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How to update your boring grey patio without replacing it

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How to update your boring grey patio without replacing it

A weekend DIY project, in which I paint our patio from dreary to delightful!

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5 steps to staycation perfection this bank holiday

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5 steps to staycation perfection this bank holiday

No need to travel, with these 5 tips for a staycation in your own home

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How to have a quick and easy retro birthday tea party

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How to have a quick and easy retro birthday tea party

This is a cheats guide to throwing a quick tea party worthy of a place in a vintage cookery book.  I've always been obsessed with those weird staged photos of cakes, and it's what inspired my jelly tablecloth design.  They used to eat a lot of jelly in the 1950's and 60's! First of all, get a pretty tablecloth on and find your best plates to set the scene.  I like to use all different plates rather than matching, as it looks a bit more interesting.  Try and use things that are different heights so that they really stand out.  If...

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Making collage designs for my fabric prints on Spoonflower

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Making collage designs for my fabric prints on Spoonflower

Have a look at how I make my collage designs that are turned into patterns for Spoonflower fabric

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A colourful walk along North Street in Bristol

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A colourful walk along North Street in Bristol

The In Colourful Company colour walks around different cities in the UK are unable to happen this year, so here's a virtual walk around my little bit of Bristol.   Bristol is well know for it's street art.  In particular, the area around North Street in Bedminster (which is where I live) is full to the brim with colourful murals to brighten our days!  Upfest gallery hosts a nearly annual street art festival, bringing artists from all around the world, so the walls and shop shutters are a constantly changing canvas.  I've tried to add as many of the artists names...

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