattern can be found here) and sewed on a button and some ribbon so [...]

41: Wedding Heart Garland

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My friends James and Sarah got married yesterday and so I decided to make a little heart garland for them. I made it really quickly – just took me less than a morning! I found the pattern here and used some red cotton dk by Rowan.