Way back when, my mother-in-law gave me a beautiful glass carboy that had used to belong to her mother with the challenge to plant it up as a terrarium. Not quite sure how to go about it, I put it off for years, happy just to have the empty carboy out on display instead, but after attending a terrarium workshop, I finally felt brave enough to give it a go and over a year on (sealed the whole time), it’s still alive! Here’s how I went about planting up my closed bottle terrarium… What you’ll need Glass carboy or demijohn… View Post

The month of May has meant a lot more time spent outside. The weather has been kind to us, we had our impromptu weekend away in Dorset, plus we’ve been hard at work in the garden – an ambitious project that I’m sure I’ll be sharing with you soon (if you follow me on snapchat – heatheryounguk – you’ll have already seen a bit of what we’ve been up to). Our garden has burst into bloom, and I’ve all relished spending time out there again, especially when I catch the heady scent of  jasmine on the breeze. Other things – the… View Post

The twins (age six) like to draw all the time. They’ve moved away from colouring books, and instead produce endless drawings, collages and illustrated ‘books’.  Although they each have a desk in their room, they actually enjoy drawing and creating together, so I wanted to create a surface for them with space for two, that could be stored away under their beds when not in use. We had some plywood leftover from the various DIY projects in their bedrooms, and I realised it really wouldn’t be hard to turn some of it into low tables, just by adding some casters.… View Post

Another weekend project, this time to create a photo gallery wall. Here’s a video of me doing one on our landing, and there are some extra tips below. My tips for creating your own photo gallery wall Once I’d arranged my pictures on the floor I took a photo and then hung them on the wall by eye, without taking measurements (I’m lazy)! To do it properly, measure the distances between each picture, and draw it out as a diagram on graph paper before hammering nails into the wall. To cover a large area, the trick is to cut templates… View Post

Something for the weekend…