Monthly Archives: January 2016

Tissue Box

On a recent visit to Hobbycraft I purchased a paper mache box for decorating purposes. It seems they have stopped doing the actual box I bought, but this is the type of thing. Perfect for someone who ‘never leaves things … Continue reading

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Découpage

Découpage is the art of decorating with paper. It originated in France in the 17th century as a means of decorating bookcases, cabinets, and other pieces of furniture. It spread throughout Europe and in the 18th century became a fashionable … Continue reading

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My bedside table

As I’ve said before we recently moved home and I went from an Edwardian terraced house, with original features to a bungalow built in 1978, with square rooms. The bungalow had been neglected and has needed a total renovation, the … Continue reading

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New Year….

So, have you taken all your Christmas decorations down?  I’ve reluctantly even taken down all the battery fairy lights that I love so much. Last year we had a little gathering and I covered the small garden which surrounds our … Continue reading

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Never leave things as they are…

For as long as I can remember I have been drawing, painting and sewing. From a very young age I spent hours copying cartoon characters from comics, with my Dad’s praise and his instruction on persective and other techniques keeping … Continue reading

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