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Category Archive: Craft and handmade

Make: The Purl Bee Felt Gift Tags

I always keep an eye on the latest patterns coming out of cult New York craft supplies shop, Purl Soho. The shop’s blog, The Purl Bee, regularly features free tutorials and patterns that are fresh, completely on-trend, and use a beautiful palette of colours. It’s a fantastic resource for crafters of all experience levels. They’ve […]

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Wee Find: Christmas Tree Wall Hanging

After a touch of vintage Kitschmas to add to your Christmas decor? How about this amazing vintage macrame-inspired crochet Christmas tree by Pilgrim Lee of Draw!Pilgrim? Inspired by the knit and macramé wall hangings of the 60s, Pilgrim has created a detailed PDF crochet pattern that’s available to purchase from drawpilgrim.com and Etsy. It’s an instant […]

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5 New Christmas Craft Ideas for 2014

If you’re a little bit crafty or just fancy the idea of DIY, Christmas is the perfect time to practice your skills. Get your kids involved if they’re already on school holidays, or have a Christmas crafternoon with your friends and deck your halls with boughs of stuff you’ve made yourself. There is plethora of […]

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Wee Find: Dot Musee and Flower Crayons

Top of my Christmas present recommendations is this genius set of Dot Musee Crayons from the amazing online design store, Mycuppatea. Made in Japan, each crayon represents a different painting by Claude Monet: 1. Sunset in Venice (1908) 2. Iris Bed in Monet’s Garden (1900) 3. Waterlily Pond – Green Harmony (1899) 4. Water Lilies […]

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Wee finds: Best Advent Calendars for 2014

Happy 1st of December! Do you have your Advent calendar up yet? I’ve dug out our old-school German Advent calendar to hang on the fridge, but we’ve already forgotten to open up the first door! I’ve noticed a growing trend for DIY Advent calendars this year, featuring boxes or pockets that can be filled with […]

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Top 30 Presents Under $30

A stylish present doesn’t have to cost the earth, especially if it’s black and white. The two-tone look emerged as one of this year’s biggest trends in design and decor, and it goes with just about any colour palette. The best thing? It often looks more expensive than it actually is, which isn’t a bad […]

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