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WI and Hobbycraft yarn review 3 - Premium Acrylic

Today we have the final part of my Hobbycraft yarn review.  I know it’s been a long time coming, however, as I explained in my other yarn review posts I am not a fan of making a square for no reason – I insisted that the yarns must be used to produce useful items.   401 more words

Good Thing

Craft Disasters: Craftsasters? a.k.a wtf just happened?

Sometimes I really bungle things. I’m sure this comes as a shock, but it’s true. My response to screwing up a crafting project used to be to yell swear words and throw things and then either discard the project or hide it away in a closet or under a bed, somewhere where the shame would catch up to me at some point, but later. 909 more words

Cross Stitch

Alphabet Wall Art

As I’ve mentioned a few times before, Pinterest is my go-to when I’m looking for ideas and inspiration! One pin I saw recently really caught my eye: 140 more words

How To

when life gives you oranges

It’s a busy season in this household. There are more pots on the stove than arms to stir them. Sometimes my husband and I turn to each other for a hand and find the other is busier yet. 423 more words

Food & Cooking It

‘Make Do and Mend’: The 1940s

“As the Great Depression came to an end and the impending war loomed over Europe, fashion for both men and women became dictated by economics more fiercely than it had been during World War One and the 1930’s” (Riding: 2013) 563 more words


What I'm wearing

You know that feeling you get when you have a specific item of clothing in mind in the right colour and shape but can’t find it anywhere? 48 more words

10 tips for surviving on the home front

Check out my 10 tips for surviving on the Second World War home front on the BBC’s History Extra website.

Find out about some of the challenges that faced the everyday wartime householder, and discover how you can draw inspiration from them. 42 more words