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Archive for May 2014

Instagram gallery: May 2014

This month has been another busy one – I started my #100happydays challenge (which you can follow on my Instagram account) and there has been lots of crafting as usual! I hope you enjoy this gallery of some of my favourite moments!

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Lemon posset

Lemon posset is one of those things that I’ve seen on loads of cookery shows, but have never got around to making – until now! It’s surprisingly easy to make and tastes delicious, so if you’re looking for something to make for friends I’d highly recommend it. The amounts here serve 2 people, but you…

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Work in progress: Tom’s trousers

I recently asked Tom if he would like me to make him something, as I haven’t made him anything since the wedding waistcoats and I seem to have lots of things for me planned! Anyway, he said that he’d quite like some trousers. Hmm, trousers. From what I knew about trousers, they’re quite tricky –…

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DIY printed nautical beach bag

  This is another project that I’ve made for my business, Less Grafting More Crafting – sorry for another cross-post, but I’m just so chuffed with this!   We’ve been posting about this summer’s nautical trends on our blog and decided to design a project that you can make at the weekend. We were keen…

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Spinach and feta tart

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This spinach and feta tart is surprisingly easy to make and tastes delicious – it’s perfect for a summer meal or you could take it on a picnic too. I made my pastry from scratch, but you could use a pack of shop-bought to make it even easier. What’s really great about this recipe is that…

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Top tips for a handmade wedding

As part of The School of Thrift, I’ve written some special wedding-themed tutorials as well as my top 5 tips for a handmade/thrifty wedding. It has been really lovely to look back at our wedding and think about how we planned it, so I thought I’d put together a more detailed post about it. So…

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DIY Filofax inserts

  I seem to have been working on loads of things that I can’t quite share with you at the moment, so I’m really pleased to be able to share this project with you at last! I had been meaning to revamp my Filofax inserts for ages but didn’t get around to it for the…

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Tutorial: how to make a floral bouquet

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The School of Thrift has had a wedding theme for the last couple of weeks, and it has been really inspiring to see lots of ideas on the Festival of Thrift Google+ page! I’ve already written a tutorial post about how to make some simple thrifty fabric bunting, and I wanted to show you how…

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Ginger crunch

This weekend looks set to be a lovely sunny weekend, so get your picnic baskets out and get out there! This recipe for Ginger Crunch is the perfect to make to take out on a picnic – it really is so SO good 🙂 Ginger is definitely one of my favourite flavours, and if (like…

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Cod and chorizo orzo

When it comes to fish, I must admit that I’m not particularly adventurous. I basically don’t like eating anything if it can look at me, so that rules out quite a lot (I know that’s ridiculous, but…)! In addition to that, I don’t really like the fact that a lot of fish is just a…

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100 Happy Days

I imagine that most of you have heard of the #100happydays challenge by now, either via friends or family, or through social media. Several of my friends and family are part-way through the challenge and I was so inspired by their photos that I decided to take it on too!

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