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The Love Of Soap Making

The other day I wrote an article on soap making. When I realized through my research that we could still buy lye locally I did  a hip hip hooray, and hauled but to the store to buy some. 722 more words


Quilters' Toolkit

Aside from fabric, batting and thread, you’ll need the following bits of kit to get started.

All are available to purchase right here in Ireland and, with the exception of the sewing machine, you can pick up everything you need to pop your quilting cherry for under €80. 356 more words

Irish Quilting


Because so many cookies share common ingredients like flour, sugar, and margarine or oil, they need that little something unique to make them stand apart. With a generous measure of creamy pureed walnuts, these delicious cookies offer melt-in-the-mouth soft centers and delightfully crunchy outsides. 397 more words


The Art Of Decoupage

Decoupage is an age old craft that is timeless. It is for children and adults alike which makes it a great family craft. It can also be an art and sold as such, or used for your home, perhaps even gifts. 810 more words

Crafts And DIY

Happy Father's Day (Mate)!

Ok, so it’s not actually Father’s Day in the United States. But yesterday was Father’s Day in Australia, which totally reminded me that I did not write a Father’s Day post this year. 189 more words


Homemade: Lavender Sugar Scrub

If you’ve been reading, you know that my first full craft set (and set of posts!) on the blog has been featuring the sugar scrubs I made with Mike’s 12 year old sister last week. 282 more words

DIY & Crafts

Homemade: Coconut Lime Sugar Scrub

Hi there! Welcome to the second edition of my sugar scrub craft day with Mike’s sister Casey. Next up? Coconut Lime.

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DIY & Crafts