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  • pippa greenwood grow your own
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    Win a Pippa Greenwood Grow Your Own gift set

    Win a Pippa Greenwood Grow Your Own gift set – scroll down to find out how to enter… Win Pippa Greenwood Grow Your Own gift set A I’m delighted to be able to share…

    November 25, 2020
  • christmas candles natural handmade
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    Christmas candles handmade & natural

    I love to light scented candles all year round, but at Christmas they feel essential don’t they? They fill the air with the fragrance of the festive season – orange, pine, spices… I was…

    November 24, 2020
  • christmas mouse knitting pattern
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    Win a Christmas Mouse knitting pattern

    Win a Christmas Mouse  knitting pattern by Claire Garland I know just how much love there is out there for Claire’s Dot Pebbles Knits patterns. So… as we’re entering the festive season and Christmas…

    November 20, 2020
  • craftivist collective handbook dream maker project embroidered cloud dream of a healthy planet. Find out how to support this new crowdfunder book project by sarah corbett founder of craftivist collective
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    Help fund the Craftivist Collective Handbook

    How to support and help fund the Craftivist Collective Handbook  When I first met Sarah Corbett, founder of the Craftivist Collective back in 2018, I left our meeting feeling really inspired and totally convinced…

    November 18, 2020
  • personalised christmas crackers diy kit by helena tyce from etsy plastic free in Helena's original design with your own personalised names added ready to fill your own crackers with treats, jokes, surprises #christmascrackers #diy #kit #fillyourown
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    Christmas crackers DIY ideas

    Christmas crackers DIY ideas This article contains affiliate links, which means we may earn a small commission if a reader clicks through and makes a purchase. All our blog posts are independent and in…

    November 12, 2020
  • kirsten mackay henthorn farm flowers
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    Henthorn Farm Flowers founder Kirsten Mackay

    Meet Kirsten Mackay of Henthorn Farm Flowers A passionate flower grower myself, I know just how much joy there is to be had this time of year. Autumn is the season to get planting…

    November 10, 2020
  • diy advent calendars
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    DIY advent calendars

    DIY advent calendars we love – 11 of the best on Etsy This article contains affiliate links, which means we may earn a small commission if a reader clicks through and makes a purchase.…

    November 4, 2020
  • mini dried flower wreath gift wrap decoration by bex partridge of botanical tales. Click through to buy ready made from Bex's shop or to make your own with simple dried wreath making tutorial step by steps #dried #flowers #wreath #tutorial
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    How to make a dried flower wreath

    How to make a dried flower wreath – 10 beautiful ideas to enjoy making. Have you noticed how dried flowers have grown in popularity in recent months? There’s something so lovely about being able…

    October 23, 2020
  • christmas wreath tutorial and ideas
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    Christmas Wreath DIY ideas & tutorial

    Christmas Wreath DIY ideas & tutorial It’s almost that time of year again – gathering ideas to make a Christmas wreath. There’s no question that life has been so much harder for us all…

    October 14, 2020
  • halloween decorations felted wool pumpkins DIY tutorial free pattern download and step by steps from Sandy of Lincolnshire Fenn Crafts #halloweendecorations #halloween #pumpkins #tutorial #felt
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    Halloween decorations felt pumpkins tutorial

    Halloween decorations felt pumpkins tutorial For anyone of a crafty persuasion, Lincolnshire Fenn Crafts is a great resource. Founder, Sandy, shares masses of brilliant free needle felting tutorials and creative ideas. She also sells…

    October 9, 2020
  • etsy uk handmade ceramics and gifts
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    etsy uk shops we love

    etsy uk shops we love If, like me, you love mooching around a local craft fair or makers market, don’t you also really enjoy browsing Etsy? I know I do. For me, there’s a…

    September 14, 2020
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    Autumn decor ideas we love

    Autumn decor ideas to make or buy from UK makers, growers and one or two of my favourite shops. Hope you find something to give you a little seasonal joy…X My pick of Autumn…

    September 11, 2020
  • tawny owl free knitting pattern claire garland dot pebbles
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    Tawny owl free knitting pattern

    Tawny owl free knitting pattern I know just how much love there is out there for Claire Garland’s adorable knitted creations, so I’m delighted to share this adorable tawny owl free knitting pattern with…

    September 2, 2020
  • shea butter benefits and recipes for natural eco friendly skincare and beauty by Sharron Jenkins of Kalabash Bodycare
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    Shea butter benefits & recipes

    Shea butter benefits & recipes  Sharron Jenkins (pictured below) is the owner and founder of Kalabash®, an award-winning artisan soap and body care brand based in rural Bedfordshire. The products are inspired by the…

    August 24, 2020
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    Claire Garland of Dot Pebbles Knits

    I know how many of you already adore the knitted creations designed by Claire Garland, aka Dot Pebbles Knits, so I hope you enjoy getting to know her a little better as much as…

    August 4, 2020
  • eco friendly cleaning
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    eco friendly cleaning products & DIY tips

    eco friendly cleaning products Since writing my Plastic free zero waste beauty & bathroom ideas blog post last year I have been looking into ways of rolling this out across everyday life. A lot…

    July 23, 2020
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    Flower crafts ideas & DIY tutorials

    Flower crafts ideas & DIY tutorials There’s a lot of love out there for recent blog posts sharing Olga Prinku’s dried flower botanical hoop art embroideries. Pinterest even shared an image from the post…

    June 30, 2020
  • rustic shaker kitchen devol henley on thames #shaker #kitchen #rustic
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    Modern Rustic Kitchen ideas

    Modern Rustic Kitchen ideas I am obsessing right now about paint colours and kitchen ideas. I’m planning a remodel of my Hampshire country cottage – looking for modern rustic kitchen inspiration – and feeling…

    June 29, 2020
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    Make a bicycle wheel wreath DIY tutorial

    How to make a bicycle wheel wreath DIY tutorial Make a bicycle wheel wreath – the perfect up-cycling project, particularly if you have outgrown bicycles sitting around. The idea is by Linda of inspiring…

    June 28, 2020
  • british flowers week 2020 foxgloves sweet peas
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    British Flowers Week

    This week is British Flowers Week, so why not show your support and join in? What is British Flowers Week? It’s a campaign founded in 2013 by The Flower Market at New Covent Garden…

    June 16, 2020