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Ignite the skill within

Do you have a skill that is really rusty? Is there something that you used to really enjoy when you were younger but haven't done for quite some time? When I was at school I was really into art and I achieved an A grade GCSE. At the time (in the 1990's) the rave scene was well underway and believe it or not my art was inspired by nightclub flyers, the creative design of them was amazing, I had a whole wall full of them, and my main GCSE project was my own design of a flyer (I must find where I have put that). But as soon as I left school I totally switched off from art as I entered the...

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Healthy lunch - Simple tortilla wrap pizza

You know how it is, the start of a new year gives you that kick up the bum to start a healthy living regime. Well, I'm joining in! I'm determined to kick the habit of a daily cheese and pickle sandwich for lunch (sooo boring when you have it everyday). Today I decided to whip up a simple tortilla wrap pizza, this wasn't planned so it was just using whatever is lurking in my fridge and cupboards, I used the following ingredients A Brown tortilla wrap Tomato puree Spinach Vine cherry tomato's Cheddar, onion and balsamtic cheese (special cheese leftover from Christmas) Fresh basil Dried herbs A poached egg To make the delicious lunch I simply did the following Lay...

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Up-cycled Vintage Typewriter

You have probably gathered by now that I love all things vintage, there is just something so special about knowing that it has its own history, it has a story! I often visit my local junk shop to see what interesting things I can find to add to my collection, especially lovely looking items that I can use as props in my photos. During my latest visit I couldn't resist buying a beautiful old typewriter. It's an "Olivers" No.20 machine and is in desperate need of some TLC. I do love the industrial look to the machine, however I found that it was just a bit too dark when using it as a photo prop, so I decided to paint it...

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How to make a Christmas Pom-Pom wreath

Christmas really is just around the corner and I love nothing more than making handmade Christmas decorations. This Pom-Pom wreath is so lovely, but its so easy to make and is a great project to get the kids involved! What do you need? A wreath base, I used a wire version but you can also get polystyrene Wool, you can use whatever type you like, I have used chunky wool as its quicker Lace, ribbon or scrap fabric to cover the wreath base A pom-pom maker, I use the Clover version but any will do (or you could even make one out of cardboard) Glue Scissors Let's make pom-pom's! To start with I will show you how to use the Clover...

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A trip to Liberty of London

I couldn't resist a visit to the Liberty of London store on my recent visit to London. I was like a kid in a sweet shop, surrounded by beautiful fabrics! I couldn't believe the wide variety available and couldn't resist making a purchase or two! Look out for new Liberty of London items that will be added to the shop soon!

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