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Need some baking inspiration? Look no further than April Carter’s book DECORATED

  by April Carter  photographed by Danielle Wood This is a cookery book with style. Decorated is April’s third book and she has a fresh modern approach to baking. The book has a gorgeous cover photo, a clever ‘shabby chic’ take on the humble Victoria sponge. It is made up of a pyramid of cakes of different… Continue reading Need some baking inspiration? Look no further than April Carter’s book DECORATED

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Customized seed storage jars

As we are having such glorious weather I thought it would be fun to create some interesting storage jars for any seeds you have hanging around. I searched for small  toy animals  in a charity shop, where  I found these wooden bunnies that I thought would be perfect for this project. I then  discovered Rustoleum’s… Continue reading Customized seed storage jars

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Another use for old plastic bags, weave a wall hanging

I purchased a simple frame loom from a thrift shop but the similar can be found at Hobby Craft or Tiger or you can make your own using a picture frame and some nails.  I displayed  the hanging from a broken branch I found in the garden. Materials Plastic bags in a variety of colours… Continue reading Another use for old plastic bags, weave a wall hanging

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The web site Design*Sponge is closing 31st August

To honour a great web site here is a review of the book Design*Sponge At Home By Grace Bonney Published by Artisan $35 The brilliant talented and inspirational Grace Bonney is closing down her web site ‘Design*Sponge.’ She was always well ahead of the game when it came to web sites and inspiring content. With… Continue reading The web site Design*Sponge is closing 31st August

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The Art of Pressed Flowers and Leaves

By Jennie Ashmore Published by Batsford £16.99 Artworks by Jennie Ashmore, photographs by Euan Adamson. This is the most unusual and beautiful pressed flower book I have ever seen. It is full of amazing compositions that are reminiscent of traditional American Quilts. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Early leafwork (1998) using sycamore leaves and fennel seed heads.… Continue reading The Art of Pressed Flowers and Leaves