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Weddings

Cool party favours and great goody bags

I remember as a kid, I loved going to friends parties and it was such a treat when we were presented with a goody bags (often stuffed full of sweets). Nowadays I am asked how to make wedding and party favours look fabulous, or have that last minute present I need to wrap super quick.…

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Creative DIY Projects with Vintage Lace

I have always had a love for lace.  It reminds me of my late grandmother, and how we would enjoy afternoon tea, surrounded by lace jam covers, vintage china tea cups, beautiful edges tablecloths and napkins with intricate detail.   She always had lace place mats for the pot of tea so her polished dining…

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Our wedding in Lake Como

Over the years I have been to plenty of weddings, and have pretty much covered everything from being a bridesmaid 5 times, to a best man, florist, gift list person, hen weekend rep and of course the ribbon person…called in to do cars and pews.  This time I was going to be a bride.  …

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Dyeing your own ribbon

For many years when my clothes have started to look a bit shabby, I have popped them in the washing machine with a sachet of machine dye and have been delighted with the results. I have often looked at black coffee, black tea and beetroot juice and thought I would take the plunge this week…

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Making a DIY Tissue Pom Pom

  I have always loved these tissue pom poms and they immediately add colour and impact to a room. They are brilliant for parties and charity events, and are easy to make in this DIY craft tutorial. You will need approx 8 sheets of tissue (cut square), scissors and a pre cut strip of wire…plus…

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Wedding Decorating Ideas

I have always loved beautiful presentation whether a shop window, dinner table or displays at a local farmers market or craft fair.  I especially love all of the effort and small touches that go in to a wedding and even ran my own wedding courses several years ago after styling many weddings and parties for…

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