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Chunky knit jumper project completed

. I finished my chunky knit jumper that I started at the end of October.  I’d read several blog stories from those in the slow fashion movement and wanted an easy knitting project that would ease me into tackling clothing. After learning more about slow fashion, this project is part of my move towards adding some home-made items to my wardrobe.  Last month I described how I have started to look at where my clothes […]

Chunky knitted jumper

DIY Wedding Table Decoration

DIY Wedding Table Decorations

Earlier this year, we had the best time ever at the wedding of our son and his wife.  We were very pleased to be involved in the wedding plans.  It definitely had the feel of two families coming together for a very happy occasion. One of the things we helped with were the wedding table decorations. The happy couple had decided that they wanted to focus on their wedding ceremony, followed by good food and […]


Tie-Dye Cushion Cover

Do you find that doing one thing often leads to another?  After making new Oxford cushion covers, I realised that the other cushion covers I had looked scruffy.  They were cream and after a couple of years were past their best, especially when new covers were put alongside them.  With some left over linen fabric, I decided to try tie-dying fabric to get some pattern into the room as most of the other textiles are […]

Tie-dye cushion with linen piping | The Nice Nest

Make an Oxford Cushion

Make an Oxford Cushion Cover the Cheats Way

I love a trawl around charity shops and late last year, I found a length of linen in one of them.  The lady in the shop said they get given fabric off-cuts and remnants from a soft furnishings company.  For £5.00 I got 5 metres of lovely, slubby linen, just right for the neutral colour schemes I favour.  I used some of the linen to make a roman blind for our small guest bedroom but […]