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4 Ways to create a magical garden with outdoor fairy lights

The days are getting longer (so we’re told), the new year is upon us, we can look ahead, make a fresh start and reach for our goals. We can also spend more time outdoors (hopefully), expand into the garden again, if we’re lucky enough to have one, and look forward …

How to make a Papershades lampshade

Remember Ros and her fab collage Papershades lampshades? Well, she’s back to tell us exactly how to make your own Papershades. Papershades is launching now! with a range of six different floral designs based on original artwork by Rosalind Freeborn. Buy your own pack here containing ​one paper lampshade flat packed for …

5 cosy tunes for a wintry soiree

The wonderful Ella gives us her top five tunes to ease you into a wintry night. Now, grab yourself a blanket, a nice mug of tea and settle down for a few moments of bliss… 1: Night and Day, Ella Fitzgerald 2: Fade into You, Mazzy Star 3: God Bless …

Introducing Ros and her Papershades

Happy Christmas my lovelies! How was yours? Are you full to the brim with festive cuisine, cracker jokes and a little too much sherry? Well I have something delightful for you to whisk you away momentarily into a world of creativity and innovation… On my search for all things ‘lampshade’ …

FREE tickets to GIVEAWAY!

We have 30 tickets for Creativeworld, the world’s largest trade fair for craft, hobby and arts and crafts! 28th-31st January 2017 Enter here Be inspired in Frankfurt by over 300 international manufacturers from the creative world. Learn the latest trends and try them out in the workshops! Every year the …

DIY statement lighting

DIY Statement lighting to suit your scheme

As the weather gets chillier, the nights draw in and we’re getting cosy indoors, it’s time to give your home some extra TLC. When the days and evenings are colder, I like to use accent lighting to warm a room up and really celebrate the change in season. There’s something about …

How to make a candle lampshade

There’s something really cute about candle lampshades! Mini lampshades that simply slot onto a light bulb like a well-tailored dress, and they’re versatile: use them on ceiling, wall or table lamp fittings. So many options. In this tutorial I take you through how to make your own candle lampshades using our Needcraft …

Filming with Hochanda TV

We had great fun filming recently with Hochanda TV! This time our wonderful David picked the lucky straw and presented the shows …

Blue gingham ribbon kit lampshade

Give ribbons a new lease of life

Last year I bought a job lot of blue ribbons in different textures and sizes for a ridiculously cheap price. The thin …

Transform your craft stash

Transform your craft stash into a stylish gift Part 1

I have a big box of random crafty bits that are just begging me to do something with them. My stash is …

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