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Friday Feature Hickling Cottage Crafts


Welcome to the first of what will be a regular weekly Friday feature where I hope to showcase some of the most inspiring home design Instagram accounts.

This week im introducing you to Hickling Cottage Crafts, Candy- the lovely lady behind these gorgeous designs has a real gift for creating fun, quirky and unique pieces. I challenge you to look at this picture and not smile :o)

Morlands Sheepskin Slippers


I love winter, I love the woolly hats, the scarfs, roaring fires, blankets and slippers!..I can hand on heart say that My Lea Sheep skin slippers from Morlands are the comfiest, cosiest slippers ive ever worn, they are lined with the finest sheepskin and feature a thick plush collar for extra warmth, they have a rubber durable sole perfect for all day wear. They have 13 different slipper styles for women and 7 styles for men, all of which are lined with sheepskin and crafted to the highest quality, which is to be expected from Morlands since they have been established since 1870.

How to Upholster a Chair

img_20161016_1511251When I told people what my next project would be, my lovely family and friends look shocked…I got, Are you crazy? But your not an upholsterer Kel? What if you mess it up? Do you know how hard upholstery is? It seems upholstery is the untouchable of the furnishing world, maybe my loved ones had a point? So I rang around to get some quotes from professionals and the quotes made my mind up for me, I was looking at £300 upwards. Now these people really do know what their doing and I don’t doubt at all that their mad skills are worth every penny of that £300, but I didn’t want to pay that much for something, that I could likely do myself, all I had to do was learn. So first port of call YOU TUBE, I watched many many tutorials and I found one in particular that I found really useful How to upholster a wing back chair , because of that video I figured out what supplies id need and the tricks of the trade that would hopefully allow me to make a beautiful chair.

Christmas Ice Skates Decoration


How fun are these,I had sooo much of a good time decorating these, I had to use polkadots… everything is better with polkadots. These boots would be great hung on a mirror, fireplace even a front door.

They originally looked like this


My VQ Emma Bridgewater Wallflower Radio


You may have noticed by now, especially if your following me on Instagram. That I have a real love for Retro Styled Radios, I have them all over the house and the one above is my latest addition, Hello pretty!! This Emma Bridgewater Wallflower Retro Mini DAB radio is from and its fabulous, its got that old style Retro look that I love but has all the modern features you could possibly need out of a radio. The guys over at My VQ really know their stuff, they are passionate about sound and style and they stock many different styles of Retro radio’s and bluetooth speakers, make sure you pop over and have a nosy, you’ll be glad you did.

Surprise Inside Christmas Jar


So this Jar hides a little secret, apart from the obvious Skittles!..This is a cute idea for them times at Christmas when you have no idea what to get your teenage Niece or Nephew, or you have Secret Santa at work, maybe you want to send a little gift to the teacher at your kiddies school or you simply want to give someone a little something without spending too much money and hey they get the added bonus of some sweets too.

Tunnocks Tea Cake Christmas Pudding


Ok, I said it, The C word, yes I know its only October, but im a bit of a Christmas Nut and I always start my preparations super early, I start morphing into Mama Claus about this time and eagerly await the end of November when its generally understood that its ok to start talking obsessively about it. And hey its only 80 sleeps till the big man arrives!

So ive been making Christmas pudding lookalikies, super easy and no baking involved.