Cheeze Board

Cheeze Board Why did I not think to make our own cheeze boards before? Or as in the picture above, a chocolate and berry board? It's not at all difficult to make a rustic cheeze board like the one here. I might have mentioned in a previous post that we've started...

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DIY Ruffle Shoulder Dress

DIY Ruffle Shoulder Dress I love, love, love this diy ruffle shoulder brocade dress. Made an emerald green diy ruffle shoulder dress a few weeks back and love that one just as much. So easy to wear. So easy to make. Get compliments when I wear them. People ask me to...

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Crochet Glasses Case

Crochet Glasses Case This crochet glasses case is a great way to use up left over wool. If you have really short wool scraps you can layer different coloured stripes for a fun, fresh and funky new glasses case. You need: - wool crochet hook You do: - Start by making a...

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DIY Oven Gloves

DIY Oven Gloves Who makes DIY oven gloves? Not me. Not before this. They're so easy to buy and a bit of a fuss to make. My other half and I love, love, love making food and recently started a Pop Up Dining Experience at our house. Check that out - here. Fair to say...

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Ruffle Dress

Ruffle Dress Let me start by saying this ruffle dress is not my pattern. I found it on a blog called Megan Nielsen. She calls it a - ruffle off the shoulder dress. And she has lovely step by step photos so do check out her blog. You need: - the pattern - print from...

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Luggage Tag

Luggage Tag The last time we went to visit family up north the chauffeur who collected us commented on our luggage tags. He said he could see where we lived. I thought that was the point. Then he pointed out that anyone who walked past our bags could have read our...

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Easy Apron

Easy Apron Trying to get my S.O. to look slightly happy in a photo is a formidable challenge. I particularly wanted him in this easy apron as he spends so much time in the kitchen. You can see his kitchen creations - on this link. My mother spent three weeks with us...

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Burda Sweater

Burda Sweater If I come across a Burda magazine, I page through it, and if I find easy patterns that I like, I buy the mag. Which is how I found this easy Burda sweater pattern. Any pattern that doesn't involve setting sleeves always get's my vote. You could take a...

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Pearl String Bracelet

Pearl String Bracelet The inspiration for this pearl string bracelet came from bracelets I see on yogis when I go to class. They seem to be knotted on, never to come off. And while I like that, I also like the option of being able to remove a bracelet. I came up with...

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Meet Greenie

My name is Karen. I live in Cape Town, South Africa. This blog is about how to make your own, how to recycle, restyle and up-cycle.

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