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Let’s have a little think, how many notebooks do you own? One for work, another for home, a crafty to-do list and perhaps even a food diary? You’ll probably have a large pile for all different aspects of your life. Well, bullet journalling could be exactly what you’ve been looking for, as everything can be organised into a single notebook. It consists of a unique key, pages for specific events, a calendar, fitness planner – the list is endless, and it’s all down to you. This is the perfect project to start 2017 with. Happy journalling!

Get Organised With Bullet Journalling read more

Crafters can do anything they set their mind to. So what’s stopping you from making your own rug? There’s a whole array of techniques that can be used, so you don’t necessarily need to be a knitter or crochet pro to get in on the action. Why not grab a loom and weave your own,  make a rag rug from old pieces of fabric, or maybe even break boundaries and design one made completely from pompoms! 

For me, a home without rugs is like a window without curtains, a garden without flowers and a bedroom without a bed. Rugs aren’t simply practical items that preserve wooden floors from high heels, or provide comfort on winter’s night. Rugs make a room. They join the different elements together, create a sophisticated ambience, change the acoustics and instantly inject designer flair. At Harlequin, rugs are seen as floor art and are just as important as wallpaper and fabrics in creating design statements and an on–trend scheme.
Claire Valis, Design Director, Harlequin Group

11 Crafty DIY Rug Ideas read more

The votes are in, your favourite books have been judged and you now have your reading list sorted for the year ahead - congratulations to everyone who took part and a big thank you to our judges and readers for voting. Here are the winners…

The Homemaker Art & Craft Book Awards: Results read more