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Felt brooches

By Clare Albans / 20 Feb 2015

In case you missed my post, I have been featured in issue 47 of Craftseller magazine as their Blogger of the Month – yay! I am super excited about this (as if you hadn’t guessed!), especially as I was asked to design a copyright-free tutorial for their website. The design that appears there is a…

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Boeuf Bourguignon pie

By Clare Albans / 16 Feb 2015

Our dear friends bought us a copy of The Great British Bake Off: Big Book of Baking for Christmas, and as soon as we looked through the yummy treats in the book, we knew that we had to make this Boeuf Bourguignon pie. That and the Grasmere ginger shortbread (which at the time of writing…

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Our dream kitchen

By Clare Albans / 14 Feb 2015

Well, after 9 and a half weeks of construction, our dream kitchen is complete – and I don’t mean that to sound completely corny, but it’s true! I can’t believe it’s finished. It’s like someone else’s kitchen in our house haha! It has taken us a little while to get things in, and there are…

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My first solo magazine feature

By Clare Albans / 13 Feb 2015

I’m super excited that I can now tell you about one of my top-secret projects that I was working on a couple of months ago – I have been featured as ‘Blogger of the Month’ in this month’s Craftseller magazine! Hooray! This is SO exciting for me as it’s my first solo magazine feature, so…

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Bits and bobs

By Clare Albans / 13 Feb 2015

Hey everyone! I’m so sorry that it has been ages since my last post. It has been a long time since I had a couple of weeks away, and usually I would have had a few posts scheduled in (so that you’d never know!) but with everything that’s been happening, I wasn’t quite so organised……

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Living room trends for 2015

By Clare Albans / 29 Jan 2015

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]I was recently contacted by Furniture Choice to see if I would be happy to do a post for their Living Room Trends Project, so I’ll be sharing some of my favourite things in this post! We’ve got styling on the brain at the moment, so I jumped at the chance to think about a different…

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Styling our kitchen

By Clare Albans / 29 Jan 2015

Ok, I am going to admit something here: when it comes to interiors, we only really just beginning to discover what our style is! You may be thinking that I have gone a bit mad, but hear me out… We have lived in our current house for 5 years now, and before that we lived in…

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Fabric drawer inserts

By Clare Albans / 28 Jan 2015

Ok, so there’s still time to get a few things organised in January for the year ahead (well, just about!), and one thing that I’m never very organised with is my drawers. They are kind of like Monica’s closet on Friends, in that I generally just shove stuff in them but I’m then appalled by…

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Mushroom stroganoff

By Clare Albans / 26 Jan 2015

This mushroom stroganoff recipe is brilliant – it’s really tasty, uses cheap ingredients and is so quick to make too! Win-win. We couldn’t get hold of a varied selection of mushrooms, but it tastes great with a mix of field and chestnut mushrooms, so don’t worry if you can’t get hold of anything too exciting.  The…

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Kitchen progress: part 3

By Clare Albans / 25 Jan 2015

This week was week 8 on our kitchen build – and what a week it was! Thankfully, our windows and door arrived as scheduled on Tuesday, which meant that the old kitchen wall could be knocked through. I worked from home on Tuesday afternoon and by the time I got home at lunchtime, the windows…

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Entering the last year of my twenties…

By Clare Albans / 24 Jan 2015

I turned 29 this week, and have been thinking a lot about different things that have happened and things that might be. Maybe it’s because it’s a New Year thing, or maybe because 29 is quite near to 30, or maybe a little bit of both. I’ve been wondering how I feel about entering the…

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DIY iPhone cover

By Clare Albans / 19 Jan 2015

I recently upgraded to the iPhone 6 and this gave me a good excuse to get out my sewing stuff and design a cover for it! I bought a plastic one too but I really don’t want to scratch the screen or anything, so a fabric case/pouch is perfect for protecting it whilst it’s in…

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