Monthly Archives: April 2016

Repurposing our downstairs bathroom

The rooms in our home have served many purposes since it was built a hundred years ago. Until 2014 it was a single storey bungalow and the main bathroom was in a space off the kitchen, but once we added a first floor and two extra bathrooms, this downstairs washing facility was not really needed…

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How to print children’s drawings on to fabric

Earlier this year I shared a quilt I had made using children’s artwork printed directly on to cotton (no transfer) I’ve had a few questions about the construction of the quilt and how the printing process works, so I thought I’d tell you a bit more about the project in this post. The original idea…

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Upcycling glass jars for storage

I have a confession, it is possible that at some point in the past I have put an empty glass jar in the recycling bin in the same week that I have then bought a Kilner jar, which is pretty illogical apart from the fact that Kilner jars do look so pretty… So this month…

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So you want to own a Beagle?

Today I am teaming up with Royal Canin who make food that is nutritionally tailored to different dog breeds to give you an insight into Beagle ownership… Out on dog walks I often encounter people who make a beeline for our dog and say they have “always wanted to have a Beagle” and there is…

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Our garden in April – The mixed blessings of storm Katie

As another season of growing begins I am hoping to look back on this summer as being the year we finally took control of our garden and made it ours. What a journey it has been since we first set eyes on this house 8 years ago. We’ve felled four trees, refenced almost the entire…

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