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Hickory Dickory Designs, for special occasions

Today I want to write about a very special local company that was born here in Brighton: Hickory Dickory Designs.

Hickory Dickory Designs is based in Hove (actually), and all the products are designed, produced, individually painted, decorated and assembled by their team here in the UK.

What I like most abut their products is their personalisation – everything is precisely customised to the customer’s requirements, which makes each piece unique and special.

Talking about special, last month I had two very special occasions: my <3’s birthday and also my best friend bought her first house! I wanted to get them something different, personal and memorable for their special moments. Hickory Dickory Designs appeared in my life just at the right time.

For <3’s birthday I got him an engraved wooden card with a cheesy message (lol). All I had to do was send to the Hickory Dickory Designs team the message and they made it exactly as I wanted.

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DIY & Crafts, Lifestyle

Summer Home Décor Ideas

Summer is around the corner. Even though we are having some grey days, the weather is getting nicer and warmer. @Sun, can you stay with us in Brighton till the end of the summer, please?

After a very relaxing weekend, catching up with friends and sunbathing till I melted, I had a look at the house (hahaha I wish it was mine!) and decided it needed a summer touch.

I went to Pinterest straightaway and started looking for some summer home décor ideas. And here I am, writing about how I want to redecorate the house and give it a colourful summer vibe.

Here are few things to consider to get that desired summer look:

Get colourful bedding

Simple but colourful bedding can change the bedroom atmosphere. I personally love this one despite not being a very colourful person.

Summer Home Decor Ideas: colourful beddinghttps://uk.pinterest.com/pin/417005246729238937/ 

Light colours in the living room

The living room is where I spend most of my chilling time. Creating a nice atmosphere in the living room is a priority for me as I want it to be a nice place to relax.

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DIY & Crafts

DIY Gold Heart Pendant Necklace

I’ve been feeling quite crafty lately. I’m always wanting to make super cute necklaces and I feel nicely satisfied when I have a pile of my own creations. It makes me feel good 🙂

I made this necklace for some of my friends this week and they all loved it!. It’s a simple necklace that doesn’t take long at all to make.

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Today I want to share with you how to make this gold heart pendant necklace. Continue Reading

DIY & Crafts

5 DIY Knitting projects for Mother’s Day

Despite the weather getting better, I’d like to share with all of you some easy knitting projects that would be a perfect gift for mother’s day.

It’s that time of the year again where mother’s day is around the corner. Almost one week for the 6th of March… you better start thinking about your mama’s present if you haven’t done it yet.

Here you have 3 easy DIY knitting projects for Mother’s Day that will take you less than a week to make and your mum will love 🙂

Knitting Projects for Mother's Day

1.    Warm Scarf

To make a knitted scarf you only need to learn how to cast on and purl. Scarfs are one of the easiest knitting projects and it’s perfect for beginners.

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Christmas, DIY & Crafts

Christmas Cards DIY

So….. it’s December!! I got (almost) all my Christmas presents sorted last week. I only need to finish some bits and bobs and I’ll be so ready for the merry season.

This year I wanted to make my own Christmas cards, as I normally send some to my family and friends in Spain. I always need to send them early as last year I didn’t and they arrived on New Year’s Eve – lol. Well… this is very likely to happen this year too as I haven’t send them yet *rolled eyes*.

Let’s go straight to the point, here you have the step by step guide to make your own Christmas cards:

Materials

  • Blank cards and envelopes
  • Christmas stencils
  • Silver and gold sprays
  • Silver and gold bows or any other type of decoration
  • Glue dots (these are my new thing and I’m using them in EVERYTHING!)
  • A bit of blue tack

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You can get all the materials online, although I got mine from the pound store. Continue Reading