Remember that pink chunky knit blanket I made just a couple of months ago, well mum had her eye on it and will be snapping it up pretty soon. This is not my usual DIY post but a quick update on how I care for my chunky knit blanket. The pink blanket has been neatly tucked away in a storage basket away from the preying…

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Christmas jumper day is fast approaching. Here in the UK thousands of people from various work organisations and schools pull out their ugly Christmas jumpers to raise money for a very good cause. Save the Children Christmas jumper day is a charity run organisation which helps create ‘a brighter future for children’. With £2 collected for every jumper worn you will provide a child with…

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Following on with my obsession over pom poms I decided to cut back costs by creating my very own Anthropology inspired wreath. This wreath has a festive twist with Christmas baubles and felted decorations. I just love the vibrant colours of blues, pinks, purple and white.   You’ll need: colourful pom poms polystyrene wreath an assortment of yarn in different colours cream | white yarn…

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I have made so many pom poms for my Christmas projects that I am now obsessing over making more. Using the Clover pom pom maker has helped speed up my previous method of using doughnut shaped cardboards. I hope this simple tutorial helps you with your fun pom pom craft ideas.   You’ll need: The Clover Pom Pom Maker chunky merino wool in an assortment…

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Tassels are a fun way to add colour and texture to just about any craft project. I love the endless possibilities of making each and every tassel unique.  Read on to find out how to make your very own tassel using just about any yarn, trimmings, fabric scraps and embroidery threads. You’ll need: an assortment of yarn embroidery threads beads trimmings scissors tapestry needle scrap…

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Woven wall hangings are great for  up-cycling scraps of yarn and wool roving. A new wave of creative individuals are exploring this traditional textiles technique with fresh patterns, various surface textures from tassels (rya knots), pom poms and feathers to the use of interesting yarns and trimmings. I spent about 5 hours creating this wall hanging (a few evenings at home watching Christmas movies with…

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Gold leaf foil can make just about everything look a little more expensive. From home decor, cutlery, planters, picture frames and many more. The DIY gold leaf ornaments are very popular amongst crafters especially during the festive season. Add a glamorous touch to your Christmas decor with this quick and easy DIY gold leaf tutorial. Read on to find out how to add a touch…

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Create a sweet smelling spa experience for your loved ones this Christmas with a quick and easy gift idea. The ingredients in this candy cane infused jar is great for soothing achy muscles and reviving dry skin. It’s a perfect gift for the festive season, you may even have most of the simple ingredients tucked away in your kitchen cupboards. Read on to find out…

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This time of year calls for all things snug and cosy. My obsession with knitwear continues with the Mytically Chunky yarn. The yarn is a synthetic yarn made from acrylic wool, it comes in a variety of colours. Read on to see how I made this super quick and easy snood. You’ll need: 4 skeins of Mythically Chunky wool (100g, 48m per skein) 9mm knitting…

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