As I previously mentioned, it was my nieces 8th birthday at the weekend. So a few weeks ago I started making this for her as a little additional gift. She has started wanting her bedroom decorated in a similar style to my own, with pastel colours and floral decorations. So I thought that I would make her a DIY gift that I put thought into and that will also match her bedroom. So it started off as an old wooden picture…

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I have lots of love for Ikea, the Swedish homeware warehouse store. They sell a wide range of well-designed, functional home furnishing products at very low prices. The shop differs to others, because you basically walk through loads of different showrooms of different rooms within a house, and then at the end of the very long walk, you pick your own products from the warehouse!  They also have a fabby restaurant, and a hot dog and ice cream bistro after the…

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I was having a cheeky peek at the kitchenware section in Tesco’s while I was on my lunch break last week. I spotted some of their ‘Time for Tea’ product range had clearance stickers on! So I grabbed these two kitchen delights – a double cake tin set, and a utensils holder. They also had tea, coffee, sugar jars, bisuit jars, and canister trios. I found these online too, but they’re still full price on there, so have a look in…

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I have a bit of an on-going thing for cake stands, and most kitchenware that comes in pretty colours actually. I love cake stands for displaying pretty cupcakes or mini-cut sandwiches or scones. They’re so dainty and cute! I currently have 3 cake stands myself, and I don’t need anymore, but I just love all of these! And at under £25 each, it’s temping to just buy a few… 1. Victoria and Albert cake stand, £25, Tesco 2. Nigella Lawson blue…

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Just a little post on how I reused a few Cath Kidston free magazines to make these (large!) bookmarks. You can order your free Cath Kidston magazine from their website here. They release a new magazine every few months, and they’re a nice little read with some gorgeous photo’s in. Attached to the front cover of each magazine is a fold out, patterned strip. Each magazine edition has a different print pattern on it. I simply cut off this strip of…

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I decorated this little floral heart hanging last summer, and I love it, so I thought I would show you how I did it. I had a little tin heart hanging, which you can buy from various little gift shops or ebay for about £3. You also need some PVA glue, pretty tissue paper, and a paint brush. My tissue paper is just napkins from Tesco. I just painted the PVA glue onto the heart, and then layered on the tissue.…

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