Category Archives: DIY

Wooden pipe collars

The thing I am most pleased with from last week’s crafting and DIY efforts is a simple piece of woodwork that has finished off our new oak floor. With help from my dear husband, I have made half a dozen … Continue reading

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Dream or nightmare?

I’ve spent another week of evenings painting skirting boards, but now they are all on the wall and there’s just a bit of residual gap-filling to do. I have time for knitting again, which means I’ve finished one project and … Continue reading

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Skirting boards, skirting boards

The flooring project I posted about a month ago has progressed, and we now have oak throughout the ground floor, apart from the kitchen. I’m not sorry to see the tatty old carpets go, but I do wonder whether wooden … Continue reading

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Floor repairs and a finished hat

Fairy Leaves baby hat The hat I’ve been making, based on the Fairy Leaves baby dress, seems to have worked. It’s turned out the right size anyway. If I’m being picky, I’d say the crown is a little too pointy. … Continue reading

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Renovating an antique bench

In the 1960s the Chairman of the British Railways Board, Dr Beeching, famously rationalised the network by closing many branch lines and small stations. Unwanted station equipment was sold off and my parents acquired a sturdy platform bench with cast … Continue reading

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Reader, I lengthened it

I wore my new linen jumper for a few days and didn’t feel happy with its length. Then, midweek, I bit the bullet and took a pair of scissors to it. It was knitted bottom up with a shaped hem, … Continue reading

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