Easter Egg-stravaganza!

The Easter holidays are about to descend upon us and as we all know, eggs will play a big part in the festivities. If we’re not scoffing them, we’ll be hunting for them, and if we’re not hunting them, we’ll be decorating them. Yes, egg decorating is a popular Easter tradition which kids love –… Continue reading Easter Egg-stravaganza!

Picnic Blanket

From: Essentials, 2014 YOU WILL NEED: Fabric Pins Sewing machine Thread Buttons Scissors Wadding HOW TO MAKE: FOR THE BLANKET Cut out two pieces of fabric 114cm x 144cm. Lay them right sides together and sew around the outside edge, leaving a gap of 30cm on one side. Turn round the right way. Cut out… Continue reading Picnic Blanket

Heart Table Weight

Stop the wind playing havoc with your tablecloth! From: Essentials magazine, 2014 YOU WILL NEED: Scissors Fabric Ribbon Pins Sewing machine Thread Buttons Sand HOW TO MAKE: Cut out two hearts from your fabric. Lay them right sides facing together. Pin and sew around outside edge, leaving a 3-4cm gap at the top. Make small cuts… Continue reading Heart Table Weight

Hanging Herb garden

From: Essentials magazine, 2014 YOU WILL NEED: Scissors A printed list of herb names Wrapping paper Glue wide sticky tape Stapler or pins Hanging shoe caddy Selection of herbs Sandwich bags   HOW TO MAKE: Cut out the names of each of the herbs from the list. Cut out pieces of wrapping paper. They should… Continue reading Hanging Herb garden

Picnic Box Cushions

Hubby and I travelled down to the coast recently for an air show. Knowing that we’d be there for pretty much the whole day, I decide to splash out on a picnic blanket and a couple of cushions to make sure that we were comfy. However we’re now approaching the end of the Summer season… Continue reading Picnic Box Cushions

Tea Towel Tablecloth

Tea Towels aren’t just for drying dishes. Try this project to create a stylish tablecloth from the tea towels of your choice. They could all be the same design a select co-ordinating designs and colours. From: Essentials magazine, 2014   YOU WILL NEED: 6-12 tea towels Pins Sewing machine Thread WHAT TO DO: Measure your… Continue reading Tea Towel Tablecloth