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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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8 Ways to Stay Warm If You’re A Cold-Blooded Human

Winter. My least favourite season (apart from Christmas) because of the cold weather. My sister, Debbie, and I are some of those people who are always bundled up in multiple layers, when more ‘normal’ people are content with long-sleeved t-shirt. We feel the cold. There’s a name for us: friolero. Friolero (Spanish): having a special sensitivity to cold. Being friolero doesn’t imply criticism. It’s like being left-handed or lactose intolerant: just  ...

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