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Pumpkin Carving

It’s Halloween and a good excuse for getting a bit messy with a spot of pumpkin carving. I wanted a really scary face, but google was a bit uninspiring. I sketched a rough design with a biro including some 3d ish teeth that I thought I’d give a try, a…

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Patchwork Stool Project Complete

Following on from making patchwork after some deliberation I decided to keep the legs on the stool a natural wood colour. Just to remind you, this is what they looked like before: As they were a bit battered and scuffed I sanded them back using my favourite mouse sander. Once…

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Shed Makeover

My poor garden shed although I did give it lick of paint a few years ago was completely neglected, rotting and very leaky. So with a lots of help from my new man and his amazing range of tools we set to work. Firstly we removed the bottom few planks…

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Customised Garden Lanterns

I was recently given some garden lanterns by a friend who had not got around to doing anything with them, these were plain brown ones originally from Ikea. I decided to make them tie in with my garden cushions. I used Acrylic paint and mixed the blue to match (ensuring…

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renovating Stool-Patchwork

This might sound weird to some, but as part of my sisters birthday present I brought her two old scruffy stools. I managed to pick them up for £3 for the pair(what big sister wouldn’t be impressed). She only wanted one but like me she loves bit craftiness and loves…