Festival Floral Crown DIY
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Festival Floral Crown DIY

With Glastonbury Festival just a couple of weeks away and countless other UK festivals not far behind, it’s time to start preparing. One festival essential for me is a floral hair garland or crown. It’s fun and frivolous (perfect for…

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Labour of Love: Keep Calm and Marry On cross stitch
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Labour of Love: Keep Calm and Marry On cross stitch

How often do you start something without finishing it? It doesn’t matter if it’s colour coordinating my wardrobe, cleaning the spare room or having a crack at that vintage dress pattern, our house is cluttered with half-hearted promises and good…

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The Art of Vintage Correspondence
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The Art of Vintage Correspondence

Vintage is ‘in’, this much we all know. Second-hand clothing is a thrifty option, charity shops are turning into boutique destinations and retro homewares are a must for descerning tastemakers. But one element of pop culture that isn’t experiencing a…

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(Tatty) Devine DIY
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(Tatty) Devine DIY

Ship-Shape is taking a break for a week but before I go I wanted to share with you the outcome of the Tatty Devine workshop at the Soma Gallery yesterday. Tatty creators Rosie Wolfenden and Harriet Vine were on hand…

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Cloth magazine: Make Do and Mend
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Cloth magazine: Make Do and Mend

There are so many things happening in this city that it can be hard to choose how to spend a weekend. The snow is still asserting its dominance over Bristol but that didn’t put me off from venturing out to…

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