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Sian Mabberley
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A blog to hopefully inspire people to take up crafts and homemaking again!
A blog to hopefully inspire people to take up crafts and homemaking again!

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Curtains!
Wow, it's been too long since I've blogged!! For those of you who are still with me a big hello and apology, work has been so busy I have neglected my little blog!  It's now the easter holidays, so I'm finding more time to relax and do the things I enjoy, s...
Curtains!
Curtains!
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Dressmaking adventures!
Oh I've neglected my little blog lately!! School is back in full swing and I haven't got time to eat lunch, let alone blog but I'm determined to try and have a normal life in the evening and at weekends!  I started sewing again in the last couple of weeks,...
Dressmaking adventures!
Dressmaking adventures!
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How to.... Upcycle a footstool
Morning all!! On Instagram, lots of people ask me how I upcycle things, what paint I use etc. so here is a little tutorial on my most recent upcycle, a footstool purchased from the car boot for £3.50.  This is the before pic:  Not sure how old this is, but ...
How to.... Upcycle a footstool
How to.... Upcycle a footstool
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Hello dolly!
Well I have my vintage 1950s larder, and she is home and well (after a very traumatic getting her into the car....but that's another story).  Her name is dolly and I am in love with her! She's in great condition, so I'm not going to paint her. All I've done...
Hello dolly!
Hello dolly!
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What a larder fun!
Oh I think I'm so clever with my play on words in the title!!  Anyway, I've been after a 1950s vintage larder cupboard to complete my dining room. After scouring eBay, preloved, gumtree, people's garages etc I eventually found one for not too bad a price on...
What a larder fun!
What a larder fun!
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More crafts!!
I am so enjoying the long summer holiday and spending a lot of time being crafty and making things I don't normally have the time nor energy for. This week I have made floral pinwheels using some vintage paper I found in the range for £1. They are very easy...
More crafts!!
More crafts!!
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Crafty august
Well the summer holidays are in full swing and I've been making the most of my time off by being covered in paint splatters and bits of cotton (and my bank balance depletes every day!)  I've been taking part in 'crafty August' on Instagram, posting a photo ...
Crafty august
Crafty august
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The garden makeover continues...
Im thoroughly enjoying decorating my garden and treating it as a room outside. I've been inspired by a fee books, such as selina lakes outdoor living and a book called handmade glamping.  As well as decorating our summer house and indulging in my love of al...
The garden makeover continues...
The garden makeover continues...
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Ta dah!!!!!
Well our summer house is finally almost finished, just a bit of turf and paving to go round the edge and voila!!!  I absolutely love it!! My husband (god love him) has built the step part and the flower bed using old timber that was lying around. I've plant...
Ta dah!!!!!
Ta dah!!!!!
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Waste not want not...
At the moment, I'm on my high horse about people buying everything new and turning their nose up at charity shops and 'old things'. Eventually we will run out of stuff and all those wonderful old things with a story to tell will be in landfill, gone forever...
Waste not want not...
Waste not want not...
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