A QUICK AND EASY TODDLER HAT [FREE KNITTING PATTERN]

hand-knitted-toddler-hat-free-knitting-pattern-15

A few weeks back I set out to knit Orla a cosy winter hat using some long neglected yarn from my stash (you can see the work in progress here!). Children’s hats are tricky things – on the one hand they need to be warm which to me means real wool but on the other hand they tend to disappear into the ether so they’re not something I want to spend too much money or time on…

Continue reading

HOW TO MAKE: ROLLED BEESWAX CANDLES [DIY TUTORIAL]

rolled-beeswax-candle-diy-tutorial-34_edited-1

rolled-beeswax-candle-diy-tutorial31

Beeswax candles have some pretty amazing properties – did you know they clean the air as they burn?Β They also smell amazing and best of all, are easy to make at home! Round about this time every year I make a pot of tea, dust off the record player and spend an evening making a big old batch of these DIY candles to see us through winter. There’s no hot wax involved so you can even do it with one eye on the TV! They’re easy to make at home and I’m going to show you how in today’s tutorial…

Continue reading