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Domestic goddess Christmas apron tutorial

The Christmas cookie recipe print from Riley Blake is a huge shop favourite and we thought it would be absolutely perfect for a vintage-style apron. Tie on this adorable apron as you make magic in the kitchen and you’ll look every inch the domestic goddess you are! (Seriously, put on a full-skirted half-apron with a big bow […]
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Julie’s little house doorstop tutorial

Today we have another fun tutorial from Julie of forestpoppy! She stitched up this sweet little house doorstop in Christmas fabrics, which makes it festive and functional – and that’s the kind of thing we can’t get enough of around here! Of course, you could sew it up in non-seasonal fabrics, but I could totally see this being […]
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Christmas Eve mitred napkin tutorial

Light a Candle Canvas in Multi from Rashida Coleman-Hale‘s Moonlit collection has been a favourite of mine since the collection was first revealed. I love how the bright colours pop against the linen background and the beauty in the uncomplicated design. I think it’s a perfect fit for these simple napkins that I sewed up as a birthday […]
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Laminated Kid Placemat tutorial

There is nothing like a looming newsletter deadline to motivate me to finally tackle a project I’ve been dreaming up! Harvey rejected his highchair months ago, so he has been eating most of his meals at our coffee table with a little chair – the perfect size for him. Mealtimes involve a full coverage bib, messy mat […]
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Emmajane’s “Vincent” Star table runner, table mats and coasters

We absolutely love this matching set of table mats, table runner and coasters designed by Emmajane McNulty of Stitch and Pieces! It’s just so lovely and inspiring, we could see making up a set for every season. Stitched up in Arcadia by Sarah Watson, this set is gorgeous for summer (like our outdoor picnic style setting […]
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Free crochet pattern: Rainbow Coasters

We have exciting plans for our Crochet Workshop and I can’t wait to share them with you! Taught by Elisalex de Castro Peake, this class takes place the last Thursday evening of each month and we are now going to be offering a fabulous new project in each workshop. This is the perfect class for […]
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Emily’s picnic basket liner tutorial

Today’s tutorial is from Emily at Strawberry Patch! She’s whipped up a brilliant picnic basket liner using the perfectly-suited More Happy Dishes prints from Ruby Star Sparkle by Melody Miller. I kept this basket as long as I could get away with it, using it to display books on our table, because I looooooove it! […]
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Free pattern: Ruth’s hot water bottle cosy

It is freezing out there! It’s the time of year when I want nothing more than to curl up in bed with a book and my hot water bottle and stay put until we change the clocks again. I’m exaggerating,  you know, but only slightly. Anyway, since we’re spending so much time trying to keep […]
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Judith’s Crabtastic placemat and napkin set

Have you admired the summery placemats and napkins now on display on our homepage? They are by Judith from Needles and Lemons and they are fabulous. Seriously – I’m having a hard time sending them back to her now that our photo shoot is over. They are perfect for an outdoor picnic in summer or […]
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