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Rice bag

Rice Bags

You may or may not have encountered wheat bags, fabric pouches filled with cleaned wheat grains that you can put in the microwave and warm up. They’re wonderful on cold nights and (providing you have a microwave of course), much less trouble than a hot water bottle. You can also put them in the freezer […]

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Christmas Table Runner

Quick and Easy Table Runner

This table runner started life as a Christmas item. For the first time, I was going for a coherent theme for the dinner table and chose to run with a children’s traditional style. After looking into buying a table runner to serve the purpose, I found these things can be extremely expensive and sometimes too […]

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My daughter's finished bedroom curtains

Curtains for a little girl’s room

Decorative curtains can prove extremely expensive, particularly if you are looking for something a little different and inspiring for your child’s room. This project uses an inexpensive pair of plain cream pencil pleat curtains available from Argos for around £20, depending on the size. Amazon also have some bargains. They often come fully lined, machine […]

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(badly repaired jeans - Victory Living

Jeans Rescue

I have never quite managed to implement the idea of spending good money to get a good quality item of clothing. The fashion industry is heavily skewed towards short term usage, with planned obsolescence a given through the use of ‘seasons’ and trends so there is no commercial imperative for supposedly hardworking clothes like jeans to […]

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