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A very burned sauce pan.

An Easy Way to Clean a Burnt SaucepanPlease note that I haven't tried this on a pan with a non stick coating. However, if your pan is so burnt that you'll have to throw it out, then you may decide it's worth a try.


Simple Pennant Cake Topper

Simple Pennant Cake TopperSo pretty and easy to make and you can use recycled fabric from pre-loved garments to make these delightful cake toppers. Older children can join in making these for a tea party. You can cut out the fabric and they can get busy glueing them onto the sticks.


pink polka dot and floral paper fortune cookies

Paper Fortune CookiesThese paper fortune cookies are quick and easy to make and a fun feature of any party or gathering.


Amber and Pearl two red rescue chickens

Amber and Pearl (Chickens)My daughter bought the chickens for us from a rescue centre a few weeks ago. These ladies are only just starting to learn how to have fun after being kept in tiny cages. They like to hide under bushes and come out to eat grass and scratch around in the autumn leaves.


Growing Tomato Slices

Growing Tomato SlicesI don't mean you can get ready sliced tomatoes off a plant that would be silly. However, rather than pay for an expensive pack of seeds, or go to the trouble of picking seeds out of a tomato and drying them, you can actually plant slices of tomatoes.


black and white speckled hen

May (Bantam Chicken)We bought May just over a year ago from a local breeder together with her beautiful younger sister June.


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Fun Paper Plate Jellyfish Decoration - jelly fish hanging in the garden

Paper Plate Jelly Fish DecorationFun for children and adults to make. These look pretty hanging in the house, or even better on a sunny day blowing in a gentle breeze in the garden.


pink and white flowered recycled pendant

Recycled Paper PendantThese pendants are easy to make out of old envelopes, magazines, or gift wrap. They are sturdy, solid, and very pretty. If you love to construct beaded jewelry you can make a stash of them to incorporate into your designs or simply thread one onto a chain or cord for a dainty necklace.


Clear shower curtain rings, ready to use.

Use Shower Curtain Rings as HangersEach time you buy a new shower curtain it comes with a new set of curtain rings which are not always needed. You can use these in your wardrobe to save space by hooking them onto a clothes hanger.


Citrus Peel Earrings

Citrus Peel EarringsNext time you eat an orange don't throw the peel away. Use it to make a pair of earrings.


Paper Bead Bracelet

Paper Bead BraceletThis simple bracelet is made from colourful pages taken out of glossy magazines. It is easy to make and needs only a few materials. You could also add glitter, ribbons, or sticky jewels at the end to bling it up a bit if you like.


Duckling in water near person's hand.

Paddlesocks (Khaki/Aylesbury Mix Duck)We bred Paddlesocks last spring. Her father is an Aylesbury and her mother a Khaki Campbell.


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The completed Origami Envelope

Origami EnvelopeThis is a really cute and impressive way to send a letter, a message or an invitation.


The completed wedding anniversary card.

Wedding Anniversary Greetings CardYou don't need to be brilliant at drawing to make this cute anniversary card. Just follow the instructions and with the addition of some scraps of paper and glue you'll make a card to be proud of


Felt Heart Hair Clip - closeup of heart hairclip

Felt Heart Hair ClipTransform a basic hair clip into a pretty hair ornament using just felt and thread. You can make your hair clip as plain or as fancy as you like.


Floral Art Greetings Card - card standing on a table top

Floral Art Greetings CardThis is a simple floral picture, drawn with pens and coloured with watercolour paint, that can be framed or made into a greetings card. It's a lot easier than it looks.


The finished letter with a sticker closure.

Origami Folded LetterWrite a message on a piece of plain paper and fold it into what looks like an envelope. This is a really cute and thoughtful way to send out love or invitations. In this digital age, it would probably be very much appreciated over the usual text messages.


Making a Mini Wreath with Stickers - wreath hanging against a blue background

Making a Mini Wreath with StickersThis adorable mini wreath is great fun for children to make and is so pretty. There are so many sticker designs available so don't just limit yourself to flowers, hearts, and butterflies. Or even better choose 3D stickers or sticky gems.


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