Category Archives: Crafts & DIY

Kitchen Makeover – After

The kitchen makeover is now pretty much complete so I thought it was high time I shared some pictures here on the blog. Painting the cupboards was quite an undertaking but the end result is so lovely it almost feels … Continue reading

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The Kitchen Makeover (a belated update)

Those of you who have been reading this blog for a while might remember my announcement back in October 2012 that I was in the throes of redecorating our kitchen. Now, given I don’t like to rush a project (!) … Continue reading

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A motto for the New Year

Whilst I may not be one for specific resolutions, I do like to ride the wave of optimism that the New Year brings and think about how I might make positive-yet-achievable changes to my life, and hopefully that of my … Continue reading

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Hyacinths

Things are finally getting festive around here; the tree went up last weekend and since then I’ve slowly been adding decorative touches here and there around the house. I’m especially proud of my display of hyacinths on the cupboard in … Continue reading

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Pumpkins & Squash

The pumpkins and squash have finally been harvested from the vegetable garden. Perfect timing as I was keen to join in with the Nature in the Home series which has just restarted over at the lovely Littlegreenshed. The creamy Balmoral Squash … Continue reading

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Before & After: Study

When we viewed this house before buying it, what we now call the study was used as a family/TV room by the then owners, and before that it had been their children’s playroom. As I’ve mentioned before, the room is … Continue reading

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A Turf Seat

Isn’t this the most delightful garden seat? Made of turf and woven hazel, it looks like the perfect spot to spend a summer’s afternoon with a good book and a glass of something cool and refreshing close to hand. I’d … Continue reading

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Holiday Memories

The sea urchin shells that my husband and son found when snorkelling in Skopelos last summer are finally framed; a wonderful reminder of a fantastic, carefree holiday. There are countless box frames on the market, but I don’t think you … Continue reading

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Paper Garlands

I’ve recently been given my Nanna’s old sewing machine as she no longer has much use for it. As you can see, it has a certain vintage charm, but given I’m a complete novice it’s perfect as there are no … Continue reading

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Before & After: A Girl’s Room

‘Before’ and ‘After’ photos of properties, both inside and out are always hugely inspiring; whether you’re embarking on a renovation project or even house-hunting, don’t let an ugly ducking put you off as it’s incredible what a little paint, good … Continue reading

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