HOW TO MAKE: MARBLED FLUFFY POM POMS [DIY TUTORIAL]

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I made these fluffy pom poms recently for an upcoming DIY project and was so pleased with them I thought they deserved a tutorial in their own right…

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HOW TO MAKE: A HEATED EYE MASK [DIY TUTORIAL]

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Most of my DIY projects are born out of necessity. When my optometrist advised me to spend 20 minutes lying down with a heated eye mask every few days I didn’t need much convincing. Later that day I had my finger poised to order a £12 rice filled eye bag from Amazon when I had a lightbulb moment and realised that I could totally make it myself!

I decided to make a tutorial as I think everyone should experience the delight of a warm eye compress. This tutorial is simple to follow and contains a free template that you can download as a PDF. The finished eye mask is generously sized and just the right weight – it even doubles as a warm neck/shoulder compress too! A heated eye mask is really good for the various ducts and glands in your eyes as well as being super relaxing. I like to take mine to bed and pretend it’s a spa treatment…

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FIVE TIPS FOR BETTER CANDLES…

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If you’ve ever had a beloved candle turn its glass jar black and sooty or found that the flame is suddenly extinguished in a pool of wax then today’s post is for you!

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LIBERTY PRINT TISSUE BOX COVERS [MY LATEST MAKE]

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A few days before I went into full blown labour with Emily I was looking for a sewing project to keep my mind occupied and found this tutorial for a tissue box cover by Brett Bara on Design Sponge… Continue reading

WELCOME TO THE WORLD

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I’m so happy to introduce our darling girl Emily Iris Mullaney who came into the world at 7.47pm on Wednesday 11th January at exactly 41 weeks!

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HOW TO MAKE: BLOCK PRINTED WRAPPING PAPER [DIY TUTORIAL]

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This DIY wrapping paper couldn’t be simpler and is perfect for some relaxed weekend crafting before the final Christmas countdown…

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A QUICK AND EASY TODDLER HAT [FREE KNITTING PATTERN]

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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…

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