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Arm Knitting a Throw with I Make Knots at Workshop & Play

I like nothing more than a workshop, where I can make something beautiful to enjoy in my home. From making an origami lampshade or fairy lights with Origami-Est, to learning how to arrange flowers with an online class, and crafting gorgeous Christmas makes with Zeena Shah, I can’t get enough! These are all fairly small scale, and I’m keen to try some larger makes. I’m interested in learning how to upholster, but first, my latest challenge is arm knitting a throw with I  ...

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Crafts, House to Home

Ten Minutes To Make A Macrame Plant Hanger

Macrame. My mun was a fan in the eighties, and I love that it’s making a resurgence thirty years later! I found a great tutorial with a video showing you how to make a macrame plant hanger on Buzz Feed. I made mine in just ten minutes, so I wanted to give you the link! Will you try it too? I managed to make my macrame plant hanger just using the video on the post. Now that’s the kind of DIY I can get on board with! There are written instructions too. So here is mine, what do you  ...

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Crafts, House to Home

Making an Origami Lampshade with Origami-Est

I have had a treat this weekend – two and a half hours of folding paper with the lovely Est from Origami-Est. I went to one of her workshops at Southwood Living near Milton Keynes last year, and it was brilliant. We made origami fairy lights and I was so happy with how they turned out. So when I noticed there were more workshops on offer, my sister and I booked straight on. Making an Origami Lampshade This time, we each made a mini origami lampshade, which was a bit more challenging  ...

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Crafts, Thea

A Pottery Painting Party at Kilning Me Softly, Milton Keynes

Thea had her 4th birthday a few weeks ago. As we did a big party for Ava on her fourth birthday, we wanted to do something special for her too. Ryan had the idea of pottery painting at Kilning Me Softly, on Newport Pagnell High Street. I wasn’t sure if she would be a bit young but the lady said it would be fine. So we booked! When you book a party, you have the place to yourself, on Sundays when they are not normally open. The shop is so pretty, I didn’t even need to decorate  ...

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