Category Archives: Home Decor

Home Decor

Jorja Collection: Placemat Crochet Pattern

By Crochet Contributor Sara. Follow Sara on her blog, Sunflower Crochet Cottage.

I’ve been wanting to make myself some new placemats for what seems like forever. We had the covered corkboard ones that you can get in any homewares shop, and they bare the scars of a well-used life. There is paint that will not come off, patches where the top has rubbed away when I have cleaned them, some are sunlight faded because our kitchen table is next to our French doors. You know the drill – old and tired but perfect for the kids doing arts and crafts or slopping food all over them while being daft at dinner. My daughter is almost 8 and so I am getting to the point where I would like my home to look less like a creche and have nice things again.

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Jorja Collection: Coaster Crochet Pattern

By Crochet Contributor Sara. Follow Sara on her blog, Sunflower Crochet Cottage.

We are excited to share with a piece of our new Jorja Table Set Collection. The Jorja Collection is simple (both to make and in design) but stylish, a collection that could be easily worked up to suit any taste and décor around the home just by the choice of colors.

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Bee Hotel

By General Crafts Contributor Michelle

Gentle, non-stinging Mason bees are a bit smaller than a honeybee, and are great pollinators for your garden.  Each one visits as many as 1000 blooms per day — 20 times as many as a honeybee! Hang your bee hotel where it will get morning sun and attract mason bees.  The female bees will lay  their eggs in the tubes.  This is a great project to get the whole family involved in creating, and a fun project for kids to observe in the summer months.

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