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Afternoon Tea Picnic Inspiration

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Afternoon Tea Picnic Inspiration

As the weather gets warmer, I want to get outside as much as possible.  Eating in the garden or on a picnic is such a treat.  And it just happens to be National Picnic Week!  So I've put together some ideas for an afternoon tea style picnic, combining 2 of my favourite meals. Pick the perfect spot You want to choose somewhere a bit secluded with a nice view.  Think about whether you want to have a walk before you stop, or if you'd rather have a short trip straight to the picnic.  A tree to lean against or give...

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6 things you can do with a tea towel (instead of drying dishes)

6 things you can do with a tea towel (instead of drying dishes)

I hate drying dishes, and will take washing up over drying any day.  Plus some tea towels are just too pretty to be used for such menial chores! So I've come up with 6 alternative uses that will give your tea towel the respect it deserves.  I'll be using my green vegetable print and bright pink flower power tea towels to show you.  If you'd like to have a closer look at them, you can see them here. 1. Use it to wrap presents A tea towel makes beautiful reuse-able gift wrap and you'll be giving two presents in one.  Here...

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Embracing the flower power trend

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Embracing the flower power trend

I never used to be that into florals, but somethings happened recently.  I can't get enough of the big, bright, and bold 60's style flower prints.  I think we all need cheering up after a long, cold, stuck indoors, lockdown, pandemic-y winter.  And massive colourful flowers couldn't be more opposite and joyful! My floral obsession has spread to my new homeware designs, which all feature these handmade paper flower collages. So, I've put together a selection of beautiful flower themed goodies, all from UK based Etsy shops.  To help you fill your homes and cover yourselves with flower power fun....

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Valentine's Day at Home

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Valentine's Day at Home

Celebrate Valentine's Day in style from the comfort of your own home

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Bristol Pop Up Shop - Homeware and Print Picks

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Part 2 of my top picks from the Bristol Online Pop Up Shop is here.  And this time it's focussed on homewares and prints.  There are so many talented makers involved in the shop.   All of these colourful, quirky things would make great christmas presents for someone special, or maybe a treat for yourself.  I may have ordered some things myself whilst compiling this list... oops! From Left to Right, Top to Bottom: Travel Mug by Libby Ballard Ceramics Plants Print by Hannah Broadway Zombie Cow Butter Dish by Dixon Does Doodles Camping Coasters by Fiona Clabon Illustrations Wild...

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