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My First Coco Dress

My First Coco Dress

I've had my eye on the Tilly and the Buttons Coco dress for a while now. I've actually owned the pattern and the fabric for a shameful eight whole months! Why on earth has it taken me so long to actually make it? I'd love to be that person who has a wardrobe full of clothes that are all handmade by me. If I'm honest, for a while I've struggled to find patterns I actually like. The more commercial patterns tend to not be my style at all. A few years ago, I decided that I was going to have...

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Recipe Review: Madeleine Shaw Choc Chip Cookies

Recipe Review: Madeleine Shaw Choc Chip Cookies

I've been gluten free for around 6 months. I'm not here to give diet advice, or try to convince you to eat a certain way, but for me it's been great. Going gluten free hasn't always been easy, surprisingly bread was fairly easy to give up, but what I truly miss are biscuits. I LOVE chocolate chip cookies, possibly more than any other treat. I've tried a few different gluten free varieties from the supermarkets but they haven't managed to fill the biscuit void in my life. I bought Madeleine Shaw's new book, Ready Steady Glow, a couple of weeks ago...

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A VERY CREATIVE DAY…

A VERY CREATIVE DAY…

When Mr Makes and Bakes proposed in October 2013, I immediately knew what my priorities were: my Sister HAD to be my bridesmaid, I HAD to get married in the church where I was christened, and I HAD to make as much as I could myself. Picking a colour scheme was easy, I wanted to avoid the usual pastel colours and instead picked navy and grey (my two favourite colours!). I ended up making a lot of bunting, the centrepieces, favour bags, my bouquet, my Husband's button hole, designing all of the stationery, and finally, on the morning of the...

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