Life In Pictures: Twinning is Winning

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You know you’ve been friends for a long time when all your likes and dislikes merge into being the same. Over the course of our 16 year friendship (gulp) we have developed a mutual like of weak coffee, crunch cream biscuits, prisons dramas and the colour yellow. We always want what the other has, and we regularly end up with the same stuff. Hence our troublesome twosome here in their little matchy yellow outfits. Too CUUUUTE.

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Air Dry Clay Necklace

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If you haven’t noticed by now, air dry clay is one of my favourite things to work with. I love being able to make ceramic items without a kiln – and I know the finish isn’t quite as durable or watertight as the real thing, but it’s pretty damn good all the same. So I made myself an air dry clay necklace last week. Actually, I’m lying. I made it for someone else. But I liked it, so… mine. I know, that’s not very nice but still. Mine.

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Craft Trends #10: Constellation & Galaxy DIYs

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We’ve noticed a lot of constellation and galaxy-themed DIYs floating around recently, from table runners to trousers – going galactic is officially cool. We’ve searched the skies to find what we think are the best craft DIYs for you to try this weekend.

1. Constellation starry light canvas by Off Beat Home

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Life in Pictures

This week we hopped on a train to London and went for a sneaky peak at the Laura Ashley SS2016 collection. We’ve been really lucky to be working on some projects for them so they kindly invited us. It was so nice to get back to London – both of us used to live there BC and we miss it (ish). The collection was awesome, loads of twinkly garden lighting and some gorgeous mugs. We were mentally making a shopping list as we were wandering round the show!

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Craft Trends #4: Flamingos

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Yippee, its Friday! And we’re celebrating with another round up of awesome things to make over the weekend. It seems the craft world has been flamingo-ing mad (sorry…) for these beautiful pink birds recently. Here are our favourite flamingo makes.

1. Now Sew Flamingo Pillow by Sugar & Cloth

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Craft Trends #1: Paper

Hello folks. Welcome to our new series of fortnightly craft round-ups! We’re going to focus on crafts, styles or materials that are currently trending.  We’re starting with paper because we’ve developed a new passion for it since starting working with Paperchase. So here are our favourite papercraft tutorials on the web at the moment.

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Magnificent Stanley Baby Clothing Review

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We came across these beautiful t-shirts by Magnificent Stanley through our lovely friend Natasha’s blog, The Milk Stand. Her son Max has an impressive collection of these bespoke t-shirts and always looks so cute!

Becky, who runs Magnificent Stanley, kindly sent us an H and an A t-shirt for our Little Buttons to put through their paces.

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Patchwork Camera Strap Tutorial

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Our latest post for Hobbycraft is now live, hoorah! This month we decided to make something for our long-suffering cameras. We’re so snap happy – our cameras are always with us and they get a lot of bashing about, flung into the nappy bag with all manner of baby junk. We wanted to create a cover for the strap to personalise our cameras, one that can be removed for washing! This is a nice easy project and a great way to use up scraps of fabric.

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A New Look for a Mid-Pregnancy Mum

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It seems that I am having to dig out my maternity wear a lot sooner this time around as my bump is rapidly expanding. As I didn’t have any summer maternity wear last time around New Look were kind enough to send me some pieces from their current range.

I chose a tea dress, as I wear a lot of them normally, and a pregnancy staple – a pair of over-the-bump jeans. I also chose something I wouldn’t normally wear – a kimono – as it seems everyone but me is wearing one right now!

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Guest Post: What Lou Wore 365

I’m currently almost 6 months pregnant and fast approaching the point where normal clothes don’t fit and everything that does makes me look and feel like a bit of a hippo. Before I was pregnant I used to think all bumps looked lovely – but now that I am again I just miss my waist and my normal clothes.

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