97. How to Make a Pen Pot From an Old Can

How to make a pen pot from an old can

If you’d like to skip straight to the creative project and learn how to make a pen pot from an old can then scroll down until you see Blue’s paw print below.salvagebox.co.uk - Blue's paw

This episode is subtitled: ‘Should I do it…?’

The forefinger of my sweaty right hand was poised on the trigger of the glue gun while my mind felt like scrambled egg, not knowing what to say or do. The woman standing before me was slim and elegant with perfect blonde hair swept up into a style that looked French, chic. Why had Francesca come to see me? And why hadn’t I put any make-up on this morning? Nothing. Not even a bit of eyeliner. I couldn’t even convince myself that I’d brushed my hair.

Oh Jenny, what’s happened to you? I used to take great care of my appearance when I worked in the bank on the high street – it was expected – but for the past few years Kim and I have run Teacups & Tulips and I’ve just immersed myself in flower arrangements and forgotten about everything else.

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74. How to Make a Fidget Spinner

Make a fidget spinner from cardboard and loose change

If you’d like to skip straight to the creative project and learn how to make a fidget spinner then look out for Blue’s paw lower down in this post.salvagebox.co.uk - Blue's paw

This episode is subtitled: ‘An Eventful Open Gardens Event…’

‘You haven’t moaned about the supermarket for 24 hours,’ I heard Beryl say to Kim. ‘You given up your fight to stop it opening now?’

‘No!’ cried Kim, indignantly. ‘It’s just that I’ve got to focus on getting all this Teacups & Tulips publicity material sorted for the Open Gardens event this weekend. Anyway, Jenny knows the guy on the planning committee so I’ve asked her to work on him in the meantime.’

I winced. Firstly, I didn’t want to try and manipulate Shaun on the planning committee and secondly, I had a lot of preparation to do in my garden too. I was keen to help raise some money for charity but I was scared my little patch of heaven wasn’t going to be to good enough for visitors. The supermarket campaign would have to wait.

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2. Revamp a Scruffy Pair of Gloves

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This episode is subtitled: ‘Sharpie at the ready…’

Good morning everyone. It’s going to be a very busy day ahead so I’ve had to get up extra early to write this week’s post for you. It will be all hands on deck from 8.30 as we prepare most of the flowers for tomorrow’s big wedding. I don’t think there will be much time for food so thank goodness for coffee. The smell from my steaming cup is just starting to dance in my nostrils and is beginning to wake up my brain.

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