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    Heirloom Tablecloth 1

    Last year I subscribed to ‘The Art of  Cross stitch’ magazine one of those publications that suck you in just after Christmas with the first issue being 99p plus a free gift. Well I succumbed and have actually enjoyed making some of the projects although I’m sure my life is not long enough to complete all of them. Part of the appeal was an heirloom tablecloth. You needed to buy the white fabric separately and the 26 patterns with threads were given with each magazine. I stopped the magazine once I’d received the 26 patterns. It’s a project I’ve been going to start for a while after my husband helped…

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    Chairs Glorious Chairs

    I love Chairs. I have loads of all shapes and sizes. I also love a bargain and hate replacing anything if I can make the original look like new again. Which is what I’ve recently done with a set of 4 chairs and a stool. The chairs in our conservatory needed a bit of tlc we often sit at the table in the conservatory for our meals and my grandson generally uses the seat to wipe his hands on! I bought a duvet cover and pillowcase set (in the sale) at The Range homeware store and used the pillowcases and a staple gun to transform the seats. I’m really pleased…

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    Mickey and Minnie

    It’s sometimes very difficult to know what gifts to get people for their birthday, Christmas etc. I try not to do the panic buy just so that I have something to give. I feel that giving something you have made, that you’ve put love and care into can be a really good option. However, that means you have to partake in forward thinking which is what I did recently. It was due to be my sister-in-law and her husband’s 40th wedding anniversary and they love all things Disney so I made them a cross stitch picture to cover both likes. It was really quite simple to do and looks really…

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    Flea Market

    A little pastime of mine is to visit the local flea market and charity shops to find things to bring back to life. Two recent purchases were chairs for my grandson. I paid £5 combined for them and had the fabric to make cushions in my stash. The dinosaur fabric I’d actually been given so that didn’t cost me anything. I purchased the chairs Saturday morning and by teatime they were looking loved again. And there was even enough fabric for a floor cushion.     I didn’t use a pattern I just measured and made it up as I went along but I think they look good. Let me…