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An A-Z of the Craft Room Revisited

The craft room, my upcycled creative space, my den of crafty goodness, and of course the (very) occasional spare room! Since we’re in lockdown again, I managed to actually have a bit of a tidy and a clear out last month, and considering I did the original A-Z tour two years ago, I thought it was high time to share it again! So here we go an A-Z of the craft room, revisited!

an a-z of the craft room

As I said in the last one of these, this is just a bit of fun, a bit of a tour and who knows; it might give you a little more insight into me, if you’re new to the blog, or just feeling nosy!

So join me as I revisit the A-Z list from my original post, and share what has and hasn’t changed in the last two years!

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On The Desk – CraftRoomInspiredChallenge – Twigs

Week 3 of the # CraftRoomInspiredChallenge – Twigs.

To see my first post about the #CraftRoomInspiredChallenge click here!
On the desk...

Now we’re in mid September, the leaves are starting to turn, and you’re more likely to find some sticks and twigs around… If that’s the case, why not take part in this week’s # CraftRoomInspiredChallenge!

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On The Desk – CraftRoomInspiredChallenge – Leaves

Week 1 of the # CraftRoomInspiredChallenge – Leaves.

Well, thanks to this challenge, I now actually have prompts for my crafting. This month, as well as working on some old favourites, which is becoming the norm lately; I will be doing some Autumn crafts!

On the desk...

We’re heading for more of an autumn vibe, though I’m hoping the sunny days hold out for a little longer!

This month, for a bit of fun; I thought I’d spend the next few weeks sharing a sneak peek of my preparations for the # CraftRoomInspiredChallenge; using different materials each week, including leaves, twigs, old cosy socks and orange fabric, yarn or thread. The final results will be shared over on Instagram every Sunday.

#CraftRoomInspiredChallenge, Leaves, Old Cosy Socks, Twigs, Orange, #MayInspire, #CraftRoomAndBeyond

You can read more about the challenge here.

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Posted in Crafts, Garden Projects, Home, Other Craft

In the Garden – Upcycling Furniture

How to Brighten Up Your Garden When You Rent (Part 4)

The final project I am sharing this month; something I had in mind for the garden for a long time. Which I really never actually thought I’d actually do; but we did it last summer! Upcycling the furniture!

In the garden

Plagued by windy and wet weather at the time; it made this project a little harder than it could have been; but getting Stu in to help, we got there eventually!

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In the Garden – Upcycled Candle Jars

How to Brighten Up Your Garden When You Rent (Part 3)

When I started on my mission to brighten up the garden last year; I knew I wanted to include handmade and upcycled elements, but this is sometimes easier said than done. This week I share some easy upcycled candle Jars!

In the garden

Because our outside space is somewhat limited; our garden is mostly grass, with some unruly hedges on one side, bordered by high fences. We have essentially a smallish square of decking, where we can actually sit. Therefore anything I do, is mostly to make this small space, more pleasant to sit in!

While I was already working on ideas; I knew I wanted to do something a little different…

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In the Garden – Cotton Bunting

How to Brighten Up Your Garden When You Rent (Part 2)

Quick cotton bunting is great for birthdays and other events; or like me, you can just use it to brighten up a dull space…

In the garden

Coming up with ways to brighten up a boring, and rather grey corner of the garden without modifying anything (as we rent), can be a bit tricky, but this is a really quick and easy project, that you can do for all sorts of occasions, or, like me, just for fun!

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12 Days Of Christmas 2019 – Make Your Own Christmas Card Hanger

We have Santa and snowman themed pegs for our cards; as we don’t have much space for putting cards up. Before that we have used the age old classic string across the wall! If you want to get creative and make your own Christmas card hanger; I thought I’d share how super simple it is!

We are lucky enough to get quite a few cards at Christmas time. I usually participate in at least one card swap; as well as sending to a few online friends. Sometimes I then offer to send a handmade card or two online if I have any left; as I make them all in one go, and sometimes end up with extras! So keep an eye on Twitter!

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12 Days of Christmas 2019 – 1 – A Look Back on Last Year

12 days of Christmas

Last December, I did something I am not doing this year, I posted every day up until Christmas sharing a wide range of craft projects, baking, days out and guest posts!

This year I will be doing the “12 Days of Christmas”, 12 festive themed posts sharing a wide variety of things, including more crafts, decorating and lifestyle content!

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Shadow Box Frame Gift *

For Valentines day yesterday, Stu and I didn’t really have much planned. Neither of us really buy into the day; though we use it as an excuse to give each other a little present. And some chocolate (because any time is a good time for chocolate!). This year I decided I was going to make Stu something I’d promised a while ago; a shadow box frame gift!

Feel the Love

I was very kindly gifted a product within this post from Hobbycraft, the gifted item has been clearly marked with an *

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Nautical Cross-Stitch Frame – TBT Projects

I’m sharing one of my favourite projects I have used to decorate our house – my nautical mini cross-stitch frame.

I love using handmade and upcycled things to brighten up our house, as we rent; so we can’t do much about the decorating generally!

Throwback Thursday

This was a quick stitch project, which took very little time! Ideal for beginners, or perhaps you’re just looking for inspiration for something quick to fill a small picture frame.

Working takes up a lot of time, and so it’s all about finding quick and simple ways to make our surroundings more ‘us’.

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