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Christmas, House to Home

How To Make Wreaths with Embroidery Hoops and Foliage

Last Christmas, I made my first door wreath, using a wicker wreath base, copper fairy lights and eucalyptus. It worked so well that this year I’ve made some eucalyptus winter wreaths for our living room. What You Need To Make Winter Wreaths with Embroidery Hoops and Foliage All you need to make winter wreaths are: A selection of embroidery hoops, in various sizes*, £9.99 Floristry wire*, £2.25 Secateurs*, £10.93 Eucalyptus and baby’s breath, around £1 a stem from a florist You can collect  ...

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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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Ava, Christmas, Crafts

Christmas Crafting Fun at Make Wrap Mingle

Christmas. Paper. Crafting. Fizz. Doughnuts. Meringues. Could there be a better combination? Thanks to the gorgeous ladies behind Make Wrap Mingle, I would say no, that is Heaven, right there! I took Ava to this special Christmas event at Paper Mill London, (which is an amazing venue, by the way!) where some very talented makers showed us how to make all sorts of Christmas crafts, as well as how to wrap presents. It wasn’t a children’s event, but I thought Ava would love it, so  ...

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