I’ve long been a fan of changing drawer and door knobs on furniture to give it a whole new lease of life. However, there isn’t actually a huge choice of little knobs around – you can get a few at Ikea, Bombay Duck,  John Lewis and Oliver Bonas, but to be honest, the selection isn’t that great and they’re often fairly expensive. So, I was excited (and admit I went a little…

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These handknitted Urchin pouffes are things of beauty. Soft, chic and woolly, they’re perfect for lounging in front of the telly, putting your feet up on, or rolling out when friends come to visit and you need an extra seat. But at £470 each (from www.hollys-house.com), they’re they sort of thing you could only dream of owning… …until now. Several canny high street stores have recently launched their own, equally stylish versions.…

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A couple of years ago, I had the privilege of working with the very talented Christine Leech. Not only is she an amazing magazine art director, but she’s also a champion crafter, and one half of the duo behind the Everything Alice and Everything Oz books (making things inspired by Alice in Wonderland and The Wizard of Oz – check ’em out at www.amazon.co.uk). She’s recently branched out alone and has just published two lovely…

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Last week, I went without a proper wash for four days. Was I at Glastonbury? Nope, sadly not. My boiler had broken. They say you don’t appreciate something until it’s gone. So now I can have hot showers again, you can’t keep me out of the bathroom. And I’m thinking of celebrating with one of these, quite frankly, awesome new shower heads. You just screw one onto any normal shower hose and…

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