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The weird world of jewellery making

What is this: You could be mistaken for thinking its some really random spaghetti shapes. But I’m actually pickling/polishing some copper pendants using good old ketchup. No really. I’ve been told they polish up really well and it’s great for … Continue reading

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Tutorial: Chalkboard Seed Markers

For this hobby you will need: Chalkboard paint (or spray) a paintbrush some lollipop/ice cream sticks paper to protect your work suface Method Paint one side of the lollipop sticks. (You can dollop the paint on quite thickly but try … Continue reading

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A slow cooker recipe

Ingredients 4 chicken legs (de-skinned) 1 butternut squash (chopped into cubes) 4 garlic gloves (crushed or chopped, whichever is easiest) 100g of button mushrooms (chopped) 4 large carrots (sliced about 1cm thick) 300ml of vegetable stock 3 bay leaves 150ml … Continue reading

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12 Tutorial Challenge

This year I’m going to have a go at 12 different tutorials in 12 different types of craft: the 12 tutorial challenge. Challenge 1 Make chalkboard books My first challenge was first spotted back last September on the Whip Up … Continue reading

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Tutorial: Make your own salt dough

Today, my sister was around to do some crafty projects with me and my daughter. One of the things we had a go at doing was making salt dough plaques. We’d done some back when my daughter was about a … Continue reading

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