Possibly the best mug ever

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I love Toot as in Foot. Not only does it have one of the best blog names ever, author Jo always makes me laugh with her quirky tales and apparently fathomless vintage knowledge. If you’ve never seen a human jumble sale or you don’t yet know the weird and wonderful tale of Resusci Annie, you… 

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15-minute make: ribbon star tree decoration

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So, here begins a new little mini series I’ll be visiting on Decorator’s Notebook from time to time. I love settling down to a day of solid crafting with only a box of materials, cake and tea for company as much as the next girl. But in reality, we all know that finding the time… 

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5 best simple Christmas centrepiece ideas

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Decorating the table is one of my favourite Christmas day traditions, and my Mum and I always join forces to get it looking really special. This year I’ve been on the lookout for easy Christmas centrepiece ideas that have something a little bit different about them – here’s a selection of my favourites. {Better Homes… 

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Homemade clay Christmas decorations

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Last year I made these snowflake decorations from air drying clay – this easy to use material was a revelation to me, so I wanted to share another lovely idea with you. {via DillyPad} You can buy DAS air drying clay in art shops or from Amazon. To make these tree decorations you could simply… 

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10 best Christmas wreaths to make and buy

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I have to start this one with a confession: I am a Christmas tree voyeur. One of my greatest festive pleasures is discreetly (ok, not always discreetly) peering into people’s windows as I pass and perving on their Christmas tree decorations. This is also why I love wreaths so much. While the Christmas tree is… 

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The Fabulous Scavenger

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It’s been a while since I shared a blog crush, but two lovely posts about Decorator’s Notebook this week at Tea For Joy and Furnish reminded me how nice it is to celebrate fellow bloggers. The Fabulous Scavenger has only been going for a few months but it’s already full of clever projects for upcycling… 

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Sloe progress: the result

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It’s ready! {all Decorator’s Notebook} Of course, I had to sample a little to check it was alright… I can confirm it tastes as good as it looks!

Christmas crafting: easy clay decorations

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I asked my followers on Twitter whether it was too early to start blogging about Christmas. And the answer was “no”… hooray! I’m definitely going to try making some of these hanging decorations (designed by Sania Pell) this year. They’d be lovely on the tree, but would also make extra special gift tags… perhaps tied… 

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