By Emily – Bailey’s friend, colleague and fellow home-lover
Celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee by styling your home in all things British.
Image: RUCraft Blog.
It’s fair to say that I have quite a royal theme going on in my living room. My favourite find is this Royal Crest, which takes pride of place on my wall…
I first spotted it at Portobello Road Market and regretted not buying it. Then saw one again at Taste of Christmas festival, but was going for drinks straight afterwards so couldn’t take it home. It took weeks of searching afterwards but I finally found a seller on ebay…
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As I’ve mentioned previously I am incredibly patriotic. I love the Queen, (she’s so sweet!) I think Prince Philip is a hoot – and I never fail to warm to the princes and princesses and their posh Royal Britishness…
So, when I saw Union Jack tea towels at the Ideal Home Show at Christmas last Friday, I just knew I had to buy them and fashion them into something lovely in honour of Her Madge. On Sunday I decided to dig the sewing machine out of the pile of boxes in the spare room, set myself up for an hour of complete bliss and sew a Union Jack cushion…
If you want to do the same – and any kind of tea towel will do – here’s your handy how-to! ( Read more )
There’s nothing more inspirational than coming across a crafter who has decided to turn their passion into their profession. Step forward Petra Hatton (pictured above with a colleague), who Smith and I had the pleasure of chatting to at the Ideal Home Show at Christmas last Friday.
Petra’s company – Cleopatra Interiors – offers the most stunning array of homely treasures that will have home birds chirping with delight. The creativity and care behind her range marks Cleopatra Interiors as one to watch. Amongst many gems, Petra’s unique antler coffee table and perfectly upholstered chests and armchairs particularly caught the How-To Home’s eye…
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