DIY Birthday can

When I saw this birthday can DIY from Oh Happy Day, I knew I just had to give it a try for myself. It’s a simple yet very effective idea! All you need to do is grab a can of baked beans (or similar) and use a can opener to open the bottom of the…

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Last minute Christmas stockings

Every year I mean to make Christmas stockings for my husband and I, yet it seems to be the thing that gets put further and further down my to-do list until sadly there’s no more time left! This year I have 2 stockings that I’m hoping to add some simple lettering to (project should only…

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I’m dreaming of a white (and grey) Christmas

The decorations are out, the tree is standing proudly in the living room  – just, the cat seems to think we buy her a huge tree to play with every year – and now it’s time to start thinking about the Christmas meals we will be hosting. We have a few people coming over on different…

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Today I’m inspired by…

these adorable mini gingerbread houses – made to sit snugly over your cup of tea. Amazing! I originally found them via The Lovely Drawer blog but you can find the original recipe (in English) here. Image via

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Today I’m inspired by…

Hanna Francis and her wonderful interior products. I had the privilege of meeting Hanna briefly at this year’s 100% design festival (she’s lovely), and was immediately drawn to her stand. Hanna merges Scandinavian and English style to create charming contemporary accessories that are just perfect for this holiday season. My personal favourites are the chopping…

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Today I’m inspired by…

  simple white schemes with bold flashes of colour. I like the way your eye is drawn to the orange stars in this image before moving down to the candles and more softly coloured stars in the bowls. This would make a great Christmas table I think. I’ve never tried decorating a table all in…

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Planning ahead – A Christmas Wreath tutorial

A few weekends ago, I went to the Country Living Christmas Fair in Islington, London. I’ve been before and really enjoyed it. It’s a great way to find unique stocking fillers and gain fresh inspiration for Christmas decorating. This year the organisers of the event arranged for some workshops to be hosted in the lecture…

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Inside the home of a photographer

I secretly love having a snoop aroud the homes of people who have creative professions as it’s usually an interesting way to see how their day job influences their home style. Whilst reading the Pottery Barn blog, I came across the home of photographer Kristen Vincent and my, what a pretty home she has! I…

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Quotes

Every now and again, a slogan or phrase will catch my eye and if it’s on the web, will join my ‘quotes’ board on Pinterest. Today as I was flicking through the latest Heart Home magazine, I saw a lovely phrase – ‘All that now exists was once imagined’. It made me stop and think…

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