98. How to Make Earrings From a Drinks Can

How to make a pair of earrings from a drinks can

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This episode is subtitled: ‘Something old, something new…’

‘These are for you, Beryl. I hope you like them.’ I said as I handed her a little chiffon bag containing a pair of earrings. She put them in and smiled as she gazed at herself in her elegant blue dress and jacket, with her simple rose posy and now a pair of earrings to complete her look.

‘They’re lovely Jen, thank you. I can’t image what you made them of!’ She took one more look in the mirror and said quietly, ‘I don’t recognise meself,’ and then took a couple of deep breaths before we set off for the registry office.

She looked beautiful but her hands were shaking slightly as she put her seatbelt on. I knew it was more than just wedding day nerves.

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49. How to Make a Fabric Brooch

Make a brooch from fabric scraps and plastic from an old margarine tub

This episode is subtitled: ‘Bespoke is best…’

With my covered notebook tucked under my arm I headed next door to Teacups (the warm side of the shop) for my usual late Saturday afternoon get together with Kim to discuss how things were going in Teacups & Tulips and to focus on any hotspots for the following week or so.

‘I think we should give the staff something handmade for Christmas,’ said Kim, ‘You know, show we’ve put a bit of effort in.’

Was she serious? Kim’s never made anything in her life and we’re on the run up to Christmas which, in a flower shop, is a long hard slog filled with customers wanting grave pots, wreaths, table centres, bouquets, bespoke Christmas decorations as well as off-the-shelf decorations and gifts. I’m not complaining, it’s tiring but we do love it at Christmas, it’s just that there isn’t time to fit anything else in.

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