94. How to Revamp a T-Shirt with Fabric Scraps

How to revamp a t-shirt using fabric scraps

If you’d like to skip straight to the creative project and learn how to revamp a t-shirt using the smallest scraps of fabric then scroll down until you see Blue’s paw print below.salvagebox.co.uk - Blue's paw

This episode is subtitled: ‘I’m the knight in shining armour…’

‘Is everything okay, Beryl?’ I asked.

‘Yes thanks,’ she replied and got on with her work, head down, looking like she had the weight of the world on her shoulders, not at all the glowing bride-to-be, despite the mass of sparkly diamonds on her finger.

I got side tracked by a customer and didn’t think anything more about it until I heard Kim say, ‘Cheer up, Beryl! Got to have you looking fresh and happy when you see Tommy this afternoon.’

‘I’m fine,’ she said without conviction, and plodded on with her work.

I sidled over to her and plonked myself down at the table she was clearing. ‘What is it?’ I said in as kind a voice as I could. She looked as though she was going to cry.

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23. How to Make a Pretty Wedding Card

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This episode is subtitled: ‘Stop daydreaming, Jenny…!’

June, and the wedding season is underway. We do prepare wedding flowers for people all year round but you can imagine the steady stream from now until September.

I always thought that if I ever got married I wouldn’t choose the summer. Better to go for December/January/February when you know the weather isn’t going to be good so it’s one less thing to worry about.

I wouldn’t have wanted to go over the top with any aspect – a simple dress, a simple rose posy and a lot of family and friends. I don’t understand the stress people put themselves through to try to impress their guests with the swankiest venue, the most indulgent cake, the most generous favours and the biggest diamond (and probably the biggest overdraft at the end of it).

Hmmm, I wonder what my groom would have looked like…

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20. How to Make a Wooden Heart

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This episode is subtitled: ‘Woodwork by a complete beginner…’

Isn’t it lovely when you can get away from your normal life for a short time and do something completely different? Recently I swapped flowers for woodwork and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I’ve wanted to learn how to do woodwork for ages so when I got the chance to travel south to spend the day with my friend, Mitch, and his jigsaw and sanding tools I was so excited, you wouldn’t believe it.

I really am in awe of people with the skill to turn a piece of wood into something with a purpose. I do realise it takes years of practice so my ambitions were modest for the day – I just wanted to learn a few basics and start using those power tools.

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