Online tutorials: How to make bunting

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Photo credit: glorioustreats.com

Last week, I wrote a post about the variety of online tutorials available on how to make bunting, but for some reason it wouldn’t upload and then it deleted itself! So now I’m going to try to recreate it…I really want to have a go at making some bunting for our garden at some point this year. Hopefully, we’ll actually be able to use our garden this year – last year it rained most of the time! Continue reading…

The making of my Christmas jumper!

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Every year we go on a lovely walk from Crosspool in Sheffield to Bamford in Derbyshire, which has become known as ‘The Tinsel Tour’. Tom and his friends started it years ago and yesterday was the 11th Tour (we worked out that it was probably my 6th). The main aim of the walk is to get to a lovely pub called The Yorkshire Bridge Inn where we have lunch before moving on to other pubs. Yesterday, however, was the wettest Tinsel Tour on record and we were all absolutely soaked to the bone, so we stayed at the Yorkshire Bridge for most of the afternoon! Continue reading…

How to make your own ipad case – pdf download

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Yesterday I posted a tutorial about how to make your own ipad case, but due to a technological hitch I couldn’t include all of the photos that I wanted to (sorry – maybe it was the person doing it rather than the technology!). So I came up with the idea of creating a pdf document with the instructions and extra photos to help – fingers crossed this works…

If you’d like to download a copy, please click on this link SMCSLT Make Your Own Ipad Case Tutorial.

How to make an ipad case

Last week, I became more up-to-date in the technology world because my new ipad arrived! I mainly bought it for work because we’ve recently moved to a new office and have started hotdesking. For those of you who have hotdesked (is that a word?!) the very mention of it may make you shudder. If you haven’t, then you should appreciate every single inch of your own personal desk space – you never know when it might disappear! It was definitely worth investing in an ipad because in addition to doing lots of work I can now blog on the go, which is fabulous! Another advantage is that I get to make my own accessories to go with it (which is also rather fabulous). As with a lot of things that I make I didn’t have a pattern, so I just sort of made it up – but I tried to measure as I went along so that I could make this post into a sort of tutorial. At each stage I kept measuring the case against my ipad (with its cover on), so you may wish to do the same. If you have any questions, please leave a comment! Continue reading…