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    And let the …

    transformation begin. H Watch this space to follow a humble nursing chair’s transformation. Have decided to transform this footstool to accompany the nursing chair.   Visit www.soulfulchic.co.uk for more (and much better) upcycles.

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    Newspaper Bag

    We saw these recycled newspaper bags for sale at the Living North show and I decided to have a go a making one tonight.It needs a bit of tweaking but not too bad for a first attempt. Uses up our daily newspapers if nothing else. Will definitely be using them as my new take to work lunch bag you never know they might catch on.

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    Heirloom Tablecloth 1 – Bunch of Impatiens

    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…