home: made [ blanket ]
During January there is nothing better than curly up on the sofa in the evenings wrapped in a warm blanket. So why not try making your own.
The last couple if years has seen arm knitting grow in popularity and its a fun way to create your very own chunky knit blanket.
Perfect for a bedroom or living room!
Give it a go by following the tutorial at woolcouturecompany.com
home: made [ headboard ]
It may just be part of your bed, but the headboard has the opportunity to stand out creating a focal point and lift the room. It can also be as functional as it is attractive.
With various options, why not try making / adapting your own. We have found some tutorials to inspire you and guide you to creating your perfect headboard.
Plywood headboard / burkatron.com
Padded headboard / by stylebyemilyhenderson.com
home: featured [ Aerende ]
Beautiful, ethical and with a story behind each piece of homeware, Aerende is a wonderful curated range of products, made in the UK, by talented creatives that face social challenges.
Aerende (a-ren-day) An Old English word meaning care or message
Aerende is a lovingly sourced collection of handmade items for your home. All of our products are created in the UK by people facing social challenges. Produced in low-volume batches and designed to improve with age, each purchase from our range of ethical homewares directly supports and provides opportunities for our talented makers.
Our range will enhance your home, yes, but it also treads lightly on the world beyond your door. Hence our strapline of life-improving homewares. By uniting heritage skills with environmentally sustainable materials and ethical business practices, each limited-edition item exemplifies our commitment to beauty, utility and integrity. Welcome to our world.
home: made [ embroidery hoop art ]
This is a quick, easy and very successful way to have instant art for the walls in s colour or pattern to match a room. It’s easily changeable, it’s a great way to make gifts, and it’s as simple as you need it to be if you not so confident with your creativity.
Hunt down fabrics from anywhere and everywhere – haberdashery stores, markets, old clothes, charity shops, use old bed linen or anything where you love the pattern or colour. Embroidery hoops are available from all good haberdashers, from Hobby Craft or other craft stores, on eBay or Etsy and you could even find second hand options and remove whatever is previously framed.
Head to DesignerTrapped for a great modern tutorial
We love the how-to from IAmAHomemaker to create wonderful hoop art
home: made [ leaf printed fabric ]
This gorgeous printed fabric is great to use as a table cloth, cushion cover or tea towel. Using real leaves, paint and a plain fabric you can create your own print and pattern.
Choose colours that work in your current space and keep it as simple as you like.
If you fancy giving it a go, head to we-are-scout.com for the full tutorial.
home: made [ wall hanging ]
This Mexican inspired ‘gods eye’ wall hanging is a lovely piece of art for any room. It’s really easy to achieve and simply uses various yarns, dowls and a pair of scissors.
By setting the dowls in a cross you can then weave the yarn around to create the pattern.
Head to almostmakesperfect.com for the tutorial.
home: made [ wall hanging ]
We love a good home project and HomeyOhMy blog is at the top of brilliant projects to inspire you.
This modern tassle wall hanging is a great tutorial to follow and creates a really super wall hanging when complete.
With very simple and easily accessible items the project is straight forward and easy to follow.
Follow their blog for other great DIY inspirations.