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Cable Knit Beanie Finished Project!

Apr 23, 2014 by

The cable knitting obsession continues even further with a hat to match the cardigan I made.

I think the hat actually took longer than the cardigan because it’s such a tighter gauge to work.

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Polka Dot Daisy Bee Cake Adventures

Apr 18, 2014 by

I’m so obsessed with cake decorating at the moment. The weather has been way too hot to really bake properly without things melting but for whatever reason I just keep doing it anyway >_>

My latest cake creation was this daisy bee cake.

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How To Make A Tape Measure Rose Bracelet Tutorial

Apr 16, 2014 by

I think I’ve seen just about every incarnation of the tape measure bracelet but even though I love the concept I never found one that was perfect for me. So obviously it’s time to make my own!

The main points I wanted to include were a stiff bangle base and bunch of roses. I prefer roses grouped in threes so I went with that for a design.

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Let’s Paint! Watercolour Walk Through – Choosing Your Materials

Apr 14, 2014 by

Argh the long awaited watercolour tutorial series! I’ve been putting this off for so long even though I took the photos so long ago. I think that it’s because it’s such an involved topic. There are so many tips and tricks and information that I want to put in this series that I feel like I’m going to forget and miss important things. It’s a topic which is so personal to the artist as well that there is no set way to do things, it’s all about experimenting and finding what’s right for you.
But enough of that let’s get into it!
Today we’re going to start from the beginning: materials.

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Rose Cameo Nail Art Photo Tutorial

Apr 11, 2014 by

Let’s do some nail art! Today I wanted to do some nail art which was inspired by the fabric background that I’m using to shoot these on. Quilting fabric often has really great patterns and designs which work beautifully for nail art so next time you’re in the fabric shop make sure you stop and take a look!

 

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Puffy Plaited Knitted Headband Tutorial

Apr 4, 2014 by

Yay! More knitting tutorials! I have so much of this yarn left over from my cable knit sweater that I just can’t help but knit XD

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Basic Men’s Ribbed Beanie Pattern

Apr 2, 2014 by

James asked me to make him a new beanie a while ago because all of his current beanies look like this…

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Bergamot Bunny Needle Felt Patch

Mar 31, 2014 by

After the amount of fun we had with the VLB needle felt patch  I thought it would only be fair to do a Bergamot Bunny version too!

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How To Sew A Basic Stretch Lace Skirt – Sew Fun!

Mar 28, 2014 by

Yay sewing tutorial! Today is part two of a shirt and skirt set remake! I’m classing this as being part of the Sew Fun series but keep in mind it’s not so much for complete beginners, it’s more intermediate so I’m going to be skipping some basic steps along the way. There will hopefully be more beginners tutorials as soon as I have time to sew.

A few weeks ago I bought a skirt and shirt from Supre and I really liked the comfy stretchy lace they were made from. It’s perfect for summer and also super comfortable to wear. It’s a crazy easy pattern and I had managed to find some lace fabric on sale so I decided to make a couple of others so I could mix and match them together.
Here’s the finished set!

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How To Sew A Basic Stretch Lace Shirt – Sew Fun!

Mar 26, 2014 by

Yay sewing tutorial! Today is part one of a shirt and skirt set remake! I’m classing this  as being part of the Sew Fun series but keep in mind it’s not so much for complete beginners, it’s more intermediate so I’m going to be skipping some basic steps along the way. There will hopefully be more beginners tutorials as soon as I have time to sew.

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Warm Cable Knit Hot Water Bottle Pattern

Mar 24, 2014 by

Another cable knitting project today! I don’t know if it’s quite weather appropriate but it was definitely time for a new hot water bottle cover, the old one I made was totally past it’s used by date!

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How To Create Simple Rose Print Nail Art

Mar 21, 2014 by

For today’s nail art tutorial I thought I would show you guys how to do another version of rose nail art. This one is very simple and as long as you have a very thin paint brush it’s much more achievable than the more complicated roses I’ve done in the past here.

 

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How To Make Your Own Decorative Pom Pom String

Mar 19, 2014 by

Last christmas I saw little felt pompom decorations everywhere but they were quite expensive. I think they were overpriced because of the hipster tax. Every time something uncool is picked up by the hipsters here it pretty much quadruples in value, case in point: dear heads. Apparently pompoms are cool who knew?

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How To Make A Tulle Pearl Collar

Mar 17, 2014 by

I’ve had “Some kind of big frilly collar” on my craft list for ages but I never could think of the right design for it. I had a left over string of pearls from another project and they finally gave me the idea for this tulle version!

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How To Do A Bear Ear Hairstyle

Mar 14, 2014 by

Hair tutorials are back! This time I’ll be doing a lot of the reader requests that have been sitting on my list for ages!

So let’s get started, today we’ll be doing a bear ear style while was popular for a while in Japan.

Start with clean, brushed hair and part in the middle. This style works best if your hair has been straightened up the top as it forms loops more easily.

 

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Home Sweet Home- Garden Update

Mar 12, 2014 by

It seemed a great time for a Home Sweet Home Garden update… mostly because everything in our garden is pretty much dead haha!

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Ultimate Floral Rice Crispy Squares

Mar 10, 2014 by

A while ago I wanted to test out all of the decorating supplies that James had gotten for me so I set out to make epic rice crispy squares. EPIC!

I had way too much fun decorating these!

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White Chocolate Baked Cheesecake Recipe

Mar 7, 2014 by

For last Billy Idol Day/Christmas I made white satin cheesecake for our desserts and it was one of the best cheesecakes I’ve ever had. Seriously White chocolate and cheesecake = total win.

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Needle Felted VLB Patch Tutorial

Feb 28, 2014 by

Today’s tutorial is a request from members of The VLB :D The VLB is my monthly *cough*most of the time *cough* newsletter which includes all kinds of awesome things and the logo is a crest representing everything we’re about.
 

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How To Make Your Own Lip Scrub

Feb 26, 2014 by

I’ve been looking a bit into some more DIY beauty options this year while we save up for a house. A lot of the more generic beauty treatments are really easy to make at home.

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How To Make A Triple Headband – Tutorial

Feb 24, 2014 by

Today’s project is making a bunch of thin headbands into one super headband. MEGA HEADBAND, ASSEMBLE!

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Make Your Own Needle Felt Hat

Feb 21, 2014 by

Ok it’s the time of year where I get really into hats again. It’s probably because I’ve been watching Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries and I want ALL THE CLOCHES.
So… I decided to give making one a try. It didn’t turn out too badly actually and now that I know how much the felt shrinks I think I’m going to get a bit more adventurous next time and make something more impressive.

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DIY Nail Polish Holder – Tutorial

Feb 19, 2014 by

Ok so I keep seeing these nail polish bottle holders for sale and while the idea is kind of useful, it just seems kind of a bit much to spend that kind of money on something that you can make in 30 seconds with a piece of wire…

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Jingly Pearl And Gold Bracelet Take 2 – Tutorial

Feb 17, 2014 by

My obsession with pearls and gold chain continues today with another bracelet. This version is much more jingly so people will hear you coming ^_^

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Epic White Chocolate and Raspberry Chocolate Cake Recipe – Cute Food

Feb 14, 2014 by

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First cute food recipe!! I made this cake for Celina’s birthday. I had promised her to make a Black Forest cake as she couldn’t eat any when they were in Germany. The thing is neither her or myself actually like cherries… So this is bastardized Black Forest cake… Which is actually mostly white. And delicious.

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How To Draw Bergamot Bunny

Feb 12, 2014 by

A little bit more of a fun and silly tutorial today!
Let’s draw Bergamot bunny!