home: made [ outdoor rugs ]

home: made [ outdoor rugs ]

There’s a whiff of Spring in the air, if you aren’t still trudging over snow, so it’s definitely a good time for projects that create great pieces for the garden. Anything to help make that perfect outdoor living area to enjoy in the warmer months.

We found two great outdoor rug DIYs from two of our favourite creative maker blogs – A Beautiful Mess and Apartmenttherapy .

The first from ABM is a great, fun project, weaving your own rug from scrap fabric and finishing with a protective spray.

The second from ApartmentTherapy is a stylish idea to make an outdoor rug with waterproof fabric and then create a design on it waterproof acrylic paint.


home: made [ cushions ]

home: made [ cushions ]

Looking for a refresh for your sofa or chair then consider some inspiration from us today.

We have found a handfull of fun and creative diy projects to transform a basic cushion into something a little special. With frills, pom poms and hand stitching, check these out.

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home: made [ head boards ]

home: made [ head boards ]

If you’re looking for a new creative project and want something unique for your bedroom then try a unique idea for the head board.

Hunting across the internet we found four great ideas for making your own head board.

We love the idea of using open books together – making the perfect bedtime reading spot. Create a beautiful tactile design with tied ribbons in a soft hue strung across above the bed. An easy but effective idea is to create a padded head board* using just squares of wood, squares of foam, squares of your chosen fabric and a staple gun! And lastly stencilling or printing a design directly in the place of a headboard is effective as well as being easy to change when you think of a different idea or want to change the look if your bedroom.

*for a great tutorial on making a padded head board visit CaliforniaHomeDesign

home: made [ clothes rail ]

home: made [ clothes rail ]

If you like your interiors minimal and fancy a Spring update in your bedroom, then consider a hanging clothes rail to display your garments on.

We have found some great tutorials to help you create a statement piece for your room, at the same time being practical. Once you have the basic design worked out then you can choose your material or colour to finish the look. Perhaps it’s copper tube that’s takes your fancy or how about a a pole hanging on leather straps.

Take a look at these links below for inspiration.




home: made [ vase ]

home: made [ vase ]

With marble still such a key materiel to use in interior styling this season, we love this DIY we found to make gorgeous little marble vases. Perfect on-trend home accessories to add a dash of marble to your room.

Head to Fall For DIY for the easy tutorial to create these lovely marble vases.

home: event [ macrame workshop]

Head to Bob’s Cafe, Muswell Hill, this 20th February – for a macrame workshop , if you’re in the north London area – book here .

Macrame is a great craft to learn and the end result? Producing a piece of homeware for you or a gift.


Bob’s Café

Muswell Hill, 43 Muswell Hill Broadway, N10 3HA London, United Kingdom

They say;

We’re really excited to have Forget-me-knots hosting an extra special Macramé workshop at Bob’s Café in Muswell Hill.

Macramé is a form of textile making using knotting rather than weaving or knitting and is a really exciting and versatile craft to learn.

Lead by the lovely Lian, you will learn a range of macramé techniques and knots whilst making your very own beautiful plant hanger.

You will also be able to enjoy a delicious brunch dish and a hot drink while you knot, which are included in the ticket price of £30.

This workshop is suitable for absolute beginners, and will run for approximately three hours. For more details and to book your spot, contact us at hello@bobscafe.net

The workshop is limited to 8 spaces, please book early to avoid disappointment

Please note, pots and plants are not included, so BYOP (bring your own pot!)

home: made [ DIY macrame workshop ]

home: made [ DIY macrame workshop ]

There’s many many tutorials online but there’s nothing better than being taught in person, shown how to make and create and having the support and guidance if you make mistakes.

If you’re in the Cumbria area, why not try ByMe ‘s workshops – there is a macrame workshop class on Thursday 15th February at the Lingholm Estate and there’s still places available!

Book now HERE


Full details ;

Come and join us and make your very own macrame plant hanger in the beautifully restored greenhouse, amongst the stunning surroundings of The Lingholm Estate

Learn a variety of macrame techniques, from choosing your cord, making some basic knots (and more complicated ones if you fancy!) to hanging your favourite plant in it at home. 

All materials and equipment will be provided plus delicious tea and cake from the Lingholm Kitchen. 

This course is suitable for anyone-there are limited spaces available so book now and have a go! 

The course will be held at: 

The Lingholm Estate
Keswick CA12 5TZ